Distributor Tester Parts
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LED Kit

LED FLASHTUBE KIT FOR MODELS
400, 404, 500, 504, 600, 680 & 506
$250.00


Finally, now available, a new LED kit to replace your old flashtube. This was four years in the making. Contains all the parts necessary to replace your old, dim, or non-working neon flashtube. This LED has a bright white flash. You can click on the directions link to see how to install the kit. Click on any picture to enlarge it.

Descriptions

Option 1:
You buy the kit and install it yourself. To purchase, ADD TO CART and checkout.

Option 2:
If you send me your drive unit, I will ONLY install the new LED kit, with no other work or repairs. I will test-run the drive unit on one of my testers before I send it back to you. Price $200 extra.

Option 3:
If you send me your drive unit, I will install the new LED kit, and totally rebuild your drive unit. That will include new bearings, idler wheel kit, degree ring kit, boot, lead and clamp kit, and belt. Will also include cleaning, adjusting, rebalancing the flashtube bowl, plus other improvements. I will test-run the drive unit on one of my testers before I send it back to you. Price $610 extra.

Call me to set up Option 2 or 3.

 

Sun Specification Service Card Set Model SSS - $400.00

Here is a very nice set of service cards and probably the best looking box I've had in a while, even with the scratch across the front. The cards cover 11 years - 1962 through 1972. All kinds of useful information on both sides of the cards for most cars. The tops of the cards are a little dirty from guys thumbing thru them with grubby fingers, but overall a very nice set. Box has a lip on the right side so you can hang it on a Sun tester cabinet or it can just sit on your workbench. Another Sun product I don't get in very often. Don't wait, buy it if you need it.

Flat UPS shipping rate of $45.00 anywhere in the lower 48 states.

Sun Specification Service Card Set Model SSS - $325.00

Here is a very nice set of service cards. Not the best looking box I've seen, but not too bad. The cards cover 11 years - 1956 through 1966. All kinds of useful information on both sides of the cards for most cars. The tops of the cards are a little dirty from guys thumbing thru them with grubby fingers, but overall the cards are in excellent shape. Box has a lip on the right side so you can hang it on a Sun tester cabinet or it can just sit on your workbench. Another Sun product I don't get in very often. Don't wait, buy it if you need it.

Flat UPS shipping rate of $45.00 anywhere in the lower 48 states.

Idler Wheel

Idler Wheel Kit - $115.00

New and Improved. This is a new idler wheel kit for a Sun distributor tester machine. It will work in any Sun distributor tester regardless of age. The new idler wheel and bearing kit has been developed to be quieter in operation and more reliable in extended service. The tread (width) of the wheel has been increased from 15/32 to 9/16 of an inch. With age, the original Sun idler wheels harden and become very noisy. They also develop flat spots from not returning the RPM back to zero when shutting off the machine. If your machine is very noisy or thumps when running, this kit will cure those problems. The kit contains one idler wheel, two washers, one spacer and two bearings for the idler fork assembly. Installation instructions will be emailed. It takes half an hour to complete the installation. On some 1950's models you may have to reuse the original bolt. Color of wheel may change from time to time.

Capacitor Kit

Capacitor kit - Models 400, 404, 500, 504, 600, 680, and the gray military tester - $40.00

A kit containing six capacitors, one resistor and two diodes and other miscellaneous parts to update some of the electronics on your tester. Sun produced these models from the late 1950's and on up into the 70's, so after that amount of time a tester could use an upgrade. This kit is easy to install with basic soldering skills. Instruction sheets are included and I will email pictures to aid in installation.

Capacitor Kit MDT, MD-50, SDT

Capacitor kit-Model MDT, MD-50 & SDT - $45.00

A kit containing seven capacitors, two diodes and other miscellaneous parts to update some of the electronics on your tester. Sun started producing MDT's & SDT's distributor testers in the 1940's and on up into the 50's, so it's time for an upgrade. This kit is easy to install with basic soldering skills. Instruction sheets will be emailed along with pictures to aid in installation.

Degree Ring Roller Rubber Kit - $10.00

A solution for old, dried-out degree wheel roller rings. Kit contains a set of twelve. You need eight rings for a tester, with four extras as spares. I had these rings custom made by a rubber company just for Sun distributor testers.

Boot, Clamp & Lead Kit - $15.00

New components - can be used on all models.

