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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 729
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Popping carb

Make sure the new fuel lines aren't in to far !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Keeps blowing fuses alternator problem?

Or getting a ground through paint powder coat!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 949
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Does Gauge of Ground Wire Matter

Later model A's used a braided ground cable, the solid ground strap was for earlier A's.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By Big hammer
Re: how do you clear the vent hole in shifter tower

Use a small drill bit and turn by hand
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By Big hammer
Re: What is Easiest Way to Install Instrument Panel Components??

Switch first, wires second, speedo cable last, start the two lower screws and then the middle screws. Fighting the dash light wire, speedo cable, and switch cable is a PAIN ! Make sure not to pinch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
Posted By Big hammer
Re: J.R. Bullock Did Another Fine Job

Thanks for the link Mike !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 621
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Won't Start when Warmed Up

Turns over so slow like the timing is too far advanced. You are retarding the timing with the hand lever before trying to start? Why I ask at car shows I see people leave the advance lever for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,394
Posted By Big hammer
Re: My First Model A - Questions

That's the best looking whitewall tire A I've seen! IMO. Go ahead and hop up the engine, taller gears, overdrive, etc, think twice about removing the fenders( mud guards) they keep your body looking...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,900
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

Thanks for posting! Looking good! I would love to hear the exhaust note!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,100
Posted By Big hammer
Re: leaking head gasket?

Beer froth, I had that once in an mondern, I flushed the cooling system with some chemicals flushed again, put in fresh antifreeze all was good !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 908
Posted By Big hammer
Re: AutoLite heater install

It looks like my Ottwell heater outlet ! The connection has a bend in it to follow the toe board angle

Ottwell manifolds come up for sale here in the swap meet area!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,180
Posted By Big hammer
Re: We want our "A"

It's better to wait for daylight to unload, accidents can happen when people are tired and in the darkness. Your wife was right! Have a good night dreaming about your new A, post pictures of it!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,036
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Reducing Steering Free Play

Check and make sure the gear box is tight to the chassis frame.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Starting Troubles

Last year I had a no start, after cranking 4-5 times fuel dripped out of the carburetor. So I went in the dizzy and cleaned the points, after all it was running a few months earlier. Put it back...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Cause of Blow By

Look at the ford service bulletins, there have been several changes in the designs. Is your cap venting properly ? if it pushed down to far it will not vent
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Carb Assortment

Soak in Evaporust or rust 911 before taking apart, it will help loosen screws!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,115
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Trailering 28 Model A Phaeton

Good luck with your surgery.... Good luck with getting your A on the road..... If you put your location under your avatar maybe someone close to you could help you! I'am retired I would ! As for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Zenith Carb Questions

And those tiny beads can get into tiny holes and stay there until ??
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,444
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Model A News Has Shipped

Don't blame the letter carriers, they want to make your deliveries! IT'S the post master general that needs fired! The letter carriers are mostly good people just like you and me, yes there are a few...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Snow much fun!

Glad you all had fun! Playing in the snow can be so much fun, BTW driving in snow will clean the white walls on your tires! Soooo you were working on your A and playing in the snow! Enjoy the New...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Taillight grounding

Or powder coated stand or to much paint, it would be best to run a ground wire from outside of the light socket through the wiring loom back to the chassis.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Taillight grounding

Solder a ground wire to the outside of the socket and run it though the wiring loom and to a good ground. Why didn't Ford run dedicated grounds ? To save a nicklem!

BTW when I mounted the right...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Engine heat in cold weather

Change your thermostat to a 160*, your not making enough heat to open the 180* stat, or block the front of the radiator. What type of stat are you using? is it a housing type, or thr type you install...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Taillight grounding

Tail light housing to stand to fender to the body !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By Big hammer
Re: 1939-55 Ford 6 Volt Voltage regulator on Modlel A

50 years ago my car came with a delco generator, regulator, 8 volt battery and I was push starting it a lot. It now has an A long generator, Tom Wessenberg EVR and no more push starting it! 50 years...
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