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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
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: 18
Views: 790
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: 354
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: 561
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: 26
Views: 1,748
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: 26
Views: 1,748
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: 20
Views: 816
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: 1,085
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: 192
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: 1,085
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: 539
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: 9
Views: 413
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: 706
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: 706
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...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,706
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Marvel Mystery Oil

When an engine has not run in a long period of time, the oil feeds to the bearings bleed out, so the engine has inadequate lubrication upon startup.


In Model "A" & "B" engines, it is imperative...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,173
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Fatigue Cracks In Model "A" Parts

Pictures of fatigue cracks accumulated so far:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By Bob Bidonde
How Many Model A's Are There Now?

How many Model A's & AA's are in your local Model "A" Club?
Model A Ford Club of Long Island has 265
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,173
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Fatigue Cracks In Model "A" Parts

Thanks all for your replies.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 849
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Rear axle housing grease zerk question

See the Service Bulletin of July 1928, Page 266, Figure 532.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Sector shaft removal

The Service Bulletin of April 1928, Page 242 may be of help.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: door pin removal

These are the mirrors on my Victoria:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Fixing a leaky steering column

Hi Steve! The "O-Ring" fix did not work for me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,173
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Fatigue Cracks In Model "A" Parts

I am making a presentation about parts in the Model "A" & "AA" that are prone to fatigue cracking. So I am asking for pictures you may have of cracked Model "A" & "AA" parts. Please post them here....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: correct fastners for 31 slant window

My assumption was that the 160A and 190A have similar rear apron attachments, but apparently not.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Factory Operating Improvement Changes

There is a book-full of service bulletin upgrades for 1928, 1929, 1930 and 1931 Model A's & AA's that correct design and manufacturing deficiencies.

Do you incorporate any of these upgrades...
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