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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: #1 plug question

Usually the gaps are too small . I have only had to file the contacts in the distributor cap body . I suppose if the gaps are too large , soldering and filing the contacts may help . It looks to me...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: #1 plug question

The gap between the rotor tip and the contact in the distributor cap has been advertised to be twenty five thousands . The gap should be the same at all four contacts in the distributor cap . More...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Clutch chatter project results

The steel plate rests on top of the rubber block . The rubber block slightly raises the rear of the transmission and cushions out the chatter .

Some that don't use the center support and have no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: caution- generator problems may be contagious

It would be a good idea to have the armature checked with a growler . The problem will usually be one of three things , cutout , armature or the field coils . If you can remove the cover on the cut...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,476
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Who Remembers Model "A" Parts in the Sears Catalog?

I remember model A parts in the Sears catalog . I was too young at the time and hadn't yet gotten my first model A .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: South Africa muffler.

I also thought that the Ricks shop manual was good .
The only problem that I ever had with Ricks was that They didn't have a lot of what was advertised in their catalog . I got tired of most of my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Oil Pump Question

There was a thread about the early oil pumps a year or two ago . I think that Steve Plucker started the thread . There was some pics of a few very early oil pumps that I've never seen before . Try a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,480
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: What spark plugs are you currently using?

The first set of spark plugs that I bought for my model A was Champion C-4 . This purchase was over the counter at Thomasville Auto Parts in 1960 . The metal part of these spark plugs was zinc or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,480
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: What spark plugs are you currently using?

I have used Champion C-4 with good results . The Champion C-4 plugs haven't been offered in many years . I like the look of the two piece Champion spark plugs. Most comment on the two piece plugs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,087
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Gear ratio

I prefer the 3.78 gear ratio . Henry thought that the 3.78 ratio was best for the model A . Low and mid range power is more important than actual top speed for me . For the most part , fifty MPH...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,480
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: What spark plugs are you currently using?

I hear ya Bob , Same here !!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,824
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: manifold cooker

That's a good thought .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Improved Steering Column Support

I installed a late thirty one steering bracket in my april thirty AA truck and didn't have to drill a hole .

Ford used the twenty eight-nine style cab until june thirty .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,643
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Champion 3xs or other plugs?

I also used the W sixteen Y spark plugs for many years .

They ran black most of the time .

At the time I didn't know that the advertised heat range of the W sixteen Y spark plug was determined...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,643
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Champion 3xs or other plugs?

The W sixteen Y Spark plug is hotter at fifty five hundred RPM .

Fifty five hundred RPM doesn't apply to a stock or near stock model A engine

The model A engine produces maximum horse power at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,643
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Champion 3xs or other plugs?

I've been using Champion W eighteen for several years and they run clean , not so with W sixteen Y .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 4 Blackened Spark Plugs?

A lot depends on the carburetor that is used .

If a model B Zenith carb is used , they should be run with the GAV completely closed after warm up .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,643
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Champion 3xs or other plugs?

The heat range list in post number 4 is incorrect . The W16Y is not hotter than the W18 or the -W20 . The W16 Y is mostly TOO COLD for the model A and will run black . If you don't believe it , then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 891
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 1930 Tudor Brake Light Switch Location

All of the brake light switches that I've installed on 30-31 model A's have had to be connected one way only if they worked at all and it was trial and error.

All of my model A's now have all new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 849
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Zenith Carburetor

Another thing to check is the number of gaskets under the main jet .

The main jet installs under the drain plug with a slot head screwdriver .

After the jet is unscrewed check if gaskets are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: POR 15 Gas Tank Sealer

We only use ethanol gas in the modern vehicles .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: POR 15 Gas Tank Sealer

I used POR 15 Gas Tank Sealer in my 31 tudor nineteen years ago and it is still holding up well .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,157
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 6V versus 12V (stupid ques. I'm a newbie)

I haven't had a problem with any of the generators that I have cleaned up and repaired in over 20 years.

My model A's are not used for primary transportation .

I've got too many to drive every...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 601
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Mechanic lock starter motor if 'pre-ignition'

I think that the gizmo that you refer to

was the Fulton up start .
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