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  1. I have a few Model A repair questions. First, a little background. I restored a 1928 Model A pickup when I was about 17. My dad gave me a true junker and said that I could have it if I rebuilt it. I disassembled it (to the frame) and reassembled it. I had professionals do the chromework, woodwork, inside engine work and similar "craft" jobs, but took it apart, put it back together, and did a lot of the engine work myself. But that was almost 50 years ago and I have no confidence in my memory about quite a bit that the things that I did with ease then. I traded the pickup in on a 1931 Sport Roadster long ago and drove it occasionally for years. Almost four years ago, I moved and put it in a shed. Now I want to get it running again with the help of my son. This is all to say that neither of us has as much talent or skill at this as I would like. I would appreciate some help. Obviously, the fuel system is a first concern. We removed the carburetor and soaked most of it in carburetor cleaner. I blew out the various vents and tubes with my compressor. The gas (what there is left of it, has pretty much turned to varnish or gone to where deceased gas goes. I intend to siphon whatever is left out. What else do I need to do to the fuel system? Is this something that I need an expert to do? In the day, I took apart and repaired several "A" carburetors and don't remember any particular problems. Next, I will approach the electrical system. The battery (rather obviously) needs to be replaced. I intend to replace the spark plugs just for good measure and to reset the points. I intend to have a new condenser handy, just in case. What else do I need to do to the spark delivery system? Next, I will change the oil and grease everything that I can find that has a grease fitting. What am I missing? Also, please feel free to point me to any publications, books, or forums that would help. If anyone wants, I would be happy to chronical our "adventures" in getting this car rolling again. As much as I want the car going again, this is more about doing a project with my son. Thanks for any response. I can be reached at bob@bobleonard.com if someone wants to respond outside the forum. Also, I apologize in advance if you see this in multiple forums, but I intend to publish it in at least three to improve my chances for a good response.
  2. This restorable gem needs a new home. Two door coupe comes with an extra engine and an extra transmission. Located in Austin, TX. You come and get it. Belongs to my mom. It was parked in her garage in 1984 and has not been driven since. Call 512-785-5603 and ask for Marilu. 1948 Lincoln Continental Professionally rebuilt engine with new valves & new 4 ring pistons, bearings, etc. Transmission & overdrive work like new. extra transmission in shed - syncro in 2nd gear not working right, the overdrive is ok. brakes, wheel bearings and seals rebuilt. wheel cylinders & master cylinder honed & new kits installed. tie-rod & king pins ok. radiator - ok 1 radio works & 1 is repairable - windshield and back glass - ok 3 sets of chrome grills - 1 set mint 2 sets have a few weather pits (none broken) 2 extra doors (complete) 3 extra fendors 1 extra trans & overdrive 2 sets instruments, radio, etc. 2 curved back glass windshield clear no visible fog extra starter - fuel pumps - seats - door panels, etc.
  3. My grandfather recently gave me the keys to his 1940 Ford Sedan Standard. I'm not a car buff but I am honored more than anyone can imagine. This beauty runs good and the body is in great shape. Should I replace some of the small things like the window handles, radio, antenna, stitch up the interior or just leave it alone? It has a 1950 Flathead from a Ford truck V8 85 Hp. Since some items have already been replaced in the past, will I be deducting some of its worth by replacing some of those parts that wil just look better new? I am NOT interested in selling it but obviously do not want to devalue the car by making unnecessary changes. Open to any and all input. Thanks, this is my first post.
  4. Hi All, This is a question that has been on my mind for a long time. When restoring a Packard, should you keep all the old nuts and bolts and just clean them up and reuse them, or buy new and replace as you go along. Along with other parts should you replace or repair and keep the orignal. ( Eample; I have a brake cylinder that is pitted and leaks. Honing will not help so do I buy a NOS if I can find one or save the money and buy a like unit off the shelf, if I can find one. Or keep the orignal and have it re-sleeve, which would probably be the most expensive.) I'm looking for words of WISDOM!
  5. Help! I would like to restore a 1934 Studebaker Commander Regal Sedan. The car ran when parked in the barn 20 years ago. Appears to be more or less complete. Does anyone have any idea what it would be worth restored? We need to know if it is worth doing..... I have a relative who will complete the work, so I can save a little $$$ there. Thanks!
  6. Jireh Customs is a company that specializes in classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. We do restorations and customizing. We can find ANY car that you are looking for and if there is not one available we can build what you want. "If you can dream it, we can build it." Picasa Web Albums - Michael Robertson From A to Z28 | The Robb Report Collection Best regards, Mike Robertson Jireh Customs Owner/Builder 256-686-2323 michael.robertson2911@gmail.com<!-- google_ad_section_end -->
  7. Jireh Customs has two openings for new projects with no waiting list. We were recently recognized by Robb Report Collection in an article in the November Issue. The article titled "A to Z28" discussed restoring classic Camaros. http://www.robbreportcollection.com/From-A-to-Z28 We are not limited to Camaros. If it moves you we can customize it or restore it. Jireh Customs can be reached at 256-686-2323 or email michael.robertson2911@gmail.com Short list of recent projects. http://picasaweb.google.com/michael.robertson2911
  8. If you like all things classic check out some of our past projects. This is only a recent list. Picasa Web Albums - Michael "If you can dream it, we can build it." I love everything from horse drawn to 2010. If you have a project that you have any questions on or just want to chat about these wonderful vehicles, give us a call at Jireh Customs.(256-686-2323) We love to help. I also love to talk with people and learn new things. also email me at michael.robertson2911@gmail.com
  9. My buddy Rich is really the guy into the cars. We both enjoy hanging out at the cars shows especially the AACA shows. Rich has come up with a really great process for cleaning up used autoparts and has restored 2 award winning cars himself. If anybody out there can use a hand in restoring thier cars. give Rich a try. chech out his web page too. Rich Rynkiewicz's Classic Cars theheaterboxguy
  10. Welcome to Marquis Auto Restorations For all those attending the Fall Meet in Hershey in 2009, please come see on of the finest Grand Classic vehicles that will be on the show field. This 1930 Cadillac V16 All Weather Pheaton will be seen on the east coast for the first time in its life as the car has always been in California and will now be preserved and refinished at Marquis Auto Restorations for 2009 and 2010 Concours Events. We look forward to being a part of the AACA Events and everyone should stop by to find our more information about our new upcoming TV Series on The National Geographic Channel, which a portion of it was filmed last year at Hershey! The show will be airing soon and we want to get all you car lovers involved. Anyone with a collectible vehicle that needs restoration or repairs should contact us and come visit our state of the art facility. We will be looking for some interesting stories and vehicles for our upcoming TV show.<!-- google_ad_section_end -->