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Re: The alternative condenser update
Jon G #1389378 Tue Dec 22 2020 02:10 AM
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Install was simple and my 216 really seemed to start quicker on initial startup today. Barely turned over once before she fired right up.


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Re: The alternative condenser update
Jon G #1389446 Tue Dec 22 2020 04:52 PM
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Good! I'm glad the installation went well and quicker starting is one of the things that ought to happen. Weak spark can be the result of a bad condenser and that naturally makes starting more unpredictable. By the way, every one of these capacitors I've tested has been impressively accurate. Since you might be curious also, please see example below.

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Jon

1952 1/2 ton with 1959 235
T5 with 3.07 rear end
Re: The alternative condenser update
Jon G #1389465 Tue Dec 22 2020 08:14 PM
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Posts: 9,294
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Got mine today. Spiffy little box you made to ship them in. Worked great. I'll probably wait for warmer weather or a no start crisis to put them in.


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Re: The alternative condenser update
Tiny #1389688 Thu Dec 24 2020 06:40 PM
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A nice little Christmas present arrived in my mailbox today as well. Will install this coming spring after the long winter's nap is over here. Merry Christmas everyone!

Re: The alternative condenser update
Jon G #1389696 Thu Dec 24 2020 07:20 PM
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Mine arrived yesterday.. safely stored for future use.


Another quality post.


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Re: The alternative condenser update
Jon G #1389723 Thu Dec 24 2020 10:59 PM
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The dogsled arrived with mine today. Nicely packaged and a quality looking item. Thanks, Jon.


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Re: The alternative condenser update
Jon G #1389857 Sat Dec 26 2020 12:40 AM
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The thanks (for support of the project) should come from me, Kevin. And it truly does. I didn't make it to the metal store, but I will do that next week and will hopefully have time to make some more.

As promised, the next project will be an advanced design fuel gauge sending unit. This work has actually been going on conceptually for around 4 years (off/on) and pleasantly a discovery three days ago (Christmas miracle, I'll call it) let me see a way to make a sender for the AD trucks which will not only be sensitive, accurate and interesting but as perfectly linear as I believe would ever be possible. And at least on the drawing board it looks to be fool-proof. If this approach has ever been used on any sort of fluid level sender, I've never seen it nor heard of it. And uniquely it will be matched to the AD gas tank almost perfectly...I think.


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1952 1/2 ton with 1959 235
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Re: The alternative condenser update
Jon G #1389860 Sat Dec 26 2020 01:02 AM
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Posts: 31,107
'Bolter
Jon,

I hope you will not mind my correcting you on “terminology”. I usually try to keep quiet on making this correction :

The 1947 - 1955-2nd series Chevrolet Trucks were/are called Advance-Design trucks. (with a hyphen, and, not “Advanced”)

The GMC trucks during that time-period were named New Design trucks (with no hyphen).

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: The alternative condenser update
Jon G #1389865 Sat Dec 26 2020 03:31 AM
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Hi Tim,
No offense taken whatsoever, but please let me clarify...The words "advanced design" appealed to me because the condenser was a forward-leaning (advanced) departure and improvement from the the only thing available today and the fuel gauge sender is likewise going to be an avant-garde departure and therefore will also qualify as an advanced design. Advanced over the old non-linear style that has been copied so crudely by folks in another country. Another product for this truck no longer made in the USA, which I will admit I enjoy trying to improve. Guess I could have used a synonym like newfangled, but the word advanced carries a certain unmistakable verve, yes? It will work also in the GMC trucks as far as I know. I owned one of those donkey's years years ago and as I recall the gas tank was the same design as the Chevrolet. At this point I need to (a) make it work and (b) write a technical document that makes a convincing case and (c) find out what the patent office thinks.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours also.


Jon

1952 1/2 ton with 1959 235
T5 with 3.07 rear end
Re: The alternative condenser update
Jon G #1389866 Sat Dec 26 2020 04:18 AM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,107
'Bolter
I am looking forward to receiving/using your condensers, Jon

I am not looking forward to below freezing weather tomorrow.

I hope you had a Merry Christmas, and I wish you a happy and prosperous New Year.
We had a very nice Christmas with our daughter and two grand children.

We are visiting Cape Hatteras tomorrow - It should get above freezing by mid-day.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
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