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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
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) Yesterday, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
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: 699
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: 906
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: 951
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: 699
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: 501
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: 1,031
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: insurance

I use Grundy !!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 501
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: 951
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: 568
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: 233
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: 1,295
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: 1,437
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...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,155
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Revising gear box

I only use the bearings that are sealed on one side for better lubrication .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,437
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: High compression head choice.

I have never had a problem of any kind with my 5.9 Brumfield heads . The 5.9 heads give a good increase in power and hill climbing ability , they will allow the engine to have an increase in top...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,295
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Hoof head

It does have a heart shaped combustion chamber like most other higher compression heads . It appears to be cast iron . the important thing is compression ratio
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 695
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Rumble Seat - HELP

The best rubber lubricant that I have used is original GO JO hand cleaner , the type without pumice . We used it for years in the body shop when installing truck windshields that used rubber gaskets...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 1930 Model A. Runs great for about 15 minutes

Same here , I consider the pencil filter a must .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,015
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Generator vs Alternator

The original , unmodified generator can charge a twelve volt battery with no problem . the battery determines the voltage . The generator charges in amps and doesn't know the difference .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 731
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Running Poorly

If you don't want to wait for an original condenser , a modern style condenser can be connected to the switch side of the coil . If original color coded wiring is used and the car is positive ground...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,072
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Quick question

The fact that so many model A's have survived without an air filter tells me that they are not necessary in most conditions . Even the mesh type filters cause rich operation . Model A's didn't come...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Ways to Start With Obstructed Hand Crank

If its a sedan, make sure that the friends push by the rear bumper instead of the rear body panels ! There is too much risk of bending when the car is pushed by the rear body panels .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,072
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Quick question

I feel that some air filters cause more problems than they solve . It has been said that the K&N filter works well . Model A's didn't come with an air filter and I don't use one !!!
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