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by drtrcrV-8
August 22nd, 2017, 1:46 pm
Forum: AA Club House
Topic: ford paqrts
Replies: 9
Views: 625

Re: ford paqrts

OK I'll play "Rube" : what the hell is a "PAQRTS"???
by drtrcrV-8
August 13th, 2017, 11:16 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: How wide between running board outer edges?
Replies: 18
Views: 837

Re: How wide between running board outer edges?

Another note: there may be a little +/- on the rear number as it was taken both over & under the torque tube, but that 67" measurement was taken at the rear running board mount(These are "short boards") which is also basically at the rear of a Roadster cab(76-A) on a 131-1/2" wheelbase chassis. The ...
by drtrcrV-8
August 13th, 2017, 8:52 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: How wide between running board outer edges?
Replies: 18
Views: 837

Re: How wide between running board outer edges?

Nov. '28 truck : 66" outside to outside where they bolt to the front fenders/ 67" outside to outside where they bolt to the rear running board support. NOTE : many people forget that the frame is tapered, so it makes a difference where the measurement is taken. Hope this helps.
by drtrcrV-8
August 12th, 2017, 9:03 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 28 worm drive brake drums
Replies: 10
Views: 520

Re: 28 worm drive brake drums

The steel drums are already on the thin side : DO NOT TURN THEM!! The original woven linings will help. The fading you describe sounds like a material or adjustment problem: heating up after a few miles sounds like "Brake Drag" from being too tight or possibly weak return spring or a bind in the sys...
by drtrcrV-8
June 21st, 2017, 10:06 pm
Forum: AA Club House
Topic: Building a shop in my back yard in Sacramento SIMPLE
Replies: 46
Views: 12040

Re: Building a shop in my back yard in Sacramento SIMPLE

Suggest "Going to Silent Running" when dealing with the permit process: they tend to get "Pissy" when they think you are either "mocking a sacred cow" or attempting an "end run on their "HOLY WRIT"(which most of them don't understand either, except that it is "HOLY WRIT" & must be followed to at lea...
by drtrcrV-8
January 19th, 2017, 5:43 pm
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: original '28/29 splash aprons
Replies: 0
Views: 373

original '28/29 splash aprons

repaired '28 short splash aprons(1 pair) $200 + the ride. I'm in Sacramento,CA 707-676-0222
by drtrcrV-8
July 24th, 2016, 5:31 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 1928 4 Speed? Plus AA Mirror advice
Replies: 37
Views: 4985

Re: 1928 4 Speed? Plus AA Mirror advice

Besides, usually it will be hidden under the apron in most cases.
by drtrcrV-8
July 24th, 2016, 5:29 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 1928 4 Speed? Plus AA Mirror advice
Replies: 37
Views: 4985

Re: 1928 4 Speed? Plus AA Mirror advice

That early brake light is a nice touch! My '28 has the frame number under the cowl section, so the actual number location may vary depending on who was stamping & how rushed they were, etc. (to put it another way : "close" counted. LOL!)
by drtrcrV-8
July 22nd, 2016, 3:24 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 1928 4 Speed? Plus AA Mirror advice
Replies: 37
Views: 4985

Re: 1928 4 Speed? Plus AA Mirror advice

If the 4-spd trans was added to a '28, they might very well have removed the E-brake handle from the left in order to use the one on the trans. What was the given vin number on the title? Without raising the body off the frame, you're stuck with that number or the engine number, either of which may ...
by drtrcrV-8
July 21st, 2016, 9:22 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 1928 4 Speed? Plus AA Mirror advice
Replies: 37
Views: 4985

Re: 1928 4 Speed? Plus AA Mirror advice

That truck is a real Beauty!! The 4-spd was added later(3-spd was original in '28). Check in the books for exact year by serial number(should be on the title, so you don't need to dismantle the truck down to the frame to find it). Where are you located(not displayed in your log-in "handle") Someone ...
by drtrcrV-8
July 21st, 2016, 9:12 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Lift Cylinder
Replies: 13
Views: 1645

Re: Lift Cylinder

It's probably a waste of time to repair that collar: it's been brazed & re-broken, so it's probably quite brittle by now. If you have access to a milling machine(or know someone who does) I recommend making a new piece out of mild steel (instead of what looks like cast iron) for several reasons :1. ...
by drtrcrV-8
July 1st, 2016, 3:24 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 1931 AA WEIGHT OF TRUCK
Replies: 11
Views: 1986

Re: 1931 AA WEIGHT OF TRUCK

Knowing the weight of your truck is a good idea, but if it's exempt, why does the clerk demand it? You have a couple of choices: you can use a commercial scale & bring it with you, or you can ask for the manager & ask "Why do you need the weight, as all you would need it for is to calculate the lice...
by drtrcrV-8
June 30th, 2016, 7:39 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 1931 AA WEIGHT OF TRUCK
Replies: 11
Views: 1986

Re: 1931 AA WEIGHT OF TRUCK

I don't see where you are from, but in CA a Commercial Vehicle (Truck, etc.) pre 1936, is weight-fee exempt, although most DMV employees are ignorant of the fact, & will try to charge you. If this applies to you, refer them to Vehicle Code section 9401. Also, if they try for back fees, refer them to...
by drtrcrV-8
January 18th, 2016, 5:31 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Can 28 Dual High be removed without moving engine?
Replies: 7
Views: 1023

Re: Can 28 Dual High be removed without moving engine?

Being as the 'dual-high' bolts directly to the opposite side of the same crossmember that the torque-tube does, I would say NO, but others may have a different opinion.
by drtrcrV-8
December 4th, 2015, 10:29 pm
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: 1928 Roadster pickup
Replies: 4
Views: 1008

Re: 1928 Roadster pickup

It would help to know WHICH state, but if you're purchasing it from the current property owner, it would be a good idea to pre-check with your DMV as to how to proceed with a 'LEIN SALE' so as to obtain paperwork acceptable to the state in place of the original paperwork. This process varies from st...