Note — The number allows for the identification of the month when a given engine passed an engine run-in test. Collectible Pluses of the 1930-1931 Ford Model A Truck. Again, not to criticize, but rather intended as helpful suggestions only. Joe and Jan clearly have had a lot of fun working on and now owning this truck. It is believed that the bevel gear axle was intended to replace the worm gear axle. I hauled hay for the horses and lumber to build my shop and other buildings.
Wheel nuts changed with each new style of wheel to meet the changes made in the designs of the wheel. Dave yea any semi repair place or semi truck dealer should be able to help you. The engine featured an up-draft , six-volt , 2-blade , mechanical , mechanical , and four-row. Are there any manufacturer's labels on the dump body? Al Blahanna, Glad to have you here on the forum personally so you can answer questions directly. So, one can change values to show different results as desired. The engine number only dates the final approval of the assembled run-in engine, not the casting dates of the engine components, not the actual assembly date of the engine components, and not the assembly date of the vehicle. I had heard a rumor of a trucker swatting his dual tires with a baton checking pressure and having a split rim give way and kill him so even when aired up properly, I would treat them with respect.
The left lever controls the manual advance of the timing. An all steel cab same as quarter ton with no patch panels, only 2 very minor repairs on this beautiful Nebraska cab. But seeing as how there is no one out there who is seriously willing or able to help me, then I guess that will be what happens to it. I fact that Detroit wanted it back is from his heirs. If you could get it running for a test drive that would certainly one way to find out if it is fast enough for you. All of these features were identical to the Model A Ford except the radiator.
There is a practical reason for this additional length. I have no idea what the cost of restoration for this example will be, but it looks like a challenging project, and will have to be done for love of the vehicle and the enjoyment of the work, not for profit. The switch was a three-stop switch for parking lights. I bet this old girl will fire right up. A minor service was performed in preparation for sale to ensure the truck was running and drivable. The rear wishbone, on 1 side has a bend in it.
About the most use they will get is to carry an ad logo for your business and sit on a corner for advertising purposes. If it is one of those years it would be good to check the gear ratio. The photo below was taken about 1974. The parking brake is a chrome lever on the floor with a release button on the top. Wheel nuts changed with each new style of wheel to meet the changes made in the designs of the wheel. Strange that the spare is still there. I generally take off in 2nd gear.
Is it hydraulic, or manual? Two levers are mounted on the steering column to adjust the engine. Shifts well, thumb latch to put it in reverse needs a small repair with a welder or simple replace this part. I undertsand that others may disagree, as this is just my opinion. Spoke wheels similar in appearance to Model A wheels but much heavier were used during the production in 1928—1929. The engine could also be crank started if necessary by a hand that is inserted through a hole in the radiator shell.
Or let me know who would possibly have a possible worth of this truck. Body design and style was developed and then outsourced to various body manufacturers, including Briggs and Murray. I have already sold a 1933 Chevrolet Coupe, a 1940 Ford, and a 1924 Ford Model T. The firewall should match the cab color, it has the wrong headlights and horn, but these are minor points and won't stop you from having a lot of fun with it, as long as you don't need to tear it all apart for a complete rebuild. I grew up going to car shows with him, so I do appreciate the way people feel about their cars. His quiet determination has never slowed. Rumors in the trade for most of the year suggested that Henry Ford was working on a V-8 to go one-up on Chevrolet's six.
The truck does not run, and having been abandoned for so long, it clearly needs a complete restoration. The term high speed is somewhat misleading as top speed is pushing it at 40 mph. All sheet metal is in great condition. The right point holds the amp gauge, which shows the charge rate of the generator. Photos of the underside of the truck are provided in the gallery. Any faster than that, it feels like it is over reving. The owner claims it ran well and steered straight years ago.
We have owned it since 1970 and we have no plans on parting with it. Could be bait, could be true. The transmission also featured a lock-out on the shift knob for reverse that required a lever to be activated with the thumb so reverse could be engaged. I would recommend taking the truck to a live collector car auction before I would list another vehicle on Ebay. The horn button is mounted in the middle of the steering wheel assembly. The cab only model was sold to customers who wanted a custom body to be built by an after-market company.
Some said it would be put in a new truck line to replace the faltering Model A-based series. This lower gearing reduced the top speed of the truck when compared to the Model A Ford. Disclaimer It is the customer's sole responsibility to verify the existence and condition of any equipment listed. The horn button is mounted in the middle of the steering wheel assembly. That rear-end was replaced by a to improve the speed of the truck. Privately, the wily auto baron knew it was all over for four-cylinder cars and trucks, and was well along with the Model A's replacement.