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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 888
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Gen charging Q

Ha ha...more trouble than Jesse James !
I'm had some 'trouble', more or less most of life...Jesse was a friend of mine !!

Anyway, you say its a '33. I believe it, as this is on my '32 five...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2020, 01:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By hardtimes
Re: A/B engine build info./technuque Q

Hey Jim B,
I believe your vote and advice for all Babbitt.
I have an old racer friend. He is a bit older than you. Years ago, he sent a B blk, out of a ‘32 pickup to Ora for rebuild.


He is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2020, 01:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 888
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Gen charging Q

Uh huh !
“Draining the battery”....is what has been happening !!
So...switch the two wire connections ?
Wow hoping it is that simple !

So, I’ve had it on a trickle charger 24/7.
Thought MAYBE...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 888
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Gen charging Q

You guys are really helpful and therefor, this will be figured out !
I just added pic , maybe viewing the 'CUTOUT' will make opinion change ?

Now I'll give your third brush change method a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,534
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Crime Does Not Pay.

Hey John,
Hmm, let's hope that 'they' ended up noticing that was used oil , and could/did use it in their vehicle.

When as a youth, used oil was only oil I ever used...just kept adding to what...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By hardtimes
Re: A/B engine build info./technuque Q

Thanks for corrective information. Conflation of the two / things is common these days. I'll call Ora directly for my answers.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 888
Posted By hardtimes
Gen charging Q

I'll try to picture the device that's on top of my generator.
If it shows, I'd like to know if anyone has seen such and how is it adjusted ?
My amp gauage shows negative, until I rev to an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By hardtimes
A/B engine build info./technuque Q

I'm sure some of you guys know of Schwalms (Ora) in Skokie Illinois.
I havent talked to Ora or Mrs for very long time.
Anyone can say whether Schwalms does inserts (vs Babbitt) in their A/B...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Stipe shocks...

Like everything else that Bill has made for our hobby...the best that can be had !
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 875
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Need to know

Hey Hope,
CERAMIC SEAL aka liquid glass is your friend in this matter.
Like Ronnie says....'follow instructions' of product.
That being a small crack is GOOD ! It should be good in no time.
My...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,640
Posted By hardtimes
Re: 1938 Flathead V8 Race Motor-What’s it worth?

That steering wheel is off of a 1930/'31 Ford, with some kind of gadget holding it to post.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,640
Posted By hardtimes
Re: 1938 Flathead V8 Race Motor-What’s it worth?

Hey Miller,
NO, not welded/beefed up....what you are looking at is known as a TIN SIDED block ! I wont go into why anyone (FORD) would do that !! NOT GOOD!!

As for V8 60 in a model a TRuck, I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,742
Posted By hardtimes
Re: This AWFUL Bug...Explained!

Thanks friend, Dick, from all of us that missed your help on the first round !!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By hardtimes
Re: 16" bent spoke kelsey hayes wheels to later truck

Hey duke,
Besides mounting problems mentioned, 16 bent spoke Kelsey are 40 spoke (?).
I wouldn't use them for your stated /intent purpose.

I have original Kelseys. BUT, for strength, I got a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2020, 01:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,742
Posted By hardtimes
Re: This AWFUL Bug...Explained!

oldford2,
where is it headed ??

Ryan is a young strong man, but as a man, he is not beyond reach of a world pandemic...you think ?

I'm one of the white haired people that cannot afford...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2020, 12:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,485
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Nothing better to do but work.

Your very first picture of rebuilt transmissions , is what's on tap.
Wish you were in my area, I'd be a customer, for sure. Looks like nice work that you do, and I am in need with no one like you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 996
Posted By hardtimes
Re: What Year Is This Coupe ?

I'm with you (in age and thought).
Lucky for us, there are dreamers, thinkers and doers !
ANYBODY, even me, can rebuild most of that which has already been built (I.e.-restore). I say most,...
Forum: Model-A 03-22-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 112
Posted By hardtimes
front drive KONG ignition.

I'm building a B type engine. Am looking for a few parts. Contact me for condition/PRICE, if you can help:
KONG front drive ignition, and
Dual OHV (and/or cam) Head ;
Gemsa OHV head.

Would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-16-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 16,550
Posted By hardtimes
Re: First Flathead Build

'10 years on a stand, and heads loose'
The old guys often knew what was and wasn't worth their time/money, eh....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-16-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By hardtimes
Re: '32 BB truck builder info wanted

Hey Seabees,
If/when you know, post list of needed AA parts you looking for/need.

I belong to a club where this old timer has tried to have me take some AA trucks off of his hands....ha.
Anyway,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,119
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Talking Winfield.....

Hey Jim B/ Dan,
Have either of you ever seen that Winfield OHV combustion chamber shape ? Is is 'typical' winfield shape...like iron flathead ?

As the pictured Winfield OHV head was fastened down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,857
Posted By hardtimes
Re: High Torque Starter 12v to Ford Model A

I've used the NEW type drive on my original '30 starter motor for many years.
I'd suggest this mod to old starter. No damage.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,448
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Timken Throw out bearings

"Rumbleseat"....thanks Mac !
I felt lucky just remembering that HE told the story/process, Ha !!

BTW, your stated position makes best sense regarding TOB.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,448
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Timken Throw out bearings

Good question for discussion ! I say YES, grease does harden (degrade)
with time.

Any petrochemical experts here to give their input ?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,448
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Timken Throw out bearings

Hey Mac,
I've got several different TO bearings , new.
Ive found that there IS a difference to the feel of one from another and wondered...WHY ?
Only thing that comes to mind, is the TYPE OF...
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