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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,015
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Babbit vs Inserts

I removed and replaced the insert main bearings in my 1951 Massey Harris Tractor without removing the crankshaft but that was a continental four cylinder engine .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Running on 3 1/2

I read in another post where you changed over to 12 volts and changed the coil . There will always be confusion about which coil to use with twelve volts . Coils are mostly rated in OHMs . If a three...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Running on 3 1/2

Wick makes a good point in post # 8 . I usually run four ounces of marvel mystery oil for every ten gallons of gas , more in severe cases . Marvel oil and sea foam work in a similar manner . slow...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 552
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Air Filter

That Swan intake manifold is right purty . .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,015
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Babbit vs Inserts

It will work either way . I prefer babbit . Babbit bearings can be adjusted by removing or adding shims between the connecting rod and rod cap . Insert bearings only have a thin layer of babbit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Rear axel

I just use a 3/8s ratchet .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,857
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: What did I just buy?

A modern condenser can be attached to the firewall , or the coil bracket for ground . The pigtail wire on the modern condenser should be connected to the switch side of the coil . The switch side...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Which 1931 hub cap to buy.

Actually I've never ran into the curb . Sometimes small dents can happen on the thin stainless hubcaps . If or when it happens , I don't try to beat the dent out . I turn the cap over on a smooth...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,105
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: High compression head vs cooling

Mine still has the model A cackle or chick ah lunk as I call it at idle. They might not idle exactly as slowly as original , but they idle pretty slow with the spark retarded .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,105
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: High compression head vs cooling

My heads are all cast iron . I prefer cast iron for durability , A lot of people have been running the Thomas finned aluminum heads for years , the aluminum heads must be doing some good or people...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,105
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: High compression head vs cooling

Besides the 5.9 head , I run the super street Winfield 3/4 race cam , lighter model B flywheel , dual updraft model B carburetors and a few other minor mods . My model A idles smoothly and has the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Which 1931 hub cap to buy.

Sometimes it can happen .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Which 1931 hub cap to buy.

I prefer the stainless steel 30-31 hub caps without the steel inner liner . I can usually straighten the stainless steel caps without the steel inner lining when they get bent . I used the domed at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,105
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: High compression head vs cooling

I'm still running 5.9 compression heads on some of my model A's and they run cooler than original .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Alternator Replacement 12V

The twelve volt one wire alternators offered by model A parts venders is probably less expensive than the ones offered locally . Years ago it was mentioned that NAPA offers some model A distributor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: water pump end play how to stop?

I either use the longer water pump shaft and grind for at least six thousands clearance at the rear of the shaft where it meets inside the head . There is a collar that can be installed on the water...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Install generator

I haven't had a generator pulley come loose yet . I did once wring off a generator pulley bolt . smiley face
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Alternator Replacement 12V

The twelve volt alternators that I've seen advertised in the model A parts catalogs are negative ground .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: original piston pins

The center lock wrist pins can be driven out with a like size or near , deep wall socket and a hammer . I've never needed a press to remove or install center lock model A wrist pins .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Install generator

There is one bolt that attaches the generator pulley . It is so much easier to install the belt when the pulley is removed . I slip the belt in the groove of the pulley and only need to move the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Generator Brush Adjustment

Yes , The slip ring will rotate only so far . If a voltage regulator is used it will allow the generator to cycle between higher and lower charge rate to prevent overcharging the battery . When a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,371
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Using Ford Barn as an distraction

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,011
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 12 volt coil with resistor

If the ignition switch is left on without the engine running , if the points are closed the coil will get hot whether a resistor is used or not . When a resistor is used with a six volt 1.5 ohm coil...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Generator Brush Adjustment

push downward on the adjustable brush that is pictured , to increase the charge rate . The slip ring should slightly rotate when pushed down or raised up .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,011
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 12 volt coil with resistor

I'm very sorry if I took things wrong . No hard feelings, just my bad . I'm sorry that I was Rude . Please forgive . Happy thanksgiving .
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