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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2022, 11:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,248
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: 1930 Tudor accident

Sorry to hear, best luck. Hope you're back on the road again in short order!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: Remove Swirls

There are varied grades of polish just like sandpaper. You have to work through them. However unlike sand paper I like to work backwards. Start with the finest grade and if that doesn't work move to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: 32 Ford Knobby Tires

I appreciate the offer, but my brothers and I are looking for the "look" SO any old tire won't do. Good thought on the other wheels though I have a pair of ford pattern 15"s, a possibility
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: 32 Ford Knobby Tires

Wow how have I never heard of this site. Much easier to navigate than the others too.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Harpkatt
Re: 32 Ford Knobby Tires

You are correct in saying that is not knobby and I agree, Just showing what is there now. Unfortunately the vehicle isn't near me but I do remember looking at the tires and seeing different diameters...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Harpkatt
32 Ford Knobby Tires

Has anyone found a set of knobby tires for 32 Ford Wheels? I have a 30/31 Doodlebug that from the little history I have on the vehicle last had USED tires installed in 1969. They are ROCK solid. They...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,664
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: 2,303
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: 972
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: 2,218
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: 695
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: 1,328
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: 1,775
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: 1,036
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: 1,934
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: 1,767
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: 840
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: 2,124
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: 333
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: 5,015
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: 3,160
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: 3,160
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: 2,171
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: 608
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: 3,535
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.
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