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by tiredtruckrestorer
January 8th, 2020, 4:29 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: King Pin Bushing Orientation Question
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: King Pin Bushing Orientation Question

The open end of both bushings face the axle.

Keith
by tiredtruckrestorer
December 5th, 2019, 6:17 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: AA truck Ride
Replies: 11
Views: 718

Re: AA truck Ride

Another important step is to check the fit of the rear spring seat to the axle housing. Often the top half of the seat is worn because lack of grease. If the seat does not pivot freely on the rear end housing it can make the truck ride ruffer. Often the top half of the seat though is worn a lot hard...
by tiredtruckrestorer
November 16th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Rear Axle Ratio?
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: Rear Axle Ratio?

David, Yes, you probably have a 6'6 ratio low speed. Try counting again and only leave the drum on one side turn. Either lock up the brake on one side, or if the wheels and tires are on leave it down so one side touches the ground and doesn't turn. The spider gears in the rear will mess up your coun...
by tiredtruckrestorer
October 27th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Brake Drums
Replies: 10
Views: 999

Re: Brake Drums

The original AA pressed steel drums are hard to turn on modern drum turning equipment. Back in the day, pressed steel drums were ground true on brake drum grinding machines. I found an old truck drum grinding machine and did a few drums, but when I ran out of grinding stones I haven't been able to f...
by tiredtruckrestorer
October 22nd, 2019, 8:22 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Tires
Replies: 13
Views: 1452

Re: Tires

Sorry, something happened to the charts I posted, and it probably doesn't make any sense now. Keiith
by tiredtruckrestorer
October 22nd, 2019, 8:18 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Tires
Replies: 13
Views: 1452

Re: Tires

Hello Neil & Others, I have a 1931 Budd Wheel Catalog that has load and inflation pressures for various tire sizes. Commercial vehicles during this period began using "high pressure tires" which rode better than the previous solid rubber ones. As tire construction advanced, ballon tires slowly repla...
by tiredtruckrestorer
October 15th, 2019, 2:31 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: AA Truck Wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 1482

Re: AA Truck Wheels

The one stack of 5 nice Budd wheels with lock rings I saw at Hershey was priced at $2,000. I just walked away shaking my head. Keith
by tiredtruckrestorer
September 15th, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: moving on to breaks.
Replies: 3
Views: 1377

Re: moving on to breaks.

Sir, there are a lot of things that have to be checked when you're working on these trucks with mechanical brakes. I'll start with a few. Check the brake cross-shaft where all the brake rods attach to under the middle of the truck. This shaft should just turn in the bushings, not jump around. Check ...
by tiredtruckrestorer
September 7th, 2019, 11:44 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: AA under drive
Replies: 3
Views: 880

Re: AA under drive

Matt, Not all modern gear oils are compatible with yellow metals used in older gearboxes and worm-drives. Many Model A parts supplies sell what they label as 600W which may be OK for the cars, but you have to make sure what they are selling you will not harm the brass and bronze in your trucks gearb...
by tiredtruckrestorer
August 27th, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: Free to a good home
Replies: 3
Views: 901

Re: Free to a good home

Sir, if you still have the used tires, I would be interested in them. I'm only about an hour north of the Harrisburg area and could pick them up.

Thanks, Keith
by tiredtruckrestorer
May 27th, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: AAC Hub Caps
Replies: 2
Views: 874

Re: AAC Hub Caps

Hello Rob, I have a '29 AAC with the wood spoke wheels. Sure could use some hubcaps for it. Not familiar with the exchange rate to covert your dollars to US dollars though. My truck has the Brandtford cab and grain body.

Keith from Pennsylvania, USA
by tiredtruckrestorer
February 23rd, 2019, 6:29 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: dual high paint color?
Replies: 9
Views: 1836

Re: dual high paint color?

I checked six dual-high trans I have, one in a 20,000 mile original truck, and the only color I found on any of them was black. I can't believe any manufacturer would paint the inside of a gear case knowing the paint could possibly loosen and go through the bearings and such. My guess the paint was ...
by tiredtruckrestorer
February 17th, 2019, 4:01 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Dump bed hoist color
Replies: 2
Views: 794

Re: Dump bed hoist color

Matt, I'd say that since dump bodies were supplied by aftermarket companies they probably could be painted any way the customer wanted. I painted my Anthony dump body to match the cab color, but the subframe and frame mounted mechanicals black. A note on your earlier post about your Wood body. Accor...
by tiredtruckrestorer
February 12th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Dump body oil
Replies: 2
Views: 808

Re: Dump body oil

Matt, Hydraulic oil AW46 is all we've used for years in our dump truck fleet.

Keith
by tiredtruckrestorer
November 18th, 2018, 6:37 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: AA Trivia
Replies: 2
Views: 1138

Re: AA Trivia

Just wanted to add some more information on the 1932 Ford built trucks. According to George DeAngelis and Edward Francis book, The Early Ford V8, the Model "B" engine numbers started on November 29, 1931 with number 5,000,000. The 4-cylinder cars used a "AB" prefix to the number for cars and the tru...