Most of ya know how I git all watereyed when the subject of "old school tools" comes up when jawwin' about old school crapballs... Our own Wrenchman (Steve) got tired of me whinin' about needin' a scope and exhaust gas analyzer so's we could fix a BUNCHA old junk that club folks try and use as DD, etc. So he came up with a Peerless Pulsar engine analyzer...circa 1969??? Was purchased and used by the legacy version of Kaiser Brake and Alignment in Eugene (where Steve plays for a livin'). Then it was retired for a later model Sun Electric machine which Steve ALSO has hidden away and won't show me! He figgers this rig will be a great addition to our ability to keep club junkers going awhile longer. I remember these machines from the old days, very full-featured but it's advantage is that it's completely PORTABLE and modular in design. Literally throw the pods inna car and drive down the road with a helper to read the numbers! So this setup is gonna make MANY roadtrips/housecalls as needed. Included was a box of ALL manuals for the system, along with at least TWO sets of all test leads, battery load banks, etc.!!!! In fact, inside the analyzer component case, was a set of NEW test leads (never unwrapped), along with a triple pak of "C" cell batteries still sealed from that era! It was purty nasty, but two days of spitpolish has brought everything to life. Both of the exhaust gas analyzer "senders" had the batteries left in 'em about 20+ years ago, so the battery holders are destroyed, a trip to Radio Shack or Norvac Electronics will fix that. But ALL the multiple sets of test leads are functional after verifying for both continuity and resistance. So I just finished hooking up and running a test set on the S80 crapball, the numbers on the analog analyzer line right up with the scope pattern data!!! Talk about flashback city!!! This takes me back to 1967, the first time I EVER ran Sun machine while in college. I used these thangs for years, and even sold Allen analyzers and Bar 90 smog machines for a year, I still think the Allan Smartscope is the FINEST example of an analyzer that could be used on both old school and modern vehicles. And Jeff Ismail has one of those stuffed in the corner of his shop where it needs to be USED!!! But the Peerless rig is PERFECT for our needs...it's ENTIRELY portable! Only drawback is it won't do a TRUE "cylinder balance" test and and some of the other tests needed for a complete diagnosis. But the scope which reads/verifies actual ignition coil voltage output at EACH firing, and the exhaust gas analyzer which GREATLY simplifies carb dial-in will get a heavy workout around here! The only drawback to this scope is the inability for it to display a "raster" pattern, the second most useful thang IMHO. But maybe onea you electron wizards out there knows how to trick it into doing so? The unit has both a 20KV and 40KV scale so it'll look at near any "high performance" ignition coil in use today. No doubt we'll have a "diagnostic lane" set up at the Binder Bee next year showcasing OLD shop equipment (this ain't the only stuff I got) hooked up to old school rigs! Here's some pics in two different sets..."before" cleanup, after cleanup, and in actual use on the S80 (notice the 70 degree dwell display on the analog meter, achieved by doubling the actual reading of 35 degrees, that's a Delco distributor it's hooked to). The scope also reads EXACTLY 70 degrees though the camera ain't fast enuff to freeze the pattern to show it completely. You kids git in line for a REAL tune-up (as opposed to what passes for same today).