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by gearling
November 27th, 2018, 10:27 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Flathead V8 Installation
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Flathead V8 Installation

I haven't acquired the engine yet, but after looking over the truck and at flathead V8 photos online, it appears to be a fairly straightforward job with everything I already have onhamd.... considering the fact that the driveshaft has previously been cut and extended with a segment of iron pipe (thr...
by gearling
November 27th, 2018, 8:43 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Flathead V8 Installation
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Flathead V8 Installation

Would that be a definite maybe, or is it purely hypothetical?
by gearling
November 27th, 2018, 8:26 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Flathead V8 Installation
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Flathead V8 Installation

After attending to other things, I'm finally finding time for my AAs !!!!! Just exploring the feasibility/practicality of stuffing a Flathead V8 from a '55 Sedan in a '28 AA flatbed with a worm gear drive rear end. It is well within my skillset to modify or fabricate cross members, linkages, fuel li...
by gearling
November 13th, 2017, 2:42 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Worm Gear Drive Towing
Replies: 4
Views: 1014

Re: Worm Gear Drive Towing

Kingpins are a bit sloppy, so I rented a tow dolly to keep it stable. All went well. Thanks!
by gearling
November 10th, 2017, 9:33 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Worm Gear Drive Towing
Replies: 4
Views: 1014

Worm Gear Drive Towing

Using a tow bar, to go a distance of about ten miles at around 25 mph. Is this advisable, or not?
Thanks in advance for responding!
by gearling
November 3rd, 2017, 2:00 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 28aa parts
Replies: 6
Views: 1419

Re: 28aa parts

would you happen to still have the wire wheel caps?
by gearling
October 23rd, 2017, 11:27 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Spare Tire Location
Replies: 2
Views: 742

Spare Tire Location

It's really tempting to put side mount spares on my truck just because I like the look, but I'm at odds with myself to cut on it order to modify it. I'm trying to come up with a way to incorporate them into the flatbed so they'll look 'authentic'. Since I have to refit the bed to the truck, modifyin...
by gearling
October 23rd, 2017, 11:12 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Flatbed
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

Re: Flatbed

I greatly appreciate that bit information and will be sure to include the correction in my dialogue when discussing the truck with the 'uninitiated'. Thanks!!!
by gearling
October 23rd, 2017, 11:06 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Putting Wire Spokes on the '28/'29
Replies: 19
Views: 3573

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

Those snap in plugs are a great idea! They could even be attached to a ford script badge so they wouldn't look out of place to the untrained eye, and they'd serve the practical purpose of keeping out dust and water until I find the elusive deal on proper caps. Thank you!!!
by gearling
October 20th, 2017, 7:51 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Flatbed
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

Re: Flatbed

"Just because it came off of a '28 doesn't mean it left the factory with it." Copy that! I've come up with some very convincing Frankensteins that give some old timers fits, but Henry was a frugal guy and these were just work trucks. My "29" is actually an early model '30 with a '29 body, rolled off...
by gearling
October 20th, 2017, 9:11 am
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: 1928/29 Wire Wheel WANTED
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

Re: 1928/29 Wire Wheel WANTED

Denton TX
by gearling
October 19th, 2017, 5:59 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Putting Wire Spokes on the '28/'29
Replies: 19
Views: 3573

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

just fitted up one side to get an idea of how it will look when finished. Always good to contemplate things over a beer or three!
by gearling
October 18th, 2017, 6:47 pm
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: North Dakota to Texas Shipping WANTED
Replies: 0
Views: 856

North Dakota to Texas Shipping WANTED

I've purchased 3 tires mounted on wire wheels. Seeking transport for them within the next week or so... Thanks!
by gearling
October 16th, 2017, 7:47 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Vintage Manual Tire Changer!
Replies: 6
Views: 1345

Re: Vintage Manual Tire Changer!

Yes, it is. Billy is 77, he got it when he was a teenager, and it was an old machine then.
By all means, come on down! I'll stoke up the smoker, we'll have some bbq and beer!
by gearling
October 16th, 2017, 8:50 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Vintage Manual Tire Changer!
Replies: 6
Views: 1345

Re: Vintage Manual Tire Changer!

Got it set up. Ain't she purty?