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by vonheine
November 15th, 2018, 9:36 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: AA mail truck or other closed wood bodies
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: AA mail truck or other closed wood bodies

How much do you want for a set of drawings? Where did you obtain them?
by vonheine
November 13th, 2018, 9:44 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: AA mail truck or other closed wood bodies
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: AA mail truck or other closed wood bodies

I met a guy at the Hershey 2018 meet that said he has copies of the blueprints for Model A Ford mail truck bodies, based upon the car chassis. I am trying to connect with him to obtain those as I believe the front 2/3rds would be exactly the same for the AA chassis. The straight part must just be lo...
by vonheine
November 13th, 2018, 5:45 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: AA mail truck or other closed wood bodies
Replies: 7
Views: 171

AA mail truck or other closed wood bodies

As good sheet metal continues to become hard to find, I am considering building a period correct wood body for my AA truck. Does anyone know if AA mail truck body blue prints are available? Does anyone have period blueprints for wood closed bodies for a 131 wb AA truck?
by vonheine
November 5th, 2018, 7:41 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: BB-7063, 4-speed pilot bearing spacer
Replies: 1
Views: 126

BB-7063, 4-speed pilot bearing spacer

I am hoping that the club's 4-speed overhaul expert or historian can explain to me why Ford made this particular spacer out of round wire instead of as a machined part with a cross-section that has parallel surfaces or as a "D" shaped spacer made from slightly harder material or perhaps bearing bron...
by vonheine
November 1st, 2018, 5:16 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Model A Days at Gilmore Model A Museum
Replies: 10
Views: 716

Re: Model A Days at Gilmore Model A Museum

I recently went to the huge swap meet in Hershey, PA. I met a guy that was involved with the Gilmore that convinced me that it was worth visiting. After reading this post combined with the photographs, I definitely want to go.
by vonheine
October 29th, 2018, 5:03 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Differential substitutions for higher speed
Replies: 15
Views: 608

Re: Differential substitutions for higher speed

It would take some research to find the right custom gear company to make brand new ring and pinion sets, but it's not impossible. As discussed, the Ford AA high speed ratio is 5:14 to 1 , (7 teeth on the pinion, 36 teeth on the ring gear). A custom gear manufacturer could copy the bearing diameters...
by vonheine
August 16th, 2018, 8:15 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: GREAT SOURCE FOR VINTAGE BEARINGS
Replies: 3
Views: 589

Re: GREAT SOURCE FOR VINTAGE BEARINGS

South Shore Bearing is local to me. I have bought bearings there for more than 30 years.Most of my AA truck bearings were purchased from SSB. Steve recently helped me with new bearings for AA four speed transmissions. He knows his stuff and it’s a great place.
by vonheine
August 3rd, 2018, 10:27 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: GROOVED VERSUS SMOOTH HYATT STYLE ROLLER BEARINGS
Replies: 4
Views: 477

Re: GROOVED VERSUS SMOOTH HYATT STYLE ROLLER BEARINGS

I am very interested in this discussion. I have three NOS BB-1225 wheel bearings that have the spiral grooves, and yes they float in the cages just enough to keep the rollers parallel with the two races under a heavy flexing load. I believe the spiral grooves are designed to hold grease rather than ...
by vonheine
August 2nd, 2018, 9:51 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 1930 AA 4 SPEED SHIFT TOWER
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: 1930 AA 4 SPEED SHIFT TOWER

Did I misunderstand? Do you mean shift knob movement of 6 inches left to right when it is in gear, 1st or 3rd?
by vonheine
August 1st, 2018, 10:09 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 1930 AA 4 SPEED SHIFT TOWER
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: 1930 AA 4 SPEED SHIFT TOWER

I just finished rebuilding my 4 speed tower. It is mounted on a wooden test stand while I complete the work on the transmission. I have not actually measured the amount of travel from first to second or third to fourth, but it’s a lot of movement. Your measurement of 6 inches seems to be about what ...
by vonheine
June 14th, 2018, 7:32 pm
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: 1928 1929 A or AA Upper Windshield Header Panel
Replies: 6
Views: 1901

Re: 1928 1929 A or AA Upper Windshield Header Panel

Is this still available? Is this for an 82-A cab?
by vonheine
June 7th, 2018, 4:58 pm
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: 28-29 Outside long mirror bracket
Replies: 2
Views: 731

Re: 28-29 Outside long mirror bracket

Long mirror brackets are being sold on E-Bay right now , see item number 202330227792
by vonheine
June 5th, 2018, 5:45 pm
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: Wanted: good original manual windshield wiper
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Re: Wanted: good original manual windshield wiper

Wow! Thank you! The information that you have is amazing! So, I will buy an original that matches your 82-A closed cab specifications.
by vonheine
June 4th, 2018, 5:39 pm
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: Wanted: good original manual windshield wiper
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Re: Wanted: good original manual windshield wiper

First of all, Thank You for the response. I was hoping to find a real nice one. I see that there are new manufactured manual wipers, but I am not sure how they compare to the originals in regard to dimensions. The new ones are all fancy chrome or stainless, which I could work over to make black, but...
by vonheine
June 1st, 2018, 5:12 pm
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: Wanted: good original manual windshield wiper
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Wanted: good original manual windshield wiper

I am interested in finding a good original manual windshield wiper for a 1929 82A commercial truck cab. Joseph cell 781-249-4478 text or call