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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,507
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Heated Seats In The Model "A"

Vinyl shrinks and becomes brittle with age, as its volatile components evaporate. Heating accelerates this.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 926
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Spammers at it, AGAIN

<--- Right over there. Bottom left corner. Click it and report what''s wrong with the post.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,350
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Jumping a 6 volt battery

Insufficient demand.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,350
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Jumping a 6 volt battery

Was responding to FunProjects warning - basically: don't use the wrong voltage regulator. It won't hurt a 6V regulator to jump with 12V if the cables are removed before the generator spins up to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,350
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Jumping a 6 volt battery

Not with the engine running. OK to get started, just pull the jumpers right away.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Wishbone ball on '28 A Roadster

Rubber ball doesn't fit properly in standard saddle plates. The cast iron ones surround the rubber better. Don't know what the cotters are for, you'd notice loose nuts long before they would reach...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Instrument Panel Light

#68 is your guy.

https://www.bulbtown.com/68_Miniature_Bulb_Ba15d_Base_p/b68.htm
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: sticking pop-out button on Electrolock

Contact cleaner is a fluorocarbon, will probably wash away lubricant. WD-40 might be a better choice, but I'd use graphite anyway.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Instrument panel LED

I'd go with this one, in warm white:

https://www.ledlight.com/81-miniature-bulb-ba15s-base-led-6-to-24-volt-g6.aspx
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: gas gauge bail threads

Permatex #3 on the cork. Brass float for sure.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Ford Australia History

Fortnight is two weeks. British thing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: External door handles

They appear identical to those on my 1930 coupe.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Head light switch question

It would make sense the path between contacts wears smooth over the years. Also spring tension behind the movable contacts weakens with time. You might massage or replace the movable part.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Gas Cap surround and gauge

I replaced my smelly deteriorating cork float with a brass float from Mike's. Well made, easy to install.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,135
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: New-to-me '29, Butchered Fenders?

Phone cameras have ridiculous resolution these days. Resize them on your pc if you can, reduce the dimensions to 1/4 original.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,776
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Bill Williamson

Every time I log in to FB I think about Bill. His posts were my first impression of the site when I first joined. He was a positive influence here, and we all miss him. RIP Bill Williamson.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,012
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: 12 volt

Yup.

Permanent magnet motors also reverse with current reversal.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: where the steering wheel wires go?

And I agree with Ruth. The black wire goes on the 3-contact post, opposite the generator (yellow)/brake (green) 3-contact post, to the taillight(s). The single contact posts go to park, bright, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,012
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: 12 volt

Loosen the belt and bypass the cutout, the gen will motor. If it's a diode cutout without bypass it will motor only with the wrong polarity battery. Best way to determine polarity, but requires a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Light switch question

1998ish shouldn't have that problem. Thick switch plates prevent the cover from assembling properly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,012
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: 12 volt

Battery cable post clamp size is the best clue. Coil polarity is another. Ammeter wire color: if the wires on each firewall post match, it's positive ground; if reversed, negative.

Everything...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Horn

Check condition of brushes and springs, may not be making good contact. Sparking you describe is normal without a horn relay.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,511
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Adjusting ahooga horn

8-32 is correct thread, with internal star ("shakeproof") washer. Split lock will work but won't flatten. Shank length is important, to keep from distorting the cover.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Powerhouse gen

You can send him an email here - but as katy notes, Tom is usually AWOL.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/sendmessage.php?do=mailmember&u=106
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,195
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: this is what I drug home yesterday- not Ford

Wish you hadn't drug that up, Will. :p
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