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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-31-2020, 01:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 874
Posted By hardtimes
Re: How To Make and Aluminum Engine Block

Are you saying that there’s a FLATHEAD in there ?
FORD made / invented the cast iron V8 Flathead !
At best, this should be called a ‘flathead’ clone type engine.

If naming it a ‘flathead’....is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,595
Posted By hardtimes
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 525
Posted By hardtimes
Re: oil pan modification

Look around. You will find different ideas/plugs for ‘fix’.
One type that has been available for years, is a plug with a drain valve built in. And it has a small ‘pipestub’ to attach a rubber drain...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,743
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Banger Engine Build

Hey Bob,
You scare hell out of me, by talking these numbers....WITH MECHANICAL BRAKES !!
That said, back in 2002 I had all ĎImprovementsí that you mention...and more done for 10K.
However, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,035
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Feedback on modern tube shocks for Model A's

Pete is giving best advice, that matches my experience !
However, I put MG (rebuilt) shocks on a model A Roadster. They gave a wonderful ride and steering control !!
Best part, rebuilds are very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Senility Strikes .

Hey John,
'Time isn't on my side' (or some such), an old song title. A world wide condition...
I just found a wrench, in my back pocket, that I put there last week !!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2020, 01:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 834
Posted By hardtimes
Re: 39 transmision build

Iíve used a HARD drill to replace worn pin. Never have to worry about it wearing out . A little tough to cut to size, was only problem
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 726
Posted By hardtimes
Re: 5 Bearing cam ?

Hey Pete,
Hm, greek to me ! I failed both math and cam making.
You would get along great with builder, as he talks just like you:)...!
Thanks much for your input !!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 726
Posted By hardtimes
Re: 5 Bearing cam ?

Hey John,
mr. 'no idea', Ive sent you a pm.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 726
Posted By hardtimes
Re: 5 Bearing cam ?

Hey Jim B,
John is correct, a D it is.

I got a 5 bearing ('28 cam) from you maybe year or two ago. You set it up for me (dual grind) to run a cast iron 4 port Riley on a D engine. Can't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 726
Posted By hardtimes
5 Bearing cam ?

Does anyone make a FIVE (5) bearing cam for A/B block ?
It can be a blank that needs to be machined (preferred)

I think that I remember Bill Stipe having such equipment ? He is not in business...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,518
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Timing gears use.

Hey John,
'not sure what he is planning for intake manifold'

Steve has stated that he intends to have an intake with OPTIONS for buyer/owner.
From say strombergs, to blower platform, etc. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,060
Posted By hardtimes
Re: We've lost another one

Hey Bob,
Thanks for sharing. This is sad news, indeed !
I will miss Herm's sage detailed A/B engine knowledge.
He was so helpful. I always took it that he was much older, because of his laid...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,518
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Timing gears use.

Hey John,
Well, with the amount of work that you do and type of engines you work, you sure have enough experience and finished product to qualify , IMO, as an expert on this subject.

I am aware...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,518
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Timing gears use.

Hey John, yes 5 brng cam (Jim B).
Great info and lots to think on , thanks !
Iíve always been advised that...cast iron & alum...not best used together! Iím a believer. So itís a matter of locating...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2020, 02:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,518
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Timing gears use.

Hey Pete,
Ha, I do like a bit of noise /whine with my smelly four bangers !
Your skills/knowledge had me thinking of calling you for this build ! But you are so far away. Yeah, racing comes to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2020, 01:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,518
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Timing gears use.

Hey John,
Danís gear sets are only timing gears Iíve used.
Backlash is very important issue.
Iíve used his straight cut gear sets before (bronze/steel), without problems.
I like the noise, but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2020, 01:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,518
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Timing gears use.

Hey Jim B,
‘dist drive tend to pull cam to the rear’....hmm, never have heard or knew of that info !! Thanks. Then how important is cam button/spring ?
Is this rearward pull much increased with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2020, 01:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,518
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Timing gears use.

Hey Pete,
I have front covers set up as you suggest, thanks.
Seems to me, that use of straight cut timing gears have less wear on cam driven gears and less forward thrust to deal with. Canít think...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,518
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Timing gears use.

Hey Bob,
Same thoughts here.
I'm thinking that the considerable forward thrust, created via camshaft drive gear, can be 'eliminated' by use of a different type ignition type (vs conventionally ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2020, 02:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,518
Posted By hardtimes
Timing gears use.

When building a warmed up A/B , is it best to use straight cut timing gears over, say...helical cut gears ?
I’m mindful of the FORWARD motion being forced on the cam (against cam button/spring)....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-28-2020, 01:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,271
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Stock Duece Coupe

Iím not a fan of mohair either, but it is an indicator of an original car.
My rumble seat appears never to have been used, and it is nalgahide or whatever Ford used there ?
My problem is that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-27-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,271
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Stock Duece Coupe

Hey Tinker,
I've got a '32 5 window, model 18 that is pretty stock. It was 'restored' some years back. Looks good with , what was it...mohair interior ?
The old man had dual pipes and '40...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Model B isert Bearing manufacturer

Hey TK,
I agree that H&H would recognize your situation.
I once opened an H&H B block (years ago).
and bearing use exactly as your. I wrote sheíll numbers down back then. Wasnít thrilled with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By hardtimes
Re: winfield head usable???

RE - READ Jim B response !
He also gave you simple remedy, I. E.- 2 gaskets !

Iíve done it his way, and Iíve cut piston tops necessary amount for clearance to fit your situation Both work.
...
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