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AA Ford Discussion Group relating to the repair and restoration of your AA Ford.
Wmegilljr
Posts: 18
Joined: February 9th, 2018, 9:15 pm
Body Type: Stake body
Model Year: 1928
Location: Las Vegas, NV

Hello

Post by Wmegilljr » February 12th, 2018, 10:17 am

Hello everyone,
My name is Bill Megill I am new here. I have a 28 AA stake body that I am working on, it's in running condition but has been sitting for almost 10 years. I am good with my hands and have worked on many cars and trucks but I am sure I will have some questions for all of you as i work on it.

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Brady
Posts: 360
Joined: October 21st, 2003, 1:38 pm
Body Type: None
Model Year: 1930
Location: Norwich, NY 13815

Re: Hello

Post by Brady » February 12th, 2018, 11:05 am

Hi Bill: Welcome to the group. You have come to the right place. Sounds like you have a nice project. Lots of expert advice and years of involvement with AA. Best of luck and enjoyment with your truck.

Wmegilljr
Posts: 18
Joined: February 9th, 2018, 9:15 pm
Body Type: Stake body
Model Year: 1928
Location: Las Vegas, NV

Re: Hello

Post by Wmegilljr » February 12th, 2018, 11:13 am

Thanks Brady! here is a photo of the truck
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Hayslip
Posts: 189
Joined: February 26th, 2007, 6:20 am
Model Year: 1930

Re: Hello

Post by Hayslip » February 12th, 2018, 11:52 am

The dual wheels on the back suggest this truck is an early 1930. Also the U bolts on the rear spring have the nuts on the bottom, a 1929 running change.
Hayslip

Wmegilljr
Posts: 18
Joined: February 9th, 2018, 9:15 pm
Body Type: Stake body
Model Year: 1928
Location: Las Vegas, NV

Re: Hello

Post by Wmegilljr » February 12th, 2018, 12:10 pm

it is titled as a 28. old owner said it had a factory option duel rear added. when i get a chance i will look at the info plates on the engine and frame to confirm. the Cab is the older pre June 1930 version. it also has a 3 speed main trans, and a 3 speed aux Warford trans. but i am confused as the main trans has reverse located at down right, not up left like that era should have.

flatford39
Posts: 438
Joined: September 24th, 2009, 3:06 pm
Body Type: Express
Model Year: 1928
Location: NE Illinois

Re: Hello

Post by flatford39 » February 12th, 2018, 12:33 pm

Interesting roof line you have there also. Is that one of those Branford canadian cabs by chance. A side view would be nice.

marcel kristoff
Posts: 27
Joined: October 26th, 2014, 1:00 pm
Body Type: flat deck
Model Year: 1928
Location: Fort St. John, BC, Canada

Re: Hello

Post by marcel kristoff » February 12th, 2018, 1:05 pm

That is not a Branford cab.

Bob C
Posts: 1192
Joined: April 24th, 2003, 11:50 am
Body Type: Mail truck, Stake tr
Model Year: 1931
Location: SO CAL

Re: Hello

Post by Bob C » February 12th, 2018, 1:38 pm

Nice looking truck, we need more pictures.
The 4-speed reverse is right and down, is there a PTO plate on the right side of the transmission.
One more thing, is that a Live steamer I see behind the truck?

Bob

Wmegilljr
Posts: 18
Joined: February 9th, 2018, 9:15 pm
Body Type: Stake body
Model Year: 1928
Location: Las Vegas, NV

Re: Hello

Post by Wmegilljr » February 12th, 2018, 2:15 pm

need to take more photos. i always seem to forget to do that! interesting that the 4 speed is down right for reverse. i could not find a 4th gear in this trans, but when i get it running again i will try it. it makes me think it has to be a 4 speed because when i was driving it on Saturday i passed a roadside radar and it said i was doing 31mph downhill and the motor was screaming. ( i will never run the motor like that just testing top speed). did they stack the Warford aux trans on the 4 speed, I had read it was only on the 3 speed?
here are some short vids from Saturday
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3_f9pLxAm4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_ZQnU3106A

and Yes that is a Live Steamer in the background

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Chris Haynes
Posts: 2003
Joined: September 7th, 2003, 5:18 pm
Body Type: 82A
Model Year: 1930
Location: North Hills, CA/ Pine Grove, CA

Re: Hello

Post by Chris Haynes » February 12th, 2018, 3:42 pm

Wire wheels are 1928. I doubt it is a four speed unless it was installed after leaving the factory. Your reverse should be to the left and up. A Mitchell Gear Splitter will give you a good overdrive for more speed.

Bob C
Posts: 1192
Joined: April 24th, 2003, 11:50 am
Body Type: Mail truck, Stake tr
Model Year: 1931
Location: SO CAL

Re: Hello

Post by Bob C » February 12th, 2018, 3:43 pm

If your shifter looks like this it is a 4-speed.

Bob
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Wmegilljr
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Joined: February 9th, 2018, 9:15 pm
Body Type: Stake body
Model Year: 1928
Location: Las Vegas, NV

Re: Hello

Post by Wmegilljr » February 12th, 2018, 3:48 pm

Chris Haynes wrote:
February 12th, 2018, 3:42 pm
Wire wheels are 1928. I doubt it is a four speed unless it was installed after leaving the factory. Your reverse should be to the left and up. A Mitchell Gear Splitter will give you a good overdrive for more speed.
It has wire front wheels, but reverse is down right.
shifting is
main trans
1-3
2-R

2nd warford trans
_-1
3-2
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Wmegilljr
Posts: 18
Joined: February 9th, 2018, 9:15 pm
Body Type: Stake body
Model Year: 1928
Location: Las Vegas, NV

Re: Hello

Post by Wmegilljr » February 12th, 2018, 3:49 pm

Bob C wrote:
February 12th, 2018, 3:43 pm
If your shifter looks like this it is a 4-speed.

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thank you for the photo mine is not like that

Wmegilljr
Posts: 18
Joined: February 9th, 2018, 9:15 pm
Body Type: Stake body
Model Year: 1928
Location: Las Vegas, NV

Re: Hello

Post by Wmegilljr » February 12th, 2018, 5:31 pm

Just got home, engine is stamped. *AA532 622* that should be october 1928 if my chart is right.
Frame data plate is missing or if frame is stamped I do not see it.

Bob C
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Joined: April 24th, 2003, 11:50 am
Body Type: Mail truck, Stake tr
Model Year: 1931
Location: SO CAL

Re: Hello

Post by Bob C » February 12th, 2018, 6:11 pm

Never seem a 3 speed pattern like that, this is the 4 speed.

Bob
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