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Vintage Sun Tune Up, Testers, Scopes, Analyzer, Distributor Thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Flathead Johnny, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. h.d.fire
    Joined: Sep 20, 2006
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    Thanks for the info!
     
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  2. Jimbo17
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  3. Tom A Anderson
    Joined: Oct 29, 2020
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    KIMG0858.JPG Does anyone know anything about this tester
     
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  4. Tom A Anderson
    Joined: Oct 29, 2020
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    Tom A Anderson

    Does anyone know about this tester
     

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  5. Brand Apart
    Joined: Jan 22, 2011
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    from Roswell GA

    I know I want it
     
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  6. Working or not, that's a beauty! :eek: How about a few more shots of the details? :cool:
     
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  7. Hey folks, anyone out there interested in a Sun Speed-O-Meter Calibration machine with the owner's manual and several big boxes of OEM/NOS repair parts? Located in SW Idaho if that maters. Just want it to find a good home without costing me much. Just looking to cover my packaging and shipping cost so please PM or reply if you are interested. Does not include the metal cabinet pictured.

    EDIT-Thanks for the interest guys, I think this stuff will have a new home shortly. Just need to figure out shipping for a 100# box. Carry on and stay healthy.


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  8. bctexas
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    Picked these up on Ebay recently. The X-35 timing light was pretty dirty, but Novus plastic polish cleaned it up pretty well. And, while a bit dim, it actually works. I saw another X-35 on Ebay with the original sales receipt dated 1953.
    The Model C Volt Ampere Tester volt meter appears to work, but the variable resistor is destroyed so the ammeter is inop. There are components inside dated 1947. The Model G Dwell Tach Tester has components dated 1944 and 1948. Much to my surprise, the battery compartments (two D cells) are clean as a whistle! It doesn't work, but I cannot bring myself to try and fix it. It appears to be totally original inside and I'm going to leave it that way.
     

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  9. This is crazy,
    I have an analyzer, with a case and meters that look to be identical to the unit in your picture. The only exception is, that the design of the handle is different. It has the Craftsman logo.
    Bob
     
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  10. bctexas
    Joined: Jun 20, 2020
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    bctexas

    Hi Bob! That's fascinating! Grab us a pic if you can - I've never seen one and had no idea they existed....
    Bernie
     
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  11. I searched for the beast in question, and found two other old testers, a King, and another Craftsman, but I could not find the one that resembled the Sun tester. I know I never got rid of it, but it may be in my shed where things are not organized. (That is not to say, that I am organized, because I am not right now, I am attempting to get a garage built, and there are a lot of puzzle piles).
    I'll keep my eye out for it.
    Bob
     
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  12. gregsmy
    Joined: Feb 11, 2011
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    Hi, I have a old Allen E-137 distributor machine. I have had it for 20+ years but never really did anything with it. I was wondering if someone had a manual for it or a similar Allen machine that would explain the operation of it. I played around with it years ago and it seemed to work but I never tried to actually learn how to run it. I want to get it out and clean it up and learn how to recurve a distributor. Thanks
     
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  13. bctexas
    Joined: Jun 20, 2020
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    bctexas

    Hi H.D.!
    I believe the first two digits in the serial number are the month and year of production, and the letter is the version of the device. So 46 would be the fourth month of a year ending in "6". I don't think those big meters were in use in 1956. And as ClayMart pointed out Zip Codes came into being in 1963. However, from reading about Zip codes in Wiki, their use wasn't mandated until around 1967. So my guess is that your machine is from April of 1966. My 947 "Engine Performance Tester" has stickers inside that state that the items were inspected in 1977. The serial numbers of the units start with "17" and "37". It seems to add up. Have you removed a back panel yet? You may find stamps or stickers that answer the question....

    Happy Motoring!
     
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  14. bctexas
    Joined: Jun 20, 2020
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    bctexas

    Hi gang. I have a Sun 947 analyzer. One of the components is a model U-823 voltmeter/condenser tester/cylinder leakdown tester. I have replaced the capacitors, but it needs to be calibrated. The voltmeter reads about two volts too high. Problem is, there are 5 potentiometers on the chassis, and none of them are labelled. By any chance, does anybody out there have a service manual for this guy? I have googled and ebayed and have not been able to come up with one. I have manuals for the U-819 Tach/Dwell unit and for the SS-400 scope, and both of those are working.

    Thanks!
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  15. h.d.fire
    Joined: Sep 20, 2006
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    bc-
    Thanks much for the info!!!
    Haven’t dug into it yet, but I’ll keep you guys posted!
     
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  16. CaddyKurt
    Joined: Oct 12, 2014
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    Hi, I've got a Sun 1160 analyzer with the U-823 voltmeter / condenser / leak down tester. The documentation I have is that you can use the manual for the U-813 unit, which I did and dialed in my tester. But the potentiometers are for the ohmmeter settings and not the voltage. You'll need to change some of the resistors to dial in the voltage or you may have a bad gauge. Let me know if you don't have the information on the U-813.
     
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  17. bctexas
    Joined: Jun 20, 2020
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    Hi CaddyKurt - Sorry I didn't answer sooner - I thought I had notifications turned on, but not so. I fixed that. Anyway, I pinged a couple of Ebay sellers who deal in old Sun manuals, and found one that has an 1160 service manual CD and ordered it. Hmmm, so no adjustment for the voltmeter - ouch. It happens I ran across a spare meter unit cheap on Ebay a while back and grabbed it. Maybe I'll give it a try.

    Thanks for the reply!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
     
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  18. Flathead Johnny
    Joined: Jul 26, 2011
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    Glad to see my thread still kicking after all these years. I wanted to share with you a huge Sun banner resto I recently completed. I have many hours in cleaning, repainting and starching to bring this back to life. I'm very happy with how it turned our! Sun 1.jpg Sun 2.jpg Sun 3.jpg Sun 4.jpg Sun 5.jpg Sun 6.jpg Sun 7.jpg Sun 8.jpg Sun 9.jpg Sun 10.jpg Sun 11.jpg Sun 12.jpg Sun 13.jpg Sun 15.jpg Sun 16.jpg
     
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  19. Nice job there Johnny !
     
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  20. Wow!! I want one! Nice job!
     
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  21. woodbutcher
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    :D Very nice Sir.Thanks for posting.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
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  22. rowdyauto
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    VERY COOL! NICE JOB!
     
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  23. h.d.fire
    Joined: Sep 20, 2006
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    WOW! Amazing! Can't imagine how much time you have in that!
     
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