Go Back   The Ford Barn > Search Forums

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Showing results 1 to 25 of 283
Search took 0.02 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Ernie Vitucci
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,185
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Model A Registration Woes

Good Evening! I would like to add my two cents to going to AAA first, if you are or are not a member. Their reason for being is to help with problems like this. They will know what will work and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: air bubbles in rad water.

Some of the old Brumfield high compression heads were a bit porous and allowed hot gasses to get into the cooling system and drive water out of the radiator overflow. I have known folks to purchase...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Heli coil

Good afternoon...You might try 'Bolt Depot' 866-337-9888. Good luck to you. Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,269
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: How Many Model A's are left ?

I think that John is in the ball park. Look how many companies sell parts for our cars. From what I know and the parts availability now vs in the 60's when I had my first 'A' it is far easier to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Old problem but new twist? Coolant loss

Good afternoon...Just a short note...Our Model A's and many other flat head engines should be torqued once a year to keep them snug and happy. I suspect that many don't receive this level of care. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,681
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: What do I need to do to get a reliable engine?

Good afternoon...One suggestion is to check with the two national Model A clubs and see if there is a local club near you. The local clubs always know who the best engine builders are...there are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,057
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Roadster getting harder to start

Years ago (60's) with my first 'A', I had trouble starting it cold. An old guy reached into the cockpit and pulled the hand throttle down close to half way and said 'crank the damn thing'...and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Fuel shut off

Good Morning...You can also find the 1/4 turn ball valve shut off in the Bratton's 2019 catalogue on page 61. $61.05. It connects to a standard shut off which you install and never touch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,284
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Smooth Shifting The Model A

John is just plain cool! Especially when he comes to Arizona....Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Engine Noise

You might take a look at the Distributor body and see if it has a crack in it. Also the distance from the rotor to the tit on the distributor body should be 0.025. I have occasionally seen these...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 735
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: steering stabilizer

Good Afternoon...We have used a steering stabilizer for many years on our Model 'A' Tudor. We had the front end rebuilt and added the stabilizer at that point. We don't have any wobble of any kind....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,405
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: My 1st decent drive of Model A and discussion

Good afternoon...With a stock engine perhaps a 5.5 head from Snyder's and perhaps a 'B' Carburetor...and maybe a one wire six volt Alternator and that's it. Drive her 40 miles an hour and give the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Cleanig reflectors

Good Morning all...What about silver polish such as you would use on a silver knife and fork? You can also purchase a silver polish cloth that will do a nice job and the finish will last for a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,095
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Oil weight

Good afternoon. If you know who built your engine, ask them...follow their instructions. Some engines have Babbitt, some Inserts. Some were built tighter than others. Most folks use detergent oil...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,249
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Another new Model A owner.

Good Morning...While you have the pan down, also check your oil pump to see if it is nice and clean and not full of sludge and other 'stuff' that might be lurking in the engine. Nice car...Ernie in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,100
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: No air filter . . .

Good afternoon...I use an air filter from K&N and a mount from Bratton's purchased about 2005 or 2006. I can take it off and blow it out and/or soak it clean. It seems to work well for me. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,084
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Ever have your engine die at a stop light?

Good Morning...Since it self corrected, you might have had a couple of air bubbles in your fuel line...sort of the beginning of fuel boiling or some such. What I have found is that when I come up to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: International Model A Day 2019

Good Sunday Morning Synchro909. What a great idea. We'll have to look into this for next year. Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: International Model A Day 2019

I'm in the front row, white shirt, white hat...Joop is behind me with the black had! Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
International Model A Day 2019

Good Morning all...Here in Arizona...We had 23 Model A four bangers, a couple of Model A hot rod four bangers and V-8's, and a Shay at Miller Ford in Mesa Arizona. The café was open for breakfast...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Engine Oil consumption

Good afternoon...So you would use about one quart in 500 miles between oil changes...does not seem excessive to me. With our 31 Tudor we find that it will toss out 1/4 quart or so if we fill it to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,282
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: New Tires...going just a little crazy...

Good Morning all...Those Lucus $99 tires, at least the ones that I purchased were made in Viet Nam, according to the side of the tire. I have been running them for about three years and about 3000...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,328
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Oil filter

damfino! Most things and people are happier when clean and tidy! Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,211
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: A Matter of $$

Wow! GerryAllen is on the ball! Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Oil Change Interval

Good Morning Cape Codder...The engine is still very quiet...so I'll wait a bit longer on dropping the pan and checking the rods and mains. The fellow who built the engine says to leave it alone if it...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 283

 
Forum Jump
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:48 PM.