Ford Model A

Early 1930 Town Sedan

Briggs Body

Assembled around April 1930 in

Asnieres, France

Engine number 278 6714


Located in Germany

Start of Restoration in 2006

Carburetor ans Accelerator Assembly

Pictures of original condition/disassembly. Restoration has not jet begun.

We bought a used Carburetor at ebay in "as found" condition.


August 15th: Carburator and accelerator assembly disassembled.

August 15th

Carburetor disassembly: The venturi went out with no problems as did the main and idle jet.

Compensator and cap jet broke and had to be drilled out. The was easier than expected, and the threads could easlily be retapped.

The secondary well had also to be drilled outh, for this reason we construced a simple "Carburetor stand".

We followed in all details Les Andrews and Jim Shield (see books)

The adjsting neddle housing we cut with ajig saw and could the unscrew the remaining part with a 3/8 nut. Throttle lever is loose, we try an oversize reproduction. Unfortunately we distroyed the choke shaft an plate during disassembly, very stupid. We thought, the the shaft goes through the plate, but it is the other way round.

The disassembly of the heavily rusted accelerator assembly was no problem.

October 1st: Accelerator assembly ist fnished, spring replaced.

Carburetor is finshed, only the secondary well is replaced with an original part..

First all orifices were closed and the upper and lower body blasted, then painted. All internal jets, new or reused were measured as described in the "How to restore Model A" books, using numbered amaerican drills. Only one orifice had to be closed and redrilled in the proper size. The everything was reassembled, after checking if all internals connections were open. All reused jets were cleaned with an electric drill and wire brushes.