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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 55
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: broken cylinder head studs

After drilling out the stud as close to the threads in the block without touching them


I use my acetylene cutting torch to carefully melt and blow the remainder of the old steel stud threads ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 67
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Model A backfire, can't move

I'm wondering if the problem is modern points and condenser

The foreign condensers that most offer for use with V8 points are not very reliable

I notice that the list of parts that you replaced...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 738
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Why did my axle break?

I would just remove the hub cap . Removal of the hub cap may require the removal of the wheel to bend back tabs


If you have an extra wheel and tire without a hub cap ,

maybe you could...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: No comment

I guess if the owner likes it , its OK with me .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Rust in pease

Its only original once . smiley face
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Gurgling

If its gurgling don't take the radiator cap off or you could get scalded
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Interesting project

I see the later Bud wheel and a C head.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 421
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Model B crank in Model A

I remember when almost every model A that I would see used a marvel carburetor .

I have used Marvel carbs before and prefer them to a Tillitson any day .

Back when I was in my teens I knew...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 738
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Why did my axle break?

I've never had a model A axle break .

Here is my thought .

The outer seal that is just past the outer wheel bearing wears a pretty bad groove in the axle .

looking at the pics , it looks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 421
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Model B crank in Model A

A lighter flywheel helps with faster acceleration and takes a load off the main bearings .

. I use a lighter model B flywheel .

The B flywheel helps some .

I can sometimes pick up a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 421
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Model B crank in Model A

I don't race . mine are just fun cars .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
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) Yesterday, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 370
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) Yesterday, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 421
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) Yesterday, 02:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 965
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 .
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 421
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.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 560
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) Yesterday, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
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) Yesterday, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
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 .
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
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) Yesterday, 10:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 812
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) 10-18-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
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) 10-18-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
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) 10-18-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 745
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) 10-18-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
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...
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