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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re 62nd New England Meet

The 62nd New England Meet in Lake George, New York put-on by the Adirondack A's was a great opportunity to meet with friends I do not often have an opportunity to see. Lots of interesting Model A's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,064
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Oil Return Pipe

In 1928 there were some engines made without an oil return pipe.


If the oil return pipe in question is the one in the rear main bearing, running without it does no harm to the engine. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: How to balance fan blades?

You can balance a fan using a wheel bubble balancer. Better yet, install an electric fan.



Never, never, never, never us an original 2-blade fan, no matter how pretty it looks, because there...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Paint advice

My 190A was painted using DuPont's Nason single stage urethane. Urethane over an epoxy primer is perhaps the most durable paint on the planet.


Once cured, the urethane has a wet look shine and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 602
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Mitchell OD in a Victoria

A stiffer rear spring is going to deteriorate the ride.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,800
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: 16 inch wheels

The improvement in the ride, and the removable hubcaps are fantastic features of later V8 wheels.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,800
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: 16 inch wheels

1932 18-inch wheels look better in my opinion. The improvement in the ride is fantastic.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: U-joint Play

If your U-Joint is an original riveted type (photo on the right), replace it with a Spicer type (photo on the left). The U-Joint is bolted to the transmission's output shaft, so there should be no...
Forum: Model-A 09-11-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 133
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Model "B" Oil Breather

I need a breather cap for a Model B, 1932 - 1934.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Stuck head

Forget about the rope, and running the engine with the head nuts off. Neither of those work on a stubborn head. Try this. You need to have the water pump on. Lay the plain pieces of 2x4 on top of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: model b engine worth

I have a limit of $125 for a long block where the condition / serviceability is unknown. Both of my Model A's have "B" Engines, and I went through 4 of them to get 2 usable ones. I would not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Victoria Steelback -- Seats--

My 190A is a steel-back and it is slightly later than Bill Cilker's car. The front seats have the 3-hole brackets and rods. By the way, you can make the rods from 1930-'31 radiator support rods.

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Forum: Model-A 09-08-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 85
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Oil Breather Cap

I need an oil breather cap for a Model "B" Ford engine. The Model "B" cap is larger in diameter than the Model "A" cap. Email modela1931@aol.com
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Rear bumper confusion.

Standard equipment is the double set of bumper bars. The front type bumper on the rear of passenger cars was an option.
Pickup trucks did not have rear bumpers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Treatments For Rubber Parts

What products do you recommend to clean and cosmetically enhance the rubber on the running boards?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 742
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: looking for a insert bearing thread

Go to Antique Engine Rebuilding in Skokie, Illinois.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Dropping the oil Pan

The oil pump should come down inside of the oil pan as it is somewhat trapped by the dip tray. When installing the pan, put the pump into the block 1st and secure it with a bolt in the hole provided...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,015
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: hub caps

What is the factual evidence that FOMOCO installed hub caps after the wheels were on the cars?



Starting in 1932, the lug nuts were under the hub caps, so FOMOCO made the caps easily...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,514
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: I'm assuming this is bad. How bad?

Clean the crack and find its ends. If possible, stop its growth by drilling its ends with a 0.125" bit. I have successfully used J B Weld to seal cracks, and in one case I used it to patch a rear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Diamond Head?

I do not think the "Diamond" is a Ford caster's mark. Perhaps someone out there can enlighten us with facts as to what the "Diamond" signifies. This is right up Puck's Alley!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Timing with 6.0 Head

I start by timing at standard way, zero advance @ TDC. From zero advance @ TDC timing, I drive and iterate the advance to find the sweet spot with the lever all the down. This is done by tweaking the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Diamond Head?

In my opinion, the "Diamond" means nothing other than it is an aftermarket casting makers mark.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Gaskets 101, advice?

If you leave-out or loose the 2 bolts connecting the intake manifold to the exhaust manifold, there is no need to machine the manifolds flat. Doing this results in a gap between the hot spot...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Night driving ?

FOMOCO expected the Model "A" owner / driver to periodically check the specific gravity of the battery's electrolyte and adjust the charging rate accordingly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,150
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: New Snyders head

Old school works for me too. I use a large flat cross-cut file across a Model A cylinder head and cylinder block deck to remove high spots.



I am of the opinion that a Model A & B cylinder...
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