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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,316
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Consensus of opinion

If your ashamed at your alternator don't open that side! I have a friend that runs 12v alternator. I have a generator because I like the originality antiquity as others have said. Neither really...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,112
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Hershey Haul

a good amount of vendors for sure, there was definitely a lack of foreign travelers this year. To be expected though I suppose...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2021, 11:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Jumping 6V with 12V battery

I'm one for push starting v jumping. But I guess that doesn't really answer the question.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,909
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: optima battery prices............

Agways typically sell 6V tractor batteries as well
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
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: 1,088
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: 1,494
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: 953
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: 1,764
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: 1,638
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: 782
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: 1,899
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: 307
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: 4,829
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: 2,972
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: 2,972
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: 2,078
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: 570
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: 3,296
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: 757
Posted By Harpkatt
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
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: 1,053
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: 675
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: 2,418
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: 1,338
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...
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