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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:07 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,059
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) Yesterday, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Condenser mount

Were the condensers A&L condensers ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,575
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Hard Brake Pedal - Update on Post #9

I would adjust the slack out of the brake rods after adjusting the adjustment wedges .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Condenser mount

I don't have the part number .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Kick panel with document storage

My 31 standard roadster has them . They may have been an add on but I like them .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Condenser mount

I mount the condenser on the switch side of the coil on some of my model A's . This will be the side of the coil that uses the red wire if the wiring is original style . This isn't necessarily more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,226
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Bone Stock or Modified?

I mostly use modifications that don't show or stand out as modifications . I run a stock appearing higher compression head that gives more power for hills . I seldom drive the model A over 50 mph ....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,299
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Jumping a 6 volt battery

Good info , Thanks , Chuck !!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Steering wheel paint

I used bondo and it filled the cracks and gaps nicely .. After a fairly short time it became obvious that cracks had been repaired .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Steering wheel paint

I've had decent luck with acrylic lacquer . The cracks eventually come back , no matter what I use for a filler . For a good job , I've found it best to go ahead and replace the steering wheel with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Radiator Paint

I avoid heavy paint build up on the radiator . Paint will insulate . I try to just barely cover the radiator with semi gloss black paint . Type or shade of black is a matter of choice , I guess .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,296
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Iím wondering if my coil is going bad

My Pertronix flame thrower coil is still holding up good after 14 years on my roadster . I run the part number 40611 epoxy 3.0 ohm version on 12 volts . I get instant starts ann more power that can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,296
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Shimmy when braking

Check the toe in . the front wheels need to be toed in 1/16 .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 900
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Shock Absorber Fluid Replacement

Some use STP if the shocks are badly worn. I like friction shocks .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Oil
Views: 901
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Oil

20 W-50 here for many years .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,689
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Bill Williamson

Bill , I'm so sorry !!! The forum will never be the same without you .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Car fails to acheave high speed

If the toe in is toed in too far it will cause wear on the front tires and reduce speed and power . I've had it happen . After the toe in was adjusted to 1/16 a person could feel the improvement .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,226
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Starter Bendix bolt broken

I put a glob of heavy grease on the ring gear and turn the engine over with the hand crank while Deb watches for the grease to come around . Usually the grease will pick up the bolt . If the grease...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,006
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 12 volt

Most model A parts vendors offer a six volt positive ground alternator for use on the model A . I use a six volt positive ground alternator on at least two of my model A's . These positive ground...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,503
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: timing light

Ford chose the timing pin method . Making the timing process more complicated and difficult doesn't cause the timing to be more accurate . The average person can easily set the timing as Henry...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,503
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: timing light

Model A's are one of the easiest cars to set the timing on . I have never felt the need to complicate the procedure .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Stuck Distributor Rotor

Thats about what they will do . I have also had jeeps .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,006
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 12 volt

A person can install a twelve volt battery and a Three OHM coil and they will be running twelve volt positive ground . I run my 31 roadster 12 volt positive ground . I use the Fun Projects 12...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: How much spindle wear is acceptable?

Lots of wear can be got by with if the toe in is correct . Toe in keeps the wheels going in a straight line . Toe out will set up a shimmy at certain speeds and conditions that is often referred to...
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