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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,117
Posted By TommyCoupe
Re: Wood graining for Model A's

Interesting.
What would Moulding Gray look like ?

Tommy-
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2016, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,786
Posted By TommyCoupe
Re: Happy Day!!

Congrats Terry.

I remember that day. I got to do it twice on the same car.
Once in 1987 and again last year.

Time to celebrate.

Tommy-
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,235
Posted By TommyCoupe
Re: Tires slowly leaking

Ideal gas law!!

We have deflation problems in New England too :)

Tommy-
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By TommyCoupe
1931 coupe top (Chicken wire) ?

Thinking about putting the top on the coupe soon, and have been searching some of the past threads.
There seems to be some different opinions about chicken wire on the coupe.
Was chicken wire...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,152
Posted By TommyCoupe
Re: Weekend Warrior defeated

oops. Pictures :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,152
Posted By TommyCoupe
Re: Weekend Warrior defeated

More weekend fun.
Pulled the cutout and measured ohms from gen stud to grd.
No resistance at all, so I decided to take the plunge and start taking the generator apart. Something that I don't feel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,152
Posted By TommyCoupe
Re: Weekend Warrior defeated

Analog meter results:
Battery voltage before startup 5.9V.
Started engine. Jumped wire across the cutout to read voltage like the photo.
The ammeter pegged, and the jumper wire smoked and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2016, 05:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,152
Posted By TommyCoupe
Re: Weekend Warrior defeated

Analog meter on it's way :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,152
Posted By TommyCoupe
Re: Weekend Warrior defeated

OK. I feel like the dumb kid on the playground that keeps getting beat up by the bully. :)

Today, before I started the engine, the battery was at 6.14V.
I started the engine and put it on a fast...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,152
Posted By TommyCoupe
Re: Weekend Warrior defeated

I will try this tonight.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,814
Posted By TommyCoupe
Re: Rear Window Shade in a coupe (why?)

You should try driving the highways in Ct.
If you're following someone and using the 2 second rule, you're leaving too much of an opening for someone to slip in, so now your following someone using...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,152
Posted By TommyCoupe
Re: Weekend Warrior defeated

I may buy another, but I'd hate to keep buying cutouts and find out that the generator is shot.

There's a guy not too far from where I work that rebuilds generators/alternators/starters/etc.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,814
Posted By TommyCoupe
Re: Rear Window Shade in a coupe (why?)

I love it. A simple solution :)

Maybe the shade should have a sign on it that says "Back off Buddy" :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,814
Posted By TommyCoupe
Rear Window Shade in a coupe (why?)

I saw another thread relating to window shades in A's, and I've always wondered why would anyone need a window shade in the rear window of a coupe.

Is it so they don't have to look at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2016, 07:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,152
Posted By TommyCoupe
Re: Weekend Warrior defeated

Yes. The battery is positive ground.
When I called Bert's I asked for a restored original cutout, but I think it's a new one.
There is a picture of it in this thread. Post #23
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,152
Posted By TommyCoupe
Re: Weekend Warrior defeated

It's a brand new Bert's cutout.

Tommy-
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,152
Posted By TommyCoupe
Re: Weekend Warrior defeated

Charged the battery, and it now reads 6.22V with the engine off.
With the engine on, the battery is about the same. The cutout (where the yellow wire attaches) is the same as the battery. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,152
Posted By TommyCoupe
Re: Weekend Warrior defeated

No. Safety glass.

So I dug through my pile of old stuff and found the original piece of glass. Of course it has 50 year old primer on it, and was pitted a bit, but I cleaned it up and put it in....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,152
Posted By TommyCoupe
Weekend Warrior defeated

It's only noon here in CT, and already I've had my @$$ kicked by this car.

I've been having electrical/generator problems, which I though I had licked. Went out this morning and polarized the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,986
Posted By TommyCoupe
Re: sad news in CT

Bill,

My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Tommy-
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,325
Posted By TommyCoupe
Re: Quick generator question

Took the car out for a short ride today. Ammeter read "0" the whole time.
I don't have any lights on the car yet, so no way to put a real load on it.
Didn't show discharge either.
So I guess...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,245
Posted By TommyCoupe
Re: What would you do?

Cool. I think I'm going to do this.

Thanks Mitch.

Tommy-
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2016, 06:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,245
Posted By TommyCoupe
Re: What would you do?

What tools/equipment is needed to do this, and where can I get it ?

I will be registering a 31 coupe that has a 30 motor in it as well.

Tommy-
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,325
Posted By TommyCoupe
Re: Quick generator question

I'm not 100% sure that I can claim victory, but I received the new cutout and installed it. I ran the engine and there was no smoke.

I still have the 2nd ammeter in and it's toasted. It's stuck at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,893
Posted By TommyCoupe
Re: Fuel Valve Question

I like that idea.

Tommy-
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