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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 838
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Re: who did this diagram?

Good point. I'm a "completist", I guess.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Would there be any interest in a programmable electronic points replacer?

Along with MikeK's suggestions, you should add a knock sensor for optimum spark advance at all times.

Back in the day I put a points eliminator setup on my '74 Mustang V6. IR sensor across the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 838
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: who did this diagram?

Just to nit-pick:
Missing generator connection at (8), yellow-black; ammeter wire to (7), also yellow-black.

Early A coil (black wire) was connected to (5) but this was corrected by FSB 11/29,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 765
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: 6v charging issue

Self exciting one-wire alternators have an internal resistor that helps it to start charging at low RPM. This small load can discharge the battery over several weeks, so it's necessary to disconnect...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,589
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Coronavirus vs "A" Drive

Salt water, sea air, sand and warm sunshine cures most everything.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,693
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Chickasha In March - Who Is Going ?

The motive is to broadcast the warning. The threat is very real in large congested cities, mostly indoors. Out here in the boonies it's a lot harder to contract anything from touching a fencepost,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Generator Operation

As Ryan points out, without a regulator you have to readjust the 3rd brush between day and night driving conditions. Adjust for bright lights at night then turn it back down to 1-2 amps with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 818
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Using Parking Lights For Signal Lights

Ryan, the 21/32 CP bulbs (S8 size) won't fit inside the cowl buckets. Best you can do in incandescents is 10 CP (G6), which is probably bright enough. Best go with LEDs - 12 segment bulbs fit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Lighting

You appear to me missing power from the generator to the switch (yellow wire). Check connections. The brake switch connects to the same contact plate (green wire), effectively a direct connection...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 535
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Has anyone converted a 12V heater to 6V?

6v to 12v is not a drop. Requires a boost converter.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 535
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Has anyone converted a 12V heater to 6V?

The converters out there are designed for positive voltages/negative ground only. Not impossible to design a negative to negative converter, but you won't find any - no demand. What's available...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Chickasaw 2020

https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=56437
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,477
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Kangaroo fuel.

I don't know what RHD linkage looks like, but it may be a lever upside down.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Gauge Wire

http://www.diabloas.com/daspdfgrafix/Neumann-Convert-starter-12V.pdf

I think the vendors sell the coils preassembled for 12V.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Wiring

1. 16 AWG
2. 12 AWG
3. 28-29 metal tube, 30-31 woven loom. Firewall clips different for the two.

Applies to all A's.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,990
Posted By Badpuppy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Gauge Wire

The current will double at 12V unless the starter is converted. Technically, the cable ampacity should also be doubled to accommodate the increased current. However, due to the intermittent nature...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Body Mounting Bolts

I assume you're referring to the four "carriage" bolts next to the floorboard. Mick Isbell's hardware reference shows A-20922 as a 3/8-24 x 2-1/4 carriage bolt, which is a contradiction, since...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Cowl Light mounting bracket

The cowl reinforcement bar was in all A's, the hole was added at some point to better accommodate installation of the cowl light as an option. There are/were templates available to correctly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: wiring

The only drawing(s) I've seen with the correct markup for the 11/29 Service Bulletin change to the coil wire is here -

https://modelagarage.com/electrical/

Most drawings you will find show the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Generator cutout wiring hookup pictures.

Both harnesses connect to the BATT side of your cutout. ARM connects to the armature through the insulated stud. As connected in the photo, the battery will run flat in a short time.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: wiring

There are two main harnesses available, depending on your car being equipped with cowl lights or with parking lights in the headlights. This harness connects the lighting switch between generator...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,275
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: 6 Volt LED Flasher

Amazon item doesn't mention polarity. Likely negative ground only. Here's the one you want -

https://www.ledlight.com/flasher-6-volt-led-3-prong-120-watt-positive-chassis.aspx

This is a very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 690
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Head light focusing procedure

The pics are from the Model A instruction book (owner's manual). Beam height is 33" for 28-29, 37" for 30-31 to agree with headlight center height.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,070
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Looking for LED replacement bulbs for tail and cowl lights

I ordered 2 of those in 'warm' white for the taillights. Had a pair of bright white before, but fewer SMD chips. Didn't look right to me. Warm white is supposed to mimic incandescent light. ...
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