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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Gas cap mystery

Good Morning...Perhaps it lived outside in snow country and a little water was finding its way into the tank and ending up in the carburetor? Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,318
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Shipping a Model A

Good Morning...Driving your A on this trip might be a great deal of fun. However, I would do a couple to things to make it easier on the car and you and your favorite passenger. First I would spend...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,058
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: The Battery Game

Good afternoon...I only have two classic cars. Both of them have a 6 volt Optima. I do drive each car a 31 A and a 49 Packard once a week minimum year round and average 7 years on each...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 826
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Rusty Coolant

Good afternoon...I agree with number 8! I live in Scottsdale, Arizona...pretty warm...warmer than Lake Forest...I run 50/50 water and antifreeze and in the 15 years I've had this Model A, no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 892
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Greetings all - I'm a new owner

Good Morning...The model A shut off valve is pretty old technology that can be damaged easily, as you say. Bratton's sells a 1/4 turn ball valve that connects to your original shut off valve and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: engine won't run

Good Evening...Another couple of places to look...One check to see if the shaft from your distributor to the oil pump is still working. Take the top off the distributor and look to see if the rotor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 892
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Greetings all - I'm a new owner

Good Evening and welcome...Regarding the pencil filter...Model A's don't like them as pointed out above. What an 'Old Guy' taught me 50 years ago was to put a good strong magnet in your glass filter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,266
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Model A Tires

Good morning...I also have Lucas Tires that I bought at Arizona Model A for like $99.00 each. They are from Vietnam...they ride just fine and after 7 years and 9,000 miles I don't have any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,062
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Bell housing

Tom...Is the best solution to just enlarge the holes for the brake and clutch so that they fit, or is a different set of floor boards required to make everything look right? Also is it possible that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,974
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Oil Filter Model A on timing cover

Good Morning....No Fram Filter...so which filter is your favorite? Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Preston “ALL VEHICLES” Antifreeze

Good Afternoon...I use the same Peak from ACE Hardware...No problems in my 1931 A or 1949 Packard with an Aluminum Radiator...Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: New Cut-Out Relay . . . Not so good.

Good afternoon...In the 1960's we used to drive our cars with the cover off of the cut-out so that if the damn thing stuck closed when we shut down...we jumped out...opened the hood and used a pop...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,290
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Hard turning with new pistons

Good Morning...I have been involved with the building of a good number of Model A engines...not as the builder...simply as the humble helper...when an engine is put together properly, it can be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: *** Annual MAFCA Voting for Directors ***

Good Morning Jim...You have our two votes...always have, always will...Ernie in Arizona
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,801
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Car Will Not Start--No Apparent Spark

Good Morning...That looks like a very old fuse holder. Perhaps just remove it and see what happens with things in the stock position...I repaired an 'A' a couple of years ago that gave me fits until...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Does Optima battery charge different

Good afternoon...It would seem to me that one of two things is happening. 1. Your amp meter is hooked up backward. 2. Your alternator is not putting out a charge...If you have a generator that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,032
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Condenser Issues

Hi Jim...Is the ECH - CS755 the one you recommend? Thanks, Ernie
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 773
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: 1,735
Posted By Ernie Vitucci
Re: Will there be any model A’s 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: 537
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: 605
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: 380
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: 1,117
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: 1,106
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: 1,114
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...
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