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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Condenser Replacement

Brattons offers the modern condenser on page 82 of the last catalog that they sent me . The parts number is 17610 price is $5.50 each . This should be the 1957-70ish condenser . Just about any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: backfire out of exhaust after warmed up shut down.

Try the idle AIR adjust screw on the upper top of the carb housing, not the idle adjust screw on the throttle shaft lever . Just a thought , you probably already know this .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Condenser Replacement

Because of problems with photo bucket and picture size , I no longer post pictures . Some replacement coil brackets have a small hole front and center to connect a modern style condenser . If this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Model A Ford Fender Debate

I agree with Mike !!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Indented Firewall

One or more of the states required that the gas cut off valve be removed from inside the cab . The indented firewall and mods to the gas tank made room to install the valve under the hood .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Need Brake Drums for AA Truck No Park brake in drum

I would check with Berts model A center in Denver . They usually have AA parts .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 667
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Coil failure ?

The low priced ignition switches have caused this problem for me in the past .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 531
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Motor Suddenly Stuck

I would remove the Bendix and spin the starter . If the armature is a blur when it spins the shaft is bent .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 12 VDC Wiring

I use a Pertronix flame thrower coil on my twelve volt converted roadster . I use the three OHM version that needs no resister.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 12 VDC Wiring

Converting to negative ground will not require any modifications to the starter . Ground has no effect on direction of rotation . Some change the field coils . I do use the modern starter drive but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: New comer used to be a regular

Early to near mid nineteen thirty pickup and AA cabs were the same as twenty nine and the tudor doors wont work . The later thirty , thirty one tudor doors are the same as pickup and AA truck .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 12 VDC Wiring

Thanks jr . I did use the modern starter drive and forgot to mention it . The modern starter drive wouldn't be a bad idea even with six volts ..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Battery

For a more powerful and dependable electrical system I often convert to twelve volts . I like to buy batteries from Walmart . I can measure and pick the battery that will fit the original battery...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: backfire out of exhaust after warmed up shut down.

An exhaust leak will allow air to enter the muffler . Air is necessary for fire or an explosion from the muffler . If there is no raw gas in the muffler , there will be no backfire . The engine is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,146
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 1929 Condenser

One of the reasons that I run the modern style condenser in some of my model A's is the ease of replacement . The modern style condenser can be found at most parts houses . I usually keep a modern...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 12 VDC Wiring

Usually a one point five OHM coil is used with six volts . A one point five OHM coil can be used on twelve volts if a ballast resister is used . I use a three OHM coil on my twelve volt converted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,146
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 1929 Condenser

I have run the condenser connected to the coil on one of my model A's for over twelve years with no problems . Anybody can believe whatever that they want . The cheap China made condenser that many...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 667
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Coil failure ?

Voltage depends on the volt of the battery that is used . the generator charges in amps and the amount of amps that the generator charges is controlled by the adjustable third brush in the generator...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: ignition switch wiring

I doesn't matter which wire connects to which terminal of the replacement type ignition switch . , It makes NO difference which coil wire is connected to which terminal of the coil for the engine to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Condenser Replacement

I run the condenser that is used with the V 8 points . I mount the condenser to the coil bracket and connect the wire to the switch side of the coil . There is NO need to have a condenser in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 12 VDC Wiring

Swap the wires to negative on the coil , ammeter and the battery . This will work if you install a twelve volt battery connected with negative ground . I run some of my model A's on twelve volt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 667
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Coil failure ?

Check the coil for carbon tracks . Carbon tracks will short out the coil if they make it to the metal part of the coil . If a carbon track is found , it usually can be scraped off with a pocket knife...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: backfire out of exhaust after warmed up shut down.

Raw gas is collecting in the muffler .After the engine is shut off the temperature quickly increases and sets off the gas . Running too rich or the ignition is too cold or a combination of the two...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: crank gear

The correct timing mark on the crank gear is right at the keyway .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Carburetor leak . . .

In the past , a lot of the reproduction cut off valves under the tank never cut off completely . I tried replacing the packing in an original cut off valve and solved the problem . Other causes are...
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