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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,183
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Body Lines of Model "A"

PalAl, the space behind the rear seat, AKA the bustle, is good for storing blankets and little else. Anything put onto the floor in bustle requires long arms to retrieve, but mine are short. There is...
Forum: Model-A 09-19-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 116
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Parts & Accessories

For sale:
>Blue Dots for tail light, new reproduction, plastic $5 for 7;
>1930-'31 Cowl Light Arm, original, needs plating $5;
>1930-'31 Cowl Lights, original, complete pair less arms $50;
>Fog...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: 600w vs 90w

Denali, the stuff sold as M-353 600W foams badly and should not be used in a transmission or differential. I have been using SAE 75W-140 successfully. You should use the gear oil typically used in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Body Lines of Model "A"

Which better depicts the spirit of the Model "A" Ford 190A Victoria? The luggage rack or the tire cover?
Ever since I saw a big Marmon Victoria at a car show many years ago, I became determined to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,454
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Model A parts Suppliers.

I highly respect and admire a Model A parts supplier that will advise me of the fit, form and function of a reproduction part. In this regard, I am spoiled by my local supplier, Bob Bader's Antique...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 980
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Trying Something Different For Heat

There is no way I am poking a hole through the firewalls of my Model A's for a manifold heater. I have the ram air heater through the floor boards in my Coupe, and it is inadequate but better than...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Exhaust manifold for model B engine

A Model "A" exhaust manifold fits onto a Model "B" engine without any modifications, and it installs in same way it did on the Model "A." The photo is of the Model "B" engine in my 190A. However, if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: PCV valve good idea?

I modified a reproduction Air Maze by putting a copper fitting into its throat. I also took an accessory draft tube that was on the breather and replaced its metal flex line with a rubber hose. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: speed error

GPS measurement of speed has signal processing and transmission errors. RADAR is much more precise, so find a RADAR speed indicator sign you can drive by to check your speedometer. Typically RADAR...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: A and B engine match

To attach a Model "A" transmission to a Model "B" engine, you need to modify the Model "B" oil pan, use a Model "A" flywheel housing and a Model "A" bell housing.
Forum: Model-A 09-14-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Parts & Accessories For Sale

Added another dome light, and more parts to come as I liquid my inventory of Model "A" parts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Tire Ooze Cleaner

Dmaxweb, thanks for the tip, I will try Super Clean.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Fan blade

Checking an original fan blade for cracks is not assurance that a blade will depart while running the car. Drive with an original fan blade and you are playing Russian Roulette.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 980
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Trying Something Different For Heat

Thanks Brent. The bench seat heating pad arrived yesterday, so now I have enough heating pads for all of the seats in 190A.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: st"A"rt in 46 seconds

If the engine kicked back, you would suffer wrist injuries because of the way you gripped the crank. I notice you did not use the choke, so did you pre-warm the engine? All in all, that's a nice...
Forum: Model-A 09-13-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Fan blade

After all of the horror stories regarding fan failures, I am astounded that anyone is running an original Ford fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Tire Ooze Cleaner

I have Universal tires on my 190A and they are oozing a brown substance through the sidewalls. I have tried many, but I have not found a tire cleaner that takes the ooze off thoroughly even after...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 980
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Trying Something Different For Heat

JWilliams, good thinking re the bench pad. If the pads I have work, I will use them on the front seats of my Victoria, and buy a heated bench seat pad for the rear seat.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Carpet question

I have carpets by LeBaron Bonney and Classtique, and they are equal in materials and workmanship. I highly recommend Classtique's carpet.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Bearing adjustments

For the low quality motor oils of the 1930s, and the every day driving conditions back then, it was likely necessary to adjust the bearings as Page suggests. However, not today.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: '31 slant window loose door shafts

I had this condition on my Coupe. To remove the play, I made a brass bushing out of tubing. Split the bushing if necessary. You can slide a bushing onto the shaft and into the sheet metal supporting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 980
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Trying Something Different For Heat

As an experiment for a comfort heat source, I am installing 12V heated seat covers, one in the back seat and one on the front seat. If this works, I will install two more heated seat covers.
The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 859
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Toe-In Lesson Learned

Measuring 1/32" to 1/16" between front wheels and or tires makes no sense to me as both the wheels and tires usually have run-outs more than 1/16". The Model "A" that was 8 degrees out needed 4 turns...
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