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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 511
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Indented Firewall

You could buy an earlier A !! or you could add an electric fuel valve!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 452
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Starts with hand crank only

It’s a pain in the back but remove the battery and have it load checked at an automotive parts store ! My dad sold batteries and one Sunday family outing the station wagon wouldn’t start, one of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Almost...

A deer will ruin your day, just saying keep your head on a swivel !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Won't stay running

More non-standard parts causing issues LOL we need to ask what extras have been installed and/or non-standard parts
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 700
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Gas gauge gaskets

A little grease!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2022, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By Big hammer
Re: How much play?

Donít start taking things apart before doing what Patrick said to do!!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,251
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Battery Charger

Many a lazy electrician has been fooled by testing fuses in the holders! remove the fuse a test. Cartridge fuses are the worst, pull the fuses and check for continuity !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Steering wheel nut

You could use a large socket that fits over the shaft threads and tap on the hub, I wouldn’t force the wheel down with the nut, you may strip the shaft threads, the nut only keeps the wheel tight
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Helping out our Ford dealership

Did anyone stop and ask about buying an A ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2022, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Steering Wheel removal

The the car, pull up on one side of the wheel while pushing down on the other side, back and fourth. Don’t forget to have the nut on loosely or the wheel will jump off and hit your nose ! Please...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2022, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By Big hammer
Re: storage compartment

Rear seat in the Tudor, push back and up to access some storage area, knock 3 times before entering you never know whats in there!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 774
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Starter Drive Bendix Spring Question

Support a model A suppliers, purchase a new usa made bendix. If you replace the spring, bolts, locks and your time buy a new bendix and forget it
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2022, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Spring or frame problem?

I left the spring on the axle when I put the overdrive in, slide the rear end out, c-clamps on the spring, stood the drive shaft up with the spring on the floor. Much easier to install for me with it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 807
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Break noise.

On one of my daily drivers the rear drum brakes where squealing like metal on metal, removed the drums and the shoes where good, inside had a lot of dust, cleaned the dust out and no more noise!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 676
Posted By Big hammer
Re: 6 volt directional bulb

Paint the inside of the light bucket with appliance white paint, I did a test by cleaning and shining the inside of tea cup lights, then silver paint, and then appliance white. The white was much...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,452
Posted By Big hammer
Re: What am I doing wrong.

Iíve been following this thread, the title opened you up for opinions that you probably werenít gonna like.

As for the tight when installed you needed to measure the inside diameter of the drums...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,193
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Whitewalls

Make sure you put them ww inside and paint them black, sorry I said that I just couldn’t resist. In the 70’s you couldn’t find black wall tires for modern’s and that was done if a customer only...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 959
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Rear axle and grease

IMHO It takes both the key and the taper working in unison !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Anyone in or near Santa Clarita, CA to help with Model A

Highly possible!!! And easy to check just wear hearing protection on a test drive
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,108
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Watter Wetter

John Red line says provides excellent corrosion protection in iron aluminum brass, corrosion is rust with iron blocks IMHO
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2022, 05:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,108
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Watter Wetter

No I use antifreeze now with new Bergís radiator last year before he went out of business. Before that I tried and used water plus additives
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,108
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Watter Wetter

Water + water wetter as compared to anti-freeze, about 25*F cooler
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By Big hammer
Re: ModelAA transmission

He put it in the swap meet area!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Remove body from town sedan?

Be very careful hoisting from below! I had my Tudor hoisted from below and came very close to dropping it ! Double 2x6’s front and rear with a spreader bar between and lifting eyes in the middle of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 962
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Hi, New Member Here!

4oz of MMO per 10 gal gas may help with sticky valves, swiping parts box cardboard in between the points may clean them without removing material, they need to be shiny. MMO is Marvel mystery oil...
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