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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By jrelliott
Re: Upgraded to 12v Elec, Then No Power

If you install a new fuse and it blows, as other have said stop light switch is a probable cause. To find the real cause get a small 12V bulb and attach alligator clips with wires to the bulb on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 926
Posted By jrelliott
Re: Hole in dash.

Cigar lighter. Now you could wire it as your electrical outlet for usb port.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By jrelliott
Re: Back in the day!!

DD931 Cool Picture. I remember getting a ride with a class mate from Great Lakes(ET school), to Millawalkee, WI in a Model A during the winter just for the cost of gas.
BTW congratulations on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 849
Posted By jrelliott
Re: Steering box leak

If you plan on installing the steering shaft retainer with tube Bratton's P/N 5030, make sure you clean out the inside of the steering shaft as will probably be caked with gunk and will twist off the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,387
Posted By jrelliott
Re: Got One - Now the VIN search

Arizona would not accept the MN title as the DMV officer could not find the serial number on the frame and motor number matched the title. Said as far as he was concerned was a stolen vehicle as no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,552
Posted By jrelliott
Re: Ford Tri-Motor

One was flying around North Mesa yesterday afternoon by Falcon Field. Though was seeing something large and SLOW flying and was the Ford Tri-motor.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,445
Posted By jrelliott
Re: 12 volt conversion

As stated before, running 12V conversion with original power house generator. Had a 12V alternator at first, then went back to 6Volts when I found the Power House. Went back to 12V as easier to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,445
Posted By jrelliott
Re: 12 volt conversion

Why buy the whole kit. As Patrick L said you can use your old generator and a 12V battery. The battery is what determines the voltage our of the generator. If the generator becomes unloaded from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,424
Posted By jrelliott
Re: Cold weather driving with or without thermostat?

Run a thermostat ALL the time. Live in the mountains of Arizona. We probably do not get as cold as you in the winter, but the A warms up faster with the thermostat and runs better when warm.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By jrelliott
Re: Converting MD Clutch to a SD Clutch system...

The 9-11-1928 A I have has a single disk clutch. Was that way when I got it. I think you may need a later bell housing, clutch assembly, possibly the fly wheel. The transmission seems to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,763
Posted By jrelliott
Re: Stop light staying on

Does the brake pedal return to the full position? If it does not then that could be the problem. With a properly rebuilt brake system the brake pedal should return to the full back position with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,566
Posted By jrelliott
Re: Quick Point Gap Setting Tool

In an emergency, you can use the ignition wire( wire from distributor to spark plug) to set the gap and it will run. Later use the feeler gage.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,404
Posted By jrelliott
Re: Horn tube stuck in shaft

You can use a rifle cleaning brush for a .22 to run down the shaft with some solvent on it to clean it out. This is what I used to get some real gunk out. Will ruin the bore brush. but will clean...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By jrelliott
Re: How The 'Pickup Truck' Got It's Name

Very interesting about the pickup history.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By jrelliott
Re: Need help with modern points

Get rid of the clip and replace the connection between the upper and lower plate with a pigtail type wire as was done on the original set up and will have no problems. The mechanical connection is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By jrelliott
Re: light bulbs

I have a list of all the bulbs and numbers for the Model A for both 6V and 12V. If you would like a copy along with some other electrical part numbers, send an email to jrelliott42@gmail.com
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By jrelliott
Re: powerhouse generator

My Powerhouse generator (3 Brush) has a large mounting flange at the bottom where it bolts to the mounting on the motor. This is part of the cast housing of the generator. There is another bracket...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By jrelliott
Re: spark plug sump plug

Lawrie, you could tell them it is to burn the residual gas in the exhaust like having an afterburner for more pep.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,383
Posted By jrelliott
Re: Generator issue?

Have you cleaned the commutator with crocus cloth? Have you checked the brushes and the tension on the brushes? Have you checked the generator to see if it will motor( need the fan belt off and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By jrelliott
Re: Starter Switch Test

When you do the continuity test of the switch and armored cable make sure the battery of the vehicle is disconnected. You can destroy an analog ohm meter by measuring voltage on the ohms scale.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,214
Posted By jrelliott
Re: "Gener-Nator"?

I am running an original Power House (3 brush) at 12 Volts. Do not have a voltage regulator on it as yet, but in the process of designing one that will go inside the case. Puts out about 10Amps on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,361
Posted By jrelliott
Re: Things You Will Do Differently Next Time

Would have purchased a balanced crank and a high compression head when the engine was rebuilt in 2000. The engine was fully balanced with the flywheel when assembled and is very smooth, but could be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 963
Posted By jrelliott
Re: Directional signals

If you put the resistors in series with the bulbs, you just increased the resistance, you decreased the amount of current flowing to each LED which causes the thermal flasher to not work. You need...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,079
Posted By jrelliott
Re: Trunk recommendations

I have the plans for building one out of wood that I found years ago. If you would like a copy, send e an email at jrelliott42@gmail.com and I will email you the plans.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,679
Posted By jrelliott
Re: led light bulbs

If you were to replace all the bulbs with LED bulbs, then your total current draw would be less than 5amps. The only real problem would be the turn signals if using the original sockets for tail...
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