In another post I saw someone towing a T with a towbar.
Are there any problems doing this?
How about long distances ?
If you are going 15MPH or less,no problem. Just ask Ralph.
A stock T has to be towed in high to keep the parts that will be revolving lubricated. The setup shown in the Montana 500 acts independent of the running gear. No parts will be turning except the bogie wheels that the car rides on and front wheels.
As long as the rear wheels are not turning towing is not a problem.
Here are some ideas if the rear wheels turn:
If you have an aux tranny that gives a true neutral: no problem. It's safer than a trailer.
Don't try it with oak spokes. Don't drive with oak spokes.
How are you doing, Jack?
A man bought a TT a few years ago. It was only 7 miles to his house. I had told the man who sold it to not tow it. The buyer and a friend showed up to get it while the seller was gone. They put the front wheels on a tow dolly. About 3 miles into the trip the transmission exploded. I can not describe the destruction. You would have had to see it to believe it. The floor boards were gone, the firewall was almost gone. The coil box looked like you ran over it. The hogshead was in at least 5 pieces, It broke the end off the starter, the flywheel was broken into 3 different pieces, We never found one of the triple gears but there was a hole in the driver door that a triple gear would fit through. The transmission drums were broken to pieces but still intact and laying on the seat. It broke the main shaft off at the crankshaft. Pieces of magnets were everywhere, and about 4 quarts of very hot and dirty oil was in every square inch of the cab. The bottom side of the steering column looked like you had shot it with buckshot several times. My opinion on towing a T is to "not do it"
Ralph,will find out Monday whether I am proceeding with surgery or not. Hope you are holding your own.
Many have towed their T many thousands of miles with no problems, as long as they have an aux transmission, like a Warford or a Muncie and it is in neutral.
I have never towed one with the small wheel setup but I know from having problems towing cars that that is the way to go.
The extra caster you get from having such small wheels in back will make the towed vehicle follow very well.
I used to tow a bug-eyed Sprite to the races until I installed new rear springs.
It raised the rear a couple of inches and I couldn't tow it at all, the front wheels would just turn full right or left.
If you need to tow a T 10 miles or so, do not have an aux trans or a trailer, take out the spark plugs, leave it in high and go about 15 or twenty MPH.
If you can tow it in high-what's keeping you from just driving it??
Thanks for all the comments. I didn't realize that the Montana 500 picture was using a bogie!!!
Just didn't seem right .......
We had to tow my brother's huckster from Petoski, MI to Ham Lake, MN back in '83. We dropped the rear end, pulled the U-joint and buttoned it all back together. Pulled it home behind a Maverick.
We were lucky enough to find a service garage that let us use one of their bays close to closing time. Cost us a 12-pack of beer. They were impressed at how quickly we accomplished the U-joint removal.
Why not just release the bands and leave the handbrake half way back?
Maybe even pull the bands out?
The drive plate is attached to the brake drum and would still be spinning in the 4th main because the u-joint is connected to it. Even in neutral you would be spinning those parts plus the clutch disks with no "OIL FLOW" from the spinning flywheel. The transmission brake works even in neutral because it's connected to the rear end.
How about filling the crankcase to the crank line?