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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,932
Posted By flexiheep
Re: No condenser??

I had a similar symptom, ran for 30 seconds and then died, every single time..... I played with ignition and finally cleaned out the carb well and it ran just like it should. Reminded me that 90%...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,801
Posted By flexiheep
Re: model A honest value?

Having just gone through trying to value my car because of a wreck, I found older restorations for 12K, newer ones for 15-18K, and solid bodies without a frame for 6....

What I finally came up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,280
Posted By flexiheep
Re: 16" tires

If your willing to go a little wider, there are lots of 215/85/16 tires, from mud tread to highway ribs... They are probably heavier since they are a LT designation (about 40lb each that I saw) but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,384
Posted By flexiheep
Re: Salvage title perception question

I have found this state (NM) to be kind of backwards with respect to some things, I mean, what can you hit in an accident for 10K....... I have made made several people rethink their coverage and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,384
Posted By flexiheep
Re: Salvage title perception question

As an update I finally settled the property damage portion of the insurance recently. In the end they valued the car above the $10K policy limit he was carrying, so since they were going to have to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 48,202
Posted By flexiheep
Re: I could not sit idle, have a new project

I'll keep you in mind when I start working on it, sadly I have to finish up a Jeep project and then repair my coupe after it was hit by a drunk driver and put on it's side. Will be a while until I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 48,202
Posted By flexiheep
Re: I could not sit idle, have a new project

I can probably date myself by saying I spent hours as a kids with his books, and now am reading them to my kids..... Definitely an imagination to come up with all that he did.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 48,202
Posted By flexiheep
Re: I could not sit idle, have a new project

But...but.....but that would be easy and make sense....... :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 48,202
Posted By flexiheep
Re: I could not sit idle, have a new project

Cool looking project, I been working on a speedster design in my head for years, neat to see the two person seating. Keep us updated, or let us know where the updates are.

My newest mental plan...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,384
Posted By flexiheep
Re: Salvage title perception question

That is the answer, it isn't the insurance company who wants to mark the title salvage, it is state law in NM that any vehicle that the insurance company makes a total loss payment on must be marked...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,384
Posted By flexiheep
Re: Salvage title perception question

We started looking at repair, their guy who said he knew nothing about old cars came up with 6500 to repair, but ignored the brake hardware damage, a lot of the steering system and the fact that the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,384
Posted By flexiheep
Re: Salvage title perception question

Well, I found the official definition of "non repairable" from the NM motor vehicle code section 66-1-4.12:


A. "nonrepairable vehicle" means a vehicle of a type otherwise subject to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,384
Posted By flexiheep
Re: Salvage title perception question

That is the $64,000 question.....

Currently my Insurance company can't insure a vehicle in my state with a salvage title..... I am looking into what a reconstructed designation means.

I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,384
Posted By flexiheep
Re: Salvage title perception question

NM appears to be very strick with ins companies and totaling cars, the state requires a form to be filled out and a copy of the title with a salvage stamp submitted with the form. I am not sure what...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,384
Posted By flexiheep
Re: Salvage title perception question

I do have my car insured with my modern, can't beat the price, and I only have liability and uninsured motorist. I figure if I personally at am fault I will fix my car (may change one I fix it and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,384
Posted By flexiheep
Re: Salvage title perception question

This would be the best and I plan to present that to the ins tomorrow as an option. I thankfully haven't had much experience with this type of thing, but it seems that NM has some interesting rules...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,384
Posted By flexiheep
Re: Salvage title perception question

Still looking into this, but interesting things I have found:

Talked with a MVD guy who has totaled a vehicle in NM, said he got the title stamped by the ins company, and just paid registration...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,384
Posted By flexiheep
Re: Salvage title perception question

Well, I started to look at the forms the Ins compant fills out for a "total loss" in NM, not promissing......

From Form MVD 10005 Application for Non Repairable Certificate:
A non-repairable...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,384
Posted By flexiheep
Salvage title perception question

Ok, long story short, my A was hit by a drunk driver (charges for DWI and wreckless driving on him), I am now past the repair cost and on to the total loss dept of his insurance company. We are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,595
Posted By flexiheep
Re: Engine lopes then dies

X2 on a carb cleaning. My car was doing the same thing, run for a little while, then die, I was convinced it was electrical because it was so consistent with how long it ran before it died. Cleaned...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,569
Posted By flexiheep
Re: Need some insurance help

That is what I have also, regular NM plates and regular old Allstate Liability ins.... They don't care about where it is stored, but then again if I wreck it it comes out of my pocket.

Not sure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,935
Posted By flexiheep
Re: It's Head Cracking Time

Add me to the cracked head club, I installed a leakless pump a couple years back and forgot to pay attention to how much water I was adding over the last 2 years. When we had our nasty cold snap...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,579
Posted By flexiheep
Re: Black wheels, blackwall tires, black car.

Here is my coupe ib all black, painted about 40 years ago or more, please excuse the snow, it is the only good picture I have of it right now.
Don't forget the black bumpers, mirror and headlight...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 18,165
Posted By flexiheep
Re: 12 Volt Conversion

If your going to bolt on a 6v alt, why not go 12v.....
I went 12 because I had a good alt off a Jeep cherokee on the shelf (get at any part store, did use the small diameter Snyder pulley) and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,277
Posted By flexiheep
Re: Country of Origin of Modern Type Bendix

If you really care, this is the way to go, makes it very obvious to the sellers that it matters to you. It also helps reinforces there decisions if they made a choice to carry a US built part.

I...
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