Coffee near Christmas 2012

Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:59 pm

freetown fred wrote:UPDATE--plow truck is up & running :D There is a ceramic/plastic 2 post deal on the firewall, drivers side--a 10 ga. wire running to each post--to look, they were fine--I brushed one with my hand & it fell off--fkn salt up here-- cut & stripped both heavy wires & wire nutted them together---WA-LA--put the 8N back in the equip. shed & I'm a happy camper-- :D :D


That sounds like the heater fan resister to control fan speed. But I believe that is inside the heater box.
Yours must be some kind of slow-blow- type of fuse?
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:25 pm

If it was a ballast resistor that means it would have to be a pre 1975 truck and a Chrysler product. GM's used a resistance wire. They had a bypass wire connected to the starter solenoid to give full battery power to the points and coil during start up when the draw on the battery was high. Once the engine started the power to the coil was through the resistance wire. This all disappeared when HEI came along and points went the way of the dinosaur. That much I remember!

That said I have 3 vehicles and a tractor that have point sets in them.

GM vehicles had ballast resisters on the firewalls back in the 1950's...
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:49 am

That is all correct. It sounded to me like someone swapped coils and added a resistor. Us mopar guys would always help make a Chevy run..... 8-)

Clear case of "picture worth 412 words" :D
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:38 am

Now remember---I said the connector broke off one wire going to the condensor??? & just wire nutted both wires to get her going--today I will put new connectors on each wire & reattach to the old condensor I don't believe it is shot--I mean really, this IS a chevy--OK, OK PE I'll take the camera with me & get a couple shots. Yep, at least better then 412 words! :clap: toothy
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:04 am

freetown fred wrote:Now remember---I said the connector broke off one wire going to the condensor??? & just wire nutted both wires to get her going--today I will put new connectors on each wire & reattach to the old condensor I don't believe it is shot--I mean really, this IS a chevy--OK, OK PE I'll take the camera with me & get a couple shots. Yep, at least better then 412 words! :clap: toothy


Just hot wire the whole truck, that way you can start the engine, and flip one switch that turns on the wipers, heater, and radio all in one shot. :lol:
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:25 am

ok so after the picture we are all going to say....AHHHHH HAAAAA.... thats a .............. :)

10 ga is pretty heavy.. charging system??
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:48 pm

OK, after pulling out the old HAYNES book--I'm pretty sure it is just a relay/ REAL slow blow out fuse, like Chris suggested, of sorts, plus confirmation from my favorite Chevy motor head. The wire nut stays & if something does cook itself---it's not like I haven't heard "I told ya so" before--YEP, I was married for a lot of years. toothy For the record I do have a HEI ign. system--YES, swapped out distributer yrs ago--I've got here--a real HEINZ 57 variety CHEVY--81 or 82 350 engine & I forget half the other mix & match things--all GM though ;)
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: theo On: Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:59 pm

Sorta like me,,,, wire nutted togeather and all diferent pieces !!!! :bang: :gee: :clap:
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: crazy4coal On: Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:16 pm

Them Dodges were good for blowing a resistor always at a bad time. I worked for a co that hauled explosives and the whole fleet was Dodge.Truck breaks down dirver has to stay with the truck and they never break down in a parking lot. After a road call that the truck just died I bought 12 resisrors and put 1 in each truck for a spare and carryed 4 more in my truck for road calls. I think way back then they were around 3-4 bucks ea.
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:17 pm

If I remember right I had one of them there fuseable links go out on me, I didn't even know then that there was such a thing, what the heck was wrong with a fuse that you could just look at & see if it blew. Then there was the time I had a condenser on the side of a coil go, took forever to find that one. I always did wonder what them little buggers was god for aside from charging one with a magneto & asking someone to check it & waiting for the blue flash. :roll: :lol:
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:36 pm

WOW am I confused! I though that truck was a '90 Fred?? Ain't no ballast resistor in that! :what:

I've got a good electrical related story for ya this Christmas Eve ...


Twas the night before.. ..... .. ahem ... wrong story ....... SOOOOO ... I'm headed down Rt.20, that *censored* road that runs through that *censored* city called Worcester in my '72 El Camino with a buddy of mine. We had just left the bone yard with some parts I needed for something - way too long ago, so can't remember what ... but that's not important so forget I said that ... ANYWAY, it was raining, but summer time - so it was still 80° out, but with 99% TROPICAL humidity that combined with the heat pouring into the cab from the engine was making me sweat like a whore in church, and foggin' up the glass. So I cranked up the A/C AND the heat at the same time (had aftermarket under-dash A/C unit) to de-fog the windshield. I also had the wipers going ... AND headlights on ..... then BAM - no engine, no lights, no radio, no power ......

Then, my buddy yells YOUR ON FIRE!!!! Right between my legs was a giant fire that started from the ammeter wiring that got so hot, it shorted out on the gauge itself! So I pull over, no power steering or brakes because the engine is dead ... barely get stopped before I had flames coming up my chest .... dove out the door ... popped hood open, and ripped out my quick disconnect key on the ground cable (installed in Phoenix to keep thieves from getting away) ... then ran back to the cab and began furiously blowing on the fire. It actually went out!! :lol: What a cloud of smoke!!

Luckily my buddy was one of those rich guys with a cell phone (circa '01), so he had his brother in law bring me the necessary wire and tools to bypass the under-dash gauge. On the road again. :D

Last time I ever used an ammeter too ...
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: Dann757 On: Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:12 am

Hope everybody had a good Christmas. I got myself a present - a Jotul NR 500. Saw it on Craigs and thought I should pick it up. Quite a ride down to Bordentown, really quaint old town; but I can't believe the amount of construction going on on the Turnpike. Traffic was pretty heavy down that way today, lots of out of state cars, going for visits I guess.
The guy that sold it to me looked like Santa Claus I swear!

Does anybody know anything about this model? It says JOTUL NR 500 on it. I haven't been able to find a word about it searching the internet! It's 28" high, prolly 100 lbs. Grate is fine, lining is very good except for some baked on buildup and a couple of cracks!
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:08 am

Dann757 wrote:Does anybody know anything about this model? It says JOTUL NR 500 on it


I don't know a thing, but it looks cooler than an Eskimo's Furby! I'd chimney it & fire that bad boy up!

Maybe it was one unit before the 507? Just guessin'!
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:17 am

SMITTY wrote:BAM - no engine, no lights, no radio, no power ......

Then, my buddy yells YOUR ON FIRE!!!!


Oh my gosh.... I'm sorry Smitty....I'm sure at the time it was fear & panic all rolled into one, but to read the story, I've got tears in my eyes from smiling. Gad zooks! I'm glad the vehicle (and you) were OK in the end. I had an almost similar, but much less exciting thing happen once in a early 80's Ford van. I'm driving down the road & smoke starts wafting from around the steering column. I immediately smell burning plastic. As I pull over, I reach up under the dash & pull at wires. I burn my fingers from melting plastic! I yank my hand back and come to s stop. Before I can do anything else....the smoke stopped. Now for the odd conclusion to the story.... it did not blow a fuse, it needed no repairs, everything still worked, and it never did it again!
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:43 am

id have to say for sure its a model before the 507 . what a find!! very cool indeed 8-) fire er up
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