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by drtrcrV-8
January 18th, 2016, 5:31 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Can 28 Dual High be removed without moving engine?
Replies: 7
Views: 2195

Re: Can 28 Dual High be removed without moving engine?

Being as the 'dual-high' bolts directly to the opposite side of the same crossmember that the torque-tube does, I would say NO, but others may have a different opinion.
by drtrcrV-8
December 4th, 2015, 10:29 pm
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: 1928 Roadster pickup
Replies: 4
Views: 2299

Re: 1928 Roadster pickup

It would help to know WHICH state, but if you're purchasing it from the current property owner, it would be a good idea to pre-check with your DMV as to how to proceed with a 'LEIN SALE' so as to obtain paperwork acceptable to the state in place of the original paperwork. This process varies from st...
by drtrcrV-8
November 23rd, 2015, 8:39 pm
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: AA chassis on ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 2474

Re: AA chassis on ebay

I also noticed the rear spring to center pivot 'U- Bolts' as '29 or later(?), & the rear axle also.
by drtrcrV-8
November 23rd, 2015, 8:35 pm
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: AA chassis on ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 2474

Re: AA chassis on ebay

I have the same frame configuration on my late '28 frame, so I don't think it's been cut. the fender brackets & running board brackets seem later, possibly late '29/newer or even reproduction(I'll wait for Neil to 'chime-in' on this.) The wheels on the chassis look '29, but the loose wheels look '31...
by drtrcrV-8
November 16th, 2015, 4:16 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Early AA truck U joint
Replies: 8
Views: 4021

Re: Early AA truck U joint

Would a later 'short-shaft' interchange & have a matching spline(10/10)? I don't know, that's why I'm asking. Otherwise find a machine shop 0that modifies axle shafts to get a shaft re-splined(you will probably need someone else's "extra" long shaft to cut down & re-spline to make yours. Hope this h...
by drtrcrV-8
November 8th, 2015, 9:49 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: aa doodlebug
Replies: 4
Views: 2032

Re: aa doodlebug

If you use an electric pump, don't forget a pressure regulator(about 2lbs+or- so you don't overload the carb) & a fuel shut-off.
by drtrcrV-8
October 14th, 2015, 8:57 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Rear axle housing wheel bearing repair sleeves
Replies: 3
Views: 1380

Re: Rear axle housing wheel bearing repair sleeves

Forget the BIG lathe concept : "Think outside the box" ; Years ago I worked in a machine shop where a large shaft came in requiring re-machining to a center, & all our lathes were occupied. Instead of tearing down a lathe set-up, the head machinist set the unit into a set of large floor mounted V-bl...
by drtrcrV-8
October 14th, 2015, 3:22 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Rear axle housing wheel bearing repair sleeves
Replies: 3
Views: 1380

Re: Rear axle housing wheel bearing repair sleeves

The only source I was able to find (2 yrs ago)was "ORA SCHWALM'S" at 717-687-6976. He is 'pricey'!! (I found it cheaper to buy another complete rear end & gamble on it's condition, but I was lucky!) I was looking for '30-'31 AA & '32-'34 BB housings, as I needed a later axle under my '28, but that's...
by drtrcrV-8
June 2nd, 2015, 11:21 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Head gasket leak
Replies: 20
Views: 5636

Re: Head gasket leak

When replacing head gaskets, especially on a complete rebuild, it is a good idea to check the block for 'flatness' as well as the head! Yes, it is rare, but has been known to happen, & checking it 'now' only takes a few minutes, & is a lot easier than chasing leaks later!
by drtrcrV-8
February 9th, 2015, 12:25 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: California registration rule
Replies: 25
Views: 5874

Re: California registration rule

Especially for those of you who live in CA ( or deal with the CA DMV), a suggestion: when dealing with a lower level DMV person who turns out to be an 'idiot' : ask to speak to their Supervisor, & if the Supervisor is also an 'idiot', keep going up the chain until you get to the Manager. By this tim...
by drtrcrV-8
December 17th, 2014, 8:21 pm
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: Fabricating pickup bed for my '28 SWB 'AA'
Replies: 3
Views: 1577

Re: Fabricating pickup bed for my '28 SWB 'AA'

Still looking! Does anybody have leftover parts from a PU bed 'build'? or a bed that's only good for parts? I'm looking for posts & sides & a rear frame to mount the tailgate against/into. Please, check your sheet- metal 'scrap-piles'!! see my previous post.
by drtrcrV-8
December 13th, 2014, 6:24 pm
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: Fabricating pickup bed for my '28 SWB 'AA'
Replies: 3
Views: 1577

Fabricating pickup bed for my '28 SWB 'AA'

Looking for Model A pickup bed parts(sides, post sockets, rear 'U' w/sockets, etc). Rusty, bent, incomplete OK! Yes, I'm on a budget, so I have to fabricate!! LOL! I live in Sacramento,CA., so 150mi+/-? 707-676-0222
by drtrcrV-8
September 10th, 2014, 7:22 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Shortened Pitman Arm?
Replies: 3
Views: 1485

Re: Shortened Pitman Arm?

Try slower steering. Draw it out : the end of a shorter arm doesn't travel as far as the end of a longer arm, so the benefit is more leverage at the steering wheel, so it's easier, slower steering, just more turning the wheel to get there.
by drtrcrV-8
September 5th, 2014, 9:04 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Is this a Ruckstell
Replies: 16
Views: 5255

Re: Is this a Ruckstell

While it's not a Ruckstell, it is an auxilary gearbox of some kind on the torquetube in front of the worm-drive axle. If you could wire brush the box & determine the maker, it would be appreciated by the rest of us! Most of the auxilary gearbox/transmission manufacturers were proud enough of their p...
by drtrcrV-8
August 16th, 2014, 3:10 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: WHAT'S UP WITH YOU ALL
Replies: 29
Views: 4653

Re: WHAT'S UP WITH YOU ALL

Glad I woke somebody up!! If my being concerned about the possibility of Governmental restrictions due to being considered road hazards if we didn't "improve" the performance to 'minimal' standards is considered "rude" by the 'purists'; So be it : "You can jes' kiss my grits!" LOL!!! No, I'm not imp...