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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,969
Posted By Big Kevin
Re: Battery drain and starting questions.

Well, that's what it was. Wimpy battery cable. I went up to the welding store and got a big old piece of 2/0 welder ground wire and put it from the neg post of the battery straight to the starter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2010, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,969
Posted By Big Kevin
Re: Battery drain and starting questions.

The battery is in the back Rumble seat floorboard area because the brackets under the drivers floorboard are rotted away. It's worked back there fine for quite some time, I just think I need to get a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,969
Posted By Big Kevin
Re: Battery drain and starting questions.

54 Bomb, I think that you may have something there. Tom, that's a good way to test it too and thanks for the direction.
Come to think of it, this makes a lot of sense. Especially considering that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,969
Posted By Big Kevin
Re: Battery drain and starting questions.

Well, I put the re-built generator on there (with new cut off), hooked the charger on there (set to "Start", not "Charge") for ten minutes and it started right up. Before that I checked my two ground...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,969
Posted By Big Kevin
Re: Battery drain and starting questions.

Well, the battery charger says that the battery is fully charged, yet the horn just barely honked (and only once), and the lights are super dim. Wife just got back in our truck that has the spare...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,969
Posted By Big Kevin
Re: Battery drain and starting questions.

Thanks you for the help here guys. I tried taking one of the cables off of the battery to see if I could get it to spark and it didn't, so today I'll double check all of the ground straps and change...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,969
Posted By Big Kevin
Battery drain and starting questions.

Hi there. Lately I've been having trouble getting stranded at my destinations:o . See, I think that my battery is getting drained from somewhere, or maybe it's something all together different, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,291
Posted By Big Kevin
Spark plug questions....

Hi there.
What is the basic criteria for spark plugs to work well with a stock Model A? Would any 14mm spark plug work? Just got me thinking about when I go to swap meets and see those big boxes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,318
Posted By Big Kevin
Re: Charging problem. Advice?

Yes! Jim, thank you very much for the direction, and Skip, the cutout info and troubleshooting chart are awesome. Thanks to you guys for the help here. I just sent Tom a message about getting one of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,318
Posted By Big Kevin
Re: Charging problem. Advice?

Thanks Tom! Email on the way.....
Forum: Questions & Suggestions 05-11-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 961
Posted By Big Kevin
Thoughts on a "BARN O'DEX"?

A place for fellow Ford Barners to offer up their services would be great. Several folks on here make parts for old Fords that are superior to those you can find in the catalogs or online parts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,318
Posted By Big Kevin
Re: Charging problem. Advice?

Thanks fellas for the help here. Jim Parker, do you have any contact information for Tom Wesenberg? I'd like to get one of those voltage regulators.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,318
Posted By Big Kevin
Charging problem. Advice?

Hi there.
I've got a mostly stock '30 coupe and am having charging problems and would like some opinions on how to remedy it.
One week ago and always in the past, my ammeter showed great charging...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 293,508
Posted By Big Kevin
Re: Post a picture of your car...

Here's my daily driver. At least until it gets too hot.
Forum: The Test Forum 05-07-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,415
Posted By Big Kevin
Re: Test and picture test.

It worked! Thanks Ryan...
Forum: The Test Forum 05-07-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,415
Posted By Big Kevin
Re: Test and picture test.

Test again...
http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac126/kevinlemoine/Nacho/100_0276.jpg
Forum: The Test Forum 05-07-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,415
Posted By Big Kevin
Re: Test and picture test.

Nope.....try again later.
Forum: The Test Forum 05-07-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,415
Posted By Big Kevin
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