Looking for some advice on AA trucks

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aland
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Joined: February 7th, 2018, 6:12 am
Model Year: 1932
Location: San Jose / Kelseyville

Re: Looking for some advice on AA trucks

Post by aland » May 20th, 2018, 1:22 am

bud valerius wrote:
May 18th, 2018, 5:06 am
I still have that express truck for sale and will be taking photos today , I got tired of scam call's from people who wanted to buy and send cashiers checks for more than the selling price and have me pay the extra to the shipper. The reason that I said Neil had photos of my Express was the weather was keeping me from being able to clean it up . Neil has taken photos of most of my AA 's over the past 30 years while doing research for news letters and early research was verified by comparison of my trucks and his along with several others .
Bud,

I wish I was in a better position, but I need to restrain myself as I'm currently on the verge of getting a building permit for a home I'm building. That just has to take precedence for me.

I'll be honest...what you were asking didn't sound too out of line to me, and for anyone serious about buying an Express, there's not too many to choose from. I was reading some of the story on your truck somewhere online where you stated you needed to get parts from about 14 trucks or something to the effect...(paraphrasing).

The pics I saw on the Model A Forum looked really nice. Although I really like the one in this thread that was posted on ebay with the Indian Motorcycle shop logo on it, that had some great patina and that logo was over the top...both of them very cool.

Cheers,
Alan

aland
Posts: 32
Joined: February 7th, 2018, 6:12 am
Model Year: 1932
Location: San Jose / Kelseyville

Re: Looking for some advice on AA trucks

Post by aland » May 20th, 2018, 1:29 am

Chris Haynes wrote:
May 18th, 2018, 10:18 pm
One fine day I was Southbound on CA Hwy 99 through the CA Central Valley.
My least favorite place of California...the Central Valley...that is a cool truck though, although I favor the Express. :wink:

aland
Posts: 32
Joined: February 7th, 2018, 6:12 am
Model Year: 1932
Location: San Jose / Kelseyville

And then there was the rest of the story...

Post by aland » December 20th, 2018, 3:33 am

I'm posting a closing message to this thread. I started this thread about 10 months ago, interested in an Express...but the more I searched, the less desirable the old trucks become for highway. Seems that even people that do change the rear end gears in the AAs end up with engine problems over time when running them at highway speeds.

During my search I started to read more about Henry Ford. I learned something I didn't know about him, I've just always thought of him as being such an innovator in regards to manufacturing automobiles. I learned what a horrible person he really was, in fact he was pretty disgusting on modern day standards. From some of the stuff I read, he was a vocal antisemitic in his day, a bigot, racist, pretty much what you would find in the dictionary for "White Supremacist" if there was such a thing.

Then I started to look at the lines and trim on the Fords, and you know what? They don't really have nice looking lines. But in looking through the years it was typically other companies that had nicer looking designs, IMO.

I also realized, I have only owned a couple Fords in my life, and I do own a '97 F-SuperDuty, it's a 1-1/2 ton flatbed. I've always owned Chevys...and I ended up buying a 1946 Chevy 1/2 Ton.. To be fair, these Art Deco era Chevys were not up to highway speeds either. I have purchased a new ring and pinion and will be changing the rear end over to 3.55:1 which will get it to 65-70 on the highway. This truck also has a newer '55-'62 235 in it, which featured pressure-lubricated rod bearings, that helped the straight 6 quite a bit.

This playlist is a few videos taken by the previous owner when I bought it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW8rfIR ... uQbYC0pSF_

I have no hard feelings towards you Ford owners, I just found Henry Ford to be appalling when I learned more about him and didn't want anymore vehicles with his name on it.

Cheers,
Alan

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