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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 279
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) Yesterday, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 84
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) Yesterday, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
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) Yesterday, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
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) Yesterday, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
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: 12
Views: 279
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: 12
Views: 279
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: 12
Views: 279
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: 544
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: 632
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: 966
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: 695
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: 362
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: 382
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: 1,737
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: 362
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: 695
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: 1,105
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: 1,119
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...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: mallory distributor

I bought one from Harrys model A in the 90's and haven't had to do anything to it since . It runs great .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 737
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 6 volt battery

Being as the battery is out of sight , I chose to convert to 12 volt . No wires need to be changed as long as it remains positive ground . I replaced the coil with a 3 OHM flame thrower coil rather...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Don't mess with my quail

I have a thermo- quail on one of our model A's . I had to seal the gasket in place with red high temp silicone sealer to stop the leaks around the cap . I prefer the look of just an original or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,367
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Rear backing plates delima

The shoes can usually be centered by either building up the tracks with weld and grinding down to the proper level or just grinding the tracks if they are already two high . The brake centering tool...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Odd Water Pump?

I have some that I got in a collection . They must have been after market . I have used one and it didn't leak , even though no packing or packing nut was used on these pumps .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,097
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Sea-Foam

My engine is clean inside . The times that I added Marvel to the crankcase was to help relieve sticky new stainless steel valves in new valve guides . It has been said that new stainless steel valves...
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