SUN MODEL G 696 I NEED A METER

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SUN MODEL G 696 I NEED A METER

Post by CHUCKSUE on Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:13 pm

I am trying to restore this Sun dwell meter. The dwell meter on the left is shot. It is a shot in the dark to find one.

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Post by CHUCKSUE on Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:21 pm

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Post by 75X11 on Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:41 pm

Those automotive test equipment manufacturers customarily had the meters made for production runs and spares, and that was it.  If they were an off the shelf meter from a manufacturer like Simpson or Weston, there would be a fighting chance.  I would search on Ebay for parts or a parts unit.  I have a much later sun consumer type meter.
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Post by 75X11 on Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:13 am

I see the affected meter has a model number. I can't see it, but try some searches online and on ebay using that number also. You never know what might turn up.
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Post by CHUCKSUE on Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:24 pm

I will get the number and give it a try. The spiral spring on the top of the movement is gone. I'm good but not good enough to try and replace the spring. That will be a last resort.

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Post by oldgoaly on Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:00 pm

probably easier to find another whole unit, part yours out? I'm pretty sure Simpson is the maker of the meters under contract with Sun. You might try one of the garage forums, there are a few there who collect / restore old sun testers(I'm one of them)
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Post by willy3486 on Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:50 pm

If you can't find one I wonder if you can find a similar meter like this made by simpson. Then just replace the back piece that says dwell angle to the donor meter.

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Post by CHUCKSUE on Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:19 pm

Thank everyone for the help. I will try looking into Simpson meters.

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Post by Wildcat445 on Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:03 pm

I have a Sun automotive scope with a 19" CRT in it. One of the first models with an infrared bench in it. The infrared needs calibration and Sun wishes me luck. They will not touch it. I probably need to see if I can find a manual for it and see what ails it. It must have 50 tubes in it and is fan cooled. It is on wheels to roll around the shop. I got it from the shop that bought it new in the late 1960's.

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Post by oldgoaly on Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:10 pm

Wildcat did you get it calibrated? I had 2 1115 with infrared ex analyzers. neither would calibrate. My cousin was running a 1015 with external analyzer, calibrated by Sun monthly. So took the covers off, one was dirty as heck(cleaned it) the other was clean but the hoses were broken (replaced them) So when he had his calibrated I took a 67 mustang and used it for the test. Came home ran both 1115's and they both were right on with the calibrated one. Sold one to my cousin's buddy for a nice profit and he was so happy. These were 2 gas testers.
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