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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: 1931 Steel Back Victoria Arm Rests

Here are some more photos of the original arm rest.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Wrong Gear Oil?

I have been running SAE high pressure gear oils since 1962, and recently I use 75W140 GL5 synthetic blend. In fact, gear shifting is not difficult! I always double clutch to avoid grinding the gears.
Forum: Model-A 09-14-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 81
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Model "B" Oil Breather Cap

Need oil breather cap for a 1932 - 1934 Model "B" 4-cylinder engine. Email Bob at modela1931@aol.com with photo & asking price.
Forum: Early V8 09-14-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 66
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Model "B" Oil Breather Cap

Need oil breather cap for a 1932 - 1934 Model "B" 4-cylinder engine. Email Bob at modela1931@aol.com with photo & asking price.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2021, 04:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,045
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2021, 04:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Muffler Shield Device

This works well. Nail some aluminum sheet metal flashing to the bottom of the floor boards.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2021, 04:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Brakes - depth

When the lining wears down to just above the rivet heads, change them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Starter switch

Check this out:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Model A Paint & Finish Guide

In my opinion, the best original color samples can be found on original unmolested cars and barn finds. Excellent patches of original color can be found behind the patent data plate, on the backside...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: New England Meet In Newry, Maine

To all the adventurous and brave souls who are driving a Model "A" or "AA" to the 2021 New England Meet, I pray that your trip will be a safe one with no roadside clinics, no traffic jams, no idiot...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,082
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Fuel Gage

hazelhoff, I like your your gadget for adjusting the gas gauge. Can I use your design in a presentation slide?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Lower Level = Leak Less?

Greg, Yes, share it as you like, but not for $$.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,082
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Fuel Gage

Adjusting the gauge is simple:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Diamond block engine

Its been my career experience that before computer controlled machinery, a casting was a pattern maker's art. Thus no two companies will have had the exact same casting. It's the finish machining...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: New England Meet In Newry, Maine

I am taking the Orient Point to New London Ferry across the Sound.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By Bob Bidonde
New England Meet In Newry, Maine

My Victoria is ready to go on an adventure from Long Island, NY to Newry, Maine for the 2021 New England Model A Ford Meet. Are any of you going?:)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: A parts dealer catalogs

I don't have this problem with my hard-copy catalog.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Rear axle shims

Take the key out of the right rear axle hub and attempt to drive the car on the friction fit of the taper alone. Let me know how far the car goes. As for the torque value, the higher the torque, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Rear axle shims

Some reverse engineering shows this is how the rear axle taper works, and the probable causes of a drum rubbing on the backing plate:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 717
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: transmission, universal joint ? oiling discussion

After restoring the car, who has had a u-joint fail because of the lack of lubrication?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Surface Rust in Coolant Passages.

The rust you see is normal.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 662
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Is Bars Leak still a good temp fix

In lieu of antifreeze, I have been running a mixture of Bar's Pelletized Stop Leak and water as coolant for many years without any negative effects. Besides stopping pin hole leaks and coolant...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By Bob Bidonde
GL4 & GL5 Gear Oils - Caution

I have been using GL5 70W140 Gear Oil in the transmissions and rear axles of my stock Model A's for many years without any negative effects. However, the amount of extreme pressure additive in GL5...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Need Scan of Service Bulletin

Thanks all for your quick responses. You guys are great as usual!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Need Scan of Service Bulletin

On Page 398 of the Ford Service Bulletins for the Model "A" there is Figure 803 showing the A-12280 Heat Shield. Does anyone have a scan of Figure 803 they can post here? My scanner is down.
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