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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 715
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: 30 Coupe Cooling question

Good Morning...An old school way to work this problem prior to removing the head would be to get the engine hot and take a heat gun and check the temperature of the radiator carefully from left to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,336
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Serial number size

I lived in California for 50 years...The state people were always a pain in the ass. Arizona is a much nicer place to live and much less expensive place to live...Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: 29 Roadster won't idle all the way down

Good afternoon...I have seen several Model A's with an extra little spring mounted to a little pad eye about where your passenger would put their right big toe! The pad eye is screwed to the plywood...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,004
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Extended warrantee

Nice! Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,595
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Loosen / tighten individual cylinder head nuts?

Good afternoon...check Speedway Motors...I was able to purchase a six volt motor that was part of a six volt radiator fan system...it was pretty reasonable...Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Head Gasket Leak - Show & Tell

Good Morning...Just a note to your question...I also drive a 49 Packard straight 8. The book calls for it to be re-torqued once a year...34 head bolts to 64 pounds feet...many old flat head engines...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Head Gasket Leak - Show & Tell

Good afternoon...I wonder if the problem is/was that the head was not torqued once a year to at least 55 pounds in order to keep it snug on the gasket...Here in the desert, we often see A's come into...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 784
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Gas seepage at steering column

Good afternoon...I'm with Russ/40...I used to live in Fletcher Hills...not too far from Santee...If you use the modern hanger for the steering wheel, and disconnect the old one, and clean and sand...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 979
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Pic of #4 rod/bearing.

Good Evening...Are there any shims with that Rod?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,500
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: A parts supply stores Q.

Good Morning...Also have good luck with Sammy at Arizona Model A. Good family owned business...always helpful...good bone yard as well...480-782-0266. Ernie in Arizona...Have a good day...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: How to remove driver's side door handle?

Good afternoon...It has been a good few years...but it seems to me that I ended up having to turn to the opposite of what Les's book said to get the door handle to come out...try if without too much...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Tool to Remove Generator/Starter Pole Pieces and Field Coils

Good Morning...The shop that I hang out in once a week uses a small bearing press that has been modified with a big ass screw driver blade. The base is curved and holds the generator with no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Cold start

Just a short observation...The Model A Ford Owners Manual calls for 20 wt in the winter and 40wt in the summer...As a guess, they must have been thinking about the northern areas of our...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,004
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Dirty Carburetors

Good afternoon...Some of us in the desert simply put a good sized magnet in the glass bowl and let it pick up the rust as it comes through. It is easy to see when the magnet is full of 'stuff' and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,790
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: 1,790
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: 1,413
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: 720
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: 975
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: 532
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: 1,170
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: 1,990
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: 1,437
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: 846
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: 1,336
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...
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