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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,289
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Preservation vs Restoration

It looks good , Bob !!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Multi Disc Clutch

All of the model A people that I knew didn't want the multiple disc clutch and would convert to the later single disc clutch . As anyone can see by reading Joe Ks posts , that the multiple disc...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Cool running

Just a quick touch of full choke is the way that I always crank mine . Too much choke and it can flood . After all it is an updraft setup .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: emergency radiator repair

I have used water glass . The instructions said to use water glass with water . Let the engine run for a specified length of time and drain it . After that you can use water with antifreeze . You are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Tom is back !!!

That is a nice looking Buick . Its good to see you back , Tom .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Front Brake, Questions

That's the way that I do mine and it works as well as hydraulic drum brakes . This is the setup for the later 29 through 31 brakes that have separate emergency brake system . If any slack or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: emergency radiator repair

I used black pepper in my September 29 in the early 60s , it worked pretty good . When the 4 blade fan slung a blade and cut a few tubes , I pinched them shut with pliers . They use to say you could...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Distributor install

I agree with Railcarmover in post number 5 . Just to add , the long one piece shaft was an aftermarket replacement . The original two piece distributor shaft gave a slight universal joint effect .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 644
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Reproduction rear spare tire bracket

The coupe and roadster rear spare tire carrier won,t fit or work on A 29 tudor .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 644
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Reproduction rear spare tire bracket

There should be a number in the metal on the broken one that you have . If you can find the number on yours you could advertise the number that you want . The 30-31 brackets had a relief near the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 644
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Reproduction rear spare tire bracket

The Judging standards and restoration guidelines book lists the different parts numbers for the different spare tire brackets . I believe that the originals are made of cast steel and takes a whole...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,445
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: A Chinese radiator in a Model A?!!!

As long as the part works well and the price is right , it makes no difference to me where it was made . I gotta look out for myself sometimes !!! I've got a slightly used aluminum radiator on one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,229
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Do you drive your A in the snow or stormy weather?

That is a good looking tudor . I also run Insa tires on my roadster and just love them . I feel that Insa tires may last forever like Allstate tires do .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,655
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Pronunciations

That was good info that puppy gave . I meant no harm .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,655
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Pronunciations

Just something that I've heard others say .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Taking time to thank people or expecting people to call in regaurds to an ad

I have found that when I offer an easy less expensive repair , they often don't figure that it will really work . Its usually not worth the effort to offer a simple fix !!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,655
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Pronunciations

Or I traced the wars and couldn't find a short .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 1929 AA oil drain on engine

Cleaning away the oil in and out of the pan will be absolutely necessary before attempting to solder or welding . I would prefer replacing the oil pan with a better one rather than trying to weld the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,141
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Flywheel housing

I feel that it is easier to dial in the fly wheel housing with the engine out of the car . I don't like working on my back under the car anymore than I can avoid . I consider one of the main things...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,655
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Pronunciations

I've always pronounced the word as Willis . I take the word willys - Willis to be the last name of the owner of the company that built it . .Willys sounds like it belongs to Willy .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: tires

The tires won't wear very quickly if they are allstate brand . My experience with 16 & 19 inch tires are that the 16s are not as tall . Using 16 inch tires will slow the top speed because of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,547
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 30w oil

The model A engine needs a certain amount of viscosity to cushion the bearings . Ford recommended 20w for winter and 40 w for summer . I use multi grade oil , but figure that a 10w whatever would be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Late model A in the '40s

There is the risk of flooding when using a down draft setup .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Late model A in the '40s

Thanks for the pix !!!
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