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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 741
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Radiator Rodding Out

Would sucking up the molten solder work better, electronic guys suck up their solder.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Rolling chassis purchased from a hot rodder twisting

My bare 31 frame I could pick up one corner of the frame about 6 inches, I didn't do anything and has work ok for me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By Big hammer
Re: What is this in my anti-freeze?

Where did it come from, the over flow tube? if so maybe someone may a nest in the tube? I would drain, flush, refil.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Tudor body bracing

I doubled 2x6 went though the quarter windows, double 2x6 through the door Windows, a spreader bar between them both sides and lifting eyes in the middle of the spreaders, two chain falls. I would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Looking for photo of a stop light switch installed in a 31.

The electrical screws are towards running board, I just installed one, twisted and turned it until it fit. Under the car on your back ain't much fun, oh by the way...... I used a stick to push the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,392
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Brumfield BF head and timing

Stock point gap, stock base timing, just don't advance the timing with the hand lever as much like stock. You could make a stop to keep from hand lever advancing to much timing. Or just listen to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Running Board Bracket Alignment

I think his miss alignment is the running board fender are out away from the frame and bracket, maybe just pushing on the outside edge of the running board fender towards the center of the car? would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Radius rod is too long

A rachet strap from the axle to the bumper and pull it back, or hold on to the frame cross member and push the axle with your legs, or chalk the front tires from behind the tires and roll the rear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By Big hammer
Re: 31 pickup headlights not working?

I'am installing a new harness also, my findings that the new contact disc on my new harness is too thick. One of the main suppliers online said to grind .035 off of the wire side of the disc and or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,351
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Creating a list for what to do to winterize your A

Hedge Apples work great for keeping spiders out of your basements! Hang them in nylon hose around the basement.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 855
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Foamy Transmission Oil

Mikes affordable has a black 1500 or 1600 oil, I haven't tried it, suppose to be more like the old 600w.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 679
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Gas gauge gasket disintegrated

Thank you! As I suspected you cur your own gaskets! A lost art making your own gaskets, an old timer showed me his way of making gaskets tapping the stock on the part with a ball peen hammer!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 679
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Gas gauge gasket disintegrated

What is your source for the cork/BUTA-N gaskets? Please and thank you!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,101
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Oh shoot...

It's a through hole, on the backside drill a center hole, with a file tang drive in the hole, files are hard and brittle so take it easy, turn the tang clockwise ....... after using penetrating oil ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Seat help!

I doubled up burlap, hog ringed to the springs, 20 years ago I asked about the chainmail and no one knew about the chainmail, I was thinking my A was the only one to have it, L 31 Tudor.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Model A Ford Woody - not built to the original Plans

Setting on air bags so customer are at a comfortable height !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By Big hammer
Re: 1930 Tudor out for a drive

You're lucky that old fan didn't take the radiator out!! The new to you fan may take out the radiator, a known problem with old original fans. When you can afford a new balanced aluminum and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Exhaust manifold bolt size

Wow I thought I was in the wrong forum, then I see you where.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 679
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Gas gauge gasket disintegrated

You'll be changing the neoprene gaskets sooner than the cork gaskets.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Red Dot on New Tires

I noticed my spare is centered, must have been an accident ! Balance wise, isn't that's what wheel weighs, balance beads, and anti-freeze is for ? I had a first night on the job kid install new tires...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,006
Posted By Big hammer
Re: lug nut removal

Blue wrench is new to me, smoke wrench = oxy/ acetylene torch
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 763
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Power shut-off switch

If you have an extra ground cable, make sure it is switched !!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,849
Posted By Big hammer
Re: 1929 double a won't start, help

A strap wrench would work more better!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 738
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Gas mileage question

So many variables! Tires, tire pressure,dragging brakes, front end alignment , driving style, weather, wind!!!
I once got 65 mpg in a car that got mid 20's, driving 55 mph speed limit then, on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,947
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Consensus of opinion

50 years ago my pos was a daily driver, it had a delco generator 8 volt battery and wouldn't start because the battery was to weak! So one day a guy needed a ride home and it wouldn't start, he got a...
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