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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Compression Gauge Readings

SAJ, my objective is to provide the Low, Calculated & High gauge readings one would see in compression test. I can explain in layman's terms why the High gauge readings occur on a newly rebuilt / low...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Rear axle nut

There is no requirement for a hardened washer that I can find in any Ford literature!

In my opinion, hardening causes embrittlement and that is undesirable in a part subjected to bending as is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Victoria seats

The front Victoria seats are being reproduced. Contact Bert's Model A Parts in Colorado.

Original Victoria seats are very rare to come by. There is an excellent article in the November-December...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Early 'A'?

The judging standards defines "Early" as January thru April, "Middle" as May thru August and "Late" as September thru December of the year. 1928 Early includes 1927 vehicles.
The emergency brake...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Rear axle nut

Where exactly is the requirement specified for the A-22371 5/8 Plain Washer to be hardened? I find that the A-21892 5/8-18 Castle Nut is specified as hardened, but not the A-22371 Washer.

By...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Front brake arms

These slides should help you:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Compression Gauge Readings

Using 14.223 kg/square cm = 1 psi I see an average pressure approximately 76 psig in the chart. This would be for a newly rebuilt engine with a 4.22:1 cylinder head.


Thanks for the reply Werner....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Rotor Height

These slides may help you:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Compression Gauge Readings

For a club presentation, I am making a chart of compression test gauge readings. For the stock 4.22:1 head, from experience I have a gauge reading of 50 PSIG minimum, 62 PSIG calculated & 76 PSIG...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Rear hub removal tool

The knock-off tool may Brinnel (flat spot) the ball bearings in the differential.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,296
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Bert's, Bratton's, Snyders... How about a "Burtz" enging page

In my opinion, the Burtz engine kit plus standardized long block & short block build versions need to offered by some engine rebuildlers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Carb float settings

These slides should help you.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,432
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: ideas on a cheap wash tub?

Buy a molded plastic kid's pool. Avoid the blowup one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,168
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Urgent Search For Engine

I had a friend who suggested to the local funeral director that he rent nice looking wood coffins and bury the deceased in a simple inexpensive pine box. How did we get to renting?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Engine numbers ?

Engine 1865789 was cast on 6/12/1929.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: And so it is Christmas

I like the Christmas decor on your Model "A". Nicely done.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: A head on a B block

This should help you understand the differences in cylinder blocks. It is not necessary to plug the water holes in the "B" block regardless of the head gasket you use. An "A" gasket seals the 2 water...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,168
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Urgent Search For Engine

Thanks all for your replies. I have committed to buy a rebuilt "B" engine from a Ford Barner that is setup to drop into a Model "A". Moreover, I put a friend in search of a "B" engine onto another...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,168
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Urgent Search For Engine

I am still on the hunt for a Model "B" engine so I can get my broken Victoria on the road again. Prefer a running engine, but an under the work bench or barn find will do.

If you have an engine...
Forum: Model-A 11-28-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 139
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Looking For Rebuildable / Running Engine

I urgently need a Model "B" complete engine to get my car on the road again. Prefer a running engine, but a barn find or spare in your garage will do.
If you have a Model "B" engine for sale, email...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,053
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: starter amps

This starting motor data is from Dyke's Encyclopedia, and it applies to a starting motor in new condition:
Terminal Grounded (+)
Normal Armature Speed 1500 RPM
Amperage, Normal 175
Normal Running...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,549
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: At What Age Do You Give It Up?

My give-it-up date is the day I go on the wrong side of the dirt.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,132
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Decided against turn signals.....what about this idea?

I use the tail lights and cowl lights for turn signals, so there is no exterior change in appearance from the original Model "A".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,400
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Cost of Running Burtz Engine

Wow! There is a lot of passion about the Burtz engine. Frankly, I would have one in a heart beat, but my piggy bank and repair window cannot afford one at this time. Luckily. I have my 45B Coupe to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: 10, 15, and 20 Millionth Ford

I heard some rumors about Ford's Quadracycle. As the story goes, the Henry Ford sold the original Quadracycle and the one in the museum now is a reproduction. Is there any truth to this rumor about...
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