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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:51 AM
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Posted By Greg Jones
31 Victoria Quarter Window Shades

I will be installing some quarter window shades in a 31 Victoria. Anyone have any pictures and/or dimensions for their placement? I have seen pictures but they are not terribly clear, so thought I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Car would not restart

Check the lower plate in the distributor. Specifically, check to be sure the contact strip is solid and secure on the lower plate with no loose rivets. If rivets are loose and you can move this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,129
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: why are so many people fascinated by cars of the 1920s

For me, it is about the machine itself. I have no nostalgia for the period in which it was produced. I suppose there is a touch of nostalgia from my youthful days in the early 1960's when these...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 916
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Horn rod

I have that tool, and have managed to get that &%$$!! half-moon keeper in place with it. I would, however, highly recommend having a helper to use the tool so you can concentrate on getting the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,482
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: go buy a new/rebuilt one

I'm with JayJay. Not all of us have the time or inclination to learn EVERYTHING and do EVERYTHING related to keeping these old beasts running. Heck, even the fine point people don't do their own...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,198
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Blue Ribbon Restorations

Sorry if I "skewed" the conversation with my "tongue-in-cheek" comment about restoration of my 68B. No slaps in any faces intended. In fact, I do understand fine point restoration, having been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,198
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Blue Ribbon Restorations

I don't know about blue-ribbon restoration, but I hope the 68B I am working on at least wins a participation trophy. What a challenge!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 994
Posted By Greg Jones
Dual Sidemounts on a Cabriolet 68B

Thought I would toss this question out here. I have a 68B Cabriolet and want to put a trunk on the back end. Right now, that is where the spare tire rides and I don't like extending the trunk...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Broken carburetor mounting ear

Contact Steve Becker at Bert's Model A in Denver. He has a ton of zenith parts. Literally, a ton, I am sure. It will cost less in time and money than fiddling with trying to repair it. Unless, of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,554
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: My Mileage

I am the same as Eagle-monitoring your gas mileage gives you a feel for how your engine is performing, as well as the car overall.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Points don't fit

Yeah that is because they don't make the points correctly nowadays and apparently can't be bothered to correct it. The workaround is per above, the vendors sell a specially machined point block that...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-02-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,388
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: question from a young guy

Hang in there and try your best to be patient. I was in your shoes at the age of 12. My Dad had the foresight to save his father's 1926 Model T Coupe, but it was in bad shape, stored outside, etc. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,491
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Well I found my issue from my last post

Welcome to the world of Model A timing gears! You can replace the timing gear with the radiator in the car if you are patient, but it sure is easier with the radiator out of the way. You will need...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: 1930-31 Cabriolet binding tips for Loctite trim

Yeah I could use these myself. Best I recall, Bill Underwood was going to give it a go to try some repros but last I heard he wasn't happy with them. This was maybe a couple years ago (I lose track...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,799
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: rear main , old topic but here we go.

Are the top edges of the seal absolutely flat with the bearing mating surface? If any part of the seal is "standing proud" of the surrounding bearing mating surface, it will not allow the bearing...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-11-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Resto Question

In today's market you should be able to find a quite decent Model T for less than $7K. That is true in my neck of the woods anyway, your mileage may vary. The demand is just not there to keep...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,444
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Lower Level = Leak Less?

Bob, that is an EXCELLENT illustration!! Mind if I share it with others?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,874
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Do I panic? - Rear main oil leak.

I am not sure about aluminum torque values, as I have never had an aluminum head. Hopefully another forum member can offer advice. Do you know what type of head you have so someone can help with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,874
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Do I panic? - Rear main oil leak.

I would check torque on all of them. I do 55#. Some recommend slightly loosening the nuts, then torquing in one wide swing of the torque wrench. (This topic could hijack the thread!) Anyway,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,874
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Do I panic? - Rear main oil leak.

Did you try retorquing the head?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,874
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Do I panic? - Rear main oil leak.

Can you confirm there is no obstruction in the breather tube, i.e., that the breather cap sits up a bit from the tube when the cap is inserted. This breather tube MUST be open. And by all means...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,763
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Engine sputtering - where to go from here?

Where did you get the condenser from? Was it one of the "burn-proof" ones sold by Snyders, Berts, Brattons, et al? I think they are made by A+L which makes top notch stuff if they are the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,874
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Do I panic? - Rear main oil leak.

Next time when you drain the oil, only put back in 4 quarts. The conventional wisdom is that the engine retains 1/2" quart in the dipper tray and valve galley, but I think it is more particularly if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,054
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Point gap seems fussy.

Point gap IS fussy. Gap should be 0.018 to 0.022". Most people can't discern that by eyeballing it. Point gap is all the more important if running a high compression head, IMHO. Wider gap...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,568
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: What Made You Choose The Model A Over the T

I started with a 1926 Model T Coupe that was my grandfather's daily driver. I restored it and have driven it probably 40,000 miles or so. The later 26-27 Model T's gained weight over their...
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