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by TruckMan
May 9th, 2013, 9:39 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: ton or ton and a half?
Replies: 19
Views: 5792

Re: ton or ton and a half?

Fascinating!

These were fantastic trucks in their day, and they still are.
by TruckMan
May 7th, 2013, 8:36 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: It's finally spring!
Replies: 15
Views: 4645

It's finally spring!

Picked a nice spring day to take the truck to work. First time in 2013 and first time since I built the tail gate and have the hoist in full operation. I hope that everyone is getting some road time with their AA's now that the weather is nice.
by TruckMan
April 29th, 2013, 11:02 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Old tires stuck on rims
Replies: 20
Views: 6350

Re: Old tires stuck on rims

I've done the jack method as well. Very effective. And I've driven over them, too. Less precise but effective and faster. Pounded them off if they weren't too bad. (And I've done everything from wheelbarrow tires to semi's.) As everyone will say, be very careful reinflating with a split ring. It abs...
by TruckMan
April 29th, 2013, 10:31 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Clutch Repair
Replies: 4
Views: 1299

Re: Clutch Repair

The engine only weighs 200 lbs. I've carried it in my arms. If you have some rope and a pulley you can do it. Now I disclaim any injuries that your attorney would blame me for, but with proper care you can get the engine out without going to extremes.

But you do what makes you comfortable.
by TruckMan
April 29th, 2013, 10:09 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Old tires stuck on rims
Replies: 20
Views: 6350

Re: Old tires stuck on rims

If the tire is shot, I've taken a hack saw and cut through the tire radially. Some of the old ten plies that I had to remove were nearly inseparable from the wheel and so stiff that I would still be pounding on them today! Cutting them through from tread to bead made it a lot easier.
by TruckMan
April 25th, 2013, 7:24 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 29 Linkage
Replies: 5
Views: 1826

Re: 29 Linkage

Hope this helps more. Just pulled it off of the world...wide...web.
by TruckMan
April 25th, 2013, 6:59 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: What happened to my springs...
Replies: 13
Views: 2691

Re: What happened to my springs...

I would think you would want a grade 8 bolt. I don't know if the Model A parts catalogs have them or not. A hardware store should. It needs to be long enough to go through all the leaves with enough extra to get the nut on easily. Diameter should just fit through the hole. Measure up and go to the s...
by TruckMan
April 25th, 2013, 6:45 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Door seals, windlace,and welting on 82B Cabs
Replies: 16
Views: 4904

Re: Door seals, windlace,and welting on 82B Cabs

This is a site with some good pictures, inside and out, of the 82A cab. Might help.

http://abarnyard.com/temp/82-a/
by TruckMan
April 24th, 2013, 1:45 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: What happened to my springs...
Replies: 13
Views: 2691

Re: What happened to my springs...

Ahh, I see that Neil did fill you in. Sorry I had skipped over that.

And yes, I know the radius rods and the bottom leaves won't allow much fore and aft of the rear axle, but very uneven roads and bottoming out will, especially if one wheel goes into a pothole while heavily loaded.
by TruckMan
April 24th, 2013, 1:32 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: What happened to my springs...
Replies: 13
Views: 2691

Re: What happened to my springs...

In case you still had the question, yes there is a bolt that goes all the way through the center of the leaves. Looks like yours was sheared and the axle may have shifted a bit, pulling the leaves assunder. Great that you've got a piece of family history! The engine in my truck came from my Mom's co...
by TruckMan
April 24th, 2013, 1:17 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: 29 Linkage
Replies: 5
Views: 1826

Re: 29 Linkage

Not my pictures but ones I found on the web. Hope they help.
by TruckMan
April 18th, 2013, 10:18 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: ton or ton and a half?
Replies: 19
Views: 5792

Re: ton or ton and a half?

Thanks for the feed back and stories.

5 tons! Wow! When I have loaded it it heavy, I plan my stops. I push with all I have and watch my distances.
by TruckMan
April 16th, 2013, 8:04 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: ton or ton and a half?
Replies: 19
Views: 5792

Re: ton or ton and a half?

Hello, hello! Does anyone else use their AA trucks for heavy hauling? I also have a 3/4 ton pick up, a '67 Chevy C-20, but the heavy loads go on the dump truck. And Christmas trees. People notice when you get your Christmas tree in a 1928 AA Ford with steel spoke wheels. Ohhh man, I love trucks!
by TruckMan
April 16th, 2013, 7:34 am
Forum: AA Buy and Sell
Topic: !930 AA $4,000
Replies: 5
Views: 1701

Re: !930 AA $4,000

My oh my! Now that is not a factory paint job.

Oh well, at least he didn't chop the top. One can always repaint.
by TruckMan
April 16th, 2013, 7:26 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Long time no see - lots of questions!
Replies: 8
Views: 2449

Re: Long time no see - lots of questions!

Welcome! My '28 has 16 leaves, if that helps. I am not the book expert. I know that Snyders, Mac, and Brattons sell books along with Model A/AA parts. The world wide web has pictures that can help and its free. And keep posting questions here. The answers may not always be fast but they are valuable.