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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Extended warrantee

Nice! Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,567
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Loosen / tighten individual cylinder head nuts?

Good afternoon...check Speedway Motors...I was able to purchase a six volt motor that was part of a six volt radiator fan system...it was pretty reasonable...Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Head Gasket Leak - Show & Tell

Good Morning...Just a note to your question...I also drive a 49 Packard straight 8. The book calls for it to be re-torqued once a year...34 head bolts to 64 pounds feet...many old flat head engines...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Head Gasket Leak - Show & Tell

Good afternoon...I wonder if the problem is/was that the head was not torqued once a year to at least 55 pounds in order to keep it snug on the gasket...Here in the desert, we often see A's come into...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 743
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Gas seepage at steering column

Good afternoon...I'm with Russ/40...I used to live in Fletcher Hills...not too far from Santee...If you use the modern hanger for the steering wheel, and disconnect the old one, and clean and sand...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 927
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Pic of #4 rod/bearing.

Good Evening...Are there any shims with that Rod?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,450
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: A parts supply stores Q.

Good Morning...Also have good luck with Sammy at Arizona Model A. Good family owned business...always helpful...good bone yard as well...480-782-0266. Ernie in Arizona...Have a good day...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: How to remove driver's side door handle?

Good afternoon...It has been a good few years...but it seems to me that I ended up having to turn to the opposite of what Les's book said to get the door handle to come out...try if without too much...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Tool to Remove Generator/Starter Pole Pieces and Field Coils

Good Morning...The shop that I hang out in once a week uses a small bearing press that has been modified with a big ass screw driver blade. The base is curved and holds the generator with no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 746
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Cold start

Just a short observation...The Model A Ford Owners Manual calls for 20 wt in the winter and 40wt in the summer...As a guess, they must have been thinking about the northern areas of our...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 964
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Dirty Carburetors

Good afternoon...Some of us in the desert simply put a good sized magnet in the glass bowl and let it pick up the rust as it comes through. It is easy to see when the magnet is full of 'stuff' and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,740
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: My First Model A - Questions

Good afternoon...Your new coupe is extremely nice...too nice to turn into a 'late 40's Hot Rod'...in my humble opinion...it would be best to keep it looking stock...think about higher compression...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,740
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: My First Model A - Questions

Good Morning...Paul@paulshinn.com has some very good videos that you can watch regarding maintenance and adjustments on Model 'A's. He is really into them and he is maybe 50! Enjoy your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,337
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: leaking head gasket?

Good Evening...The head on a Model A Ford should be re-torqued once a year to 55 pounds if stock. Your head bolts were really loose...do you know when the last time the head bolts were re-torqued as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Lite rust inside block

Agree with 1crosscut...I simply use 50/50 antifreeze and it stays green from year to year and the engine runs cool. I do run the Vintage Precision Thermostat housing and the thermostat that they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 933
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Starting Troubles

Good Morning...If you have one of those old fuse holders on the starter...check it carefully. The old ones can come loose at the rivets and create trouble that presents like an air leak at the intake...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: 30 Coupe running too rich

Good afternoon...The Model did not come with an air filter...if you are running one...the car will usually run rich...it takes a change of Jets when rebuilding to compensate for the air...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,162
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Never started 55 year old rebuild

Good Grief...Sounds like work done by a 'C' student! Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,967
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: What Model "A" Book Do You Read the Most?

Good Morning...Jack is on the money....I use this book as well and it tells me how the mechanics of the time thought about the Model A...really interesting to read...and really helpful...especially...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,386
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Floorboard drawing for 1931 Ford with 1939 Transmission

Merry Christmas Joop...Frank Gemmell has a 39 transmission in his four door A that has traveled all over hell's half acre over the years. You might want to go take measurements from it...Ernie
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Radiator Baffle

Good Morning...perhaps you might want to rig an overflow bottle of some kind and then just stop and pour the water back into the radiator. If you modified the overflow tube to turn up at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,327
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Hempy Cooper

Good afternoon...The Gene French molds allow for quite a bit of Babbitt...plenty for a Model A. The actual size of the final bearing is determined by the align boar which is set by the size of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Rear axle change on 1929 AA truck .

Good Morning...We can't wait to have John back in Chandler, Arizona...Hanging out at Arizona Model A! He has forgotten more than most of us know! Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: metal roof

Good Morning...My first Model A was a 1930 Coupe and it had been modified with a metal roof. Someone had taken a sheet of tin and cut it to go about two inches outside the area of the roof insert...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: 30deluxe Roadster

Good Evening...You might try the national office of the Model A Ford Club of America, they may have the back copies you wish...they certainly have them on a thumb drive that you can purchase...along...
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