Identify by Year
Locate/Purchase Search techniques for locating a Model A
Insure List of insurance companies
Start/Drive How to start and drive a Model A. Includes dbl clutching.

 Roadside Trouble Systematic trouble shooting why the "A" will not start.

Ignition Inspect, time, and learn how it works.
Carburetion Learn how it works. Plus rebuild tips by Tom Endy.
Brakes Utube Video
Tire How to remove the tire skin from the rim.. (modelAbasics video)
Accessories Advertised accessories, parts, & tools from 1928 thru 1931

Links Anything and Everything Model A. (Maintained by Steve Plucker on the Fordbarn)

Sooner Model A Club



As long as they are not used for commercial purposes, permision is given to use the following graphics for tech articles, club presentations, and posts. By right clicking and copying the animated gifs, they can be placed into a PowerPoint presentation. (Note: They will not animate until the presentation is started). My only request is that you pay it forward and share anything created with others.

Let me know if they are helpful,
Paul Modlin




Click here for a printable .pdf of the above drawing.





Used Up To Early 1930
Used After Early 1930
Champion 429




All had a "3" with a rounded top. The lettering on the porcelain varied from thick to thin and from light orange to dark red

The original plug gasket was a copper wrapped asbestos washer. The copper was rolled over the edge and the asbestos was not visible.

Notes for creating web page.

Intresting Facts

All materials conduct electricity, some just oppose it better than others; hence an insulator.

The Albert Champion Company introduced the “X” spark plug in 1909

“The Champion “X” insulator is what is known as the petticoat type. This insulator is generally conceded to be less liable to foul than insulators of other types, due to the fact that the surface over which the current must travel is greater. Furthermore, these insulators are able to resist fouling, as they are made of material which will not absorb oil: the glaze on the surface is smooth and hard so as to keep the oil from adhering to it.”
Ford Service Bulletin No. 11 Monday, September 1, 1919 Page 81

“Insulators must be strong electrically. Every porcelain insulator is called a di-electric. The material is an insulator at certain temperature, while at others, it becomes a conductor.”
Ford Service Bulletin No. 11 Monday, September 1, 1919 Page 81

If the porcelain is fouled, it should be cleaned with a cloth dipped in gasoline.
Ford Service Bulletin No. 11 Monday, September 1, 1919 Page 81

Links to Model "A" Restoration Guidelines and Judging Standards
Model A Restorers Club (MARC)
Model A Ford Club of America (MAFCA)


For further research visit the following web sites.

Spark Plug Entrepreneurs of the Early Twentieth Century
Article Sparking Discussions: The Champion 3 and 3X
By Rich Street

Spark Plug Site-Chronology of Spark Plugs (Mostly American)
By Wayne Howard McPherson

Spark Plug Collectors of America
Article: Quick History of the SparkPlug