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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Oil Leak Troubleshooting

Does everyone have a cotter pin in that hole? I didn't realize that had an actual purpose. a quick search reveals

"Q. Why does the new Ford have a cotter key hanging out the bottom of the bell??...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Removing engine/transmission

Can you clarify what your asking for?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,752
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Birthday present

That's a shame,looks like it has nice paint.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,938
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Water vs Antifreeze

This is very valuable advice. Can happen to the young among us as well.

I'm sure many engine have met there fate in the far from normal Freeze in texas
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: 28-29 vs. 30-31 roadster bucket/cab?

30-31 is my preference as well. I do find the opposite for the roadster Pickup bodies. a lot of folk prefer the 28/29 Roadster Pickups than 30/31 style maybe it's due to production numbers. Maybe...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2021, 02:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Any chemists out there?...Red steering wheel restoation

I recall hearing that someone had ground the "plastic" off an antique steering wheel( I don't recall if it was an A). They mixed it with Methyl Ethyl Ketone as a solvent and was able to repair using...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2021, 02:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 591
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Shifter question

I put my shift tower on wrong the first time I had one apart. If I recall, All my forward gears were temporarily...reverse. I won't make that mistake again.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2021, 02:02 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,433
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: A question for old guys

At the age of 31, You guys give great hope that I can continue my 'slight' obsession with these graceful mechanical icons for many more years. Your knowledge and expertise make this hobby possible.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,875
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: LED Headlights

Do you guys know which part number to use for headlamps from LEDLIGHT? 6v Positive Ground generator system.

I have tried to keep this car original, But I like the idea of using the horn and lights...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,741
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: My First Model A - Questions

My experience with the A' :I had a small block Chevy in my first A. Crazy roof, hydraulic brakes. It was fun for sure, but It never satisfied the itch. Making a 90 year old car go fast rarely works...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,805
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: AAA for breakdowns in antique?

I worked for a Local Tow company for a few years. They were a AAA dispatched tow company. Best bet is to call the tow company and tell them you have AAA, you won't have to wait for AAA to dispatch to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,486
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Chassis painting

How do you guys know this stuff!!??
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Extreme front end wobble

Many things could be the cause I would bet kingpin bushings.
But Could be loose lugs, loose drums, misaligned wheels, Loose Spring.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Marvel Carburetors

Try googling Renners Corner
Forum: Early V8 09-30-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 398
Posted By Harpkatt
Wanted Rear Hydraulic Drums

Looking for useable rear drums for hydraulic brake conversion on an A'
I bought complete drums and backing plate from a 'gentleman' who said they would bolt on as is .Only to discover one is cracked...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,655
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Preston “ALL VEHICLES” Antifreeze

Is the "green stuff" really going away? I've never heard of this problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Idling high

Ok, will check linage, throttle shaft and butterflies. Vacuum test if I get past those steps.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By Harpkatt
Idling high

With the idle adjustment screw backed as far as it will go, my engine is still idling a tad high. I recently retimed and re adjusted points but no change. The car runs fine and doesn't seem short on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,947
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: 600w vs 90w

The oil and lubricants in a model a are generally highly debated. Some use "600w" some use the modern equivalent. Some use straight STP additive or a mixture of it.

You can likely get away with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,077
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Original Owner

I'm 30 years years old, I'm not joking when I tell you I've been asked if I bought mine new. No, they weren't joking either.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,207
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Trying Something Different For Heat

Sounds like a plan, hope it works out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,558
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Hydraulic Brake Blunder

Does this ebay kit use the original service brake cross over shaft?

How does this connect to the pedal?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: 31 pickup leaking steering box

Cornhead grease is likely what you are looking for. Read up on that.
Steering housing end plate with the longer tube. is probably what you are talking about.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,960
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Cleaning an early aluminum intake

I've used oven clean and a plastic brush/toothbrush to brighten up and clean aluminum. I'd recommend a test spot.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 823
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Mismatched drums won't fit

You have every right to be confused. When installing hydraulic brakes on an a' some will cut the real axle mounted shock ball as this ball will interfere with the wheel cylinder.Cutting this allows...
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