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  1. I guess I don't understand. Because this site shows no ads, I thought we were not beholding to ANY outside influences. Therefore , who was able and willing to erase this thread. I thought Free Speech was important here. Am I Wrong? Steve Bauer
  2. Definitely a fire hazard. The devices mounted to a wood surface would not pass NEC after WW2. It is legal in the sense that it may have passed code before the great depression, but touching it other than to screw the Edison base fuses in and out would require updating the installation. If it was my family, replacement would be the proper response. Remember the NEC and our primary objective is to keep the smoke in and things intact. Judging from ONE picture, I would GUESS that one of the fuses in the box on the left is burned out. That is where I suspect the "service entrance" would be. I would kill that disconnect and replace EVERYTHING else! First thing would be a fireproof substrate and/or a 100 amp panel. then rewire out to each circuit. Again, if you are not sure of your ability/knowledge, talk to your local "Sparky" for answers and help. Good luck and BE CAREFUL Steve
  3. I like the purple hand grips! Oh, wait. I guess the bike has them too.
  4. It is not wizardry as much as science and atomic theory. Explaining what it is and how it flows is less important than what it CAN do and how to deal with that. Electricity is expressed as potential energy. It is stored or generated at a pressure (voltage) and Volume (amperage). The biggest thing to know is that voltage is ALWAYS looking to release its pressure by going to ground potential. It doesn't care what the path is, it wants to go to ground. Amperage is how much energy is trying to go to ground. It is what does the work/damage. I worked under the NEC (National Electrical Code) which has been around since the turn of the last century, early 1900's. The interesting fact is it was written by electrical engineers and tradespeople, but at the request/behest of the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association)! Fire companies were sick and tired of putting out the fires AND putting themselves in danger doing so. My primary goal as an electrician was to keep the magic/smoke in check. A working device/circuit was secondary to not causing damage or injury. If I haven't glazed your eyes over already, later we can talk about AC/DC, generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. After that I can talk about transformers and single phase, poly phase and three phase systems and how they interact. Hope this simple overview doesn't overwhelm anyone. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO REMEMBER IS DON'T GO THERE, IF YOU ARE NOT SURE WHAT YOU ARE DOING! ELECTRICITY DOES NOT CARE OR FORGIVE.
  5. Judging from the picture's format being mid to late 50's, I would say early to mid 30's. 1934 plus or minus 4 years. The car however, I have no clue.🤔😉
  6. I think it's called "Everything Chainsaws".
  7. that, two cresent wrenches and a BFH was about what I had for a tool set before 21
  8. Local BBQ joint. Excuse the crappy picture. It's Washington and it rains! Steve
  9. Actually, I could tell from the side moulding. Sometimes that and badging were the only difference. Often they ALL came down the same assembly line. A guy on my gm truck forum talked about a mid 80s truck that came off the assembly line with a chevy grill and left side badging and GMC badging and tail gate.
  10. The red wagon on Tool time was a 55 Nomad. Until the beam dropped. No one would ever crush a 55 Nomad, so it was switched out for a stunt car. What was crushed was a 55 two door Biscayne wagon. Steve
  11. You are right. The black one IS a 57, however it is a Pontiac Safari. There maybe Olds and Buick models as well. Gm made many cross-model vehicles. Think Camaro/Firebird, Suburban/ Carry-All, or Chevelle/Skylark/Cutlass. You can tell because 57 was the only year with the big fins. Steve
  12. We are looking at three conditions: crank, start, run/kill In order for it to crank the yellow circuit needs to be complete. Parameters are PTO off, Parking Brake on and a pass through the hour meter. This can be bypassed by jumping from the battery terminal on the starter to the YR terminal with a push button or my favorite a flat blade screwdriver. I have started many GM and Mopar rigs this way! Testing starts with checking for voltage at the yellow terminal on the ign sw with the key off, if no voltage turn on and see if you get full voltage. If so go to the YR and check again. If NO voltage OHM out the PTO switch, Parking brake Switch and hour meter yellow wires. White is your run/kill circuit. The parameters are butt in the seat and parking brake off. If both conditions are met, it will run. Losing either one will ground the white wire and kill the ignition. If you get off the seat before setting the brake, YOU DIE. Again test for voltage and ohm out the seat and PB switch. The wire into the seat switch is white and the brown wire goes to the PB switch. It comes out on the black to ground. If this doesn't do it, I will look at the ignition circuit tonight. Steve
  13. If it is wired logically, there will be one or more permissive strings. Sounds like one for start and maybe one for run/kill. I will try to identify the strings and give you some jump points and test points.
  14. email a pdf to [email protected] I retired as a high voltage hydroelectrician. Troubleshooting is FUN!
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