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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 504
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Dual Condensers?

I'll just say that the coil on the model A is close enough to the points that no problem will happen if the condenser is connected to the switch side of the coil . Lots of people have known that this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: About oils

I use 20 W 50 year round in my model A .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 600w vs 90w

It usually doesn't get much below freezing temps in the winter here . I have had good results using 90 weight in the transmission and back end . A lot depends on who is doing the shifting . The gears...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 504
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Dual Condensers?

I've been running a 60s style condenser connected to the red switch side of the coil for years on my September 29 . I don't even use a condenser in the distributor on that model A . The condenser...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Starter failure

If the starter kicks back and then acts like the battery is nearly dead , it could mean that the initial timing is too advanced or maybe forgot to retard the spark lever . If the bushings in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: PCV valve good idea?

Ford used a larger diameter oil fill tube on the model B engines to reduce crankcase pressure .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Starter . . . Rebuild or Rebuilt?

It will probably clean up . The model A starter has two carbon ground brushes that connect with a screw and should be no problem . The other two brushes are metal , like bronze or brass . The metal...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: PCV valve good idea?

Newer cars use them . If you use a PCV valve you will end up burning crankcase fumes in the cylinders . I feel that the crankcase fumes will weaken the charge in the combustion chambers . I want...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 972
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Wheel interchange

I've used 15 inch wheels on one of my model A's with no problem except it looks more like a hot rod . I also like hot rods and figure if it suits me it is OK .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Radius ball cap

I've used the rubber ball cover on all of the model A's that I have owned for over fifty years with good service . If the ball is badly worn , don't expect the rubber ball cover fix to work very well...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,079
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

[QUOTE=Jack Shaft;1931958]Complication is in the eye of the beholder.Yes the car stock is beautiful in form and function.[/QUOTE


]If electrical accessories are used they will require wiring ....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,079
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

There are many ways to make one of the simplest automobiles complicated .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Lack of power/rpm

Too little points gap has a retarding effect . try a gap of .022 and it will have a slight advancing effect . Ford specs called for a gap of eighteen to twenty two thousands. I run the twenty two...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Oil Pump and Valve Chamber Question

If it has had enough time for the oil to run back down into the oil pan there should be no leak when the valve cover is removed .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: 31 model a gas sediment bowl?

I agree with Ernie in post number 5 . The gas cap probably isn't venting . As for the leak ,The thick paper gasket always worked best for me with the glass bowl . Besides the look , the cast iron...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,428
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Dead Pertronix Coil

Carbon tracks from the tower area up to the metal housing of the coil will cause a short . Carbon tracks can be scraped off with a pocket knife and the coil should work again / This is mentioned in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,428
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Dead Pertronix Coil

Carbon tracks from the tower area of the coil that reach up to the metal tube will short out the coil . Carbon tracks can be scraped off with a pocket knife and the cioil may work again . Carbon...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 785
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Ford verse Chevrolet

Chevrolet cars cost more than Ford and was more complicated .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 985
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Fumbled a piston

I agree , I wouldn't use that piston unless I had to .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: A head question

I also have one with model A embossed on top with standard model A combustion chambers .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Recycle or sell?

Some have been used for collectors on home made exhaust headers .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Ever have a distributor rotor wear out?

If the rotor tip isn't pointing in the correct way the timing will be off when the points open
. Where the rotor tip points is where the spark is sent . The distributor cam can be loosened and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: New Hub Cap Installation

There is a special tool to use for bending the tabs. I bend the tabs in a V shape with slip joint pliers and they will snap on . Some have problems with bending the tabs for a good tight fit .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 606
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Rebuild generator or move to alternator?

If brighter lights and the possibility to add electrical accessories , the practical choice would be an alternator . If original look is important I would use the generator . The battery controls the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By Purdy Swoft
Re: Running Board Step Install

I usually avoid most accessories unless they don't show and improve performance in some way .
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