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dlevy
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Wheel Stop

Post by dlevy » July 7th, 2021, 8:37 pm

Hi All,

My 1931 truck is missing the Wheel Stop to prevent the wheels from turning too far.

Can someone show me what these look like and provide a part number?

Better yet anyone have a pair for sale?

I also need a front brake rod. The one I have is too short to correctly adjust my brakes.

Thanks,
Dave

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Re: Wheel Stop

Post by Bob C » July 8th, 2021, 8:22 am

I think this is what you are asking about, 33802 is the nut.
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Re: Wheel Stop

Post by dlevy » July 8th, 2021, 4:17 pm

Yes!

That's it. I was not able to find it in Snyder's catalog. Do you know another source?

Thanks,
Dave

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Re: Wheel Stop

Post by Bob C » July 8th, 2021, 6:07 pm

I measured ones from an A and one from an AA and they were the same. The parts book
is a little confusing. Here's Snyders. https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/Prod ... axle/front

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Re: Wheel Stop

Post by Neil Wilson » July 9th, 2021, 7:59 am

dlevy wrote:
July 7th, 2021, 8:37 pm
Hi All,

My 1931 truck is missing the Wheel Stop to prevent the wheels from turning too far.

Can someone show me what these look like and provide a part number?

Better yet anyone have a pair for sale?

I also need a front brake rod. The one I have is too short to correctly adjust my brakes. Thanks, Dave
Dave,
For the 1930-1931 AA-chassis, the front spindle arms were designed to act as wheel stops. The king pin locking bolt uses a plain hex nut.

The Snyder's part is for the A-chassis (not for the AA's).

For the 1928-1929 AA-chassis, the locking pin and nut combination was different from the A-chassis to reduce the turning radius (preventing the larger diameter tires from hitting the front brake rods).
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Re: Wheel Stop

Post by Bob C » July 9th, 2021, 12:33 pm

Thanks Neil for the correct information. The front axle I looked at yesterday had a Model A locking
pin nut on it. After reading your post I went an looked at three other AA front axles and they all
had just a regular nut on them.

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Re: Wheel Stop

Post by Neil Wilson » July 9th, 2021, 1:15 pm

Bob C wrote:
July 9th, 2021, 12:33 pm
Thanks Neil for the correct information. The front axle I looked at yesterday had a Model A locking
pin nut on it. After reading your post I went an looked at three other AA front axles and they all
had just a regular nut on them.
Bob,
I don't think the AA wheel stops have been available to many, many years. The original design king and king pin bolt were discontinued when the wedge style king pin and king pin bolt was introduced for both the A and AA-chassis. Only restores looking to be original want the initial design.

Consequently, most AA's would have end up with the A-chassis wheel stops. If the tires hit the front brake rod, an extra thick lock washer could be added or the wheel nut can be built up with weld and ground into shape.

If tires don't hit the brake rods, then there is no problem.
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Re: Wheel Stop

Post by dlevy » July 10th, 2021, 6:19 pm

Hi,

I see that the spindle arm has a lug that projects to contact the front axle.

On my truck, when the spindle arm lug contacts the axle, the back edge of the tire rubs the front brake rod.

Since there is no adjust that I can see, does that mean that my tires too big?

Thanks,
Dave
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Re: Wheel Stop

Post by Neil Wilson » July 10th, 2021, 7:50 pm

dlevy wrote:
July 10th, 2021, 6:19 pm
Hi,

I see that the spindle arm has a lug that projects to contact the front axle.

On my truck, when the spindle arm lug contacts the axle, the back edge of the tire rubs the front brake rod.

Since there is no adjust that I can see, does that mean that my tires too big?

Thanks,
Dave
What are your tire sizes?
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Re: Wheel Stop

Post by dlevy » July 10th, 2021, 7:55 pm

I think 7.00x20 off hand.

Dave

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Re: Wheel Stop

Post by Neil Wilson » July 11th, 2021, 8:35 am

dlevy wrote:
July 10th, 2021, 7:55 pm
I think 7.00x20 off hand. Dave
Ford used 600x20 tires as far as I know. Also, there could be ware on the axle where the stop hits.
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