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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Where to store your extra wheels

Nice! But now there not spares :-)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Frame "off" question

Yes! Loosen both sides and remove bolts on one side, bottle jack with a long 2x4 under the body, you’ll have Plenty of clearance.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 685
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Level in Gas Tank????

A empty tank is more dangerous than a full tank, gasoline as a liquid doesn’t burn, the vapor is what burns! I watched a welder weld a gas filler neck, he would not weld until the tank was completely...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By Big hammer
Re: crunchy tranny etc.

A nice slow idle and a good return spring for the carburetor. 5 to 8 mph 1st to 2nd, 15 to 18 mph 2nd to 3rd. Your tower needs work if you can’t find 2nd. I heard that the A’s back in the day lived...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Starter Switch Test

In Brattons catalog they have a how to check out the switch! With long test leads you should be able to check it out. You’ll need to have access to the back of the panel that holds the switch.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Engine removal question

I know of a kid that drop an A motor to a creeper and jacked the frame and body up, then rolled the motor out ! He couldn’t get it back in the same way, enlisted two brothers and dad to lift the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 624
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Radiator flow rate

When I had my radiator out of an engine change, I turned the radiator upside down and tried the flow test. What I found out is the rush of water flushed out about a shot glass of rust flakes! It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Coupe door latch removal

Remove the handle screws, it should be loose, turn the handle 45*(up or maybe down), pull the handle out. It helps if you can see what inside the latch, you’ll fight it the first time to find the 45*
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By Big hammer
Re: 2 Cylinders Not Firing Update

MMO is are friend ! Normally 4oz in 10 gals ratio, double or triple that in the gas tank and go for a long drive !
When you/ we are testing for dead cylinders, use a screwdriver and touch the top of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Fiber timing gear

Points gap .018 to .022 , check the fixed point mount,mine was cracked and the points gap would change by itself ! When the points gap closes less than .018 I’ve had to give it more advance with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 458
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Starter Issue

12 volt battery and jumper cables is how I’ve tested starters! Return the starter for warranty or look inside your starter for a problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 932
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Spark Plugs

The best BANG for you bucks would be a higher compression head! More seat in the pants pep :-)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 772
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Tudor front sets

My late 31 seats had chain maul ? on top of the springs. I replaced with Synders springs and a double layer of burlap on top of them. The new springs are stiffer than the 80 year old springs, but the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,151
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Lift points - Model A

BTW those are a great place to place jack stands ! If your a poor boy like me :-(
Just back or in front of the radius rods on the frame, letting you to remove front or rear axles.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Taking Big Hammer's advise.

Thats a different special hammer! I thought I was in trouble again when I saw your post :-)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Strange rear of the car low frequency rumble when letting up on the gas

With my 31 Tudor the rear seat cushion is removable and a great space to store stuff ! I would have to be careful what I stored there. Also maybe the body mount bolts might be a little loose.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 703
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Our beloved Branson visitors

A little known fact about lighting, it can travel 20 miles and get you! Thunderstorms in the midwest are to be taken seriously!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Radiator Draining

If you would spray a little pam to the pans things wont stick ! OH differant kind of pans :-)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 787
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Install gas/spark lever

This sound Feasible, I would add that mavbe you could crazy glue a long rod to the control rods and push and pull them through. Better than going fishing with no bait :-)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Qtr window install

Check your other tread Rear qtr install, I responded there !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Rear qtr installation

46 years ago I replaced the felts in my 31L Tudor. Removed one or both felt tracks and installed the first track by sliding it up. The second track would not slide up, so I removed the first and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,730
Posted By Big hammer
Re: DynaBeads, yay or nay?

Dad’s Western Auto we didn’t balance tires, he only had to pay a couple times for come back issues. Maybe tires back then where better than today? and didn’t need balancing? Near the end of 45-50...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By Big hammer
Re: new Game: name that bolt

Flywheel housing? Not much left to Identify :-(
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Cast iron sediment bowl finish

The same finish as the carburetor? And I’am thinking jap black?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,792
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Crank start

Thanks Purdy for the tip! I have a 6.0 head and have not even thought of trying to hand crank it.
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