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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 462
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Procedure for check bearing clearance

I should have mentioned this in my other posts, here goes . If after checking the clearance with plasti-gauge , if the clearance isn't where you want it either add or subtract shims . In some cases...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 195
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Generator noise, '30 Tudor

WD 40 is good for a lot of things but to thin for lubricating generator bearings and bushings . I have used 30 weight or some such heavier oil in mine since the early sixties with good results .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 462
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Procedure for check bearing clearance

I agree with Eagle !!! I prefer to run mine a bit on the loose side to reduce heat and drag . I adjust mine at two thousands and this has always worked well for me .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Adjustable Tappets

I use the double lock style Colony lifters in a couple of my engines . The Colony lifters are good and hold their setting but are more difficult to use . I have good luck with the easier to use self...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,321
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Which Model A for a coast to coast trip?

I would prefer a coupe or four door sedan because of the bench seat and roll up windows .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 462
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Procedure for check bearing clearance

No link but I use plastic gauge to measure crankshaft and rod bearing clearance . Most auto parts stores will have plastic gauge in stock . You cut off a piece of plastic gauge , put it between the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Top Moldings No Longer Available

could use hidum welt .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,096
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: What Year Is This Coupe ?

The rear wheel wells sorta resemble 1932 .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 990
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Cracked head- pic

I'm not racing either but I would prefer the 6 to 1 head for the extra power for the hills and passing when necessary .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 990
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Cracked head- pic

Time to replace with a higher compression head , now that the cracked original head is removed .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Distributor advance problem

The model A is the easiest engine to time that I know of , when the pin method is used . I recommend first removing all of the spark plugs to remove compression and resistance . If compression isn't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Distributor advance problem

Points gap effects timing because the spark occurs when the points begin to open .Ford recommended a gap , anywhere from eighteen to twenty two thousands . Your points gap is too wide and has an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Carb issue - 29 CCPU

If the float is leaking it gets heavy and sinks , pretty soon the carburetor will begin to leak profusely because the float can't rise and close the float needle valve . In such cases the carburetor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Distributor advance problem

Timing could be too advanced or the points gap could be too wide .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 12 volt conversion question

I run some of our model A's with twelve volt positive ground . I prefer and mostly use the original unmodified generator with the Fun Projects voltage regulator . I adjust the third brush in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Surging at idle with spark where it should be

Mine lopes at idle if the GAV is opened too much , causing a too rich condition . Try closing the GAV a bit . I run my Zenith or Tillotson carbs with the Gav opened one quarter turn . When I use...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 12 volt conversion question

The last time that I checked , the internal voltage regulator is only available in the six volt version . I am using the Fun Projects can style 12 volt voltage regulator . The Fun projects voltage...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: how to bench test a coil??

I use and prefer the Pertronix Flame Thrower coil.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 12 volt conversion question

I am running two of my model A's on 12 volt positive ground with the unmodified generator . As long as it remains positive ground , the only parts that I replaced was the coil and installed the 12...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,096
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: What Year Is This Coupe ?

I've got doubts that it was ever a model A . If it ever was a model A, its a shame the loss that was made of it .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 897
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Car Stopped Running

My guess is the condenser . A modern style condenser can be connected to the coil bracket and connect the pig tail wire to the usually red switch side of the coil . This can be used for a test or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 865
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Painting whitewalls black

I first turned the whitewall facing the inside . I painted over the white part with satin black paint in a spray can .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Very slow/no cranking

A ground problem will cause slow starter action . Paint on the flywheel housing and starter end plate , where the starter mounts can reduce ground to the starter motor .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,343
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Model A 350/350 Virus

I prefer that my model A's be kept mostly original . If I was building a hot rod or street rod , I would always prefer a small block chevy engine to the small block Ford . I became a certified...
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