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by RustydoubleA
November 5th, 2018, 8:36 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: First AA
Replies: 12
Views: 1262

Re: First AA

Hi, nice truck! That headlight bar may be original. I bought a late 30 open cab AA farm truck that was kept indoors all of it's life, no rust and mostly stock with the exception of a FABCO frame extension and spring set. It had the 28/29 straight headlight bar with the painted steel 30/31 headlights...
by RustydoubleA
November 5th, 2018, 2:11 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: AA serial #
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: AA serial #

I have a late 30 AA complete truck, no rust at all, with no frame number! I also have a Model A frame with no rust and no frame number. I think that some frames did not get a stamp, maybe the fellow doing the stamping was pulled away to do something else from time to time?
by RustydoubleA
January 10th, 2016, 12:43 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 4 speed in 1929 aa
Replies: 12
Views: 5165

Re: 4 speed in 1929 aa

Hi, the three speed transmissions on the 28/29 trucks were not really strong enough for 1 1/2 ton trucks, especially when it was common for users to habitually overload these poor trucks. In 1939, if your three speed transmission or even a simple clutch failed, it would be easy enough to upgrade to ...
by RustydoubleA
January 7th, 2016, 8:08 am
Forum: AA Club House
Topic: CA Central Valley AA get together.
Replies: 11
Views: 6479

Re: CA Central Valley AA get together.

I would be interested as well, Steve.
by RustydoubleA
January 4th, 2016, 10:09 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 4 speed in 1929 aa
Replies: 12
Views: 5165

Re: 4 speed in 1929 aa

Attached is a picture of the service bulletin covering the worm gear axle ratio. Attached is a picture of Oct 29 service bulletin about the New 4 Speed. Attached is a picture showing "736" stamped across the bevel gear axle housings ....36/7= 5.14 to 1. I have never seen numbers on the 7:5 to 1 beve...
by RustydoubleA
December 29th, 2015, 10:41 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: AA 4 speed transmission counter shafts
Replies: 5
Views: 1853

Re: AA 4 speed transmission counter shafts

Hi again, I noticed a slight "step" on BOTH shafts on the after end (keeper end) of the shaft. They are both 1" diameter for rear 1 1/2", then the diameter gets smaller by .004" for the forward 7 3/4" of the shaft. All of these measurements are approximate, I used cheap dial calipers and a ruler. Th...
by RustydoubleA
December 29th, 2015, 6:13 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: AA 4 speed transmission counter shafts
Replies: 5
Views: 1853

AA 4 speed transmission counter shafts

I noticed that the transmissions are very similar on the AA trucks and the WWII Dodge army trucks and Power Wagons. I bought a NOS counter shaft for a WWII Dodge 39- 46 tranmission on ebay and just received it. Attached is a picture showing the AA shaft on the bottom and the new Dodge truck shaft (N...
by RustydoubleA
December 20th, 2015, 1:05 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Cast iron drums and other brake questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1818

Re: Cast iron drums and other brake questions

Thanks for your reply Keith, I always learn something new when I read this forum and also learn more when I ask questions! I did not realize that the brass wire in the woven shoes absorbed heat, then in turn it would also expand the shoe to conform to the expanded drum. I know that on my WWII Dodge ...
by RustydoubleA
December 19th, 2015, 2:22 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: zerk grease fit replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 2434

Re: zerk grease fit replacement

I believe that those "modern zerk fittings" were made back in the 20s/30s, Henry just did not want to pay patent fees to use them. Steve.
by RustydoubleA
December 19th, 2015, 11:23 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Part # or Plug?
Replies: 13
Views: 3750

Re: Part # or Plug?

Hi, 1932 BB and later shift towers have longer shift rail bosses with plugs in the ends. One picture is of a BB tower, the other is a picture of a 1947 Ford shift tower (which does not have the reverse lockout lever). Using 1932 and later towers will fix one set of leaks. Steve.
by RustydoubleA
December 18th, 2015, 8:26 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Cast iron drums and other brake questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1818

Cast iron drums and other brake questions

I just acquired a pair of cast iron AA brake drums mounted on front hubs. I measured the drums and they are 1/16th" SMALLER than 14" I.D. The inside stud nuts were peened using a center punch. I suppose that someone took some brand new drums and placed them on the hubs and did not have the units tur...
by RustydoubleA
July 28th, 2015, 10:24 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: AA four speed transmission parts
Replies: 6
Views: 2113

Re: AA four speed transmission parts

All of the hard parts sold in the parts houses are NOS. The countershafts have been all sold for years now. Every $10 4 speed transmission that I see at swap meets I buy for the countershaft, some have good ones. Sacramento Vintage stocks only about 60%of the items listed in their catalog, the owner...
by RustydoubleA
February 13th, 2015, 8:55 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: California registration rule
Replies: 25
Views: 4134

Re: California registration rule

Hi, Can AAA verify the VIN numbers on the frame for DMV?
by RustydoubleA
February 13th, 2015, 8:26 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 1931 Rear Hub Problem
Replies: 16
Views: 2914

Re: 1931 Rear Hub Problem

Hi, I bought a running Model A chassis a couple of years ago and during a test drive the rear wheel would become suddenly STUCK and would skid. I took the hub off and found that the pins holding the parking brake arms together were installed backwards and were occasionally hitting the wheel studs. I...
by RustydoubleA
February 13th, 2015, 8:19 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: A new guy and my intro
Replies: 9
Views: 1968

Re: A new guy and my intro

Hi, with those tires and no rumble you are closet AA! Steve