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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,974
Posted By Big hammer
MMO non believers

The last two tanks of gas was 100% gas, at least what I paid for. The gas shut off valve had been very hard to turn. Last tank I put some MMO in and then let it run for awhile before closing the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,338
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Analyze this . . .

Looks to me #4 is running leaner, check for intake leak. All of your plugs should look the same!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Car won't start

Nice looking A, all good idea's above, I would start with knowing that the battery is good, load test it !! Then clean check the battery cables connection etc.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By Big hammer
Re: motor break in

Contact your engine builder and follow there advice! If assembly lub was used it will protect the parts your worried about. With the spark plugs out cranking the motor over until oil flows out of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,431
Posted By Big hammer
Re: No compression all cylinders

You shouldn't need to remove the oil pan, just remove the oil fill cap! I would only use 60 lbs of compressed air.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,303
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Model A backfire, can't move

You have fuel at the carb, check if fuel is in the carb. Remove the carb drain to see if you have fuel flowing through!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,458
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: 34
Views: 1,747
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: 1,378
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: 18
Views: 721
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: 746
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: 669
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: 742
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: 1,231
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: 636
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: 1,305
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: 3,201
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: 1,263
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: 716
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: 2,124
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: 911
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: 448
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: 1,491
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: 738
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: 1,182
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!
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