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by 1crosscut
November 11th, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Engine Assessment Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: Engine Assessment Questions

Sounds to me like you get a good bit of satisfaction by working on mechanical things. At the very least you need to pull the pan, clean it, check the oil pump, remove the valve cover and clean out the valve chamber. While the pan is off you should also check the bearing clearances on the rods and th...
by 1crosscut
October 17th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: AA Truck Wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 777

Re: AA Truck Wheels

Several years ago I bought a couple of wheels from a gent a few states away. He put duct tape around the wheel where the flap would normally be and wrote the addresses on the tape. Sent it USPS and it cost less than $30 per wheel. Prices have gone up since then but if USPS still allows that it might...
by 1crosscut
September 22nd, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Two Bulb Headlights
Replies: 9
Views: 1329

Re: Two Bulb Headlights

For turn signals the vendors sell some that fit in between the two front bumper bars. They are bright shiny chrome looking. I painted mine flat black. They work very well. I used contact cement to attach the wires leading up to them to the under side of each of the bumper support arms. Attached like...
by 1crosscut
September 15th, 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Headlights and Horn In-op
Replies: 21
Views: 2321

Re: Headlights and Horn In-op

The good news is,,,, you don't have to take much apart !!! :lol: You made me laugh out loud on that one. Looks like you got a "basket case" that could have very good bones. Having no rust on the cab would be a definite plus. Pictures don't show any rust but the areas that are usually rusted are not...
by 1crosscut
September 15th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: moving on to breaks.
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

Re: moving on to breaks.

Lots of things to do to get brakes working as they should. This past winter I installed a set of floaters on a Model A pickup. It was the first time I had worked with the floaters and they drove me bonkers for a while for a couple of reasons. The main one was I was asked to step into a brake project...
by 1crosscut
September 12th, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Headlights and Horn In-op
Replies: 21
Views: 2321

Re: Headlights and Horn In-op

Well 30 mph is pretty much cruising speed in the AA trucks with the worm drive rear end. Now your lugging down to 15 mph on hills is a bit troubling. Are you sure that you have the timing set correctly and are operating the spark advance lever as it should be? If it is too retarded you will lack pow...
by 1crosscut
September 10th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Thermal Dynamics
Replies: 14
Views: 1180

Re: Thermal Dynamics

Try the Penrite oil. It can do wonders for a leaking steering box.
by 1crosscut
September 10th, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Headlights and Horn In-op
Replies: 21
Views: 2321

Re: Headlights and Horn In-op

On the horn make sure the connections to the horn are clean. You can get at them by removing the small screw on the back cover of the horn. Then take a small piece of fine sand paper and polish the commutator. Do this by turning the horn motor by hand and holding the sand paper against the commutato...
by 1crosscut
September 10th, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Warford Packing
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: Warford Packing

Love the new PA system!

I'll send you a p.m. on the packing.

Have you had any issues with oil migrating out the rear of the Warford?
by 1crosscut
September 9th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Thermal Dynamics
Replies: 14
Views: 1180

Re: Thermal Dynamics

Glad that you won the battle on the overheating!!

Steering box leaking at the bottom end or at the end of the sector?
by 1crosscut
September 8th, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Warford Packing
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Warford Packing

I've been working on my Warford and would like some input on the packing. On the parts list it shows two pieces of packing (#2048) specified for the rear support (#2044). In an earlier post http://forums.aa-fords.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6078&hilit=warford+transmission AAholic posted where he used a ...
by 1crosscut
September 7th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: Manley Wrecking Crane Tow Truck
Replies: 8
Views: 644

Re: Manley Wrecking Crane Tow Truck

Buffalo NY I believe.
by 1crosscut
September 1st, 2019, 8:48 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Setting timing with test light.
Replies: 7
Views: 769

Re: Setting timing with test light.

Keep us posted. I think you will win this one.
by 1crosscut
September 1st, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Rod knockin'
Replies: 19
Views: 2927

Re: Rod knockin'

Bob C wrote:
September 1st, 2019, 11:30 am
How much clearance are you running on the bearings??

Bob
Good Question to ask the builder and it would be good to have someone check the clearances of the new bearings before installation.
by 1crosscut
August 31st, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Rod knockin'
Replies: 19
Views: 2927

Re: Rod knockin'

Go back to the stock distributor set up and see if that helps. That way you will know if that is the problem. You don't want to be running it if it is so advanced it's causing it to knock. Engines don't like that. Well, turns out the rattle was not timing related, I thought it was because I could c...