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Old 01-13-2013, 12:13 AM   #421
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Sorry for the stupid question...What is a Donovan engine and Ryan overdrive?
Ryan made overdrives for Model A's that are a square box mounted to the differential. I do not know the exact dates they were made, but probably around the 70's.

Donovan Engineering makes aluminum A blocks with 5 main bearings, machined to use chevy pistons, lifters, bearings. They call it the Model D 100 hp, with modifications up to 180hp. They are very expensive.

http://www.donovanengineering.com/Bl...delDBlock.html
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:38 PM   #422
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Here are some where the commercial vehicle isn't the center of attention in the image. These images also show non-Ford trucks and vehicles and allows a chance to compare them side by side.











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Old 01-15-2013, 09:59 PM   #423
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our ELLIOT MUSIUM just started getting their model A comercial collection yesterday, ther are 57 vehicles in the collection. was donated from donnely collection. is in STUART,FL i think the musium opens in march...
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:13 PM   #424
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our ELLIOT MUSIUM just started getting their model A comercial collection yesterday, ther are 57 vehicles in the collection. was donated from donnely collection. is in STUART,FL i think the musium opens in march...
Hi Boo, I sent you a private message.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:41 AM   #425
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How about some Fire Trucks?



















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Old 01-18-2013, 09:10 PM   #426
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This is my friends AA that won the MARC of Excellence
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:26 PM   #427
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Interesting that most of the fire trucks don't have a front bumper.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:16 AM   #428
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Those poor firemen had no top either, I guess the general thinking of the day was that a rain storm would eventually put out a fire should a house burn down during the winter months.

Anyone ever seen a Model "AA" armored truck ?????
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:18 AM   #429
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Anyone ever seen a Model "AA" armored truck ?????
http://fordbarn.com/forum/showpost.p...7&postcount=38

http://fordbarn.com/forum/showpost.p...&postcount=178

http://fordbarn.com/forum/showpost.p...&postcount=109

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http://fordbarn.com/forum/showpost.p...2&postcount=81
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:02 AM   #430
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Here is a Armored GAZ.....
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:59 PM   #431
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How about some simple 82-B shots?





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Old 01-25-2013, 12:50 PM   #432
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:51 AM   #433
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Over on the H.A.M.B. user Froghawk posted these great images of his Great Uncle with their 82-A truck. His great uncle was a Ford Tri-Motor pilot and used the truck as a support vehicle.

Be sure to check out the original post for more of the history and pictures....







And the plane itself


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Old 02-09-2013, 11:21 AM   #434
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Here are two really cool shots of a '31 Widebed Pickup from Montana.

Note the emergency light on the headlight bar and the siren mounted on the roof.





I've attached two much larger resolutions here if someone wishes to download and check out the details.
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:30 PM   #435
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Thanks Luke!! This model A truck is amazing!!
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:07 PM   #436
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I posted this picture a month ago showing a 1931 AA Ambulance at the Hoover Dam site.



I recently found the image below showing an injured person being loaded into the back of what could very well be the same vehicle.



Found it on a completely different website about the Hoover dam project so it was a random find. I like those!
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:06 PM   #437
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Here are pictures of a late '31 steeltop wide bed pickup used by the Carrboro Fire Department in North Carolina.








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Old 02-24-2013, 10:27 PM   #438
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No stand drives? I thought maybe that wrecked mail truck in #173 might be.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:18 PM   #439
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Well, this thread has hit over 60,000 views so why not post a pretty cool picture to celebrate?



On the left is a very rare Special Delivery parked next to a Panel Delivery. The cars say "Holcomb Candy Co." with Jacksonville Texas written on them. They are parked in front of the store bearing the same name.

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Old 03-06-2013, 06:09 PM   #440
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Ok folks...

What do we have in this image? Look closely.



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