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Old 01-06-2015, 04:03 PM   #21
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Default Re: 1929 model a won't stay running!

Go BACK and reread post#11. If you didn't check that, no need to fiddle with the GAV.

Fuel, air, spark.

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Old 01-06-2015, 05:44 PM   #22
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Default Re: 1929 model a won't stay running!

I had the same problem about a month ago. It turned out to be a clogged gas cap vent.

Loosen the gas cap.
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Old 01-06-2015, 06:39 PM   #23
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I agree with previous poster---no need to fiddle with anything else until you give us results of #11. Speaking of GAV, I have no idea how many turns in and out mine is set. When cold, I just adjust it richer to keep it running smoothly and within a mile I find the "sweet spot". Then leave it alone until the next cold start
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:36 PM   #24
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Default Re: 1929 model a won't stay running!

Welcome to the Barn. Sounds like a fuel issue...I had a similar experience when I brought mine home. Ran great for the maiden voyage, but after a bit, it stirred up rust that had lingered in the tank, which then plugged the line and carb. Then it would only run when choked, and then quit.

I'm sure the veteran Barners here will get you going soon, but you may want to see if there is a Model A club near you, and reach out to them as well. Take it from another newbie...having some experienced folks right there with you is invaluable. In a short time, I've learned what would undoubtable have taken many years...and avoided making some dumb (or dangerous) decisions/mistakes by listening and asking questions.
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Old 01-06-2015, 10:25 PM   #25
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Default Re: 1929 model a won't stay running!

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Bought the car a few days ago ran fine. Brought it home on a trailer and it starts but shuts right off after it starts. I try giving it a little gas same thing happens. Saw some videos on starting procedures and I did all the proper procedures. The car just won't stay running. Anyone have any idea or suggestions? Thanks so much.
Still sounds like a fuel problem.

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Yes gas valve is open
But is any fuel getting out?

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Yes only stays running for a few seconds them dies right Away. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you
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So 1 full turn open for a minute or so then close it almost all the way? Do you think that could be the reason it keeps shutting off?
If it only runs for a few seconds keeping it open for a minute will be of no help. Remove the fuel line at the carb and see if you get a strong stream into a quart jar.

Wait, Did you do anything to the timing before you started the car the first time? Way out of time could give the symptom that it wants to start but won't keep going.
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Old 01-06-2015, 10:48 PM   #26
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Still sounds like a fuel problem.



But is any fuel getting out?





If it only runs for a few seconds keeping it open for a minute will be of no help. Remove the fuel line at the carb and see if you get a strong stream into a quart jar.

Wait, Did you do anything to the timing before you started the car the first time? Way out of time could give the symptom that it wants to start but won't keep going.
I put the spark advance all the way up like the instructions say, and it is doing the same problem, I'm going to check the fuel lines and tank and go from there.
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:47 PM   #27
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Default Re: 1929 model a won't stay running!

I have had a bad coil act this same way. Twice . Are your plugs wet, or is any gas dripping or wet in the carb throat?
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