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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 854
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Lets See Your 190A Victoria

A big thank you to Bill Cilker for all of the help he has given us sharing photos and info of his original Steel-Back.
The photos are of my car, not Bill's.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,317
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Stop light staying on

A gauge that fits into the cotter pin hole of a brake rod pin.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: What doors will fit open style cars?

The answer to your question can be found in the Ford Body Parts Price List. It will take some investigative digging in the doors section. Make a list of all open body numbers and look through the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Sun Visors, Interior

Questions regarding the use of interior sun visors in various Model "A" Fords arises from time to time, so I did some digging in the Ford Body Parts List and here is what I found:
Page 54, Roof:...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Largest Size Tires?

What are the largest size of available 19 and 21 inch tires that will fit onto a Model "A" Ford wheels?


In my opinion, a tire with a larger sidewall and larger tread will give a smoother ride....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 854
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Lets See Your 190A Victoria

Art,
Thanks for posting your photos, especially the wood assemblies. Pictures of the wood for a steel-back are rare, and very beneficial to 190A restorers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: 30-31 Victoria

Sun Visors in my 190A are common to the visors in the slant window sedans. The brackets were being reproduced and the visors are available from Model "A" upholstery kits shops.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Angle engine

The engine's angle coincides withe angle of the drive shaft and differential. The idea is to have a static straight line from the pinion gear to the crankshaft.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Spam from MAFFI

Thanks for the warning Vern.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: 30-31 Victoria

There are two 190A body styles, the Leather-back & Steel-back. Those styles refer to the top material. The Leather-Back is the 1st version of the 190A, and it was replaced by the Steel-Back starting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 854
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Lets See Your 190A Victoria

Fredski53,
Are you a member of the International Victoria Association. The reason I am asking is because I do not see your 190A listed among the surviving cars in the Associations database that I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 854
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 854
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Lets See Your 190A Victoria

Hi Jim,
Email me your pictures and I will post them for you.
modela1931@aol.com


My offer of help to post pictures of 190A cars goes for everyone else too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 854
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Lets See Your 190A Victoria

If you have a 190A in any condition, please post a picture of it here.
My pictures:
>As purchased in 1993;
>As restored in 2016;
>Vanderbilt Motor Parkway Dedication 2018.

This 190A was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 590
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Smile I Like The Car You're Sitting On

Hi Dale,
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/image.php?u=743&dateline=1405456156
It looks the car is your 190A, and you are looking good too!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: 1930 Lamp Support Bar

Before you conclude it is the headlight bar, the problem may be with the bulb socket in the headlamp. Try re orientating the bulb socket in the headlight. Also try another bulb which may have a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,213
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Homemade Motor Stand

Arbitrarily putting 0.010" shims between the flywheel housing tabs and block is a poor practice. I find the gaps often exceed 0.010", so more shims are necessary. My point is, measure the actual gaps...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,289
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: 600w

Go here to learn about 600 viscosity oil. https://www.mobil.com/English-EG/Industrial/pds/GLEGMobil-600-W-Super-Cylinder-Oil.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Hershey packing

Clem, You have way too much stuff going to Hershey. This stuff takes up space for new stuff you can bring home. All you really need is a tooth brush, tooth paste, extra undies, a clean shirt, some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: pressurized radiator?

I would opt for the pressurized radiator because it conserves coolant, and gives another control over the operating temperature of the engine. The basic relationship is PV/T in State 1 must equal...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
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: 1,138
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: 790
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: 539
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: 656
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Mitchell OD in a Victoria

A stiffer rear spring is going to deteriorate the ride.
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