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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Throttle control Lever question

I've seen people that have added a throttle return springs from the carburetor to firewall.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,002
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Car Will Not Start--No Apparent Spark

A weak or poor connection can show voltage and not a good enough connection for power! At one point he had voltage on the movable point, and voltage on the fixed point, I think?
I agree that the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Electrical motor to produce vacuum...is there such thing?

T off and with two using vacuum should work ok, moderns have a t in the intake manifold and several ports, one of the largest user of vacuum is a brake booster, pcv
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By Big hammer
Re: mud coming out of my engine???????????

Some Quick lub places pump grease until it falls on the ground, maybe they pumped grease until they run out of grease?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Rear Spring Installation

Just about the thickness of the square head of the bolt not aligned with the square hole in the cross member. It's happened to me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Disassemble Tudor Body

I disassembled my L31 Tudor from the sub frame, quarter panels , the back panel, cowl assembly. It was a big long job! All of the pieces I took and had chemically stripped. There are rivets, spot...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 705
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Just had a Model A wedding

Congrats! Bout time? Wishing you all the best!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 740
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Ignition timing question

Adjust the points gap first before monkeying around timing, I like Tom Wesenberg's set it and forget it !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 827
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Running engine with no dip stick?

I looked at a new owners pu and he had oil on the firewall, steering column, etc, what a mess. I asked him for permission to install the dip stick properly he said yes and thanked me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 902
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Dual Condensers?

My A came with a condenser on the coil and one in the dizzy, probably the one in the dizzy wasn't working and one added to the coil, that was almost 50 years ago. A new burn prove condenser in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By Big hammer
Re: 600w vs 90w

Back in the day, 600w was thinned for use with cold weather! If you drive in cold weather use what's required. In 1971 we had cold I was driving daily and in the morning I drove in first gear at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Exhaust manifold for model B engine

I wouldn't waste your time trying to weld it, new or used manifolds are inexpensive! If you're just wanting to weld for practice, have fun
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By Big hammer
Re: '29 No-Start Surprise

I think Ol'Clyde is a contrary old man who needs some adjustment! Or if you want to start him buy choking him with your hand, raise the hood choke with your left hand reach over and push down on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,234
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Wisdom of Stopping Engine by Choking It Out

I pull the choke and release it after 2 turn overs and it's running! IMO you might have issues that need you attention if your having problems starting. When my grandsons 1/4 midgets wouldn't start...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Fan blade

Not all of the original fans are made the same! Ford must of known of the cracking problem and in late 31 changed they way they manufactured them. Remember in the late 70's ford's fan blades breaking...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 590
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Centering 1930 Model A Deluxe Coupe on towing trailer

I've reader that the trailer plus load should be 10% on the tongue, it may have been in a camping world article 10,000 lb trailer = 1000lb tongue weight
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Fan blade

Don't use the fan blade to turn the engine! Use a hand crank, if you go to far crank the engine with the hand crank, don't back the engine with the fan blade, oringnal, new, or plastic Period!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Body Cart for Tudor Body

I used 2x12 for sides and front rear vertical 2x2 in the corners, 3/4 4x6 plywood on top of the frame, 8 in casters, triangle 3/4 plywood in the corners. The flat top was great work space, body...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,360
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Title goes with Frame or Engine?

I'am sticking with, the title belongs to the person who's name appears on the the title........ If that person decides to turn the title over to the person with the engine ( body,frame,wheels, lug...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,360
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Title goes with Frame or Engine?

The title belongs to the person who's name is on the title. If said person sells pieces of the car, body, engine, frame, lug nuts, battery, hardware , etc to different people, the title is still...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Starter sticking

I added a strip of stainless steel under the copper strip to help spring back to the normal position. An original switch is much better than the repop switches!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Front Engine Support

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? Less moving parts? Drilling more holes in the cross member is a negative IMO
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 827
Posted By Big hammer
Re: using a 12 volt system with the 6 volt horn

When Tom speaks you should listen! I have been shocked when Tom has asked for help, we can't be expert at everything.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Toe-In Lesson Learned

What ever that shop thinks! Most haven't seen an model A? Some shops can't do moderns ( 2014 VW ) one guy that use to do my Ford trucks was great now retired, he stated bending a ford axle you need...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By Big hammer
Re: 1930 Coupe Sub-frame Rails - Replace half or full?

I had my Tudor body completely apart, quarter panels, rear panel, sub frame, cowl. I could carry each part over my shoulder. I was going to replace both sub rails, end up just repairing one rear sub...
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