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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Engine Rebuild Mission

Good choice taking your engine to Bert's. Steve Becker is quite possibly the most honest person I have ever dealt with. He will make sure you are happy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Replacement Running Board Bolt Bracket

I called Brookville a few months back to see if they would sell me just the reproduction brackets for the 1930 running boards, and they did. Go to their web site, find an email address to contact...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,301
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Bad Stud thread

No don't over torque to 75 foot pounds. Absolutely not!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Building my own complete wood kit for 31 Coupe

I'm impressed! If you enjoy woodwork (I don't) then that is a project made in heaven for you. Keep us posted on your progress and good luck.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,413
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Conversion to 12 volt system

Guess I was one of those who half-assed converted to 12V on my 26 Model T. It's back to 6 volts (full-assed). My main point was to make sure you have a good ground. Otherwise, convert it to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,413
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Conversion to 12 volt system

Agree with MrBruce, 12 Volts can be hard on a system designed for 6V. Bent starter shafts come to mind....don't ask me how I know.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,413
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Conversion to 12 volt system

A 6 volt system should work just fine. Make sure you have a good clean ground. Make sure you have a good ground strap at the battery. Those braided ground straps oxidize over the years and lead to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,546
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Leather main bearing

I have heard the "leather used for a bearing" story for 60 years. I have never believed it, but that's just me.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,364
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Model A Engine for Rebuild

You never know. I helped a friend restore a 1912 Model T engine that looked worse than that. I guess it all depends how much effort and money you are willing to invest. Generally I would try to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,364
Posted By Greg Jones
Model A Engine for Rebuild

For those who are looking for a "nice" engine to rebuild, check this out:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1928-1931-Ford-Model-A-Engine/333424553655?hash=item4da1a6eeb7:g:f-8AAOSw~atb8ZHu
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,360
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: What is a "reasonable" speed in a Model A for one to get "reasonable" engine life

Brent's posting (#53) is a very very useful list of engine rebuilding considerations. Now, I won't get into the "how fast can a Model A go" argument but I very much commend Brent for his posting.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,775
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Source for epoxy-filled 6 volt coil ?

Oil coils don't like to be tipped upside down [ neither do I ] and tar coils aren't made anymore. Epoxy is just a modern substitute.

Nailed it!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,711
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: this is what I drug home yesterday- not Ford

Nice looking car. I love Buicks of ANY vintage!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,775
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Source for epoxy-filled 6 volt coil ?

I took Purdy's advice and got a Petronix epoxy filled coil, the "Flame Thrower." Let me just say, as usual, Purdy knoweth of what he speaketh.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,220
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: 1930 Model A Gears Grind After New Clutch Install

Pedal free play and engine idle speed are two places I would look, too. There is a guy in our club who has his idle set to "excessively fast" and is always grinding the gears, even when at a full...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,055
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Your most useless NOS parts

Back in the 1980's I was restoring a Model T and snatched up almost any NOS part I could find. Later, I learned that some of it was actually stuff that, while "new," was incorrectly made (bolt holes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,179
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Question ????

Here is some information that was put out to the members of the Rock-Ford-A's
and an article from the Restorer, for something this important I don't think they would mind that we are sharing the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,735
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Hard turning with new pistons

Herm Kohnke told me when using plastigage to put a spot of oil on the bearing then lay the plastigage in the oil. Then torque and measure. According to Herm if you don’t use oil you won’t get an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,900
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Electronic ignition advise

Purdy did the use of the Flamethrower coil require 12 volt conversion?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,076
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: 1930 Coupe front end shimmy

What shape is the wish bone ball in?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,716
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Cannot get the quail back on

I too gave up on the repro quail on my 30's and just went back to a standard cap. Too bad, I love the look of the quail. I have been thinking (oh-oh) if there was some way I could affix SECURELY...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,396
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Frustration

Make sure the wire from your upper distributor plate is not shorting out against the distributor body. Also make sure the armored switch cable (or whatever you have) that screws into the distributor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 959
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Change in driving between Model T and Model A

I can't answer your question, but I do know my grandfather would only drive Model T's because that is all he knew. He last drove a 26 Model T Coupe that was last licensed in 1954. I still have that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 19,793
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Dumbest Reproduction Parts

I didn't read through this whole thread to see if anyone mentioned this, but how about the crap roller bearings being sold for the transmission? The ones Tom Endy has posted about and I also fell...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,847
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Spark advance

I agree with Bob Bidonde and Purdy, you need to get as much advance as possible to get maximum performance. Too much advance robs performance. Proper advance is kinda specific to your engine's...
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