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by dhetch
June 7th, 2018, 6:54 pm
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: Looking for dual high fill tube and dipstick
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Looking for dual high fill tube and dipstick

Looking for dual high fill tube and dipstick. Factory 28-29 dual high.
by dhetch
June 7th, 2018, 6:48 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Length of Dipstick for Dual High?
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Length of Dipstick for Dual High?

Does anybody have a dipstick from a dual high that you can measure from where it sits in the cap down to the full mark or full range? I don't have one accessible and I need to check the lube level.
Thanks,
Dave
by dhetch
May 31st, 2018, 11:28 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Driveshaft bearing
Replies: 11
Views: 599

Re: Driveshaft bearing

Bob, I just called Terry at Little Dearborn (They have since downsized and moved) and he said they no longer have their stock of AA parts. He recommended the guy who bought many of them (Chuck's Trucks 203-288-2769) If I am not mistaken, I believe those same bearings, seals, and race are used in the...
by dhetch
December 18th, 2017, 7:11 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Front radius rods question
Replies: 9
Views: 923

Re: Front radius rods question

While mixing and matching front end parts you should be aware that there are a number of different spindles, bearings, and hubs for these 28 & 29 trucks. If I remember correctly, my Oct 28 had some of these parts on it that the Service Bulletins said should be replaced (free) at the next dealer serv...
by dhetch
December 9th, 2017, 10:33 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: High Speed Gears - worm drive
Replies: 4
Views: 669

Re: High Speed Gears - worm drive

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by dhetch
October 23rd, 2017, 7:55 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Putting Wire Spokes on the '28/'29
Replies: 19
Views: 2420

Re: Putting Wire Spokes on the '28/'29

Many years ago I had the same problem and found some slightly raised steel hole plugs that snapped right into the wheel. You might check Graybar Electric or Grainger or McMaster-Carr. If you want a more "authentic" interim look or if you have axle shafts pushing these out, you can use a hole saw or ...
by dhetch
August 14th, 2017, 2:40 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 28 worm drive brake drums
Replies: 10
Views: 1377

Re: 28 worm drive brake drums

Kevin, You might also look at play between the hub and the axle housing. It is not uncommon to have the bottom of the wheel bearing surface on the axle surface worn down (you can see it with the hub off) along with worn rear wheel bearings (often caused by the irregularities in the bottom of the axl...
by dhetch
July 26th, 2017, 7:19 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Ford Dragtraktor
Replies: 5
Views: 1305

Re: Ford Dragtraktor

Magnus, First I must compliment on your ability to get these photos onto the forum. You are far better at it than I am. I would be very interested in finding out how those transmissions and rear differential are attached together. Any pictures or service manual diagrams or other information on how F...
by dhetch
July 7th, 2017, 9:55 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: worm drive rear end cleaning
Replies: 6
Views: 1304

Re: worm drive rear end cleaning

It is good that you are aware of the need for the proper gear lube. Just so you know, there was an article in the 2017 Double AAer on selecting the proper gear lube. It is not rocket science but many of the Model A suppliers are claiming they are providing the proper lube when there is nothing to ba...
by dhetch
May 22nd, 2017, 7:24 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Rear hub bearings
Replies: 21
Views: 3604

Re: Rear hub bearings

Jeff, In my book, it is totally toast. With wear so uneven, the axle shaft may be bent also. So if you have the other hub off and it looks good, you might be down to having one good hub and axle shaft, some brake parts, and a drive shaft out of all this. If this axle is not a high speed ratio, it is...
by dhetch
May 12th, 2017, 11:09 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Rear hub bearings
Replies: 21
Views: 3604

Re: Rear hub bearings

I tried removing one of those inner races on a 28 (slightly shorter and smaller bearing) and was never able to move it before the end of the race (where the groove for the snap ring is) snapped off. Maybe the outcome would have been better if I had filled it with dry ice, but I would try it on your ...
by dhetch
May 10th, 2017, 3:16 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: New member, new to the AA's
Replies: 18
Views: 3186

Re: New member, new to the AA's

I would suggest that you check that your high-low is engaged in either of the speeds and is not in between gears. If it has not been moved in a while, it could be hard to move without breaking things. Oil and massage back and forth and it should free up eventually. If you can't wait on the High-Low,...
by dhetch
May 9th, 2017, 12:44 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: New member, new to the AA's
Replies: 18
Views: 3186

Re: New member, new to the AA's

Hi Josh, welcome to the hobby. The first thing I would recommend is cleaning off the serial number on the frame and taking a picture of it. The AA club has instructions as to where it is and approx. when it was built. You will find this very valuable for every part you buy. Next join the AA club and...
by dhetch
May 8th, 2017, 8:32 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Rear hub bearings
Replies: 21
Views: 3604

Re: Rear hub bearings

Jeff, If your hubs and bearings are so bad, you might want to check the bottom of the wheel bearing surfaces on your axle housing. The tops and sides are usually OK unless they have been submerged in water, but the bottom takes all the load. If you need to repair the axle housing bearing surfaces, y...
by dhetch
April 15th, 2017, 6:45 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Garage door height?
Replies: 10
Views: 1727

Re: Garage door height?

Luke, my 28 measures 80" to the rear top center of the cab. That is an absolute minimum. I always considered door height to be like beauty or money in the bank- you can't have too much of a good thing. Will you ever want to put this or another truck on a trailer so you are ready to go first thing in...