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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,963
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Non-Authentic Paint Schemes

Too much talk about Ford policy is hijacking this post. Lets see more pictures of cars and trucks with non-authentic paint schemes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Not model A related (entirely) Kindig-it-Design

I enjoy street rods, Bangers and custom cars as well as vintage original cars. Kindig-It, the Phantom Works, Graveyard Cars, Street Outlaws, Overhaulin, Wheeler Dealers, Counting Cars, Gearz, Desert...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Block Sealer, New headgasket

I use Barr's Stop Leak, 1/2 of a jar.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,963
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Non-Authentic Paint Schemes

Original Model "A" paint schemes are way too conservative, so I did it my way. If your Model "A" has a non-authentic paint scheme, please post a picture of it here.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Cylinder Head Flatness

Railcarmover,


You make a good point that the clamp-up force is low for the amount of torque (50-55 lbs-ft). The chart is from a study I found online. Note how little of the torque goes to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Cylinder Head Flatness

Purdy & Patrick,


Thanks for your replies.



The cylinder head is somewhat flexible and it clamps-up on a compressible gasket, so I suspect that the usable run-out of flatness can be more.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 154
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Cylinder Head Flatness

How much is the maximum usable run-out of flatness across the length and across the width of a cylinder head?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Cylinder Head Flatness

How much is the maximum usable run-out of flatness across the length and across the width of a cylinder head?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Ignition Advance vs Crankshaft Rotation

Thanks Dick for confirming my understanding. So at 20 degrees distributor advance, the piston is 40 degrees BFTDC. This puts the piston about 0.92 inches down from TDC.


40/180 = x/ 4.125 where...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Ignition Advance vs Crankshaft Rotation

The maximum ignition advance for a properly timed Model "A" is 20 degrees. Is the 20 degrees distributor rotation or is it crankshaft rotation BFTDC?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: 31 Victoria

Art,
Your 190A is gorgeous. Good luck with it. Please post some detail photos of her.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 954
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Model A vicky

It would much easier and cost effective to find a Steel-Back body. The differences between the Leather-Back and Steel-Back bodies are significant:
>Rear window is larger on the Leather-Back;...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,521
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: So what is an AR?

"AR" refers to the issue of the engineering drawing. "AR" designates the revision of a drawing. In the early days of Model "A" design, the first release of an engineering drawing was given an A, so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Cast Iron Drum temperaure too high??

The temperature of the brake is a function of physics.


Conservation of energy:
Kinetic Energy = Thermal Energy


mv2/2 = Ffd

where m is mass, v is velocity, Ff is the frictional...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
62
Views: 720
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: 62

Billebob,
Can you post some pictures of the Honda seat installation in your 190A. I need to do this.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Looking at a 1931 Restored Victoria

My guess is the cost of repainting the panel door to door by a professional will be $1000. A professional will want to take the panel down to bare metal otherwise he will not guarantee his work.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Original Firewall Color

All were lower body color with the exception that fleet orders of cars and trucks could be custom painted.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: front brake operating shaft

A far better corrective action is to install new shafts and new bushings such Bratton's 3040, 2930 & 2940.


Before new operating shafts became available, it was common practice to set the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 631
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Bubble balancer from HF?

I have the HF bubble balancer, and the bubble cannot be seen with hubcaps on.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,372
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: STP and Transmission: any negative experience ?

Opinions are interesting, but of no value without experience to back them up.

SAE 140 gear Oil works in the transmission and the differential! Here is my evidence.


Since I restored the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Rear Main Question ??

The 1931 cylinder block has improvements over the 1929 block. The forged bearing cap is superior to the cast bearing cap in durability (fatigue life).
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,703
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: 1938 "B" diamond engine

I have aftermarket Model "B" engines in both of my Model "A's." Both engines are strong runners 5.5:1 heads.



I always iterate the ignition timing starting with #1 at TDC on compression....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Vicky rear fenders

These are the original fenders of my 190A to use as a guide. I am told that they are common to Fordors back thru 1929, and also common to the 400A Convertible Sedan. The fenders should have the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: 1931 4 Door Flat Firewall vs Indented Firewall

Slant window Fordors made by Briggs and Murray have interchangeable body parts. That's what H. Ford demanded of them! The fit of the firewalls fit into the cowls are the same for both 1931 straight &...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 785
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: tire pressure

On my Victoria, I run 35 psig in the front tires to ease the steering effort, and I run 28 psig in the rear tires for a softer ride.

On my Coupe, I run 1932 6.00 x 18 tires with 40 psig in the...
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