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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Does anyone use carbon conductive grease to protect ground points?

Sanchem No-Ox-Id-A has been around over 100 years. It's nonconductive and won't run or wash off. Ma Bell used to buy it by the boatload.

Coat contact surfaces before joining, it fills in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Another headlight wire disconnect question

The three wires should pull out together with the slotted guide "plug" from the socket. If not, you should disassemble the bucket to see what the problem is. Easy to do - unlatch the ring at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,566
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Generator 3rd Brush Adjustment Explanation

Short answer, Scott, is yes, no modification. Just change the battery; cutout will work. What won't work are 6V bulbs, coil, horn and electric wipers.

Best not to add to an old thread, start a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Model A generator problem

A diode cutout won't be hurt by polarizing the generator. EVR - perhaps.

Problem could also be a bad battery. Check resting voltage and electrolyte levels.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Model A generator problem

Check battery connection to frame, and check ground path from frame through engine mounts to generator. Bad ground connection between battery and generator can cause weird problems.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Turn signal light

Bigger bulb, 21 CP - Brake
Smaller bulb, 6 CP - Tail

TS switch intercepts the brake wire at the switch and splits it between the two brake lights.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,084
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: photo on new Snyder catalog

I for one think it is a lovely depiction of the Model A in a springtime environment, despite the minor inconsistencies. Perfect for the catalog cover. If any of you chuckleheads think you can do a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,084
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: photo on new Snyder catalog

So who sells that radiator shell with the horn conduit on the right?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: 20 or 30 Amp Fuse?

An explanation is in order of what the fuse is intended for.

The fuse is intended to protect the battery from discharging through a stuck cutout when the engine shuts down. It isn't in the path...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 504
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: 6 to 12 Volt & Neg ground

Quick and easy to use a resistor on the 6V horn. A resistor could be used on a wiper motor, but it would get warm with continuous operation.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Light Bar Repaint Question

ahirt has a good solution. The method I use is to clamp a wire to each conduit inside the radiator shell and run to the forward hood latch screw under the frame. Use a star washer to cut through...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Horn problems

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Horn problems

Horn button contact may be crusty. Connect a solid ground to the horn button side of the motor (the side that doesn't burn your fingers). If it spins, you need to clean up the button contact.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Parts list for rebuilding headlights

Looks complete to me, except for the bulbs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Ammeter - Needle

If there's more than 15A through the meter either direction there's something wrong. It measures only battery current. 20-20 is appropriate for any model A vehicle, unless the wiring has been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,445
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Hood supports

Not really. Easy to ask our phone, "how much is 5mm in inches?"

Most accurate is to say "This much" with thumb and forefinger, but that's tough to express in print. :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 961
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Heard on Jeopardy tonight

Vertical integration has probably been perfected by the Japanese, with government encouragement. Note their car manufacturers are not experiencing a chip shortage.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 712
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Generator not charging - maybe ?

That's a diode cutout. Hard to sell anything "electronic" for $20.

Recheck your voltages. Gen should be .6v-1.2v above battery side. Difference is forward voltage drop of the diode.

It looks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,094
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Repeated Comments About Sacramento Ford Wiring

Heavier wire - no. Heavier insulation - yes, less chafing to cause a short. Heavier wire reduces wire resistance, but not so much you would notice. Connections are more stable, tend to last longer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 878
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Fan Blade orientation

Looks backwards to me - smooth side should be towards rear. Will pull air either way though. Aluminum blades are less likely to fatigue and fly apart; two blades are enough.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Headlights bulbs

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,445
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Hood supports

Bit of a head banger with both sides propped up, but saves a lot of trips back and forth when the addled old fool forgets to close up the other side before moving over the one he wants to work on. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,409
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Plug connector options?

This works too -

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=296653

:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Head Lights on 1929 Model A

I suggest adding a ground wire between the conduits and frame rails. Resistance in mechanical connections through bar and fenders lowers voltage to the bulbs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 712
Posted By Badpuppy
Re: Generator not charging - maybe ?

I agree it acts like a failed internal VR, but a shot field or armature winding could do the same thing.
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