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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Headlight Puzzle

Thanks for the feedback, Dave. Glad we could be of help.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 639
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Generator output

A 6V battery should read about 6.3V at rest. A charging regulator should hold it at 7.2-7.4V float voltage. Hydration (boiling) begins at about 7.8V.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 639
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Generator output

3rd brush is not set-and-forget. Adjust low for high-speed driving, high for low-speed start/stop or night driving. After starting. the ammeter should drop to 1-2 amps after the battery recovers...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Headlight Puzzle

Slot is on vehicle left (driver's side in civilized countries :D).

The tilt you describe is odd. Both headlights? Check the mounting bar and hardware before chopping up the bucket plate.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Headlight Puzzle

Remove the reflectors and measure from the throat of the sleeve to the rim. There should be about 1/8" difference. The shorter measurement goes to the TOP. Possible they were marked wrong....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: 1930 CCPU, the buzz of the neighborhood.

Didn't realize the sound of the B engine was so distinctive.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 783
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Sick ahooga horn

Most horn problems are remedied with a couple of drops of 3-in-1 oil on the felts.

A horn relay solves dirty horn button contact without pulling the wheel. I installed one that fits inside the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,357
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Flamethrower 6v coil too much power ?

Swap plugs and wires between cylinders, see if the problem moves. If it does, swap the wires back to isolate the cause. If not, wash the outside of the cap and dry thoroughly. Could be conductive...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,055
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: $32.99 !

Higher price = higher quality and value.

I also have a bridge for sale.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,080
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Model A starter clunk then no electrical

I'm thinking the switch plate is lightly touching the motor contact "nub", which would draw enough current to drop the voltage to near-zero but not enough to turn the motor.

I would pull the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 737
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: need advice 1929 Model a no spark, no headlights

After sitting a long time, point contacts will corrode. Couple strokes with a points file (nail file) will fix.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Generator output too high.

Battery begins to hydrate ("boil") at about 7.8 volts, depending on temperature. I'd think the generator should have a better adjustment range, but apparently it's not for model A. The quick and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Veggie

Ignition switch may be getting resistive (>1/2 ohm) or loose connections. Also point contacts may need burnished.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 737
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: need advice 1929 Model a no spark, no headlights

By all means recharge the battery ASAP. Even a new battery won't last long if left discharged after many failed starting attempts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: No spark after nEw head replacement

With points closed, ignition on, there should be 0 volts at the coil (red wire). If not, path is open. With points open, ignition on, there should be battery at the coil. If 0 volts, path is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: 29 cowl light questions

The rearward position will definitely be a problem. Go with the forward position, provided the bulb fits behind the lens. Looks like it would.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 964
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: External voltage regulator

For the external mechanical regulator you need access to the field winding inside the generator to connect the F terminal.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: hmmm no headlights on a 31

Not necessarily. Nuts and bolts make lousy conductors when they start to rust.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Problem with alternator

Mike's reference is for a built-n regulator, like the 10SI has. Vince is spot on - check pulley size. katy has the simplest solution, probably.

So long as you don't leave it idling until the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: How to install a new ignition switch?

That JB Weld is great stuff. Won't damage the plating like a torch.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Horn power wiring

#16 is good for up to 10 amps. If it's 100 feet or more from the power source you should bump it up a bit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,492
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: LED head lights

Right, I didn't pay attention - those are BA15S, lnot BA15D. However the thread topic is "head lights". I was referring to the double-contact bulb they sell claiming it's for headlights.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,397
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: So long

My dad acquired a 38 once. Took us kids somewhere, on the way decided to see how fast it would go. Hit 100 mph on a long straight back road before he begged off - kids in the car, you know.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,492
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: LED head lights

Look for 8- or 12-segment (SMD) bulbs. The 8 is about the size of a G6
incandescent (2-6 CP) The 12 is a bit of a squeeze, but will fit the cowl lamp.



Those bulbs fit, but that's all. No...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,136
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Electric Gas cut off

Could be done with a horn relay, but the ignition switch provides only intermittent ground through the points. Stick with your toggle switch.
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