I just stole the neighbor's 1930 Model A for joy ride (I have keys to it) It ran fine except every time I would let up on the gas, when starting down hill, the engine died. It always restarted right away. I am not a good diagnostician, is this a carb setting o blame?
float level is maybe too high?
Try driving along on the level and as you quickly push the clutch down hit the brakes ..hard.
Does it die then?
ADJUST POINT GAP.
Try the easy stuff first.The model A carb needs to be adjusted cold then warmed up! Bud.
We solved it - don't know what was wrong, but it runs fine now. The car came with a Tilotson carb, and we could not get it to run correcly after 2 rebuilds. Gave up and borrowed a Zenith from another T / A buddy. Rebuilt it and it ran much better. However the borrowed carb was requested to be returned "someday". My neighbor had me order a new reproduction Zenith carb from Birdhaven, and I got around to installing it this afternoon, Is that how an A is supposed to run??!!?? Really made a big difference.
PS the car has new points. plugs, and the timing is dead on.