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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Am I the first?

John is one hell of a good dude. We really enjoy him when he hangs out in Chandler, Arizona.He then pretty much resembles a Desert Rat! Ernie in Arizona.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,020
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Chemist Needed!

Good afternoon all...I would also give some thought to the new support bracket that most of the major suppliers have...It clamps to the steering column and under the dash and relieves the pressure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 849
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: 6 cylinders

Good morning...Invertors don't have a great track record in knowing what to invest in...at least in my mind. They frequently go off the track without professional help. They only look at profit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Backing Plate Bolts

Good Morning...If you don't find them in your spare parts bins, then Burt's in Denver will most likely be able to supply you with reproduction or original nuts that will do the job. Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 799
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Multiple Oil Leaks after sitting?

Good afternoon...The original owner's manual called for 20wt in the winter and 40wt in the summer...In Arizona, the builder of our engine specified 30wt as the engine has tight clearances...depending...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,411
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Over Heating

Good afternoon...Cars that sit for long periods end up with lots of scale in the water system in the block and head. If the engine and radiator are not flushed out before the car is driven...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,616
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Gas Gauge Installation secret?

Good Morning...One additional note: I have learned that when tightening the inner and outer rings...not to turn backwards for any reason...causes a leak. Better to take things apart and start...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Need a source for good quality fitting Zenith Throttle Plates

Good Morning...I would speak to Dave Renner at Renner's Corner.734-428-8424 He is a good guy and will have the parts and information you need. Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,388
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: rear main , old topic but here we go.

Just a thought...Mitchell makes the 'Real Deal Transmission Seal' that will stop oil coming out of the front of the transmission....might want to look on their web site or call them...it actually...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Roadster Backfiring

Good Morning...You might also have a condenser that is starting to go bad. They do this when they are about done...Get a good one (more expensive) the really cheep ones are not any good...Ernie in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,693
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Heat Shield Removal

You can get the wrench from any of the Model A shops. Bert's, Bratton's, Snyder's and others...since we are supose to check head torque once a year, you will get lots of use out of it...Ernie in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 991
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Low compression, all holes

Good Morning...The Model A carburetor was not designed to be used with an air filter. The amount of extra sucking the engine must due to get fuel causes it to run rich...too much fuel and not enough...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: 28 Sport Coupe

Good Morning...You might want to give the old girl fresh oil, lube all the zerks, change the transmission oil, check the rear end oil, and repack the front wheel bearings, flush and back flush the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,615
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: 1931 Pickup Engine Knock

Good afternoon...You might consider taking the head off to see if one of the pistons his hitting the head...this does happen from time to time, especially at the higher RPM's...Ernie in Arizona...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,506
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: More kudos to Bert's Model A Center

All he has to do is make a phone call...Bert's will happily deal over the phone...It is the way I perfer...Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 872
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: High Compression Head Replacement

Good Morning all...I have read in at least one book that 75 pounds is stock compression...not sure this is correct...what is the collective wisdom on this subject? Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,442
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: model A overheats

Good afternoon Tom...How much Vinegar did you use in the system? Mixed with water or was it all vinegar? Thanks, Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,074
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Doesn't Want to Restart After Running a While

You might consider changing the condenser...and burnishing the points...also clean the spark plugs and check the gap...check the gap between the rotor and the distributor...Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,904
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: 1929 double a won't start, help

Good Morning...Sounds like a cut off vacuum line for the windshield Wipers. It might well be leaking and changing you mixture by letting in too much air...lean mixture. Best to remove it and put a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,026
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Fuel or ignition problem

Good Morning...since the GAV is not working, you might just have junk in the carburetor and need to take it apart and blow it clean with some compressed air. Take the jets out carefully and make...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,651
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Do I panic? - Rear main oil leak.

Good afternoon...Can you please tell us how big the spot is or photograph it with a tape measure beside it. You might check to see if your breathing tube is clogged with something...the pipe that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 963
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: engine oil

Good Morning...If your A is a recent purchase...ask the fellow you purchased it from what they were running...then share it with us. The important part is weather it has detergent or non-detergent...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: coil overheating

Most of us just turn the coil over and run a longer wire into the distriburor as well as the other two wires. Those coils don't like being upside down! Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Muffler Question

Agree...Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,054
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Clutch Disc Exploded!

Good afternoon...Low Price and High Quality rarely sleep in the same bed...Ernie in Arizona
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