Model A, B, & 40/46

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Front Radius Rod Wishbones

This shows an NOS 1930-31 Model A wishbone on top, and an NOS 1932 wishbone on the bottom. This is a bottom view, with the weld seams facing the camera.

The centerline perch-to-perch dimension on the bottom side is 37 inches for both A's and B's. The centerline perch-to-ball dimension on the bottom side is 39 inches for the Model A and 47-1/2 inches for 1932.

The 1933-34 wishbone is not pictured, but its centerline perch-to-ball dimension measures about 2 inches shorter than the 1932, or about 45-1/2 inches, and uses the same rear forged yoke as the 1932.

This view above shows a close-up of the rear wishbone forgings of a 1930-31 Model A on top and a Model B on the bottom. Both rear forgings are similar.

The 1933-34 wishbone uses the same rear forged yoke as the 1932.

This pic above shows the inverted U shape forged yoke on an NOS 1928-29 Model A wishbone. Contrast this to the cross section of the 1930 and later Ford wishbones.

More related information on Ford Garage:

  1. Model A & B & 40/46 Front Axle Differences
  2. Model A & B & 40/46 Drag Link Identification

March 2004