Brought home a Model-TT today, been after it for 15 years....
Way to go Howard, how about some pictures?
Am trying to put pic's on, I am new to this..
wood cab? C-Cab? or sq cab?
Can't figure out how to post pic's, have to call younger generation again later.
From your profile this is your first time posting or you may be posting under if you forgot the old one. Either way, welcome to the forum! Please also share a little about your Model T background. Have you been driving and working on them for a while and involved with a local club etc. or is this your first T or in this case TT for Ton Truck? If you already know most of the safety issues we dont need to point you to those threads, but if you are new to Ts there are some know safety issues that your modern day F-150 does not have but your TT and Ts in general do have. For example do not back up quickly in a T or TT. When set up properly the front axle has positive caster for driving forward. It is still a little squirrely compared to modern cars (like a 1928 Model A Ford) but it is still relatively easy to control. But if the front axle is set up with the positive caster when going forward when you back up in that direction the caster is now negative. And just like casters on the front of a shopping cart like to change directions when you back up the cart so will the front wheels on a T tend to want to turn around when you are going backwards. At a slow speed it is easy to hold the steering wheel and keep the front wheels pointed in the direction you want. At higher speeds even with a death grip with both hands on the steering wheel the front wheels can go hard over in one direction or the other. Kind of scary if you are in an open area. Kind of expensive if you are near other cars etc.
If you have been working to obtain the TT for 15 years I would bet there is a good story there. Please let us know a few of the highlights.
Also please let us know if this is your first T (TT) or if you have been working on and driving them for years. And if it will be a while before the younger generation comes by (our daughter had to cancel her visit this weekend) if you mail me a couple of the photos I will try to resize them and post them here for you. For posting photos there are a few tricks but they are easy to learn on this forum. The other national Model T forum (a lot of us use both of them) is still working out their new system. Currently it is harder to post photos over there than over here but they are working on it and will get it corrected in the future. If you want to send me a photo, just click on my name at the beginning of my post (this one or any of them). It brings up my profile and you will see my e-mail address is listed the third line down. Please put Model T in the subject line and it will be read much sooner.
The most common reason I and others have not been able to post a photo is it is too large. Note even though the site says it will post 200kb or less many of us find that 190kb or less works every time and 200kb showing on my computer is sometimes considered too large by the site software and sometimes it will post. Threads below give some tips on resizing the photos:
Living in Michigan you should be close to one or more of the local clubs. Have you been a member of one of them for a while? If not recommend you check them out see: http://www.mtfca.com/clubpages/chapters.htm and http://www.modelt.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5&Itemid=15 and if you are close to the border you may actually be closer to a club in the next state etc.
Again welcome to the forum.
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