AAs --- DO THEY EVER STOP WORKING ?.

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Brian T
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AAs --- DO THEY EVER STOP WORKING ?.

Post by Brian T » April 18th, 2011, 9:21 am

This past weekend we took a trip out to an open day at the Motor Transport Museum, in Descanso Ca , mostly big rigs in need of TLC, a few restos under way, with a half dozen AAs or A related items, they have an AA powered log splitter, it as not been run for a few years, they did stop running it on visiting days due to the fact it as been known to pitch a split log 50 plus feet or more, here are a few pics of the brute.
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Post by Brian T » April 18th, 2011, 9:23 am

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Post by Drew Mashburn » April 18th, 2011, 4:48 pm

Brian:

Thanks for sharing. I enjoy seeing how AA's were used other than just for hauling. I knew a gentleman (Carl Hoffmeister), deceased, that had a '30 or '31 AA with a huge ol' hydraulic wood-splitter mounted on it's rear. It was mounted directly to the frame. The hydraulic was powered from the truck's P.T.O. The last time I saw it was on Carl's ranch in the Upper Ojai (between Ojai and Santa Paula, Calif.) in the late 1990's. I know the truck has been sold and dismantled since then.

-- Drew
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Post by Shorthaul » April 19th, 2011, 8:29 am

Wonder what kind of safety restrictions OSHA would place on that log splitter.

Hey, your truck must have drawn a crowd. It really is nice!

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Post by Bill James » April 19th, 2011, 2:40 pm

My wife grew up in Harbinson Canyon, we still have friends in the Canyon and in ElCajon, haven't been down there in a number of years. Hmmm, could I swing a trip to see our friends and visit that old museum :roll: Thats a long way from VA!!! Bill James

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Post by gunmetal » April 20th, 2011, 3:49 pm

That is a real nice truck. an old man told me over 40 years ago that if the engine turn it will run. just my 2 cents. I plan on still useing mine. after I restore it.

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Post by Chris Haynes » April 22nd, 2011, 3:26 pm

Bill James wrote:My wife grew up in Harbinson Canyon, we still have friends in the Canyon and in ElCajon, haven't been down there in a number of years. Hmmm, could I swing a trip to see our friends and visit that old museum :roll: Thats a long way from VA!!! Bill James
As long as yer in the area don't miss The Gas and Steam Museum in Vista, CA just north of San Deigo.
Lots of old machinery and trucks.
http://www.agsem.com/about-us.php

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