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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,965
Posted By Jim M
Re: Mechanical Brakes adjustment

For what it is worth, I used the board method to get them close, then used the skid test for final adjustment. Worked real well for me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By Jim M
Re: JR Bullock

JR is a wonderful guy and does GREAT work. I put my carb on and have NOT touched it at all and my car purrs like a kitten! We are sooooo fortunate to have him.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,022
Posted By Jim M
Re: I guess I am a Model A person

I paid too much for mine as well. But I wouldn't part with it for 5 times what I paid! I drive it to the grocery store every day and EVERYONE waves at me as I putt down the street. Enjoy it!!!!!!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,183
Posted By Jim M
Re: New Carb

I have a zenith that works great. The key to performance is J R Bullock in Texarkana! Nicest person you will ever talk to. I sent mine to him and when it came back just bolted it on and have NEVER...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 961
Posted By Jim M
Re: Preferred way to get to pressure plate

Yesterday I put two pumps of grease in the throw out bearing and went for a ride. It is MUCH better but I still got a couple of the "spring sounds". I didn't want to put too much grease in but in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 961
Posted By Jim M
Re: Preferred way to get to pressure plate

Thanks guys. Will do the check and report back what I find.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 961
Posted By Jim M
Preferred way to get to pressure plate

I am getting a weird noise occasionally going through the shift pattern as I double clutch. It makes a sound like you hear when when a tight spring unwinds. Doesn't do it every shift but as time...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,834
Posted By Jim M
Re: speedometers rebuild 28-31

Great job and stands behind his job. I have great respect for his work. Jim
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By Jim M
Re: 30 roaster

Beautiful Brent. I have a 29 Roadster out of a barn in WV. Left it as original as possible but mice did a job on the front seat so it is new. Unbelievably the rumble seat and back were not touched...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By Jim M
dried paint drops on my roadster top cover

Just discovered there are a few small drops of dried white paint on my Roadster top cover. Tried scraping VERY gently but not coming off. Is there any remover that will take these off without...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,163
Posted By Jim M
Re: Rear axle shaft thread broken

Andy, You can NOT get the axle out with out a lot of disassembly. I had a cracked axle on my 29 Roadster. I took the rear end completely off then took drive shaft off while rear end apart, then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,049
Posted By Jim M
Re: Seafoam

I use 1 oz of Bell Ethanol Defense per 5 gals of gas and carb stays clean as a whistle and car runs and idles great.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,416
Posted By Jim M
Re: 28, 29 vs 30,31 What do you like any why?

29 is my favorite - probably because my barn find is a 29 Roadster. The 29 seems to have some improvements over the 28's but still are very similar. They ALL are great but I still like the earlier...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By Jim M
29 Roadster won't idle all the way down

My roadster is running fine but when I come to a complete stop the engine does not idle all the way down. If I put my toe under the accelerator pedal and pull it back it then idles all the way down....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,965
Posted By Jim M
Re: Was Plywood Used

I had a plywood floor in my 29 Roadster that looked VERY original. Used it for a template to replace it with birch.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,281
Posted By Jim M
Re: Registration process in North Carolina

Ronn has the RIGHT idea. If it ain't broke ---- DON'T fix it. I have my car registered and insured in WV with an original 1929 plate. Drive it all around town here in FL with no problems.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,401
Posted By Jim M
Re: J.R. Bullock Did Another Fine Job

More accolades to Jim. He is the BEST!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,215
Posted By Jim M
Re: Length Limit for Priority Mail Shipping

Priority Mail used to be absolutely the best way to ship if item fits in one of the packages the post office provided FREE. I used it weekly for buying and selling. I could order a part from Steve at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,909
Posted By Jim M
Re: are you guys putting the little screen inside the iron sediment bulb?

I use a paper filter from NAPA that fits and works perfect. Will try to go down to my shop sometime today and get the NAPA number. I wanted to make sure that my newly rebuilt carb stayed perfectly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By Jim M
Re: Rear View Mirrors for 31 Deluxe Roadster

I have a 29 with the same problem. Going to try the loctite on the threads and going to try to find a small one of the round mirrors that stick on. One good thing I do all of my driving during the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,914
Posted By Jim M
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,086
Posted By Jim M
Re: Why do I have to keep pulling the choke out ?

I had the same problem on my 29 Roadster. I had cleaned the carb a number of times myself to no avail. Finally set it to Jim Bullock in Texas and it came back looking like brand new. Put in on and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,918
Posted By Jim M
Re: Source for epoxy-filled 6 volt coil ?

I want to order one for my 29 Roadster - 6V. Just looked at the site and it didn't look like there was a diffent one for 6V vs 12V? Am I missing something or will it work on 6 or 12...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,322
Posted By Jim M
Re: What is a "reasonable" speed in a Model A for one to get "reasonable" engine life

40 is pleanty for me. I want to enjoy the scenery and be confident I can avoid any road issues. I stay off 4 lane roads and 65 MPH traffic as much as possible..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,877
Posted By Jim M
Re: Bert's number not working?

Amen to that !!!!!
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