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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2012, 02:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,771
Posted By Rien
Re: What year model AA truck is this?

my title says mine is 1930, but vin says '31
have you ran your engine number yet?
also, are your metal stakes welded on 'cause mine are and they are poorly done.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,216
Posted By Rien
Re: radius ball bolts spinning

Thank you for the advice, Ill probably add that retaining rod to my parts list of stuff yet to be bought. Its getting pretty long now.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,216
Posted By Rien
Re: radius ball bolts spinning

I pulled the transmission off and found out why the bolts were spinning. I had not cleaned the threads off the radius ball bolts, so as I took off the castle nuts, they jammed, spun on the rod that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,991
Posted By Rien
Re: Pulling engine questions

I honestly know next to nothing about engines, but I run circles around somebody with electronics and microcontrollers. Apparently I have to replace the piston rings. When i run my finger up the side...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,991
Posted By Rien
Re: Pulling engine questions

I just wanted to post my method on how I pulled my engine (note: it is not pulled yet, I forgot to remove the radius ball bolts, and the bolts are spinning, I have to seperate the tranny first.)
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,216
Posted By Rien
Re: radius ball bolts spinning

so the results: I tried to push them up as i slowly rotated them hoping to make contact with something that would lock up the bolts, but they never moved vertically. I took off the top plate to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,216
Posted By Rien
Re: radius ball bolts spinning

alright, so I might be able to push up on the bolts to get them to contact the bar. Ill be back in maybe 15-30minutes with a result.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,216
Posted By Rien
radius ball bolts spinning

I am in the process of pulling the engine and transmission at the same time. I have already removed the bolts holding the transmission to the shorter of the driver shafts. I already picked up the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,686
Posted By Rien
Re: Dumb windshield question

So is this windshield a slanted windshield?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,502
Posted By Rien
Re: Attempting to date a 1930? AA

rian, you mentioned the wheels were stamped with a date. About where were your wheels stamped? Over the entire truck, I have found a transmission number, engine number, both are different, but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,502
Posted By Rien
Re: Attempting to date a 1930? AA

the first 2 pictures are those of the truck as it was before I started taking it apart. Im sorry for the grainy detail, I cant find the disc the photos were on, so I scanned in the high-gloss photos....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,686
Posted By Rien
Re: Dumb windshield question

I have an even dumber question? Is the difference between a slant windshield and a regular one simply that the slant one slants out to let air in while the regular doesnt move at all?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,502
Posted By Rien
Re: Attempting to date a 1930? AA

I see what you mean. For comparison purposes, I included my truck's cab, a 1929, and a 1931. I had never noticed the difference before the way the cab is shaped, nor the upwards V on the 1929, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,502
Posted By Rien
Re: Attempting to date a 1930? AA

Sorry about the slow response, I have been busy with keeping up in my college classes that I havent gotten around to Model AA recently. Im taking up Reds34 and 1crosscut's advice and I am moving...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2012, 03:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,502
Posted By Rien
Attempting to date a 1930? AA

Vehicle: Model AA 1930? Stakebed? pickup truck
I do not know if the stakebed that the truck came with is original since the metal stakes welded to the bed sills, the bench seat from a different...
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