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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 686
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: battery

The best battery for your Model "A" is the one with the highest Cold Cranking Amps (CCA) for least cost.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Unknown Zenith Carburetor

Hi DJeffrey. That's a nice looking 190A Victoria Leather-Back you have. I notice that you are not a member of the International Victoria Association. I highly recommend that you join the Association...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 852
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: hoky fixs

Many years ago, the newly rebuilt motor in my 45B Coupe made some horrible noises on its maiden club run. Some moron in the re-builder's shop tied the oil pump up into the block with clothesline. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2021, 05:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 852
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: hoky fixs

Many years ago, the newly rebuilt motor in my 45B Coupe made some horrible noises on its maiden club run. Some moron in the re-builder's shop tied the oil pump up into the block with clothesline. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: MAFCA A of the day My 1931 160B b

Congratulations. You have a great looking Model "A"!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: 1931 Steel Back Victoria Arm Rests

Here are some more photos of the original arm rest.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 927
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Wrong Gear Oil?

I have been running SAE high pressure gear oils since 1962, and recently I use 75W140 GL5 synthetic blend. In fact, gear shifting is not difficult! I always double clutch to avoid grinding the gears.
Forum: Model-A 09-14-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 94
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Model "B" Oil Breather Cap

Need oil breather cap for a 1932 - 1934 Model "B" 4-cylinder engine. Email Bob at modela1931@aol.com with photo & asking price.


Found one!
Forum: Early V8 09-14-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 91
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Model "B" Oil Breather Cap

Need oil breather cap for a 1932 - 1934 Model "B" 4-cylinder engine. Email Bob at modela1931@aol.com with photo & asking price.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2021, 04:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2021, 04:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 840
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Muffler Shield Device

This works well. Nail some aluminum sheet metal flashing to the bottom of the floor boards.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2021, 04:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Brakes - depth

When the lining wears down to just above the rivet heads, change them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Starter switch

Check this out:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Model A Paint & Finish Guide

In my opinion, the best original color samples can be found on original unmolested cars and barn finds. Excellent patches of original color can be found behind the patent data plate, on the backside...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: New England Meet In Newry, Maine

To all the adventurous and brave souls who are driving a Model "A" or "AA" to the 2021 New England Meet, I pray that your trip will be a safe one with no roadside clinics, no traffic jams, no idiot...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,092
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Fuel Gage

hazelhoff, I like your your gadget for adjusting the gas gauge. Can I use your design in a presentation slide?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Lower Level = Leak Less?

Greg, Yes, share it as you like, but not for $$.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,092
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Fuel Gage

Adjusting the gauge is simple:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Diamond block engine

Its been my career experience that before computer controlled machinery, a casting was a pattern maker's art. Thus no two companies will have had the exact same casting. It's the finish machining...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: New England Meet In Newry, Maine

I am taking the Orient Point to New London Ferry across the Sound.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By Bob Bidonde
New England Meet In Newry, Maine

My Victoria is ready to go on an adventure from Long Island, NY to Newry, Maine for the 2021 New England Model A Ford Meet. Are any of you going?:)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 787
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: A parts dealer catalogs

I don't have this problem with my hard-copy catalog.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Rear axle shims

Take the key out of the right rear axle hub and attempt to drive the car on the friction fit of the taper alone. Let me know how far the car goes. As for the torque value, the higher the torque, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Rear axle shims

Some reverse engineering shows this is how the rear axle taper works, and the probable causes of a drum rubbing on the backing plate:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: transmission, universal joint ? oiling discussion

After restoring the car, who has had a u-joint fail because of the lack of lubrication?
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