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by 1crosscut
August 11th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Rod knockin'
Replies: 19
Views: 4613

Re: Rod knockin'

Go back to the stock distributor set up and see if that helps. That way you will know if that is the problem.
You don't want to be running it if it is so advanced it's causing it to knock. Engines don't like that.
by 1crosscut
August 11th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Oil pressure
Replies: 2
Views: 914

Re: Oil pressure

The Model A engine has a high flow oil pump with very low pressure. Higher pressure reading at start up with cold oil and pressure dropping off after the oil warms up is perfectly normal. An oil gauge in a Model A can make some worry when the pressure goes away.
by 1crosscut
August 10th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Warford cluster gear shaft.
Replies: 4
Views: 1410

Warford cluster gear shaft.

I picked up a Warford last week and have found that the shaft going through the cluster gear has more wear on it than I’m comfortable with. Would anyone have a one that they would be willing to sell?
Failing that I will look into having one made.
by 1crosscut
August 10th, 2019, 5:52 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Coolant system question!
Replies: 17
Views: 2951

Re: Coolant system question!

Timing will not affect water being pushed out of the radiator. That said if your timing is too retarded it will cause it to overheat and then that will cause issues. If your set up caused the upper hose to split you are very lucky that the hose split and not your radiator. Model A radiators are not ...
by 1crosscut
August 9th, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Coolant system question!
Replies: 17
Views: 2951

Re: Coolant system question!

If this is a stock Model A engine then you should not be using a pressurized cap. Even then a pressurized cap shouldn't cause pressure to build up as the overflow tube should prevent pressure from building up. If you fill your radiator to the top of the neck it will puke coolant out right away. Mode...
by 1crosscut
August 4th, 2019, 8:41 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 1931 AA
Replies: 2
Views: 1057

Re: 1931 AA

Hi Jack. In my opinion it is best to run a modern coolant/antifreeze in a Model AA and Model A. Modern coolants have additives that prevent rust in the block that will cause the radiator to plug and overheat the engine. Also you will not have to worry about freezing temperatures and damage to your e...
by 1crosscut
July 21st, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB, Rear 88A platform bed crossmember
Replies: 12
Views: 2419

Re: WTB, Rear 88A platform bed crossmember

If you do end up pulling it apart and repairing it try grinding the back sides of the rivets off and punching them out and saving them. I did this with my front cross member. When I re-assembled it I placed the rivets back in and then mig welded the back side of the rivets in place. This way the riv...
by 1crosscut
June 6th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Help. I think I killed my starter. Engine won't crank
Replies: 14
Views: 2770

Re: Help. I think I killed my starter. Engine won't crank

You can try it with your battery charger directly. Polarity doesn't matter but usually the negative would go to the post on the battery and the positive to ground. To make sure that it isn't the switch that is causing you troubles remove it and touch the negative to the flat post that you will find ...
by 1crosscut
June 5th, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Help. I think I killed my starter. Engine won't crank
Replies: 14
Views: 2770

Re: Help. I think I killed my starter. Engine won't crank

If the starter will not spin sitting on the bench using jumper cables pull the switch apart and see if something is amiss there. Jump directly to the contact as suggested. If that doesn't work take it to your local starter and alternator repair shop and have them check it out. The pulley itself shou...
by 1crosscut
May 29th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Finally acquired my '31 AA!
Replies: 12
Views: 3171

Re: Finally acquired my '31 AA!

Glad you got it home. Looks like a nice truck. When trying to get it to run do only one thing at a time to it. That way you know for sure what fixed it. Your trailer is the same as mine except for the your attached ramps. Mine are separate and slip in under the bed at the rear. I have an F150 too an...
by 1crosscut
May 29th, 2019, 5:06 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: AA rear fenders
Replies: 9
Views: 2430

Re: AA rear fenders

Hope I'm wrong but you might have pickup fenders and not AA fenders.
by 1crosscut
May 4th, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Dismantling doors
Replies: 12
Views: 2437

Re: Dismantling doors

Yep they slide up. Hold a piece of oak board against the bottom edge of the piece that goes across the top of the window opening at each corner and drive (tap) the opposite end of the board with a hammer. Work it at each inside corner a little at a time. Don't hesitate to drive it back down after yo...
by 1crosscut
May 1st, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: 1928 AA
Replies: 5
Views: 2072

Re: 1928 AA

Close cousin. Need a bigger building if I bring more of them home.
by 1crosscut
April 26th, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: 1928 AA
Replies: 5
Views: 2072

Re: 1928 AA

Perhaps I missed it but I'm not seeing the asking price.
by 1crosscut
April 15th, 2019, 6:07 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: How many classes of AA trucks
Replies: 16
Views: 3516

Re: How many classes of AA trucks

I have a set of the after market overload springs on mine. Supposedly brings it up to a 2 1/2 ton rating.