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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,255
Posted By hardtimes
Re: T5 Valley Machining Kit

Hey Gordy,
"keeping torque tube'....or not.
If conversion done right without keeping torque tube, if time comes when you have to 'PULL' things to fix/replace, removing U-joint makes lot easier than...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-26-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Modern OHV Head

Don't give up , if it is an 'itch' that you just have to scratch !

The fellow who made the great chev four head to A block, died a number of years ago. His creations are sometimes available at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By hardtimes
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,242
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Noise in 2nd gear 39 Transmission

THANKS Mac,
I missed facts on first read !
We are lucky to have you as resource and friend , especially For parts and tech.

The torque tube setup in our cars pose a diagnostic problem as sounds...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,242
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Noise in 2nd gear 39 Transmission

Can you inform US, WHAT Mac found to be the cause of your trans symptoms that you reported here initially ?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,242
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Noise in 2nd gear 39 Transmission

So, did you (with Mac) determine WHAT was cause of trans problem (s) ??
It would be instructive/helpful to all here, to see what Mac found...that caused the symptoms that made you seek help here !
Forum: Model-T 09-20-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,972
Posted By hardtimes
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,686
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

Hey Dannl,
Been there done that, i. e.- chev in A.
SUGGESTIONS:
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If you are a hot rod guy at heart...go for it.
However , IMO, an A is the car world champion....of simplicity ! If you cant...
Forum: Model-T 09-14-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,972
Posted By hardtimes
Track T

Looking to buy a T that is complete. With or w/o engine.
Prefer T with hydraulic brakes system and a ‘39 trans and/ or with automatic.
For install of B engine.
Call: (818) 922-four six four...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,257
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Tremec T170 Transmission Troubles (this issue may be a puzzle)

Does this setup have throwout bearing, with a return spring ?

Maybe spring came out of position/lose.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 930
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Port & Polish Engine

Pete gives you best information, that addresses the question asked ! And is what I've practiced for many years.
Your choice !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Model B motor

Hey ToM,
Bob B has given great advice/info !
I've modified/used both A and B pans on B engines.
I like the A pan on the B. Not hard to modify, except for the bumps to clear the B rods. I've...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-31-2020, 01:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,050
Posted By hardtimes
Re: How To Make and Aluminum Engine Block

Are you saying that there’s a FLATHEAD in there ?
FORD made / invented the cast iron V8 Flathead !
At best, this should be called a ‘flathead’ clone type engine.

If naming it a ‘flathead’....is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,847
Posted By hardtimes
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By hardtimes
Re: oil pan modification

Look around. You will find different ideas/plugs for ‘fix’.
One type that has been available for years, is a plug with a drain valve built in. And it has a small ‘pipestub’ to attach a rubber drain...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,086
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Banger Engine Build

Hey Bob,
You scare hell out of me, by talking these numbers....WITH MECHANICAL BRAKES !!
That said, back in 2002 I had all ‘Improvements’ that you mention...and more done for 10K.
However, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,341
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Feedback on modern tube shocks for Model A's

Pete is giving best advice, that matches my experience !
However, I put MG (rebuilt) shocks on a model A Roadster. They gave a wonderful ride and steering control !!
Best part, rebuilds are very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Senility Strikes .

Hey John,
'Time isn't on my side' (or some such), an old song title. A world wide condition...
I just found a wrench, in my back pocket, that I put there last week !!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2020, 01:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By hardtimes
Re: 39 transmision build

I’ve used a HARD drill to replace worn pin. Never have to worry about it wearing out . A little tough to cut to size, was only problem
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By hardtimes
Re: 5 Bearing cam ?

Hey Pete,
Hm, greek to me ! I failed both math and cam making.
You would get along great with builder, as he talks just like you:)...!
Thanks much for your input !!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By hardtimes
Re: 5 Bearing cam ?

Hey John,
mr. 'no idea', Ive sent you a pm.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By hardtimes
Re: 5 Bearing cam ?

Hey Jim B,
John is correct, a D it is.

I got a 5 bearing ('28 cam) from you maybe year or two ago. You set it up for me (dual grind) to run a cast iron 4 port Riley on a D engine. Can't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By hardtimes
5 Bearing cam ?

Does anyone make a FIVE (5) bearing cam for A/B block ?
It can be a blank that needs to be machined (preferred)

I think that I remember Bill Stipe having such equipment ? He is not in business...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,767
Posted By hardtimes
Re: Timing gears use.

Hey John,
'not sure what he is planning for intake manifold'

Steve has stated that he intends to have an intake with OPTIONS for buyer/owner.
From say strombergs, to blower platform, etc. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,420
Posted By hardtimes
Re: We've lost another one

Hey Bob,
Thanks for sharing. This is sad news, indeed !
I will miss Herm's sage detailed A/B engine knowledge.
He was so helpful. I always took it that he was much older, because of his laid...
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