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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Other Model A sites

I agree !!! I don't much care for the do dads either . What ever makes a person happy I guess . Mine are plain Jane standard models .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Pitman Arm Question

Take the bolt out of the pitman arm and it will slide right over the sector shaft .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,009
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Not enough power??

The ones that I've used had the wire ends crimped only . I soldered the wire end connections and have had no problem .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 245
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Pertonix Coil Performance

When the spark jumps a gap , the spark will get hotter to a point . Its sort of like holding the plug wire a small distance from the spark plug to help cause a wet or fouled spark plug to spark .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 798
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

No problem, your input is true and welcome . It can be really easy to go too far with modifications . Too much carburetion can be a common problem with dual downdraft carburetors . Some modifications...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 798
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

Free flowing exhaust and warmer ignition helps . The spark comes from the coil . Hotter coils are available that look no different from any other replacement coil . I run the Pertronix flame thrower...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 798
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

I run dual model B carburetors on my roadster and my speedster with old aftermarket cast iron intake manifolds . More carburetors or a larger carburetor will help . I prefer to use updraft setup ....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 798
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

From my experience , a higher compression head will make a world of difference in hill climbing and overall performance .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Cam Choice

I run a Winfield 3/4 race grind from Bill Stipe , It idles good and improves overall performance .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 798
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

Model A's were far from being perfect . There are several improvements that don't show that can be made .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,086
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Save it or drive it

I drove my 31 standard coupe as a daily driver , back when I worked at Stewart Chevrolet . .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 928
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 928
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Hood hinges - tube or rod?

Solid rods are much easier to punch out enough to get a hold of when trying to remove .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Clutch pressure plate New or Reconditioned?

I use rebuilt pressure plates and new disk . I have bought rebuilt model A pressure plates at such places as NAPA and other local parts stores . They probably won't have them in stock but can get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: New generator field coils

The wire that grounded under the post had a lug with a large hole .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: New generator field coils

Some of the generators grounded to the case , just under the hole in the generator housing that the post that connects to the cut out hooks up to .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 746
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Custom building vintage style wiring

I use to make my own wiring harnesses . Now that color coded wiring harnesses are offered at a very reasonable price by some of the vendors , I use them . I always used the available headlamp ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 500
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 12v amps gauge

I never need a shunt .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 500
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 12v amps gauge

The ammeter shows the amps that the generator is putting out , not the voltage . I use the same ammeter with 12 volts that I use with 6 volts . The original unmodified generator will charge a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 703
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Zenith or Tillotson

I prefer the Marvel carburetor more than the Tillotson . I always prefer the cast iron Zenith carburetor over any pot metal carburetor .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: New generator field coils

I drilled and tapped a hole in the casing to connect the wire .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Model A Missing Badly

I had a similar problem that was caused by sticky new stainless steel valves and guides . It has been said that using new stainless steel valves with new replacement, original style valve guides can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 928
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Hood hinges - tube or rod?

I have always used stainless rods from the model A parts vendor .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,009
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Not enough power??

I have similar problems with my aftermarket model A horns . If the engine isn't running fast enough for the generator to begin charging , the horn sounds like a sick cow . Some of my model A's are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Carb identify

The Marvel carburetor was a popular replacement carburetor for the model A and was a direct replacement part .
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