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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
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: 50
Views: 1,480
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: 3
Views: 274
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: 3,611
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: 259
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: 242
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: 8
Views: 494
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...
Forum: Model-A 05-16-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 110
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Fog Lamp

#4012A 6V/35W amber sealed beam, 5.47 Amps, 8800 approximate candle power, 40"X7" beam spread (horizontal x vertical), 5.75" diameter, screw terminals. Fits Doo Ray 600 and other 6" fog lamps. Price...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Upholstry Stapler

Bill Terry, I don't your comment re using brads. How do you secure side, rear and header upholstery panels with tacks / staples??? Re using brads, you pull the panel cloth over the nail heads so they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Upholstry Stapler

The applications for staples are installing the headliner and perhaps the seat covers. However, I prefer using tacks on the seats because are more easily removed to make adjustments. Brads have a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,225
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Rear End Pressure

The rear axle & torque tube in Al's Tudor held pressure. There is a seal at the front of the torque Tube that will prevent venting through the transmission. A sealed rear bearing in the the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 479
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Cleaning a crudy Oil filler pipe assembly

In the Model "A" and Model "B" oil breather pipes, the baffles are a separate sheet metal stampings and can be pulled out for cleaning.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,225
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Rear End Pressure

Running gears produce a lot of heat because of the sliding nature of tooth engagement (high friction). The gear oil transfers heat to the rear axle housings, torque tube and transmission case....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,018
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: HP & Torque For Various Cylinder Heads

I thought that this topic would stimulate some interesting discussion. Marshall, you didn't disappoint us as your escapades are always interesting, and I appreciate your sharing experiences with us. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: A pan on a B engine

I have modified a Model "A" oil pan to it the Model "B" engine in my Coupe. Here's an overview of what was done:
> The cutout for the rear main bearing in the back of the pan needs to be enlarged....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: 1930 Pictures of NYPD Patrol Cars

I wonder how many hi-compression police heads were on those cars?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: 1930 Pictures of NYPD Patrol Cars

Crime in New York was rampant in the 1920s and 1930s. Murder Incorporated was very busy. The photo on the left is a NYPD 1928 Model A Roadster. The other photo is a NYPD 1929 Model A Roadster.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By Bob Bidonde
1930 Pictures of NYPD Patrol Cars

NYPD on parade in New York City. The patrol cars are 1930 Model "A" Roadsters. If anyone has more of these NYPD photos, please post them.
Note the wind wings. Also the spare tire on the front...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,018
Posted By Bob Bidonde
HP & Torque For Various Cylinder Heads

The dynamometer figures that follow where cherry-picked from the internet some time ago, and I did not make note of their sources. The figures are at the flywheel, and running with modern gasoline....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,229
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Police engines

I found these dyno test results on the internet. Judging by the numbers, they are at the flywheel:
4.2:1 Head: 38 HP & 130 lbs-ft Torque;
5.5:1 Head: 47 HP & 141 lbs-ft Torque;
6:1 Head: 58 HP...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,284
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Hows your Shortened pitman arm working?

I liked it so much in my 190A that I bought one for my 45B also.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 986
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: A Very Disturbing History of the Company and 1930s Germany

The bottom line is that the Ford Motor Company helped the USA and its allies win WW2. Henry Ford's politics were not in the mainstream, and it matters not 77 years after his death.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,085
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Oldest Surviving Model "A"

Re Edison's Model "A," it is my understanding that the car given to him was a Phaeton, but he asked that it be changed to a sedan because of the cold weather in New Jersey. So Ford had a Tudor body...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,085
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Oldest Surviving Model "A"

Has the Model "A" with the Engine Number 189 been authenticated to be the oldest surviving Model "A" Ford?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Body Conversion Question

The Victoria is almost unique including some brackets on the frame. It only shares parts with the 400A and 180A. There is no way the 190A has any body parts common to a 1929 car.
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