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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,099
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Battery Issue for a new owner

Good afternoon...One more thing to consider...if your 'A' still has the original wiring or very old wiring...the insulation may be cracked and falling off some place or the other...this condition...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 522
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Gas Shut Off Valve testing

Good afternoon...Bratton's sells a modern 1/4 turn ball valve system that just bolts into your fuel line and solves the leaking problem. You put in a new regular valve and then attach the Bratton's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Model A Transmission

You might start with Brattons or Arizona Model A for your parts...Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,264
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: oil leak rear main

Good Morning all...My bad on the main bearing cap measurement...thank God others are smarter than I am...I apologize! Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,264
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: oil leak rear main

Good Day eric...Your rear main bearing should have a clearance of 0.015 to perhaps 0.025 so oil can support the bearing. If more, the rear main will leak. You can use Plastigsage to check the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 72,645
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Thank Terry for that Beautiful Engine...It means that the Model A Ford has more of a future a generation or more down the road than if the Bertz Engine did not exist! It does mean that cars could...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 72,645
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Just a quick comment Terry Burtz attempted this project with several american foundry companies...very poor luck...I'll let Terry take it from here! Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 721
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Fuel shut off valve question

Good Morning...You can remove and replace the valve with the tank in the car. If you are then going to flush the tank...good idea to remove the floor boards and do the work outside. Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: First time electrical problem

Good afternoon...Your pop-out system needs some love! You can send it out for a re-build and use a simple two position key switch (on-off) in the meantime...Bratton's and Burts have good ones and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,676
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Engine question

Good Afternoon Brent Terry...Since you build 'A' engines for a living...and we've seen a couple of estimates on the barn that a completed Burtz engine will end up in the $7,000 to $7,500 range...do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: A special kind of nut

Good afternoon...You have to remember that none of the suppliers have everything on their web sites...It is best to call them and explain what you need. Choose a supplier and develop a relationship...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,116
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Oh man. Now I canít even get my A to start or make a noise.

Good afternoon...You might carefully check the starter switch that sits on top of the starter and has the rod from the cockpit screwed into it. Those things can go bad. Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,160
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Modern Ignition System Problem

One other point...It's kind of like the Model A wife who was asked by another women if she could borrow her husband...her answer was...sure you can, but you'll bring him back, I guarantee it! Ernie...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,160
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Modern Ignition System Problem

Good afternoon...In my humble opinion...electronic ignition is pretty much for bragging rights...I've got one and you don't...like many Model 'A' ad-ons...Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 909
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Tight Engine Troubles?

Good Morning...I would pull the valve cover and see if all the valves are loose...the guides can become sticky and make it hard to turn the engine over...not unlike the rings becoming stuck to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,559
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Opinion on European Classic Tires

Agree with Russ/40. We have had a set of Lucas tires on our 31 Tudor since 2014 and are quite happy with them. Certainly good value for the money...No wondering if kept inflated properly...Eight...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: The smell of gas

Good afternoon...A number of us who have had 'A's for a long time have developed the habit of turning of the valve under the dash and then running the engine iuntil the carb runs dry at the end of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,735
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Brake question

Just as an after thought...I have removed brake rods from 'A's and found all four of them different lengths...I'll bet others on this site have had the same experience...makes a person mutter four...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,735
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Brake question

Good afternoon...Brent has the right idea...take one more click off all four and test again. You might find that you end up doing this a third time, but at some point, you will hit the sweet point...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: New floor boards and battery

Good Evening...I have used a number of new plywood Model A Floor Boards that I believe came from Snyder's stock. They are generally really good...I make a few quick modifications before painting or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,574
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: My FIRST Phone call to Burt's in Colorado

Good afternoon...You might also try Arizona Model A. It's a local shop that has been around for years...lots of stock...quick shipping...Sammy Guthrie has damn near 40 years experience...good sized...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,465
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: B block hole repair

Good afternoon...With limited resources...I would take the Bible according to Russ 40 and put her back together...ad a little holly water to the radiator and make sure that the head stays...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Fan Blade orientation

Good afternoon...Fresh Head Gaskets need to be re-tightened several times in order to hold the torque of 55 pounds or a bit more if you have a high compression head. The gasket will compress and thus...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Clutch problem on 30 CCPU

Good Morning...This happened to me about 16 years ago with a 31 Tudor that I had just purchased...It turned out to be the clutch adjusting rod had broken...its a small piece, so you have to look for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,775
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Engine not starting - checked everything - no more idea

Good Day...You might want to crank the engine with the distributor with the body off and make sure that the points are opening and closing as they should and that you points gap is between 16 and 20...
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