RESTORING HISTORY ONE CAR AT A TIME

1930

NEW TRUCK BUMPER AA-17750-B

A new design black enamel single bar front bumper has been adopted as special equipment for trucks. This new bumper is of heavier construction throughout and replaces the former two bar design front bumper. Fig. 1019 shows the new bumper.

HEAVY DUTY FRONT SPRING FOR CAR

A 12-leaf heavy front spring A-5310-B has been released for service. This spring is for use on Model “A” cars in sections where there are exceptionally rough roads and cars are subjected to unusually ·severe service. A new length tie bolt and spring clip are required with this spring (see Fig. 1020). The symbol number …

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NEW REAR BUMPER EXTENSION ASSEMBLY

To provide protection for A-18602 luggage carrier, on Model A cars, we are supplying A-17831, rear bumper extension assembly. The list price of this assembly is $3.00, subject to dealers’ usual discount. The black lines in Fig. 960 show the parts comprising this new assembly and also show the method of installation. No extra charge …

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32 CP HEADLAMP BULBS SOLD THROUGH SERVICE

32-CP headlamp bulbs A-13007-E have been released through service for use in those States where headlamp bulbs of that candle- power are legal. The list price of the A-13007-E bulbs is 45c each. Don’t overlook the fact that after replacing headlamp bulbs the lights should be refocused.

Change in Emergency Hand Brake Lever

Emergency hand brake lever assembly A-2780-C has been obsoleted. When calls are received for this part after present stocks are exhausted supply the present design lever assembly A-2780-E. The sector on .the new hand brake lever assembly has finer teeth. (See Fig. 961) This permits a closer braking adjustment. When replacing an A-2780-C assembly with …

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NOISY UNIVERSAL JOINT

Occasionally a complaint is received that a Model “A” universal joint is noisy. Investigation of such cases generally show that this is caused by the lug or tongue on the A-7095 universal joint front knuckle retainer riding on top of the splines of the universal joint instead of seating down in between the splines. Before …

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NEW IMPROVEMENTS

To still further improve ease of steering, the ball on all steering joints are now being burnished smooth. A threaded metal insert is being molded into the A-7213 gear shift lever ball. This metal insert lessens any possibility of strip- ping the threads in the ball. To maintain concentricity of truck coupling shaft and lessen …

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LENGTH OF BUMPER BARS CHANGED

Bumper bar A-17757-C has been obsoleted. When calls are received for this part after present stocks are exhausted, supply bumper bar A-17757-D. This bar is approximately 21⁄2 inch shorter than the A-17757-C design. (See Fig. 963.) Due to the difference in length it will be necessary when replacing A-17757-C with A-17757-D to furnish the A-17757-D …

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CHANGE IN SHOCK ABSORBER NEEDLE VALVE

Shock absorber needle valve stem A-18037-A (above the thread) has been increased 1/16” in diameter and the head of the valve stem changed from a square to a hex head. Increasing the thickness of the stem, strengthens needle valve and lessens any possibility of twisting.

VALVE SPRING DESIGN CHANGED

A-6513-Al valve spring has been obsoleted. The new valve spring A-6513-A2 can be easily distinguished from the old design as the free length of the new spring is 2 15/16”; the free length of the old spring is 3” 7/16. In addition the new spring has 11 left hand coils whereas the old spring had …

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