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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 808
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: manifolds

Y-Blockhead, thanks for the compliment. In my presentations, I consider that the audience has people newly exposed to the antique car hobby and the Model "A", so I try hard to avoid using hobby...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: 0.812 King Pin reamer

King pin reamers are 0.814" Diameter which provides approximately 0.002" clearance fit of the 0.812" diameter pins in their bushings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 808
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: manifolds

Spark at the points is not a guarantee that there is spark at the plugs. Spark at the points is indicative that the low voltage ignition is working, but does not give you any info about the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,268
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Model A Accessories

I would like to have an airplane mascot. For info about accessories, get this book.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2022, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 757
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: removing the pinion race, how

The pinion race tools are nice if one is rebuilding many differentials. However, if just one or two, welding the ID of the race / heating the exterior of the housing works fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 955
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Look What Followed Me Home

"I am wondering what kind of gyrations you and someone else would have had to do to slide that engine + mount into your SUV? Must have been back-breaking!"
Jersey Mike has an engine hoist that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 955
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Look What Followed Me Home

Jersey Mike buys & sells Model "A" parts and he does restoration and repair work in his fantastic 40' x 60' well equipped shop (910-695-5334).
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 955
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Look What Followed Me Home

I visited Jersey Mike at his shop in Pinebluff, and this green thing hopped into my car. Kidding aside, its a rebuilt Model "B" engine that's going into my Victoria to replace the engine that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,019
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: we did it... our first Model A...

Join a local Model "A" Ford club and enjoy their activities.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,196
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Big Valves and porting?

Porting is not reversible and it reduces the compression ratio. For a street runner, I doubt porting is of any significant value, but I am guessing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2022, 08:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,122
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: greasing new springs

Install spring covers saturated with 75W145 gear oil.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2022, 11:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,413
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: piston ring end gap spacing ?

May be this will help:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Starter

If you opt for the modern starter drive, get the one made in the USA. The imports are not reliable.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,499
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Extinct Model A

Extinct & Rare Model A's & AA's
54A Business Coupe
55B Deluxe Tudor
60B Black Leather-Back Fordor
60C 2-Window Fordor
76B Open Pickup with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Interior Upholstery Trim

I compared several upholstery samples in 2014 for my Victoria, and I find that the samples sent to me by Classtique match the samples from Lebaron Bonney. Cartouche did not match.
Forum: Model-A 01-07-2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Zenith Double Venturi Carburetor

I have a buyer and 2nd dibs on this carburetor. Consider it sold.
Forum: Model-A 01-04-2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Zenith Double Venturi Carburetor

1928 Zenith by Holley double venturi carburetor. Excellent castings. Comes with a reproduction double venturi and a #11 set of jets. $100 includes shipping in CONUS. Contact Bob at modela1931@aol.com
Forum: Model-A 01-04-2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 213
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Wheels

Ford 1933-'34 V8 spoke wheels that fit the Model "A". Asking $125 for a set of 6 wheels that must be picked-up at my site. Will not ship them. These wheels require sandblasting and refinishing. Will...
Forum: Model-A 01-04-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 276
Posted By Bob Bidonde
3X Champion Spark Plugs

Used reproduction 3X Champion Spark Plugs $100 set of 4 which includes shipping to CONUS only. Contact Bob at modela1931@aol.com.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,744
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Engine Stand Adapter

An alternative technique is to mount an engine to a stand using the back of the block, so no adapter is necessary.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2022, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Air Balance : Marvel Carb?

Any filter placed on the carburetor's inlet will degrade the engine's ability to breathe, so performance suffers. In short, volumetric efficiency goes down.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 722
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Color of Engine /splash pan for a 1931 model A

jak has it right, but the distributor casting is black.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2022, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,033
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Stock shock links VS Dog Bone???

This slide is an overview of comments above:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,020
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: 2021 Mileage

I drove my 190A about 3000 miles in 2021. My 45B went only about 200 miles in 2021.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Please Identify Stop Light Switch

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=481409&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1641166677



That looks like a Model "A" stop light switch variant with different mounting provisions. I would...
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