Go Back   The Ford Barn > Search Forums

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.04 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Badpuppy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Which headlight wire for high/low beam

Hm - I admit I haven't seen one in the flesh, I assumed the filaments were equidistant from the centerline, for Twolite reflectors. Bulbs for H-type have the bright filament centered, with the dim...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Which headlight wire for high/low beam

32/32 should have identical filaments. You can flip it over if one filament burns out. Longer filament length = higher resistance, lower CP. Does it have a number on it?

Also be sure the wiring...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 950
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Any electronic experts out there

Yet another option - run ground return wires in parallel with each signal wire. Do not connect LED end to chassis. RFI in both wires should cancel each other.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 950
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Any electronic experts out there

So RFI appears to be the problem. Best to attack the cause with resistor wires/ferrite beads if possible, otherwise replace the signal wires with shielded wire. Ground all the shields at one end ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 950
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Any electronic experts out there

Yeah, let the engine overheat. Easier to fix.:p
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 950
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Any electronic experts out there

Don't disconnect for very long, will overheat.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 567
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Checking 6 volt neg ground output with multi meter

7.1 is a tad low - 7.2-7.9 is min-max for good charging. Should charge the battery ok, but more slowly. Maybe much more.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Electrical Question ???

Turn signal switch may have a pinched wire inside. The many wires are packed pretty tight.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 950
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Any electronic experts out there

535 is a 6V flasher. 550 for 12V. Thermal flashers require 1-2A draw to operate, so add
an extra incandescent to the circuit. If above doesn't work try a 5A diode between coil and lamp supply. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,452
Posted By Badpuppy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 835
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Generator voltage high ?

Ground connections deteriorate over time. Grounding problems usually creep up on you.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,452
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: 12v wiring diagram

Ammeter originally was wired to show only battery current in/out. 30AModel moved it to the load side; it shows only "charge" of the entire load (minus coil) from alternator and/or battery. (I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 832
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: distributor wire

If your ignition is wired to switch battery to the coil then you can connect points directly to the other coil terminal. But you need a means to switch the circuit off or it will drain the battery.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: No Voltage on Ignition 1929 Phaeton

Verify voltage at coil, red wire. Check for voltage on points held open. Not much in between, just switch and cable plunger contact.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,298
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Testing a cutout

Thanks for the link, rotorwrench. Now i see how the thing works with no connection to the field winding. Just dumps excess generator output to ground. Sledgehammer approach, imo, but can't deny it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,298
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Testing a cutout

Measure battery voltage at the starter post and adjust third brush for 7.2-7.5 volts. If you can't achieve this, either engine speed is too high or something wrong with the gen.

It's normal to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 915
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: No electricity. No crank. No horn

Check/clean the battery ground post connection to the frame. A voltmeter can read through the corrosion but not much operating current can pass through.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,198
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: blown fuse problem

You must be thinking of this -

Crimp and solder
You old rodder
The old crate
Keeps getting odder
~Burma Shave~
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Model A Turn Signal

Signal Stat clones can be had on eBay for about $15 and work fine, I can attest. But I really like the Electro Tech design, and I'm envious of those who have them

Choose your poison.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,198
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: blown fuse problem

20A is appropriate to the 12 AWG wire between battery and generator and will handle the draw of the original lighting system. 50CP bulbs may give you a problem. Most guys use a 30A fuse because,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 914
Posted By Badpuppy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 914
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Catseye gas gauge

Success!? (see above).
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Can I Safely Open Spider at Steering Column

Disconnect the battery. That yellow wire is hot.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 914
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Catseye gas gauge

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/n5AIsBSWJ3WvKD4tekctKSF1JCBmBOy5TMrEi0M33Q-Wn53NU0q39wfbkosyMvkcXSPw14XGV5kX1D7rZAxfvBP5jiaC3V04AhZQfo_n5hSsanE2TFWyoM0TP60mBDL2fY11tbDEQxbnh7NSgpWZ25IJ7K_S3xRd6S6Z7Y...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 914
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Catseye gas gauge

Cropped the image, but wouldn't upload here
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Forum Jump
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:31 PM.