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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,133
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Different strokes for different folks

Hey David,
'should have left rest unsaid'....not true as NO ONE here is a 'MODERATOR', not even the ones who wonder why you say something !


Now, I may be wrong in what I'm about to say, but I'm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By hardtimes
Re: B Rod spec..

Hey Jim,
Thanks much for all your input, very helpful !
Checked as you suggested. BOTH have the stock compression height distance of 1.90625, as you stated ! Well, wasn't thinking of stroker...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2018, 02:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By hardtimes
Re: B Rod spec..

Thanks Pete for your input. I might just go the lightweight route from Ross. Will have to talk with them..again.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2018, 01:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By hardtimes
Re: B Rod spec..

I'm going to call him, to see what the heck on these !
I think that you most likely are correct, in that he did his own machine work and talked of exotic building, when a racer. Hope he is kicking...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By hardtimes
Re: B Rod spec..

Spec sheet says: 'C.H. 1.400'.
Dome height says: 0.500.
Net dome cc's- SPL


Piston weight says: 938 grams.


Note: The way designed, these Ross are same .032 popup (now) as stock . When...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By hardtimes
Re: B Rod spec..

Hey Jim,
So, taking say 1/8" off on both sides would be OK , in you view ?


'lighter is better'...now you sound like my doctor who keeps taking a little off/out ..here/there ! Now he wants to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By hardtimes
Re: B Rod spec..

Hey Ronnie,
Wow, very nice of you to share these drawings with us , thanks !
ursus' measurement of 1.600 was/is right on with drawing numbers !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By hardtimes
Smile Re: B Rod spec..

Hey John,
Yup, 1" pins in these Ross. For 4" bore. Modern ring pack.
I hear what you are saying regarding reciprocating weight. I'm in a bad way with these pistons, as they have .680 dome...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By hardtimes
Re: B Rod spec..

Hey harry,
No, that's one thing that we never looked at or discussed. Would have liked to examine those when you had them. Maybe tooo heavy, don't know. I've seen some really weird and very heavy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,109
Posted By hardtimes
Re: The right way to use waterglass

Hey Don,
The 'name' pretty much says it all in two words, i.e.- water and a solid (compound of sodium oxide and silicon dioxide) that is put into and will MIX with the water.


Very useful and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 786
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Seat Belts

My suggestion would be for the longer of these two lengths given.
I regret putting shorter length is my A ('30 roadster). When someone who is ...larger than small/medium , gets in to ride , the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By hardtimes
Smile Re: B Rod spec..

Hey Jim,
Thanks much for your input !
Yes I've thought about that, but do not have rod end to figure with. I'm thinking of using crower rods again. And, I think that the WIDTH of the small end of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,109
Posted By hardtimes
Re: The right way to use waterglass

If you are talking about Sodium Silicate, the directions for proper useage are on the container, at least these instructions have always been on the bottles I've used.


Essentially, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2018, 01:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By hardtimes
Smile Re: B Rod spec..

THANKS much , ursus !
I've got to modify some Ross pistons and your help / info is appreciated !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By hardtimes
B Rod spec..

Anyone have a B rod handy to measure the small end WIDTH size/spec ?


And, do A/B rods have same small end width ??


Thanks !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By hardtimes
Re: New B head progress.

Hope the OHV sample is aluminum also !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,145
Posted By hardtimes
Smile Re: Afraid I opened a can of worms

OR, get some hearings 'aids', and figure out how not to lose them...as they are very expensive !!


As to OP query , if you've done the hard work of dropping the pan, etc....why not take the rod...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By hardtimes
Re: New B head progress.

Hey Tod,
NICE 'crowfoot' type combustion chamber !
I'm thinking that this would run well at 7:1 CR.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 961
Posted By hardtimes
Re: engine oil

Hey J,
I've used ROTELLA 15/40 wt oil in my B engines for decades. IMV, it is called/known as 'diesel' oil, because it contains elements that make it suitable, maybe preferable, for diesel engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By hardtimes
Re: 31 Roadster doors

For what it's worth, I just rec'd my new SNYDERS catalogue. It has new roadster doors for a number of applications (skins/full/different yrs).


Give them a phone call and discuss origin of their...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Oil seeping from head/block

You don't say whether OHV head or not, but be advised that flathead head does not have oil up top as a normal function of that design.
So, how could oil be coming from up there ? Well, if your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,274
Posted By hardtimes
Smile Re: Front spring question.

I agree with the 're-use' statements.
Especially, if is doesn't have any broken leafs and still measures 31", as you state.
Heck, if that were my spring, I would have started out with a much...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Head studs

Hey Mark,
ARP is a source that I've known guys to use for such bolt use in A/B engines.


This might be a 'fine' point to consider, but in my mind an important one.
Seems to be that Fords'...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By hardtimes
Smile Re: 1929 Deluxe Roadster - not

Hey Martin,
Purist or not, I'm a little concerned that you weren't informed , by seller, that your purchase was not a deluxe A and that the top is a 'HOMEMADE' job. You should at least put your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Head studs

Everyone seems to have their preferred method for doing specific tasks, including stud install. My question to you when reading of this stud install method is...how does this method work when the...
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