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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 621
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: tool storage

In my 45B Coupe, everything goes under the seat. In my 190A, I have an accessory tool box in the front, and it holds all the tools and spare parts for touring except a spare starter & head gasket....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 818
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Longest trip you took in a Model A

My longest one day Model A runs were:
Doswell, Virginia to East Northport, NY 365 miles;
Virginia Beach, Virginia to East Northport, NY 417 miles;
Glen Burnie, Maryland to East Northport, NY 247...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Hi-Compression Head

As I mentioned in another recent post, I am looking to buy a 7:1 compression cylinder head. This head will go onto the Model "B" engine in my Coupe.
Previously, I put a constraint on the head, that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Volumetric Efficiency

Up to now, I have been using a 50% Volumetric Efficiency in my calculations for the Models "A" & "B" engines. I suspect it is actually lower. For those who are wondering what volumetric efficiency...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,455
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Highest Reliable Compression Ratio

Ed In Maine, I am driving my Victoria to the 2021 New England Meet in Newry, Maine from Long Island, so I need to cruise along the interstates to get there. 50-55mph is a must do, and a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,455
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Highest Reliable Compression Ratio

Hi Brent. Please post pictures of the Brumfield 7:1 head.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,455
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Highest Reliable Compression Ratio

Thanks to all of you who have shared your experiences. Brent & Pete, I admire your hi-compression experiences.
Is there a stock-looking 7:1 head available?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,944
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Max Speed of a Model A in Stock Form

When I setup my Model "B" engine for touring, it must be able to make my Model "A" go 70 mph initially, but I do not drive at this speed. 70 mph is a road test target to assure that my Model "B"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Model T & A Era Only Car Show & Swap Meet

I see that Shelton is at CT 8 and not too far north of the Bridgeport Ferry Terminal. This is reachable by Long Islanders like me in a Model "A." I plan to be there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,455
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Highest Reliable Compression Ratio

I want to hear from those who are running 6:1 and 7:1 compression heads on Model "A" and Model "B" engines with babbitt bearings, and stock oiling systems.
Can 6:1 and 7:1 compression ratio heads be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Gland rings counter bore

Hi Pluck. Your article about engines is a fantastic piece. Thanks for sharing it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,200
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: B block hole repair

Drill and tap the hole for an SAE fine thread size. Install a brass or bronze bolt wet with JB Weld and grind it flush with the deck. The bolt needs to have a coefficient of expansion higher than the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,274
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Oil grooves

Were the OEM oil grooves in a crisscross pattern?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 943
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Brake Conundrum

The superior performance will be from hydraulic brakes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Where was it made ?

I looked all over my Steel-back for an assembly plant code, but I did not find one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Differfential Gear Ratio - Determining

Why is the engine cranked 2 revolutions?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Ammeter - Needle

The needle is part of a D'Arsonval Movement which reacts to the magnetic field around the horseshoe shaped bar when current flows through the bar. The movement is very sensitive, so any change in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Differfential Gear Ratio - Determining

Since I published this chart on a few web sites, several Model A'ers have asked, "What gear ratio does my car have." Another question often asked is, "How do I determine what the gear ratio is in my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Dr window handle

Do you know that the interior door handles in the Victoria are the same as in the Convertible Sedan, except the plating is different. The Victoria handles are plated with nickle, and Convertible...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,659
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Hood supports

I have this type in both of my Model A's, and I recommend it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 878
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: tire pressure

I go off of the reservation and run with 28-30 psig. My 190A rides and handles nicely with this tire pressure. As for tire wear, I see nothing unusual.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Plate Glass, Briggs or Murray Sedan

Here is an interesting read about automotive glass. Enjoy!
https://www.rodauthority.com/features/history/the-history-of-auto-glass-i-can-see-clearly-now/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Door checks

The door check stops in my 190A look those in my 1931 45B Coupe. I have not overlaid them, so I cannot say they are identical. They also look like Bratton's Part Number 32840. I suspect that the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 878
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: tire pressure

28 to 30 psig gives a better ride.
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