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Forum: Model-A 09-20-2015, 10:47 AM
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Forum: Model-A 09-18-2015, 09:40 AM
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Forum: Model-A 09-17-2015, 08:27 PM
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For Sale: 1930 Town Sedan (Murray Body)

Grandma says it's finally time to let go of Grandpa's last Model A restoration project, his 1930 Deluxe Town Sedan. A long-time MAFCA member and perfectionist with his cars, he struggled to finish...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,255
Posted By sgwilson904
Re: Christmas card picture

Nah, Mike was photographed a moment after he learned his wife had replaced the picture of his mistress with a picture of his ol' Model A on those "special stock" Christmas cards he'd hidden under the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,290
Posted By sgwilson904
Re: MAFCA lawsuit

Ahh, no. The jury returned a verdict of $160,000 in actual damages to cover medical expenses...and $2.7 million in punitive damages. The judge then reduced the verdict to $640,000. McDonalds did...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,290
Posted By sgwilson904
Re: MAFCA lawsuit

Mike, sounds like your mind is set on this and none of the facts will change it. Please just consider these reasons why the woman may well have deserved every penny and why, sometimes, these...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,290
Posted By sgwilson904
Re: MAFCA lawsuit

This case always strikes a nerve when cited as a good example of why there should be so-called tort reform. I dunno, maybe it's a lifetime of working as an investigative reporter sorting the truth...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 946
Posted By sgwilson904
Problem Truck Now an Award Winner!

Earlier this year, I posted a plea for help getting my '29 pickup to run. I was amazed when more than 14,000 viewed my initial post and the follow up reporting, as well as the more than 200 of you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,002
Posted By sgwilson904
Re: Big mystery finally solved...and who deserves the prize?

Okay, friends, here's the latest on my Florida Pickup Truck Mystery:

112 miles today on a club tour event. Much, much better performance. Only twice did I experience a problem and both times...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,002
Posted By sgwilson904
Re: Big mystery finally solved...and who deserves the prize?

30 miles yesterday around town. 20 miles today. No sign of any problem as yet...but the real test is tomorrow on the 110-mile RT club tour down past St. Augustine. Fingers crossed.

You know,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,002
Posted By sgwilson904
Re: Big mystery finally solved...and who deserves the prize?

You raise some interesting points but puh-leeeeze, say it ain't so! I guess I'll know soon enough if I take it south several miles this weekend.

As for the starter speed: I must say that I do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,002
Posted By sgwilson904
Re: Big mystery finally solved...and who deserves the prize?

Don't dare to speak it, Mitch, but I worry about that myself. Guru has already suggested getting carb completely rebuilt and he will have one handy on upcoming weekend day trip, just in case. My...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,002
Posted By sgwilson904
Re: Big mystery finally solved...and who deserves the prize?

Great idea, Mike, and I have just done so! Thanks again!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 57,213
Posted By sgwilson904
Re: Who Can Diagnose THIS Total Mystery? Win A Prize?

Im happy to report that it appears the mystery has finally been solved! And so what was it?

After weeks of trying virtually everything, we were just never able to identify the real problem and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,002
Posted By sgwilson904
Big mystery finally solved...and who deserves the prize?

About six weeks ago, I posted the thread Who Can Solve This Mystery? Win a Prize? Astoundingly, it was viewed more than 11,000 times and more than 200 of you wrote replies with suggestions to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 57,213
Posted By sgwilson904
Re: Who Can Diagnose THIS Total Mystery? Win A Prize?

Tudor, thanks. I have long suspected something in that distributor but even after completely rebuilding mine with all new parts (including a new lower plate) AND buying an entirely new one with all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 57,213
Posted By sgwilson904
Re: Who Can Diagnose THIS Total Mystery? Win A Prize?

Funny, but I've thought of that already. Problem is, how would I select who to bring down...and what if, in the end, he had no better luck resolving than all my buddies here who have tried and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 57,213
Posted By sgwilson904
Re: Who Can Diagnose THIS Total Mystery? Win A Prize?

Yes, Gary, someone else alerted me to this issue on your other thread. I checked and found my Zenith did NOT have the micro filter and the screen filter SEEMED okay. I replaced it anyway, just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 57,213
Posted By sgwilson904
Re: Who Can Diagnose THIS Total Mystery? Win A Prize?

Checked all plugs in the last couple of weeks. They looked good but we replaced them anyway, just in case. That didn't help, either.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 57,213
Posted By sgwilson904
Re: Who Can Diagnose THIS Total Mystery? Win A Prize?

I know "the guru" has certain equipment I do not have have. Not sure if a dyno is available to him but will check. I think a thorough look at electrical is first on his list. Thanks for the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 57,213
Posted By sgwilson904
Re: Who Can Diagnose THIS Total Mystery? Win A Prize?

Hi Tom,

Yes, proper filter in the shutoff as well as screen at bottom of tank. Have also drained tank and flushed tank and found no crap in the tank.

Originally had a copper fuel line under...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 57,213
Posted By sgwilson904
Re: Who Can Diagnose THIS Total Mystery? Win A Prize?

Mea culpa! My bad--and my apologies--for not keeping up with more-frequent progress reports on this on-going mystery. Here's the latest:

I can't believe they're still speaking to me but with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 57,213
Posted By sgwilson904
Re: Who Can Diagnose THIS Total Mystery? Win A Prize?

FOLLOW-UP/UPDATE:

Mid-range drive showed no recurrence of this problem but will need to go farther to be sure.

Also, before the latest test drive a "tractor-like" chugging sound along with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 57,213
Posted By sgwilson904
Re: Who Can Diagnose THIS Total Mystery? Win A Prize?

Sorry for the brief delay. Something "more important" than my Model A problem came up. I know, how can that be, you ask?

Back to take a long test drive tomorrow. I haven't forgotten my promise...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 57,213
Posted By sgwilson904
Re: Who Can Diagnose THIS Total Mystery? Win A Prize?

Yes, sorry, I meant copper tubing, not brass.
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