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Mike    Posted 06-30-2020 at 11:43:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Golden Jubilee Gauges
  • I just purchased a Golden Jubilee, that needs alot of work. I finally was able to get it running and need to change out all the gauges. I purchased a set of gauges from Sparex and was able to get the temperature working but not the amps or oil; pressure. Can anyone tell me what the additional parts are on the backside of the gauges that take a screwdriver for?

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Thanks

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 07-01-2020 at 04:55:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Mike, it's highly unusual for ALL the gauges to go bad -usually it is just the Proofmeter. How did you determine they were bad? Do you have all of the Essential Manuals for your NAA? There is but a single wire and light socket on the dash panel. AMMETER uses two screw wire terminals and all others are mechanical devices so no electrical connections made. You said yourself, you have a new tractor "...that needs a lot of work." Does the engine start? Your wiring could be all mucked up, 90% of all non-starting issues, and thus you won't see a charge on the AMMETER. Is it 6V/POS GRN or a 12V/NEG GRN setup? Oil Pressure Gauge is a mechanical device. You won't see a reading unless engine is running. Proofmeter also is mechanical and engine must be running. New parts can be purchased at Dennis Carpenter and/or JUST8Ns -see LINK. Manuals are a must-have tool for your shop.

    FORD TRACTOR MODEL NAA OWNER’S MANUAL:

    FORD TRACTOR 1939-1953 MASTER PARTS CATALOG:

    CLYMER/I&T FO-19 SHOP REPAIR MANUAL – FORD NAA ’53-’54:

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Mike    Posted 07-02-2020 at 15:31:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Tim, I purchased the tractor (it did run but poorly) fortunately I have a retired neighbor that owned a Jubilee at one time and has helped me alot. I have it running fairly well (Changed fluids- Had a cooling issue that I repaired and had some wires that looked like mice ate them up) The gauges were all cracked and looked like some kids took a hammer to them. I have a small place in the country and was able to mow about 5 acres and the tractor did fairly well. I usually have the placed mowed twice a year and they charge me 850.00 each time. I want to get the gauges and tractor up to par some I can mow and my grand kids can appreciate the tractor.

    Thanks Mike Ferrell Nacogdoches TX

    KCM    Posted 06-30-2020 at 22:15:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I think you are referring to the light bulb assembly. That is the only thing I can think of that would require a screwdriver. The original gauges were not illuminated so a wire is not present to connect the light. If you want to connect them, you will need to run a wire from the light switch, stick the end of the stripped wire into the hole in the square post, then tighten the screw to clamp the wire.

    The ammeter will have two posts with nuts to attach the C-shaped capture bracket and two terminals with nuts to attach the electrical wires, one from the voltage regulator and one to the battery. The oil gauge has the two posts for attachment and a center NPT threaded connection for the oil line. You will need to use the fitting adapter from the old gauge to connect the oil line to the gauge.

    Mike    Posted 07-02-2020 at 15:35:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks for the reply. It solves one of my problems.
    What should the ammeter show when the tractor is running?

    Thanks Mike Ferrell- Nacogdoches TX

    KCM    Posted 07-05-2020 at 22:49:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Mike,

    The factory specification is 20 amps maximum at 1650 RPM. That will only happen if the battery is fairly low on charge. The amperage can range anywhere from 0 to 20 depending on how much the battery is discharged. The amperage output is regulated by the regulator. If it shows in the negative range, then either the generator is not charging or the regulator has a problem. Also note that if you connect the wires on the ammeter backwards, it will show negative instead of positive readings when it is charging.

    Mike    Posted 07-06-2020 at 07:13:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks KCM

    Another question since you are knowledgeable of the tractor operations. Will this tractor PTO operate a stump grinder?

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