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by tiredtruckrestorer
July 1st, 2018, 12:59 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Driveshaft bearing
Replies: 15
Views: 907

Re: Driveshaft bearing

If you check the August 1929 Service Bulletins, it describes the spline change on the driveshaft and the different u-joint that is needed. The new splines are shallower than the old splines and are squared at the bottom of the grooves instead of being rounded. The old style driveshafts can be used w...
by tiredtruckrestorer
June 6th, 2018, 1:25 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: How to install a WARFORD in a 28 AA
Replies: 16
Views: 851

Re: How to install a WARFORD in a 28 AA

The Warford made to use behind a 3-speed has a six spline input shaft. These used the standard u-joint to connect the two. The one for use behind the four speed has a ten spline input shaft, a special adapting gear to fit over it, a special coupling to fit the outer spline of the adapting gear that ...
by tiredtruckrestorer
May 28th, 2018, 12:11 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: How to install a WARFORD in a 28 AA
Replies: 16
Views: 851

Re: How to install a WARFORD in a 28 AA

First off, there were different input spline sizes between a '28-'29 Warford and a '30-'31 Warford. The '28-'29 Warford was made to use behind a 3-speed. The coupling shaft was just removed and the Warford installed using the original U-joint. Since the four-speed transmission is a little longer and...
by tiredtruckrestorer
May 19th, 2018, 2:55 am
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: hyatt roller bearings. do they run hot?
Replies: 15
Views: 762

Re: hyatt roller bearings. do they run hot?

Check the Ford Service Bulletins. My den is being remodeled and my books are packed away so I can't give you the exact date they addressed the addition of a extra grease fitting in the torque tube. It gives the exact measurements of where to put it. I think it was sometime in '30 though. Later torqu...
by tiredtruckrestorer
March 20th, 2018, 6:26 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Dropping out of 4th
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: Dropping out of 4th

Make sure the spacing washer (part #7063) is on the front of the mainshaft too. Often these get forgotten or lost. The Model A three speed didn't use one of these so some rebuilders don't realize that one belongs there. Without this washer the mainshaft can move back and forth too much helping to di...
by tiredtruckrestorer
February 22nd, 2018, 8:20 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Power Take Off
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: Power Take Off

When you mount a PTO to any transmission you want to check the backlash between the PTO driven gear and the transmissions driving gear. The backlash should be .006 to .012 between the gears. Do not just use the gasket that comes with your gasket kit. PTO mounting gaskets come in several different th...
by tiredtruckrestorer
February 12th, 2018, 8:17 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 28/29 brake hub
Replies: 8
Views: 723

Re: 28/29 brake hub

Cast drums can be cut on a lathe, but steel drums like most original A and AA used were pressed steel. To true up a pressed steel drum they should be ground on a drum grinding machine. The machinist was right, it can take around four hours to do one. I found an old truck brake drum grinding machine ...
by tiredtruckrestorer
December 28th, 2017, 6:17 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: BODY STYLE REFERENCES
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Re: BODY STYLE REFERENCES

The April 1, 1932 Ford Body Parts List shows several different dump body types. It also shows the different PTO's, hydraulic pumps and control levers. The Wood brand dumps were available in a light and heavy hydraulic versions. I have some original GarWood sales literature that I could make you copi...
by tiredtruckrestorer
November 13th, 2017, 8:15 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 1931 AA transmission has a BB-7222 tower ?
Replies: 3
Views: 818

Re: 1931 AA transmission has a BB-7222 tower ?

Somebody probably had the same problem you had with your original transmission tower with the worn out trunion pins. They simply put a BB tower on their '31 transmission. The shift rails and interlocks should be the same. One exception though in the early four speeds. A February 1930 Service Bulleti...
by tiredtruckrestorer
November 13th, 2017, 7:05 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: AA-4655 roller bearing
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: AA-4655 roller bearing

There is also two of these used inside the Dual High transmission.

Keith
by tiredtruckrestorer
November 6th, 2017, 8:29 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: AA Ford toe in
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Re: AA Ford toe in

My 1931 Bear alignment book shows 1/32 toe in for 1928-29 AA's and 1/32 to 3/32 for the 1930-31's. The difference in these could be caused by the different caster specs. The caster for the 28-29 AA's is 1 degree and the 30-31 AA's is 3 1/2 degrees. The size of the rear tires could also make a differ...
by tiredtruckrestorer
November 5th, 2017, 6:20 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 28/29 bevel gear high speed value
Replies: 8
Views: 906

Re: 28/29 bevel gear high speed value

One bad feature of these early style bevel gear rears is that the pinion shaft and gear is made as part of the drive shaft assembly. They did not use the splined coupling to attach the pinion shaft to the driveshaft. The torque tube is a different length also.

Keith
by tiredtruckrestorer
October 27th, 2017, 7:18 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 29 rear spring mount
Replies: 29
Views: 2567

Re: 29 rear spring mount

First off, you will find that the rivets and rivet holes in the frame are not standard bolt hole sizes. The holes are larger that when the hot rivets are installed and squashed in place they conform to the hole size. If your going to use bolts you should ream the holes out to the next larger size so...
by tiredtruckrestorer
October 10th, 2017, 9:04 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 28 AA front axle
Replies: 10
Views: 1006

Re: 28 AA front axle

Ford sent out a Service Letter to their dealers and told them to check all AA trucks delivered before February 15th, 1929 to see if they were assembled with the Model A spindles and wheel bearings, and AA hub/drum assemblies that used these bearings. Originally the AA trucks also used the A axle and...
by tiredtruckrestorer
September 19th, 2017, 3:13 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: HERSHEY show details
Replies: 4
Views: 965

Re: HERSHEY show details

Kevin, just thought of something else that might save you money if you want to sleep in your truck. There is a Rest Area on I- 81 just south of the Rt 743 exit (the first Hershey exit) and at the next exit, Rt 39 (the second Hershey exit) there is at least two truck stops and a Perkins restaurant. B...