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Old 05-13-2009, 03:59 PM   #1
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Default Very Old Sun Battery and Starter Tester

This early 1950's model "Y" battery/starter tester is a tribute to Sun's quality and engineering. It's still woking!! Yes it's officially a "Model Y" and not a "BST" Battery Starter Tester, so it has to be a very early 1950's model. I hooked it up and checked it with a modern VOM and Ammeter. The darn thing is "nuts on" with only a very slight variation on the Ampere scale. Simply amazing construction. Just look at those "high current clamps" -- when was the last time you saw something that big on a battery tester?

When you think that this stuff was manufactured 60 years ago, and that it took a lot of abuse in garages since that time,--- it's quite humbling. I just cleaned the front a bit and replaced the protective boots. The patina is perfect and I'll keep it that way.











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Old 05-13-2009, 04:07 PM   #2
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Where the devil do you keep finding these babies!
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:52 PM   #3
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I love the VAT 40.....
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