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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Southwind Heaters

SouthWind makes all kinds of heaters, ones that I've been around were gasoline fired !!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By Big hammer
Re: 1930 Model A Gears Grind After New Clutch Install

Did they pull the engine to change the clutch ? If so they may have bent the throttle linkage ! If your idle speed is to high you'll grind gears.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,522
Posted By Big hammer
Re: 16" Wheels

My Tudor came in 16's the top speed was 50 mph down hill with a tail wind! 19's on her now top speed 65 + but that comparing apples to oranges. With the 16's on her it seamed like she had 4.11 gears...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Generator Charging

Duffy.......what shape is your battery in, water level, terminals ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Distributor Body Electrodes

I think the ones with steel are for later cars,trucks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,053
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Oil Breather tube 20 inch flex tube

How much blow by do you have? Engine overhauls aren't cheap, neither are divorces !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 833
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Question ????

One night along time ago, I stopped a car that was on fire, got the older man out. I trucker stopped and with his fire extinguisher we tried to put it out. The fire at the fuel pump (gm car ) just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 702
Posted By Big hammer
Re: New engine - intermittent backfiring - stuck valve?

After it gets warmed up and is acting up, pull the coil wire and hold it 1/4 in for a head nut, you should have a blue spark. If you have good spark ,look at fuel flow remove the carburetor drain...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 831
Posted By Big hammer
Re: question

Sounds like a good idea but not practical let him drive your model home from the DMV
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Groaning Brakes

I wouldn't grind, sand or files the shoes because they probably contain asbestos ! The drums probably are rusty, removing them and greasing the bearings sounds like a good plan, then you could...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 863
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Taillight bulbs

I've noticed that some of the new fords have Amber turn signals in the middle of the brake lights. Carefull following behind them............you can't see the amber light flashing at times
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Drain valve question

Posts 8&9 sounds good, I was thinking Tee into the overfill tube up near the radiator neck, it's open to outside air and above the coolant level, with the lower drain valve open could you keep it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 566
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Rusty Coolant

Stop the rust !!!! Rust 911, Evaporust are two good choices ! Vinegar is an acid, if after its use you need to neutralize the acid ! or the vinegar will let the metals to continue rusting.

Using...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By Big hammer
Re: 1929 sedan delivery wood

Check out mantiques restoration services web site, one of their projects was a panel truck with a lot of pictures !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 448
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Checklist for startup after 10-month unplanned hiatus

My grandfather had a 53 ford truck, us kids where playing in it and someone in the cab pushed a shiny chrome starter button. The ones in the bed almost ended up on the ground, one of only a few times...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 448
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Checklist for startup after 10-month unplanned hiatus

MMO would be a good choice, put it an oil can and squirt it on top of the Pistons and valves, let it set over night. When you turn the engine over have the spark plugs out. I would drain all the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,692
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Model A only runs 40 miles

Check for a nice blue spark 1/4 inch from a head bolt
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 448
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Checklist for startup after 10-month unplanned hiatus

Clean the points, put some oil in the clylinders,air up the tires
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By Big hammer
Re: It was the Condenser

Thanks for your report! Many ask for help and then never hear back. Now with all of the work done you should have many happy miles ahead, ENJOY!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By Big hammer
Re: engine won't run

A guess, would a weak spark only run with starter fluid? My dad and I worked at starting a car one winter, blew the muffler, it coughed back through the carburetor setting dads hair on fire! Dad had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 907
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Greetings all - I'm a new owner

Congrats! It looks fine just the way it is, it would look great in a Halloween parade ! Maybe some black lettering on the doors would tone down the paint. Enjoy!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 767
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Zenith Carb Leak Puzzle

You could remove the lower half of the carburetor drain and dry it, fill the bowl to the proper level, letting it set over night to see if the fuel creeps and or leaking from the jets.
This week...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,290
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Annoying ads

What ads I must be missing something !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By Big hammer
Re: I think I have found another controversial topic like 'Which Oil to Use'

Or machine the new to look and fit like the old :-)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,019
Posted By Big hammer
Re: The Ace Mechanic Again

ACE I feel your pain, it's not fun chasing a car, glad all is ok?

BUT next time someone younger offers to help take them up on the offer.......let them do the hard work. You need to stand back or...
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