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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: crank gear

The correct timing mark on the crank gear is right at the keyway .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 700
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Carburetor leak . . .

In the past , a lot of the reproduction cut off valves under the tank never cut off completely . I tried replacing the packing in an original cut off valve and solved the problem . Other causes are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Throttle linkage

I usually keep extra shims in case I lose or need one .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Radiator overflow

The outside diameter of the caps may be the same but the inside diameter of the 30-31 gas cap , where it meets the filler neck is larger . The 28-29 caps are threaded and the inside diameters are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 700
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Carburetor leak . . .

Maybe its trying ton tell you that it doesn't want a filter .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Flared copper washers for gaskets?

I agree with Jim !!! The only line - tubing that I've had to crack was a steel gas line on my roadster . We always put a loop in the copper gas line and that seemed to prevent cracking of the copper...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

Brattons catalog is my number one quick reference for just about anything model A
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: valve clearence

I use stainless steel valves with the original mushroom style stem . I use adjustable lifters and adjust for sixteen thousands clearance . This same clearance of sixteen thousands was recommended...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 635
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Dry Camshaft Gear

I use the hex nut that is now offered for installing the cam gear . I bought one of the tools pictured above but it didn't work so well for me . I went ahead and removed the old nut with a chisel . I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 610
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 29 Model A - accelerator issues

There is a slightly V shaped arm on the drivers side of the accelerator assembly that the short accelerator lever link fits on . There is a sharp pointed end on the other side of this arm that lays...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 613
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Brake energizer kit questions

I now use the front floaters from Brattons when I rebuild model A front brakes . Brattons front floaters are a good improvement and centers the lower end of the front brake shoes when used . Without...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Tubular Shock Link

The tubular shock link that I once lost was caused by wear on the ball of the shock arm . Wear on the ball of the spring perch can have the same effect .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 635
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Dry Camshaft Gear

I think that one of the main causes of early cam gear failure is using a rag between the timing gears when installing . Using a rag will stop the gears from turning when tightening the nut but puts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 635
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Dry Camshaft Gear

I agree with Jim B !!! I use either aluminum or bronze cam gears , both have ran quietly for me . The most important thing to me is that the metal gears will probably last a lifetime . Replacing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 511
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: transmission oil

I agree and wouldn't try it either !!!!!!! I have used 90 weight gear oil with good shifting results . Its mostly an acquired feel .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,576
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Turn Signals . . . Your Thoughts

Good idea !!! The toggle switch on the gear shift lever is less noticeable and in a handy location .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,576
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Turn Signals . . . Your Thoughts

I don't like the looks of the inside controls when used on the model A . I use hand signals when driving the model A .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 869
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Speaking of shocks . .

Even if the springs are rusty and hardly flex , you can still get a lot of bounce from the spring shackel movement . Friction shocks may not soften the bumps much better but stabilize the ride as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 762
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Water Pump ID and Questions

I hope that I am wrong but it looks more like a small crack to me .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 610
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 29 Model A - accelerator issues

I have needed to bend the lever on the accelerator assembly that bolts to the back of the engine on some of my model A's . There is no adjustment that I can think of other than bending the lever .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 700
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Carburetor leak . . .

It sounds like it is either running way too lean or the timing is running too retarded. Either of these problems would cause the engine and carburetor to run hotter to the touch . Heat causes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Gas tank cap venting?

Not showing here .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Your Thoughts on this one.

It could be that the U-bolts on the drivers side of the springs were tightened more than the passenger side . Just a guess .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 31 slant window outside door handle sag

The door latch springs will need to be replaced . Most model A parts vendors offer door latch spring sets for most different body styles.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,192
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Service Truck

Same here !!!
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