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by vonheine
December 22nd, 2018, 7:56 pm
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: 1931 Commercial Cowl
Replies: 0
Views: 713

1931 Commercial Cowl

I am interested in finding a real nice 1931 commercial cowl. This will have bolt holes to fasten to a flat bulkhead/firewall for mounting non-Ford bodies, mail trucks, school buses, depot hacks, etc.
by vonheine
November 30th, 2018, 12:45 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: AA mail truck or other closed wood bodies
Replies: 13
Views: 1290

Re: AA mail truck or other closed wood bodies

Thank you for posting this amazing photograph. This is the only photograph that I have seen with a 1929- early 1930 nose. This “box” is either sitting on the same frame part number that I own or is this a 157 inch wheel base truck? Where did you learn about the 5 panel vs a 4 panel? I have gone back...
by vonheine
November 30th, 2018, 5:23 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: AA mail truck or other closed wood bodies
Replies: 13
Views: 1290

Re: AA mail truck or other closed wood bodies

Hello Bud, Neil, and others interested in this thread: I am joining the Postal As group and I have learned that AA mail truck drawings are available through that club. They also have drawings for the “box” for the A car frame. It seems that the A car drawings are also needed to get a comprehensive u...
by vonheine
November 29th, 2018, 2:13 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: The Right Frame for a Mail Truck
Replies: 4
Views: 637

Re: The Right Frame for a Mail Truck

Neil, as always, You're the Best! You did answer my question. Your thinking is that if I choose to use my frame, although it is 10 inches shorter than the ideal, you believe it would still accept the 1931 AA mail truck body. I understand that this would not be historically correct. All of the other ...
by vonheine
November 28th, 2018, 6:02 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: The Right Frame for a Mail Truck
Replies: 4
Views: 637

The Right Frame for a Mail Truck

(I am hoping that Neil can help with this question) I have a 1930 Ford AA truck frame that is in excellent shape. Based upon Neil's work, it is a AA-5005-B-d1. It measures 171-5/16 long. The truck had an 82-A cab with a 1930 style fuel cap. The fuel tank and the fire wall are in good shape. The radi...
by vonheine
November 15th, 2018, 9:36 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: AA mail truck or other closed wood bodies
Replies: 13
Views: 1290

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: 13
Views: 1290

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: 13
Views: 1290

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: 510

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: 1377

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: 1795

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: 934

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: 788

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: 905

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: 905

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 ...