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by emf
November 13th, 2018, 5:51 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Differential substitutions for higher speed
Replies: 15
Views: 566

Re: Differential substitutions for higher speed

I would almost guarantee that custom gears would cost more than a Mitchell. Why re-invent the wheel. Since I put a Mitchell on my truck with high speed rear, I can easily do 45 to 50 on the highway. Frank I can do 50 with high speed gearing alone. I guess when I mentioned the speeds I achieved, I i...
by emf
November 8th, 2018, 8:10 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Differential substitutions for higher speed
Replies: 15
Views: 566

Re: Differential substitutions for higher speed

My truck is an early with 5:1 rear. I put a 36% Mitchell overdrive in and could not be happier. I can cruise at 45-50 all day long just jumping from 3rd to overdrive and back. The install was easy and all the parts fit as advertised. You just have to anticipate your stops a little more in advance......
by emf
October 30th, 2018, 4:51 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Differential substitutions for higher speed
Replies: 15
Views: 566

Re: Differential substitutions for higher speed

I would almost guarantee that custom gears would cost more than a Mitchell. Why re-invent the wheel. Since I put a Mitchell on my truck with high speed rear, I can easily do 45 to 50 on the highway.

Frank
by emf
June 27th, 2018, 5:31 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: fan belt size
Replies: 5
Views: 644

Re: fan belt size

I can't say anything about hitting the water pipe, but the 44 works just fine on mine...

Frank
by emf
June 26th, 2018, 6:41 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: fan belt size
Replies: 5
Views: 644

Re: fan belt size

5/8 x 44 inches. This is the buy of the century:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EO ... UTF8&psc=1

Frank
by emf
May 9th, 2018, 1:27 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: your opinion of mitchell overdrive
Replies: 16
Views: 2279

Re: your opinion of mitchell overdrive

The Mitchell is called a gear splitter not an 'overdrive' by the manufacturer. You would have with a 4 speed in front, essentially 8 forward gears and 2 reverse gears. You can shift into 'Mitchell' with the Ford transmission in any gear you like. So, yes, you can leave the Mitchell in low range and ...
by emf
May 9th, 2018, 6:10 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: your opinion of mitchell overdrive
Replies: 16
Views: 2279

Re: your opinion of mitchell overdrive

If I remember correctly, I paid just under $3000. To remove the springs from the rear, I unbolted the saddle bracket on the axle tube and left the springs on the frame.
by emf
May 9th, 2018, 5:45 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: your opinion of mitchell overdrive
Replies: 16
Views: 2279

Re: your opinion of mitchell overdrive

More photos
by emf
May 9th, 2018, 5:44 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: your opinion of mitchell overdrive
Replies: 16
Views: 2279

Re: your opinion of mitchell overdrive

More photos
by emf
May 9th, 2018, 5:41 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: your opinion of mitchell overdrive
Replies: 16
Views: 2279

Re: your opinion of mitchell overdrive

Well, it's time to give a report. The installation in the chassis was as easy as it was on the bench. I raised it onto my lift and dropped the complete rear end assembly to the floor. I disconnected the rear axle at the springs and took out torque tube and radius rods with it. The new assembly went ...
by emf
January 25th, 2018, 1:23 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 28 Windshield info
Replies: 7
Views: 1018

Re: 28 Windshield info

My helmet has a shield. I'll probably just wear that. It only affect me when the outside temp is below 50*
by emf
January 24th, 2018, 4:20 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 28 Windshield info
Replies: 7
Views: 1018

Re: 28 Windshield info

The seat is hard mounted to the pump, which is hard mounted to the frame. I don't think the seat is going anywhere... :roll:
by emf
January 24th, 2018, 3:36 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 28 Windshield info
Replies: 7
Views: 1018

Re: 28 Windshield info

Thanks, it sounds like this windshield, while aftermarket, is the same size as the factory one. I guess I'll keep it....

Frank
by emf
January 24th, 2018, 6:09 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 28 Windshield info
Replies: 7
Views: 1018

28 Windshield info

I have an early 28 AA that was built as a firetruck and it appears to be either a 75A or 76A body. The door hinge posts are clearly part of the cowl, but the hinge holes have never been drilled for hinges. The windshield on this truck is an aftermarket folding one that I like very much, but it is ve...
by emf
December 22nd, 2017, 6:18 am
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: Early 28 Frame & Springs
Replies: 7
Views: 1849

Re: Early 28 Frame & Springs

Here are some photos. Your link does not show the differences between AA-5020 cross member and the AA-5020-B but this one looks the same as your drawings. That is, in my uneducated eye...