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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,409
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: 12
Views: 648
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: 443
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: 1,382
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: 536
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: 311
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: 1,009
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: 510
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: 853
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: 450
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: 725
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: 616
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: 1,579
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: 702
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Model A won’t 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: 4,274
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!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,066
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Exh. manifold to muffler; does anyone make....

Make your own! Block of wood drill a hole the pipe will slip through, grind a taper in the wood and with a hammer form the flange. With a miss fitting flange I've reformed the flange to seal better....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,914
Posted By Big hammer
Re: OK! Let's get personal!

64 years and 4 months I’ve owned my A for 48 years
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,726
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Stroke

Good to hear from you! Missed you! Post when you can!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Speedster pics

It's going so fast we can't see it :-)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Strange timing behavior

When I was 16, I was pushing and starting my A way to much ! You don't need much of a rolling speed, a little hard on second gear grinding the gears. After school one day it wouldn't start, got some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,331
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Is this an 'A'?

Looking at the wheels, looks like more lugs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By Big hammer
Re: transmission removal 30 or 31 roadster [not sure which]

Some have said it’s easier to remove the rearend and then the transmission ! I’ve not done it this way, but should be soon.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Rust 911 or evaporust

With Evaporust don't seal it up once it's used, it needs air or it will "die" ? I've put a hole in the lid and a piece of vacuum hose it vent the container!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,234
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Double Nutting advice

Use two newer nuts, I've found that if I use the same nuts they may not work !?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,818
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Head Studs

Heating the stud to cherry red and quenching shrinks the metal ! I've done this when working sheet metal, nice trick Synchro, Thanks for the tip!
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