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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:50 AM
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2020, 01:02 PM
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Views: 840
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Hood hinges - tube or rod?

Solid rods are much easier to punch out enough to get a hold of when trying to remove .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Clutch pressure plate New or Reconditioned?

I use rebuilt pressure plates and new disk . I have bought rebuilt model A pressure plates at such places as NAPA and other local parts stores . They probably won't have them in stock but can get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: New generator field coils

The wire that grounded under the post had a lug with a large hole .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: New generator field coils

Some of the generators grounded to the case , just under the hole in the generator housing that the post that connects to the cut out hooks up to .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 695
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Custom building vintage style wiring

I use to make my own wiring harnesses . Now that color coded wiring harnesses are offered at a very reasonable price by some of the vendors , I use them . I always used the available headlamp ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 12v amps gauge

I never need a shunt .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 12v amps gauge

The ammeter shows the amps that the generator is putting out , not the voltage . I use the same ammeter with 12 volts that I use with 6 volts . The original unmodified generator will charge a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 690
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Zenith or Tillotson

I prefer the Marvel carburetor more than the Tillotson . I always prefer the cast iron Zenith carburetor over any pot metal carburetor .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: New generator field coils

I drilled and tapped a hole in the casing to connect the wire .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 553
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Model A Missing Badly

I had a similar problem that was caused by sticky new stainless steel valves and guides . It has been said that using new stainless steel valves with new replacement, original style valve guides can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 840
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Hood hinges - tube or rod?

I have always used stainless rods from the model A parts vendor .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Not enough power??

I have similar problems with my aftermarket model A horns . If the engine isn't running fast enough for the generator to begin charging , the horn sounds like a sick cow . Some of my model A's are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Carb identify

The Marvel carburetor was a popular replacement carburetor for the model A and was a direct replacement part .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,079
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Electronic ignition advise

I was told that the twelve volt version gave best results . This is mentioned on another thread here yesterday I think .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,079
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Electronic ignition advise

Sorry, I know nothing about electronic ignition , that is the main reason that I don't use it . I just figure that leaving the ignition switch on isn't a good idea if the engine isn't running whether...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,079
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Electronic ignition advise

Some have been known to use Mallory distributors with the Pertronix coil .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,079
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Electronic ignition advise

I would think that leaving the ignition on could ruin any coil .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,073
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: When is a "Model A" no longer a "Model A"

From what I read , that use to be a fairly common thing . I feel that sort of thing pretty much ruined a model A coupe body . It could probably be patched up but would never be the same again .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Installing headlight bar

As with other body parts , don't tighten any bolts until all of them are in place .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 962
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Mounting new tires on freshly painted wheels

I use GO JO original hand cleaner as a lubricant when installing new twenty one inch tires. I have been able to install new tires by hand when using go Jo as a lubricant. It probably wouldn't be as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,079
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Electronic ignition advise

After a simple twelve volt conversion , using the Pertronix flame thrower coil , I can see no need to convert to electronic ignition . . As said, electronic ignition doesn't necessarily give hotter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Fun project voltage regulator

I have no doubt that the other model A voltage regulators are good . I would prefer not to have to use a cut out . The Fun Projects voltage regulator takes the place of the cut out without...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,271
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Swirled Glass Shift Knobs

The first swirled color gearshift knob that I remember was in the early sixties and was on a 1950 Ford pickup . I didn't like the swirl colored knob at first but now I like and use them .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 1930 Coupe front end shimmy

Toe in has always been the cause of shimmy on my cars ! I set the toe in at one sixteenth and shimmy goes away .
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