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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
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: 18
Views: 818
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: 1,066
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.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,066
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.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 577
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Intake & exhaust manifold torque

I agree starting in the middle working out several steps on the torque. Like torquing a head middle out, I will add use some anti-seize on the threads
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Engine won't idle down ??

If you changed a Zenith for a Zenith, a Tilly for a Tilly , Allstate for a Allstate and the new carb idles with the linkage disconnect bend the carb linkage, the throttle shaft crank. Easy with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 729
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Little hard to Start today

With my glass sediment bowl filter the fuel inters through the center of the filter and out from the outside through a brass screen. So the only way to know if the filter is contaminated is to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Some battery information

My battery gets tickled each time I start it and I don't shut it off until the amp meter is 0. Maybe once a year I'll check the fluid level. The only time I use a charger is if the battery will not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Internal engine paint

In your case I would suggest adding an oil pressure gauge, making sure you don't lose oil pressure (1-2 pounds hot).
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 905
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Tight Engine Troubles?

Disconnect the battery, remove the starter switch , remove the plugs, and with 12 volts jumper cables from your modern car positive to a head nut, touch the starter for a few cranks ( not to over...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,377
Posted By Big hammer
Re: 10mpg

10 mpg ? I would consider 15 mpg on the low end. What rear end gears do you have? Are you checking tire pressure at 35 psi? Does your speedometer match a gps app in a smart phone? What do the spark...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 982
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Where is the water going?

I appreciate your concerns with animals and antifreeze!! Running with the level just below the baffle and or with Bill W trick, roofing nail in the overflow tube under the radiator cap should keep...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 982
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Where is the water going?

50 + years ago when I was a new owner I thought my A was overheating, NO it was me a new owner over filling the radiator ! Coolant level just below the baffle, IF your loosing coolant out of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Coupe Body Weight?

Fords shipping weight for a coupe body with tank dash floors boards doors (probably with glass) ....................591 pounds, remove those removable parts weighing them as you remove them. I had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 858
Posted By Big hammer
Re: How do you all test for an intake manifold air leak?

DO NOT USE BRAKE CLEANER---------------- The gas cloud it produces could kill you!!! I've used carb cleaner in a spray can and the little tube pointing it around the flange
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,295
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Hi Lou

Sorry to hear of your losses, let the A keep good memories alive.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 927
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Undercarriage Detailing

It's not your normal under coating, it's oil base creeping oil, check their site
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 927
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Undercarriage Detailing

Goggle NHOU they have oil based under coating, I've not used their products, just a different choise
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,918
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Longest trip you took in a Model A

52 years and still tripping in my A !��
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Original Intake Manifold

Several good suppliers here in the USA, try another one?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 908
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Front tire excessive wear

? Time for a trip to an alignment shop ? Sound like you have covered all of the bases!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By Big hammer
Re: modern point set follow-up

A better ground path ?!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Are these Model A swing arms?

They aren't model A, could be door checks for a refrigerator
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By Big hammer
Re: Battery Move

There's a lot of weight hanging, in the second picture the flat metal bend IMHO needs another bolt ? I've seen cars before on firewalls, my grandpa traded in an A and as he drove into the building...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By Big hammer
Re: GPS speedo

I checked my speedo against an app in my smarty phone..... It's dead on !
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