I have sent off an enquiry to a group of antique car buffs. They seem to have some collective knowlege of this unit. I will inform you the minuet I hear back from them.
Best regards, XXXXX XXXXX Smithy
Ok just to confirm. Is this the unit you have?
ok I saw that unit also during my searching. If you could get the pictures on your computer here is how to upload them to our servers. If anything I am sure that I can help you figure out how the unit operates. The design is fairly simple electronicly. It would definatly be better ifI can locate the users manual of course.
Ok here is how you upload them-
At the top of your reply box is a icon that looks like a tree. It is two to the right of the smiley.
Click on the icon. It will bring up a box.
Click on browse. Another box will appear.
Click on browse again in that box.
Navigate to the place in your computer where the picture is. Select it, and then in the second box click on upload.
The second box will disapear.
In the first box click on insert.
This will upload your picture, and you should see it displayed in your reply box.
Repeat the process to upload another picture.
No I'm sorry they did not come through. It may be easier if you uploaded them to http://tinypic.com.
Post the direct links here. Do not use the forum codes or the html. Just the plain url.
ok i have the pictures from tiny pic now. I will look them over this evening when I return from work.
I would like to appologise for not replying back untill now. I was called in to troubleshoot a jobsite and have been putting a lot of hours in there. Please know I have not forgotten you.
Ok I have added a few notes to your pictures. In the second one if you could tell me what each number is XXXXX what is written there I should be able to draw you a fairly accurate schematic for the unit, as well as provide some hook up instructions for the cabeling.
If you could provide a picture or two of the back of the unit it would be very helpfull doing the schematic for you.
LOL ok. Tell the wife thank you for her help. She has made a difficult task much easier for us both.
Ok the pics are a great help. I need a couple things clairified please.
The field rheostat. What does it say after "adjusts"?
At the bottom right are the leads. What is the one furthest to the left designated as?
Ok I have to go to SLC, Utah on Thursday to handle my fathers affairs. He is in the hospital at the moment and they are uncertain of his long term prognosis. He had his noodle worked on and it really messed him up. But he is getting better they say.
Sooooo I will be taking the pics along on my (antique) laptop to work on the diagrams. I am not sure if my Uncle Bob has internet access or not. If he does it is probably (cringe) "dial up". But I will stay in touch as I will probably have more picture requests to ask of you.
Ok Im back and working on the schematic. Once I have it done I will see what I can do about writing up an instruction manual. I should have the schematic done by tomorrow.
Dad is doing good, all considered. It will be a long road back to where he was before all this happened. In the short time I was there he made some pretty remarkable steps forward. Just seeing him open his eyes and say my name was very inspiring, as well as emotional. HA! who says grown men dont cry!
Ok Picture request time. Could you please get the shots I have indicated in the pic below.
Im still working on your schematic and I think I have this thing figured out. I still need to see some clearer pictures of the gearing. I am having trouble envisioning how the degree wheel on the face of the right side of the unit is supposed to work. I have also located the origonal patent for the unit. Of course the darn thing is written in legalese instead of mechanical terms that we would understand lol.
I may also have a guy that rebuilds magnetos thst may be able to help fill in some of the blanks as far as developing a users manual goes. I should hear back from him in the next couple days.
Dad is doing good still. I spoke with his charge nurse and he is getting better each day. Some days he gets lazy acording to her, but shes a "mean old b***h" (her own words not mine lol), and she stays on his butt till he gets the days chore done or mastered. She is using playing cards as his reward. She says he likes to play dealer Spreads the pack all over the bed but cant pick them up yet. He then goes to sleep with a big grin on his face.
I'll post the schematic tonight for sure. At least all that I have so far. I think you will like it.
If you could get these two cleaned up it would be great.
Im going to hold off on the schematic till I see the clearer shots. I will be able to complete it that way.
Please accept my deepest appologies for leaving you hanging like I did. Rest assured it was very unintended.
What had happened was I recieved a most kind invitation to the local policemans ball and I just couldnt resist. Seems that the more I tried to tell them I was unable to attend the more they insisted. They even provided me with some very nice jewlery.
I had attended a previous ball some time ago. This placed me on their special list of attendees. Once you are on that list you need permission to leave the state. If you leave the state without their permission they issue a personal invitation for you to attend the next ball. When I went to see my father I forgot about this fact. They didn't. =/
During my absence I recieved a reply to an enquiry from a gentleman that had an origonal copy of the operating instructions for your unit.
I have uploaded the pictures to my Rapidshare account. Please click here for the download. Due to JA security I had to rename the file to a .txt extension. Please rename the file from Testerpics.txt to Testerpics.exe. It is a WinRar self extracting .exe file, and is not malicious at all. Just download and click on the file, It will prompt you for a location to extract the pictures to.
Again I am truly sorry for leaving you like I did. Im sure you can understand why it was unavoidable.
Thank you for understanding, Gene. And yes my family is doing great. Especially mmy father. The doctors said his recovery is amazing. He is actually playing bridge again...and winning!
I have uploaded the pages in .jpg format to our servers here at JA. Please let me know if they are readable on your end. If they are not I can set my wife to transcribing them into a text document. (shes already working on it )
I will contact a moderator and see if I can arrange to have a hard copy sent to you. I have much more information about this type of machine. Everything from a little text someone sent me to the origonal patents and even a patent that was never produced. I think you will find this information to be very interesting if anything. You will also be able to see why I was so confused with it all.
Still waiting for word from the mods =/
I'll resend request.