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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 730
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Theft of original license plates - is this an issue?

And before that Leather Plates ! $$$$
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Starter Mechanism

This can happen with 6 volt ..............if the timing isn't retarded on starting! That lever on the left side of the steering column. Or if the base timing is to advanced.

Doug I've been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,003
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Rear Spring Removal

The center bolt has a square head that fits in a square hole in the cross member!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Engine wont start.

My "A" had sat for sometime and wouldn't start, I did a quick check for voltage on both terminal posts ( the terminal are hot on the outside, no need to open it ) cleaned the points and adjusted the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 959
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Gears 1930 model A

A nice slow engine idle is needed when shifting like what's stated in the owners manual or double clutching ! I shift both ways 1-2 @5-8 mph,2-3@12-15 mph or if I'am in a hurry double clutch
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By Big hammer
Re: front pully

Lefty loose -righty tighty ! Fish a socket in and an extension through the hand crank hole use a impact wrench to loosen !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,905
Posted By Big hammer
Re: "A" with wooden spoke wheels....

Is it the one with a cosworth engine?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,739
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Most Difficult Restoration Tasks

The most difficult restoration tasks...............finishing lol
The most scary, removing the body, my dad and I handled the rear of the Tudor, two neighbors the front end........ And they almost...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 941
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Determining Model A Gas Mileage

I once got 65 mpg ! Not in an A, filled the tank at the highway, drove 90 miles, filled the tank, did the math, 65 mpg! I had a tail wind speed limit 55 mph, the cloud shadow’s where pasting me!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,361
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Jumping a 6 volt battery

When using a jumper box (12 volts) let the box drain down completely then start your 6 volt A. With jumper cables from a 12 volt car, just let the electrons flow a few minutes and remove cables and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Shimmy when braking

Worn or loose spring shackles, loose wheel bearings. The list is long!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,601
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Heater to firewall

Heat riser tubing for more modern cars available at any auto parts store !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Ford Model A engine noise

Kudos to you for asking questions before overhauling the motor! And thank you for posting your findings and fix !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,806
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Bill Williamson

I used Bill's sure fire steering wheel removal trick, well kinda, the wheel popped right off ! on to my nose, Bill laughted at me and said you forgot to have the nut loose not off!
Bill not posting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Brake Light Question

The brake switch ok to be a cheap repo part, it doesn't have the brass bushing where the plunger comes through, remove and check it out and or buy a switch that has the brass bushings
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By Big hammer
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,936
Posted By Big hammer
Re: What am I missing? 1930 Model A

Spark plugs sparking but not wet, carburetor gasket wet. If your compression is weak, it may not be sucking fuel into the clylinders. Squirt some fuel into the cylinders, replace the plugs and see...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2020, 02:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By Big hammer
Re: A Sensitive Clutch

Lack of use makes things stiff, with the car parked use your left leg and push down 2 dozen times on the pedal, slide your left leg out and with your right leg push down 2 dozen times. Whew take a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,868
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Tim to sell the old girl

I refuse to do FB. So I have someone else look on FB for me, haven’t sold anything yet !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,276
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Why do I have to keep pulling the choke out ?

Spray carb cleaner around the intake manifold at the engine block connections , found a leak for me!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,957
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Replacing a loose valve seat

.05 loose thats a gaping hole, where the parts the same temperature?
When I was working in an aircraft engine repair shop doing valves and seats our technique for installing seats they would drop...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,629
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Night ride

Opening the windshield helps some, other than that, how was your drive?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,276
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Why do I have to keep pulling the choke out ?

Low fuel flow would be my guess, fuel valve on, gas cap not venting, you could remove the carb drain and test for flow, more than a baby food jar use a quart jar.
Let us know what you find!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,018
Posted By Big hammer
Re: 12 volt

Battery was not in the car! 50 - 50 chance I would try neg ground it will not blow the fuse one way or the other, only if you have a short
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,307
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Coil mounting position.

I think ford mounted the coil terminal down to keep water out of the high tension terminal, he didn't use the rubber nipple on the coil wire, probably saved a penny or two!
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