Chuck Wrench

Chuck Wrench - $15.00

New chuck wrench with square drive to tighten the chuck. Often missing or broken.

Belts

Belts - $7.50 each

New drive belts-all models. Please specify your model number and RPM maximum.

TriggerCoil

Trigger Coil - $150.00

Custom made for models 400, 404, 500, 504, 506, 600, 680 and the later military model. Located in the power supply. The original trigger coil can overheat, pop open and leak inside your tester. Check yours where the four wires come out of the coil for splitting and leaking.
Will not work on Master or Standard models. (MDT's & SDT's).

Battery Replacement Circuit Board - $150.00

This circuit board is designed to eliminate the AA and D cell batteries that run your rpm and dwell meters in models 400, 500, and 600. No more meter fade or leaky batteries with this circuit board. After installation, the rpm and dwell meters will need to be adjusted. It would be best to send me your rpm/dwell unit. I will remove the old batteries and holders, and mount the new circuit board. I will also adjust the meters, using one of my machines. The new circuit board gets power from your tester's power supply unit. You will need one of my capacitor kits installed to free up two wires to power the circuit board. Your rpm and dwell meters need to be in working order for this kit to work properly.

Pulse Amplifier

Pulse Amplifier - $160.00

A must for testing electronic distributors with a Sun distributor tester. Your Sun distributor tester was made to test point distributors. When electronic distributors came along in the 1960's and 70's the pulse amplifier was needed to trigger the flashtube. Easy to use with four connections between the tester, pulse amplifier and distributor. A one-page instruction sheet will be emailed. A pulse amplifier is NOT needed when testing Mallory Unilite distributors and Pertronix conversions. They are triggered with a battery.

Original Sun Pulse Amplifier - $250.00

This is an original pulse amplifier from Sun used to check most electronic distributors. Good condition. Easy to use with four connections between the tester, pulse amplifier and distributor. A one-page instruction sheet will be emailed. A pulse amplifier is NOT needed when testing Mallory Unilite distributors and Pertronix conversions. They are triggered with a battery.

Pulse amplifier boot, lead and clamp kit - $12.00

This kit contains 45" of leads, boots, clamps and terminals to renew your Sun pulse amplifier.

Instruction Manuals - $30.00 each

These are brand new manuals for Sun distributor tester machines. Five different manuals covering models 504/404, 500/400, 600, 680 and MDT/MDT-50/SDT. They are 16-page instruction manuals used when testing distributors. I had a local printer reproduce the original Sun manual. It is NOT a cheap copy of a copy! The cover has the same heavy paper stock as the original. Nice bright white pages. Replace your old, dirty dog-eared manual with a sharp new one.

EDT5001

EDT-5001 Electronic Distributor Tester Service Manual - $30.00

Operation, service, repair, trouble shooting and parts manual for the Sun EDT-5001.
54-page high quality copy.

Master And Standard Distributor Tester Service Manual - $30.00

Operation, service, repair, schematics, trouble shooting and parts manual for Sun models MDT, MDT-50 and SDT. 50-page high quality copy.

Cabinets - $699.00 - 3 Available

These cabinets have been repainted with Hammerite light blue paint for that original "orange peel" texture. Also, a new door sticker & four new casters were installed. Chrome handles have been cleaned and waxed, but may have a few small blemishes. A lot of time was spent bringing these cabinets up to their current pristine condition. A perfect match for your Sun distributor tester. Cabinet measurements are: height 36 inches, width 27 inches & depth 20 inches. Call for shipping quote.

Cabinet Door Sticker - $35.00

Cabinet door sticker with the Sun logo used throughout the 1960's & 1970's.

Cabinet Casters - $35.00

Four new cabinet casters. Same size & look as original casters.

Hand Wheel - $45.00

Hand wheel for all models of Sun distributor tester machines. A great replacement for your broken or missing wheel. Can be used as either the RPM or elevator wheel. I made these on my lathe with 6061 billet aluminum. Much stronger and better looking than the stock cast wheels. Complete and ready to bolt on.

Handwheel Knob Kit - $15.00

This is a three piece kit to replace a missing or broken handwheel knob. It replaces the original plastic or aluminum knob. It can also replace the knob on the degree wheel. Kit contains one aluminum knob, one shoulder bolt, one tension spring and instructions. Custom made in my machine shop.

