Insurance Choose a vender
  Links Anything and Everything Model A. (Maintained by Steve Plucker on the Fordbarn)
  Videos Sooner Model A Club
  Locate a Model "A" to Purchase
   
   
  Parts
  Snyder's (Ohio)
  Bratton's  (Maryland)
  Mike's "A" Ford-Able
  Parts(Georgia)
   
   
   
  Personal Interests
  Mullins My current restoration project.
  Hoosier A Ford Club
  30 Pickup My Truck
  31 Coupe One's not enough
   
   
   
   
  Forums
  Fordbarn The place to ask Model A questions
  Ahooga
  AA-Fords AA trucks 
  FMAATC AA trucks
  AACA Antique Cars
   
   
   
   
   

 


Please feel free to proof my work and let me know of my mistakes. paul@modelAbasics.com.

It is time to get past the fear of driving your Model A and start enjoying it. The Model A is very dependable and with simple mechanical abilities the car can be maintained and taken anywhere.

Recommended first books:
1. Model A Ford Mechanics Handbook, Les Andrews (Red book)
2. Owner's Manual
3. Service Bulletins (be sure to buy the full size edition)
4. Judging Standards

Fordbarn The place to ask Model A questions. All the experts hang out there.
- Thread on Best Books
- Thread on Model A Web Sites

Starting and Driving Your MODEL "A"
  • Adjusting The GAV
  • Before Starting Checks
  • How To Start Your MODEL "A"
  • Driving/Double Clutching Your MODEL "A"
  • Double Clutching to Down Shifting
   
Lubing Your Model A

I would like to thank www.fordgarage.com for the use of the chart/link below. Model A Ford Garage is dedicated to topics relating primarily to the history and authentic restoration of the 1928 to 1931 Model A.

Link to chart:
http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/modelalubrication.htm

Carburetor Basics
  • How The Carburetor Works
  • Assembly Drawing
  • Trouble Shooting
  • Restoration Tips by Tom Endy
   
Ignition System
  • Ignition Inspection
  • Setting Rotor/Distributor Contact Gap
  • Setting Point Gap
  • Ignition Timing
  • The Primary Circuit
  • The Secondary Circuit
  • How the condenser works
  • How The Coil Works
  • Restoration Tips by Tom Endy
   
Roadside Trouble Shooting
  • Symptoms before stalling
  • Backfiring under load
  • Backfiring with no-load
  • Quick Fuel Check
  • Quick Check: Ignition (Primary)
  • Quick Check: Ignition (Secondary)
   
Cutout
  • How it works
  • Adjusting
  • Testing
  • Printable Drawings
   
Fix a Flat
  • Steps on How to Remove a Tire
  • Video on How to Remove a Tire

 

 

 
Advertised Accessories 1928 thru 1931
  • Lookup and Identify Period Accessories
  • Performance
  • Tools

 

 

   
Trico Vacuum Wiper Motor
 
   
3X Spark Plug
 
Champion 3X Spark Plugs for the Model A
   
Model A Horn

Horn Ringtone wav

Horn ringtone mp3