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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 169
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: connect the capacitor outside

Thanks John for the drawing in post number 5 as it shows exactly how to connect the condenser as I tried to explain . I once had a picture posted here of how I mounted the condenser on my september...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 169
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: connect the capacitor outside

One reason would be that modern style condensers are available at local parts houses . Another reason is that it is easier to mount and connect the condenser to the coil . If not using the original...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: What is this called?

Drill a round hole and use a small square file to create the four square corners .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 169
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: connect the capacitor outside

Remove the original condenser from the distributor . Mount a modern condenser to the coil bracket or firewall . Connect the pig tail wire from the condenser to the switch side of the coil . If...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Radiator comb

Brattons catalog says original radiators had 6 fins per inch .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,011
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: No Spark

I always sand the contacts on new points before using . If that didn't work I would suspect the condenser . Some of the new low priced condensers made in China could be the problem . NAPA can get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Need a Project

I've always done mine because I've planned to keep them . Never worried about resale .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Modern distributor cap

If the original style distributor cap body and cap was made as one part , you would lose the ability to measure and adjust the air gaps . I've used and found NO advantage to a modern style...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Odd Brake Issue

You didn't say whether it was front or back . I had a similar problem with a rear wheel brake . The old grease at one of the rear brake cam SHAFTS was causing a tightness or a bind . I disconnected...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Modern distributor cap

While it is possible to measure and adjust air gaps with the original model A or B distributor caps, I don't see how measuring air gaps would be possible with a modern style distributor cap .

Air...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Modern distributor cap

I prefer the original distributor cap , first for the original look . The gaps can be measured between the rotor tip and the 4 contacts in the distributor cap . The 4 contacts can be filed for equal...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 957
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: B Carb and B Distributor

I posted in the wrong place .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 957
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: B Carb and B Distributor

I still prefer the original distributor , its less complicated . I like having the ability to retard and advance the distributor myself . I'm use to it and consider it as part of the model A charm ..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,171
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Killin time with Covid 19 and JC Whitney

I used JC Whitney parts back in the day . I found and bought a few old JC Whitney catalogs from eBay , just to look back on and remember .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 825
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Fix or Replace

Study the wiring diagram on page 94 of the 2019 Brattons catalog . This diagram, with the listed color coding makes this procedure fool proof . I use to make my own wiring harnesses . The correctly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: What do we think of this

With the pump installed on the head , push the shaft all the way back in the head . Mark the shaft where it meets the packing nut on the water pump shaft . Pull forward on the pump shaft and measure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Distributor Problem

The model A can run good with the points set at eighteen thousands . With a gap of eighteen thousands , the points are on the edge of needing to be opened up a bit . I prefer to start off with a gap...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: cowl

I agree , 300 and up for a decent cowl . If the windshield posts are gone it would be almost worthless to me .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 825
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Fix or Replace

I use the color coded wiring harnesses from Bratton's and have never had a problem with them .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Doing "upgrades"

I agree , there are benefits to using an alternator . If used mostly as the model A was intended and in good condition the generator will perform well . I always prefer mods that don't show . I have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Doing "upgrades"

The twelve volt Fun projects voltage regulator work well for me . Six volt systems that use the original generator run at higher amperage out put than if using the generator on 12 volts with the Fun...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,055
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: OT: "An Alternator is a Battery Maintainer, -NOT a Battery Charger."

The original unmodified generator will work well on twelve volts. I swapped the original cut out with a Fun Projects 12 volt positive ground voltage regulator . This voltage regulator charges on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Steering wobbe

I also think that toe in could be the problem . check and set the toe in at 1/16 .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 840
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: "Sure-Stop" front brake equalizer

It will be necessary to remove the shoes , remove the lower rollers and pins from the lower ends of the brake shoes , remove the sliding wedge assembly from the backing plates , remove the long...
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