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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 803
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Victorias

She's a beauty. You bought well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
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: 18
Views: 803
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: 245
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: 28
Views: 1,094
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: 347
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: 705
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: 1,214
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...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Re Insurance

Jim,
Thanks for your informative response. I will be passing your response to the board members of my local club. We are investigating insurance and its cost.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: valve clearence

Stainless steel replacement valves for Model A & B engines are the same material for intake and exhaust valves.


The most common stainless steels for automotive exhaust valves are 21-2N and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re Insurance

I am looking to learn about what Model A clubs do with regard to insurance.


Case 1: Not all club members are members of MARC / MAFCA, so they have no insurance coverage at club activities. Does...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,190
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Engine Blow By or Not

The 1st thing you should do is to test the compression in each cylinder. Everything is conjecture until you get some facts about the engine's internal condition.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Upholstery Clips - Need Advice

The door upholstery panels for my 190A came with the fasteners in the picture. Aster many attempts, I have been unable to push these clips into the 0.25" diameter holes in the doors. There must be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 660
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Dry Camshaft Gear

You can check the oil pump's flow by running the engine with the plug in the side of the block removed. This plug is where a bolt is used to hold up the oil pump during the pump's installation.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 532
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: transmission oil

"......mixing grease and transmission oil to get the thicker blend...."



I have read vintage articles that this is what a dishonest used car dealer would do to quiet a noisy transmission of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By Bob Bidonde
New England Meet In Jimny Peak

I just registered for this year's New England Meet that will be held at Jimny Peak in Massachusetts. Traveling with a group of Long Islanders, I will be arriving in Jimny Peak on Wednesday 9/11. Who...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Gas tank cap venting?

Blow compressed air through the vent hole in the cap.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Your Thoughts on this one.

Lean to the side is caused by friction between spring leaves. Give the front and rear springs a heavy dosing with WD40 so it gets between the leaves. Spring covers soaked with 140 gear oil will do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Stainless steel A.

Stainless steel Fords
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Oil Capacities...Which is it?

Dyke's and the Ford Service Bulletins are in agreement:


The transmission should have one pint of gear oil. It has been my experience that more than one pint will leak onto the floor and likely...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Torque for rear main nuts?

Ideal torque stretches the fastener to 75% of its tension yield strength to reduce the alternating stress range.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Distributor question

Things to check:
> Condition of teeth on the distributor - oil pump drive gear assembly;
> Play in shafts connecting the distributor to the drive gear assembly;
> Resistance from the fixed point...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Distributor question

Things to check:
> Condition of teeth on the distributor - oil pump drive gear assembly;
> Play in shafts connecting the distributor to the drive gear assembly;
> Resistance from the fixed point...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,907
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: Pulled over by the Police!

Ooops! Caught on candid camera!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By Bob Bidonde
Re: 31 slant window outside door handle sag

This fix works very well. The idea came from Dean Larson of Massachusetts, and I did the artwork.
Attach the spring to a convenient place on the door structure.
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