I saw a 1949 B this week with what I thought was a Fairbanks-Morse magneto. On closer inspection there was a coil connected to the magneto/distributor. It has the normal "square" appearance of a magneto complete with the grounding/cutoff tab on the side. Is this a magneto or some type of distributor that just looks like one? No reason to believe it's not original, but I never thought a magneto was supposed to have a coil. The coil is connected by a coil wire coming out of the top of the body of the magneto/distributor (doesn't come out the back end like the spark plug wires).
Also, the coil is bolted to the hood hanging upside-down inside the hood near the magneto/distributor. Is this the normal mounting procedure? I know what a "normal" setup for a B and a CA is with a Delco distributor (or whatever brand it is) since I have one each, but this is of course different.