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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Big hammer
Re: How much play?

Donít start taking things apart before doing what Patrick said to do!!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,055
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Battery Charger

Many a lazy electrician has been fooled by testing fuses in the holders! remove the fuse a test. Cartridge fuses are the worst, pull the fuses and check for continuity !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 373
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Steering wheel nut

You could use a large socket that fits over the shaft threads and tap on the hub, I wouldn’t force the wheel down with the nut, you may strip the shaft threads, the nut only keeps the wheel tight
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Helping out our Ford dealership

Did anyone stop and ask about buying an A ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2022, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Steering Wheel removal

The the car, pull up on one side of the wheel while pushing down on the other side, back and fourth. Don’t forget to have the nut on loosely or the wheel will jump off and hit your nose ! Please...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2022, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By Big hammer
Re: storage compartment

Rear seat in the Tudor, push back and up to access some storage area, knock 3 times before entering you never know whats in there!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 655
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Starter Drive Bendix Spring Question

Support a model A suppliers, purchase a new usa made bendix. If you replace the spring, bolts, locks and your time buy a new bendix and forget it
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2022, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Spring or frame problem?

I left the spring on the axle when I put the overdrive in, slide the rear end out, c-clamps on the spring, stood the drive shaft up with the spring on the floor. Much easier to install for me with it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 716
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Break noise.

On one of my daily drivers the rear drum brakes where squealing like metal on metal, removed the drums and the shoes where good, inside had a lot of dust, cleaned the dust out and no more noise!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By Big hammer
Re: 6 volt directional bulb

Paint the inside of the light bucket with appliance white paint, I did a test by cleaning and shining the inside of tea cup lights, then silver paint, and then appliance white. The white was much...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,417
Posted By Big hammer
Re: What am I doing wrong.

Iíve been following this thread, the title opened you up for opinions that you probably werenít gonna like.

As for the tight when installed you needed to measure the inside diameter of the drums...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,153
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Whitewalls

Make sure you put them ww inside and paint them black, sorry I said that I just couldn’t resist. In the 70’s you couldn’t find black wall tires for modern’s and that was done if a customer only...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 927
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Rear axle and grease

IMHO It takes both the key and the taper working in unison !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Anyone in or near Santa Clarita, CA to help with Model A

Highly possible!!! And easy to check just wear hearing protection on a test drive
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,082
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Watter Wetter

John Red line says provides excellent corrosion protection in iron aluminum brass, corrosion is rust with iron blocks IMHO
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2022, 05:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,082
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Watter Wetter

No I use antifreeze now with new Bergís radiator last year before he went out of business. Before that I tried and used water plus additives
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,082
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Watter Wetter

Water + water wetter as compared to anti-freeze, about 25*F cooler
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By Big hammer
Re: ModelAA transmission

He put it in the swap meet area!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 721
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Remove body from town sedan?

Be very careful hoisting from below! I had my Tudor hoisted from below and came very close to dropping it ! Double 2x6’s front and rear with a spreader bar between and lifting eyes in the middle of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 944
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Hi, New Member Here!

4oz of MMO per 10 gal gas may help with sticky valves, swiping parts box cardboard in between the points may clean them without removing material, they need to be shiny. MMO is Marvel mystery oil...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2022, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Adding coolant

Thanks for reminding me to check the level, I haven’t added any coolant for over a year, might add about a cup! The level is at the top of the tubes seen with a bright flashlight looking between the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,016
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Experiences With 3.27 & 3.54 Gears

I put a Mitchell 26% OD in over the winter, 31 Tudor 3.78 gears. 2nd to 2nd od, 2nd od to 3rd, 3rd to 3rd od is so much fun. The sweet spot is 53 mph, 53-57 mph is in one of the harmonic variation...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 458
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Problem starting

It sounds like you have posted the first no hot start of the summer! You could use the search here or try what has worked for me. When I’ve had a no hot start I’ve pulled the choke and crank it 3-4...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,787
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Frustrated

Top of this page under the ford barn is used cp, click on that, top left user details, click on that, at the bottom is user details add your location

On the back side of the motor from the top is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,787
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Frustrated

I had to read your post twice, then I saw your location…..Pottsville Pa…..you can add your location to your profile! Pottsville Pa is a little to far for me
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