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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,394
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Water Temperature Gauge

I installed a metal probe pipe in the upper radiator hose that I got from Snyders to connect the probe . This setup works good for me and isn't that noticeable .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,451
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Preferred Vendor for parts?

I prefer Berts , Brattons or Snyders . Berts has good used parts and sometimes even new old stock parts, they also handle the new reproduction parts . Brattons have the good repro parts and Walt is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 621
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 12 V alternator choice

The generator charges in amps and will charge a twelve volt battery quite well . The original starter works well . The original starter Bendix will work but many prefer to change to the modern style...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 621
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 12 V alternator choice

I prefer to use the original generator whether I'm running six or twelve volts . For brighter headlamps , the 55 wat halogen bulbs work well but need to be used with an alternator for good results ....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,854
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 12 volts instead of 6 volts?

It isn't necessary to convert to negative ground when converting to twelve volt unless you just want to run negative ground . I run positive ground , mostly because no wires need to be changed . Mine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: On Model A Generator Voltage

The battery controls the voltage of the system . As long as it remains positive ground no wires will need to be changed . All that will be necessary is to first install a 12 volt battery and connect...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 839
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Adding Guages

If the gauges pictured belonged to Y -Blockhead , I meant no harm in post #12 .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 839
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Adding Guages

For me , the most important gauge that can be added to the model A is a coolant or temperature gauge . I do run an oil pressure gauge in my 31 tudor but figure that it is mostly useless because oil...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Rear brakes.

I have found that if the rear wheel bearing and races are not replaced , it is best to first adjust the rear brakes with the wheels on the shop floor or the ground . I slightly push the car forward...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Gear oil

They say that the W stands for winter . I've been told that the so called 600 W gear oil that is sold by the model A parts vendors is made up from a mixture of 140W and STP . A person can mix and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: How do you install Bendix

I use the modern starter drive on some of my model A's . I installed mine without the need for any special tool . Its been a few years but I don't remember any difficulty with installation . I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Simmons carb

The Simmons alloy carburetor also had the high speed or power passage like the cast iron version . The power passage came into action at near wide open throttle , similar to the model B Zenith ....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 1931 roadster bottom door seal install challenge

I would cut or sand a taper on the starting end of the rubber seal lip . Once the tapered end enters the channel , with the use of a good lubricant you should de able to pull the seal through the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Head Torque

Does that mean that it will also prevent the engine from freezing and cracking ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 891
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Head gasket

On a stock model A engine , the pistons will protrude around 32 thousands or a small amount above deck height .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 580
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Loose Manifold Stud

Actually the manifold studs have a different thread count on each end . The end that the manifold nuts connect to is 7/16 by 20 . The end of the manifold stud that enters the block is coarse...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Simmons carb

Nice looking carburetors , Bob !!!!!! I'm glad if the throttle shaft helped . Thanks for the thought .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Simmons carb

I feel that you will like it . Good luck !!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Simmons carb

I run a cast iron Simmons on my sept . 29 . I mostly just clean them up , paint them and run them . I'm not sure if any parts are available . I would maybe try Renners corner . I have used some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 580
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Loose Manifold Stud

Same as the head studs . Off the top of my head the best that I remember , the manifold studs are seven sixteenths by 20 threads per inch .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Wobble On Braking

Check the toe in . The toe in should be adjusted at 1/16th
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 994
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: High compression engine life.

've been running a 5'9 compression head for 23 years on our black 31 standard coupe with no problems . I did install a set of rebabbited connecting rods when the engine was overhauled prior to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 707
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: brand new idle jet seperated

I agree , all of the stuff doesn't have to be replaced , I prefer to use original or good used jets than some of the foreign repro jets .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Moulding Gray Paint

You could mix black with white in measured amounts until you reached the shade oy gray that you want . Black and white Rustoleum paints could be used . The model A paint and finish guide book has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 1931 Fenders on RPU

The rear pickup rear fenders are wider than sedan fenders .
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