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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 1930 Firewall Fuel Bowl

I use the cast iron sediment bowl . I don't need to see sediment . The lead gasket works well and I get no leaks . I much prefer the look of the cast iron bowl . I had a model A burn in the driveway...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 939
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: What is a "reasonable" speed in a Model A for one to get "reasonable" engine life

Same here . I have run mine at 50 MPH for many years with no problem . Momentum is needed to climb the steep hills without needing to down shift . I don't like running at creeping speed and running...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Can I use new cast brake drums with old shoes?

If the shoes aren't worn down to the point that the rivets are exposed , the shoes could possibly be reused . If you are trying to rebuild the brakes to like new condition, all worn parts should be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,011
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 16" Wheels

Sounds like a good idea .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,682
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Snyder 5.5 head

I'm glad that I got my 5.9 Brumfield heads while they were still available .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 764
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Source for epoxy-filled 6 volt coil ?

I have had excellent results for fourteen years with the Pertronix coils . There can be duds with any part that is offered . .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: My buggy build

Pine is usually easier to work with than hardwood .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,011
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 16" Wheels

I agree .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 764
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Source for epoxy-filled 6 volt coil ?

Something else is more than likely wrong .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 764
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Are repo engine pans identical to original?

The ones that I have fit well . All of the bolt holes were in the right places .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 764
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,245
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: What is this on my Model A firewall?

I remember seeing them in JC Whitney catalogs , years ago .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Refitting doors

Thanks for letting us know that it worked out .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,071
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Oil Breather tube 20 inch flex tube

I once thought about using a PCV but decided not to . If I used the PCV it would cause the engine to have to reburn the fumes . I figure burning the fumes would slightly weaken the charge in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,053
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Does your Model A overheat ?

Probably not much if anything that could be saved .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Refitting doors

It could end up being trial and error . If the shim that you added was on the drivers side front of the cowl , I would first remove it and check . Over tightening some of the body bolts can have a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 866
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Window Riser Handles and "Show Quality" Nickel Plated Escutcheons

For the more common non scroll window riser cranks , model R Mack truck window cranks look and fit like the common model A window cranks . I often used these cranks and never had one to break ....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Refitting doors

In order to raise the rear of the drivers front door , I would either remove some shim stock from the drivers side front of the cowl or add shim stock to the drivers side rear of the cowl . This will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 764
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Source for epoxy-filled 6 volt coil ?

Pertronix offers both one point five and three OHM coils in either epoxy or oil filled versions .. The one point five OHM coil works with a six volt system . The three OHM version is for twelve...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,053
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Does your Model A overheat ?

Retarded timing can be a major cause of over heating . Points gap effects timing . As the rubbing block wears the points gap will decrease and have a retarding effect . As the points gap decreases...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Condenser check

Many times when the condenser fails , after cooling it will restart and run for a short time .






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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,053
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Does your Model A overheat ?

I also use engine pans . Engine pans have been said to give fifteen percent better cooling .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,011
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 16" Wheels

I prefer the original look of nineteen inch wheels on my 30-31 model A's . The 1935 Ford 16 inch wheels ride and handle better .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Distributor Body Electrodes

I have used both and can see no difference in the way the engine runs . Brass doesn't rust . . The gap between the rotor tip and the cap electrodes is more important . The distance in the gaps can...
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