Need Help with Brake question

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gunmetal 2
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Need Help with Brake question

Post by gunmetal 2 » December 30th, 2013, 8:46 am

Can someone tell me if the Brake adjusting shaft on the A the same as the AA? Any and all answers will be great. Thank you all and have a Good New Year.

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Neil Wilson
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Re: Need Help with Brake question

Post by Neil Wilson » December 30th, 2013, 10:22 am

Hmm - What is a brake adjusting shaft? Maybe you mean brake adjusting wedge???? What year of AA? Front or rear service brakes?
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Brian T
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Re: Need Help with Brake question

Post by Brian T » December 30th, 2013, 12:06 pm

Hello Terry,
I am sure you have a parts price book, look at the illustrations and post the part # and cross check between the A and your 29 AA which I believe you need it for.
Brian, San Diego.
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Re: Need Help with Brake question

Post by Jazzjr » December 30th, 2013, 6:03 pm

The Part # for a Model A 1928-31, is A-2042 and Truck is AA-2042
Maybe someone can tell you if they are larger than the ones used on the 1/2 Ton or Car Brakes, I don't know, as I have yet to open up and rebuild the Brakes on my Truck.
Smith & Jones has them listed, as NOS ... ry=AA-2042

Brake Adjusting Shaft
These are the clevises that mount on the end of the brake shoe and rest against the brake adjusting wedge.

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Re: Need Help with Brake question

Post by Stakebed » January 15th, 2014, 4:57 pm

hmm i have several apart right now but dont have a cars to compare it too. I thought the 28/29 front brakes were identical to the cars? (except different hubs of course)

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Re: Need Help with Brake question

Post by bud valerius » January 16th, 2014, 3:49 am

they are bigger replacement part # BB 2042 , I have 4 NOS $10. each plus shipping , also have NOS adjusting wedges BB 2041 $17.50 each

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