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by 1crosscut
January 14th, 2020, 5:15 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Wing nut for top bracket hold down
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Wing nut for top bracket hold down

Muratic acid / water mix at 50% solution will remove the chrome plating very quickly. I use this mixture to take the plating off of nuts, bolts, washers etc... to make them more easily painted.
by 1crosscut
December 30th, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Transmission Support
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: Transmission Support

I use a ratchet strap slung underneath it.
by 1crosscut
December 3rd, 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: AA truck Ride
Replies: 11
Views: 757

Re: AA truck Ride

Have you dissembled your springs, cleaned them up and lubricated them? They are plenty stiff and every little bit helps. Having a soft seat is a plus too.
by 1crosscut
November 16th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Compression Test
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Compression Test

You would need to have the head off to look at the shape of the domes in the head.
by 1crosscut
November 16th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Compression Test
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Compression Test

75 on all for would be excellent compression. Stock heads usually give up to around 65 lbs compression. Is this a high compression head?
The main thing even if compression on the lower side is to have all 4 cylinders to have readings that are pretty close to each other.
by 1crosscut
November 11th, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Engine Assessment Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 585

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: 1501

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: 1793

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: 3018

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: 1391

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: 3018

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: 1617

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: 3018

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: 970

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: 1617

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?