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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By eagle
Re: Tough guy !

Hold my beer and watch this...!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By eagle
Re: 1928 will not stay running

Use a good quality voltmeter and take measurements on the battery. Before you start it, with it running, and after it quits. Then we can make a data driven recommendation for you. Without more info...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 520
Posted By eagle
Re: model a amp meter

Put a voltmeter on the battery first. Could be someone reversed polarity on the car without changing meter polarity, or several other reasons.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 673
Posted By eagle
Re: What do you make of this

"What do you make of this
Not sure what you're getting at. See some different ways of doing things, like not painting the head before it's installed? Or wiring? or sparkplugs? or the friction taped...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By eagle
Re: E A Laboratories Voltage Applications

I can't read the ad but I've seen old accessories that had three terminals. Use the outside two for 12 volt or run power to center, with both outside grounded for 6 volt operation. No idea if that's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
Posted By eagle
Re: USB charger socket for 6 V system

You may need a noise filter ahead of the charger. Model A electrical systems are too noisy for most modern electronics without some serious filtering first.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 715
Posted By eagle
Re: Reliability

You emphasize RELIABILITY.
complete 12 volt conversion, No reliability gain, some convenience due to commonness of 12V neg gnd
generator to alternator no reliability gain, does give you some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,305
Posted By eagle
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By eagle
Re: generator not charging _ How come?

Are you sure thats a solid state cutout ? Sounds like normal operation for a fun projects regulator. Will only charge if battery needs it. However, shorting across a voltage regulator is not a good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By eagle
Re: Gas additive

I second that. I've been using ATF in small engines for a long time. Briggs two cylinder engines have a habit of sticking valves. ATF in the gas will solve the issue.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By eagle
Re: rattle-can touch-up paint

A lot of older restorations used whatever color looked close in the paint books. I used hunter green then mixed in some black and some blue until I got it close.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,792
Posted By eagle
Re: 1931 model A performance

Typically 45 to 50 is a comfortable speed. Watch this thread... you'll have people declaring that 65 - 85 is what they do, ALL DAY. Yeah right. Just the aerodynamics alone make that stupid.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By eagle
Re: Voltage regulator for stock 6 V Positive ground system

I've used the fun projects regulator for quite a few years. Keeps the battery well charged without overcharging it. Also makes running at night with the lights on a no worry situation. I'd recommend...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 504
Posted By eagle
Re: Charging?? Canít say it is

Use a voltmeter and check battery voltage before and after starting, also check output voltage of alternator. Could be a connection/wiring issue. Wont know unless you take some readings. Dont start...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,668
Posted By eagle
Re: Interesting Comments about you Ride

"My grandpa had a car just Exactly like that,....except I think it was a dodge"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By eagle
Re: Wheel color choice??

Straw yellow would look great. Opinion
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By eagle
Re: battery power loss mystery

First off, try another charger for a few hours. If voltage comes back up, then there's a possibility it may still be ok. Chances are though, it likely needing replacement. Some maintainers run too...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 994
Posted By eagle
Re: No air filter . . .

I have an original aftermarket Airmaze on mine. I also run a fiber filter over that. Its amazing how dirty it gets. Doesnt affect the mixture at all that I can detect. When I clean it I think about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By eagle
Re: Checking generator output

Double the voltage to give you a reference to a 12v system. 6.9V x 2 = 13.8V That'll be just fine, I don't care who you are! :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By eagle
Re: Shade tree test

A decent quality voltmeter will tell you volumes about the condition of the charging system and battery. Check battery voltage before you start the car, engine running at idle speed, engine RPM at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,277
Posted By eagle
Re: 6V to 12V conversion

I do not plan to convert mine, everything works well at 6V. However, I also see there would be advantages to running 12v neg gnd if you wanted to add accessories. Mine'll stay as is, but I certainly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By eagle
Re: Engine Oil consumption

I change about every 1000 miles. Can't see any change on the dipstick at that interval. I fill it to the full mark. Doesn't really leak though, just enough to get oily on the bottom, not enough to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,152
Posted By eagle
Re: 700 RPM's ??

Better yet, put a voltage regulator in and forget about the generator AND the battery. It'll take good care of them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,356
Posted By eagle
Re: Toyota chassis

The trouble is, it will be a TON of work and when it is done it will be worth less than if you had just repaired the original. So many of the modern "improvements" are that way. If you stay within...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 906
Posted By eagle
Re: Lug nuts

Rather than concentrate on getting them so tight, just check them every so often. Just takes a minute or two.
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