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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,875
Posted By Sparky
Re: Engine stumbles on acceleration

Oh, I missed that detail about the Tilly carb. My suggestion doesn't apply, I think.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,875
Posted By Sparky
Re: Engine stumbles on acceleration

It may be a long shot, but last year my car started running rough when accelerating and also had higher than normal fuel consumption. The cause was the compensator jet in the carb had come loose...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 767
Posted By Sparky
Re: California 1935, Wilshire Blvd in color (remastered film)

That's about $3.64 today, not far off.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 767
Posted By Sparky
California 1935, Wilshire Blvd in color (remastered film)

You might have seen some of these remastered old films. This one is close to the Model A years, though I could spot only a few.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViNoQd4OaIo
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By Sparky
Re: trivial: new wiring harnesses etc. never really fit the posts they go on?

Iíve never measure them but I would guess itís due to the harness using metric ďequivalent ď terminals that donít quite match up with inch-size posts.


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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,227
Posted By Sparky
Re: Lake Ice Saw

Yeah but look at the direction of the water spray. Maybe it is balanced so that it pushes the blade down?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,408
Posted By Sparky
Re: LED Headlights

FYI, if you have an iPhone, when taking photos you want to post turn the phone sideways, with the home button on the right side. Then you shouldn't have to rotate them later.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,254
Posted By Sparky
Re: Headlight "Load Equalizers"

My LED headlights can flicker, but my situation is somewhat unique.

My electrical system is 12V, with a stock Model A generator and a Fun Projects voltage regulator. I never drive at night, but I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 878
Posted By Sparky
Re: (Yet Another) Electrical Question

Thatís not an electrical question :)

The middle pistons (2 and 3) rise and fall together. So 3 canít follow 2 in the firing order, it has to skip to 4.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,860
Posted By Sparky
Re: 12v from 3 brush Ford generator

Those would work also assuming they fit in the case. There is no reason you can't mount one remotely if you don't care about mimicking an original cutout.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,860
Posted By Sparky
Re: 12v from 3 brush Ford generator

Yes, but jwmckenzie is generally correct if your total power requirement is unchanged when switching to 12V.

For example, it you have a total of 60 watts of power requirement on a 6V system, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,860
Posted By Sparky
Re: 12v from 3 brush Ford generator

Actual part numbers can vary depending on the source. The simplest way to find them is to just google "10DN diode". Here are a couple of links I found:
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,860
Posted By Sparky
Re: 12v from 3 brush Ford generator

OK, here are the pictures I promised. The diodes I used are for a Delco 10DN alternator. They are rated for 25 amps. Just google "10DN diode" and you can find them from various sources. I got...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,860
Posted By Sparky
Re: 12v from 3 brush Ford generator

That's right. The original-style cutouts are essentially a wire-wound relay, and are designed to operate at a specific voltage and/or current, so are not likely to work correctly on 12V. A diode...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,860
Posted By Sparky
Re: 12v from 3 brush Ford generator

I'm happy to help, but I'm not sure what the question is. Are you asking how to make a diode cutout? If so I can take some photos of the one I made. As I said my generator is completely stock.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,860
Posted By Sparky
Re: 12v from 3 brush Ford generator

Yes, I do myself and I'm sure many others on this board do also. My generator is unmodified except I repolarized it for negative ground. I do have a Fun Projects regulator, but before I got that I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,107
Posted By Sparky
Re: Using magnets instead of holes

If you want to experiment, get a magnet with a pre-threaded hole. Rare earth magnets are typically brittle and can't be easily drilled or tapped.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,107
Posted By Sparky
Re: Using magnets instead of holes

Are you asking if the magnets are conductive? Most neodymium magnets are made from sintered metals so probably are. There may be a non-conductive paint coating though.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By Sparky
Re: brake adjuster dust shields

The circled part is the dust shield, the part behind it is the wedge.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 57,558
Posted By Sparky
Re: Speedster Kit

Wow, you went way back in time to pick up this thread😄. Anyways, your speedster looks very well done. I dig the headlights.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,413
Posted By Sparky
Re: Scammers are out in force

It works with Edge. Google just doesn't want to promote it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By Sparky
Re: Lack of power/rpm

Is this a sudden problem, or has it always run badly?

I had similar symptoms appear suddenly a few weeks ago. After some investigating it wound up being a loose compensator jet in the carburetor....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By Sparky
Re: Ever have a distributor rotor wear out?

No, the little nub that fits in the slot of the cam was tight, so the timing was unaffected. It was actually running fine, I just noticed it while checking other things.

I got the new one from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By Sparky
Ever have a distributor rotor wear out?

I was doing a routine check of my points a couple weeks back and I noticed the rotor was wobbling on the cam. It looked like the shallow molded ribs on the ID that made it fit snugly on the cam had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,135
Posted By Sparky
Re: 12 volt conversion question

Do you mean to add a 12V regulator (or cutout) to the stock generator? Yes, it works fine.
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