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by tiredtruckrestorer
September 19th, 2017, 3:13 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: HERSHEY show details
Replies: 4
Views: 1692

Re: HERSHEY show details

Kevin, just thought of something else that might save you money if you want to sleep in your truck. There is a Rest Area on I- 81 just south of the Rt 743 exit (the first Hershey exit) and at the next exit, Rt 39 (the second Hershey exit) there is at least two truck stops and a Perkins restaurant. B...
by tiredtruckrestorer
September 17th, 2017, 12:44 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: HERSHEY show details
Replies: 4
Views: 1692

Re: HERSHEY show details

You're right Kevin, Hershey is the ONE. I haven't gone to Carlisle in quite a few years because there never seemed to be much old stuff there anymore. I don't think you can park overnight in the paid spectator parking lots. They have special lots for overnight parking for campers and such. I don't k...
by tiredtruckrestorer
September 9th, 2017, 4:15 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: differential gear ratio
Replies: 12
Views: 3187

Re: differential gear ratio

No, the Canadian Timken rear is completely different than the '30-'31 "AA" Timken used in the trucks in the US.

Keith
by tiredtruckrestorer
September 8th, 2017, 8:15 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: differential gear ratio
Replies: 12
Views: 3187

Re: differential gear ratio

The lower triangle in the picture (although upside down to read the letters in it) is the Timken trademark. The big "T" down the middle is for Timken, the "D" and "A" on either side of it is for Detroit Axles, and the "CO" beneath it is for Company. Can tell what the other triangle means.

Keith
by tiredtruckrestorer
June 12th, 2017, 3:10 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 28 AA worm drive rear castle nut washer
Replies: 11
Views: 3122

Re: 28 AA worm drive rear castle nut washer

The axle nut washer was a special hardened washer to withstand the side thrust placed on it. A standard washer could possibly dish out, leaving the wheel hub get loose on the axle and work on the axle key. I read somewhere that they recommend to retighten the axle nuts at 500 miles to keep the hubs ...
by tiredtruckrestorer
May 24th, 2017, 7:55 pm
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: Wanted - speedometer drive gear
Replies: 6
Views: 3049

Re: Wanted - speedometer drive gear

No, worm gears were not available in a 5.14 ratio.

I'll check my stock Jeff, I may have an extra 5.14 ratio.

Keith
by tiredtruckrestorer
May 20th, 2017, 5:32 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: for sale 1932 AA
Replies: 4
Views: 2224

Re: for sale 1932 AA

Engine numbers starting with 5,000,000 to 5,062,386 had a prefix of "AB" for passenger cars and "AAB" for trucks. This lasted about four months, till about April 1932. Starting with engine number 5,062,387 the prefix was changed to "B" for passenger cars and "BB" for trucks. I have one "AAB" chassis...
by tiredtruckrestorer
April 3rd, 2017, 6:04 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Rearend and brake questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2820

Re: Rearend and brake questions

Joe, worm drive drums are different than the bevel gear ones. Keith
by tiredtruckrestorer
April 2nd, 2017, 5:24 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Rearend and brake questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2820

Re: Rearend and brake questions

Hello Joe, I don't know where in Jersey you are, but I'm in Pennsylvania about an hour west of Phillipsburg right off of I-78. I probably could find you some good used steel drums. Usually front drums make the best candidates to reuse. I also have an old truck brake drum grinding machine that I can ...
by tiredtruckrestorer
March 30th, 2017, 7:59 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Emergency brake lining
Replies: 10
Views: 3092

Re: Emergency brake lining

According to my brake lining data book, the original size for the emergency brake lining is 1 1/2" wide and .172/.182 thick.
by tiredtruckrestorer
March 2nd, 2017, 8:24 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Battery Disconnect Switch
Replies: 4
Views: 1859

Re: Battery Disconnect Switch

The trouble with the fuse in the starter to junction box wire, is that when a short happens and blows the fuse, the generator goes to full charge because of the short. This will blow all the light bulbs out that are in use, including your brake lights when you try to stop because the path back to th...
by tiredtruckrestorer
January 30th, 2017, 5:37 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: AA express bed strips
Replies: 6
Views: 2424

Re: AA express bed strips

I had ordered and paid for a set of these bedstrips but never received them. Last I heard they were having trouble with the ones that fit around the wheel wells. Did anyone else pay for a set of them and didn't receive them either?

Keith
by tiredtruckrestorer
December 22nd, 2016, 7:18 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Coupling shaft assembly
Replies: 6
Views: 2430

Re: Coupling shaft assembly

Rickack, the 30-31 coupling shafts only used a u-joint assembly at the rear end where they attached to the torque tube driveshaft. These were a special joint that had a stop built in the splines so the joint would not slide back too far. At the front, the transmission mainshaft had a male gear insta...
by tiredtruckrestorer
December 22nd, 2016, 6:54 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Front End Rebuild
Replies: 15
Views: 6145

Re: Front End Rebuild

Chris, make sure the brake shoe roller track that is riveted to the backing plate does not have any grooves worn in it. These should be replaced or welded up if they do. Also make sure the brake shoe roller pins do not have a flat spot worn on them. The head of the pins sit on the track and slide ba...
by tiredtruckrestorer
November 28th, 2016, 2:23 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: AA FORD SHOCKS
Replies: 9
Views: 6406

Re: AA FORD SHOCKS

I believe the Funeral Service, Funeral Coach, and Ambulance only had rear shock absorbers, no fronts.

Keith