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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2021, 01:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,106
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Synthetic Oil for Model A

15w40 Rotella, is what I use.
If your in cold country, a thermostat is recommended. If you do few miles and short trips , let the engine WARM UP.
Also, a 180 degree thermostat would be more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2021, 01:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,836
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Water vs Antifreeze

AMEN TO THAT !

Howís that saying go....íyou can lead them to water... they will put it in their enginesí.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,154
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Stud removal; broken stud process Q.

Iím not new to breaking off head studds, by any standards !
I have tried most any method could be thot up.
When a guy knows what to look for, and finds worst conditions... where studs ARE GOING ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2021, 03:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,154
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Stud removal; broken stud process Q.

Has anyone here used a Goodson Tool PSR-500, universal stud remover ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,836
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Water vs Antifreeze

Even young people can gorget... with terrible results !
Burned tops out of two pistons. Blk. froze solid. Middle of morning. Had to run it. Get home or freeze.
Bad behavior... not putting in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,076
Posted By hardtimes
Re: lincon brakes

Braking guizmos for QUICK....anti-skid stopping !
THEY WORK,at least on vehicles designed/built with them !!
EXAMPLE:
If you can drive/survive in LALALAND traffic -in ANY vehicle-your lucky.
So,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2021, 02:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,680
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Lightened Flywheel?

Hey Pete,
Yeah, you convinced me ! Iím a believer in Murphys Law !
Think Iíll stick with STIPES aluminum flywheel !!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Drag link hits the tie rod

I had pretty much same situation...needed very small distance but wouldn't clear.
Heated and bent the arm(s) that the rod attaches to.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,076
Posted By hardtimes
Re: lincon brakes

As I said previously... Boling Bro has figured EVERYTHING out ! Like falling off a log easy.
Not like back in Jim B day, when these guys were real inventors/rodders !
Boling just refined the kit ,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 02:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,154
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Stud removal; broken stud process Q.

Hey John,
Amen to what you state !
Been there done that
Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 02:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,154
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Stud removal; broken stud process Q.

I will be HAPPY, when ...soon...I get my NEW blk from you !! No more messing with this ancient ford rusted stuff !!
Canít wait.... thanks for all YOU have done to make it happen !!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 02:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,154
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Stud removal; broken stud process Q.

Hey Terry,
Thanks much for this great info !
I was talking with Pres of Model A club this morning.
He , a mech engineer, said same as you r input. He said that there is an additional method ,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 02:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,154
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Stud removal; broken stud process Q.

Ive broken my share of extraction stuff over the decades. Enough of that. Iím too old/shaky to keep from breaking stuff.
Since I have 7-8 more to go, Im thinking Tig now.
I was using double nut,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 02:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,154
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Stud removal; broken stud process Q.

Thanks !
I forgot about Vince's site. Wonderful info.
About all a guy needs to know to be successful stud remover !
Now, who sells best Tig ... for this small job ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 01:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,154
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Stud removal; broken stud process Q.

Hey Dave,
I got somewhat lucky , as I worked the broken drill out of the stud
You gave good description of your method of broke stud removal , thanks !
Now I just have to buy a mig or tig, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 03:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,154
Posted By hardtimes
Stud removal; broken stud process Q.

Ok, should have asked...before broke head stud.

What is the BEST last resort effort that you’ve used to extract head studs that will not loosen... short of snapping the stud.

Sickening sound....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 02:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,194
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Pics for your review/ comment.

Hey Kurt ,
Thanks for the pic and info !
That is duplicate od what Iím looking at.
So, in your opinion, this is an original...to this engine... bearing ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 01:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,076
Posted By hardtimes
Re: lincon brakes

As for most these answers, you should remember where you are asking your question, eh !

Now to your question.
I regretfully just sold my Ď30 roadster to a youngster in England....named...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,680
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Lightened Flywheel?

I weighed my just removed B flywheej, with ringgear and bearing.
It weighed 53/54 lbs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,433
Posted By hardtimes
Re: A parts supply stores Q.

Hey David,
Iíll second supporting GOOD Ca businesses.
Today, I received a box of parts. I only ordered them YESTERDAY !
CW Moss must have boxes and sent within the hour. I like that.
Ive also...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,194
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Pics for your review/ comment.

Hey Kurt ,
THANKS for that picture and for your input !
This is first stock Babbitt Ive messes with in many years.

Can you tell me what, if any, modern device (neoprene/alum/otherwise) is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 04:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,194
Posted By hardtimes
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 04:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,194
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Pics for your review/ comment.

INSERTS are only way to go.... when putting as much money as we do.. into these bangers I

This is first babbitted block Iíve had in years !

This one might end up with inserts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 04:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,194
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Pics for your review/ comment.

ANEN !
Im with your input/ evaluation !
Its a B cam, and could use one of Jim B cam jobs.
Maybe already cam cut. Ill run it this cam as is.

You know, talking REAR oil leaks... that is very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 03:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,194
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Pics for your review/ comment.

Hey John,
Let me think on that a moment.... ahhh NO !
This BLOCKíS condition is way better than I expected ! Itís like a nos Diamond B

Lots potential. Deck looks to be thicker than most Bs...
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