Starting a Model A is easy if you know the process.
The above section is a step by step guide with animated pictures to assist with terminology for the novice and advance Model A owner when starting their vehicle.
Learn to identify ford jacks: Model T, Model A and Early V8
Match a jack and handle to the proper time-line of your vehicle.
The trick in changing a tire is:
From the top of the tire, pinch the beads together and push them well down into the rim. This allows the tire iron to fit easily between the bottom of the rim and both tire beads
This is an inspection list of "what to look at when purchasing a Model A". It is not meant to be a "do not buy because... list".
There is not a single car on this lot I wouldn't want to own. The idea is buying it and knowing what you have.
This is a quick video showing the inside of a Model A transmission and how it shifts
I would like to thank www.fordgarage.com for the use of the link/chart.
See into the Zenith Carburetor and learn how it works.
The Zenith carburetor is equipped with several jets. Each jet has its unique function in controlling the speed and fuel efficiency of the model A. The page includes articles from Tom Endy in rebuilding and tuning your Zenith carburetor.
According to Champion advertisement, "All new Fords are factory-equipped with Champion 3X spark plugs"
The spark plug design changed in early 1930
How to bring back the "ga" in "ahooga"
The page includes a horn assembly schematic. Please feel free to download the following ring-tones"ahooga"mp3 and "ahooga"wav file
This document simulates a time period Mechanics Tune-Up sheet.
Logical repair approach based on symptoms
Symptoms before stalling-Backfiring under load-Backfiring with no-load-Quick Fuel Check-Quick Check: Ignition (Primary)-Quick Check: Ignition (Secondary).
The proper steps to time the Model A
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
In its simplicity a cutout is a magnetically controlled switch that provides a path for current flow from the generator to the battery.
The cutout permits charging of the battery when the engine is running and prevents the battery from discharging when not. Cutouts can be rebuilt.
How to oil the Tyco Vacuum Wiper Motor
The Ford Model A two tooth steering system is designed to be adjustable to compensate for wear.
There are three adjustments to the two tooth steering system that can be made with the steering column in the car.