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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 670
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: 1,242
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
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: 609
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: 631
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: 1,719
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: 325
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: 485
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: 1,612
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: 499
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: 430
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: 942
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: 528
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: 432
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: 1,208
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: 658
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: 1,130
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: 1,329
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: 879
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.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By eagle
Re: Charging to much

Your going to have to take some accurate voltage readings in order to make any informed decisions about what is going on. Check battery with car off, idling, and driving rpm.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,409
Posted By eagle
Re: Buyer beware on another repro part

Sometimes a person is asked to use their own thinking a bit when repairing things. A simple careful look is all that's needed. Where I used to work as an electronics service tech we referred...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By eagle
Re: Battery

Go to a farm store and buy a 6v tractor battery. Low priced, good quality. Around here I can get one for about $45.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By eagle
Re: Front hydraulic brake conversion.

Is this the rig that you want to go 1.5mph in? Shouldnt take much braking to stop that. Maybe im confusing posters.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,502
Posted By eagle
Re: '29 A Town Sedan, over heating

If it was my problem here's how I would address it. 1st check head torque. 2nd make sure your timing is correct, quick test is run it down the road at a good pull, if you pull the lever down all the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,908
Posted By eagle
Re: not your average coupe

Almost as much salt as a Minnesota hwy in January!
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