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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,936
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Little Trailer behind a Model A

I have noticed commercial ads for trailer hitch for Model A’s.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 871
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: REQUEST ADVICE: Changing Timing gear.

You might consider making the timing in detention a little deeper so that when you insert the timing pin the indent feel is more noticeable. Helps with finding TDC!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,632
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Question on car insurance

I have HAGERTY INSURANCE on my everyday A but when I lost,recently my A to a total fire HAGERTY WAS quick to pay me the agreed price !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,275
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,275
Posted By ArtimusGordon
3rd engine failure...getting frustrated

You might consider the ALL NEW “BERTZ 5 main block if you’re going to rebuild. The cost for the kit is reasonable!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,345
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Carbs...Tillitson vs Zenith vs Marvel???

you can fool some people some of the time but you can’t fool all the people all the time!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 568
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Generator short?

I would start by disconnecting the wiring connector from the bottom of the steering column. If still a short then continue to measure remaining components with a multimeter. Intermittent shorts are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Trico Windshield Wiper Motor Doesn't Oscillate

I found that RAIN X woks BETTER than my windshield wiper! ��
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Steering column controls

Regarding the throttle and spark levers I would REMOVE the connecting rods to the distributor and the throttle connection on the rear of the engine. I suspect that the trouble is in the steering...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,890
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: 1930 Pickup Backfiring/misfiring out carburetor

If you have vacuum wipers you can use that connection for your vacuum gauge.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,890
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: 1930 Pickup Backfiring/misfiring out carburetor

If you have vacuum wipers you could use the connection for attaching your vacuum gauge.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,890
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: 1930 Pickup Backfiring/misfiring out carburetor

If possible I recommend that you perform a VACUUM test! From the vacuum diagrams perform ALL the recommended throttle settings! You might see a vacuum reading indicating the problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,025
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Alternator Always Charging

You have a electrical problem. I would disconnect the light switch from the steering column and start the engine and see if the problem is still there. If it is then you can trouble shoot with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,109
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Gremlins in the wiring

I would remove the battery and perform a load test! While doing the load test tap around the battery with a soft mallet. If there is something loose it might show up. A 4 year old battery might be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Starting Question

You might be having issues with the starter switch or the starter or even the battery might have a cell going bad. You can have the battery load tested quite easily.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,207
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Model A no spark

Start here. Open and close the points. No spark check the distributor wiring and condenser! With paper between points check to see if you have voltage on the movable side and ground on the fixed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,352
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Amp guage not working, battery not charging

The generator provides a charging current back thru the ammeter wiring to the battery. Yes it looks like the current is reversing. The current laws will allow current flow to LEAST resistance. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,143
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Now onto a new issue!!

WELCOME TO FORD BARN! I recommend you purchase Les Andrew’s first two books. They’re quite helpful to NEW and OLDER Model A owners. They are available from Model A dealers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,320
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Starter not quite up to the task after rebuild

It’s possible that the engine rebuilder got things too tight. I would remove the spark plugs and turn the engine over with the crank. If it is difficult to turn then it might take some time for the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,214
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Getting 31 Coupe doors to stay closed !!

If ALL components are new originals and reproductions are quality THEN I had to SHIM out the striker plate. My door now stays shut when pushing on it! ��
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,005
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Engine stumbles on acceleration

Just a thought...try loosening or removing the GAS CAP? Also you could check the gas FLOW at the carburetor. Try changing to a known working carburetor.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Gas Gauge Dissasembly

I used a tool set (STEEL) made by Pete wrestler, at “AUTO CARE RESTORATIONS” Reading CA. Don’t know if they are still available at a dealer. Quality built and work well!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,239
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Free wheeling

In the 30s it was a way for car manufacturers to use FUEL ECONOMY in their ads.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,596
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Considering buying a T

What the seller said was TRUE 75 years ago. History lesson? It is now a rust pile.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,596
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Considering buying a T

Looks like a money pit. I’d walk quickly away!
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