Tech Q&A - Troubleshooting

Although the Model A is a relatively simple machine, sometime a mechanical failure will occur, perhaps while on a tour. This page offers articles and illustrations that will be useful to diagnose and repair these problems. We thank the authors for allowing these articles to be presented here.

Troubleshooting the Electrical System This chart, from "Model A Mechanics Handbook" by Les Andrews, helps to diagnose problems in the Model A electrical system.
Ignition Timing MAFCA Technical Director Les Andrews (1998) answers a reader's questions about the right way to time a Model A engine.

Last Updated: 01/19/2009