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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:25 AM
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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) Yesterday, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 677
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: 234
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: 417
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: 296
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: 1,848
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: 426
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: 532
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: 411
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: 3,019
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: 610
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: 660
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: 419
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: 742
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: 630
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: 3,610
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: 2,018
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: 638
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: 1,644
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Roadster or Coupe?

Considering you have two youngsters who will ride with you, a Tudor is your best choice.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,092
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: My Mileage

I have been driving the interstates as far south as North Carolina, as far north as Maine, as far west as Pennsylvania and as far east as Cape Cod. Not once can I remember being harassed by trucks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,965
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: I have to have this part!

This part can be easily made without the logo by a machine shop using a 1/2" thick billet of 6061 Aluminum Alloy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Proper Operating Temp?

The operating temperature of the engine should be about the rating of its thermostat if running with one. Ideally, the Model "A" and Model "B" engines run well at 165F to 180F.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: 6 volt Spartan horn on 12 volt system

I have been running a 6V A&L Sparton Horn on 12V since 2016 and the horn's motor is fine. Adding a resistor is not the way to tune the horn's sound. Rewind the field coils is the right way.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,610
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Woven vs molded brake linings

I restored my Victoria using molded linings. BIG MISTAKE! Black brake dust is difficult to get off of Tacoma Cream wheels. Wear rate is poor relative to my experiences with woven linings. Woven...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,092
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: My Mileage

I recently drove my Victoria from Long Island to Newry, Maine and back. My Victoria does not have overdrive, and it has an OEM 3.78:1 differential. The head has a 5.5:1 compression ratio, and the...
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