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Forum: Model-A 04-18-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 89
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...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,420
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Why do you own a Model A?

Well I always wanted a hot rod and landed on an A roadster body. After a hodge podge hot rod roadster gave endless trouble I was taken for a ride in a stock Phaeton. I was sold. It rode like a dream...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,332
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Marvel Carburetor

One of my A's has a Marvel carb It runs great but it likes to flood easily and is often hard to start. Much harder than the zenith on my other car. This could be an issue with the mechanic/driver...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 799
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Mothballs

I've heard dryer sheets, but have never tried.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: BIG gap under cowl

I think some pictures would help this issue get some traction.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: 1931 Model A Deluxe Roadster

I would never do this to an A'. BUT that would not stop me from buying one it was done to. Of course there would be a big difference in price from a 'real' A. Did Shay produce both 28/29 30/31 bodies?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2021, 12:33 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,226
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Itís getting harder to drive my A

Ive get a well kept coupe and often drive an RPU. the pickup has seized shocks and the shock links are no longer connected. The RPU is amazingly comfortable ride wise, the tubs a little small for me...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: 30 Coupe Repro Door Handle Problem

If possible post some pictures of the handle and the inside bore.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,223
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Need advise buying a 1930 model A coupe

Hard to say with out pictures. The cost to restore one is way higher than buying one already done. Depends on how far($) you want to take it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Replacing typical rust areas on the 1930 Model A truck

When you apply heat to the panel, the following cooling shrinks the local area. uneven heating and its following cooling are what cause panel distortion. when you weld if you add too much heat the...
Forum: Model-A 02-28-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 205
Posted By Harpkatt
Pneumatic Fender Hammer,Planishing tool USED

As the title says, I am looking for a hand held Planishing Hammer. I'd prefer a good used on to a new Cheaper one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,690
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: 7
Views: 666
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: 2,409
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: 62
Views: 12,293
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: 363
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: 842
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: 753
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: 4,341
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: 2,337
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: 2,068
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: 3,105
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: 1,595
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: 530
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: 926
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Marvel Carburetors

Try googling Renners Corner
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