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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:41 PM
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Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 1930 ccpu

That's the way that I do mine !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: wiring

I like the wiring diagram on page 94 of Brattons 2019 catalog .This diagram is the easiest to follow of any that I've seen .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 560
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Rear backing plates delima

I grind a taper on the leading and trailing ends of the service brake lining . I grind the taper all the way from the ends of the new lining to the outer ends of of the brake shoe . In most cases...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: wiring

The two important wiring harnesses that allow the car to run is the dash to terminal box and the terminal box to engine harness . These harnesses are low cost and simple to install . Usually the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,054
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Motor Paint color ?

While not original , stainless head nut covers do a good job of hiding painted head nuts and studs .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,054
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Motor Paint color ?

Thanks Ryan , I have often wondered about that .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,054
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Motor Paint color ?

I paint my engine block and head separately . I then put the engine together and install new cadmium-zinc plated head nuts . I figure that Ford didn't mask attaching nuts , bolts and studs , it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,054
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Motor Paint color ?

I wonder if Ford painted head nuts and studs when the engines were painted ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,054
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Motor Paint color ?

I agree about the possibility of the spray can stopping up . When I have purchased Ford engine green in pint cans , I have sprayed it with my Binks model 7 paint gun . When used in this manner I can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,430
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Engine pans

I agree !!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,673
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 29' Model A firing order, anyone..???

Model A and B engines both have the same firing order , I'm not sure about the firing order of other four cylinder engines .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,430
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Engine pans

Using adhesive liner when installing the engine pans will cause the engine pans to be a pain to remove when necessary . Lock washers work well at holding the engine pans in place for me .

It has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Clutch stuck

I've had clutches to stick on model A's that had sit up for long periods of time . If I had the space to drive the car until it warmed up a bit the clutch would unstick . I've never had the clutch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 778
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: steering sector

That's exactly what I'm talking about doing ! The splines or grooves on a seven tooth steering shaft will hold the key with a little filing or grinding on the key. I would much prefer this method and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,018
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Donít Laugh, cam nut removal

I've had no problem removing the original cam nut with a cold chisel as others have done in the past . I always replace the original cam nut with a new hex nut .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,000
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: "B" Distributor timing with an "A" front cover

I run Mallory dual point distributors in two of our model A's with very good results . Though it isn't automatic advance , I would rather run the original model A distributor than the model B...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 778
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: steering sector

A key in one of the splines will allow the two tooth steering wheel to be used on a seven tooth splined shaft and I've done it . Its been a while but the best that I recall I had to file and fit the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: time for new starter brushes I suppose

If the initial timing is the least bit too advanced it will effect cranking . In worse cases the starter will kick back and either break or bend the Bendix spring .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,072
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: insurance

I use Grundy !!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: time for new starter brushes I suppose

I would first check ground connections .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,000
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: "B" Distributor timing with an "A" front cover

The model B distributor is more complicated than the model A . The B distributor advances WAY too slowly and I can see no advantage . The model A engine is the easiest engines to set the timing on ....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Fun project voltage regulator

The Fun Projects voltage regulators are one of the best accessories ever offered for the model A . I've been running the twelve volt version on my completely original model A generator for over 24...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Learning how send pictures

They called it a model A .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,325
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Hoof head

Jim Brierleys book is really good , I highly recommend it .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,495
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: High compression head choice.

I agree that a bigger carburetor will help a bit . I prefer to run dual model B carburetors than the later Ford or Stromberg two barrel carburetors . Updraft carburetors don't flood like downdraft...
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