Support Rods

Clamp Arm Support Rods - $45.00

Replace your rusty and pitted clamp arm supports. Made from quality drill rod. Drilled, tapped and ready to be installed.

Tester Cover - Small - $60.00

Protective cover for Sun distributor tester models 400, 404 and SDT (Standard Distributor Tester). Help keep your tester clean when not in use. Made of sturdy 20-gauge clear vinyl, edged with red binding.

Tester Cover - Large - $60.00

Protective cover for Sun distributor tester models 500, 504, 600 and MDT (Master Distributor Tester). Help keep your tester clean when not in use. Made of sturdy 20-gauge clear vinyl, edged with red binding.

Battery Holders - $10.00

One D-cell & one AA battery holder for model numbers 400, 500 & 600. See my battery replacement board above.

Transformer

Transformer - $200.00

Brand new transformers covering models 400, 404, 500, 504 600 and 680. Easy to install. Wire colors same as original.

Transformer 506

Transformer (Model 506) - $230.00

For model 506. The 506 distributor tester is unique. It has a xenon flashtube and uses a larger transformer than the other models. Easy to install. Wire colors same as original.

MDT transformer

Transformer (MDT/SDT) - $200.00

Brand new transformers covering models MDT/MDT-50 (Master Distributor Tester) & SDT - (Standard Distributor Tester) from the 1940's and 50's. Easy to install. Wire colors same as original.

Choke

Choke - $95.00

Located in the power supply unit. Brand new. A rare item.

Vacuum Shaft

Vacuum Pump Shaft and Tip - $60.00

A new shaft and tip for mechanical vacuum pumps. The original shaft and tip can wear out and become inoperable. I have a special fixture to take apart and install the two new parts. You can send me your vacuum pump and I will send back your cleaned and repaired unit.

Quick Reference

Quick Reference Guide - $20.00

A two-page condensed version of a manual. Listed for use with models 504, 506 or 404, it can be used with all Sun distributor testers. These are a rare find NOS from an old Sun salesman.

Performance Sheet

Distributor Performance Sheets - $25.00
for 25 sheets

NOS Sun Strobe-tronic distributor diagnosis sheets. They were used in recording the performance of a distributor when testing. You can use these to hand out to customers or for your Sun memorabilia collection.

504/506 Performance Sheet

504/506 Distributor Performance Sheets - $25.00 for 20 sheets

Almost the same sheet as above except for the header which says distributor test report. Very rare NOS sheets from a Sun salesman.

Power Converter

1000 watt Voltage Transformer/Converter - $109.00

For use in the United Kingdom, Europe, Austraila and anywhere that uses 220-240 volts. Very well constructed. Measures 180mm wide x 210mm long x 140mm high or 7in. x 8in. x 6in. It weighs 9KG or 18 LBS.

Your tester is built to run on US 110-120 volts. Simply plug the converter into your wall socket and then plug your distributor tester machine into the converter and begin testing distributors!

Since this unit is heavy, shipping cost on the converter alone is expensive. However if you are buying one of my testers, I can pack it with the tester which will not add any more to the shipping cost. Call or email for a shipping quote if you just need the converter.

Spring Tension Gauge Lens - $5.00
(Spring Tension Gauge not included)

New crystal clear lens for the Sun 2" spring tension gauge to replace your cracked or yellowed lens. Picture taken with protective plastic in place. Spring tension gauge not included.

Marelli Distributor Adapter #1 - $150.00

This adapter is for our Ferrari friends. The only way to mount a wide body Marelli distributor to a Sun distributor tester. This adapter will fit in the clamp arms of any model tester that Sun made. The distributor is driven by a short shaft (included) that bolts into the chuck and then a rubber hose slips over the spline of the distributor. It works great. Three studs are permanently mounted in the adapter for quick mounting. Distributor tester & Marelli distributor not included.

Marelli Distributor Adapter #2 - $325.00

A different adapter for Marelli distributors. This one piece adapter has a bowl cut into it to allow the drive dog to stay on the distributor shaft while testing. No need to remove nut or drive dog assembly. This adapter will fit in the clamp arms of any model tester that Sun made. The distributor is driven by a 17mm socket and short extension which is included. Three studs are permanently mounted in the adapter for quick mounting. Distributor tester and Marelli distributor not included.

COMING SOON

 

Clamp arm inserts to replace worn and rusty stock inserts. These are the parts that clamp up against the distributor body.

Chokes for the 506 tester.