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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2021, 01:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Banger posi traction

Many years ago, when I first met an old 4e4 machinist. He explained how he made a ‘bullet proof’ rear end for old (model A) race cars. With axles that he machined to just be easily installed/and or...
Forum: Model-A 10-15-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 57
Posted By hardtimes
‘39 or ‘40 rear end wanted.

Need a ‘39/‘40 rear to replace the unit in my ‘29 coupe.
If you can help, PM Please.
Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2021, 02:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,475
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Burtz engine

You do know that this (USA) is still a free Country, as to your opinion and buying choices ?
DO NOT BUY from some one and/ or some place that you do not trust…eh !!
I will repeat AGAIN. If you /...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2021, 01:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,952
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Heavy heart

Brent and Family,
What can be said to address the most painful wound that one’s heart can experience. Only those who have been there can truly understand !
Prayers to your Family, from ALL of our...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Frame rivets… or … weld ?

This is the condition that I received this A. Just trying to make the best of what was received. The texas seller misrepresented/lied about the condition of this A.

I do not have the skill and or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2021, 02:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By hardtimes
Re: REAR Radius Rods Q.

Hey John,
Thank you for clearing this up !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By hardtimes
REAR Radius Rods Q.

Are all rear radius rods same size , that is- ‘28 thru ‘31 ?
Are they interchangeable?

I have a spare set that measure about 58 in length. I cant get under cars right now to check lengths. I’m...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Frame rivets… or … weld ?

Thanks,
but that won’t be a problem …as Im working a ‘highboy’ project.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Frame rivets… or … weld ?

I know guys who run their restoration shop/museum for the Simi Valley Club ….Im a member of.
Good tip ! They probably have equipment/knowledge. I check.
Will also check about…. Big Flats Rivets.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Frame rivets… or … weld ?

Good news !
Ill check with Snyders. Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Frame rivets… or … weld ?

Hey Bob,
Thanks for the good useful advice/ info !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2021, 02:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,997
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Never been this old before!

Happy B -Day to you youngster !
I found out hard way …. To look out for number …77 !!
Wish someone had warned me. But that number is in the past now.

Maybe those kids can help with Model A ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2021, 01:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By hardtimes
Frame rivets… or … weld ?

I have to replace the front cross member
on ‘30/31 frame.
This is just driver/beater, but want a good strong job.
Do parts houses sell rivets ?

Welding will most likely be easier and strong. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2021, 12:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Rear Axle Torque

If you have experience, then you set to 100 lbs. If not and quesy stomach… go for 90 lbs…. then after driving for several miles… retorque to 100lbs, line up cotter pin and call it good !
After...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Antique Nationals, #49

Hey Jim B,
Never been, but …but always to, maybe this year, eh !!
Have to have some ‘body work’ done on 10-09-21. Should be ok to travel by 17th. If my chauffeur is willing and God willing…. See...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Ever seen a float cork this bad?

Yup, just did that job.

They sink to the bottom. Doesn’t get worse than that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By hardtimes
Re: trickle charger

Mine doesn’t….’boil’, it shuts down !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By hardtimes
Re: trickle charger

….. Till the cows come home !!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By hardtimes
Engine priming/oiling BEST ideas.

What method have you found easiest with:
-engine in car.
-engine out of car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,563
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Snap-On Dwell Tach

I use Mallory(bullet proof) dists.
One of my units has an alum ID tag riveted
to unit. This tag,unfortunately …. is not
present on all my units (anyone know why ?).
This tag info:
POINT SET...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By hardtimes
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2021, 12:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Trrans adapt q.

Thanks guys
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2021, 12:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Trrans adapt q.

Thanks, Ill check all that out !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Trrans adapt q.

I know a couple of old timers, who have physical maladies that force them to alternate ways to keep using their As. Now Im A owner with problems, but not ready to stop enjoying my As. That’s the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Trrans adapt q.

CC8,
Thats what I appreciate…frank straight forward talk… thanks!
You’ve given me LOT to consider. Your approach works for me. I’ve got some thinking to do. I can use your experience and views to...
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