Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Model A (1928-31)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-15-2012, 06:28 PM   #1
Pepsi Mechanic
Senior Member
 
Pepsi Mechanic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: London , Ontario , Canada
Posts: 229
Default putting christmas lights on our aa

We are putting our AA in our Christmas parade -- it is in the evening -- I need to put on christmas lights and make them work -- the truck is 6 volt so an inverter will not work -- any ideas? I was thinking about putting a couple of 12 volt deep cycle batteries in the back and run the invertor that way .. should work but for how long ????? ...... any body have any ideas???
Pepsi Mechanic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2012, 06:43 PM   #2
modela@aol.com
Senior Member
 
modela@aol.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 565
Default Re: putting christmas lights on our aa

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=54837

Discussed last year on this thread.
modela@aol.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 10-15-2012, 06:54 PM   #3
Dave in MN
Senior Member
 
Dave in MN's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Jordan, MN
Posts: 1,259
Default Re: putting christmas lights on our aa

Why don't you borrow or rent a small quiet generator?
Dave in MN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2012, 07:04 PM   #4
Pepsi Mechanic
Senior Member
 
Pepsi Mechanic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: London , Ontario , Canada
Posts: 229
Default Re: putting christmas lights on our aa

Quote:
Originally Posted by modela@aol.com View Post
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=54837

Discussed last year on this thread.
Awesome -- that is what I was looking for -- thanks for your help
Pepsi Mechanic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2012, 09:04 PM   #5
Model A Man
Senior Member
 
Model A Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Sarasota Florida
Posts: 604
Default Re: putting christmas lights on our aa

I use a jump pack that has an inverter built in, never had a problem running led christmas lights and I put a lot on the car for the night time christmas parade. I use the large spring loaded paper clips and put felt where I clip to the fenders and running board edges. I out line the car with lights and even put the blinking ones on where you have different choices for styles of blinking. I also have a stereo in my car where I hook up my ipod with christmas music and my speakers are the old drive inn movie speakers that i installed modern spearkers inside and hook them on the windows facing out so the crowd can hear the music. hope this helps
Model A Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2012, 10:40 PM   #6
Bruce Adams
Senior Member
 
Bruce Adams's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Northport, NY
Posts: 1,594
Default Re: putting christmas lights on our aa

I use BATTERY operated LEDS about the size of eanuts, and some shaped like stars, etc. Walmart, ACE, Target all carry them for $6 for ten feet.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_2459.jpg (53.8 KB, 37 views)
Bruce Adams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 04:32 PM   #7
Pepsi Mechanic
Senior Member
 
Pepsi Mechanic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: London , Ontario , Canada
Posts: 229
Default Re: putting christmas lights on our aa

Quote:
Originally Posted by Model A Man View Post
I use a jump pack that has an inverter built in, never had a problem running led christmas lights and I put a lot on the car for the night time christmas parade. I use the large spring loaded paper clips and put felt where I clip to the fenders and running board edges. I out line the car with lights and even put the blinking ones on where you have different choices for styles of blinking. I also have a stereo in my car where I hook up my ipod with christmas music and my speakers are the old drive inn movie speakers that i installed modern spearkers inside and hook them on the windows facing out so the crowd can hear the music. hope this helps
this is my plan -- thanks for the input -- I like the paper clip idea
Pepsi Mechanic is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:01 PM.