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by wild4679
October 26th, 2018, 6:15 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: PTO shims and shaft speed
Replies: 2
Views: 175

PTO shims and shaft speed

I will install a PTO that was purchased separately from the transmission. How does one know how many shims to install between the PTO case and the transmission? Also, this PTO will direct drive a vintage Deming water pump. I need to know the PTO RPM at low idle and full idle of the engine. A friend ...
by wild4679
October 22nd, 2018, 9:26 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: seat springs
Replies: 2
Views: 211

seat springs

I need upper and lower seat springs for my '30 cab. A local seller has NOS springs for a '29 Coupe, and claims the springs will also fit a pickup, Phaeton, and Roadster.

Can anyone verify if these springs will fit a '30 pickup?
by wild4679
October 22nd, 2018, 9:42 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Differential substitutions for higher speed
Replies: 15
Views: 600

Differential substitutions for higher speed

I confess this is a rookie question. Has anyone found a substitute differential/axle that can replace the stock 30-31 differential/axle to increase the highway speed? And, do with without "extreme" modification of rear suspension, torque tube, etc. Or even better, is there a substitute for the diffe...
by wild4679
September 30th, 2018, 10:19 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Hood and side panels for AA vs pickup
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Hood and side panels for AA vs pickup

I need to buy a hood for my '31 AA. Because the radiator shell for an AA is longer from front to back than the shell for a '31 pickup, do I still buy a standard pickup hood to fit between the cab/fuel tank/cowling and the AA radiator shell?
by wild4679
September 24th, 2018, 9:32 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: sandblast a rolling chassis
Replies: 5
Views: 527

sandblast a rolling chassis

I want to have as many parts as possible of my rolling chassis prepped and primed before winter. This would include the frame, suspension, rear end/torque tube, wishbone, and front end. There's a good sandblasting/paint shop near me and the easiest would be to roll the chassis on a trailer and take ...
by wild4679
August 8th, 2018, 11:02 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Paint pattern for 1931
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Paint pattern for 1931

Does anyone know if Ford built AA's in '31 with custom paint jobs? In addition to the contrasting color of the fenders/running boards/rain skirts, would it be period correct if there was two tone colors on the hood/cowl/cab or accent colors for the trim? If the answer is yes, a reference to some pic...
by wild4679
July 31st, 2018, 10:21 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Log truck and trailer brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: Log truck and trailer brakes

Thanks for the advice, gentlemen. I'm assuming that in the era of the Model A's and mechanical brakes, semi trailers simply did not have brake axles. Is this a fair assumption? Also, when choosing a chassis to build a log truck project (or any truck with a fifth wheel to pull a semi-trailer), would ...
by wild4679
July 31st, 2018, 7:33 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Log truck and trailer brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Log truck and trailer brakes

I'm considering building a log truck, using a '31 AA cab/chassis/running gear. Before jumping off on this, I have some questions. What brake linkage system was used for semi-trailers in the 1930-31 era? And, what wheelbase should I use for the cab/chassis?
by wild4679
June 8th, 2018, 9:36 pm
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB '31 steel top cab
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

Re: WTB '31 steel top cab

Kim,

I found a vendor in CA that sells a drop in piece to make the cab a solid top. What did your father in law use to support it from inside? Did he use the wood ribs as if it were a canvas top?
by wild4679
May 21st, 2018, 11:00 am
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB '31 steel top cab
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

Re: WTB '31 steel top cab

Western Oregon. Thanks in advance for the help.
by wild4679
May 20th, 2018, 4:08 am
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB '31 steel top cab
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

WTB '31 steel top cab

I want to put on late 1931 steel top cab on the '31 I'm restoring. Can anyone lead me to one?
by wild4679
April 9th, 2018, 5:11 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Running board support bracket color
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Running board support bracket color

I'm painting the fenders and running boards on my '31. The color of these parts is not the traditional black. The frame will be black. My question regards the color of the brackets that connect the running boards to the frame. Are these L shaped brackets painted the color of the running board, or th...
by wild4679
February 23rd, 2018, 7:24 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Stakebed plans
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Stakebed plans

I need to weld up a stakebed for my 157 inch '31. Who has some plans to help me avoid reinventing the wheel?
by wild4679
January 4th, 2018, 7:12 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Seat wood patterns
Replies: 5
Views: 1047

Re: Seat wood patterns

thanks Bob and Neil, The seat back and seat bottom had wood slats on the bottom inner perimeter when I bough the truck. Makes me wonder if the springs are for another vehicle. I see that the catalogs have different springs for the various Model A vehicles. Are there measurements specific for the pic...
by wild4679
January 3rd, 2018, 7:39 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Seat wood patterns
Replies: 5
Views: 1047

Seat wood patterns

I'm needing to replace the wood on the seat springs for my '31 before I take them to the upholsterer. Is there a pattern for seat wood out there?