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by KimVanOrder
June 9th, 2018, 3:03 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: gas mileage AA
Replies: 8
Views: 518

Re: gas mileage AA

Stakebed wrote:
June 8th, 2018, 8:29 pm
1crosscut wrote:
May 13th, 2018, 8:36 pm
The miles per gallon is not nearly as important as the smiles per mile.
Exactly - the answer the question of what mpg do you get is "enough" haha
Just as long as it is not " Just about enough"!!!
by KimVanOrder
June 9th, 2018, 3:01 pm
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB '31 steel top cab
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: WTB '31 steel top cab

Kim, I found a vendor in CA that sells a drop in piece to make the cab a solid top. What did your father in law use to support it from inside? Did he use the wood ribs as if it were a canvas top? Nope. Simpler than that! A piece of 3/4" plywood. then wrapped it with the covering. He even put 'ribs'...
by KimVanOrder
June 8th, 2018, 7:12 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: gas mileage AA
Replies: 8
Views: 518

Re: gas mileage AA

I'm getting about 9 MPG, So range should be about 75 miles. Leaving room for error!! It would be fun to fill the tank, (Put an extra 5 gal. in the back) and just take off and see how far you get. Problem is,,, I think i'd run out of day light be for gas!! :lol:
by KimVanOrder
May 28th, 2018, 3:44 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: LOCATING ODD NOISE
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Re: LOCATING ODD NOISE

I had a rattle in my 28 that I chased for a yr.. Finely found it to be the Pass. side door latch actuator. Some times gone, some times sing like mad. I put shrink tube over it and now all is quiet'er'. Good hunting..
by KimVanOrder
May 26th, 2018, 4:24 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: How to install a WARFORD in a 28 AA
Replies: 16
Views: 641

Re: How to install a WARFORD in a 28 AA

how about going back to original and use a three speed? Both 3 and 4 speeds have a 1:1 hi speed ratio. So top speed will be the same. With the extra trany you should have enough gears to play with.. Will that solve your installation issues?.. Just some thoughts..
by KimVanOrder
May 24th, 2018, 1:48 pm
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB '31 steel top cab
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: WTB '31 steel top cab

I want to put on late 1931 steel top cab on the '31 I'm restoring. Can anyone lead me to one? If your not hung up on being 'original', have one built. My dad in law just put a flat top on cab. No one seems to notice. If you go to a body man they may be able to form something for you. just a thought...
by KimVanOrder
May 11th, 2018, 4:29 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: your opinion of mitchell overdrive
Replies: 16
Views: 1322

Re: your opinion of mitchell overdrive

I have a "utili TT" over / under drive unit. Anyone have any experiences with one? Three position shift. Straight thru, 50% under drive, and overdrive. It was bolted onto the front end of a '30 style worm drive rear end. All straight cut gears in it. Any input is appreciated.

KVO
by KimVanOrder
May 11th, 2018, 4:23 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Driveshaft bearing
Replies: 11
Views: 599

Re: Driveshaft bearing

So, a spacer to hold the bearing in the proper place at the least. A bushing. I guess a spacer which is splined for the drive shaft would work. It seems like a spacer is more work that finding the gear. Neil: As always , you correct. But I used to be a machinist so I always lean that way. Make one ...
by KimVanOrder
May 10th, 2018, 4:10 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Driveshaft bearing
Replies: 11
Views: 599

Re: Driveshaft bearing

Thanks guys, looks like I need to find some parts but at least not the speedo parts. Hopefully, there will be a lot less banging with the roller bearing installed. FYI - It is quite obvious that the speedometer drive gear and speedometer drive gear retainer must be installed. If not installed, then...
by KimVanOrder
May 8th, 2018, 3:49 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: gas mileage AA
Replies: 8
Views: 518

Re: gas mileage AA

i have a 28 AA with 5:17 worm drive rear end. express body. any guesses on mileage. i seem to get between 8-10. my 31 A gets about 20 mpg but of course very light and totally different drive train. any comments? Sounds about right. I seem to be getting about the same with the low speed worm system....
by KimVanOrder
May 8th, 2018, 3:45 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Driveshaft bearing
Replies: 11
Views: 599

Re: Driveshaft bearing

Lastly, am I correct in assuming the speedometer components are not critical for driveshaft operation?

Thanks for your help.
I am quite sure you do not need the speedometer components. Mine is not hooked up. All it dose is turn the flex shaft going to the speedometer.
by KimVanOrder
May 7th, 2018, 3:18 pm
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: hyatt roller bearings. do they run hot?
Replies: 15
Views: 536

Re: hyatt roller bearings. do they run hot?

the grease fittings are in the clamshell a few inches from the hyatts. seems weird to hope the grease would flow to these bearings. i suppose i could install a grease fitting closer. if i packed the drill bit with grease i think it would catch any filings and keep them out of the tube . any ideas? ...
by KimVanOrder
May 6th, 2018, 4:16 pm
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: hyatt roller bearings. do they run hot?
Replies: 15
Views: 536

Re: hyatt roller bearings. do they run hot?

I think they should not run hot. That is a sign of high friction. Double check if it is greased. Is grease getting to it? Was it packed when assembled? I know, too many questions. But it should not be hot. I have never notice my '28 getting hot. For what it is worth. Good luck. PS. you know the answ...
by KimVanOrder
March 24th, 2018, 3:26 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 28/29 Roof
Replies: 3
Views: 466

Re: 28/29 Roof

I take that back. Just found steel visor on line.
by KimVanOrder
March 24th, 2018, 3:17 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 28/29 Roof
Replies: 3
Views: 466

Re: 28/29 Roof

Not that I know of. But I have roof wood if your interested.