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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 30-31 Model A Wheels

Berts model A in Denver usually has good original wheels . I bought the wheels that are on my 31 tudor from Berts and they were perfect .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Wheel color choice??

For many years I painted all of my model A wheels a light yellow , if I painted them at all . I finally got tired of yellow wheels and now mostly paint my model A wheels red . I like the orange...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,827
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Lebaron Bonney has closed????

Wonder if it was Reds Headers
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Model A Rims

I purchased a set of five straight , sandblasted nineteen inch wheels in 1998 and paid two hundred and fifty dollars for the set . The wheels came from out west and the shipping was nearly as much...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,398
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: points burning out on the Model A distributer

Sometimes a slightly loose ground connection will make good enough connection to work , other times it may not .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 754
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: No air filter . . .

Not only does it feel better it looks a lot better as well !!! As for a silencer , the times that I tried the Air Maze filter , the carburetor made more noise , really . The silencer that Ford used...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 754
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: No air filter . . .

I don't run air filters on my model A's . Model A's were not designed to use an air filter . The problems that can be caused by oil dilution when running TOO rich is worse than the small amount of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,848
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Transmission Issues

I agree , especially replace transmission bearings while it is out !!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,256
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 1929 Model A steering box play

Thanks Alexiskai for the kind words .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,256
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 1929 Model A steering box play

One thing that concerns me is that the gas and spark levers are shorter . The early two tooth housings with the longer 1929 levers are pretty scarce compared to the more common and plentiful 30-31...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,608
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

I use black lacquer on patched up steering wheels . Lacquer dries pretty quick and gives a harder finish .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,580
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Strange Happenings health wise

Davey , I hope that you get better soon !!! Best wishes , Purdy .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 780
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Air conditioning in a open car

A cabrolet would be a better choice because it has roll up windows . It would be necessary to use side curtains on roadsters and phaetons . I never liked the look of side curtains and doubt that they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 780
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Air conditioning in a open car

Open cars are the hottest . The dash panel directs air to the floor when the windshield is let out on the closed cars , not so on the open cars . I had a friend in Texas that air conditioned his...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Jumper wire

My cars are not point show cars . I have always avoided the pop out switches for fear of problems that would be difficult to get to . I do use the armored cable through the terminal box just for an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: new build with zero clearance,Hagerty

I remember a lot of old mechanics toeing the car or truck in an attempt to loosen a too tight engine . in most cases a too tight engine doesn't last very long !!!!!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: zenith 1 overflows.

I would shake the float . Usually I can feel the gas sloshing around in the float if the float has a leak . This is fairly common . Some of the floats could be pretty old .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 913
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Zenith Carb

I think that Rex Reheis discovered several Zenith 3 carburetors sometime in the 90s . There was a write up in one of the national model A magazines about the carburetors and their discovery . A lot...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,532
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

I've read that some are considering increasing the clearance on the rear main bearing to three thousands . the rear main bearing is around an inch longer than the front and center main bearings .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: zenith 1 overflows.

A small hole in the float will cause the float to leak and get heavy . When the float leaks and gets heavy it sinks and a much worse leak begins .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: zenith 1 overflows.

If the jets are too short and below the level of the gas in the bowl of the carburetor it will continue to drip . I would also check the gasket under the needle valve assembly .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 710
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Change

I would leave the model A exactly like it is !!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 913
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Zenith Carb

Model B carburetors are thin and the upper flange is easily broken . I also have a couple of brazed upper model B carb housings .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,133
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 3.27 ring and pinion, anyone using one ?

I agree . What you say is right on !!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,133
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 3.27 ring and pinion, anyone using one ?

I've read that Henry preferred the 3.78 ratio for the model A . A well tuned stock model A can usually run 65 MPH with the 3.78 ratio . Power is more important to me than actual top speed . I'm not...
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