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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Bodywork dish

Shrinking can also be done with a torch, but is less easily controlled and more likely to overheat and over shrink the panel. Practice is needed to get good with either. The shrinking disc is slower...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Paint "Stars" in fenders

From what I've seen flex seal is basically identical to the rubberized under coating. The only car I ever used this stuff on is the only car I've had with rusted floors. Seems to be more trouble than...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,057
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Car Wax

I've always kept my cars motorcyles boats ...Lawnmowers etc well waxed, I've certainly been known to over do it. That said, I've used basically every product under the sun. Heres what I think of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 754
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Is Bars Leak still a good temp fix

This sounds the same as ours in the US
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2021, 12:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,533
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Inner tube advice needed

This is exactly what I was thinking. I was a bike mechanic for years and a lot of times a customer repaired tube had something in the tire or tube that was causing the problem. If the holes keep...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,404
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Engine sputtering - where to go from here?

Check the fuel,I've found water in my fuel and had similar problems. I took apart the carb and found just a few little drops I cleared the sediment bowl and carb and was good to go. Hopefully its as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: coil overheating

Is the coil mounted in the right orientation? Depending on the coil they may not want to be Mounted upside down .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,681
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Information/Opinion wanted on a specific Model A

Best of Luck! Good on you for keeping with family tradition. Car looks great.
Forum: Model-A 07-18-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 264
Posted By Harpkatt
30/31 Roadster inner Door Pass Side

After reskinning my Driver door I started the repairs to my Pass Door (bullet holes etc) I removed the skin and found much of the inner door brazed or rusted away. It looks like I'll need an inner...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,597
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Interesting Comments about you Ride

My friend is 32; a few years ago somebody asked him if he was the original owner of his 31 Roadster Pickup. They were dead serious too.

You've gotta be friendly if you own an A' the whole world...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,701
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Opportunity to buy a 2nd Model A

This sounds like something I would do. But I'm not married so no need!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,701
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Opportunity to buy a 2nd Model A

Just buy the coupe "for her" then you have his and hers cars. "Why should I get rid of the truck, the coupe is your car, SURPRISE"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,927
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Any help for a new guy?

Does it pop back through the carb at all in addition to the exhaust backfire?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Another question...

Think about why you adjust timing in the first place. A given amount of gas will basically always take the same amount of time to burn. As the engine is moving faster and faster into higher RPM you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,917
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Longest trip yet...MPG suck!

As a newbie to the A I got worse fuel economy than I do now, mostly due to shifting habits and maybe not controlling the timing well enough. I noticed a big change when I retimed the engine as well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By Harpkatt
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Carb backfire when release accelerator - Part 2

If you've adjusted your points I believe the next step would be to adjust your timing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: My 29 Roadster

Let's hear it run!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Greg's Drive By

The A community is incredible.

Happy to be a part.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,196
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Starter not quite up to the task after rebuild

The Hagerty Redline videos of the Model a Discussed this issue. The Babbit has to wear in it's clearance. Hagerty used another car to pull/bump start their engine rather than the starter. I have no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,210
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Model A Transmission

I rebuilt a Model a Trans out of the back of my truck during a lunch brake at work. I was in a parking lot down the road. Easier than legos. I did not do the shift tower at the same time. It really...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,565
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Loud Thud

If it was the rubber ball, How would one going about repairing or replacing with an original steel ball?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 823
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Interesting dual-horn '31 radiator shell

Just looking at the local craigslist and found a Shay listed that has 2 horns. Maybe this is where the dual horn comes from?

Forum: Model-A 05-03-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: WANTED Dark Amber stop light

Worked out a deal, Thanks again ford barn.
Forum: Model-A 04-18-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By Harpkatt
WANTED Dark Amber stop light

I currently have mismatched tail light lens, one has a light yellow stop lens the other has a darker amber lens. I'm hoping to find another dark Amber lens. The normal repop dealers only seem to...
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