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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Trojan plug

I've got a dual updraft Trojan intake manifold on my roadster .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 851
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Conversion to 12 volt system

Just to add , I use the original style 20 amp ammeter with the 12 volt conversion on my model A and have for many years with no problem .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 851
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Conversion to 12 volt system

Converting to twelve volts is a VERY SIMPLE procedure . I allow mine to remain positive ground and no wires need to be changed or swapped . The original style wiring system uses large gauge wire...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,008
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Gears 1930 model A

Lugging the model A engine can-will beat up the babbit .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: A and AA flywheel castings

Right on , I agree .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,465
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 16" Wheels

In my opinion, sixteen inch wheels ruin the original look of the model A .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Condenser mount

Were the condensers A&L condensers ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,598
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Hard Brake Pedal - Update on Post #9

I would adjust the slack out of the brake rods after adjusting the adjustment wedges .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Condenser mount

I don't have the part number .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Kick panel with document storage

My 31 standard roadster has them . They may have been an add on but I like them .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Condenser mount

I mount the condenser on the switch side of the coil on some of my model A's . This will be the side of the coil that uses the red wire if the wiring is original style . This isn't necessarily more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,209
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Bone Stock or Modified?

I mostly use modifications that don't show or stand out as modifications . I run a stock appearing higher compression head that gives more power for hills . I seldom drive the model A over 50 mph ....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,380
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Jumping a 6 volt battery

Good info , Thanks , Chuck !!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 883
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Steering wheel paint

I used bondo and it filled the cracks and gaps nicely .. After a fairly short time it became obvious that cracks had been repaired .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 883
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Steering wheel paint

I've had decent luck with acrylic lacquer . The cracks eventually come back , no matter what I use for a filler . For a good job , I've found it best to go ahead and replace the steering wheel with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Radiator Paint

I avoid heavy paint build up on the radiator . Paint will insulate . I try to just barely cover the radiator with semi gloss black paint . Type or shade of black is a matter of choice , I guess .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,364
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Iím wondering if my coil is going bad

My Pertronix flame thrower coil is still holding up good after 14 years on my roadster . I run the part number 40611 epoxy 3.0 ohm version on 12 volts . I get instant starts ann more power that can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,364
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Shimmy when braking

Check the toe in . the front wheels need to be toed in 1/16 .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 941
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Shock Absorber Fluid Replacement

Some use STP if the shocks are badly worn. I like friction shocks .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Oil
Views: 965
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Oil

20 W-50 here for many years .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,860
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Bill Williamson

Bill , I'm so sorry !!! The forum will never be the same without you .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Car fails to acheave high speed

If the toe in is toed in too far it will cause wear on the front tires and reduce speed and power . I've had it happen . After the toe in was adjusted to 1/16 a person could feel the improvement .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,287
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Starter Bendix bolt broken

I put a glob of heavy grease on the ring gear and turn the engine over with the hand crank while Deb watches for the grease to come around . Usually the grease will pick up the bolt . If the grease...
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