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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By Conaway2
Re: USB charger socket for 6 V system

I just installed this USB charger socket from Amazon, and it works just fine on the stock 6 volt positive ground electrical System on my Model A. It even has an on/off switch.

【Upgraded...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 820
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Fan cracked!!

Does anyone make/supply a 2-bladed original looking fan with plastic blades ? Or, is the 2-bladed aluminum fan from Bratton’s and Snyders the best option currently ?

Thanks - Jim
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By Conaway2
Re: USB charger socket for 6 V system

Thanks everyone - I’ve bought another inexpensive charger socket to try, and also have bought an inverter to boost input voltage to the charger socket to 12 V - if the second charger socket also...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By Conaway2
Re: USB charger socket for 6 V system

The polarity is correct. The socket I bought has a plastic body, so easy to isolate.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By Conaway2
USB charger socket for 6 V system

Is anyone aware of a USB charger socket that will work with a 6 V input from a stock Model A electrical system ? I did buy an inexpensive one, but it apparently needs more than 6 V to keep charging....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Pickup Steering

I recently rebuilt the steering box (for the 2nd time) on my 31 roadster -which I’ve owned for over 50 years. The steering has always been hard - until this most recent rebuild. I installed new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Generator ID hewlp

Thanks very much !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By Conaway2
Generator ID hewlp

Can anyone tell me what the difference between these two Model A generators is ??


thanks - Jim
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By Conaway2
Re: uploading pics

thanks - I will try that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By Conaway2
uploading pics

I'm having great difficulty uploading pics for a post. these were taken with an iPhone, which I converted to a pdf file, since the file size allowance is larger for a pdf. any suggestions on what I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,772
Posted By Conaway2
Re: 1931 model A performance

Iíve been driving a Model A since 1968, and I donít feel comfortable driving at any speed over 45 - the steering and brakes just arení t up to it. Ií ve heard people say for many years that they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Hand riveting tool ?

Thanks for all the responses ! I’ve gotten some good ideas....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By Conaway2
Hand riveting tool ?

Is there a hand tool that will flare the open end of a conventional rivet - like for brake lining ? I need to install a leather hood corner without removing the hood.....

Thanks - Jim
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,737
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Jerky Runner

Is the ignition cable an original one ? I had a very similar experience recently with my car, and finally diagnosed the problem as an intermittent short inside the cable conduit. the wire inside...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Voltage regulator for stock 6 V Positive ground system

Iím using the Logo Lites LED bulbs - very happy with them. Much brighter headlights and current draw is only 1-2 amps.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By Conaway2
Voltage regulator for stock 6 V Positive ground system

For years Ive had the stock generator set to charge at 10 amps. Now that I have installed LED headlight bulbs, I no longer need that constant charging rate. IĎVe been reading about the Fun...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-21-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Magneto battery charger

I built a full-wave rectifier circuit with an RC filter section consisting of 2 220uF capacitors with a 10 watt 10 ohm resister between the positive leads on the capacitors. At the output of the RC...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,422
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Coil failure ?

Last post on this - I installed a new ignition cable/conduit yesterday, and immediately had a very strong spark from the coil. The car started right up. In hindsight, I should have gotten my DVM...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,422
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Coil failure ?

31Ford - that is exactly what my problem turned out to be...my ignition cable inside the conduit was shorting intermittently.....new cable arrives tomorrow (I hope) - I’ll post an update. For all I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By Conaway2
Re: 1930 Tudor Sedan

I would also check all the wheels to be sure they are not bent...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,422
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Coil failure ?

Update - new coil and condenser installed today, although both removed parts tested OK with my DVM. I have good spark now, and the timing is right on the mark, but the car will still not start. I’m...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,422
Posted By Conaway2
Re: Coil failure ?

yes - I pulled the high voltage wire out of the dist cap and held it close to one of the head nuts while cranking the engine with the ignition switch on - absolutely no spark. Also - after the first...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,422
Posted By Conaway2
Coil failure ?

As I was driving my Ď31 Model A home from the local gas station yesterday, the engine suddenly died. A little roadside diagnostic work suggested an ignition issue - confirmed later after being towed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By Conaway2
Re: GPS charging on an unregulated 6v system

What voltage do iPhone and iPad wall chargers put out ??
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,525
Posted By Conaway2
Re: '29 A Town Sedan, over heating

I suggest either taking it to a shop familiar with Model A radiators, or just buy a quality new one. I never had any luck with my own cleaning fixes. I just had the radiator on my ‘31 deluxe...
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