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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Rewiring . . . What would you do different?

Certainly nothing wrong with heavier wire size, but it has diminishing returns. As Penthode points out, the major loss is in switch contacts and connectors. Which makes a case for converting to 12...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Rewiring . . . What would you do different?

12 AWG should be used between generator, ammeter and battery. 16 AWG is sufficient for everywhere else. Using the same color everywhere makes troubleshooting harder. Choose your poison.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Rewiring . . . What would you do different?

You're off-topic with the OP. Start a new thread and add pics so we know what you're dealing with exactly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 793
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: New to Ford Model A

Yeh, that thing is a real schnozzola. If it works, keep it. If it doesn't, fix it. Adds character.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,258
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: update on getting dizzy after being under the A.

I'm with Chap - two or three times in and out to have everything I need. Then I have to try to remember what the hell I'm there for.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Tail light / Switch Issues

I'd say something wrong with the tail bulbs. Swap the two and see if the problem moves.

Tail lights light at all 3 positions; 4:00 and 5:00 use the same switch contacts. Open up the switch and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 870
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Positive Ground

There is no difference between negative and positive ground circuits except for the direction of current flow; the circuit is the same.

The hot wire is switched to the bulb socket contact. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: One Piece Hood Prop

Odd coincidence - I hadn't seen your post but I ordered the stainless one from Snyder's yesterday. Of course, I preferred the one for twice the price, and I didn't like the looks of the one for half...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Generator Charging

Third brush is basically a current setting. Since 12V components require only half the current, the setting for 6V will be twice that required for 12V.

If you used a dropping resistor with your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Cowl light Gasket?

Glass and reflector, keeps weather off bulb. Like tail light, between glass and cup rim.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Model A Electrical Inquiry re: cut out

Benson, read the specs for a stud-mount diode as used in these cutouts. Typically 1.2-1.5V drop at rated current. Germanium diodes are for small signals, not power.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: LED Headlights

The "manual" says mark should be up, unless hi/low are reversed, then it should be downward.

I don't know how they claim they're for Model T and early A's (H-type lamps), since those cars' bulbs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Model A Electrical Inquiry re: cut out

The polarity will be the same on both sides of the cutout, regardless of type. The voltage difference across it is the concern. Your readings would not be unusual for a regulator type, but the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Ammeter Reading

The ammeter reads only battery charge/discharge, and provides little information on generator output. Third brush adjustment is more art than science. Adjusted too low for nighttime or stop & go...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 697
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Ad Astra moon rovers using a Model A chassis?

Those cool fenders keep the moon mud from messing up your pretty white suit. How high do those things bounce at 1/6 G when you hit a bump in the road?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Model A Headlights

Sorry. I didn't have my books with me on the road. The 1929 acorns were indeed nickel-plated. 1930-31 stainless hemis, not 29. (That was just a brain fart. :o)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,764
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: hidden radio ideas or just slighty out of sight. wood hide door?

The docs I read for the Arduino show VCC as 3V input, RAW is for 5V. DFPlayer needs a ground. Just nitpicking.

If your car is negative ground you could use a 7805 connected to RAW and I'm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Radius rod ball rubber cover mod

Good point. Something to consider. I may order one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: cowl lights for our '28 Sport coupe

I think there was a dealer option for cowl lamps, but it would have used a separate switch, since the 28 had only a 3-position lighting switch - off, dim, bright. If your car has been retrofitted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Radius rod ball rubber cover mod

There are those who say to get rid of the rubber, it's an aftermarket add-on to compensate for ball wear. You might just replace the springs instead, as they weaken with age, maybe a couple of flat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Model A Headlights

1928-E29 were acorn or bullet-shape cadmium-plated steel, with fluted lenses. 1929-31 were hemispherical stainless with "Twolite" logo, "bullhorn" lenses. Both lenses 8" diameter. Earlier...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Generator ID hewlp

Short-nose/long-nose, L/R.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Is this Auguste Rodin's "Le Penseur"?

Nah. Rodin's Thinker wasn't clothed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,120
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: I went and done it now.

Looks like the other side of that marquee says "MODEL A - BEER - FUN - REFURB"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Trying to find the source of a blown starter fuse.

If the fault occurs in only one position - bright or dim, concentrate on the forward harness. If it happens in any position, including park (Twolite), then it will be in the taillight circuit. As...
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