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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,913
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Do you have any pin up girls with your Model A?

The girl with the hat is my favorite .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: '29 model A why does the light switch turn completely around in a circle

It sounds like the light switch isn't in place at the bottom of the steering column .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,388
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Restoring Ignition Coils

One of the first things that I learned about driving automobiles was never leave the switch on when the engine isn't running . Its mostly a common sense type thing .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,714
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Oil Pump Question

I run twenty w fifty motor oil in my model A engines and they operate exactly the same as you describe .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,453
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Shocks for a Model A 1930 pickup

I use friction shocks on some of my model A's and like them . Friction shocks stabilize the ride as well as any in my opinion and are adjustable .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Zenith carb question

i do mine the same way and it has always worked well for me . A propane torch is a waste of time .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,714
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Oil Pump Question

I only use the upper gasket that fits under the filter screen housing . I would only use a gasket under the lower plate if the gears were binding on the lower plate . The thickness of the lower...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 991
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: how do you clear the vent hole in shifter tower

A torch tip cleaner works well .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,202
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Battery/Starter Advice Needed

Oil on the helix of the starter drive will cause the starter to spin , but not engage . .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,178
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Reducing Steering Free Play

Set the toe-in at one sixteenth .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,437
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Spark plug socket

Open or box end , depending on whether the wrench is open or box- closed ended .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,187
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Easy fix for carburetor fuel line leak

i also use steel brake lines to make the gas lines that I use for my dual updraft setups . Copper is easier to bend into shape but steel tubing is more durable .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,898
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Coil or condenser over heat

i tried one of the heat shields and wasn't that much impressed . Needing to loosen two head nuts to install the shield didn't seem to be the best idea . Loosening head nuts runs the risk of losing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,485
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Position of Indicator on Choke/GAV Rod

Mine are usually at six oclock when fully closed . Most run good at three oclock after a brief warm up .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 12 volt system on a Model A

With a three OHM coil the ignition will also operate on 12 volt . If a resistor and six volt coil are used , the ignition will be running on a weaker six volts and won't run as well .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,024
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Generator question

Shims are offered to remove end play in the armature shaft , I think that Bratton offers them . I used them when I overhauled my generators and starters .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,873
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,216
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Trojan plug

I've got a dual updraft Trojan intake manifold on my roadster .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,873
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Conversion to 12 volt system

Just to add , I use the original style 20 amp ammeter with the 12 volt conversion on my model A and have for many years with no problem .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,873
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Conversion to 12 volt system

Converting to twelve volts is a VERY SIMPLE procedure . I allow mine to remain positive ground and no wires need to be changed or swapped . The original style wiring system uses large gauge wire...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,135
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Gears 1930 model A

Lugging the model A engine can-will beat up the babbit .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,059
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: A and AA flywheel castings

Right on , I agree .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,947
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 16" Wheels

In my opinion, sixteen inch wheels ruin the original look of the model A .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,348
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Condenser mount

Were the condensers A&L condensers ?
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