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by captain marty
October 9th, 2014, 10:48 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Rebuilt Front End Not Fitting
Replies: 7
Views: 2625

Re: Rebuilt Front End Not Fitting

I will be testing this theory tonight and sure would like to get this thing in.
It looked so easy in the DVD I watched.
Isn't that always the way.
Marty
by captain marty
October 8th, 2014, 11:41 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Rebuilt Front End Not Fitting
Replies: 7
Views: 2625

Rebuilt Front End Not Fitting

I rolled my completed front end back under my truck, attached the radius ball and then found the front spring was forward about 1 ½ inches. I read where I need to verify my spring perches are exactly spot on and will remove the spring and check. Anybody else have any ideas on what may not be right f...
by captain marty
October 3rd, 2014, 3:11 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Front spring tie bolt predicament
Replies: 18
Views: 11485

Re: Front spring tie bolt predicament

I recently finished rebuilding my the front spring on my A and used John Deere slip plate on the backs.
I can't wait to see how the assembly works.
Marty
by captain marty
October 3rd, 2014, 3:07 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Brake Issues
Replies: 3
Views: 1393

Re: Brake Issues

Kinda sounds like one of more of the brake linings came off the shoe(s) and rolled up inside your drum.
I'd think about removing the front drums and have a look.
I've never seen this but have read about it happening.
Marty
by captain marty
September 10th, 2014, 7:13 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Shortened Pitman Arm?
Replies: 3
Views: 1535

Re: Shortened Pitman Arm?

I saw that short one too. I just ordered a new one and got the standard size. I'm not quite sure what the short one will do. Quicker steering maybe? Clearence shouldn't be a problem.
Marty
by captain marty
September 10th, 2014, 12:16 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Front Spindle Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2769

Re: Front Spindle Problem

I appreciate all the help on this and will put the bent spindle in file 13.
thanks,
Marty
by captain marty
September 9th, 2014, 11:17 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Front Spindle Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2769

Re: Front Spindle Problem

I had my grease holes lined up. I'm not sure if the thing was bent before I did my work. I picked that spindle up in Colorado.
Mike's found me another one and it is on its way.
I will check the new one out before I do anything this time.
Thanks for your help,
Marty
by captain marty
September 8th, 2014, 5:27 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Front Spindle Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2769

Front Spindle Problem

I pressed out my front spindle bushings and pressed in new ones. I took the spindles to a honing shop along with my king pins for a good fit. One spindle worked out fine. The other appears to have bent during the pressing operation and now the king pin holes are not in line and do not match up. One ...
by captain marty
September 3rd, 2014, 7:46 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Picture of My Truck
Replies: 3
Views: 1626

Re: Picture of My Truck

Your truck looks good. It looks like a driver. Good job and keep up the good work.
Marty
by captain marty
August 21st, 2014, 11:13 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Engine Weight
Replies: 3
Views: 2428

Engine Weight

I plan on delivering one of my engines to be rebuilt and want to know the weight before I load it up.
I will remove the transmission so no weight totals are needed for it.
Thanks guys,
Marty
by captain marty
August 12th, 2014, 11:22 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Front Axle
Replies: 13
Views: 3276

Re: Front Axle

I've purchased a video from Deablo showing a complete front end rebuild. One section has a guy straightening an axle. He does quite well with the set up and tools he uses. What usually bends the end of the axle back is parking against curbs. I want to straighten that and then adjust so that the king...
by captain marty
August 11th, 2014, 1:32 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Front Axle
Replies: 13
Views: 3276

Front Axle

What is the angle in degrees of the front axle where the king pins go through.
Camber right?
I've heard 5 degrees and 9 degrees. I'm not sure which is correct.
I am having a hard time finding this one specification and want my axle looked at.
Thanks
Marty
by captain marty
August 8th, 2014, 2:21 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Radius Ball
Replies: 3
Views: 1643

Radius Ball

I can't seem to find the diameter of the radius ball.
I also want to know which type of reparir will be best if I have mine rebuilt.
Thanks,
Marty
by captain marty
July 21st, 2014, 8:19 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Front Spindle Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1364

Front Spindle Question

Anybody know if front spindles on my AA are the same as the ones on my A?
My recent purchase of a 28 roadster pickup has a broken right spindle and someone welded it up.
Anyone have any of these that might work. I'd like to go ahead and get left and right and try to do it right.
Marty
by captain marty
July 17th, 2014, 3:47 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Inner Race
Replies: 6
Views: 1375

Re: Inner Race

Shelby: I purchased all new races and bearings to do my front end. When I put the new races in, I used a Loctite cylindrical retaining compound, don't remember the number. I tried removing the race in question this morning and it would not budge. I plan on going ahead with packing the bearings and a...