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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2021, 12:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 829
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Foamy Transmission Oil

“ANY CONTACT”….however slight.
WATER… will give this (contaminated) result appearance.. every time.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 829
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Foamy Transmission Oil

Contaminated oil !!
Water ???
Overfilled !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Antique Nationas yesterday

Your most likely a computer genius…. Compared to my skills. I just like to watch the races and study the cars. And to see how many guys I know ….showed.
Thanks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 676
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Gas gauge gasket disintegrated

I just rebuilt my gas gage… with neoprene gasket.
I tightened by hand (OLD hands). Let it be for weeks and then re- tightened with tool. Seemed to need re-tightened for sure !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2021, 01:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Antique Nationas yesterday

IRF ,
Thanks. Yeah looked like we missed the fun.
Maybe next year !!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 404
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Oil Pan Gaskets

If you can locate pan gasket that is a mix of cork and rubberized material … this is best.
Do not waste $, effort and time with ….OLD BRITTLE cork and or paper gaskets. If using these materials, at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,652
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Mouse retardant - dryer sheets

BEST ?
Moths balls.
Only problem…. catching enough moths as donors !!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Antique Nationas yesterday

Thanks !

ANYONE have video and/ or pictures to share ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2021, 01:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 974
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: 103
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: 3,625
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: 3,142
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: 701
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: 252
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: 252
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: 701
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: 701
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: 701
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: 701
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: 2,088
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: 701
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: 337
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: 604
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: 662
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: 960
Posted By hardtimes
Re: trickle charger

Mine doesn’t….’boil’, it shuts down !
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