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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Axel Shims.

I have also had good luck using axel shims .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 138
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Model AA High Speed Rear Axel

I think that the 28-29 high speed worm gear ratio was 5.17
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Motor oil coming out back of motor

The model A engine uses a front and rear oil slinger .

There was originally no rear oil seal on the model A engines

If the rear of the engine is in a steep enough angle

Oil will bypass the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Timing

Good pic .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 466
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: clean that carb

I agree !!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Timing

In such times that the upper plate must be removed to install original points

I mark the position of the rotor tip with close attention payed to backlash before loosening and removing the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 466
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: clean that carb

If for no other reason ,I prefer the option of holding a feeler gauge in one hand while adjusting the adjustable point with a slot head screw .

Original points are so much easier to adjust and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Timing

I can see that you THINK that you are a real smart guy . Every time that I look back, you are attacking another one of my posts. If you want to continue to make your IGNORANCE obvious go right ahead...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 466
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: clean that carb

I am smart enough to carry a spare set of original points and condenser in my tool pouch

The only time on the road that I absolutely had to replace the points

was when the lifting block fell...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Timing

Thanks , Burner 31 for posting post number 3
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 466
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: clean that carb

As for the so called modern points

They think that the later V8 points will be easy to locate , on the road

Les Andrews recommends them

There is little or no mention of what a pain they are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Timing

Thanks David , I'll try that . Thanks for the thought and the post .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Fan cracked!!

I've used one of Snyders original appearance , aluminum two blade fans since Snyder offered them in the late seventies . I've never had a problem with Snyders aluminum fan . I prefer the Snyders fan...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: And the parts come rolling out . . .

I've had good luck using a yard stick over the button and through the steering wheel . The yard stick will hold the button and switch rod in place . This makes the removal of the light switch rod C...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,040
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: No nut manifold clamp

Using a socket and a ratchet on a no nut clamp should be easier than having to use two pieces when a bolt and NUT is used . Though I have installed a lot of original exhaust manifold clamps , it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Aligning hood

I had the same problem with my sept 29 strip down . I do like to hand crank , sometimes . Maybe when the weather cools off I'll try again to shim the radiator for better hand crank clearance
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,539
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

Oil certainly doesn't thicken when warm-hot . Thinner oil does flow better than thick oil . Fifteen is the low number and hence the thinner of the two numbers used in a 15W40 multi viscosity oil ....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,539
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

No harm meant , I know that with multi viscosity oils that the only time that the low number is used is when the oil is cold . Thin oil flows quicker .Usually a cold engine will have more clearance...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Generator Charging

Yes , the generator can only put out so much . Ten amps maximum charge is all that is needed for a 12 volt conversion when using the twelve volt Fun Projects voltage regulator . I use the 35-35w...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Generator Charging

I thought that was a good one .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Generator Charging

I agree with Badpuppy in post number 4 . Twelve volt components require about half the amps that six volt components require . That takes a load off the generator . The generator will run much cooler...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Generator Charging

I use the Fun Projects voltage regulator with the original generator on my twelve volt converted model A . John Regan recommended that I set the third brush for a maximum charge rate of 10 amps . The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Door drop

I'm a retired body man and I often used the same method to raise sagging doors When I worked at Chevrolet dealerships . I usually made this adjustment without the owner present . Most don't realize...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,539
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

Check the gaps at the rotor tip on all contacts in the distributor cap body . A lot of times the gaps will be all over the place in some reproduction distributor caps . Ford recommended a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,527
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: cracked cyl head

Spark occurs as the points open . Wear on the lifting block on the points causes the point gap to decrease . Too little gap causes the points to open later and slightly retards timing . I always set...
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