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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: On Model A Generator Voltage

The battery controls the voltage of the system . As long as it remains positive ground no wires will need to be changed . All that will be necessary is to first install a 12 volt battery and connect...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 630
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Adding Guages

If the gauges pictured belonged to Y -Blockhead , I meant no harm in post #12 .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 630
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Adding Guages

For me , the most important gauge that can be added to the model A is a coolant or temperature gauge . I do run an oil pressure gauge in my 31 tudor but figure that it is mostly useless because oil...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Rear brakes.

I have found that if the rear wheel bearing and races are not replaced , it is best to first adjust the rear brakes with the wheels on the shop floor or the ground . I slightly push the car forward...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 390
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Gear oil

They say that the W stands for winter . I've been told that the so called 600 W gear oil that is sold by the model A parts vendors is made up from a mixture of 140W and STP . A person can mix and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: How do you install Bendix

I use the modern starter drive on some of my model A's . I installed mine without the need for any special tool . Its been a few years but I don't remember any difficulty with installation . I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Simmons carb

The Simmons alloy carburetor also had the high speed or power passage like the cast iron version . The power passage came into action at near wide open throttle , similar to the model B Zenith ....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 1931 roadster bottom door seal install challenge

I would cut or sand a taper on the starting end of the rubber seal lip . Once the tapered end enters the channel , with the use of a good lubricant you should de able to pull the seal through the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Head Torque

Does that mean that it will also prevent the engine from freezing and cracking ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Head gasket

On a stock model A engine , the pistons will protrude around 32 thousands or a small amount above deck height .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 577
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Loose Manifold Stud

Actually the manifold studs have a different thread count on each end . The end that the manifold nuts connect to is 7/16 by 20 . The end of the manifold stud that enters the block is coarse...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Simmons carb

Nice looking carburetors , Bob !!!!!! I'm glad if the throttle shaft helped . Thanks for the thought .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Simmons carb

I feel that you will like it . Good luck !!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Simmons carb

I run a cast iron Simmons on my sept . 29 . I mostly just clean them up , paint them and run them . I'm not sure if any parts are available . I would maybe try Renners corner . I have used some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 577
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Loose Manifold Stud

Same as the head studs . Off the top of my head the best that I remember , the manifold studs are seven sixteenths by 20 threads per inch .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Wobble On Braking

Check the toe in . The toe in should be adjusted at 1/16th
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 990
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: High compression engine life.

've been running a 5'9 compression head for 23 years on our black 31 standard coupe with no problems . I did install a set of rebabbited connecting rods when the engine was overhauled prior to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: brand new idle jet seperated

I agree , all of the stuff doesn't have to be replaced , I prefer to use original or good used jets than some of the foreign repro jets .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Moulding Gray Paint

You could mix black with white in measured amounts until you reached the shade oy gray that you want . Black and white Rustoleum paints could be used . The model A paint and finish guide book has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 1931 Fenders on RPU

The rear pickup rear fenders are wider than sedan fenders .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,802
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: “Do not use a file” to dress down breaker points

I use a narrow strip of adhesive type sandpaper that I can fold over , stick together so it sands on both sides , like a file that is flexible . This works best for me .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Moulding Gray Paint

I mixed my own and sprayed it on with my paint gun . I feel that the finish more durable than spray can paint . If enamels are used , hardener can be added for even longer durability .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: brand new idle jet seperated

I have turned down the nut on the model A idle jet to remove the nut completely . I then shorten the tube to proper length and use it make the power jet for the model B carburetors . Many times the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,116
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Door Alignment

If shims are removed from where the front bolts connect the cowl to the frame it will raise the rear of the front doors when the front cowl bolts are retightened . If there are no shims ender the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,146
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: loping engine?

I always replace the adjusting needle $4.95 and the needle adjustment housing $8.00 on all of my Zenith one and two , plus Tillotson model X and FX carburetors . these parts are listed on page 64 of...
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