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Model A Instruction Books - US Manuals

By Rick Black
Medford Oregon

 

 

Original 1931 Manual

 

 

1928 - Five versions - Copyright Date is 1928 on page 2.
The key to telling them apart is to study the photos in the book. Specifically, the following:
Refer to Page 7 Figure 2 - Instruments and Control Levers
        and Page 15 Figure 6 - Transmission and Clutch

Version 1
Figure 2 - emergency brake to the left of the driver's compartment
Figure 2 - a round gear shift knob
Version 2
Figure 2 - emergency brake to the left of the driver's compartment
Figure 2 - a mushroom gear shift knob.
Version 3
Figure 2 - emergency brake in front of the shift lever
Figure 2 - squeeze grip emergency brake handle
Figure 6 - the multiple disk clutch
Version 4 - View Photo
Figure 2 - emergency brake in front of the shift lever
Figure 2 - squeeze grip emergency brake handle and mushroom shift knob
Figure 6 - shows the single disk clutch
Version 5 - View Photo
Figure 2 - emergency brake in front of the shift lever
Figure 2 - push button emergency brake handle and round gear shift knob
Figure 6 - shows the single disk clutch

1929 - Two versions - Copyright Date is 1929 on page 2.
The key to telling them apart is to study the photos in the book. Specifically, the following:
Refer to Page 7 - Figure 2 - Instruments and Control Levers

Version 1
Figure 2 - emergency brake is forward of the gear shift lever
Version 2
Figure 2 - emergency brake is to the right of the gear shift lever

1930 - Four versions - Copyright Date is 1930 on page 2.
The key to telling them apart is to study the photos in the book. Specifically, the following:
Refer to Page 7 Figure 2 - Instruments and Control Levers

Version 1 - Figure 2 - Instrument panel has oval speedometer
Version 2 - same as Version 1 but includes section on AA Trucks

Version 3 - Figure 2 - Instrument panel has round speedometer
Version 4 - same as Version 3 but includes section on AA Trucks

 

1931 - Two original versions (See "Reprints" below) - Copyright Date is 1931 on page 1.
The key to telling them apart is to study the photos in the book. Specifically, the following:
Refer to Page 20, Figure 11 - Fuel System
        and Page 22, Figure 12 - Carburetor

Version 1 (early 1931)
Figure 11 - Gas Tank/engine - Fuel Shutoff Valve on passenger side
of the firewall under the gas tank and sediment bowl attached to firewall. - Photo
Figure 12 - Carburetor - no sediment bowl. - Photo

Version 2 (Late 1931)
Figure 11 - Gas Tank/Engine - Fuel Shutoff Valve on indented firewall - Photo
Figure 12 - Filter bowl is attached to carburetor - Photo

Early and late Firewall Comparison
Click on the photo to Enlarge

Early and late Carburetor Comparison
Click on the photo to Enlarge

 

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Last Updated: 01/14/2013
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