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by Stan Disbrow
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Alternator question on 410 TLB
Replies: 8
Views: 107

Re: Alternator question on 410 TLB

Hi, Electromagnet. Which has far more mag field power than a permanent magnet. Generators have mild steel plates which are made into permanent magnets during the polarization process. This, so they can be self-energizing to produce some small output to then pull in the cutout relay and energize thei...
by Stan Disbrow
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Alternator question on 410 TLB
Replies: 8
Views: 107

Re: Alternator question on 410 TLB

Hi, Might be you only have one of the three phases still working. You got 13 volts out of the alternator, not the battery. But, maybe no current to speak of. Usually it is failed diodes when you see one with some voltage production with low current. The modern method of repair is to swap out the uni...
by Stan Disbrow
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Alternator question on 410 TLB
Replies: 8
Views: 107

Re: Alternator question on 410 TLB

Hi, Yes, I think you are correct: the magic smoke leaked out of the regulator. A one-wire alternator is pretty easy fix, though. After you get it mounted (the hard part), you simply run one wire to the battery (the easy part). Everything else electrical is handled internally. So, all you need do is ...
by Stan Disbrow
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Alternator question on 410 TLB
Replies: 8
Views: 107

Re: Alternator question on 410 TLB

Hi, I can't really follow wires in my head too well, so I will give you the basics. The regulator passes power from the battery to the alternator field coils (which is usually on the rotator on an alternator). There is no magnetic field present on an alternator without field power. The spinning mag ...
by Stan Disbrow
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 1010 steering clutches
Replies: 15
Views: 319

Re: 1010 steering clutches

Hi,

The last time I did my 420, back in 1988 or so, they came in two packages of 8. They were priced individually even then. At about $60 each, IIRC. I recall being annoyed at having to buy 16 when I needed 14.

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: What Happens When Us Old Farts Die?
Replies: 15
Views: 251

Re: What Happens When Us Old Farts Die?

Hi, Actually, we don't have to die off before our knowledge and skill become lost. I have been looking to continue my engineering career and no one is hiring anyone over the age of 50. The reason given is that everything has changed since our schooling ended and our knowledge is too out of date. It ...
by Stan Disbrow
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: What Happens When Us Old Farts Die?
Replies: 15
Views: 251

Re: What Happens When Us Old Farts Die?

Hi, Well, she needed the help so I simply offered to teach her how to do it. That isn't bullying, just helping. There was no berating. As far as folks being better or worse than others, that is simply a fact of life. There are always people better than you, and there are always people worse than you...
by Stan Disbrow
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: What Happens When Us Old Farts Die?
Replies: 15
Views: 251

Re: What Happens When Us Old Farts Die?

Hi, No one is taught to count the change forward. I ran into that just yesterday. Stopped at Burger Joint for lunch. Total was $7.69 and I forked over a 20. Register didn't have enough small bills to work that out. So, I counted my singles and had eight. Simple. Just take back the 20 and hand over 8...
by Stan Disbrow
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: What Happens When Us Old Farts Die?
Replies: 15
Views: 251

Re: What Happens When Us Old Farts Die?

Hi, Percent? You mean fractions of a penny like on gas pumps, right? Um. Yeah. That's it! :P In my line of work, I need to stand rectangularly in both the electrical engineering and mechanical engineering camps. It helps to also be a software engineer, either to find SW bugs or fix a HW fault with s...
by Stan Disbrow
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: What Happens When Us Old Farts Die?
Replies: 15
Views: 251

Re: What Happens When Us Old Farts Die?

Hi, When I was still working in the corporate world, a caliper was a must-have. Problem was, I would have a digital caliper for maybe six months before it evaporated. Then, I would have to spend a few days caliper-less waiting on a new one. After the fourth one turned to vapor, which had to be the a...
by Stan Disbrow
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: thinking newer truck
Replies: 36
Views: 1030

Re: thinking newer truck

Hi, Well, in the FWIW (For What It's Worth) department, I will list the towing trucks I have had over the years. First off, I had a 79 Ford F150 super cab with a 350 gas and an automatic. This, my first truck to haul a light open race trailer. When my Dad got a 10k gross flatbed to haul the 420c on,...
by Stan Disbrow
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: The Dipstick Diaries
Replies: 11
Views: 223

Re: The Dipstick Diaries

Hi, This is an *almost* a dipstick story.... As you all probably know, my 420c was my dad's. So, he decides to retire and move North instead of South. We lived in the middle of nowhere hills near Pine Plains, NY. I was working for IBM in Kingston, so had a nice little Ford 1720 with a loader for plo...
by Stan Disbrow
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: The Dipstick Diaries
Replies: 11
Views: 223

Re: The Dipstick Diaries

Hi,

Ouch is right!

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: ignition
Replies: 16
Views: 301

Re: ignition

Hi, I am guilty of coil frying, which is why I mentioned it. ;) Not on my M or 420c, both of which sport their original coils, but on a couple of race cars. They had their ignition switches under covers which ensured they stayed on when switched on. Got excited about a win, killed the engine by popp...
by Stan Disbrow
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: ignition
Replies: 16
Views: 301

Re: ignition

Hi,

Might you have left the ignition on? If the points happen to stop in the closed position, the coil stays energized and has a tendency to fry....

Stan