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by David R.
March 27th, 2020, 4:52 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Front Hub Dust Seal
Replies: 11
Views: 1304

Re: Front Hub Dust Seal

Have you tried warming it with a torch and blowing compressed air through it? Will do, thanks. Worked! Looks like both spindles on this axle had the same attempt at a home made dust seal here. They are crudely cut out of heavy felt. Both also had enormous amounts of grease on brake linings. I had n...
by David R.
March 25th, 2020, 5:11 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Front Hub Dust Seal
Replies: 11
Views: 1304

Re: Front Hub Dust Seal

1crosscut wrote:
March 24th, 2020, 7:30 pm
Have you tried warming it with a torch and blowing compressed air through it?
Will do, thanks.
by David R.
March 24th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Front Hub Dust Seal
Replies: 11
Views: 1304

Re: Front Hub Dust Seal

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Well here it is, out of the soak tank. Definitely home made, looks like from someones old felt hat.
I assume the grease fittings are pressed in the spindle. Got one I can’t get unclogged. How hard are they typically to get in and out?
by David R.
March 24th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Front Hub Dust Seal
Replies: 11
Views: 1304

Re: Front Hub Dust Seal

Well maybe, but it came out in one piece. It’s soaking in the tank now.
by David R.
March 23rd, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Front Hub Dust Seal
Replies: 11
Views: 1304

Re: Front Hub Dust Seal

Bob, down in the recess of the part you pictured; there appears to be a ring of some type of fibrous material like leather or felt?
by David R.
March 23rd, 2020, 5:15 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Front Hub Dust Seal
Replies: 11
Views: 1304

Front Hub Dust Seal

The front hubs on my truck appear to have something in the recess in the spindle that would act somewhat as a dust seal where the back of the hub fits. I don’t see anything listed in suppliers catalogs for this. What were these made of? Looks like it might have been leather or felt?
by David R.
March 22nd, 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Brake drums
Replies: 4
Views: 814

Re: Brake drums

Chris Haynes wrote:
March 21st, 2020, 5:52 pm
'32/'33 cast iron drums fit.
Are they any easier to find?
by David R.
March 21st, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 88-A Light Bar Proximity to Radiator Shell
Replies: 5
Views: 839

Re: 88-A Light Bar Proximity to Radiator Shell

AA does use thicker radiator shell, but I don’t know for sure if that is correct or not.
by David R.
March 20th, 2020, 7:16 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Brake drums
Replies: 4
Views: 814

Brake drums

I read somewhere that the pressed steel drums for the AA shouldn’t be turned. Is that so? What do you do? Just find the best ones you can an use them as they are?
by David R.
March 18th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Kingpin set
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: Kingpin set

Easiest way is just take your spindles and pins to local machine shop and let them fit them.
0n the thrust bearings, I spent a good bit of time in local bearing shops and NAPA searching to no avail. NAPA guy and their bearing distributor spent an hour and a half searching.
by David R.
March 18th, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Kingpin set
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: Kingpin set

As far as I know new replacements aren’t available. I recently found a set of new old stock ones at a swap meet. I think Snyders has the bushings if you can re use your pins. I found these bearings at Grainger but didn’t order them since I found the nors set.
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by David R.
March 17th, 2020, 6:20 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Radiator repair and engine cleaning
Replies: 31
Views: 2738

Re: Radiator repair and engine cleaning

If you have something to polish. I’m a long way from that point.
by David R.
March 17th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Radiator repair and engine cleaning
Replies: 31
Views: 2738

Re: Radiator repair and engine cleaning

Looks good.
Looks like my project is on hold pending virus ordeal.
No worky, no money?
by David R.
March 15th, 2020, 12:35 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Spare parts stock?
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Re: Spare parts stock?

Snyders not local for me.
by David R.
March 15th, 2020, 7:15 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Radiator repair and engine cleaning
Replies: 31
Views: 2738

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?