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Old 01-27-2013, 11:17 PM   #81
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:20 PM   #82
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What was the solution on this thread from last year? Seems to be covering all of the same ground...

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What was the solution on this thread from last year? Seems to be covering all of the same ground...

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showth...ferrerid=16136
Beside threads on why someone MUST change things on their A, what really bothers me is when various solutions are given to a problem and we never hear from the person with the problem again. What do they do sell the car?
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:05 AM   #84
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I was the one that started the thread a couple of weeks ago with the same problem Gary and I are still working on problem when we find it we will let you know. The thread was under backfire
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:33 AM   #85
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I was the one that started the thread a couple of weeks ago with the same problem Gary and I are still working on problem when we find it we will let you know. The thread was under backfire
Thanks for the update sorry you are still having problems?
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:13 AM   #86
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Fuel tank bright and clean and shinny from the tank valve lines sediment bowl to the carb Gas flows VERY steady.
The same thing with my mates Suzuki. It would have a good flow of fuel, as the lizard was not blocking the fuel pickup every time it was checked. I still think emptying the tank, and then removing the tank to looking for a small object needs to be done. It's a pain in the rear, but it is the only way to ensure there is nothing in the tank.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:21 AM   #87
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I have been having similar problems and think I may have located the offending part. I won't know for sure until it arrives and I install it. The mystery part may be the POINT BLOCK. I discovered that mine is not holding the fixed point securely. It may be that when the distributor heats-up the threaded hole for the fixed point expands causing intermittent contact. I will report back probably Thursday.

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Old 01-28-2013, 07:29 AM   #88
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The same thing with my mates Suzuki. It would have a good flow of fuel, as the lizard was not blocking the fuel pickup every time it was checked. I still think emptying the tank, and then removing the tank to looking for a small object needs to be done. It's a pain in the rear, but it is the only way to ensure there is nothing in the tank.
The small filter that fits into the shutoff valve should prevent any blockage at the entry port.
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It may be the point block mounting bolt being to long. As the points wear thiner the arm part will hit it as it heats up.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:16 AM   #90
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OK, MR. Gnat made me remember a problem I had a long time ago; Is it possible the upper dist. plate is warn or too small to fit closely? I had one that when warm or just vibration would move it and cause problems, when I tried to restart I would naturally move the advance/retard lever, that would pull the plate back to where it would run,
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Gary WA, are you in Florida helping SGWILSON904 solve his problem? Because if you aren't, you'd hijacked his thread and we've been replying to your posts and not solving SGWILSON904's problem.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:49 AM   #92
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Gary WA, are you in Florida helping SGWILSON904 solve his problem? Because if you aren't, you'd hijacked his thread and we've been replying to your posts and not solving SGWILSON904's problem.
Yeah, Gary, tow that truck of yours and come on down here to the sunshine and we'll figure this out! Wonder if we've got the same problem?...I can certainly understand your frustration in trying to find the answer!
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[SIZE="7"]1) Starter mounted fuse holder. Some of these holders were assembled with a rivet through the plastic and after time of heat cool, etc. this rivet loosens and opens the ignition ckt. (bypass or remove this fuse holder. 2) The micro plastic fuel filter mounted in the sediment bowl does not like Ethanol and will swell, restricting the fuel flow (remove this filter)!
These issues I have experienced first hand!! Driving your A is worth all this work to get it on the road again!
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:00 PM   #94
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WOW ! I too thought Wilson & Gary Wa were working together. The way Gary was answering the possible solutions. It's like a 2 for 1 sale. Good Luck Men! I hope its solved soon.

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Ditto on the Fuse holder,had that problem too,new fuse holder solved it . also the wire in the Dist. When I moved the timing advance lever to full advance it would shut off the motor ,Changed out the short wire and fixed that problem .Please Let us all know when you find out the cure !!
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I haven't had achance to read all the replies, but I had a similar problem with the first Model A I bought.
I bought all new ignition wiring rewired the way Henry had it 81 years ago.
This fixed all gremlins, and haven't had a problem since.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:48 PM   #97
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did you check the wire between the the top and bottom plate on the distributor.....it often causes intermitent problems.
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I haven't had achance to read all the replies, but I had a similar problem with the first Model A I bought.
I bought all new ignition wiring rewired the way Henry had it 81 years ago.
This fixed all gremlins, and haven't had a problem since.
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this vehicle has been running great! all of a sudden it started acting up after the Xmas parade in Dec.
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I have been having similar problems and think I may have located the offending part. I won't know for sure until it arrives and I install it. The mystery part may be the POINT BLOCK. I discovered that mine is not holding the fixed point securely. It may be that when the distributor heats-up the threaded hole for the fixed point expands causing intermittent contact. I will report back probably Thursday.

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Thanks but we in Washington replaced the distributor with a KNOWN GOOD ONE!!!!!!
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:08 PM   #100
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Mitch//PA, I'm not a parts changer and we know the problem, it's not running correctly!!! I have three model A's built by me and others no problems there! As far as Sgwilson904 thread I was JUST trying to help him out with a similar problem he has! I apologize if I took over HIS thread! I wasn't the one who continued his thread, it was all the replies that we in Washington have tried with no results. Seems as tho you don't have the answer for the correct fix EITHER! I'll leave it here and be even nicer!!!!! Have a Good Day!!!!
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