Where can I find specifications for one ton trucks. There used to be a one ton truck club. Does anyone know if that still exist?
I dunno about specs but I have several for sale. www.montanabarncars.com click on trucks. I've had them on the classifieds several times, sold some stuff, still have some, need it all to go away.
AFAIK the ton truck club folded up or folded in to something else.
This is from 1925, in Bruce McCalley's Model T Encyclopedia, which also has pictures and other TT information as of 1925.
Specifications of the Ford Ton Truck MOTOR—Four cylinders—Cylinders cast en bloc,
Bore, 3-3.4"; stroke,4";horsepower 22 h.p. S.A.E. IGNITION—Magneto; special Ford design. Storage
battery if starter is installed giving two unit system. LUBRICATION—Splash system —capacity 1 gallon
light engine oil. COOLING SYSTEM—Tubular radiator, Thermo -
Syphon with four blade fan, capacity 13 quarts. TRANSMISSION—Special Ford Planetary type. CLUTCH—Multiple disc—operating in oil. DRIVE SHAFT—Fully enclosed in torque tube with
one universal joint. FINAL DRIVE—Worm and worm gear—positive and
powerful. REAR AXLE—Semi-floating—gear ratio 7-1/4 to 1.
Optional High Speed 5-1/6 to 1. FRAME—Heavy pressed steel channel. SPRINGS—Transverse type, rear spring in two parts
connected at spring seat. STARTER—GENERATOR (Optional) Screw type
starting device. Torque 14 to 16 pounds. TURNING RADIUS—23' Circle 46'. ROAD CLEARANCE—9” TREAD—56" standard.
OVER ALL LENGTH—155” OVER ALL WIDTH—65-1/8” WHEEL BASE—123” CAPACITY—1 Ton.
WHEEL EQUIPMENT—Demountable rims, front balloon tires, 29 x4.40;
Rear, high pressure cord, 30 x 5.
I don't know if the TT club is still active.
check the MTFCI site
We'd be able to better help you if you tell us what you're trying to find out. TT"s were produced from 1918 (only 3 in 1917 and some believe they were prototypes) until 1927. Over those 9 production years they changed very little, but there were some changes made.
The early TT's were offered as a running chassis only. Buyers had to have a cab and body made for their needs by others. In 1924 cabs and beds were offered as options. Also, TT's often had after market items added such as auxiliary brakes and auxiliary transmissions, so "specifications" for a TT can vary pretty widely.
Are you restoring one, trying to get on going, or just curious?
If it helps, also note that the engine and transmission on a stock TT are the same as a regular T of the same year.
The MTFCI has a separate section for Ton trucks, but like all things on that site, there is almost no posting. Someone does mention something about trying to restart a ton truck club. I would be interested, but distance to their events would be a problem.
I have five cabs and at least four chassis for the one ton truck. All of them are different in some way. Some have different size and types of wheels. They are all closed cabs. I am just trying to find info on what was was the options for a closed cab truck. I also have two solid rubber wheels for a one ton. These are some day projects.
1925, 26, 27 enclosed trucks were all pretty much the same chassis and cab. Late 26 through 27 some were painted green instead of black. The major options from the factory were a Metal Stake Bed, an Express Bed, and a Screened Bed. Other Dealer supplied options included Dump Boxes, Wooden Stake Beds and other various Utility Bodies. Overdrive Transmissions and Differentials as well as Frame Lengthening were also used.