Truck progress photos

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Jeff Brown
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Re: Truck progress photos

Post by Jeff Brown » November 11th, 2018, 6:24 pm

And not sure where the other photo went!
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birdacre
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Body Type: AA express
Model Year: 1928

Re: Truck progress photos

Post by birdacre » December 20th, 2018, 2:04 pm

how quiet is your warford? my truck is very noisy in OD. the countershaft had some wear on gears but not bad. direct is quiet, any ideas? hope all is well. kevin

Jeff Brown
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Model Year: 1929
Location: Tucson AZ

Re: Truck progress photos

Post by Jeff Brown » December 20th, 2018, 3:53 pm

Not sure yet Kevin, haven't fired it up yet as still getting the wiring done . Haven't had as much time as I would like lately - been making Christmas presents!

Jeff

birdacre
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Re: Truck progress photos

Post by birdacre » December 21st, 2018, 7:33 am

did you rebuild your warford. i replaced every bearing, counter shaft gears had some rounding on shoulders. do you know of a source for used or new counter shaft gear cluster? or anyone else?

Jeff Brown
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Re: Truck progress photos

Post by Jeff Brown » November 2nd, 2019, 7:41 pm

Hi all
Can't believe it is almost a year since I posted an update. A lot of that time has been spent wrestling with the wiring (discovered I had a new indicator switch that wasn't wired correctly inside, plus a LED taillight that had no connection), replacing the fuel tank (old one would hold gas for a couple of weeks and then start leaking - had it out 3 times before throwing in towel and getting a better one), plus fixing oil leaks . All the usual stuff but the cab is now finished and the engine finally runs.
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I went off original and put a wood support under the cab roof , just in case I ever get caught in a hail storm!
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I had a problem with the ignition switch shorting out on the new tank but once we tracked that down, it ran really well. Sounds good and runs smooth. So today I took it out for its first drive. I was surprised at how easily it shifted gears without even double declutching, it slipped from one to another almost like a modern car. All that work on the transmission really paid off. Only problem is I cannot get into reverse so will need to investigate that. I also need to adjust the brakes as I had them backed off way too far. The Warford auxiliary transmission doesn't seem to make any noise either so that was a bonus. I do have an oil leak I think on the 4th main bearing which is puzzling as I was super careful with seals .
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Next major job is to get the deck assembled on the back. I've machined all the wood from ash and all the steelwork is repaired and ready to go. I have heaps of photos if there is anything anyone particularly wants to see, I have just been a bit remiss in posting them!

Jeff

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AAholic
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Joined: October 27th, 2010, 7:24 pm
Body Type: 88-A
Model Year: 1931
Location: N.E.Illinois

Re: Truck progress photos

Post by AAholic » November 2nd, 2019, 9:26 pm

Stunning! I can't wait to see more

KimVanOrder
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Body Type: 82-A Platform
Model Year: 1928
Location: Hamilton, Mich.

Re: Truck progress photos

Post by KimVanOrder » November 3rd, 2019, 3:51 pm

Sorry!! all I can say is "WAY TO COOL"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen:
KVO
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Bob C
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Body Type: Mail truck, Stake tr
Model Year: 1931
Location: SO CAL

Re: Truck progress photos

Post by Bob C » November 3rd, 2019, 4:26 pm

Looks great. See page 442 of the Service Bulletins for instructions on adjusting the reverse lockout.

Bob

Jeff Brown
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Re: Truck progress photos

Post by Jeff Brown » November 4th, 2019, 5:19 am

Thanks Bob, I didn't know that was there. I am sure mine is way out of adjustment so should be an easy fix.

Jeff

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