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Offline goodfellow

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Make your own distributor tester -- No kidding!!
« on: June 07, 2011, 02:57:58 PM »
I'm always amazed at the ingenuity of our fathers and grandfathers. In the early 20th century custom equipment was handmade by very resourceful DIY hobbyists, and they made some amazing tools.

Case in point, this 1935 article in Popular Mechanics. It describes a VERY simple design for a distributor tester. Today many of the parts are available in our scrap boxes or junk piles. You may not be able to get a nice vintage Sun tester anymore, but this design will come close to some of that functionality. With a few improvements, it could very well do the same job as a traditional Sun Distributor Tester.

http://books.google.com/books?id=xt0DAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA157&lpg=PA157&dq=distributor+tester&source=bl&ots=y1WhMsApNs&sig=fX47O-lmkQUlJyf3ObdH2tK5bXs&hl=en&ei=zWjuTdvjA-Pj0QHhoeHeAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CCoQ6AEwATi0AQ#v=onepage&q=distributor%20tester&f=false


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Make your own distributor tester -- No kidding!!
« on: June 07, 2011, 02:57:58 PM »

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Re: Make your own distributor tester -- No kidding!!
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2011, 03:31:18 PM »
You're not getting me caught again I spent twenty minutes lost in PM over there!
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