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Offline budder

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What are these parts..?
« on: April 01, 2017, 01:07 PM »
Ok I'm tiding up the wiring on the old dodge.im going to install a hei distributor I take it all of these are for the old electronic ignition.

Offline DaveVA78Chieftain

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Re: What are these parts..?
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2017, 01:20 PM »
I think this page will answer your questions: http://www.classicwinnebagos.com/forum/index.php/topic,3424.0.html

Offline budder

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Re: What are these parts..?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2017, 01:31 PM »
So what is the bottom picture of?

Offline Rickf1985

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Re: What are these parts..?
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2017, 04:16 PM »
Looks like an old voltage regulator.

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Re: What are these parts..?
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2017, 04:18 PM »
Second last picture is a ballast resistor it reduces the coil voltage to 9v, last one is something that fails and you can't trunk the starter over, I don't know what it is but carried on in my old van

Offline Rickf1985

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Re: What are these parts..?
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2017, 04:20 PM »
The ballast resistor is above it. Never mind. He asked what the last one was and I did not see that you offer the second up.

Offline DaveVA78Chieftain

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Re: What are these parts..?
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2017, 04:44 PM »
Voltage Regulator

http://dave78chieftain.com/Charging_Syste.html



Before you stripped them off the mounting  plate

I take it you are doing this with out the Service Manual or you would have reference information like this.

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Re: What are these parts..?
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2017, 06:39 PM »
since we are on this topic = is the plate that these parts are retained on, different from small block verses big block?

Offline budder

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Re: What are these parts..?
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2017, 07:05 PM »
Mine weren't on a plate they were dotted around the engine bay. ;)

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Re: What are these parts..?
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2017, 07:24 PM »
funny mine where too! what engine do you have?

Offline DaveVA78Chieftain

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Re: What are these parts..?
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2017, 07:44 PM »
Quote
Mine weren't on a plate they were dotted around the engine bay. ;)

Given you have a  Class C rig on a van chassis that is natural.  While a Class C and  a Class A chassis share many of the same components, their locations are much different.  Sorry, that was my mistake for not looking at your signature first to see you had a MB400 chassis.

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Re: What are these parts..?
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2017, 01:51 AM »
Ok I have found this it looks more like the voltage regulator.

Offline LJ-TJ

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Re: What are these parts..?
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2017, 02:29 AM »
It is. :)ThmbUp

Offline budder

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Re: What are these parts..?
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2017, 04:56 AM »

Offline Rickf1985

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Re: What are these parts..?
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2017, 10:50 AM »
Emissions control switch. Toss it!

http://www.mopartruckparts.com/images2/module-speed-control-3874129.jpg

http://www.mopartruckparts.com/group-28.html

 It's an Emissions Speed Switch and you really don't need it if you are not in a smog area that requires it. Unplug it and set it on the shelf in the garage, it may be worth money as an antique... :)

 

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Re: What are these parts..?
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2017, 10:58 AM »
I like tossing things. Cheers mate. That should improve my mpg??????  W% D:oH! . Just have to find more weight saving somewhere elsa :-[ .

Offline Rickf1985

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Re: What are these parts..?
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2017, 11:06 AM »
And to be perfectly honest I did not know what it was, I googled the part number on it. Never saw one on the fleet vehicles I worked on, or I never had an issue with one so never paid attention to it.

Offline RCND

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Re: What are these parts..?
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2018, 10:52 PM »
Howdy All:

Does anybody know what this switch does?

Does it serve the same function that was in the old Ford ECUs that retarded the ignition three degrees for hot start up? This was not a bad thing.

If so, does unpluging it give standard timing or retarded timing? This would be good to know.

Take care.
Robert

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Re: What are these parts..?
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2019, 06:59 PM »
Anyone have feedback?
Previously enjoyed our '74 - D24 Indian & '74 - D24 Indian Custom

Offline Rickf1985

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Re: What are these parts..?
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2019, 08:51 AM »
Feedback on ??? ?   What switch? He has not been on for a year so I am thinking he got it figured out whatever it was. :D


Went back a few posts and saw it is a emissions speed switch. Said then I had never seen one, still haven't. :D   Dave?

 

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