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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,588
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: installed a new 6:1 head now a tapping noise

Good Afternoon...I have a friend who had this problem and he borrowed a stock head and put it on his older engine. He did not know how many miles were on the engine. With the stock head, the engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,116
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Pinion assembly installation

Good Afternoon...People who do such things certainly will not go to the big Model A Garage in the sky, they will most likely go to a the war in Afghanistan and have to stay there until the end of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,867
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: What's the latest you can remember anyone using an A?

Good Morning all...I drove a 30 Coupe to High School 63-65 and then to Junior College 65-67 as my only car. Sold it to go into the Army in 68. Purchased a 31 Tudor in 05 and drive it several times...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Brattons window felt. Please advise

Walt Bratton is a good guy...Ask to speak with him. Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,390
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Got One - Now the VIN search

Good Evening, what paperwork was used to register your A in the state that it was in prior to your ownership? Normally, If you can show that your A was legally registered in another state, your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,085
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Is fuel bubbling normal

Good Morning all...Here in the southwest, many of us run Marvel Mystery Oil in our fuel. It has been around for many years and most hardware and auto parts stores carry it. It takes four ounces in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Turlock CA 2019 Swap Meet Coverage

Big Three is a swap meet in San Diego on the 20th of February...to the 23rd. Lots of stuff...some Model A...Some God knows what...and some that even God may not be able to figure out...Lots of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Fuel Fitting Question

Good afternoon...look carefully at the threads in the fuel filter. Chase them if you can and see if the treads are still good. If they have been flexed, then you would be wise to change the filter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,280
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Famous restorer Call Allan Died

I have known Cal Allan for a number of years and I too have been 'down in his basement'. He was quite a guy...As Joop said, he was at our Christmas Party and looked pretty good for a dude of 94! ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,280
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Famous restorer Call Allan Died

Good afternoon Tom...Great to see you back on the barn after your trip to Hoag Hospital...Ernie in Arizona


QUOTE=Tom Endy;1721718]What an appropriate last line. I met Cal a number of times at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 771
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Body Shudder - Rear Motor Mounts

Good Morning...You might want to take a close look at your frame. You might have a frame crack that is allowing the vibration to occur. Clean off the frame for a foot in front and about three feet...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,195
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: overdrive

Good Morning all...I have been running a Mitchell Overdrive since 2005 with no trouble and 2nd Over is often a very useful gear...so many ways to make a Model 'A' go! So many ways to enjoy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Bolt against flywheel?

Ouch...You might also try removing your starter and then using a magnet on a spring from NAPA or another parts store...The space makes it easier to fish around to find your bolt. You might be able...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Best head gasket

Good afternoon...Also remember to re-torque your head once a year. Occasionally you will find a nut that takes 1/8 turn or so...much less work than changing a head gasket...Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,695
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: OK! Oldtimers, Gimme your best answer, Stuck Engine

Good Morning...I would be tempted to take the car with engine back to the engine rebuilder if it is not too far away. Make an appointment first and ask to be allowed to be part of the process to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,452
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: 12 volt conversion

Good Model 'A' Morning...Just an observation...Some folks with six volt, ad a second 00 ground strap over to the transmission case and find quite an improvement in cranking speed. Might be worth...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Introduction - from Syracuse, NY

Welcome Cave...from the wilds of the Arizona Desert. Here, we drive our 'A's in the winter and not so much in the summer when the temperature can ease past 115 in the afternoon...we tend to exercise...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: 1956 f-100

Good afternoon all...Hemmings might be helpful...Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,857
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Why the Model A

I agree...I also have a 49 Packard and while she gets her share of looks and questions, people do ask 'What the hell is that?' and no one ever has to ask what a Model "A" is...Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,857
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Why the Model A

Happy New Year to all...For me a Model 'A' is just a great joy to drive and go places in. Not always long trips, but to breakfast, hardware store, hair cut, book store and Starbucks from time to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,185
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Bring a Trailer Auction results 1928 Sport Coupe

Good Morning all...In my humble opinion...it is better to skip the auctions and purchase an 'A' from a private party who is a Model 'A' club member. The price is generally more reasonable and one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,689
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Tom Endy

Good Morning all...Tom is in a Great Hospital. Both our daughters were born at Hoag one in the 70's and one in the 80's. I purchased my first Model A in Newport Beach in 64 or so. Get well, Tom. We...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Clutch finger adjust question

Merry Christmas, I would encourage you to call Ft. Wayne and then send them your photograph and ask their opinion...They are good people....Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,087
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Gas Shutoff Valve

Good Morning all...Walt Bratton also offers a 1/4 turn ball valve system that goes between the stock valve and the fire wall. With it, you never turn the stock valve again, just leave it open. I've...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Flywheel housing-horseshoe engine shims

Good Evening to all...When we do them here in the desert, we either use the shims and the gasket or go without the shims and without the gasket...We don't see much difference...then we have a fellow...
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