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Old 04-05-2015, 08:38 AM   #1
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three years a go I brought home my Roadster. I have developed a love hate relationship with it. some times it runs great, others it seems that it dose not seem to run good at all. I guess it just like to sit on the days it dose not run good. but it shure is a fun car to drive
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trying to get the carb adjusted,
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That's a really nice looking car. I'm still regretting not bringing home that roadster we were looking at at Turlock
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trying to get the carb adjusted,
I see the problem! red paint on motor :-) just kidding NICE car !!!
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That's a really nice looking car. I'm still regretting not bringing home that roadster we were looking at at Turlock
that was a Kool car!
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48 brakes, dropped axle, and F1 steering. also has a mitchell
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Looks like a lot of mods. The more you mess with the recipe, the more stuff needs tweaking. I'll bet it's a real runner when it's on it's game though.
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the most I have ever driven in one day is 250 miles, and did not have to open the tool box, I drove it pretty hard that day. the old toad did good!
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Electronic ignition?
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yup, FS distributer and 12 volts
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Sounds like you have moved as far away from a vintage model A driving experience as possible while still running a model A engine. Why not go full street rod and eliminate your last frustration?
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yup, FS distributer and 12 volts
Hey Brendan,
Mike may have hit on something solid in his question !
Did you do the elect ign install or did it come to you already on the car ?

Follow up Q: How long after elect ign install (if you did such) did problem first appear ?

BTW...love the looks/color/stance !!

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Why all the haters? On Easter even. It's his car, it's the way he wants it's. With the exception of the lowered stance. It sound like a lot of the touring cars I know. At least he doesn't have a Chevy 5 speed, air conditioning, white walls and one of those lame cup holders cluttering up the dash.


Lighten up people. It's a great looking roadster any of us would be happy to have.
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Why all the haters? On Easter even. It's his car, it's the way he wants it's. With the exception of the lowered stance. It sound like a lot of the touring cars I know. At least he doesn't have a Chevy 5 speed, air conditioning, white walls and one of those lame cup holders cluttering up the dash.


Lighten up people. It's a great looking roadster any of us would be happy to have.
Who is hating?

We need to know the setup of the car before any intelligent suggestions can be given.

I asked about the ignition because it is more susceptible to problems with incorrect voltage, poor (loose, corroded) connections, such as power and ground then a stock points ign.

If you know of someone that has a stock distributor, you may want to change it out just to eliminate it as the source of the problem. I'm assuming you do not have a spare module.
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Who is hating?

We need to know the setup of the car before any intelligent suggestions can be given.

I asked about the ignition because it is more susceptible to problems with incorrect voltage, poor (loose, corroded) connections, such as power and ground then a stock points ign.

If you know of someone that has a stock distributor, you may want to change it out just to eliminate it as the source of the problem. I'm assuming you do not have a spare module.
Hey Mike,
SPOT ON !!
I haven't seen hate comments, maybe dislike where a guy should maybe pass on over the thread.
To add to what Mike is saying to help here, I have had elect module in my 'stock looking' dist for 10 yrs...without trouble. The MAIN problem with installing this equipment...is exactly as Mike describes. If you look at things closer and objectively, you will see help when it's offered, eh
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i like the tires.
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I haven't seen hate comments
The guy that asked why he hadn't turned it into a toyota corolla.
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... At least he doesn't have... one of those lame cup holders cluttering up the dash...
Whooooooaaaaa. Don't let my wife hear you taking like this. Places for "stuff" are non existent as it is in a pickup. It's also a handy place for her to put her iPhone.
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Very nice looking roadster.... Good luck with getting the bugs out...
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Maybe I spoke to quickly but I hate it when the resto guys gang up on someone. There are many ways to enjoy the A. Brendan has a nice touring car it's just lowered a little.

Mike you were not who my comment was directed at. Your always trying to help people out.in true Model A guy fashion. Thanks for that

Carl if you like them and they work for you that's all that matters.
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Maybe I spoke to quickly but I hate it when the resto guys gang up on someone. There are many ways to enjoy the A. Brendan has a nice touring car it's just lowered a little.

Mike you were not who my comment was directed at. Your always trying to help people out.in true Model A guy fashion. Thanks for that

Carl if you like them and they work for you that's all that matters.
'maybe I spoke to quickly'.....
Yeah, maybe we ALL spoke too quickly !
Reviewing the original post, he complained about his car operation, BUT never asked for help ! A couple of us went into auto pilot and assumed that he wanted/needed help in figuring out his car situation. Again proving the old saying....that when you/me ASSUME.... !

Furthermore, aside from one snide remark, the sum total input was to try solving what was not ask to be solved. Proof of this is that the original poster never came back to help answer questions that might help him...go figure human beings out
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the most I have ever driven in one day is 250 miles, and did not have to open the tool box, I drove it pretty hard that day. the old toad did good!
I just was saying that some days it runs good and others it dose not. I was wondering if you guys experienced the same thing. also not opening my tool box on a 250 mile run was pretty good.
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yup, one day surprisingly sweet, the next sour and surly..

(does not only apply to "the Model A experience")
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Yes. My car has off days for sure. Pet it on the dash and tell her she's a good girl.
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i just say goddam car!
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after my half ass valve job, a wax job, and a full tank of gas, and a oil change and a nice clean oilpan she sure runs good!
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after my half ass valve job, a wax job, and a full tank of gas, and a oil change and a nice clean oilpan she sure runs good!
Brendan,

Sometimes it helps to step away from it for a couple of years!

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Great looking car, I love the tires and stance.
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