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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:46 PM
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Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Mystery Horn

It sort of looks like the horns used on the late 40s to mid fifties Chevrolet pickups .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,007
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Brake Rod Clevis Lubrication

Same thoughts here exactly !!!!!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,762
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Preservation vs Restoration

I've got to agree with Dennis . I would keep it !!!!!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Engine saga continues....

I think that Berts model A store in Colorado has sets of new old replacement stock valve guides . I use the original style stainless steel valves from Snyders . Some sell valves that are said to be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Brake Rod Clevis Lubrication

I don't lubricate the brake rod clevises . I weld up the clevis holes and drill them to size . I install new standard size clevis pins . In some cases I have used oversize clevis pins when it seemed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Long term "A" Ownership

I've still got the 29 model A that I got in the spring of 1960 .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 03:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,545
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Water pump won't fit now.

I get better gas mileage with my roadster that has a 5.9 head and dual B carbs than my 31 tudor with a side bowl Zenith . I think the higher compression heads also run a little cooler .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Water Inlet wire Clip

The one on the left goes on top of the water inlet on the left side of the engine . The one on the right holds the wiring harness to the left side of the firewall ..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,545
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Water pump won't fit now.

I haven't tried the roofing nail fix but it sounds good . If the nail in the overflow pipe didn't work , it would be easy enough to remove and try something else .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: rear wheel

A quick jerk with a large 4 way lug wrench usually works for me . in worse cases if you can tighten the lug nut or any nut or bolt the least little bit , the nut will usually back righjt off
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: The Bird

As for the temp. indicator reading , as in any thermometer , as the mercury rises , so does the temperature . I find that a temperature gauge , inside the car is more accurate and easier to see and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: The Bird

I think that the quail symbolizes the quickness of the model A as in when the quail flies off and the sound of the quails fluttering wings .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Air Filter

Not that much .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,545
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Water pump won't fit now.

My experience with higher compression heads has all been good . I feel that all model A's would benefit from one . It seems almost a difference in day and night in power . Steep hills are no longer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,545
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Water pump won't fit now.

I only torque my BF 5.9 heads to 55 ft. lbs. and have had no problems .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,007
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: What's the latest you can remember anyone using an A?

In response to post number 13 , I will turn 73 near the end of November . What a drag it is getting old .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,545
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Water pump won't fit now.

If the head that you let go wasn't a higher compression head , I wouldn't worry too much about it .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Air Filter

I agree , Since I quit smoking , I no longer use an air filter on mine .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,007
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: What's the latest you can remember anyone using an A?

The last time that I remember seeing a model A used as an only car was around 1956 . there was a guy that drove a 1930 strip down model A with a home made wooden pickup bed . The guy always let his...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 7-tooth steering box rebuild questions

Gas can often damage the paint when allowed to spill over . I don't fill the backend all the way to the hole . If I can stick my finger in the hole and touch the oil-grease it is full enough for me ....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,545
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Water pump won't fit now.

I also prefer the fake stud bolts . I would redrill the mounting holes before I would replace the pump housing .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 892
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: So here's my question......

Sorry Ruth , No harm meant . I'm not familiar with the meaning of Hecho . I was also sort of agreeing with Tom . Its really simple . If the original style two blade aluminum fan isn't even made in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 827
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Adjusting

[QUOTE=zzlegend;1728963]First thing i would do is jack up the car and spin the tires. Be surprised at how many are not true and have a distinct wobble in them.[/QUOTE


Its good to see you back ....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,545
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Water pump won't fit now.

Adding an extra gasket or two may shim the pump out far enough to allow installation of the pump , without grinding .
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