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Old 07-30-2020, 07:50 PM   #1
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Considering the Fun Project Voltage Regulator for my 31 Coupe. Anyone using the 6
volt positive ground regulator they sell?
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Old 07-30-2020, 08:06 PM   #2
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I have a delco remy generator and regulator hooked up but haven't done a first start yet. I found a lot of help on youtube as a lot of old tractors used that system and some sites and videos go into how it is all hooked up. My 29 had the parts on it from being a daily driver back 70-80 years ago so I hung on to them and I am using them on an off road truck.
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Old 07-30-2020, 08:27 PM   #3
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Yes I am using one. Have had it for more than ten years without any issues. You need to set up your generator using a standard cutout, to the amps that you desire, then switch out the old one and install the new one. There have been some comments somewhat recently that they are out of stock... maybe you have one or a vendor still has/had some.
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Old 07-31-2020, 08:33 AM   #4
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FunProjects site has been out of stock for almost a year. The controller IC they use has been discontinued. I don't recommend buying it even if you can find one, although most owners seem pleased with them. After looking at the design, it's not a very good one. I suspect that high speed operation for long periods (road trips) will overcharge the battery.
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Old 07-31-2020, 09:41 AM   #5
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If you smell battery acid boiling , turn on the headlamps . I have had excellent results with my Fun Projects voltage regulator and it doesn't overcharge the battery . Before installing the Fun Projects voltage regulator I would often smell the boiling acid need to turn on the headlamps to prevent overcharging the battery . The Fun Projects voltage regulator works as well as the voltage regulators on modern cars . As long as the voltage regulator works , it doesn't matter to me how it works as long as it doesn't cause damage !!!
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Old 07-31-2020, 10:34 AM   #6
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I've used them on Model Ts, worked good, no problems. They come w/an instruction sheet.
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I’m using their 6 v positive ground regulator and love it - even bought a spare. I have the generator charging rate set to about 8 amps, and the regulator does the rest. With LED lights in the car, no more than 2-3 amps is ever needed.

Even though their site says they are out of stock, I placed two orders from their website last fall and received both.
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I got one for Christmas !!!
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Old 08-01-2020, 09:23 AM   #9
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Like I say, lots of fans. But technically it could have been done much better.
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Old 08-01-2020, 09:52 AM   #10
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John Regan's Fun Projects design is the easiest one to set up and install. A person has to know what they can and can't do while operating with it. It can be damaged easily if a person isn't careful not to follow the instructions. A person would have to contact Fun Projects or the suppliers that advertise them if they are currently available or not.

James Peterson's design replaces the 3rd brush and is attached to the dust cover strap on the inside so that it can't be seen but I'm not sure if it is still being produced. Tom Wesenberg's design is similar to the Peterson design but again, I don't know if Tom is making them or not. These types still use either a cut out or a diode. They are likely less sensitive to damage but I don't know how much so.
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Old 08-01-2020, 03:40 PM   #11
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I have no doubt that the other model A voltage regulators are good . I would prefer not to have to use a cut out . The Fun Projects voltage regulator takes the place of the cut out without modification . I have used both the six and twelve volt units with great results . I now use the twelve volt version . John Regan told me that there would be no problem running with a ten amp maximum charge rate . The voltage regulator allows charge on demand only . Ten amps maximum charge rate gives a little better headlamps than eight amps as it was advertised to use . I use the halogen bulbs that fit the original sockets . The 60-55 watt bulbs will need an alternator .
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Old 08-02-2020, 09:46 AM   #12
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Snyder's sells a "Genuine Nu-Rex" regulator which may or may not be the FP with different branding. I would hope it's a different design internally though.
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Old 08-02-2020, 09:54 AM   #13
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Snyder's sells a "Genuine Nu-Rex" regulator which may or may not be the FP with different branding. I would hope it's a different design internally though.

Do you have a link, I can't find it on their web site.
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Old 08-02-2020, 10:20 AM   #14
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I don't see it on Snyder's either, but Mac's seems to have one for $80, and claims to be available:
"Model A Ford Generator Cut Out - Electronic Voltage Regulator Version - Ford Script - 6 Volt Positive Ground Only"


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The John Regan design has two Shottky type diodes inside to act as a one way current device (cut out). Two of them allows for enough flow and as a back up in case one fails. It would be a shame if any of the sources of these regulator devices dries up.

With the current health situation and problematic relations with the Peoples Republic of China, there may be some difficulties in sourcing supplies of electronic components that may be manufactured by them. Not as much electronic stuff is available as there used to be.
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Unless something has changed, call fun projects and tell them what you want, and they will take your number. In a couple of weeks they will call you back and ask if you still want it. If you do they will ship.
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Old 08-03-2020, 12:00 AM   #17
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here is a link to the Funproject 1929 A parts page;
http://www.funprojects.com/search?qu...querytype=year
Snyder's Nu-Rex is a diode version.

From all the postings I have seen for a while now, I hardly think that with all the back orders they have, that they would sell to someone that has not been waiting already if they had the parts to put them together.
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