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by tiredtruckrestorer
March 26th, 2020, 7:35 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Front Hub Dust Seal
Replies: 11
Views: 1198

Re: Front Hub Dust Seal

I have a NOS aftermarket felt seal that fits the front of 28-29 AA Ford trucks (according to the box it came in). It's comprised of two thin steel washers and a felt seal that goes between them. I don't remember the company that made it. I'll have to dig it out to see.

Keith
by tiredtruckrestorer
March 22nd, 2020, 6:35 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 1930/31 Loose Ring gear Rivets
Replies: 5
Views: 1179

Re: 1930/31 Loose Ring gear Rivets

What you have to watch for is that rivet sizes are different than standard bolt sizes usually because the rivet was meant to be squashed to fit the hole tight (sometimes heated to achieve this). If you're going to try bolts, maybe a metric size would fit tighter in a rivet hole than a standard Ameri...
by tiredtruckrestorer
March 20th, 2020, 5:10 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Brake drums
Replies: 4
Views: 750

Re: Brake drums

The pressed steel brake drums were ground true on brake drum grinding machines. I purchased a old truck brake drum grinding machine several years ago and did some AA drums. Unfortunately after the correct size grinding stones were used up, I couldn't find any more that were the right size. Often the...
by tiredtruckrestorer
February 4th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Power Take Off
Replies: 7
Views: 846

Re: Power Take Off

Although my fire truck has a Barton pump driven off the front of the crankshaft, some fire trucks that have a midship mounted pump used a power-take-off.

Keith
by tiredtruckrestorer
February 1st, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Chassis serial numbers?
Replies: 8
Views: 936

Re: Chassis serial numbers?

David, sometimes the 4-speed transmission can help confirm the approximate date of the vehicle, as long as it hasn't been changed along the way. The "WG" (Warner Gear) transmissions usually have casting dates on them. The box usually has one on the drivers side, and the top cover usually has one cas...
by tiredtruckrestorer
January 26th, 2020, 6:32 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: FAQ for AA dummies?
Replies: 18
Views: 3356

Re: FAQ for AA dummies?

Although Ford didn't use any positive seal arrangement in the rear of the engine, it shouldn't leak much there unless their is a problem. A "little" oil did helped lube the radius rod ball under the flywheel housing. If it's dripping a lot of oil something is wrong, either the main bearings have too...
by tiredtruckrestorer
January 8th, 2020, 4:29 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: King Pin Bushing Orientation Question
Replies: 3
Views: 851

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: 1341

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: 956

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: 1296

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: 1785

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: 1785

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: 1741

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: 1520

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: 1026

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...