We got the 1918 TT hucksters out of the barn and cleaned her up for the fourth of July. There were about a dozen mud dauber nests on it plus a couple of the paper wasp nests. We had to take the ad-on demountable rims and tires off to get the front tires pumped up. The rear wheels were not down a bit.
We added gas in the tank, got some water from town (the well water is super hard) and we took the battery out of the riding lawn mower and used it in the truck to get it started.
It chuffed on the first couple of pulls, but didn't want to cooperate until I reached over the dash and pulled the broken choke wire while Kyle Wonsewetz cranked her up!
I had a little problem after I backed it in the barn. Since I couldn't find my normal fence staple to use as a key, I was using a bent wire to shut it off and I went too far and it was running on mag until I could jiggle the wire back into the key holes and shut it down for the day!
Pictuerd are the pit crew- Sterling Olsen in the rear, Tim Wonsewetz in the passenger seat and myself behind the wheel.Dan Burkemper was there earlier before the picture was taken. Kyle Wonsewetz, Tim's son took the picture
Let's brighten those up a bit.
Say Herb how much air to you put in those rear tires? I have been looking for the air stems?
They are self adjusting atmospheric set tires.
When I am riding in this truck I tend to think of the quote attributed to Henry Ford, "The passengers are the shock absorbers"
I have always wanted to find a set of rear Hassler TT shocks, but never came across them.
I dunno Herb. The rear springs in my TT are so stiff I doubt if shocks would help. Unless I have a heavy load I don't think they bend much at all. We just bounce.
Very cool looking body Herb. I'm assuming it is an old time body?
Larry as far as I know it is an original body. I got the truck a long time ago. It was sitting out in the woods with this body on this truck frame. It has a windshield that is made of wood with wavy glass that goes on the front. It is not on the truck right now.
It is the early TT rear end with the bead around the center castings where the tubes go into the differential.
I'd hate to have to trailer that one. Either ya'll are real short, or the truck is really tall.
Herb, nice looking TT. I always wondered just how rough those "Hard rubber tires" feel going down the road.
I do not think a tour with faster moving cars would work, but for local runs, it looks like fun.
LOL Mike, that's an average-size T, Herb just forgot to mention that he and his buddies are hobbits.
Herb I just sold my set of TT rear Hasslers last week
Hey John, sent you a PM.
Now there's a trio of good 'ol boys!
Nice looking TT, Herb. It would be great to take that to the hardware store for supplies.
Wearing a straw hat of course...grin