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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2021, 04:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,951
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Why do you own a Model A?

I wanted a B also, couldn't afford one 50 years ago, now I have to keep the A for my kids and grand kids.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By Big hammer
Re: My FIRST Phone call to Burt's in Colorado

Try an e-mail and ask your question, or e-mail them to call you, ask here for Steve he post here sometimes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Fan Blade orientation

And the longer the engine runs the cooler it will as it breaks in! I would put a new 2 blade fan on. which pulls more air through the radiator !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 892
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Plug connector options?

Learned something new today, thanks!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,075
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Distributor dilemma

Been there done that lol We both got them going! I hope you enjoyed your drive
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 892
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Plug connector options?

3 X spark plugs ? I bought new 3X plugs( the forums said they run so much better) and the connectors where almost to short, to close the the cap body. Well my a didn't run well so I bought the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By Big hammer
Re: One piece distributor shaft?

One piece shaft New And Improved, NOT, lol but don't throw away the long shaft, I used it to burnish the new bushings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By Big hammer
Re: The Ace Mechanic Again

When I was a teenager I remove my A engine from the bottom!! I took the wheels off the front, set the car down on the axle, removed a bunch of stuff, dropped the engine on a creaper on blocks of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Fuel shut off valve

Leave it in place and add an electric valve down stream?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 854
Posted By Big hammer
Re: tire pressure

Cold 35 psi on a Tudor, 4.75/5.00/19, Ford spec. Station wagons ( heavier car hauling ) 40 psi
My last outing at a stop the tires looked low so I added air without a pressure gauge, when I got back...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 601
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Generator not charging - maybe ?

Two wires coming out of generator I think is later not an A generator ? The wire going to the cut out mounting screw, I would remove and clean and reinstall ! Hopefully it's a bad ground.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,035
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Is this normal wear? Aluminum cam gear

Whoopi !!! Go for a nice long drive!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 635
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Fuel Question

Add about 4 oz of MMO to 10 gal of gas :-) it smells good !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 938
Posted By Big hammer
Re: securing generator

That's a difficult bolt/nut to get tight, is it a fine thread or course thread
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,936
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Mitchell O.D.

What's above the gav, nice looking interior! I like the column gauges
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By Big hammer
Re: tube question

Never to old to learn how to powder a babies butt, lol
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By Big hammer
Re: GAV Adjustment + Choke flood

Why is it that internal combustion engines need a higher idle when cold and the choke is closed ? When I start my A when cold #1 retard the spark,#2 hand throttle 2 clicks down,#3 gav 3/4-1 turn...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,050
Posted By Big hammer
Re: I know ... oil again ...

The oil pipe in the rear main bearing maybe missing, plugged, too short. That pipe returns oil into the oil in your engine oil pan. Also I keep the oil level above the add line to no more than 1/2.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,283
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Cross country in a Model A preview

A few years ago someone did the old national trail road and came thru Illinois in a model T, he stop in Vandalia,Il at a museum and gave a talk. Yep he was late arriving, and late leaving, so be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Lube Unit

Sooooo what could be in break in oil, lent from rags, abrasive from machining, assembly oils, solvent remains. Yes the drained oil looks clean but I wouldn't put it back in a fresh overhauled engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,625
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Model A Wheel Alignment

There's and book that everyone should have, Ford Service Manual, it's in a hard back yellow cover sold by the A venders! Measure 6 inches up from the ground on the tire sidewall, front and back....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By Big hammer
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By Big hammer
Re: high speed miss

Clean or replace fuel fillers, check gas tank cap vent, gav set to lean or to rich
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Oshkosh update 3/11/2021

May I suggest, PM Mark, it sounds like the meet is on except the EAA has canceled some things that they where going to support? Please don't hammer me if I'am wrong, the notice isn't clear at least...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 955
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Cast iron brake drums

Ford came out with the Rocky Mountain cast iron brakes in 31, so I'am thinking monkey see monkey do as for after market parts?
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