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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: E A Laboratories Voltage Applications

If its an original horn I wouldn't use 12 volts . I can smell the smoke when I blow the original horn that I have on 6 volts . I have had no problem using the repro horns that was sold by JC Whitney...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 21
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: model a amp meter

You should push down on the adjustable third brush to increase charge rate .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 70
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Model B crank in Model A

Actually the early model A beaver tail crankshaft was the lightest .

Some prefer the lighter crankshaft for quicker revs and acceleration .

Truth be known, nothing is going to help all that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 329
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Patina makes this too good to restore?

I really like it !!! It looks better than most of mine when I got them .

I was able to do all the work on mine

. I've got a rusty June 29 tudor named Gus .

Gus looks like solid rust .
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 70
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Model B crank in Model A

I think that the counterbalanced crankshaft was suppose to run smoother with less vibration.

The model B crankshaft has larger bearing journals .

Larger journals help make a stronger engine.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 213
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: What do you make of this

I like the acorn nuts .

I use the acorn nut covers on some of my engines

. The acorn nuts were popular with the flathead V8s .


They are real good for covering up or hiding head studs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Fuel shut off

Packing is also available for the original cut off valves . I overhauled the original cut off valve with new packing and it doesn't leak a drop .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Black spark plugs

If the spark is weak it can cause those problems .

I would first check the gaps at the rotor tip .

Be sure to check ALL four contacts in the distributor cap body , while you are at it .
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 95
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Gurgling

Many years ago when my September 29 needed a new radiator ,

I could hear the water boiling in the radiator when I shut it off . After taking a ride .

After installing a new radiator, there is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 762
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Fan cracked!!

Shortly after I got uncle Albert , my first AA ,

I heard a strange noise coming from the engine compartment .

I stood on the passenger side with the hood open, revving the engine , in an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Model AA High Speed Rear Axel

The 28-29 AA trucks used the worm gear style backends .I believe that the high speed ratio was 5.17

I agree with modeleh on post number three ,

5.14 was the ratio for the later spiral bevel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 458
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Car has Zero Electric

I agree completely with post number ten . Usually if the cable connections and cable wires aren't cleaned and tightened , the next time an attempt to start the engine , may result in a click or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 714
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Timing

Not mine , but I've seen them get so hot that the engine temporarily seized . After sitting and cooling , adding over a gallon of water and two quarts of cheap oil the old 29 tudor cranked and drove...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 458
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Car has Zero Electric

I wouldn't beat on the battery cable ends . Its fairly easy to knock the battery post loose. I haven't knocked a battery post loose , but did see the old brother in law do exactly that . If nothin...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Model AA High Speed Rear Axel

Of course there is a large difference in the AA truck rear axel and the rear axle used in cars and light trucks , They don't interchange .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Axel Shims.

Prince Albert cans use to be a popular source for home made rear axel shims . As for removing oil or grease from brake lining , Lacquer thinner will remove all traces of oil from anything . The less...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Axel Shims.

I have also had good luck using axel shims .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Model AA High Speed Rear Axel

I think that the 28-29 high speed worm gear ratio was 5.17
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Motor oil coming out back of motor

The model A engine uses a front and rear oil slinger .

There was originally no rear oil seal on the model A engines

If the rear of the engine is in a steep enough angle

Oil will bypass the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 714
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Timing

Good pic .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: clean that carb

I agree !!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 714
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Timing

In such times that the upper plate must be removed to install original points

I mark the position of the rotor tip with close attention payed to backlash before loosening and removing the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: clean that carb

If for no other reason ,I prefer the option of holding a feeler gauge in one hand while adjusting the adjustable point with a slot head screw .

Original points are so much easier to adjust and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 714
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Timing

I can see that you THINK that you are a real smart guy . Every time that I look back, you are attacking another one of my posts. If you want to continue to make your IGNORANCE obvious go right ahead...
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