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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Big hammer
Re: 31 pickup headlights not working?

I'am installing a new harness also, my findings that the new contact disc on my new harness is too thick. One of the main suppliers online said to grind .035 off of the wire side of the disc and or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,225
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Creating a list for what to do to winterize your A

Hedge Apples work great for keeping spiders out of your basements! Hang them in nylon hose around the basement.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 764
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Foamy Transmission Oil

Mikes affordable has a black 1500 or 1600 oil, I haven't tried it, suppose to be more like the old 600w.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 655
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Gas gauge gasket disintegrated

Thank you! As I suspected you cur your own gaskets! A lost art making your own gaskets, an old timer showed me his way of making gaskets tapping the stock on the part with a ball peen hammer!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 655
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Gas gauge gasket disintegrated

What is your source for the cork/BUTA-N gaskets? Please and thank you!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,006
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Oh shoot...

It's a through hole, on the backside drill a center hole, with a file tang drive in the hole, files are hard and brittle so take it easy, turn the tang clockwise ....... after using penetrating oil ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Seat help!

I doubled up burlap, hog ringed to the springs, 20 years ago I asked about the chainmail and no one knew about the chainmail, I was thinking my A was the only one to have it, L 31 Tudor.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Model A Ford Woody - not built to the original Plans

Setting on air bags so customer are at a comfortable height !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 363
Posted By Big hammer
Re: 1930 Tudor out for a drive

You're lucky that old fan didn't take the radiator out!! The new to you fan may take out the radiator, a known problem with old original fans. When you can afford a new balanced aluminum and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Exhaust manifold bolt size

Wow I thought I was in the wrong forum, then I see you where.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 655
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Gas gauge gasket disintegrated

You'll be changing the neoprene gaskets sooner than the cork gaskets.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Red Dot on New Tires

I noticed my spare is centered, must have been an accident ! Balance wise, isn't that's what wheel weighs, balance beads, and anti-freeze is for ? I had a first night on the job kid install new tires...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 979
Posted By Big hammer
Re: lug nut removal

Blue wrench is new to me, smoke wrench = oxy/ acetylene torch
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 741
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Power shut-off switch

If you have an extra ground cable, make sure it is switched !!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,765
Posted By Big hammer
Re: 1929 double a won't start, help

A strap wrench would work more better!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 721
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Gas mileage question

So many variables! Tires, tire pressure,dragging brakes, front end alignment , driving style, weather, wind!!!
I once got 65 mpg in a car that got mid 20's, driving 55 mph speed limit then, on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,926
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Consensus of opinion

50 years ago my pos was a daily driver, it had a delco generator 8 volt battery and wouldn't start because the battery was to weak! So one day a guy needed a ride home and it wouldn't start, he got a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By Big hammer
Re: best guesstimate needed on used part-

Wouldn't the shipping be the deterrent and not the cost of large parts? I've seen good prices for large parts that I would like but shipping those or the lack of the seller shipping local pickup...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,264
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Do you take your Model A to the local self serve car wash?

You know the only time my A left me stranded was at a car wash 50 years ago! Yep let the smoke out of the wiring, after the wiring dried out and after putting the smoke back in, drove her home.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,926
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Consensus of opinion

I have both ! Generator with a Tom Wessenberg EVR is on the car, an alternator in storage for a back up. The alternator doesn't look right installed on the A's, I haven't needed the output of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 453
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Motor does not pull properly, has no power ...

Check to see if the carburetor throttle plate is opening wide open, the linkage can be bent out of adjustment, check the foot control as well as the hand control.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Hand crank guide misalignment with ratchet nut

Frame sag at the rear motor mounts will cause the front of the engine to be too high.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Starting Issue - Need Ideas!

Dad's 67 Chevy pu he put a screw between the battery post and the cable end, when it wouldn't turn over just tighten the screw more. I got tried of this and replaced the cable, got one off the shelf...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,938
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Hershey Haul

Hum the sellers price I don't want to take it home!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Re-torquing head bolts

Cold then after its warmed up after a nice drive ! Then again cold and after its warmed up! Just because there is so much out there, the best advice torque offen until the nuts stop turning.
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