Pick up HCCT in Roseville Ca I live in Nampa Id

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Pick up HCCT in Roseville Ca I live in Nampa Id

Post by havnfun » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:38 am

Hi anyone coming from California going through Roseville Ca and heading east through Idaho? I would like to arrange pickup of a HCCT, I can meet with you on the road, depending your route

Best Regards,

Joe
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What is an HCCT ?

Post by FreighTer Jim » Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:07 pm

What is an HCCT ?


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Re: Pick up HCCT in Roseville Ca I live in Nampa Id

Post by Humblej » Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:31 pm

Hand crank coil tester.


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Re: Pick up HCCT in Roseville Ca I live in Nampa Id

Post by BHarper » Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:39 pm

For Jim and others who have not been up close and personal with a Hand Cranked Coil Tester, they are heavy, top heavy, and unwieldy things. While there are several different styles regarding meter(s) and location of the coil receptacle, they all weigh about 100 pounds.
HCCT Ford #18-Z-245.jpg


They are a challenge to pick up because the largest part to grab is the flywheel with its magnets and that turns. If you get your fingers pinched between the slowly rotating flywheel and the coil ring as the heavy beast swings when you pick it up, you yelp and drop it. It falls to the floor landing on one of your feet, breaking toes while the HCCT itself breaks. You hop around on one foot, trip over the now smashed HCCT and fall to the floor.

As I recall, when Ron Patterson would sell one, he would not ship it and required that you pick it up or make arrangements for some sort of "bucket brigade" to get it to you. I'm guessing that Joe is attempting to do this. So, can we help him out? I'm a bit out of the way.

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Re: Pick up HCCT in Roseville Ca I live in Nampa Id

Post by havnfun » Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:53 pm

Bill is correct, I'm trying to arrange direct Pickup and transportation as the current owner will not ship. I haven't purchased it as yet, trying to resolve transportation prior to agreeing to purchase.

Thanks in advance
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Re: Pick up HCCT in Roseville Ca I live in Nampa Id

Post by Burger in Spokane » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:33 pm

They break down to more manageable parts pretty easily, and with much
less risk for damage when handling/shipping.
More people are doing it today than ever before !

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Re: Pick up HCCT in Roseville Ca I live in Nampa Id

Post by Mark Gregush » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:03 am

I fully understand not wanting to ship. I did however did at one time suggest to remove the flywheel/magnets and coil ring to someone. They are off the shelf parts and I think some were sold that way.
I know the voices aren't real but damn they have some good ideas! :roll:

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Mr. Harper knows me all to well

Post by FreighTer Jim » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:45 am

Alright Bill ..., 😉

Just can I did that the one time ... 👀

Well - I guess twice .... 😔

OK - but that third time .... 😫


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Re: Pick up HCCT in Roseville Ca I live in Nampa Id

Post by havnfun » Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:45 pm

Thnx everyone, the Issue is resolved,

Mark,

Thanks for the idea of disassembling, the seller was able to remove the flywheel, coil ring and magnets, going to ship it in several boxes, the flywheel I have several on hand
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Re: Pick up HCCT in Roseville Ca I live in Nampa Id

Post by Ron Patterson » Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:57 pm

Joe
Be sure the AC Ammeter is removed and carefully packed in a high density Styrofoam padded box for shipping!!
The meter is the most costly part of a HCCT to replace if damaged and the easiest part to damage if not very carefully handled.
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Re: Pick up HCCT in Roseville Ca I live in Nampa Id

Post by havnfun » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:23 pm

Ron,

Thanks for your input, I passed it along to the seller
Regards,
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Re: Pick up HCCT in Roseville Ca I live in Nampa Id

Post by Mark Gregush » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:18 pm

Great! While you are waiting for it you could get the magnets charged and doctor up a coil ring. :D
I know the voices aren't real but damn they have some good ideas! :roll:

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