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Forum: Early V8 02-18-2020, 11:56 PM
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Posted By hardtimes
'32 B (four banger) valve cover/oil filter cover...

Custom built show polished valve side cover for '32/'34 Ford B engine.

Has full oil filter and filter attachment to valve side cover !

Cover has TWO rows of oil galley fasteners, for positive...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 641
Posted By hardtimes
Re: 32-34 4 cylinder motor.

'to get where I'd want to get' !
I'm with your thinking all the way on this matter.
I didn't mean to sound discouraging, regarding a strongly built four banger build. However, I've been there,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Electric fuel pumps...

Hey Pete,
Yeah, I do just that...run the carb till engine stops.
That being said, sounds like you have a fuel leak that should get your attention...before something bad happens. Luck to you !
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By hardtimes
Re: '32 model 18 GAS CAP....

Thanks guys for your input/help !!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 641
Posted By hardtimes
Re: 32-34 4 cylinder motor.

Its a crap shoot, i.e.- will you spend more $ to dress up a V8, or a 4 cyl , AND make either bullet proof..as to durability and longevity.

Look at what Charlie says first. That is, see where...
Forum: Early V8 02-08-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 73
Posted By hardtimes
'32 model 18 GAS CAP....

Any of you guys have a '32 gas cap (no lock). Beat up is ok, as long as it keeps gas in till I can straighten out my bent up locking cap.
Thanks ,Rick
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By hardtimes
'32 model 18 GAS CAP....

Someone wanted gas...so pried off my locking Drake cap.
Until I can get this one fixed and replacement key, can anyone suggest a temporary replacement type cap. Any condition as long as it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,595
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Bruce Lancaster's Memorial Service

Thanks Pete for posting this information.

Bruce was a 'distant' friend that traded parts and information with me. I always found him and his detailed knowledge of all things Ford , fascinating !...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By hardtimes
Re: '32 steering box questions ?

Again, thanks for all your suggestions !
I've used them to remedy my steering box leak problem !:)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By hardtimes
Re: '32 steering box questions ?

You guys are the best, thanks for all your input ! I have a couple ideas now to fix the leak problem.

Q:
Can the F100 box , rebuilt/modified (Mel Gross), be installed on a '32 ?
I'm thinking...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By hardtimes
'32 steering box questions ?

My '32 steering box has sat neglected (no lube) for long time.
Filled with heavy lube oil and it leaks badly out of bottom. Haven't messed with car for years.
Is there a 'seal' of some sort at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 15,525
Posted By hardtimes
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Hey Terry,
Thanks for excellent detail, pictures/diagrams and report !
There is an aluminum engine (Donovan D) that used to be available from Mrs Donovan in very small quanity, i.e....only 30 ever...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,110
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Tod's engine block

Hey Tod,
An Aluminum OHV Head (copy/clone) of my broken Schofield , would look good on my 3 main aluminum block that you are working !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,108
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Counterweighted Crank

Hey Pete,
Are those crickets I hear..
My favorite fishing bait !

Schalms does nice A/B engine work. Why not ask him, if your going to have him do work for you ?
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 03-18-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,637
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Engine Rebuilder

You may be right on with this recommendation.
This man (Prus) is the same builder who built the FIRST ever new cast iron model a block. He built it for Tod Buttermore. He used mostly used parts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,523
Posted By hardtimes
Re: What's the latest you can remember anyone using an A?

'Anyone' ?
Well, how about the 'oldest model A lover'.....maybe ever. I (with affection!) called him. Lots of great info/stories he told to me.

My FIL and only friend. Just passed very...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Uncle Max...

Hey pete,
Thanks !
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By hardtimes
Uncle Max...

I'm all thumbs on this machine.

Can someone point me to Uncle Max contact info ?
Thanks much !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,086
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Tubeless 16" tires

Hey AL,
As stated, in answer to you OP, yes they will work !
However, depending on the condition of your wire 16" rims, you should consider using 'radial tubes' with your radial tires.

I have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,227
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Taking time to thank people or expecting people to call in regaurds to an ad

I second your comments/sentiments !
I differ , now, in that I no longer give away parts, where you still believe .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,310
Posted By hardtimes
Re: A Chinese radiator in a Model A?!!!

Hey maako,
Thanks for your input !
Did you have to modify anything on your model A for fit/finish ?

A model a bud has run one of these in his '30 coupe for a couple years now.
He gave me the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,000
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Turlock CA 2019 Swap Meet Coverage

Big 3 is a swap meet that I still to get to, even tho it is 'only' 150 mi south of lalaland.

Anyone know if there is an RV park type place, if a guy wants to stay for more than a day ?
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,206
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Mini starter

Hey Wick,
I've used this type starter for years now. Never changed the ring gear (other than to put a new one in when assemble new engine.

I've never encountered a problem with this starters...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 832
Posted By hardtimes
Re: How was Turlock this year(2019)?

Hey Dan,
I second your input and evaluation regarding Saturday !
It was nice to see you again and to talk 'shop'.
As usual, I used up about a third of the day talking to old acquaintances and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,953
Posted By hardtimes
Re: counterbalanced crankshaft

This subject, i.e.- crankshafts, including the ones that you name, has been discussed any number of times in the past here. If you can 'search' files for these discussions, IMO you will find a lot...
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