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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Alternator Replacement 12V

Thanks, jrelliott. I had heard this could be done. I find there are a couple places you can buy it premade -
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Wishbone/Trans Connection

If the caps are original steel, check for elongation of the bolt holes. These will have to be replaced. The rubber may have been added to preserve the shape of the ball, as rubber is easier to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 784
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Is a Horn Relay Necessary?

I wasn't thinking - the Snyder's relay is 6 volts. Will probably work for a time, but not right for 12V.

It's current that burns stuff, not volts. 12V loads generally draw half the current of 6V...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 784
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Is a Horn Relay Necessary?

I got this one from Snyder's, fits inside the horn cover. Thought I got a bad one, they immediately sent me another. Turns out the female connectors were too tight to insert the bullets completely,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 784
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Is a Horn Relay Necessary?

You aren't nuts. There's a site somewhere that describes how to do exactly what you've done. PIA though. Much easier to install a 6-amp 12V-6V buck converter.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Rubber pads for tail lamp and head lamp stands.

Pads protect the paint. Paint doesn't conduct anyway. If grounding is your concern, run a wire between each headlight conduit and the forward hood latch screw. Hose clamp at conduit and #10 ring...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Exploded view of light switch

Describing switches as for "one bulb" or "two bulb" is confusing, since Twolite Deluxe cars were equipped with one-bulb headlight reflectors plus cowl lights. They are more clearly described as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Radius Ball

The ball tends to wear more fore/aft than up/down, as the front axle places longitudinal force rather than vertical force on it. There are a couple of "remedies" - a heavy bell washer to take up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 363
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Driving at night - Charge and Ammeter Readin

Ford never authorized 50 CP headlight bulbs for the A because with the draw of the rest of the system they exceed the design capacity of the generator.

The location of the ammeter in the circuit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,229
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: 8 volt battery in 6 volt car

I suspect the 6-8V spec was a feel-good thing pushed by Edison and Westinghouse. They're 6V bulbs. Obviously, running them consistently at 8V will shorten their life.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,229
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: 8 volt battery in 6 volt car

The voltage drop of a single resistor would vary with the applied load - more lights, more drop. A better approach may be to use 12V bulbs with 1.5 - 2 times the wattage rating, if you can find...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,864
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Veterans Day

USAF 1964-1969, France, Netherlands (NATO) Telecom
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Nice German Brunette

The pudgy ones... :p
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,006
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Brakes quiz!! ID the mistery system.

JC Whitney and Warshawsky shared the same building (and stock) on a corner in Chicago, who knows why. JCW used one street address; Ski, the other street. The warehouse is now located downriver...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Torque dimension

Made me look. Lb is abbreviation for Latin libra, meaning "balance" or "scales". Libra pondo = a pound by weight. Google is your friend. :)
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Temporary Sealant/Caulk

Any rope caulk will work. Most are basically modeling clay. Duck and Frost King (Mortite) are good brands.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,372
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: signal stat 900 question

Ok, isc. On reexamination they both show bottom of the flasher. #4 is a little off-center, #5 is badly drawn. But both correct.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,372
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: signal stat 900 question

Both correct - #4 is bottom of flasher, #5 is top of socket.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Electronic Flasher

The vendors sell resistors for just that purpose. Add them in parallel with the bulbs on each side. They waste energy, but the 535 works.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Electronic Flasher

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

Only problem I have with this one is the 1.5 second delay before first flash. A minor problem is it draws a tiny...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Non Model "A" Electrical Question

Capacitors need to be tested removed from the circuit. For a lot less than the price of a decent tester (that you wouldn't use a lot) you can replace all the caps you suspect. Of course, I mean the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,224
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Model A Brake Lights

Just google "6v BA15S bulb". Here's one -

https://www.ledlight.com/63-miniature-bulb-ba15s-base-6-volt-ultra-bright.aspx

Brake lights should be at least 300 lumens.

Warm white better...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,279
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: 6V versus 12V (stupid ques. I'm a newbie)

The least painful method is to keep it stock 6V, positive ground. But at least replace the cutout with a FunProjects regulator - it will save worrying over battery charge. Tom Wesenberg's EVR is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: headlight sockets

All i've seen is Fig 436 of the FSB, which doesn't tell you more than you already know.

The 1928-E29 H-type headlamps used a different bulb set than the 29-31 Twolite type. The only bulb you will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Light Wiring Harness Problems

Disconnect the battery when working on the lighting switch. There's a hot wire in it going through the ammeter to the battery at all times. Makes your horn blow when you touch the center contact to...
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