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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Choke

Here's my tip:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: 1931 Wide Bed Pickup Introduction

I am uncertain about what follows re the wide bed Pickup. My understanding is that the wide bed was introduced by the Budd Company during 1931.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,218
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Changing of the Guard

There is a viewpoint that I disagree with, and that is about the number of restorations in the future. The cost of a body-off-frame complete restoration is too costly today, and it will get more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,218
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Changing of the Guard

I see a very good continuation of our Model A hobby into the future.
I have been a member of my local Model A club for 49 years, and in that time:
> Back in 1962 I was a newbie to the Model A. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: 1931 Victoria Front Pass Window Problems

Tom Endy has it right. The position of your glass in its bottom channel bracket needs to be adjusted to shift the glass.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Taillight fender hole.

I caution you that the RH tail light brackets are not the opposite geometry of the original LH bracket, so do not transfer any location measurements from the LH side. Instead position the RH tail...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 763
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: 30 Coupe Cooling question

In addition to a thermostat, these are my practices re coolant overflow:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Counterbalanced Crank

Remove the crankcase breather pipe on the driver's side of the engine and look inside.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,077
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Do you have any pin up girls with your Model A?

Back in the day, they looked like this. The Model A is brand new.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 804
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: 28, 29 vs 30,31 What do you like any why?

By 1931 and judging by the Ford Service Bulletins, Ford got the Model A the best it could be. My styling preference is for the smooth lines of the 1930-'31 A's. So I favor 1930 & 1931 Model A's for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: 1930 Front Bumpe on Rear

The stock front bumpers can be installed on the rear of a Model "A" attaching with the stock bumper clamps just as it was in the front. The Service Bulletin of August 1930, Page 484 announces that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Interior some light

I had this same thought because the dome light in my Victoria is over the rear window and very much inadequate in lumens. I converted the dome light in my Victoria to LEDs, but this was futile as I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,168
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: An interesting idea regarding cylinder heads.

As the Technical VP of my local club, I would promote the idea of a club quantity discount.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: wiring question?

There should be two connections to the alternator. One is a Yellow Wire going to the Ammeter via the Terminal Box, and the other is branch of the Lighting Harness which goes into the Light Switch on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Upholstery question

I have never found any padding on the doors or any of the side panels in Model A's. The interiors I have installed have no padding in the door panels.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,069
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Special inscription on cylinder block

Hi Steve! Thanks for sharing your paper re engine block changes. Very well done!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,069
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Special inscription on cylinder block

My speculation is that the foundry trademark is Asian, perhaps China or North Korea. Try posting your photos on Facebook.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,050
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Oil Leak Troubleshooting

Take heed of this caution:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,159
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Looking for opinions - compression low on 2 & 3

Jim's Model "A" gathers no dust.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Victoria Steelback Tops

This photo shows the original top materiel on a unrestored original Steel-back.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,159
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Looking for opinions - compression low on 2 & 3

If this were my engine, I would:
> Takeoff the intake & exhaust manifolds;
> Chock the wheels & shift the transmission into 3rd gear;
> Pressurize the 2 low cylinders and listen for air leakage at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Angled

The crankcase oil level is usually about midway between the L & F marks on the dipstick. Yours is overfilled. Also, transmission oil leaks out of the same place because the shaft bearing is not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Which Books?

The books I use most often are:
1. Model "A" Passenger Car And Model "AA" Truck Engine-Chassis Manual which is an extract of Dyke's Automobile & Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia;
2. Ford Service...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 739
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Head Gasket Leak - Show & Tell

The subject engine has been running fine for several thousands of miles. I increased the head nut torque to 55 ft-lbs instead of 50 lbs-ft and annually, I re-torque the nuts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 739
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Head Gasket Leak - Show & Tell

Engine is a standard size Model "B" with 48,433 original miles, stock 4.6:1 Compression Ratio, running with Motorcraft TT10 Spark Plugs. This engine originally powered a winch in a boat yard. When I...
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