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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Alternator Replacement 12V

The twelve volt one wire alternators offered by model A parts venders is probably less expensive than the ones offered locally . Years ago it was mentioned that NAPA offers some model A distributor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: water pump end play how to stop?

I either use the longer water pump shaft and grind for at least six thousands clearance at the rear of the shaft where it meets inside the head . There is a collar that can be installed on the water...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Install generator

I haven't had a generator pulley come loose yet . I did once wring off a generator pulley bolt . smiley face
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Alternator Replacement 12V

The twelve volt alternators that I've seen advertised in the model A parts catalogs are negative ground .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: original piston pins

The center lock wrist pins can be driven out with a like size or near , deep wall socket and a hammer . I've never needed a press to remove or install center lock model A wrist pins .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Install generator

There is one bolt that attaches the generator pulley . It is so much easier to install the belt when the pulley is removed . I slip the belt in the groove of the pulley and only need to move the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Generator Brush Adjustment

Yes , The slip ring will rotate only so far . If a voltage regulator is used it will allow the generator to cycle between higher and lower charge rate to prevent overcharging the battery . When a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,765
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Using Ford Barn as an distraction

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 919
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 12 volt coil with resistor

If the ignition switch is left on without the engine running , if the points are closed the coil will get hot whether a resistor is used or not . When a resistor is used with a six volt 1.5 ohm coil...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Generator Brush Adjustment

push downward on the adjustable brush that is pictured , to increase the charge rate . The slip ring should slightly rotate when pushed down or raised up .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 919
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 12 volt coil with resistor

I'm very sorry if I took things wrong . No hard feelings, just my bad . I'm sorry that I was Rude . Please forgive . Happy thanksgiving .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 919
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 12 volt coil with resistor

Thanks Pat I'm probably not going anywhere unless it gets worse . Sometimes I just get agrivated when I try to give what I feel may be helpful info and it seems that some will jump right on it . I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 485
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Trans Bearings

I agree , replace all of the transmission bearings . When bearings begin to fail , the rollers can and will stack . When the rollers from the failed bearings stack it throws the gear teeth out of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 919
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 12 volt coil with resistor

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Maybe I was quick to anger . I thought I explained every detail of how I did my 12 volt setup . It just seemed to me that you and rotowrench were trying to say that what I did would result in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 919
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 12 volt coil with resistor

Just because a performance coil is used doesn't mean that points and condensers will fail on a weekly basis or at all . If points and condensers are failing on a regular basis there are other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 964
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Tom Wesenberg

Tom is probably mostly posting on the Vintage site .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 919
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 12 volt coil with resistor

The original model A coil was TAR filled , not oil Filled . Many times it makes NO difference what the original designer wanted !!! Modifications have always been the choice of the owner of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 919
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 12 volt coil with resistor

Some may want to run an original Ford script coil , Others may just not want to spend the money for a new coil . If running a six volt coil on twelve volts a resistor mounted at the coil connection...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 919
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 12 volt coil with resistor

I use the three OHM Pertronix flamethrower coil on my 12 volt converted 31 roadster . No resister is used or needed when a three OHM coil is used on a twelve volt system . No wires will need to be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: push button starter

The up start leaves the right hand free to use the choke .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 901
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Clutch chatter project results

Well , I can't see or take a picture of the chattering parts while driving the model A . If it is chattering , this is just my thought . I feel that the unsupported distance between the engine and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: parts for tillotson

Somehow I missed it and figured it was the common model X . The Tillotsom model F1-B is more like the Zenith . My thought and practice is that the jets don't wear out . I mostly replace gaskets and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 901
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Clutch chatter project results

My thoughts on the anti chatter rods used on the V8 is That there is one anti chatter rod on each side at the rear of the engine . When floating motor mounts are used without anti chatter rods ,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 708
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Model "B" Distributor

I've got a dual point Mallory that I got from Harrys model A in the early nineties . Harry told me that the Mallory distributors were pretty much trouble free . Harry said that they went 30.000 miles...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: push button starter

I've got a starter with the post already installed . If interested PM me .
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