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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Heated Seats In The Model "A"

While restoring my Victoria, I thought there must be a practical and non-evasive way to provide comforting heat for the driver and passengers riding in my car during Long Island, New York winters....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 788
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Paint recommendations

Hi Brent,
I am glad you made a comment about DuPont and their Nason Paint. I did not know Nason is no longer made.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Sound deadening? Anyone done it?

I used starter roofing shingles to dampen the body panels from vibrating, and HVAC duct insulation material.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,060
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: t 5 tranmission

A Mitchell Model "A" transmission fitted with syncromesh gears is a simpler to install than a T5.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 788
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Paint recommendations

A single stage urethane is an excellent choice because it is durable and relatively easy to touch-up. It does not require color sanding. Avoid clear coat paint systems because a Model "A" is prone to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Battery Group ???

Here's an overview of batteries for the Models "A" & "B".
Forum: Model-A 10-13-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 149
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Parts & Accessories

For sale:
>1930-'31 Cowl Light Arm, original, needs plating $5;
>1930-'31 Cowl Lights, original, complete pair less arms $40;
>Fog Light, KD890, 6" diameter, chrome plated, 6V-8V amber sealed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: U joint felt seals.. how do you fit them?

Try soaking the felts in motor oil.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: U joint. How much play is acceptable?

There are 2 u-joints used in the Model "A". The original u-joint (1st photo) was riveted together and not rebuildable. The riveted u-joint should not be used. The replacement u-joint (2nd photo) is a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Tie rod and drag link rubbing

My suspicion is that your Model "A" had an incident in its life that bent the front the steering arm. Changing the front spring is not going to fix this problem because the steering arm and drag link...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 975
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Compression Test

The 0.100" over bore raises your engine's displacement to 211 cubic inches. A 6:1 compression ratio should produce about 90+ psig, so the compression readings you have are reasonable.
However, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: 1930 coupe cowl

Richard, I have no experience replacing a cowl section, but consider these idiosyncrasies:
> Cowls made by Briggs and Murray likely have some minor differences from the cowl in your Coupe;
> The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Model a fender ID

The fenders in the above pictures are 1931. !930 front fenders look similar, but the 1930 fenders have a piece of the running board apron welded to them.
Forum: Model-A 10-04-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 523
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Parts & Accessories

Revised list to reflect sales.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Rear Axle Taper - What It Does

For those of you who believe that the tapers transmit torque, try driving your Model "A" with both shear keys removed. The only way a taper transmits torque is via friction. Talk to someone who was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Rear Axle Taper - What It Does

The taper on the rear axle is there to center the axle concentric with the brake drum assembly. Torque from the axle to the wheel is transferred by the shear key between the axle and the drum.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Painting the body with or without the doors on

Doors, hood & deck lid need to be fitted before painting. Pin-stripping is done with the doors & hood on the car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,246
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Distributor Removal Tip Re Ignition Cable Clamp

The cable is an anti-theft design, but I believe that thew clamp's purpose is to keep the cable from contacting the spark control rod.


Brent, I can change a distributor faster than you can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Painting the body with or without the doors on

My preference was to have doors off and gas tank out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 709
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: I made my 75 Birthday - Hooray

Happy Birthday! Next month and the Good Lord willing, I will be 78. Yikes, where did the time go?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Body to subframe resource

We need to clarify your comment. Model "A" bodies are mounted onto a frame (2nd photo). The bottom of the body has sub-rails AKA sub-frame 1st photo). Ideally, patch panels in the body involving the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: throttle control

Here's a nut shell:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Briggs Body Number

The bottom line regarding this topic is that there are no records of body tag numbers relating to body build dates. What can be done to estimate car assembly dates requires information from car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Mystery missfire .

Typically, the exhaust valves run clean because of the exhaust gas heat. It is usually an intake valve that fails to seat because of deposits. However, exhaust valves are more prone to warping,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: What is the best Diode cutout

If the cutout is a diode and you have a system that has a ground incompatible with the diode, reverse the diode connections or change the ground polarity. Diodes only conduct current in one direction...
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