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Title: Penske 21015 dwell?
Post by: Mike S on February 20, 2013, 12:27:00 AM
 Picked up a Sears-Penske 21015 dwell/tach meter today and installed a new 4.5v battery.
I have no manual unfortunately. I'm trying to figure out how to calibrate the 'set line' setting but can't get the meter to move.
I verified the meter is working.
I assume this is for the points resistance measurements.
Does anyone happen to have this model by chance?

Thanks,
Mike
Title: Re: Penske 21015 dwell?
Post by: MO on February 20, 2013, 03:43:18 AM
I have a manual for a 21019 if you think that will help.
Title: Re: Penske 21015 dwell?
Post by: Everett#2390 on February 20, 2013, 11:54:49 AM
Put the two leads together to get full scale deflection, then adjust for zero.
Meter ready for use.
Title: Re: Penske 21015 dwell?
Post by: Mike S on February 20, 2013, 01:16:23 PM
 I was able to get it working last night. Itís been a while since I had to take out the DVM and troubleshoot a point to point wiring circuit (did that in the 70ís when I repaired TVís back then) and it turned out to be a cold solder joint. A little sweating of the joint and prestoÖit worked. I can now get the zero set to function.
Nothing like seeing 'Made in the USA' label on something this old and still working.

Thank you for the replies!
Mike
Title: Re: Penske 21015 dwell?
Post by: JohnZ on February 20, 2013, 04:51:00 PM
<<Nothing like seeing 'Made in the USA' label on something this old and still working.>>

My (J.C. Penney) dwell/tach meter is over 40 years old, solid chrome-plated die-cast housing, glass meter lens (not plastic), and still works great; they don't make them like this any more.  :-)