AA FORD SHOCKS

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Matt
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AA FORD SHOCKS

Post by Matt » November 25th, 2016, 12:05 pm

DID AA FORDS HAVE SHOCKS ON THE FRONT AXLE?

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Re: AA FORD SHOCKS

Post by Neil Wilson » November 25th, 2016, 12:35 pm

Matt wrote:DID AA FORDS HAVE SHOCKS ON THE FRONT AXLE?
Through December 1929, the AA had front shocks which were the same as the A chassis. The shock arms were different for the AA. 1930/1931 AA's did not have shocks.
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Re: AA FORD SHOCKS

Post by 1crosscut » November 25th, 2016, 1:16 pm

Correct me if I am not reading your post correctly Neil but the shock arms are different in that they are longer.
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Re: AA FORD SHOCKS

Post by Neil Wilson » November 26th, 2016, 8:29 am

1crosscut wrote:Correct me if I am not reading your post correctly Neil but the shock arms are different in that they are longer.
Yes longer but not that simple! Below is from the upcoming revision 4 of the RGJS (four shock arm styles).
  • The following bullets lists the beginning date and change information for each style of shock arm.
    • Style 1 – Beginning of production – June 1928 – 5-3/4" long with or without numbers on the clamping end a 1/4" flange below the ball
    • Style 2 – June 1928 – August 1928 – 5-3/4" long without numbers on the clamping end and a 7/16" flange below the ball
    • Style 3 – June 1928 – July 1929 – 6-3/8" long without numbers on the clamping end and either a 1/4" or 7/16" flange below the ball
    • Style 4 – July 1929 – December 1929 – 6-3/8" long without numbers on the clamping end, either a 1/4" or 7/16" flange below the ball and had a 5/32" deep (shallow) recess added on the clamping end

    Figure 2 – AA-18047 Front Shock Absorber Arms.
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Re: AA FORD SHOCKS

Post by 1crosscut » November 26th, 2016, 4:47 pm

Great information Neil. I've managed to get a few of them and with your information it looks like I should be able to date them.
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Re: AA FORD SHOCKS

Post by Chris Haynes » November 27th, 2016, 8:21 pm

The 1931 AA Hearse and Parlor van also had front shocks. But much heavier than the 1928 type.

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Re: AA FORD SHOCKS

Post by tiredtruckrestorer » November 28th, 2016, 2:23 am

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

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Re: AA FORD SHOCKS

Post by Neil Wilson » November 28th, 2016, 8:53 am

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

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Yes Keith, that is what my research shows. And, that is what is in the new E supplement of the RGJS (to be released in December hopefully).
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Re: AA FORD SHOCKS

Post by Moto Largo » October 11th, 2017, 12:43 pm

Thanks for all the shock info. The left front shock is equipped with the Type 1 arm and there are no markings on the arm. There are no rear shocks or any evidence of past shock mountings.. I will keep a lookout for the correct rear shocks and the required mounts, or i may (or may not) fabricate some hardware for mounting modern tubular shocks.

I plan to mount a new 10 leaf passenger car spring and add a couple of leafs to bring up the ride height a bit. I have not found a source for AA springs yet.

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Re: AA FORD SHOCKS

Post by Neil Wilson » October 12th, 2017, 7:17 am

Moto Largo wrote:
October 11th, 2017, 12:43 pm
Thanks for all the shock info. The left front shock is equipped with the Type 1 arm and there are no markings on the arm. There are no rear shocks or any evidence of past shock mountings.. I will keep a lookout for the correct rear shocks and the required mounts, or i may (or may not) fabricate some hardware for mounting modern tubular shocks.

I plan to mount a new 10 leaf passenger car spring and add a couple of leafs to bring up the ride height a bit. I have not found a source for AA springs yet.

Regards, Alan in Roberts Creek
Alan, check the above posts - there are no rear shocks for AA's except for a few very rare 1931 AA's.
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