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by dlevy
March 14th, 2020, 6:12 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Spindle play
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Re: Spindle play

Hi, Not sure if anyone else has had to replace their king pin thrust bearings (AA-3123), but I initially had a hard time finding them. There is no currently made replacement that I could find. I was able to get a very good original Ford pair, and I also bought a set made in Germany (eBay: https://ww...
by dlevy
March 13th, 2020, 10:31 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Rear U-joint Rebuild
Replies: 0
Views: 931

Rear U-joint Rebuild

Hi All,

Is there a rebuild kit for the rear u-joint (AA-7090) on the 2-piece drive shaft available?

There was a post in Nov 2019 that referred to using modern parts with need bearings to rebuild it, but I could not find that post.

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Thanks
Dave
by dlevy
March 12th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Spindle play
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Spindle play

Hi,

I cannot find the spec for how much play is acceptable for the front wheel spindle to move up and down on the king pin.

I have about 0.007” spindle play. Is that within spec or do I need a shim?

Thanks
Dave
by dlevy
March 9th, 2020, 8:20 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Engine front support question
Replies: 8
Views: 985

Re: Engine front support question

Forgive this question, but the judging standards refer to a black enameled castle nut and cotter pin.

So it was painted black or was there a special electro-finish?

Dave
by dlevy
March 7th, 2020, 7:11 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Engine front support question
Replies: 8
Views: 985

Re: Engine front support question

Great info!

Thanks!

Dave
by dlevy
March 6th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Engine front support question
Replies: 8
Views: 985

Re: Engine front support question

Thanks.

So the top version was original and the Service Bulletins reflect upgrades?

Thanks
Dave
by dlevy
March 6th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Engine front support question
Replies: 8
Views: 985

Engine front support question

Hi, What is the correct engine front support? The parts in the top of the picture with the double spring were the pieces I removed when I disassembled the truck. The parts in the bags are what I bought from Snyder’s as a front engine mount kit with 3 individual springs and a spring plate. Thanks Dave
by dlevy
March 2nd, 2020, 9:45 pm
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: Early 1930 157” wheel base w/tanker, have 28-29 cab to go with $1800.00 or best offer. Call 308-631-3021 for more info.
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

Re: Early 1930 157” wheel base w/tanker, have 28-29 cab to go with $1800.00 or best offer. Call 308-631-3021 for more in

Hi,

I notice in the picture that you have some rims on the floor. I am looking for the late 30 early 1931 rims.

I assume those are staying with your truck, but would you happen to have any other nice ones for sale?

Thanks,
Dave
by dlevy
March 1st, 2020, 10:16 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 88A flat bed hold down hardware
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Re: 88A flat bed hold down hardware

Hi,
I have the same 88A flat bed with the metal spacers, not wood.
Snyder's sells them if you need them.
Any chance you have an extra short forged u-bolt?
Thanks,
Dave
by dlevy
February 21st, 2020, 9:43 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Correct Wheel for a January 1931 Truck
Replies: 2
Views: 688

Correct Wheel for a January 1931 Truck

Hi, I know this must have been discussed before, but I could not find the exact answer so here goes. What is the correct factory installed wheel for a January 1931 AA? https://aafords.com/aa-chassis/aa-1000-wheels/#w Would it be the AA-1015-C d4 version (from January 1931 - end of production) or the...
by dlevy
February 21st, 2020, 9:33 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Bushing Fit Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

Re: Bushing Fit Question

The knurl fix worked very well. I knurled both inside the shiny rear spring pivot housing and the outside of the bushing. The cast pivot housing is hard material so it was difficult to get a good knurl. Having the knurls made the pieces require a press fit as I could no longer slide them through by ...
by dlevy
February 15th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Spring Bushings
Replies: 20
Views: 2929

Re: Spring Bushings

With the drill I was able to get a good rotation speed to polish the shaft. Here you can see the finished result.

Thank you for the concept on how to make this repair. Now on to the next part.

Dave
by dlevy
February 15th, 2020, 4:29 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Spring Bushings
Replies: 20
Views: 2929

Re: Spring Bushings

Once I got it almost to size (about 0.005" oversize), I polished it the rest of the down. I wrapped the pivot with emory paper and then wrapped that with scotch brite and pushed it into the counter bore of the tool. After the cutter marks were removed with the sandpaper, the scotch brite polished it...
by dlevy
February 15th, 2020, 4:24 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Spring Bushings
Replies: 20
Views: 2929

Re: Spring Bushings

Here is the carbide cutter. It held up very well if I didn't take too big of a cut.

These pictures are showing the rough cuts to get it back down to size.

Dave
by dlevy
February 14th, 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Spring Bushings
Replies: 20
Views: 2929

Re: Spring Bushings

I modified the original design to operate with a drill. I figured that it was going to be too many revolutions to do by hand. For the shaft that threads on the end of the spring pivot, I used 1-1/2" hardened steel rod. To make the tool, I used a length of 5-1/2" aluminum bar stock, counter bored it ...