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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Most accurate tempt prob location?

#3 is the most accurate position for engine temps, radiator temperature probe measures air or steam temperature.
When your in traffic use the hand throttle and increase the idle speed, also make...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By Big hammer
Re: oil & oil pump

X-2 If you or others are wondering if the oil pump is working, loosen the lower drain back tube bolt and run the engine
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By Big hammer
Re: 1929 Tudor Door hinge pin replacement

I worked for hours trying to remove the pins, went for a break and at a farm supply store I bought an air hammer kit for less than 20$, the pins jumped out
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Pothole, now right only!?!

Check it out like post #4 before you next joy ride, you might have to much excitement!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By Big hammer
Re: stuck transmission?

Glad you found it ! When putting stuff back together I like to try rotating moving testing the stuff before bolting the stuff tight, this way we will find problems before we think we are finished....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,223
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Update on starting problem

A sticking brake light switch will drain a battery quickly, sounds like your driving it every couple of days, so your alternator shouldn't drain the battery if it's a good alternator!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,040
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: 16
Views: 1,193
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: 668
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: 1,948
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: 860
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: 422
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: 1,376
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: 695
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: 1,103
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: 714
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: 1,142
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: 789
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: 2,259
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: 956
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: 6,017
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: 27
Views: 2,288
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: 217
Views: 14,144
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: 4,720
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: 1,187
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Speedster pics

It's going so fast we can't see it :-)
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