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I have serviced the early units like you have........they can be a challenge compared to the later 504 style.  Does it work? You should get a Herbrand HT600 for the shop also.........a must have for any pre war car guy. Look it up on google or YouTube to see it working.

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Unfortunately I have never used it.  I did score the operator's manual for it in a random lot of literature I bought so that was a bonus.  It's complete and looks like it was being used as it was full of distributors when I bought it and parts but most were 60's distributors.  As you mentioned the rolling spec charts on top go up to 51 or 52 I believe.  I didn't check to see if the Auburn is on there.   I have a friend that I think knows how to use it.  I should have him show me as it would be easier than figuring out from the manual. 

I don't have a Herbrand HT600, but I will check it out.  I have some other neat period gadgets I rarely use and some I bought just in case.  Old car tools can be pretty cheap when you stumble upon them as most mechanics don't use them anymore.  I got a hell of a nice set of adjustable reamers when I bought some parts from a guy. Basically he threw them in.  I also have one of those nice Snap on pullers for pulling early steering wheels without the holes in them.  Haven't needed it since I bought it,  but after pulling the banjo wheel on my 36 Chrysler I knew I needed to find one.  

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I just looked that up.  I have one better.  Next to the Distributor machine is a whole diagnostic set.  I'll get a shot of it later when I go out to check the heat.  Came out of a vocational school so it's not used up like alot of garage units. 

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Here is my hand dandy Tunemaster set. The heater was still going by the way. 🙂 

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I've got the same set of Tunemaster hand helds.

I paid $85 for them back in the late 70's. But yours look a lot nicer than mine. 

Have come in handy over the years.

 

Good Luck and let the adventure continue.......

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I think I bought them from a friend in the 90's for $60.  The good price was because he was a friend and got them right in the first place. 

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21 hours ago, auburnseeker said:

I actually bought that distributor machine for $100 at an antique show.  My wife thought I was nuts.  Might have been right.  Mad scientists are nuts as well,  just in a good way, well sort of. 


I used one back in the day, working as a trainee grease monkey mechanic between college semesters.   It was indispensable for setting up proper advance curves when replacing the vacuum spark advances.  Not difficult to get on to.  

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On 2/8/2020 at 1:51 PM, 1937hd45 said:

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I Know the car looks like it has a chopped top stock, but is that gal on the tall side? Bob 


Getting away from the Gal, (if you can), those headlights aren't Auburn. Maybe both the setting and the girl are foreign.  Oops, there I go getting back to the gal.....

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Headlights on the lady look fine............what more can you ask for? I haven't noticed that the car even had headlights or a trunk......Just saying!

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Never noticed the headlights on the Auburn, they do look like they could be  Marchals.  Bob 

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1 hour ago, bryankazmer said:

Marchal

 

 

Thanks, I corrected that.  Bob

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For anyone who had a Sun Distributor Tester..............parts, service, and manuals are available here..........

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Matt kindly did some photo shopping for me to mock her up with blackwalls and Chrome lock rings with a darker red wheel color.  Though I've been a whitewall guy I do like this look.  Better photos would have helped as well, I didn't have any good ones for him to work with. 

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Randy_Tan_Top.jpg.cb4f8628f7f2a27f2fcfa91edc04048a.jpgIs there a removable center piece or do the side window frames meet each other? Either way it looks so much nicer than later convertible sedans. Bob 

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Nice, but may i suggest you try same with dark green and a dark green stripe?  This is a subject car from his stock, not yours, right?  Tan vs. Yellow, and top, int. Colors a bit different.  I think dark red, maroon would certainly work, but you want to have options, right? 🙂

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The post is removable between the windows.  Atleast someone rechromed them years ago along wit hthe window frames so they are bright,  just not concourse.  Good for a driver. 

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Yep I went back into this now very deep thread and see that now.  Dark wheels, WWW or not will add a lot!  You could match upholstery, another option, might say 70s but if you like it so what? 

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1 hour ago, auburnseeker said:

Matt kindly did some photo shopping for me to mock her up with blackwalls and Chrome lock rings with a darker red wheel color.  Though I've been a whitewall guy I do like this look.  Better photos would have helped as well, I didn't have any good ones for him to work with. 

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Please have him do a dark MAROON wheel - too orangish and/or red - aka Cool body styling you want to accent not a black car that needs a wheel's to pop 

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I did a photo shop on your car with black walls and top down. Looks appealing that way.

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19 minutes ago, Steve_Mack_CT said:

Nice, but may i suggest you try same with dark green and a dark green stripe?  This is a subject car from his stock, not yours, right?  Tan vs. Yellow, and top, int. Colors a bit different.  I think dark red, maroon would certainly work, but you want to have options, right? 🙂

NO GREEN - take my word for it via selling cars - you may love green, but when it comes time to negotiate the buyer always hates it matched to immediately limiting the marketplace as lots of people dislike green (aka Kermit the frog sings about it). 

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6 minutes ago, John_Mereness said:

NO GREEN - take my word for it via selling cars - you may love green, but when it comes time to negotiate the buyer always hates it matched to immediately limiting the marketplace as lots of people dislike green (aka Kermit the frog sings about it). 

 

I agree that you don't want a green car but with yellow you are limited to maroon/burgundy range or apple green or dark green (not medium green) stripes & wheels

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John I generally get it, and maroon goes but I think in this case dark green on yellow is really appealing.  I bet Randy has this car till, well lets just say essentially forever! 😁

 

PS, take your feedbsck to heart tho, as we were down to a deep red brown or green on the A, but the correct green is not a knock out on the Standard roadster so thorn brown it shall be..

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