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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Carb leak

Good Morning...Many Model A Zenith Carburetors have a tendency to dribble a bit. Many of us find that they don't leak when the engine is running, only after it stops. We tend to close the gas valve...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,478
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Will there be any model As left?

I do think that more A's are on the road now than there were 20 years ago. I believe that gas will still be available well down the road...it may be Aviation Gas! Now that new Model A Blocks are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Early Model A Right Front Fender required

Good afternoon...Bert's in Denver is known for a pretty good bone yard as is Arizona Model A. If you want to try Arizona Model A ...Sammy Guthrie 480-782-0266. Bert's has a good web site...Ernie in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 513
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Engine quit running help

Good afternoon...A Model A is most happy running about 160 degrees...Often a thermostat is necessary to keep them at that temperature. Definitely re-torque your head...but these engines can get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: 31 model a gas sediment bowl?

Good Morning...You might wish to check to see if your gas cap has clogged up...or your fuel line from the tank to the filter has some foreign material in it...Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,065
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Pretty good car....

Now that's impressive! I had a girl friend like that once upon a time, many, many years ago...Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,046
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Can anyone recommend a rear hub puller?

Good Morning...I have Vintage Precision's thermostat housing and it is superb! So I imagine that their hub puller would be as well...particularly as it is an improvement on K.R. Wilson's design...and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,035
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Best Replacement Radiator

G'day 99! If that new Brassworks did not fix the problem...How long has it been since you changed your head gasket? We're suppose to torque them cold, once a year and most of us don't. I wonder if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Replacing fuel shut off problem

Good Morning...Depending on the type of wrench you are using, a pipe extension will allow you to put more torque on the valve under the dash without having to hammer on it or try to jerk the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: GAV leaking

Good afternoon...You might with to check your float level...Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,558
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Renumbering question

Working with the government, is normally a pain in the ass! Renumbering the block is about the only thing that you can do. If the number on the engine matches the paper work, then the car will be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 828
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Zenith or Tillotson

Good Morning all...My own experience has been that all of the after market carburetors from back in the day work well if they are set up properly...same with the Zenith carburetors...and that is the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,253
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Save it or drive it

Good Morning all...An interesting fact about Model 'A's...The more you drive them, the better they run...keep them lubed, the oil changed, run Marvel Mystery Oil,according to the instructions on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 668
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Model A Missing Badly

Good Morning...You might check the distributor body and cap. The bodies can crack and if you can start the car in the garage...you can sometimes see the spark escaping. The little metal connector...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Switched Carbs: choke rod doesn't line up

Good Morning...The bolts in the kit have had their shafts turned down a bit in the center so that the carburetor can swivel a little bit and line up. The kit works, if you have a lathe, you can make...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,235
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Persistent Leaky Fuel Shutoff Valve

Good Morning all...If you have the fuel filter with the glass bowl on the firewall, then put a strong magnet into the bowl. It will catch the rust and you can easily see when it needs to be cleaned....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Help diagnosing engine knock

Good Morning...Katy is most likely right. If the original head is nice and flat, put it back on the car with a fresh gasket and see if the knock goes away. Were you able to see that a head gasket...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,235
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Persistent Leaky Fuel Shutoff Valve

Good Morning...I also have used the Bratton's Ball Valve for a number of years and with it, you never touch your original valve again. It stays in the permanent open position. The Bratton's system...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Mechanic Needed in Southern Delaware

You might contact The Model A Restorers Club of America 734-427-9050. They have a classified section on their web site for selling cars. They can also put you in touch with their closest local club...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Clutch Adjustment Rod

Good afternoon...You might consider cleaning the area well...shoot is with spray brake cleaner or some such and get everything moving freely as apposed to grinding on dirt. The clutch adjusting rod...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Model A Bucking at 45 mph plus

Good Morning...Just a thought, but check your point gap...Your rubbing block might have worn down a bit and your points are closer than 0.018. Could also be a sign of a coil that is a bit long in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,352
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Putting model a on lift

Good Morning...When Miss Princess goes in for her oil changes and lube jobs and other work, she is put on the alignment rack...on the 4 point lift in the other shop, we have a steel U-shaped channel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Model B Carb Issues

Good Morning...We run a B carburetor on our A and have no trouble in Arizona's summer heat. We run 87 gas with Marvel Mystery Oil...we have to set the gas adjustment valve at about 3/4 open to keep...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Tillotson air balanced 1928-34 carb

Good afternoon...your air leak could well be between the intake manifold and the block...it has happened to me. Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 894
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Ford Script Distributor Body

Good afternoon...I think that you have discovered why it was on the shelf and not on the car! They did sometimes tend to internal shorts...Ernie in Arizona
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