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    Good thing about old shops

    I just thought some of you might appreciate what my wife found in the attic of our old shop while I was working the other day.
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    I am sure some of you on here will know which model this goes to. We found a better one a year ago that had an ammeter still in the hole by the switch. Never know what you might find.
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    Re: Good thing about old shops

    Seen those in both model "A", and "B" Ford cars.

    Nice find and needs to be mounted on a wall board in the shop.

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    Re: Good thing about old shops

    I am going to do something like that I imagine. Too much other stuff mounted in the shop already though. May have to start decorating barn walls.
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    Re: Good thing about old shops

    I'll agree with oldendum. The few A's I recall had coils and distributors. The mag position suggests a Model T.

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    Re: Good thing about old shops

    Ooh
    Can I play name that part?





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    Re: Good thing about old shops

    Quote Originally Posted by Blocker View Post
    I am going to do something like that I imagine. Too much other stuff mounted in the shop already though. May have to start decorating barn walls.
    Hey Blocker,
    I don't know if you can have too much of that kind of stuff. IMHO. That's American history man. Shoot I would build a shadow box coffee table around stuff like that.
    Great find!


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    Re: Good thing about old shops

    Awesome!
    Old is cool.

    Lots of interesting old stuff where I work too.
    Never know what you find!

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    Re: Good thing about old shops

    Then I must be cool

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    Re: Good thing about old shops

    John, is your panel out of a wind charger?

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    Re: Good thing about old shops

    Nope.
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    Re: Good thing about old shops

    Quote Originally Posted by bent View Post
    I'll agree with oldendum. The few A's I recall had coils and distributors. The mag position suggests a Model T.
    Model T for sure, didn't have anything like that on my '29 Model A.

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    Re: Good thing about old shops

    This place sells a repro like it for a 1926/27 model T.

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    Re: Good thing about old shops

    Apparently there many "cool" guys hanging around here by that definition "old" (including me), sorry guys!


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    Re: Good thing about old shops

    I have two 29's and neither has a Mag switch. Now the OLD fellow down the road that drives a Model T his has that Switch in it!

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    Re: Good thing about old shops

    I thought some of you would like that stuff. I will get you pictures of some of the other stuff as I come across it. Thanks to my grandfathers affinity to not walk past anything without putting it in his pocket or pickup truck, we have lots of stuff around here. I have a full 1950's? era round Gulf metal sign and cast sign post around here.

    Welditforyou-got way too much to restore and way too little time seems like. Need some help.

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    Re: Good thing about old shops

    While I am here in the house, some of you guys might like some of the books my other grandfather gave to me. I just picked one here, and have multiple copies of some.
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    Re: Good thing about old shops

    Quote Originally Posted by Blocker View Post
    Welditforyou-got way too much to restore and way too little time seems like. Need some help.
    Blocker I get it. Seems time is a commodity that we never have enough of. Perhaps there is someone you could give some of the stuff to who would treat it as though it's not junk.
    Sell some on ebay whatever. If someone buys it they know it has value.
    Those books are a time capsule as well. But then we can't keep everything can we?


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    Re: Good thing about old shops

    I do not know about that Welditforyou, we have been trying to keep it for a few generations! I hope to build a larger shop in the future and hang some of this stuff or display it in the shop I have always wanted the Gulf sign restored and put up out front. I have never been good at selling things. I would prefer someone to just have something if they need it.
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    Re: Good thing about old shops

    Check out this old shop find
    It's an old Stewart Warner gasoline heater. I'm going through it and checking what little it has to make it work then it's going in my 46 willys jeep.
    So far the glow plug works and the fan works. Just going to blow the dust out and replace the fuel and vacuum line. I have a resistor to step it down to a 6v power from the jeeps 12v system.
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    Re: Good thing about old shops

    That thing is pretty neat! I have never seen one of those before. What were those heaters designed for (shop,barn,vehicle)? I have heard stories about how my great grandfather used to make one of his help hold the pan of coals from the house in the floorboard for heat in the old trucks. I guess a gasoline heater inside a vehicle cold not be near as hazardous as all that! I would sure like to know more about that heater.
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    Re: Good thing about old shops

    Quote Originally Posted by Blocker View Post
    That thing is pretty neat! I have never seen one of those before. What were those heaters designed for (shop,barn,vehicle)? I have heard stories about how my great grandfather used to make one of his help hold the pan of coals from the house in the floorboard for heat in the old trucks. I guess a gasoline heater inside a vehicle cold not be near as hazardous as all that! I would sure like to know more about that heater.
    I've done some research and found a company who still sells parts and complete heaters. They refurbish them and sell them for anything that uses gasoline for fuel.
    I even read on their website that they were used in marine and aviation cabins so they can't be all that dangerous

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    Re: Good thing about old shops

    that is called a "South Wind" heater by Stewart-Warner. The "South-Wind" division is still around but they don't deal in automotive heating any longer, not gasoline fueled appliances. Many cars of the 30's and 40's used them and after the war years when heat exchanger construction became less expensive due to manufacturing capacity and lack of markets, (military aircraft production) automobiles switched over to water heating passenger compartments.
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    Re: Good thing about old shops

    I have an old sears heater that uses water and it's similar to this gas heaters size but who hasnt seen those??? I see them all the time but never see the gas heaters in use. I'm sure it's not as effective as the normal water to air heater core but it sure is neat and different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael ray View Post
    I have an old sears heater that uses water and it's similar to this gas heaters size but who hasnt seen those??? I see them all the time but never see the gas heaters in use. I'm sure it's not as effective as the normal water to air heater core but it sure is neat and different.
    Actually the gasoline heater's output air is much hotter than the later water to air variants. I've been around a lot of them in the aviation areas and they are quite common in usage with air cooled engines. Antique cars and truck which used the "South-Wind" heaters usually didn't run them wide open very long and automobiles in those days didn't have insulation qualities of later models.
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