Coffee near Christmas 2012

Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:50 pm

Any idea what that ceramic thing was? Some sort of circuit breaker or resistor?
Rob R.
 
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:58 pm

Yep, a resistor of sorts-- I don't know what it was resisting, but I do know that with the 2 wires nutted together-she works & it did not effect the charging system--heater/defroster, wipers, lgts, turn sig's & most important--the radio & 8 track work-- :band: toothy -- of course to be safe, I disconnect a battery cable--remember this just plows me & down to the barn
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:13 pm

Heck that there was most likely one of those $49.95 fussie things that blows instead of you harming one of those other $3.29 do jiggies.
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:14 pm

freetown fred wrote:Yep, a resistor of sorts-- I don't know what it was resisting, but I do know that with the 2 wires nutted together-she works & it did not effect the charging system--heater/defroster, wipers, lgts, turn sig's & most important--the radio & 8 track work-- :band: toothy -- of course to be safe, I disconnect a battery cable--remember this just plows me & down to the barn


What is before and after this mystery device?
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:17 pm

Good deal Fred! 8-) I had the exact same thing happen to my motion light hot, right off the breaker. Damn thing kept shutting down in the middle of the night .. for MONTHS. Never could figure out wtf was wrong. If I was up and noticed, I'd get pissed, head out to the barn and flick the breaker on & off a billion times like a madman, while screaming :wtf: at the top of my lungs. That didn't work ... :|


Sent a bunch of components back to the manufacturer for warranty. Nothing worked. Then one day I touched the wire, it broke off right at the breaker! Son of a bitch I swear I was gonna rip the whole box off the wall with my bare hands if that happened one more time. That was a nice find! :D


No idea why there would be a resistor for any part of a plow designed to run on 12v .... :gee:
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:26 pm

Curious if it is a Fisher or not? I welded plows together for them (along with Western and Blizzard since they are the same conglomerate of companies) and know if it was anything other then a broken wire, they would help you out.

Did you know that there is 48,000 possible plow configurations on trucks? And even if you have a 1955 Willies Jeep, they can build you parts for it, or build a plow to fit it. There was times when we had to blow the dust off some very old welding jigs, but they had them and helped customers out.

I still have a lot of friends that work there.
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:29 pm

Rob, Couldn't tell without crawling under the dash & playing w/ the harness--the other wire went some where else I suppose??? :clap: toothy SMITTY, she's an old hydraulic fisher--I guess it was a main feed for the ign. switch some way, shape or form. My days of having to figure out the why's have come & gone quite a while ago--crap like that used to keep me awake nights or at the worst--sawz-all'n the dash-board out to get a good look. ;) NS, I think some of those guys musta ended up on Freetown--55 willy's--now that was a nice machine. sam, had the same problem when I bought the 8N & tracked it to the resistor--$4.00 for a plastic, functional one, or $49.99 for the original ceramic one :roll:
Rob R. wrote:
freetown fred wrote:Yep, a resistor of sorts-- I don't know what it was resisting, but I do know that with the 2 wires nutted together-she works & it did not effect the charging system--heater/defroster, wipers, lgts, turn sig's & most important--the radio & 8 track work---- of course to be safe, I disconnect a battery cable--remember this just plows me & down to the barn


What is before and after this mystery device?
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: CoaLen On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:18 pm

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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:24 pm

CoaLen wrote:Sounds like a ballast resistor...

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The Dodge guys used to keep a few of those in the glovebox. :D
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:29 pm

holy moly my internet has been kaput for a good day or so at my home... I have reading to do. Anywho Merry Christmas fellow coalburners.
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:33 pm

Well hell Anthony, it was probably one of them thar resistor whoozamawhattsies-trust me, they'll shut down a whole system. ;) And yes Rob, my old 70 Power Wagon used to through one each yr it seemed.
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:39 pm

freetown fred wrote:Well hell Anthony, it was probably one of them thar resistor whoozamawhattsies-trust me, they'll shut down a whole system. ;) And yes Rob, my old 70 Power Wagon used to through one each yr it seemed.


Ahhh yes the whoozamawhattsies, similar to the zener diode. Frontier DSL ... nothin but worthless *censored*. Too bad this is the only option out in the sticks of pennsyltucky.
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:45 pm

NYS also my friend. That's what I've got for the same reason. Only game on this hill also. ;)
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:52 pm

KLook wrote:Athletes use them for compression, warmth is secondary. Under Armor is the preferred and expensive favorite. But many companies make them now. I grew up with all the old kinds, wool, cotton, blends. etc. The new materials allow lightness and wicking far better then the old stuff, but I prefer to use them under good wool to take the itch out and keep that dry feel. HA! Here I am talking about layers and wicking like I care! Oh crap, thats right I'm going up to Maine in late Jan. Better go over to storage and dig around for some!


Kevin

I was just gonna remind you of that!
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:19 pm

the resistor,Fred, is there to lower the voltage in the primary side of the ignition.. it basically gives the points extra life.
if there is a 12v battery it lowers the voltage to about 8 volts....keeps the points from arcing and brindling...if its 8 v bat then it drops to bout 6...... the ole dodge one was a RU-11 Standard Ignition Long Island NY 8-)

p.s. if ya gonna run it a while.....git a nother one :)
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