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by birdacre
August 19th, 2017, 2:17 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: out of round 6 hole wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: out of round 6 hole wheels

sounds like a good deal. i might check it out. good advice. thank you, kevin
by birdacre
August 18th, 2017, 1:12 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: out of round 6 hole wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: out of round 6 hole wheels

is that you that said his bill exceeded the estimate. what did he charge a wheel? thanks in advance. kevin
by birdacre
August 18th, 2017, 8:24 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: out of round 6 hole wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 129

out of round 6 hole wheels

several of my wheels are out of round. about .75 inch at worst spot. i put a block of wood and a straight edge and rotated tire. anyone have a solution to this. i have heard of breaking wheels down and putting them in a large press in a machine shop? seems beyond the limits of balancing. any ideas? ...
by birdacre
August 14th, 2017, 7:53 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 28 worm drive brake drums
Replies: 10
Views: 238

Re: 28 worm drive brake drums

i saw several ideas about paint, tape, etc. on the shoes. what did you finally find worked best. are your shoes braided or smooth? and then did you apply a small bit of pressure and have someone turn the drum by hand for contact. thank you for your help in advance. kevin
by birdacre
August 13th, 2017, 7:18 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 28 worm drive brake drums
Replies: 10
Views: 238

Re: 28 worm drive brake drums

does the arching make up for an out of round drum. some say not to turn these drums at any cost. so... if they drum was perfect there would be no need to arch the shoes. i have never had to arch shoes on other makes. sounds like this is the protocol for model A's. i appreciate your help. when i got ...
by birdacre
August 12th, 2017, 11:44 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 28 worm drive brake drums
Replies: 10
Views: 238

Re: 28 worm drive brake drums

thank you for your input. i was wondering if the drums could be out of round and not contacting. you do bring up an important part about being thin in the first place. brake drag is a good point too. i think i will start with the woven linings like you suggest and go from there. thank you, kevin
by birdacre
August 11th, 2017, 10:36 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 28 worm drive brake drums
Replies: 10
Views: 238

28 worm drive brake drums

are these originally steel? will later cast iron drums fit a worm drive. i have heard that steel drums are prone to fade. will woven linings help with this? thank you for any input. i get my brakes nice and then after a few miles heat up and fade even when pumping conservatively on long hills.
by birdacre
August 11th, 2017, 7:24 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: what lubricates roller bearings in AA drive shaft, outer shaft hot to touch
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: what lubricates roller bearings in AA drive shaft, outer shaft hot to touch

do you guys think that the u joint is designed to throw grease at the roller bearing in ends of front short tube. this is my worry. i put grease on them during install and am worried about the grease spreading and the grease from the u joint not slinging a fresh supply. what in your opinion lubes th...
by birdacre
August 10th, 2017, 2:08 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: what lubricates roller bearings in AA drive shaft, outer shaft hot to touch
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: what lubricates roller bearings in AA drive shaft, outer shaft hot to touch

no, this is the front short tube from transmission to crossmember. what do you think lubes the roller bearings. grease slinging from the U joints hat have grease fittings in the clam shells. hope you can help. kevin
by birdacre
August 9th, 2017, 2:19 pm
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: For Sale 28-29 coupling shaft
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: For Sale 28-29 coupling shaft

do you still have this part. does it have the roller bearings. in your opinion what lubes the roller bearings? thank you.
by birdacre
August 9th, 2017, 5:03 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: what lubricates roller bearings in AA drive shaft, outer shaft hot to touch
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: what lubricates roller bearings in AA drive shaft, outer shaft hot to touch

the roller bearings were perfect, no pits, nice finish. there is a slight kerosene smell i think??? then again old grease liquified smells odd. maybe that is what is the liquid source. i packed the you joints heavy and filled a good part of the clam shell full, very full, but not completly. what is ...
by birdacre
August 8th, 2017, 6:18 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: what lubricates roller bearings in AA drive shaft, outer shaft hot to touch
Replies: 10
Views: 259

what lubricates roller bearings in AA drive shaft, outer shaft hot to touch

took my 28 AA for maiden voyage. about 30 miles. ran well. question, the tube from transmission to crossmember. hot hot to the touch and some grease dripping out of clamshells on both ends. U joints packed with grease before reassemble. there are grease fittings to lube the U joints. QUESTION??? no ...
by birdacre
August 6th, 2017, 7:33 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: your opinion of mitchell overdrive
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: your opinion of mitchell overdrive

is your truck a worm drive? did you buy it new? are used ever found? and finally what do they go for? thank you.
by birdacre
August 5th, 2017, 6:13 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: your opinion of mitchell overdrive
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: your opinion of mitchell overdrive

my truck is the high speed worm 5:17. do they make a mitchell for worm drive, i know a few years ago they didn't. any new products?
by birdacre
August 5th, 2017, 1:07 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: your opinion of mitchell overdrive
Replies: 6
Views: 145

your opinion of mitchell overdrive

is this a good match for a AA in your opinion? i have a four speed with a 5:17 ratio worm drive rear end. it was converted to 4 speed years ago. it is a dec. 28. how much more speed could be safely exprected? and how easy is it to install and what do they go for? any insight, experience appreciated....