RESTORING HISTORY ONE CAR AT A TIME

1929

UNIVERSAL JOINT RINGS

Occasionally a complaint was received that the rivets in the truck rear universal joint assembly sheared off. If you should receive a complaint of this kind, it can be corrected by removing the old design AA-7090 universal joint assembly and replacing it with the present AA-7090-AR assembly. This joint is provided with heavier universal joint …

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NEW BATTERY CABLE AND SUPPORT

To lessen any possibility of the battery cable rubbing against the pedals or floor boards and becoming chafed, the battery to switch cable support assembly A-14550 has been redesigned and the length of the battery to switch cable assembly A-14300-B changed from 18" to 19" (see Figs. 797 and 798.) When installing the new cable …

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BODY BOLT REINFORCEMENT

To hold the rear body bolts more securely, a reinforcement has been added at both rear body bolt holes. This reinforcement A-45037 is welded to the sill (see Fig. 799). If you should receive a complaint of a rear body bolt pulling away from the sill, it can be corrected by welding or riveting an …

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HEAT CRACKS IN PRESSURE PLATES

Due to excessively abusive service, small radial heat cracks sometimes occur in the driving face of the clutch pressure plate. These cracks are usually local in character and extend only a few thousandths of an inch deep. See Fig. 801. Heat cracks are caused by exceedingly high frictional temperatures and their resultant rapid dissipation. These …

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CHECK CLUTCH PEDAL CLEARANCE

A check up of clutch complaints show that the majority of clutch troubles are caused by owners driving their cars without any free movement or play in the clutch pedal before it starts to disengage the clutch. It is absolutely necessary that the clutch pedal have at least 1″ free movement or play at all …

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LUBRICATING TRUCK UNIVERSAL JOINT

When lubricating the truck do not overlook the lubricator fitting just to the rear of the universal joint (see Fig. 802). It is important that this joint be lubricated regularly (every 500 miles). When replacing a truck universal joint pack the new joint with at least 8 ounces of grease. This is equivalent to about …

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DISTRIBUTOR HEAT BAFFLE

A new distributor heat baffle A-12280 has just been released. The new baffle, which is for use in hot climates only, protects the condenser from exhaust manifold heat. The baffle is attached to the cylinder head as shown in Fig. 803

NEW SPRING CLIP BAR SPACER

A few complaints have been received that the truck rear spring clip bars sometimes shifted and sheared the spring tie bolt. To eliminate any recurrence of this trouble, a rear spring clip bar spacer (AA-5706-B) has just been released. The spacer· fits against · both sides of the spring clip bars and holds the bars …

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INSTRUMENT PANEL LIGHT CAP

More instrument panel lamp assemblies are damaged through improper removal and installation of the cap, than from any other source. Many owners and mechanics use a twisting movement when removing or installing the cap. This invariably results in damage to the assembly. To remove the instrument panel light cap first turn on the instrument panel …

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CHANGE IN BATTERY PARTS

Several changes have been made in battery parts. The terminal posts have been shortened and the height of the flange or neck in the cell covers has been slightly cut down. As the old style parts will not be held for service, it will accordingly be necessary when installing a new style group assembly in …

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STARTING IN COLD WEATHER

When starting the engine, especially in cold weather always disengage the clutch. This relieves the battery of the additional drain of having to turn the gears in the transmission when starting the engine.

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