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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,058
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...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: New Radiator??

You are making a wise decision going with a new radiator (or at least a new core, which costs as much as a new radiator). Why spend thousands of dollars on an engine rebuild and then try to cool it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 841
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: I guess I am a Model A person

Keep after it as long as you enjoying making the old beast better. As far as paying too much, I am sure I am the undisputed king of paying too much. Of course, I know a guy that regularly gambles...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Distributor rotor

Hmmm looks spot on to me, if your spark lever is in the full retard position. Do you have any backlash in the distributor drive setup? Meaning, can you twist the rotor back and forth and if so, how...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Scroll rumble handle

Bill, I can second Dick Crabtree in South Dakota. He did a 30 Cabriolet scroll rumble seat handle for me and keyed it for me. Top notch job.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,501
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Junky Repro Ammeters

Dale G, will contact Jim McPherson.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,501
Posted By Greg Jones
Junky Repro Ammeters

I have been messing with the crummy ???&^*%!!@@$$ ammeters on the market. Anybody know of an option to actually fit a quality ammeter that just happens to fit in a 30 instrument panel? I have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,099
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Mystery Engine Knock

Loose valve seat? I had that once, drove me crazy finding it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 899
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: One Or All 4?

Sounds like problems especially for a rebuilt engine with about 1,000 miles. Of course, depends on what "rebuilt" meant to the guy rebuilding it.

Having said that, my experience has been that you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,257
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Knock Knock

Pulling a Model A starter is not so bad, pretty easy actually in the big scheme of things. Another thing to check is starter mounting bolts being too long, but I presume if that was the case you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Radiator

You will be happy!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2021, 05:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,462
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Transmission bearings

Let me repeat my advice to contact Steve Becker at Bert's Model A in Denver. Steve is VERY helpful and can probably help you out with sourcing replacement bearings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: B Distributor Cam

Even with the modified point block, it still takes some fussin' to get it to fit half-way correctly and have the points close squarely. If these points are going to be made incorrectly forever, then...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 05-17-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: The Brass Works

A new radiator is one of the smartest investments you can make for these 90+ year old cars. I figure if you are going to spend thousands in a rebuilt engine, you should invest in a good radiator to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,883
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Model B Distributor in a Model A

In my experience, rotors are never ready-to-go out of the box. If you find one that is, you just got lucky. You almost always need to tweak this clearance. By this I mean you may need to...
Forum: Model-A 05-11-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 175
Posted By Greg Jones
Right Front Fender 1930 with apron extension Wanted

I am looking for a very nice right front 30 fender, the one with the splash shield extension spot welded on.

I would entertain NOS if someone is at the point of parting with it. I know NOS is a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,883
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Model B Distributor in a Model A

I think we are talking about the distributor cam, the thing the point open and shut against. Or at least I think we are.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,704
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Babbit job

Generally, I advise going with babbitt. There might come a day when the only thing we can do is inserts, but as long as there are still folks doing cast bearings I say use them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,462
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Transmission bearings

I hope that Snyders has found good bearings. (Yes I am thankful for them and Bert's, Brattons, et al). Let's see what Tom Endy thinks about them-hopefully he can evaluate them at some point.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,462
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Transmission bearings

As far as I know, the only thing available from most of the suppliers are still the junk bearings. However, a couple of months ago I purchased the 7121 bearings from, of all places, MAC's and they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,197
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Coolant Seepage at front of head

Are you certain it is seepage from the head gasket joint? If at the front of the engine, could overflow from the radiator be picked up by the fan and depositing it at the front of the engine? I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 831
Posted By Greg Jones
Waxing a Canvas Top on Cabriolet 68B

I have a 68B Cabriolet with an old but still presentable top on it that has last all waterproofing characteristics (assuming it originally had any). It was suggested to me to use canvas wax which...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,141
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Lifetime of Distributor Points ?

The darkness is not an issue and if you don't have burnt pitting, etc. then they should still be good to go. I usually will wear out a rubbing block before my points go bad. In fact one of my cars...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,207
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Considering buying a T

I have my grandfather's Model T (it was his work car in the 40's and early 50's). My Dad gave it to me and I restored it. All of the above is true in that driving in modern traffic is risky,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 712
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Bent spokes

Bent spokes are stretched metal which should be heated and quenched so the metal shrinks back to size. I suppose if it is just slightly bent then prying it so it "looks right" may work.
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