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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 263
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Distributor won't drop in fully...

Sometimes taking a break from a problem is what's needed! And/or asking for help.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By Big hammer
Re: 1930 Model A 4-Cyl. with Electric Fuel Pump Dilemma

Nice looking ride ! Nice looking shop/garage !
In my 50 years of wrenching working on all sorts of equipment pressure regulators have been port sensitive , pressure in pressure out and gauge port....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 639
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Alternator Always Charging

Clean battery terminals and ground connection, if that doesn't help load check battery
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Big hammer
Re: 1930 Running Board removal

On my 31 Tudor I've removed the boards with out raising the body, front and rear fender bolts the bolts from thr boards to brackets the splash shield to boards are not bolted together just lift the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Spark plug for driver, not show car.

More importantly ...... What are you running now and how well are they doing? Pull the plugs and compare them to heat range charts, there maybe pictures here
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,369
Posted By Big hammer
Re: “Normal” model a temp

Are you running antifreeze ? Water will cool better by 20* and add water wetter it will run 30* cooler. Water wetter is a seal lub and anti corrosion additive
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By Big hammer
Re: NO starter? NO hill? Here's "Plan C" in 45 seconds

Your half way there getting someone's attention ! I wave my arm up and down to get there attention and then point which way I'am turning.

BUT if someone's on there phone your not going to get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 945
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Red-Lite Misery

So after a nice long drive everything is warmed up and adjusted for cruising. I would try opening the GAV and maybe retarding the timing a little. Can you get it to die parked in your driveway? after...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Aluminum hood question

Rig up rope and pulleys to remove your hood by your self, it maybe better than with help. Park the hood right above out of the way, don't move the car and when done lower back down.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,150
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Starting the Model A with a crank

Many years ago I hand started my A with a loose motor and the timing spot on. Today with a fresh motor and HC head I wouldn't try it, I would fix my issues with the electric starter ! Back when I was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 928
Posted By Big hammer
Re: what now is best to prevent rust returning?

Water wetter - anti- corrosion water pump lub, less tan 10$ most auto parts
My A was running 195*+, after flushing and new antifreeze it was not much better. Distilled water and one bottle of water...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 887
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Door gap

Thinking out loud.....you replaced the doors with unknown doors and ( hinges ) ? I would take a good look at the hinges. I'am thinking out loud that your new hinges are bent forward ? Maybe you can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Wandering Pheasant

Righty tighty....lefty lossy.....this would have been a good place for left handed threads....I know no threads
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,334
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Dead A on the side of the road question

Check your points gap......check your timing...... Are you still running antifreeze? water runs 20* cooler!...... I'll trade you my flat top Otwell manifold for yours..lol
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,434
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Boat Anchor

Let us know what you find, thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Big hammer
Re: 31 brakes

Whats a backyard buddy? I've adjusted on a level concrete drive way ! A click or two tighter then go for a drive, Enjoy!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,436
Posted By Big hammer
Re: 5.5 Head Spark Advance

And here I thought HC heads run cooler because higher combustion pressure the quicker the gases want out. So now I'am wondering just how much more coolant is in a HC head ? A gallon, quart, pint,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 829
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Hard starting

Rebuilt motor = paint in places that it shouldn't be ! Distributor to head ground path !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,434
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Boat Anchor

Check and see if your throttle is opening wide open
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Storage for summer

I would put fuel stabilizer in the gas tank, start and run it monthly! You don't have a humidity problem in Arizona .......Yes?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By Big hammer
Re: engine don't keep running after start

By-pass the ignition switch to eliminate the switch and wiring
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 862
Posted By Big hammer
Re: What in the H...do I use to get the plug out?

I've ground down key stock on a taper, 3inches long, hammer to fit, 12 inch adjustable wrench. Hammering helps loosen the rust penetrating oil also helps smoke wrench for really stuck plugs. Fun fun...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By Big hammer
Re: shifting NOT easy as 1-2-3

3rd gear whirring sound? Like the TO bearing? What is your clutch pedal free play? It should be 1 inch!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,122
Posted By Big hammer
Re: New guy and I have a weird question

Get 12 volt LEDs tail lights, post the 6 volt lights in the swap meet site!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,336
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Battery Issue for a new owner

You not dumb, the stop light switch has power to it all the time, switch sticks and you don't see and then the battery goes dead.

Learning curve ! We have all been there.
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