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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Long Island Model "A" Run

Come on Long Islanders. Get the cobwebs out of your Model "A" and go on this run. Model "A's" from the mainland are welcome too. Just make the RSVP noted in the flyer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Radius ball cap nuts...

Snug the nuts against the spacers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Radius ball cap nuts...

There should be spacers on the bolts that the nuts clamp-up on, so the springs are not overly compressed. Hand tight is all you need do, and install the cotter pins. If the cotter pin holes are away...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: how to eliminate free play of the rear axle

The cause might be in these slides. Good luck!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: The 1st Model A; Oct 20, 1927

I did not know that Henry Ford did not know how to drive a stick shift car! Thanks for posting this interesting video.


The comment that Henry Ford did not know how to drive a stick shift raises...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,060
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: For those who don't have a four post lift......

Hey Deluxe 40,
I drop a lot of ferrous things such as nuts, washers, bolts, cotter pins, Woodruf keys, springs, grease fittings, brake pins and tools. A magnet or two on a telescoping shaft is one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Long Island Model "A" Run

Hey Long Islanders! The Model "A" Ford Club of Long Island is touring to Stakey's Pumpkin Farm this coming Sunday, October 24th.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,060
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: For those who don't have a four post lift......

Jacking the car is not the problem. Making my 79-yeqr old body get up from the floor is! Also, I thank God for magnets & Tylenol.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Maroon Paint shades

The 1932 Maroon is nicer looking than the Model "A" Ford Maroon.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2021, 05:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: over running carburetor ?

The float level typically needs to be iterated because of variables unique to individual cars.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Remove Rear Fenders

Removing the rear fenders from your Coupe is a relatively easy job. Proceed as follows:
>Hand brake ON & gearshift in 2nd;
>Jack the car so both rear wheels are off of the ground & support the rear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,868
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Consensus of opinion

The alternator, in comparison to a generator, is the performance winner:
>Higher current output to charge the battery very much quicker;
>Superior solid state regulation in lieu of the Cutout, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Piston question

What follows is for USA production.

(1) The Ford Service Bulletin of January 1929, Page 312 indicates that a percentage of Model "A" engines were assembled with "Solid Skirt" pistons. So the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Steering Wheel

The rubber compound absorbs moisture and rubs off onto clothing, and the only fix for this I know of is to put a cover on the wheel. I painted the original steering wheel in my 1931 Coupe in 1979,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Steering Wheel Nubs

I am guessing that you are talking about the light switch lever fit into the steering wheel. The steering wheels for 1930 & 31 are the same. There are no nubs for the light switch positions. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,056
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Heavy heart

I pray that Penny's soul is resting in peace in God's Kingdom of Heaven. I pray that grieving for Penny will be short and replaced by fond memories of her.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Model a zenith carb problems

You need to iterate the float level to stop the leak. Try using these tips:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Frame rivets… or … weld ?

Welding is a poor choice because the rest of the frame is riveted and thus very flexible. If you weld the front crossmember into place, very high stresses will develop at it because the welding makes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: timing for a b cam with original gear in a standard 1929 A

Assuming that your engine has a Model "A" timing gear cover, time the ignition as you would for the Model "A" at TDC. Before timing, pull the spark lever down 2 or 3 notches.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Crank case breather spits up oil

Index the breather pipe so its baffles stop the oil:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Door pockets drooping

Instead of using elastic upholstery material, use quality bungee cords.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,617
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Woven vs molded brake linings

Riveted, not bonded and hard material.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,021
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Never been this old before!

Happy Birthday Wayne and I wish you many more.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Full Trans lub now clashing gears

The 600W stuff I have seen in action aerates excessively, and I do not believe it meets the SAE GL4 or GL5 high pressure gear lube criteria. I suggest you that change the transmission oil to a GL4 or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,648
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Roadster or Coupe?

Considering you have two youngsters who will ride with you, a Tudor is your best choice.
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