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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Light Switch no longer working as designed

Makes no sense you could lose only one headlight and not the other - they're connected together at the switch. Perhaps losing ground on one side between bucket and fender - coincidentally (?).
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,101
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,783
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: 6 volt or 12 volt

Very true. The only reason now to convert to 12V negative ground is for compatibility with add-ons, such as a/c or modern electronics.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,128
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Parasitic Drain?

.9 amps is rather a lot. Most likely a rectifier diode has failed (there are three of them, pressed into the finned assembly). Rectifiers are available for not a lot of money, just be sure you get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 696
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Key start

Works for him.
Don't disparage the guy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 759
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Blown fuse

Should be obvious in the engine compartment. If not, check inside junction block, behind the dash, and brake switch.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: The Medley Coupe

Great story. Thanks for the share, looking forward to your progress..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 645
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Gas leaking thru Sight Glass

The dash needs to come out if you try to use the cheapie wrench..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 645
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Gas leaking thru Sight Glass

To add to your enjoyment, you may find the kit parts don't fit. I found my (very nice looking) repop was apparently patterned after earlier gauges. The gaskets were 1/32" - I had to make my own -...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: 1928-29 Headlight Questions

To maybe clarify, 28 had a single bulb with two filaments, hi/low. The parking lamp used in later 29-31 was set above the center headlight bulb. If you have this and want to use it you would need a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Interesting Observation

Times change. I thought the 1959 Caddy was the ugliest blimp I ever saw when it came out. I also was 14 at the time.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 28
Hi
Views: 908
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Hi

Sad but true. Kids have always needed to be leery of strangers, but more so these days it seems. On a bright note, he'll be all grown up before you know it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 28
Hi
Views: 908
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Hi

Definition of "boy".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 499
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Wiring Harness Issues - Lights - Need Ideas

Would be easier and cheaper. Aside from the ugly there's nothing terribly wrong with the sealed beam conversion. Full restoration will require removing the socket at the base of the bucket, have to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 28
Hi
Views: 908
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Hi

And some of us dodders were worried about losing the younger generation. Best of luck to you.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 499
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Wiring Harness Issues - Lights - Need Ideas

https://www.brattons.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=headlight+socket - most of what you need for headlight internals (and a lot you don't). Also need a #10 screw for focusing

I believe the taillight...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Horn repair

Probably adjustment. Maybe worn ratchet. #14 is plenty.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Generator

Check for short to ground inside the junction box and toward the battery.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Horn repair

Solvent may eat through the lacquer insulation, causing short.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Horn repair

Plain old felt. Just to retain light oil against the shaft.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Rotten Rotor from Rotorville!

Try a new cap; swap plugs/brass plug contacts?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Lack of 6v power

Curious how the extra wire got through the case - drill and add a field post?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Lack of 6v power

Oops, forgot about 6V. But Y-B mentions VW, and a few other Europeans, I believe. But they may be light on the current limiting too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 438
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Generator short?

Parking lights draw a lot less current and may not be affected as much by a bad ground. Temporarily wrap some wire around the conduits and connect the other end to the frame somewhere. If lighting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Lack of 6v power

Tractor regulators usually set for about 11 amps. Find one for a 60's car (any make). They'll likely be set higher.
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