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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,301
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: points burning out on the Model A distributer

My best guess is that the points and or condenser case do not have a low resistance ground path back to the battery. Resistance should be 5 Ohms or less. I use jumpers to get the ground path...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Oil gusher again

There is approximately one quart of motor oil that does not drain from the engine because it is trapped on the tray containing the connecting rod oil troughs, and some is trapped in the valve...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,976
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Victorias

Try explaining to people that your Victoria is the first generation of what eventually became the big Crown Victoria police cars, taxi cabs, limos, etc.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 814
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Ford Flathead 4 vs V-8 Frames?

The 1932 V8 Model 18. 18 = first V8.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 945
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: 6V to 12V conversion

12V with a negative ground is beneficial for employing modern electronic devices in a Model "A" such as a cell phone charging port, GPS and other devices using a USB port. I have a 12V accessory...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Turn-Signals

My 1949 Ford Coupe had factory turn signals. I am guessing that Fords had factory turn signals in 1946.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 995
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: DIY Windlace

I stand corrected. The wind lace from Classtique has a core of Vinyl Tubing, not Nylon tubing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: 29 Tudor Headliner question

Seaming lace is a small diameter bead-shape material, and it may have been intended to hide gaps between upholstery panels. Some Model A's have a seaming lace between the headliner and the panels...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 995
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: DIY Windlace

The wind-lace in my kit from Classtique has a core of clear nylon tubing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Did Ford give contracts to Murray & Briggs?

From

http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/m/murray/murray.htm

"Starting in 1931, Murray began to build some of Ford’s more limited production bodies, including the highly treasured Model 190...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 992
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: what is the current cost of babbit?

Filing the caps makes scrapping the babbitts round a must do. I did mine with a pen knife and lots of Dykum Blue. Mike, you are doing it right.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,123
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Upholstery Clips - Need Advice

Brent, you hit the nail on the head. Making stuff work is not only a time consumer, but in some cases its expensive too. If you cannot solve problems, restoring a Model "A" is not doable!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 992
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: what is the current cost of babbit?

0.002" clearance on the main bearings is good to go. Use synthetic oil to get the maximum life out of your engine.


You need to be more concerned about the thrust clearance of the crankshaft in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,123
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: hidden radio ideas or just slighty out of sight. wood hide door?

You will need to deal with the static from the Model A's ignition.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,123
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Upholstery Clips - Need Advice

Brent, thanks for the info about the clips.


I already have a few bags of clips in hand, so I need to make them work. My solution is in the attached sketch.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,297
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Model A Ford Fender Debate

Hi Jon,
If it's Scott's car, his Tudor was built in Canada. Fenders the fenders, running board shields and radiator apron were originally black, but I like Scott's car the way it is.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,370
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,842
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Transmission Issues

Grinding gears will happen when the transmission oil level is too low.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,976
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Victorias

She's a beauty. You bought well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: wierd noise in engine

A center main bearing issue make itself known 100% of the time the engine is running. The timing gear may be erratic. Check the easy thing first, the timing gear!



Test the timing gear by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,976
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Victorias

Join the International Victoria Association and I will put your 190A into the record of survivors. Currently there are 518 190As in the record.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Need help identifying Victoria door post part

Here is a reproduction dovetail receptacle on my 190A. It fit and functions very well. My 190A has the reproductions on both doors.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,737
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Sanity check on lubing springs in place

Don't take the springs apart.

> Have someone rock the car side-to-side and spray the springs on both sides with SAE 10 oil. Do this a few times after driving the car;

> Buy a set of spring...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: luggage rack question.

I do not know if the reproduction chrome plated racks are the same or not. However, I have had a reproduction rack and an original rack in my hands at the same time. The original rack is much heavier...
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