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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: ground fault on upper distributor plate

I can't quite see where you are talking about.But I've not had such a problem that I can remember if you're talking about what I think you're talking about. The movable point arm should be insulated.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 452
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Spark Question

OK. Take the coil secondary high tension lead out of the cap and place it 1/4" from a good ground. Remove distributor cap so you have access to points. Have points closed and put a piece of paper...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Question about the ignition coil

That wire can/does go bad or the connector sometimes can touch the body and ground.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 452
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Spark Question

OK. Tell us what you have. Where does the voltage stop ? Are you getting 6v at the point arm when open ? Do you lose that voltage when the point arm closes ?

If that doesn't happen then the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 452
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Spark Question

Yep, what the fellas said.
1. Remove all sparklers
2. Try to insert pin while turning engine over. As the rotor approaches #1 in the cap [CCW] go slowly and the round end of the pin will slip...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,232
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 600w oil

'it all falls into place.'

So to speak. [smiley face]
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 452
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Spark Question

There should be battery voltage at terminal box connections, primary coil connections.

1.5 ohms across coil primaries.

The primary lead could be bad or screwed into the distributor too far...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 452
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Spark Question

1. Set points to .022"
2. Set timing [ use pin]
3. Check for 6v at open point arm
4. 0v at closed point arm
5. Place secondary coil wire near 1/4" from good ground
6. Open/close repeatedly point...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Question about the ignition coil

What type of coil do you have ? There should be 6v to each terminal if the car is wired as original [which it sounds as though it is.]
There should be 6v at the open point arm and 0v when closed. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,232
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 600w oil

When I was young we always had a barrel of 140 which was used in pretty much everything back then until things changed to 90.

Since we sold Studebaker and Ford I assume it was the correct oil.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,232
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 600w oil

https://www.mobil.com/en/lubricants/for-businesses/industrial/lubricants/products/products/mobil-shc-gear-680
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,232
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 600w oil

If I remember correctly Mobil/Chevron 680 is an SAE 140 viscosity oil.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,232
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 600w oil

Its been mentioned several times here that the 600W from some of the vendors is 140 or 250 with STP added. I don't know if its true or not.

There are other oil suppliers that sell 140 and 250....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,232
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 600w oil

Thats kinda misleading. W stands for weight, but, the W meaning winter means that the number before the W such as a 10 means the oil flows like a 10 weight oil when cold. The number after the W such...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,232
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 600w oil

600W is in the 180-240 weight range. Either 140 or 250 work just fine.

STP is not a lubricant, many use it though.

The transmission oil is also used in the rear end and steering box.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Electrical Question ???

The wires are tight in there.

Those units are usually full of a grease and I've had to clean most of it out to stop 'bleed thru'. Kinda forgot about that. The unit has to be grounded itself also.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 918
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: No electricity. No crank. No horn

My fuel valve is just opposite, horizontal is off. Doesn't make any difference though, turning it off is good whatever the lever position. I also retard the spark as I turn off the key.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,467
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: 29 Tudor charging system question

I like the internal EVR build by Tom Wesenberg along with a good original cutout.

Some folks like the external FunProjects regulator.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Electrical Question ???

Sounds like it could be a ground issue.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 568
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Checking 6 volt neg ground output with multi meter

We still don't know what the ammeter is showing or where the 7.1 v reading was taken from.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 568
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Checking 6 volt neg ground output with multi meter

Ah, the 6v alternators from Bratton's and Snyder's are Nu-Rex conversions. That explains it. I was thinking TLR might have a polarity issue. He still may. Maybe we'll find out what the problem is.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Did I get a defective U-Joint?

I would agree that its not useable. Did you call the vendor? I'd recommend a NOS or good used one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 568
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Checking 6 volt neg ground output with multi meter

Well we'll find out. Maybe thats the problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 568
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Checking 6 volt neg ground output with multi meter

Take take your volt meter and connect it across the battery, take a reading.

Start engine and set to a fast idle and take another reading.

Let us know the results and we can go from there.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 568
Posted By Patrick L.
Re: Checking 6 volt neg ground output with multi meter

Most alternator conversion regards of voltage are negative ground.
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