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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 518
Posted By James G.
Model A Ford GAZ carburetor

What might an unrestored original Russian GAZ Model A carburetor be worth on the market today. Hummm, been in a collection for a long time now.
All estimates/opinions welcomed, just wondering!...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,288
Posted By James G.
Re: Looking for opinions - compression low on 2 & 3

Driven almost weekly when roads are salt free.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,288
Posted By James G.
Re: Looking for opinions - compression low on 2 & 3

Driven almost weekly when the roads are salt free.
Jim G.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,288
Posted By James G.
Re: Looking for opinions - compression low on 2 & 3

Hey Bob - What would I listen for, valve leak, or ? Then what else. sounds like a lot of work to check for bad valve. Isn't there some other way. How about leak down. Wet the cyl w'oil to check...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,288
Posted By James G.
Thanks All for your comments/advise/ideas

This should get me started. Likely I'll be back before too long.
Again, thanks.
Jim G.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,288
Posted By James G.
Looking for opinions - compression low on 2 & 3

Engine low power still starts and idles good. Compression test show cyl 1 -> 4 as 65, 55, 45, and 60. What are the more likely issues? Head gasket between 2 & 3? Valves? Or????
Where do I go...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By James G.
Re: low & no spark on #3 cyl

Idle mix and compression, good ideas. Two I'd not thought of. Was focused on electrical.
Many thanks.
All other inputs sure welcomed.
Jim G.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By James G.
Re: low & no spark on #3 cyl - update!

New upper dist body and rotor. Not idles really good now but hesitates to take throttle, running kinda rough coming up in RPM to fast idle +. Hummm, is it time to address fuel demand problem?
All...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By James G.
low & no spark on #3 cyl

Engine runs rough. While at fast idle I ground tested each cyl and #3 spark was intermittent/absent. All others had stead/regular spark to ground .I replaced the spark plugs with new W16, then the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,553
Posted By James G.
Re: Ownership History

Purchased my 1931 Tudor in May 1994. Went to MVA for title search and they produced 12, all the way back to March 1931 in SW Baltimore, MD. This A has never been titled outside the state of MD....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,795
Posted By James G.
convert to LED headlights

I do a bit of night time driving when on solo touring. For safety I want to convert my original incondecent to LED "bulbs". The word is they are a significant improvement thus safer on the road. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,892
Posted By James G.
Re: Points & condenser

My "rub" with some modern points is they have a "soft" rubbing block that wears away on the cam. It looks like maybe Teflon that shortens the life as the dwell continues to change. I test the block...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,288
Posted By James G.
Re: Carburator Update

All good advise. The only thing I'd add is if you do use a wrench on the brass fitting that you make sure to use a box wrench of proper fit/size, the brass is indeed soft.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,884
Posted By James G.
Re: Hot water heat? Yep, gotta an Arvin

Hey Dave -
Sorry I can't do pix here on the Barn yet. Send me an email at
jamessg1@verizon.net
I'll be glad to send you details and pix a-plenty.
My Arvin heater has served us for over 15...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,884
Posted By James G.
Yep, in my 31 Tudor

Hey Dave - Send me an email and i'll send you pictures and info of my instillation. It is going on some 15 winters now and doing a really great job.
Had to do it, my wife would not ride with me in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,211
Posted By James G.
Hand throttle notches

My 31 Tudor has never been restored but well maintained. The body + interior parts are all original.
Problem - the notches on the hand throttle are pretty much worn flat.
What "make-do" repair...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,276
Posted By James G.
Head light focusing procedure

I'm finally convinced that my night time driving issue with my Tudor headlight must be focusing. I've cleaned the reflectors, checked the headlamp bulbs, all in excellent shape. Where can I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 955
Posted By James G.
Rear brake drum studs repl

How difficult is it to replace the wheel studs in the rear brake drum? Tools required, etc. Are there some replacement studs better than others?
Thanks for all inputs.
Jim G.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,258
Posted By James G.
Many thanks Tom - Sound advise for a touring A

Thank you Tom, same good advise some club members with this experience gave me. The bearings in my old iron drums were doing just fine. Originals with the spiral grove in each roller. I'm saving...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,258
Posted By James G.
Rear wheel bearings - Timken part number

Need to replace rear wheel bearings on m y 31 Tudor. Need part number for the Timken bearing.
Thanks,
Jim G.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,363
Posted By James G.
Thanks Larry, sounds like too soon to really tell. Both

the rear wheels brake the same (new drums). I'll wait for "seating/brake-in and check the temps again. Coasting at slow speed is really good so shoe drag is hopefully minimum an brake-in shouldn't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,363
Posted By James G.
Re: Cast Iron Drum temperaure too high??

Corrected temps to 175F and 190F
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,363
Posted By James G.
Cast Iron Drum temperaure too high??

The temperature was in the mid 80s when I took a test drive with new rear cast iron drums installed. Gone for maybe 20 minutes driving around the neighbor hood, stop and go,and then a mile or so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 930
Posted By James G.
Re: Finish and process for new cast iron drums

Thanks John, I appreciate your help!
Jim G.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 930
Posted By James G.
Finish and process for new cast iron drums

I finally purchased rear cast iron brake drums for my 31 Tudor. What finish is appropriate to protect from rust and what preparation processes works best for cleaning, etc.?
What worked best for...
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