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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,892
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: 6 Volt LED Flasher

Amazon item doesn't mention polarity. Likely negative ground only. Here's the one you want -

https://www.ledlight.com/flasher-6-volt-led-3-prong-120-watt-positive-chassis.aspx

This is a very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Head light focusing procedure

The pics are from the Model A instruction book (owner's manual). Beam height is 33" for 28-29, 37" for 30-31 to agree with headlight center height.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Looking for LED replacement bulbs for tail and cowl lights

I ordered 2 of those in 'warm' white for the taillights. Had a pair of bright white before, but fewer SMD chips. Didn't look right to me. Warm white is supposed to mimic incandescent light. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Current 6 Volt Positive Ground Turn Signal Recommendation

IIRC, if you have electro-tech, holding the switch to the right for four flashes starts the 4-way. Other direction toggles the beep.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Current 6 Volt Positive Ground Turn Signal Recommendation

Check your existing setup. With a toggle switch you may already have the Electro-tech control. If so, you would need their column switch.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Australia Fires

A couple years back wildfires ravaged Okla. A good friend near me lost everything; I know what devastation looks like. Don't wish it on anyone.

Hopefully the forecast weather will provide...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Headlight amperage

Headlights + taillights. With your foot on the brake, you'll read those too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Headlight amperage

You're right, chicken/egg. Wire size is determined by current draw. Most A wiring is 16 AWG; ampacity of 16 gauge wire is 10 amps. Wires from generator to lighting switch and through ammeter to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Happy new year

"Drink Responsibly" is a contradiction in terms.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Two questions...

See post #8 - https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=33023&showall=1
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,054
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Generator vs Alternator

If most of the silver is still present you can use Medallion or Nushine silver solution to restore the original finish. They claim it will plate brass directly, but the result is pretty orange. If...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,054
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Generator vs Alternator

The original headlights were equipped with 21/21 CP bulbs (high/low) - about 3 amps each. 50 CP bulbs pull about twice that, which with the other loads exceeds the rated capacity of the generator, 12...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: 31 Victoria Ampere Meter

"Ammeter" is the correct term, but since it's a shortened version of "ampere meter" I see nothing much wrong with "amp meter". Just sounds a little odd to those of us who use the term often in our...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: 31 Victoria Ampere Meter

Make sure it's a 20-amp meter. With alternator and new battery a larger capacity ammeter may not provide enough deflection to notice 1-2 amps charge.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Reproduction vs. original 1928 Headlamp Socket Assemblies

H-type and Twolite lamps used different bulbs. The early bulbs centered the high beam filament on the bulb axis, with the low beam 1/8" above. The contacts are oriented vertically when installed in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Alternator Replacement 12V

Thanks, jrelliott. I had heard this could be done. I find there are a couple places you can buy it premade -
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Wishbone/Trans Connection

If the caps are original steel, check for elongation of the bolt holes. These will have to be replaced. The rubber may have been added to preserve the shape of the ball, as rubber is easier to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 984
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Is a Horn Relay Necessary?

I wasn't thinking - the Snyder's relay is 6 volts. Will probably work for a time, but not right for 12V.

It's current that burns stuff, not volts. 12V loads generally draw half the current of 6V...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 984
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Is a Horn Relay Necessary?

I got this one from Snyder's, fits inside the horn cover. Thought I got a bad one, they immediately sent me another. Turns out the female connectors were too tight to insert the bullets completely,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 984
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Is a Horn Relay Necessary?

You aren't nuts. There's a site somewhere that describes how to do exactly what you've done. PIA though. Much easier to install a 6-amp 12V-6V buck converter.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Rubber pads for tail lamp and head lamp stands.

Pads protect the paint. Paint doesn't conduct anyway. If grounding is your concern, run a wire between each headlight conduit and the forward hood latch screw. Hose clamp at conduit and #10 ring...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Exploded view of light switch

Describing switches as for "one bulb" or "two bulb" is confusing, since Twolite Deluxe cars were equipped with one-bulb headlight reflectors plus cowl lights. They are more clearly described as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Radius Ball

The ball tends to wear more fore/aft than up/down, as the front axle places longitudinal force rather than vertical force on it. There are a couple of "remedies" - a heavy bell washer to take up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Driving at night - Charge and Ammeter Readin

Ford never authorized 50 CP headlight bulbs for the A because with the draw of the rest of the system they exceed the design capacity of the generator.

The location of the ammeter in the circuit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,468
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: 8 volt battery in 6 volt car

I suspect the 6-8V spec was a feel-good thing pushed by Edison and Westinghouse. They're 6V bulbs. Obviously, running them consistently at 8V will shorten their life.
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