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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,334
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Knocking

Even though this is an old thread.....just for the record, before setting the timing correctly, make CERTAIN your point gap is within the range of 0.018" to 0.022". Correct point gap is essential.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,739
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Anyone Know About This Car?

Good Lord, yes. That seems low for that car, at least based on the pictures.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,739
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Anyone Know About This Car?

I have to quit following this thread....even though I started it. If I'm not careful, I may wind up with one more Model A (and probably one fewer wife).
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,739
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Anyone Know About This Car?

It will sell. I just regret timing is bad for me to buy it. Body alone is worth the price if as described. Yeah the interior may reek etc. still hard to get into such a rare model at that price point.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,739
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Anyone Know About This Car?

I re-read the description, they call it an older restoration. Even so......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,739
Posted By Greg Jones
Anyone Know About This Car?

I saw this and said, WOW. Anyone know anything about this car? I'm not going to buy it, unfortunately as I am car poor already, but is this an original condition car? Obviously needs some work,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,045
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Help me identify engine noise?

Once I had my engine pans make the gawdawfullest screeching noises but only at certain speeds. I was out driving at highway speed and it just started screeching terribly. Thought my engine was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,406
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Schwalms

I'm with Tom W regarding experience with short runs of newly rebuilt, tight engines. My speculation is the problems are all in the cylinders, and maybe removing the pistons and checking out cylinder...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,458
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Zenith rebuilds

Call Steve Becker at Bert’s Model A and buy a rebuild. Yeah you can poke around with your carb but through experience I have found it money well spent to buy stuff properly rebuilt by someone who...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Cracked Cylinder?

You can also liquid penetrant test it. Some weld supply shops sell the LP test kits. It’s easy to do. Clean the suspect area then spray the penetrant dye and let it sit for a few minutes. Clean off...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: What to look for to determine if a shock is rebuildable.

I agree with Post #5, if you want reliable shocks pay the piper and buy the Stipe shocks. I went through the "rebuilding" process with a couple of the known and preferred shock rebuilders and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 244
Posted By Greg Jones
Anyone Have Contact Info for Richard Kilburn?

I believe Mr. Kilburn is the fellow who made some repro closed car door straps. I am trying to get ahold of hm. I sent an email to an email address I had for him but no reply. Thanks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,238
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Seat belts - to be or not to be?

Back in 2009 I was traveling in my 31 standard roadster, doing nearly 50 mph. No seat belts. A guy suddenly pulled out in front of me, I hit the car, and went flying out of the car. I was hurt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,778
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Terriable backfiring

How about internal distributor wiring? If insulation frayed can cause a short and backfire.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 765
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Waltham speedometer question.

To answer your question yes the Waltham is an excellent speedometer. The two posts above are Speedo rebuilders. Send your Waltham for a rebuild and rest easily.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,643
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Adjusting the timing for hilly driving..

What is your engine compression ratio?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,141
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Bot a new A

Looks all original
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Screen in Gas Tank Removal

Of course my comment relates to the earlier threaded arrestor.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Screen in Gas Tank Removal

Depending on the condition of the threads on your arrestor it may be pretty tight or even rusted. Might apply some kroil or liquid wrench. I would NOT use open flame heat for obvious reasons.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,691
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: New laminated timing gear tight

Another thing to consider is that the new gear probably won't just plop in place since they make the holes for the locating pins pretty darn tight. You kind of need to align it, then put the nut on...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-19-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,248
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Fuel Pressure Regulator Recommendations?

I see the instructions say to mount the pressure regulator “as close to the carb as possible.” Any suggestions where in the engine compartment to mount the regulator? Close to the carb would be on...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-19-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,248
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Fuel Pressure Regulator Recommendations?

Yep that is the crappy little regulator I was advised to use. I about freaked out when I saw it spraying fuel while it was running. A bit of a fire hazard, to say the least!


I will check out...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-19-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,248
Posted By Greg Jones
Fuel Pressure Regulator Recommendations?

OK, I have a 54 Victoria with a 56 292 engine transplanted into it. Have the Holley 4000 Teapotcarb.
The fuel pump has gone bad so I bought a replacement Airtexpump. Looks just like the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,419
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: Transmission Mystery

Don’t bother trying to weld, braze, or otherwise repair that busted case. Good ones can be had for $10-20 bucks. A welder is bound to charge vastly more than that. Tranny cases are a common item....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,549
Posted By Greg Jones
Re: My car is worth itís weight in,,,,,,,, tennis balls.

Seems like the American way of thinking has always been, bigger is better. If 4 cylinders are good, then 8 cylinders must be better. Hot rodding has been done since these cars rolled off the...
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