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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,441
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: 479
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: 479
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.

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: 479
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: 85
Views: 14,157
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: 3,053
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: 3,034
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: 2,576
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: 4,419
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: 571
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Uncle Max...

Hey pete,
Thanks !
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
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: 2,010
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: 1,201
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: 4,208
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: 986
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: 1,161
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: 826
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: 1,924
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...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Constructing an engine 1930's

Thanks for sharing !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,948
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Model B engine serial number question

I don't know anything of your 'casting', whether you meant inside and/or outside, in your original posting.

I can tell you that my Russian B casting inside and outside was and is equal to or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 977
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Eubanks crankshaft

I bought from Dan at Turlock swap backin approx 2002.
Joe Sivil has a hand in bldg my Russian B with Dan’s crank. It was taken to a crank specialist for exam/evaluation prior to install in B. This...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,274
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Best Rear Main Seal

My use of an A pan with B rods, is that you WILL have to dimple A pan for clearance...even with use of modern nuts.

Can a fillet radius be too big on a crank ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By hardtimes
Re: New Windfield Cast Iron Head Feedback ?

I have the first 'experimental' cast iron head with 'crowfoot' chamber by Tod. It was made several years ago. It was made up at 7:1, but I boosted it to approx 8:1

Tods first version of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,274
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Best Rear Main Seal

Thanks Jim,
75 it is for these Tilton !
Merry Christmas to you/yours, and ALL here ! I'm hoping next year is a bit better than this one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2018, 01:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,274
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Best Rear Main Seal

Hey Jim B,
In your experience, is there any downside to using, say, 6 to 8 flange bolts ?
And, I know the type aftermarket bolts you use. What torque (ft lbs) do you use with those bolts ??
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