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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,973
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Victorias

Try explaining to people that your Victoria is the first generation of what eventually became the big Crown Victoria police cars, taxi cabs, limos, etc.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 810
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Ford Flathead 4 vs V-8 Frames?

The 1932 V8 Model 18. 18 = first V8.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 941
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: 6V to 12V conversion

12V with a negative ground is beneficial for employing modern electronic devices in a Model "A" such as a cell phone charging port, GPS and other devices using a USB port. I have a 12V accessory...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Turn-Signals

My 1949 Ford Coupe had factory turn signals. I am guessing that Fords had factory turn signals in 1946.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 994
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: DIY Windlace

I stand corrected. The wind lace from Classtique has a core of Vinyl Tubing, not Nylon tubing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: 29 Tudor Headliner question

Seaming lace is a small diameter bead-shape material, and it may have been intended to hide gaps between upholstery panels. Some Model A's have a seaming lace between the headliner and the panels...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 994
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: DIY Windlace

The wind-lace in my kit from Classtique has a core of clear nylon tubing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Did Ford give contracts to Murray & Briggs?

From

http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/m/murray/murray.htm

"Starting in 1931, Murray began to build some of Ford’s more limited production bodies, including the highly treasured Model 190...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 990
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: what is the current cost of babbit?

Filing the caps makes scrapping the babbitts round a must do. I did mine with a pen knife and lots of Dykum Blue. Mike, you are doing it right.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,114
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Upholstery Clips - Need Advice

Brent, you hit the nail on the head. Making stuff work is not only a time consumer, but in some cases its expensive too. If you cannot solve problems, restoring a Model "A" is not doable!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 990
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: what is the current cost of babbit?

0.002" clearance on the main bearings is good to go. Use synthetic oil to get the maximum life out of your engine.


You need to be more concerned about the thrust clearance of the crankshaft in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,120
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: hidden radio ideas or just slighty out of sight. wood hide door?

You will need to deal with the static from the Model A's ignition.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,114
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Upholstery Clips - Need Advice

Brent, thanks for the info about the clips.


I already have a few bags of clips in hand, so I need to make them work. My solution is in the attached sketch.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,293
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Model A Ford Fender Debate

Hi Jon,
If it's Scott's car, his Tudor was built in Canada. Fenders the fenders, running board shields and radiator apron were originally black, but I like Scott's car the way it is.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,360
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,836
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Transmission Issues

Grinding gears will happen when the transmission oil level is too low.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,973
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Victorias

She's a beauty. You bought well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: wierd noise in engine

A center main bearing issue make itself known 100% of the time the engine is running. The timing gear may be erratic. Check the easy thing first, the timing gear!



Test the timing gear by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,973
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Victorias

Join the International Victoria Association and I will put your 190A into the record of survivors. Currently there are 518 190As in the record.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Need help identifying Victoria door post part

Here is a reproduction dovetail receptacle on my 190A. It fit and functions very well. My 190A has the reproductions on both doors.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,734
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Sanity check on lubing springs in place

Don't take the springs apart.

> Have someone rock the car side-to-side and spray the springs on both sides with SAE 10 oil. Do this a few times after driving the car;

> Buy a set of spring...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: luggage rack question.

I do not know if the reproduction chrome plated racks are the same or not. However, I have had a reproduction rack and an original rack in my hands at the same time. The original rack is much heavier...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 801
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Ford's Different Wheel Sizes

Model AA vehicles have 20" wire spoke wheels.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,329
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Wheel painting

Powder coating is the optimum finish for wheels, but it is expensive.

Here are my lessons learned:
1. Be absolutely sure there are no defects in the wheels (especially cracks) beforehand because...
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