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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,125
Posted By Big hammer
Re: update on getting dizzy after being under the A.

I have similar problem, when on my back and working/ looking over my head "vertigo ". If I work near my chest or mid body it's not so bad!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,385
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Trailering tips for protection

I was going to suggest backing the car on the trailer, I worried the trailer tongue weight might be off, sounds like it worked for you!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,192
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Every 500 Miles!??

Itís time to get a younger person involved! 500 miles with Mobil 1 is over kill IMHO, I use Mobil 1 and like it, I feel time is more important than mileage.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Exhaust manifold torque spec

Make sure the washers are on correctly! One hand torque re torque after heat cycles.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 710
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Most accurate tempt prob location?

#3 is the most accurate position for engine temps, radiator temperature probe measures air or steam temperature.
When your in traffic use the hand throttle and increase the idle speed, also make...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By Big hammer
Re: oil & oil pump

X-2 If you or others are wondering if the oil pump is working, loosen the lower drain back tube bolt and run the engine
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By Big hammer
Re: 1929 Tudor Door hinge pin replacement

I worked for hours trying to remove the pins, went for a break and at a farm supply store I bought an air hammer kit for less than 20$, the pins jumped out
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,194
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Pothole, now right only!?!

Check it out like post #4 before you next joy ride, you might have to much excitement!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By Big hammer
Re: stuck transmission?

Glad you found it ! When putting stuff back together I like to try rotating moving testing the stuff before bolting the stuff tight, this way we will find problems before we think we are finished....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,268
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Update on starting problem

A sticking brake light switch will drain a battery quickly, sounds like your driving it every couple of days, so your alternator shouldn't drain the battery if it's a good alternator!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,116
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Still no Tom

I had heard that he connected with an old classmate of the opposite sex, keeping warm in Arizona would be a plus !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,220
Posted By Big hammer
Re: SLOW starter

I had mine apart way to many times, I found it wasn't the starter, It Was My Modern Car that I was jump start/ spinning the A starter.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By Big hammer
Re: door panel clips

I had problems with new panels those clips were strong! Needle nose pliers to keep the clips straight and a diameter hammer ( big hammer) and pushed them in, the Palm of my hand didn't work. When I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,024
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Kwik Poly

I talked to one of the founders today a my work, he said yes to no more Kwik Poly. A group of men that I've worked with started the business in the early 80's. The reason that it will no longer be is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Shock fluid substitute

This gets me wondering what would a10w30 oil due?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By Big hammer
Re: top material installation

On my Tudor top I installed it in the winter, turned the heat on and began when the temperature was above 70*. I then remove what I got done and started over the next weekend after I got the heat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,433
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Removing rust by electrolis...Problem...

Some metals will put out poisoning gases! Do some searching on the net. I tried the process and I didn't like the results. I used rebar for anode. I found Evaporust worked better for me, after...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Starter cranks, then spins

Turn the gav richer, pull the choke, with the key on THEN hit the starter, release the choke after a couple of turns or when the fires.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,140
Posted By Big hammer
Re: To soak or not to soak

It helps to preform the seal, like put it in a small diameter can!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Size of seat swivel pin on 1930 2dr sedan

Please post a picture! For prosperity :-)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,194
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Rebuilding Zenith Carburetor

Soaking in E-vaporust before any disassembly makes all the hardware come loose !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Front wheels offset

When you are measuring use hard surfaces like a point on the frame to a point on the back plate, body parts can and have been moved by crashes and rashes. Your light bar looks like it is off center...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,325
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Possible Radiator Problem???

47 years ago when I was a new bee, I would keep topping the radiator and it would sometimes overflow. When I let it seek its own level it quit overflowing. Also check the cap gasket, it should not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Model A wonít start

Remove the carburetor drain plug and see if you have gas in it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,237
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Do you drive your A in the snow or stormy weather?

Around here the 4x4 are the first to be in the ditches!
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