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by rrich1
March 18th, 2020, 4:24 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Kingpin set
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Kingpin set

I am looking at getting a "new" set of kingpins. For the '31 AA will a new old stock of BB-3111 kingpin set work? Also since the kingpins are larger than regular A's what does everyone use to ream the bushings to match the kingpin?
by rrich1
March 18th, 2020, 1:11 am
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: Wanted '31 kingpin seet
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Wanted '31 kingpin seet

Looking for set BB-3111 kingpin set. Let me know if you have one available.
by rrich1
March 16th, 2020, 9:41 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Radiator repair and engine cleaning
Replies: 31
Views: 2678

Re: Radiator repair and engine cleaning

Took a couple of hours today but everything is back together. I also installed a good prop and holy cow that is amazing. Being able to keep both sides of the hood open is a game changer [emoji1]. Happy to report the engine ran for a good 20 minutes or so and then water pump didn't leak. I did forget...
by rrich1
March 15th, 2020, 3:14 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Radiator repair and engine cleaning
Replies: 31
Views: 2678

Re: Radiator repair and engine cleaning

Looks good. I would not have thought of the epoxy repair. I would have likely tried brazing it. My bell housing has an ear broken I’ll have to address when the engine goes back. Mine had a stamped steel 4 blade fan. Wondering if those were ever stock on AA? The corner is such a small spot and didn'...
by rrich1
March 14th, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Radiator repair and engine cleaning
Replies: 31
Views: 2678

Re: Radiator repair and engine cleaning

Got the water pump rebuilt today. Had to get a new fan due to me breaking the aluminum one that was on there. Bought a leak less kit from brattons and got it together. Fan went on nicely with no issue. Brought it home and there was no impeller problem either. It looked like the head already had been...
by rrich1
March 12th, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Radiator repair and engine cleaning
Replies: 31
Views: 2678

Re: Radiator repair and engine cleaning

Repaired my water pump. The lower driver's side corner broke off. Not enough to cause any leaks though. I cleaned the break, roughed it up and drilled a hole in each side. I took that drill bit (from an old set) and cut it down to fit within the corner radius. I used jb weld to epoxy it in. Once tha...
by rrich1
March 10th, 2020, 6:19 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Radiator repair and engine cleaning
Replies: 31
Views: 2678

Re: Radiator repair and engine cleaning

Tape removed, plugs in, oil tube in, distributor partially in, and water inlet on. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200311/91323326905e2f38159282934580dcf7.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200311/684ed60697497563ea7e7b5c222f33bc.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200311/e0d2f2fe1ff8a4213...
by rrich1
March 8th, 2020, 7:04 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Radiator repair and engine cleaning
Replies: 31
Views: 2678

Re: Radiator repair and engine cleaning

While waiting to see exactly what I am going to do about the springs I started to paint the block and head. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200308/0110f9ebfa6281d988963b8b39ebe87e.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200308/9827d2de9d537c8155012142f6e486c7.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2...
by rrich1
March 6th, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Radiator repair and engine cleaning
Replies: 31
Views: 2678

Re: Radiator repair and engine cleaning

Service bulletin Page 484 for August 1930 shows the change in design of valve springs. Yours looks like the earlier style. New style is a shorter stiffer spring with less coils. Valve springs are relatively inexpensive. Thanks. My engine is a '29 engine so at least that answers that part of the que...
by rrich1
March 6th, 2020, 12:30 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Radiator repair and engine cleaning
Replies: 31
Views: 2678

Re: Radiator repair and engine cleaning

More cleaning done. I filled a crack in the block with some jb weld. It was filled before but started to leak. I cleaned it out with a grinder and put two coats of on and let it set for 48 hours. Bad thing that happened on Sunday was I broke my aluminum fan and found that the lower passenger side ca...
by rrich1
March 2nd, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Radiator repair and engine cleaning
Replies: 31
Views: 2678

Re: Radiator repair and engine cleaning

I called a few of the venders and talked to them about their pumps. Still need to call Bert's tomorrow and talk to them. If I order a leakless one I believe I'll need to repaint it as they all use a different brand or the aerosol version which is slightly different. I did speak with one of my model ...
by rrich1
March 1st, 2020, 9:32 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Radiator repair and engine cleaning
Replies: 31
Views: 2678

Re: Radiator repair and engine cleaning

Crosscut: thanks for the detailed response. I think I'll leave the water outlet alone. I'll take off the timing cover bolts one by one and paint behind them, putting sealant on the threads for the open threads. I got the water pump stud out after putting on on blaster on it.... Aaaaand guess who bro...
by rrich1
February 29th, 2020, 11:35 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Radiator repair and engine cleaning
Replies: 31
Views: 2678

Re: Radiator repair and engine cleaning

made some good progress tonight.  I took the manifolds out of the evaporust, rinsed them, and then used a wire wheel on my die grinder to clean them up some more. I then painted the exhaust manifold with Seymour cast blast. I didn't realize that in the instructions it says to fully cure to bake it a...
by rrich1
February 26th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Radiator repair and engine cleaning
Replies: 31
Views: 2678

Re: Radiator repair and engine cleaning

I got an hour or so tonight to work on the engine. I got the intake and exhaust manifolds off and soaking in evaporust. I didn't have a longer thinner container so I will need to flip the manifold every so often. Not a big deal but will take longer. My exhaust connector was essentially shot but I ha...
by rrich1
February 26th, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Radiator repair and engine cleaning
Replies: 31
Views: 2678

Re: Radiator repair and engine cleaning

Prior to removing the radiator I flushed it with thermocure rust remover by evaporust. Worked well. I flushed it prior to removal so that it would clean out the radiator of any possible blockages that could have been missed when being fixed.

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