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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 455
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Borescope results - diagnosing cylinder, exhaust leaks

From all you have shown and said about this engine, my opinion is to run it for a 100 miles and recheck the compression.

If you windup taking this engine apart, I highly recommend that you junk...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Cylinder #4 Running Hot

Cylinder 4 does not get the benefit of pumped coolant flow, so it runs hotter. What compensates for the lack of pumped coolant flow about Cylinder 4 is the 3 coolant jackets that surround it. These...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Cylinder #4 Running Hot

The Model "A" engine makes twice the power of the Model "T" engine, so it runs hotter.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,245
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: What is the hardest Model A accessory to find

I have seen the fender lights, and they are miniature versions of the cowl lights of the applicable years.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,625
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Why Only One Color for the Station Wagon?

Same question for truck cabs, why only green? Me thinks it had something to do with cost.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Rattle can Wheel Paint (Tacoma Cream)?

Y-Blockhead's recommendation of Krylon's Buttercream is very close to the color of the powder coat Tacoma Cream on my Victoria.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 562
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Tight Valve Guides

0.003" interference fit of the guide into the block is excessive. Check this Federal Mogul Service Bulletin SB2188. Federal Mogul specifies the interference fit (AKA press-fit) should be 0.001" to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 544
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: grounding distributor

Here is my criteria for checking the ground resistance of the distributor. I strive to get the resistance of the ground path to 2 Ohms or less.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Water Pump Removal

I am preparing a presentation about removing the water pump from 1928, 1929 and 1930-'31 cars. My cars are 1931s, so I am sketchy about taking the pump out of 1928 and 1929 cars.
My questions are:...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Changing distributor points

This is what I preach to my local club.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Victoria Association window shades

The Victoria Association had shade cloth reproduced. It was beige in color and had an intricate diamond pattern.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,173
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Solo Motor Installation

Trial & error is a fantastic way to learn about our Model "A" Fords.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Oil Pressure - OK

An oil pressure gauge on a Model "A" only indicates the oil pump's output pressure, and not the pressure of the oil feeds to the bearings in the motor. There's one exception, and that is the center...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Need Source For Rebuilt Shocks

Thanks all for your recommendations. Stay safe you all, God bless America and long live the Republic!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: cupped washer

Forces acting on the front radius rod ball are both up and down due to the lever action of the front axle. The routine forces are due to breaking and suspension effects (bumps, friction, etc.). Thus...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Need Source For Rebuilt Shocks

Has anyone taken over Robert Paul's shock rebuilding business?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: 12 volt ignition coil

When 12V systems came out in the mid 1950s, ignition coils remained the same for 6v systems, but external resistance was added. When starting the car, the add-on resistance was bypassed to give the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Follow-Up Model A Upholstery Mystery

At Classtique, ask for Mike.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: New clutch: Judder from hell

I had the same issue, and I solved it by adjusting the front engine mount. Tighten down on the springs to change the response frequency of the new clutch.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: gas cap gasket

Make a gasket from the flat side of an oil container. Oil containers are impervious to modern gasoline. Make the outside diameter of the gasket a snug fit into the cap.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Carburetor paint

POR-15 Chassis Black is impervious to modern gasoline.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Cyl. Head

This should help you identify various heads.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: brake life

Bonded linings wear more quickly than woven linings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,371
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By Bob Bidonde
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