Automobile Chassis and Suspension – Part 1 – Magic Marks

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Ford Model A Type 82B Closed Cab Pick-Up 1930 (8265)

Ford Model A Type 82B Closed Cab Pick-Up 1930 (8265)

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan – U.S.A.
Type: Model A Type 82B Closed Cab Pick-Up Truck
Engine: 3236cc straight-4
Power: 39 bhp / 2.200 rpm
Speed: 97 km/h
Production time: 1927 – 1932
Production output: 4,849,340 (all A’s)
Curb weight: 1020 kg
Load capacity: 675 kg

– By switching production in 1927 from Model T to Model A, there were major delays.
– The A (also called A-Model Ford or the A, and A-bone among rodders and customizers) is a simple design with a L-Head 4-cylinder side-valve engine, Zenith carburettor, a three-speed manual gearbox (+ reverse), rear wheel drive and the traditional Ford suspension with transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs with Houdaille-type double-acting shock absorbers.
– The exterior has design cues taken from the Lincoln ("baby Lincoln"), heavily involved by Edsel Ford.
– The model was available in 30 body styles (icluding this Pick-Up Truck) and four standard colours, but not in black☺! Black however was an option.
– In contrast, the fenders were always painted black for manufacturing reasons.
– The Model A was the first Ford to use the standard set of driver controls with conventional clutch, throttle, gearshift and brake pedals.
– It was Fords first standard automobile with a new battery and ignition system, safety glass in the windshield and mechanical drum brakes on four wheels (cable operated).
– The A had a comfortable "dickey-seat" (in America "rumble seat"), in the earlier "coach period" intended for the footman. If it was not used, it could be folded shut.
– The 1930 and 1931 editions came with stainless steel radiator cowling and headlamp housings.
– The fuel tank was located in the cowl, between the engine compartment’s fire wall and the dash panel (with visual fuel gauge).
– The truck model was called Model AA. It had a longer chassis, strengthened suspension with steel instead of spokes wheels and dual tires for the heavier versions.
– The first station wagon was built by Stoughton Wagon Company in Stoughton, Wisconsin (USA) in 1919, mounted on a Ford Model T, because farmers (the first users) preferred them.
– Ford came with the first standard model "Woodie" based on a A Model in 1929. These body works were produced by Briggs in Detroit.
– In 1932 Ford surprised everyone by introducing a very cheap V-8 engine.
– The Model A formed the basis for the Russian car industry (Gorkovsky Avtomobilny Zavod (NAZ/GAZ) in Nizhny Novgorod)
– These early station wagons had different names, like "depot-wagons" or "hacks".
– Outside of the USA, the Model A was produced in plants in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Soviet Union and the United Kingdom and sold all over the world.

Photographed in Gaasterland, Fryslân – The Netherlands ☺!

Posted by Le Photiste on 2014-07-22 14:47:36

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CDI Ignition and Motorcycle Parts: What You Need To Know

Understanding the basic parts and components of your motorcycle is vital to help the owner take proper care of it and ensure that their bike is working efficiently at all times. CDI ignition, motorcycle stator, and any other motorcycle parts might appear too complex for beginners. Take the time to read below and find out more information about what role they perform when riding your motorcycle.

CDI Ignition

CDI, or Capacitor Discharge, Ignition is one of many automotive electronic ignition systems that are often used for powering small engines, cars, turbine-powered aircraft, and motorcycles. It was invented in order to address the long charging times that were very common with high inductance coils. It first emerged into the automotive industry way back in the 1980s.

When used on vehicles and motorcycles, the basic principle in the use of a CDI ignition relies on electric induction from the coil to generate electricity that is capable of bursting the spark plug. Most CDI modules are made up of a small transformer, triggering circuit, charging circuit, and main capacitor. CDI systems vary in terms of the amount of energy it can store, which is typically around 50 mJ or more.

Motorcycle Charging System

Any motorcycle will mostly make use of a battery, either to buffer a certain amount of electric energy or to provide power that will get the bike running. However, the battery needs to be charged in order for it to perform any of these functions. Ideally, it must be charged at 14.4 Vdc in order to product enough voltage at certain engine speeds.

There are currently two basic systems used for charging motorcycle batteries. The first one is the Permanent Magnet Generator System, wherein a winded copper wire on the motorcycle stator helps to produce power. Meanwhile, the second system is called Field Controlled Generator System. This one works similar to a permanent magnet generator but without the use of magnet, instead it relies on an electromagnet to generate that magnetic field. This is similar to a car’s charging system.

Motorcycle Stator

The stator is a stationary part of the motorcycle’s alternator, which can be complicated for beginners to understand so it is important to have a look at the basic electrical system used on a motorcycle. It is an important part of any vehicle in order to produce and store electricity that will be used later on for operating it. The alternator is responsible for producing AC to turn on the tail lights, halogen bulbs, and the ignition systems. Since battery cannot be utilized to store the AC, it must be converted into direct current or DC instead for storing.

There are a number of designs available for a motorcycle stator in the market today, but most of them observe the same basic principle. Moving a magnet through a coil helps the coil to generate a burst of electricity. The length and amount of winding components to a stator will vary depending on the power requirements for your motorcycle …