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Anyone use the large type Engine Analyzers in their home shops?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by chopperimpala, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. txturbo
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
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    txturbo
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    I have a buddy that has a couple he wants to get rid of. One is an FMC and I think the other is a Bear.
    Here is mine
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  2. bajones238
    Joined: Jan 3, 2012
    Posts: 226

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    from SC

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    EET-1160 on trolley, and VAT-20 underneath.
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    Master Distributor Tester (late 40s) and EET-1120 with cabinets.
     
  3. Here are mine:

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    Dyna vision

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    Heathkit

    Been picking up a few on the small sun ones too ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1419114610.028787.jpg


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  4. MNOutlawCustoms
    Joined: Jan 20, 2015
    Posts: 50

    MNOutlawCustoms

    I need the manual for this :)
    Help a girl out!! :)
     
  5. Never found a manual. now it sits waiting for someone to come get it.
     
  6. Abe403
    Joined: Aug 11, 2017
    Posts: 1

    Abe403

    Need a manual for my Allen Diagnostic system I (23-468) and 14-128
    Bought it today in the Netherlands but don't know anything about it.
    Who can help me? Any information is welcome.
     
  7. j-jock
    Joined: May 12, 2007
    Posts: 966

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    I have a Precision system and I am crazy about it, both for what I am able to do with it, and the era it represents. I also have a Sun system that I use for show, and I keep swearing that I am going to dig into it, change the capacitors, and get it operational again.
    In the interest of total craziness, I also have a Bear alignment rack and wheel balancer. My shop looks like Pa Kettle's yard, and I won't show a picture of it, but there is hope. This late in life, I'm 74, I am in the process of building a 2000 sq ft garage.
    I am sure you will get lots of use out of the tester, and even if you don't, it will look fantastic in your shop.
    Bob
     
  8. j-jock
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    Sorry to tell you, but I tried the links and they are all dead. I was interested in picking up some manuals on the Bear wheel balancer
    Bob
     
  9. j-jock
    Joined: May 12, 2007
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    My Sun system is a 740, but I have none of the instructions. I would sure like to get my hands on a schematic.
     
  10. iris1970
    Joined: Jul 11, 2018
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  11. iris1970
    Joined: Jul 11, 2018
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    iris1970

    Not sure if this is allowed here, if not, lemme know and I will delete
     
  12. iris1970
    Joined: Jul 11, 2018
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    iris1970

    Not sure if this is allowed here, if not, lemme know and I will delete
    email is iris1970@verizon.net its located in MA
     
  13. Aaron65
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 207

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    from Michigan

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    This is my Sun machine in action at home. If I pull it out, it's usually just because I think it's cool.
     
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  14. Truck64
    Joined: Oct 18, 2015
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    from Here

    Do the lights dim in the neighborhood when you turn it on? :cool:
     
  15. Truck64
    Joined: Oct 18, 2015
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    Picked up this Heathkit recently, this model definitely take up less room. Had all the manuals, sheets and schematic, and the cables. See these for sale fairly often but they are almost always missing the cables, that'll never do. This particular model uses vacuum tubes. Later versions of course solid state. The deal with antique or vintage electronics, it's a really Bad Idea to plug them in and "see if it works". Don't do this.

    As suspected a couple of the main 40 MFD filter electrolytic power supply capacitors were nearly shorted out. Still needs a little more work but it has a bright display and seems to work OK, I need to learn a lot more how to interpret waveforms. Quick test of my 292 Y-Block last night, looks to me like a bad plug wire or maybe a defective distributor cap or something like that on the #6 cylinder.

    The manual is dated Feb 1961 and had a list price of $89.95 in "Do-it-yourself" kit form, $169.95 factory assembled. This is a kit version, when buying this type of equipment you'll have to judge for yourself the competence of the kit builder.

    $90 was a fair chunk of change in 1961, easily equal to $900 in today's money. But it represented a considerable cost savings over other models. By way of comparison models like the DuMont Engine-Scope model 901 sold for $725, Sun Electric SS for $535, the Heyer Dyna Vision for $530, the Allen Scope for $369. So, a good scope cost as much as a car!

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  16. Use it on the 50s Fords that I work on. Its the BIG screen that also serves as my tanning booth ! DSCF0039[1].JPG
     
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