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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Fuel shut off

Good Morning...You can also find the 1/4 turn ball valve shut off in the Bratton's 2019 catalogue on page 61. $61.05. It connects to a standard shut off which you install and never touch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,008
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Smooth Shifting The Model A

John is just plain cool! Especially when he comes to Arizona....Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Engine Noise

You might take a look at the Distributor body and see if it has a crack in it. Also the distance from the rotor to the tit on the distributor body should be 0.025. I have occasionally seen these...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 627
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: steering stabilizer

Good Afternoon...We have used a steering stabilizer for many years on our Model 'A' Tudor. We had the front end rebuilt and added the stabilizer at that point. We don't have any wobble of any kind....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,259
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: My 1st decent drive of Model A and discussion

Good afternoon...With a stock engine perhaps a 5.5 head from Snyder's and perhaps a 'B' Carburetor...and maybe a one wire six volt Alternator and that's it. Drive her 40 miles an hour and give the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Cleanig reflectors

Good Morning all...What about silver polish such as you would use on a silver knife and fork? You can also purchase a silver polish cloth that will do a nice job and the finish will last for a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 914
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Oil weight

Good afternoon. If you know who built your engine, ask them...follow their instructions. Some engines have Babbitt, some Inserts. Some were built tighter than others. Most folks use detergent oil...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,131
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Another new Model A owner.

Good Morning...While you have the pan down, also check your oil pump to see if it is nice and clean and not full of sludge and other 'stuff' that might be lurking in the engine. Nice car...Ernie in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 992
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: No air filter . . .

Good afternoon...I use an air filter from K&N and a mount from Bratton's purchased about 2005 or 2006. I can take it off and blow it out and/or soak it clean. It seems to work well for me. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 956
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Ever have your engine die at a stop light?

Good Morning...Since it self corrected, you might have had a couple of air bubbles in your fuel line...sort of the beginning of fuel boiling or some such. What I have found is that when I come up to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: International Model A Day 2019

Good Sunday Morning Synchro909. What a great idea. We'll have to look into this for next year. Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: International Model A Day 2019

I'm in the front row, white shirt, white hat...Joop is behind me with the black had! Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
International Model A Day 2019

Good Morning all...Here in Arizona...We had 23 Model A four bangers, a couple of Model A hot rod four bangers and V-8's, and a Shay at Miller Ford in Mesa Arizona. The café was open for breakfast...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Engine Oil consumption

Good afternoon...So you would use about one quart in 500 miles between oil changes...does not seem excessive to me. With our 31 Tudor we find that it will toss out 1/4 quart or so if we fill it to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,177
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: New Tires...going just a little crazy...

Good Morning all...Those Lucus $99 tires, at least the ones that I purchased were made in Viet Nam, according to the side of the tire. I have been running them for about three years and about 3000...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,142
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Oil filter

damfino! Most things and people are happier when clean and tidy! Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,142
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: A Matter of $$

Wow! GerryAllen is on the ball! Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Oil Change Interval

Good Morning Cape Codder...The engine is still very quiet...so I'll wait a bit longer on dropping the pan and checking the rods and mains. The fellow who built the engine says to leave it alone if it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,142
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: A Matter of $$

Good Morning...I agree with both answers above...for some the joy is in building the car and for others, the joy is driving the car...while I like to work on them, I love to drive them...Ernie in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Oil Change Interval

Good morning...I go 500 on our 31 Tudor. The engine is rebuilt Babbitt with about 10,000 miles on it. This forces me to lube everything at 500 and oil as necessary. I think the lube work on 31...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Buying radial tires

Good Morning...If you are budget conscious as I am, then look at the $99 tires from Viet Nam. I have had a set for several years and run around 800-1000 miles a year in Arizona. The tires seem to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,020
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: 1930 Ford Model A 4Dr (Inherited Don't Know Much - HELP)

Good afternoon...I would contact the closest Model 'A' Club of MAFCA or MARC and ask for some help in getting the old girl running. If she has not run in a while, then oil in the cylinders and clean...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,008
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: T-5 5 speed trans VS Mitchell overdrive

Good afternoon all...I have one question. When considering re-sale value of our cars...Does one or the other of the overdrive solutions give a better resale value? I know that the Bone Stock folks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,268
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Fumes

Good Morning and welcome. Bratton's makes a very fine secondary fuel shut-off with a quarter turn modern ball valve. I love mine. It is part number 13350 and costs $61.05. Bratton's phone number...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Model AA

Good afternoon David. How about a few photographs so we can see the old girl. Welcome to the Barn. Ernie in Arizona
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