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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Battery warmer

Sorry you where suffering at 42*F , your battery shouldn't go dead in two days, find the discharge or remove a battery cable ! Years ago I placed a trouble light by my battery because of ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 386
Posted By Big hammer
Re: 29 Model A no spark on 2-4

She fired for a second ! When your battery is charged, open the GAV one turn and pulling out on it will choke the engine. Pull it and hold it closed for 2-3 engine cranks and then release, hopefully...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 837
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Tudor Window Felts

Yep those rear quarter window are a pain! BUT soooo nice when your finished !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 663
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Headlight bulbs

I agree with those #€ŁĄ modern auto's with blinding head lights!!! Some when they are behind you it seams to have a flat spot when they bounce a little it's like a strobe light !! And the new Ford...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By Big hammer
Re: hange in Evaoprust formulation?

Don't put the lid back on your container to store slightly used Evaporust, it kills it, I've put a hole in the cap with a short piece of vacuum hose to let the Evaporust breath. Mark the level and if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By Big hammer
Re: 29 Roadster won't idle all the way down

After lubing and it still won't idle down with out help, you may need to change the return spring on the linkage, after 90 years it may getting weak.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 970
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Oil Leak Troubleshooting

It could be leaking a bit from the rear main or camshaft, drive it or remove some oil down to just above the L lower mark on the dip stick and see if this helps or slows the leak. When the rear main...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 837
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Tudor Window Felts

Can you squeeze the channels a bit? I did this with my L31 Tudor when I first got it as a teenager. That work for awhile until I replaced the felt channels, in the Tudor rear windows the first one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 833
Posted By Big hammer
Re: How to clean the rust & crud from the engine without running it through the radia

Evaporust works better when the Evaporust is warm, 80 *F or above, I'am not sure what the maximum temperature should be?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Interior some light

Soooooo what are you doing in your car that you need more lighting ? It's more fun feeling around in the dark! My L 31 Tudor originally didn't come a light but some one before me installed a light in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,249
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Snow Chains

1970 when my A was a daily driver, it had 6.50 x16 tires that when we'll in snow but not good on ice. Leaving school one day with ice on the roads, I turn a corner and around I went stuck against a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 860
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Looking a a 30-31 Model A title

Talk to the Ill DMV see what they say, it sounds like your going to build a car out of parts? You need bill of sale for parts to build a car, I believe. Might be the same as a home built trailer,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,093
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Looking for opinions - compression low on 2 & 3

Also DONT use 120psi shop air, use air regulated to 60psi max! Check with a local automotive parts store for a leak down tester for rent!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,774
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Birthday present

OUCH ! Insurance claim? Hope you had a good outing before the incident
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 672
Posted By Big hammer
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 672
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Can't get engine to idle down

Disconnect the linkage from the carburetor and see if the throttle closes! You may have bent the linkage removing/ installing your engine. You could hold the arm on the carburetor closed with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Original interior?

Sorry it's not original. But that's OK if your happy with it, if it smells bad or is dirty clean it or have it cleaned, it's not original so your not going to hurt the value of your car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,098
Posted By Big hammer
Re: lincon brakes

Randy Gross advertise here and swap meet ! All of model A suppliers also sell the cast iron drums and new shoes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 954
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Painting black insert in 30/31 instrument panel

A slow drying self leveling paint will turn out good. I saw an old truck that was painted with a brush that turned out very good, not a 10 thousand paint job. He used a brush able enamel paint. If...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,187
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Stud removal; broken stud process Q.

Snapped off drill bit in a broken stud ain't good, good that you now have asked for help! You need to find a welder / shop who can remove the broken stud without doing more damage. A washer on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 997
Posted By Big hammer
Re: B Carb Questions

Gene , you have a good start on cleaning your carb using the Chem dip. I would remove it and clean the carb follow Beryman instruction, I would get some Evaporust or Rust 911 and with the Evoporust...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Model A Day 2021

I've had my first shot! About 3 more weeks for the second shot, fingers crossed about we can get back to the good old days!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,055
Posted By Big hammer
Re: 4 post lift

Any lift would be better than no lift! But to me wouldn't a two post be better? A two post you could lift a body off the frame, remove an engine, have less objects when removing rear ends. Maybe the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 752
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Gas seepage at steering column

Sweat soldering is what plumbers use to do except they used a flame from a torch, Today they now use a crimp with an o-ring for sealing....... wonder how long that will last? A good sweat fitted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,067
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Tires

Your radials don't look like radials ! What brand, size are they, I'am going to put radials on soon ! My late 31 Tudor sways in the wind and body rolls turning corners.
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