I was shopping online at Snyder's today and checked out their "New Day" Timer which, of all the timers they sell, they "feel that this is the best timer that you could use". It no longer has the S on it like the inferior plastic ones that were recently discussed on the Forum and the description says they are made out of bakelite. Has anyone tried out these S-less bakelite "New Day" timers and if you have, what do you think? Sounds like they may be like the originals. I ordered one and will report back as to how it performs. Jim Patrick
Maybe they finally figured it out. I hope to hear something positive about them, and soon!
They most likely had enough "bad publicity" regarding their "S" model New Day and are obtaining these new ones from Hutch in Spokane !
Jim, I have had one of these timers on my coupe for about 500 miles and so far there is absolutely no wear and it's running great.
Many good reports about this one:
I'm thinking the New day timer Snyders sells now is the one that was introduced a while back from the guy in Spokane. Its supposed to be made of some good materials. If its done right it should last like the originals.
I've been running a "New" New day for over two years. 500 Miles of which were run on the MT 500.(I finished 3rd) The rest of the miles Approx: 2000 have been on my Touring car. I have had no issues, no wear, no complaints. The "New" New Days are a great timer.
This is good to hear. Now, assuming the old "S" type are as bad as everyone says (And I'm not doubting it), maybe they will all be out of the system here shortly and we won't have to decipher which type someone has and also warn newbies about them.
I suspect Snyder's is selling the New Day manufactured by tom Carnegie, as John suggests. You can get it directly from Antique Auto Ranch.
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2225 North Dollar Rd
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Ran the S type for over 5k never any problem with the case, as I have said many times it was all in the brush holder and brush. KGB