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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,327
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: My First Model A - Questions

Good afternoon...Your new coupe is extremely nice...too nice to turn into a 'late 40's Hot Rod'...in my humble opinion...it would be best to keep it looking stock...think about higher compression...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,327
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: My First Model A - Questions

Good Morning...Paul@paulshinn.com has some very good videos that you can watch regarding maintenance and adjustments on Model 'A's. He is really into them and he is maybe 50! Enjoy your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,052
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: leaking head gasket?

Good Evening...The head on a Model A Ford should be re-torqued once a year to 55 pounds if stock. Your head bolts were really loose...do you know when the last time the head bolts were re-torqued as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Lite rust inside block

Agree with 1crosscut...I simply use 50/50 antifreeze and it stays green from year to year and the engine runs cool. I do run the Vintage Precision Thermostat housing and the thermostat that they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Starting Troubles

Good Morning...If you have one of those old fuse holders on the starter...check it carefully. The old ones can come loose at the rivets and create trouble that presents like an air leak at the intake...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: 30 Coupe running too rich

Good afternoon...The Model did not come with an air filter...if you are running one...the car will usually run rich...it takes a change of Jets when rebuilding to compensate for the air...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,105
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Never started 55 year old rebuild

Good Grief...Sounds like work done by a 'C' student! Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,738
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: What Model "A" Book Do You Read the Most?

Good Morning...Jack is on the money....I use this book as well and it tells me how the mechanics of the time thought about the Model A...really interesting to read...and really helpful...especially...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,224
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Floorboard drawing for 1931 Ford with 1939 Transmission

Merry Christmas Joop...Frank Gemmell has a 39 transmission in his four door A that has traveled all over hell's half acre over the years. You might want to go take measurements from it...Ernie
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 769
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Radiator Baffle

Good Morning...perhaps you might want to rig an overflow bottle of some kind and then just stop and pour the water back into the radiator. If you modified the overflow tube to turn up at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,232
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Hempy Cooper

Good afternoon...The Gene French molds allow for quite a bit of Babbitt...plenty for a Model A. The actual size of the final bearing is determined by the align boar which is set by the size of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Rear axle change on 1929 AA truck .

Good Morning...We can't wait to have John back in Chandler, Arizona...Hanging out at Arizona Model A! He has forgotten more than most of us know! Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: metal roof

Good Morning...My first Model A was a 1930 Coupe and it had been modified with a metal roof. Someone had taken a sheet of tin and cut it to go about two inches outside the area of the roof insert...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: 30deluxe Roadster

Good Evening...You might try the national office of the Model A Ford Club of America, they may have the back copies you wish...they certainly have them on a thumb drive that you can purchase...along...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: increasing front bench seat leg room in '28 4 door

Good Afternoon...A seat track is a great idea...A lot of people today are taller than people were in the Model A Era...Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,268
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Consensus on brake drums

I agree...We put iron drums on Miss Princess 15 years ago and the old Tudor stops pretty well to this day...even when the breaks are used several times in a short period of time. Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 930
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Spark control lever detents worn

Good afternoon...on a few Model 'A's...where the spark lever plate has been worn smooth, we have just used a medium hammer and bent the plate up just a little bit until there is friction between the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 903
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Does this Babbitt look ok?

Good Morning...The fact that there are no shims would most likely mean that the engine has quite a bit of time on it and shims were removed as the bearings wore...the bearing is now, most likely egg...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Distributer Condenser and Points

Why not call up Bratton's and they will send you the correct parts...You'll have them in a couple of days 800-255-1929 or Arizona Model A 480-782-0266. If they have two quality levels, purchase the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,703
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: So, ...how many Model-As can actually do the 'Three S's reliably?

Good Morning Bob...What about the shorter Pitman Arm? According to venders it makes steering easier...Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,301
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Bad Stud thread

Good Job, John...I would not have thought of that...Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,459
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Engine upgrade

Good Morning...When the Model A was designed, the engineers lived in Detroit and the surrounding area...so they designed a cooling system that met with their experience. Cars coming to the southwest...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,636
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Black spark plug ooze

Good Evening...You might wish to do a compression test...should give helpful information...Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,849
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: My Distributor Cam Screw is Stuck

Good Morning...You might consider purchasing a NEW stock distributor from one of the major suppliers... and using it in your car... and then working on the stuck one as you have spare time...it might...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: oil leaking

Good afternoon...You will need to drop the pan and take a look...could just be a loose rear main...might be able to remove a shim or two and tighten back up. Clearance should be about 0.015...
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