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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,389
Posted By jrelliott
Re: Dadís 1928 Model A

Welcome to Model A ownership. Enjoyed your videos. Luckily when I rebuilt my '28 Fordor, was a complete ground up so was able to get all the parts for brakes, steering, and drive train rebuilt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,000
Posted By jrelliott
Re: Brake Light Switch

You can repair the switch by taking it apart and bending the contacts so they touch better. I also found some brass tubing about 1/4" long and soldered it at both ends of the switch housing where the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By jrelliott
Re: Alternator Replacement 12V

Conversion kit for GM 10SI and 12SI altenators to 1 wire
Quick Start SE-590

An alternative to the Single wire altenators which require revving the engine to get to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By jrelliott
Re: Alternator Replacement 12V

Just remember if you do go to the 1 wire alternator, to pull the fuse if you have one or turn off the disconnect switch as there is a small parasitic discharge with this type alternator. It will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,296
Posted By jrelliott
Re: 12 volt coil with resistor

If you were to measure the voltage of the open points on a 12V system with a 6V coil and a ballast resistor, You would see 12V at the points as the volt meter is a very high resistance and draws VERY...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By jrelliott
Electronic Flasher

Found an electronic flasher for those of you that have converted to LED tail lights and front signal lights. This electronic flasher eliminates the need to have a resistor in the circuit to make the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By jrelliott
Re: Non Model "A" Electrical Question

How old is the printer? Can type capacitors do break down over time. Printer companies can give you a printer for 0 cost to them and make their profit off the ink they sell. Saw a new HP printer a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,666
Posted By jrelliott
Re: Frame serial number to obtain a title?

Have you thought about a bonded title? That is what I had to do here in AZ when transferred from MN to here with a clear title and registration on the vehicle there and the AZ Inspector could not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By jrelliott
Re: USB charger socket for 6 V system

Did you get the polarity correct? If you are using a positive ground system, will have to isolate the charger socket as most require a negative ground.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,488
Posted By jrelliott
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

That is what I use in my A. Been running it for about 12 years.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By jrelliott
Re: 1930 Generator

The meter in Model A is an amp meter which shows the direction of current flow from the generator to the battery when a positive reading is seen, or a negative reading when the battery is supplying...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 642
Posted By jrelliott
Re: Charging?? Canít say it is

Check your connections at every point in the path from the alternator, to the battery and to the frame. You need a complete path from the alternator to the battery to the frame and back to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,731
Posted By jrelliott
Re: Did you restore the car yourself?

The A I purchased sat in a pole barn from 1957 until 2000 when I purchased it. Was the body on a frame, with the running gear. Went into the attic of the barn to get fenders, hood, radiator and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By jrelliott
Re: Any good tips to lining up body bolts?

I placed the tapered punches at the opposite corners of the body and lined them up. Was able to drop the body down without any problem. Body was lowered using two screw jacks on each side of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By jrelliott
Re: haggerty model A time lapse engine rebuild video on youtube

I really liked the tool they used to heat up the studs prior to removal. Have neve seen the process they used for pouring the bearings. Was not like the way I was shown in MN by one of the members...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By jrelliott
Re: battery power loss mystery

You have a shorted cell in the battery. Time to get another battery. What happens is either there is a piece of one of the plates touching the other plate or the plates have warped coming in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,615
Posted By jrelliott
Re: Stupid Question #2: how does an iron frame act as a ground on our cars

Note to ericr, Arizona and a lot of other states have abundant supplies of copper. EPA and OSHA and other agencies have made it difficult to mine cost effectively. Smelters put out a lot of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,674
Posted By jrelliott
Re: 6V to 12V conversion

There are lot of us who have changed to 12V using the original generator and have had good results. The battery acts as a large capacitor smoothing out the impulses from the commutator of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,680
Posted By jrelliott
Re: This Drives me Crazy!!

Why not get a bonded title and be done with it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By jrelliott
Re: 1929 Coupe tail light bracket grounding

Why not run a ground wire in the loom to the tail light and connect to tail light can and a known frame ground. Now you have good paint under the bracket and no chance of rust. You will have a good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By jrelliott
Re: Wire guage

Just get the wiring harness you need from a vendor. They are the correct gage, color code and reasonably priced. If anyone later tries to trouble shoot the wiring after you are gone, and different...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By jrelliott
Re: 12 VDC Wiring

Purdy Swoft covered most of the things that need to be changed to run on 12 Volts positive or negative ground. Would recommend that you change the Bendix on the starter to the newer type as the 6V...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,159
Posted By jrelliott
Re: not your average coupe

Good luck on your run at Bonneville. Worked with an engineer at Tucson who was running a streamliner car powered by a Kawasaki 1100cc engine. Was getting over 200 mph.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,126
Posted By jrelliott
Re: Shop lighting

I have been looking at LED replacement bulbs for church, and there are ones that will replace both T8, T10 and T12 bulbs with the same LED bulb. Would suggest getting the ones that you remove the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,388
Posted By jrelliott
Re: Speaking of shocks . .

They all came from the factory with shocks. Many people pull them off when they failed and did not get them repaired. They were originally filled with glycerin which attracted moisture and they...
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