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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,460
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Go Fund me page for Tom Wesenberg

TTT

I fellow Model A'er needs your help, I've donated

When you fix a meal, make a cup of coffe, go to the bath room, change your clothes, how tough it must be for Tom and his fiancé
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,427
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Tom Wesenberg

My mistake, sorry, I thought I heard that he got married.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Just spoke with Tom

Thank You Mark for everything you do.!!! Keep us updated, wishing I was closer to give a helping hand to Tom.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,789
Posted By Big hammer
Re: I'm not a Model A person

Your changing the red flags to checkered flags one at a time! With the lighting wires disconnected how about trying a small victory drive? Keep at it, take a break from it when you need!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,427
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Tom Wesenberg

When you fix a meal, coffee, or use your rest room.......just think of what Tom is going through, let alone going though the fire remains. Thoughts and prayers for Tom and his wife
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By Big hammer
Re: why am i overheating ???

Check your point gap ! if it's less than .018 set to .022 and then check timing!
The lower radiator outlet is restricted ........so reverse back flush. Take the radiator out, turn it upside down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By Big hammer
Re: 1930 Model A 4-Cyl. with Electric Fuel Pump Dilemma

Another thought! you could try a Zenith “B” carburetor, they are designed to run with a fuel pump. The float valve has a spring to help close off the fuel supply. Let us know when you fix your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Distributor won't drop in fully...

Sometimes taking a break from a problem is what's needed! And/or asking for help.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By Big hammer
Re: 1930 Model A 4-Cyl. with Electric Fuel Pump Dilemma

Nice looking ride ! Nice looking shop/garage !
In my 50 years of wrenching working on all sorts of equipment pressure regulators have been port sensitive , pressure in pressure out and gauge port....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,150
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Alternator Always Charging

Clean battery terminals and ground connection, if that doesn't help load check battery
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By Big hammer
Re: 1930 Running Board removal

On my 31 Tudor I've removed the boards with out raising the body, front and rear fender bolts the bolts from thr boards to brackets the splash shield to boards are not bolted together just lift the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 618
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Spark plug for driver, not show car.

More importantly ...... What are you running now and how well are they doing? Pull the plugs and compare them to heat range charts, there maybe pictures here
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,499
Posted By Big hammer
Re: “Normal” model a temp

Are you running antifreeze ? Water will cool better by 20* and add water wetter it will run 30* cooler. Water wetter is a seal lub and anti corrosion additive
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By Big hammer
Re: NO starter? NO hill? Here's "Plan C" in 45 seconds

Your half way there getting someone's attention ! I wave my arm up and down to get there attention and then point which way I'am turning.

BUT if someone's on there phone your not going to get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Red-Lite Misery

So after a nice long drive everything is warmed up and adjusted for cruising. I would try opening the GAV and maybe retarding the timing a little. Can you get it to die parked in your driveway? after...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Aluminum hood question

Rig up rope and pulleys to remove your hood by your self, it maybe better than with help. Park the hood right above out of the way, don't move the car and when done lower back down.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,224
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Starting the Model A with a crank

Many years ago I hand started my A with a loose motor and the timing spot on. Today with a fresh motor and HC head I wouldn't try it, I would fix my issues with the electric starter ! Back when I was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 961
Posted By Big hammer
Re: what now is best to prevent rust returning?

Water wetter - anti- corrosion water pump lub, less tan 10$ most auto parts
My A was running 195*+, after flushing and new antifreeze it was not much better. Distilled water and one bottle of water...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 931
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Door gap

Thinking out loud.....you replaced the doors with unknown doors and ( hinges ) ? I would take a good look at the hinges. I'am thinking out loud that your new hinges are bent forward ? Maybe you can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Wandering Pheasant

Righty tighty....lefty lossy.....this would have been a good place for left handed threads....I know no threads
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,367
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Dead A on the side of the road question

Check your points gap......check your timing...... Are you still running antifreeze? water runs 20* cooler!...... I'll trade you my flat top Otwell manifold for yours..lol
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,518
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Boat Anchor

Let us know what you find, thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By Big hammer
Re: 31 brakes

Whats a backyard buddy? I've adjusted on a level concrete drive way ! A click or two tighter then go for a drive, Enjoy!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,505
Posted By Big hammer
Re: 5.5 Head Spark Advance

And here I thought HC heads run cooler because higher combustion pressure the quicker the gases want out. So now I'am wondering just how much more coolant is in a HC head ? A gallon, quart, pint,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Hard starting

Rebuilt motor = paint in places that it shouldn't be ! Distributor to head ground path !
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