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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:11 PM
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Posted By shew01
Re: 12 volt Battery in Battery Box

Iím still fairly new to the hobby. Battery boxes are add-ons, correct? Is this an actual box of some sort? If so, what is the advantage of using it?

My car just has something like this:...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 943
Posted By shew01
Re: where is the most idiot-proof diagram of terminal box wiring?

The SparkLite is a very handy tool. I was skeptical when I first bought it, but I have used it frequently.


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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 913
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 913
Posted By shew01
Re: How difficult would it be to convert this water heater from 12V to 6V?

Many of the parts I have found are advertised as 12V parts. However, for now, I think I'd like to stay with a 6V positive ground system and make smaller changes rather than make all of the bigger...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By shew01
Re: Password Reset Not Working

Please ignore this thread. It was a Chrome caching issue.


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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By shew01
Re: Password Reset Not Working

Is the password reset feature working correctly on this site?


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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By shew01
Password Reset Not Working

I normally use The iPhone TapaTalk app on this site. However, Iíve tried changing my password in the Chrome browser on my laptop, and Iím having trouble logging into the site on my laptop. Oddly,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 913
Posted By shew01
Re: How difficult would it be to convert this water heater from 12V to 6V?

Thatís an interesting thought.


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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 913
Posted By shew01
Re: How difficult would it be to convert this water heater from 12V to 6V?

Thanks for posting that picture. I think you posted it in the past on another thread, and I was thinking about hunting for it.

By any chance, would you have an Amazon link to it?


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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 913
Posted By shew01
Re: How difficult would it be to convert this water heater from 12V to 6V?

Thanks for the link.


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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 913
Posted By shew01
Re: How difficult would it be to convert this water heater from 12V to 6V?

Thanks for the link.


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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By shew01
Re: Directionals

Thatís similar to the way the my carís previous owner wired my car. He used a plain bulb in place of the dash light, and he had two wires (one for each tail light circuit) connected so that the dash...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2021, 05:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 913
Posted By shew01
Re: How difficult would it be to convert this water heater from 12V to 6V?

Up to this point, I havenít seen much of a compelling reason to convert to 12V. (My car normally starts on first crank on 6V.) But, I can see how 12V would be tempting. You are correct. Virtually...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2021, 05:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 913
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 913
Posted By shew01
Re: How difficult would it be to convert this water heater from 12V to 6V?

Thanks. Iíve been looking on Amazon too. I suppose itís a roll of the dice on replacement fans. Computer fans are not really made to handle car radiator-style heat. Then, again, the fans that ship...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 913
Posted By shew01
Re: How difficult would it be to convert this water heater from 12V to 6V?

Again, electricals are not my wrong suit. Other than reduced air throughput, why would you not recommend running the 12V fans on 6V? (By the way, thanks for the post. I was thinking it would reduce...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 913
Posted By shew01
Re: How difficult would it be to convert this water heater from 12V to 6V?

Thatís probably the best path to try.


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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 913
Posted By shew01
Re: How difficult would it be to convert this water heater from 12V to 6V?

Here is a picture of the fans. They look like computer fans. To me, they donít appear to grounded to the case.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210124/b0e4680f4bde7e790b17de75c1724bf0.jpg

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By shew01
Re: Directionals

I had the same experience with it.


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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 913
Posted By shew01
Re: How difficult would it be to convert this water heater from 12V to 6V?

I have bought it yet. Iím still trying to think this through. Amazon doesnít have the current draw on its web site as far as I can tell.

What is the ďnormalĒ wire size for the Model A? 12 AWG?...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 913
Posted By shew01
Re: How difficult would it be to convert this water heater from 12V to 6V?

This switch might work, but I'm still wondering about the fans.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 913
Posted By shew01
How difficult would it be to convert this water heater from 12V to 6V?

How difficult would it be to convert this water heater, which does *not* come with a switch, from 12V to 6V? (By the way, my Victoria has a 6V alternator with positive ground. The slim design *might*...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 762
Posted By shew01
Re: Dirty Carburetors

Iím curious. Roughly how many Model A miles do you drive in a year?


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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 762
Posted By shew01
Dirty Carburetors

Does a carburetor tend to get dirty (on its own, maybe with corrosion of some sort) if itís just sitting for a few years? That might help explain the frequent topicóoften the posts are related to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 762
Posted By shew01
Re: Dirty Carburetors

Really? Iíll need to check that out when my tank is low again.

And, Iíll need to order a cork gasket. I recently ordered a replacement shutoff valve, a pencil filter, and some spare gas lines (in...
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