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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
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: 48
Views: 2,162
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: 637
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: 825
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: 1,815
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: 1,815
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Considering buying a T

Looks like a money pit. I’d walk quickly away!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 922
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: 29 Model A no spark on 2-4

I would try cleaning the distributor contacts with fine sand paper and also clean the tips on the distributor. Also sand lightly the rotor tip. Make sure the spark plug connectors are tightly down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: 1931 Wide Bed Pickup - Rear Fenders

In the 70s I was restoring a late 31 pickup minus rear fenders. I gave up looking for a good pair of wide bed fenders and settled on using the early short bed. Not for show but fun to drive!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,238
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Rumble Seat Hinges part 2

I also have used the scotch tape method and other than a wrench I have also scotch taped a nut to my finger to get in tight places.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,977
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Marvel Mystery Oil

I have used SeaFoam on working engines, but my suggestion before you start the engine is to drain the pan, checking the drain oil for contamination, refill with 3 qts of new oil and also remove...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,060
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: 40
Views: 2,060
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: 1,245
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 doesn’t work I would try a different distributor of known working...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
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: 2,573
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: 1,232
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: 1,336
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Coil or condenser over heat

I had a similar problem with my ‘56 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: 60
Views: 5,613
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: 54
Views: 4,914
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: 1,240
Posted By ArtimusGordon
Re: Instrument Panel Lamp

This photo might help.447697
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,914
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: 3,102
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: 6,500
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: 2,774
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: 1,182
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 “. ��
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