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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 732
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: My First Model A - Questions

Our Model A club has a few hot rod modified. We are not strict in that regard. Before joining a Model A club talk to the president about your plans for your Model A. Best of luck with your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 732
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: My First Model A - Questions

A small note. Model A’s have STEEL DRUMS unless they have been changed to CAST IRON. If they are steel, then my experience is that the LONGER you have the brakes applied the drums will heat up and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Starting Troubles

I agree with squirting some fuel into the carburetor also you might try squirting some starter fluid into the carburetor. If that doesnít work I would try a different distributor of known working...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Compression tester

I busted the porcelain insulator out BUT did not have to JB weld in a adapter because my compression gauge has a large rubber tip that fits the opening and I just press the gauge into the hole and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,920
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Troubleshooting advice

I agree with post #13 and would also dribble SEAFOAM into the carburetor when running at an increased throttle. Do this ONLY in open area as you will be getting a lot of smoke out the exhaust!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Recommendation needed for add on turn signal system

When I rewired my coupe I purchased a new wiring harness that had the cowl lights and taillights pre wired for turn signals. Works great with existing bulbs and I left the cowl lens clear rather...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,012
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Coil or condenser over heat

I had a similar problem with my Ď56 Chevy. Engine would run fine for a couple of miles then quit. Finally got home and upon looking for the problem I removed the coil resistor from the dash. Upon...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,219
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Supply chain woes

I have been notified that A&L specialties is moving their malfunctioning closer to his home so all retail has been suspended for the present but manufactured items will be sent to retailers. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,418
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: What am I missing? 1930 Model A

Another way to check compression is to remove all spark plugs then operate the starter and with your thumb tightly pushing on the plug opening see if there is any air pushing your thumb off the plug...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Instrument Panel Lamp

This photo might help.447697
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,418
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: What am I missing? 1930 Model A

I would recommend that you REWIRE if you ever get it to run. Join a Model A club is a GREAT experience! Good luck and welcome to Ford Barn.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,572
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: AAA for breakdowns in antique?

We have AAA Plus and have used it a few times with our classic and antique cars. They always use a flat bed. Also for dead batteries when I forget to turn off my parking lights.�� longest ride was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,295
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: What is a "reasonable" speed in a Model A for one to get "reasonable" engine life

Welcome to Ford Barn. If you want to drive 45 or over you might consider a Mitchel overdrive. I have a Mitchel OD in my 31 coupe and use it also in slower speeds. GREAT OD for climbing hills in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,258
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: What is this on my Model A firewall?

I had one on my 52 Chevy. Dumb kid stuff and went ding dong when I stepped on the push rod. Just a fad at the time.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,002
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Annoying rattle.

A club member once told if I hear strange noises coming from my Model A to just “TURN UP THE RADIO “. ��
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 892
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Question about distributor/condenser for Ford Model A - 1930

I have GOOD luck with RENNER’s rebuilt distributors both stock and modern points.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: B Engine w/B head

I adjusted my exhaust valves to .022 as recommended by the “ FORD GARAGE” website. The settings were from a valve setting chart that were recommended by the manufacturer. While running the engine I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Question B Engine w/B head

I will be adjusting my valves. What is the CORECT SETTING to use in adjusting them.I know the A Setting but was wondering if there is a different setting for a B engine. I do have adjustable...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: 1928 will not stay running

If the engine dies after running a very short time you might have a gas cap that is NOT venting properly or at all. Loosen the gas cap or remove entirely and try running the engine. Easy fix if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,062
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Transmission dipstick kit

I put one on my coupe. Purchased from Mitchel OD/trans mfg. Iím 82 and limit my time under the A if possible. Cut a hole in the floor board and pull the carpet back to access the dip stick. YEA,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,654
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Sticking Starter Switch

Your engine dying after 5 minutes. I have seen the problem being in the GAS CAP vent. Try removing the gas cap while running the engine. ��
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,457
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Distributor help

REPLACE DISTRIBUTOR with a STOCK WORKING original distributor. Be VERY careful prying up on distributor. Remove distributor locking screw and squirt penetrating oil in the screw opening. Wait a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,457
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Distributor help

When removing the distributer be cautious when prying up on the dist. Mine was so rusted to the head that the bottom half broke off in the head. Had to remove the head to remove the broken piece. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,457
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Distributor help

Do you get a spark when you open and close the points? You might be missing the ground or condenser shorted.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,413
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Lighting issues

Was helping a club member who had replaced his old wiring with new wiring. All worked well with the exception of the horn. The problem was with the length of the horn connector in the light switch....
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