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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: if you could go back in time, what Model "A" parts would you bring back?

The metal tire cover depicted in the service bulletins, some Unity Sport Lights with closed car brackets, some 1930-'31 fenders lights, a couple of sets of 1930-'31 fenders, at least 2 sets of 1931...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: U-Joint rebuild

I made new keepers from the wire of a coat hangar. The u-joint with my homemade keepers is in my Victoria and that joint has been to 70 MPH once.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 332
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: converting to 1970 v8 points for model a

The modern points & condenser are no better performing than the original Model "A" points & condenser. I do not understand the need to convert to the new er stuff. Can somebody explain the value of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 775
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Reamers

I have a 0.814" spindle bolt reamer (AKA King Pin reamer) that no longer cuts. Can it be sharpened to not less than 0.810" diameter?
Forum: Model-A Yesterday, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 540
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Accessories & Parts

Lots of stuff still available. Make a reasonable offer.
Forum: Model-A Yesterday, 11:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 62
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Owner's Manual

Instructions for the Operation and Care of Chevrolet Motor Cars, Universal Series AD, May 1, 1930 Sixth Edition. 70-page book is in like new show quality condition. Pictures upon request of serious...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Scammers on here

A scammer need not be a member of the forum. Anyone who can access the Swap Meet can be a scammer. I too have had a scammer respond to one of my for sale posts. The best thing to do is check to see...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Thermostat update.

Put a thermostat in the upper radiator hose instead of the head.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,007
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: whats the best & worst car to buy in 1930

1934 Plymouth would have been my best choice. Worst choices would be any cars with a body by Fisher, a car with knee-action front suspension, and any car with a vacuum shifted transmission.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Finding Canadian and Export Colours

Tinbasher, thanks for taking the initiative to develop these paint colors.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Paint v/s Japaning

Japanning is a lot of work. Check this site:

https://www.plane-dealer.com/single-post/2016/10/15/What-is-that-stuff-japanning
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Replacing king pins

Leave the front axle on the car. Take the spindles off so you can replace and ream the bushings on a work bench. Be sure to chock the wheels and support the car with stands.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Off Topic Help Correct fancy wood damage

I found these suggestions on the internet:


Get those white marks—caused by hot cups or sweating glasses—off your coffee table or other wooden furniture by making a paste of 1 tablespoon baking...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Pelican Grey, Canadian and Export Cars

Is it possible that a list of missing original paint colors can be addressed in this post. The idea here is to give it to the authors of the paint book for an addendum. So far in this post there are:...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: New Shoes !

I am considering radial tires. What size of radial tire works on 19" wheels? I assume tubes are necessary too. What size are the tubes?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,418
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Model A Victoria

Why is it that negativity hijacks so many posts?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: 1931 Victoria Mirrors

Pictures of mirrors on my 190A:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 955
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Battery charger

Schumacher makes excellent battery chargers. Here's one:
Schumacher SP1356 Charger / Maintainer 6V & 12V


...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: What should I expect

J Franklin, the motor that did 80 MPH now has over 50,000 miles on it, and it is still strong runner. Model "A' and especially Model "B" motors are tough to destroy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Vikky Hardware

The screws are flat & slotted head wood screws, #12 and 1" long. I broke the heads off trying to remove the original screws, so I moved the screw locations a bit with a patch panel.

By the way,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,252
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Sound deadening Q ?

Hi Terry,
I think Ford read your mind, and that's why the doors have gobs of that tar-like stuff.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: What should I expect

I had this setup on my Coupe, and it easily cruised at 60 - 65 MPH. I had it up to 80 MPH and it was still pulling, but unbalanced wheels gave it the shakes so I went no faster. Gas mileage improved...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,252
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Sound deadening Q ?

The science of sound deadening body panels is to change their mass. This can be done by adding weight using roofing starter course material which is sticky on one side. The photos show this technique...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Merry Christm"A"s

Wishing you all a Great 2021!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Body & floor rivets: Anneal them first?

Heating the rivets males them easier to drive / squeeze. It is important that the rivets completely fill their holes.
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