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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 819
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Gas gauge replacement Q/help.

I dont have a welder, but ‘skinned the cat’ slightly different. If photo comes thru, I used pipe from junk pile. Pop riveted. It worked great !

Note: The guy who cemented my gas gauge… used...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,293
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Crankshaft end-play

Interesting info.
Didn’t know that auto trans would be allowed ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 841
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Parasitic Drain?

[QUOTE=Youngblood;2039071]Hi; I have a 1930, 6 volt positive ground. If I leave the fuse in after shutting off the car, I am experiencing about .2 volt drop in voltage at the battery over about 6...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2021, 03:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,293
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Crankshaft end-play

Hey JIM B,
Did Smaldino use a model A trans or ??
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2021, 02:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Clutch Disk Chatter

So, you found HALF the problem- that is oil on disc, pressure plate, etc.
Now you have to determine where the oil came from. Usual culprit… rear main seal.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By hardtimes
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 819
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Gas gauge replacement Q/help.

Hey Henry,
PM… Done !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 819
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Gas gauge replacement Q/help.

THANKS !
This helps with some similar questions that I had.
I’ll start with the handle ext and add your suggestions. First will try to soften up whatever the “sealer” was/is.
I remember long...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2021, 02:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 819
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Gas gauge replacement Q/help.

GOT IT !
Thanks for your help !
Like your socket idea. A 1/2” breaker bar can then be used !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 819
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Gas gauge replacement Q/help.

Wow, another great idea…. out of necessity this tool may help prevent destruction, as my wrench keeps slipping off nut !

I believe that a combination of you guys ideas will get the job done…...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 819
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Gas gauge replacement Q/help.

Hey Moose,
Some good info/thots, thanks !
Yes… have the panel off.
Cannot picture your air impact wrench setup ?
I am aware that gas gauge is avail new as a unit. May need that, hope not.
I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 819
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Gas gauge replacement Q/help.

Hey JAY,
Im familiar with GOOF OFF, have couple cans. Will consider using it for sure !
Hope it doesnt lift paint ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 819
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Gas gauge replacement Q/help.

Hey Henry,
Great idea !
Leverage is a solution in some cases. This may be one such case !
Thanks !
Would you be able to show a pic of that tool ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 819
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Gas gauge replacement Q/help.

This IS hard stuff, whatever it is. I guessed permatex… because of color.

Situation:
The cork float has become saturated … and sunk to bottom of tank. That’s why I’m attempting to dismantle gas...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 819
Posted By hardtimes
Gas gauge replacement Q/help.

I’m TRYING to remove the outer and inner nuts.
Whom ever messed with this unit previously…. really got carried away, by putting some type of sealant behind the big outer nut. This sealant is black...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2021, 02:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,239
Posted By hardtimes
Re: FRONT model A ‘modern’ seal use.

Hmm, wasnt aware of the Stipe modern front seal ! Will have to contact Bill.
Thanks for your input regarding this modern seal.
For your info, my B engine is out of car and on a stand. That made...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,570
Posted By hardtimes
Re: 3rd engine failure...getting frustrated

Mr goodcar,
You are not liable to ‘scare’ anyone , even if you tried, that is anyone who has experience with cars…. and particularly experience with old cars !
There have been many threads here,...
Forum: Model-A 07-19-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 197
Posted By hardtimes
‘30/31 roadster new parts.

If you are restoring a roadster or making a speedster, I have some new Brookville seat metal parte, AND all the new wood for seat install.
SEE pictures, which are self explanatory!
Would like a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,239
Posted By hardtimes
Re: FRONT model A ‘modern’ seal use.

Hey Patrick,
Tthanks, but I ask and need to know about whether others here can give me important feedback regarding use / efficacy of the modern front seal that is designed for possible better...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,239
Posted By hardtimes
FRONT model A ‘modern’ seal use.

Anyone use this seal successfully ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,004
Posted By hardtimes
Re: crank pulley removal

Just viewed this thread now.
The WINFIELD ‘balancer’ MAY still be available. However, the guy who makes/assembles them… is a bit harder to talk to.
Ill try to again post a pic of (Jim Gordon’s...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,310
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Jim Brierely"s Book

You cannot be tooo smart nor tooo funny.
Both youse input made me smile !

No foul no harm !
Im glad you have found Jim Bs book !
I have his FIRST book. It made me smile also.
Read it !
You...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,034
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Tech help with model A cabin space.

You guys have given me some good info on what to look into/try !
110 here. If it ever cools down, I will attempt to address some of your ideas !
Thanks

Question:
Did ALL FORD coupes have an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By hardtimes
Model A gas guage !

How many model A owners carry a gas ‘gage’ ?
What wood would this FORD gage be made of ??
It looks like black walnut to me.

The stick/gage refers to SEVERAL different shape model A tanks. Did...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,034
Posted By hardtimes
Tech help with model A cabin space.

Ive a 1929 5 window. Need more room/ space for feet/legs. Can barely get my # 11 shoes into car without contortions. With both knees repaired couple times each, Im seeking help from any model A owner...
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