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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,294
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: What spark plugs are you currently using?

The first set of spark plugs that I bought for my model A was Champion C-4 . This purchase was over the counter at Thomasville Auto Parts in 1960 . The metal part of these spark plugs was zinc or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,294
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: What spark plugs are you currently using?

I have used Champion C-4 with good results . The Champion C-4 plugs haven't been offered in many years . I like the look of the two piece Champion spark plugs. Most comment on the two piece plugs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 898
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Gear ratio

I prefer the 3.78 gear ratio . Henry thought that the 3.78 ratio was best for the model A . Low and mid range power is more important than actual top speed for me . For the most part , fifty MPH...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,294
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: What spark plugs are you currently using?

I hear ya Bob , Same here !!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,779
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: manifold cooker

That's a good thought .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Improved Steering Column Support

I installed a late thirty one steering bracket in my april thirty AA truck and didn't have to drill a hole .

Ford used the twenty eight-nine style cab until june thirty .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,581
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Champion 3xs or other plugs?

I also used the W sixteen Y spark plugs for many years .

They ran black most of the time .

At the time I didn't know that the advertised heat range of the W sixteen Y spark plug was determined...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,581
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Champion 3xs or other plugs?

The W sixteen Y Spark plug is hotter at fifty five hundred RPM .

Fifty five hundred RPM doesn't apply to a stock or near stock model A engine

The model A engine produces maximum horse power at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,581
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Champion 3xs or other plugs?

I've been using Champion W eighteen for several years and they run clean , not so with W sixteen Y .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 4 Blackened Spark Plugs?

A lot depends on the carburetor that is used .

If a model B Zenith carb is used , they should be run with the GAV completely closed after warm up .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,581
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Champion 3xs or other plugs?

The heat range list in post number 4 is incorrect . The W16Y is not hotter than the W18 or the -W20 . The W16 Y is mostly TOO COLD for the model A and will run black . If you don't believe it , then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 836
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 1930 Tudor Brake Light Switch Location

All of the brake light switches that I've installed on 30-31 model A's have had to be connected one way only if they worked at all and it was trial and error.

All of my model A's now have all new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Zenith Carburetor

Another thing to check is the number of gaskets under the main jet .

The main jet installs under the drain plug with a slot head screwdriver .

After the jet is unscrewed check if gaskets are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: POR 15 Gas Tank Sealer

We only use ethanol gas in the modern vehicles .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: POR 15 Gas Tank Sealer

I used POR 15 Gas Tank Sealer in my 31 tudor nineteen years ago and it is still holding up well .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,092
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 6V versus 12V (stupid ques. I'm a newbie)

I haven't had a problem with any of the generators that I have cleaned up and repaired in over 20 years.

My model A's are not used for primary transportation .

I've got too many to drive every...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 579
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Mechanic lock starter motor if 'pre-ignition'

I think that the gizmo that you refer to

was the Fulton up start .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 836
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 1930 Tudor Brake Light Switch Location

One way that the wires are connected , the brake light will work , the other way and the brake light won't work .

There is only one way that the brake light switch wires can be connected for the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 772
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Number 8 Exhaust Valve sticking

That's a good one Pat . almost like the dictionary , I love it !!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 836
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 1930 Tudor Brake Light Switch Location

My problem has been that both wires are the same size and color .

The only way that I have determined correct connection at the brake light switch was trial and error .

There are only two...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Stubborn Conpensator Jet Removal

I once accidently broke a Zenith lower housing in half , trying to remove a stuck secondary well , must have had a crack in the housing that wasn't noticed . A quick call to Berts model A parts and a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 672
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Pan Gasket

I also prefer removal of the engine to perform this procedure . With the engine upside down in my engine stand , it is much easier to do a good job of replacing the pan gasket than laying under the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 772
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Number 8 Exhaust Valve sticking

Because the broken stud must be removed without causing damage to the cast iron threads in the block

. The valve guide is held in place by the valve spring .

With the valve spring removed ,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Stubborn Conpensator Jet Removal

Probably too late but … I recommend the DVD carburetors and carbohydrates That is listed in the better model A parts catalogs. They heat a rusty zenith carburetor cherry red hot with a acetylene...
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