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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,053
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: 733
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: 24
Views: 1,246
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: 1,399
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: 482
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: 2,009
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: 818
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: 1,021
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: 2,374
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: 2,374
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: 2,374
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: 2,374
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: 1,501
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: 2,374
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: 945
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: 1,399
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: 809
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: 1,021
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: 977
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: 508
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: 1,887
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: 1,887
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: 3,993
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: 1,096
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: 1,697
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...
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