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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 944
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: 1,478
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: 1,261
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: 1,012
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: 807
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: 402
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: 402
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
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: 1,345
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 796
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: 1,345
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: 1,345
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: 1,275
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: 649
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: 6,282
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: 849
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Condenser mount

Were the condensers A&L condensers ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,179
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: 849
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: 675
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: 849
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: 73
Views: 5,197
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: 1,776
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: 1,005
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: 1,005
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: 583
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 .
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