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by tiredtruckrestorer
July 10th, 2016, 3:36 am
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: WANTED- Ford Model BB bell housing
Replies: 3
Views: 2874

Re: WANTED- Ford Model BB bell housing

Hello Mark,
I could probably help you with a BB bell housing. I'd have unbolt it from a transmission and clean it up to make sure it is in good condition first. I'm from eastern Pennsylvania.

Keith
by tiredtruckrestorer
June 25th, 2016, 3:06 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: ORIGINAL 'A' GENERATOR AND LIGHTS
Replies: 3
Views: 2153

Re: ORIGINAL 'A' GENERATOR AND LIGHTS

The same thing can happen if you use one of the fuses that mounts to the starter that the Model A vendors sell. if you have a short somewhere and that fuse blows, it disconnects the battery from the system, the generator will run wild and blow out every bulb that is turned on in the system. It can e...
by tiredtruckrestorer
June 11th, 2016, 3:30 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Popping out of 4th gear
Replies: 2
Views: 2512

Re: Popping out of 4th gear

In 4th gear you're coupling the main drive gear (input shaft) to the mainshaft. The 3rd/4th sliding gear moves front and slides over the main drive gear. Did you check the internal teeth of the 3rd/4th gear? How about the wear on the front of the mainshaft where the mainshaft pilot bearing rides. If...
by tiredtruckrestorer
June 7th, 2016, 8:05 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Brake adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 2438

Re: Brake adjustment

Your brake levers should sit approximately 15 degrees toward the rear for the rear brakes and 15 degree towards the front for the front ones. When applied the lever and brake rod angle should not go past the 90 degree mark. Also make sure the brake rod return springs are working. After you pull your...
by tiredtruckrestorer
May 29th, 2016, 3:22 am
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: 'Wanted 30/31 front bumper bracket?
Replies: 11
Views: 5441

Re: 'Wanted 30/31 front bumper bracket?

I have 30-31 front brackets I could sell. Contact me at tiredtruck@verizon.net . I tried using you email address but it didn't work.

Keith
by tiredtruckrestorer
May 11th, 2016, 3:28 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: hit another snafu
Replies: 4
Views: 2478

Re: hit another snafu

Stakebed, you should have no trouble bending your stems. In fact, around 1931 Schrader decided to reduce their valve stem offerings to seven "convertible" stems for truck tires. The "convertible" stems were then bent with a stem bender they offered. Schrader had a chart that would let you calibrate ...
by tiredtruckrestorer
April 24th, 2016, 4:03 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Loud clanking noise in top gear
Replies: 11
Views: 3519

Re: Loud clanking noise in top gear

My guess would be a badly worn couple shaft gear on the back of the trans output shaft and/or the front of the coupling shaft itself. Since, on the 4 speed, you are directly coupling the input and output shafts together in 4th gear and not using any other gears in the transmission I really doubt if ...
by tiredtruckrestorer
April 11th, 2016, 8:35 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Help with grease seal
Replies: 4
Views: 2119

Re: Help with grease seal

Check with a Model T supplier that handles the "TT" truck worm drive seals such as Snyders. I believe the "TT" seals will fit.

Keith
by tiredtruckrestorer
April 11th, 2016, 8:32 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: What oil to use in the worm drive rear
Replies: 6
Views: 2462

Re: What oil to use in the worm drive rear

Lubriplate Lubricants has the specially made gear oils that will not attack the bronze gears. I use their SPO-288 gear oil for my worm drive trucks. This is a 680 W gear oil on the ISO viscosity grade scale. (This is the scale the repackaged products are being sold as for the Model A's so it seems s...
by tiredtruckrestorer
April 2nd, 2016, 5:00 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: preload on the bearings
Replies: 3
Views: 1721

Re: preload on the bearings

The only spec I've found, and that was in the Model T Service Bulletins, was for the "TT" worm drive. It said the worm drive shaft should not be assembled unless there is from .006 to .015 clearance between the washer and bearing. I'd probably install the rear cap and check the front-back end play a...
by tiredtruckrestorer
March 30th, 2016, 3:58 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Tire recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 2472

Re: Tire recommendations?

I just bought a set of Lucas because they had a nice "truck tire" look to them. Unfortunately they are just available in the 6.00X20 size. That's OK, but single rear wheeled trucks should use 6.50X20 on the rear. Dual rear wheeled trucks are OK with the 6.00X20 all the way around. Maybe if enough pe...
by tiredtruckrestorer
March 30th, 2016, 3:42 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: What oil to use in the worm drive rear
Replies: 6
Views: 2462

Re: What oil to use in the worm drive rear

I'd double check with the vendor and ask him for the specs on the oil he is repackaging. It must say that it is compatible with brass and bronze components. Many modern automotive gear lubes have anti-wear additives that are not. It's easier to find the correct lube for worm drive applications in th...
by tiredtruckrestorer
March 25th, 2016, 4:36 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: BB 5:17 gears fit in 31 AA low speed axle?
Replies: 3
Views: 1580

Re: BB 5:17 gears fit in 31 AA low speed axle?

Dave, first the 30-31 low speed gearing is a 6.6 ratio for the bevel gear rear. I believe physically the BB 5.17 gearing will fit in the AA housing, but the pinion shaft has larger spline diameter and won't fit the AA driveshaft coupling. Like Bob said, changes would have to be done to the driveshaf...
by tiredtruckrestorer
March 17th, 2016, 3:35 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: early 28 worm drive
Replies: 58
Views: 12934

Re: early 28 worm drive

According to the Indianapolis Service Letters, there seemed to be a lot of trouble with the worm drive thrust bearings. In October 5, 1928 letter it mentions the changeover from the TT style worm thrust bearing, retainer, and collar (part numbers TT-114 and TT-123) as used on the "TT" trucks to the ...
by tiredtruckrestorer
January 28th, 2016, 6:00 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Tires
Replies: 5
Views: 2637

Re: Tires

Originally the '28 AA's came with 30X5 high pressure tires in the front and 32X6 high pressure tires on the rear. In July 1929 6.00X20 balloon tires became standard on the front, but 32X6 high pressure were still used on the rears. Beginning January 1930 6.00X20 balloon tires were used for dual rear...