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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,458
Posted By jmeckel
Re: Unfixable random cutting out

From a post of mine a few years ago:

Check the copper strap that runs on the outside of the flat spring on the points (it is kind of U shaped). I had this same problem, the strap is too long on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,107
Posted By jmeckel
Re: Sound deadening and Insulation Materials

I used the foil faced (2 sides) with plastic bubble stuff that is sold by Menards with the 3M #90 adhesive they sell, worked good to quiet the car up and provides insulation. Made a big difference...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,369
Posted By jmeckel
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,897
Posted By jmeckel
Re: Replacement Ignition Coil

From their web site, for 6 volt systems use part number 40111 1.5 ohm epoxy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,381
Posted By jmeckel
Re: Zenith carburetor paint

Glad I have a couple of cans left.
This stuff may work, it is supposed to be fuel proof for models.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,445
Posted By jmeckel
Re: New battery

I installed an OPTIMA battery with the hold down sold by Synders. Works great.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,850
Posted By jmeckel
Re: Convert Original Generator to 12V

A good old type automotive electric shop can change the winding's to properly charge a 12 volt battery. Yes you can just put a 12 volt cut out on, however it will not charge the battery very fast,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,758
Posted By jmeckel
Re: Help needed with cb install.

As others stated this is a voltage up converter that uses a common ground, it is designed to convert 6 volt positive ground systems to 12 volt negative ground. Using a common ground, these use a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,758
Posted By jmeckel
Re: Help needed with cb install.

The RED INPUT wire goes to the negative terminal on your battery, or to for example the wire that feeds your dome light. The black wire goes to the chassis of your car. On the CB side, the red wire...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,914
Posted By jmeckel
Re: Broken Carburetor Jet

I know this sounds like it will break the casting, however it does not...
Heat the casting around the jet to a DULL red with an oxy acetylene torch, preferably using a rose bud tip. Then using a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,353
Posted By jmeckel
Re: Engine Serial Numbers as VIN

Maybe try reading the Federal law about this, and read all of it, there are exceptions that allow the re-marking.
18 U.S. Code 511
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,530
Posted By jmeckel
Re: Zenith Carb leaking, what type of needle value to get

Also clean out the filter screen in the carb, they can have a lot of crap stuck in them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,629
Posted By jmeckel
Re: Motor turns VERY slow

A #2 copper wire attached to the bottom starter bolt (clean the paint off from the starter under the bolt so you get good contact) to the same location that the battery cable connects to the frame is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,483
Posted By jmeckel
Re: turn signals

Better to hook to the frame ground point,where the ground strap from the battery connects. You never want a path through other electronics to the battery that is better than the path that the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,733
Posted By jmeckel
Re: Respirator opinions.

As long as what you are using matches what the respirator will filter out is what you want. You really need to be fit tested for this type of respirator to be truly safe. As an Advance Rescue...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,055
Posted By jmeckel
Re: Do Ypu Actually Carry/Use A Model A Jack On The Road?

I carry and have used the original Model A jack, works just fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,774
Posted By jmeckel
Re: Transmission Oil

I have used it for sometime in my A's transmission, works great. Remember there are more ideas about what type and brand of lube to use than there is A's to put it in. It is your car do what works...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,001
Posted By jmeckel
Re: Converting model a starter switch to pushbutton

If you have a tractor supply store (TSC) they have them, just a 6 volt starter solenoid is all you need.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,106
Posted By jmeckel
Re: New battery didn't help

I have posted this before. Use a good meter, hook one lead to the post of the battery that has the ground strap attached. Noe hook the other side to the grounded side of the points. Run the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,518
Posted By jmeckel
Re: Coil

This is the one I use for a 6 volt system, it is resin filed and will not leak.
Pertronix 40111 - Pertronix Flame-Thrower Coil
I bought mine from Amazon as they had the best price at the time.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,698
Posted By jmeckel
Re: Seems strange, battery vs spark at the plug

Also check and clean all of the ground paths, and the supply side to the coil. Actually just clean all your electrical connections. A dirty connection or loose wire can have these type of issues.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,764
Posted By jmeckel
Re: Resistor Mystery

The resistors go from the "powered", flashing / pulsing side of the bulb circuit to ground, normal LED lights do not draw enough current to operate a standard flasher properly. If the flash rate is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,293
Posted By jmeckel
Re: Anyone install Cigarette/USB outlets? How and Where?

Here is the link:

$59.00 + 4.54 shipping.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,293
Posted By jmeckel
Re: Anyone install Cigarette/USB outlets? How and Where?

I installed a converter on my A zip tied it to the steering column under the gas tank, out of sight. Those who choose to run the stock 6 volts to a usb charger, good luck My pbone is too expensive to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,474
Posted By jmeckel
Re: Brake Lights on Constantly

Another physical issue can be if you have carpet on the floor it also can keep the peddle from returning all the way as it should and causing the light to stay on.
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