A couple of months ago a bought a 1925 TT from a family member. I have it running and mostly repainted and ready to go. I really enjoy all the information available on this forum, as it has helped me a lot as I enhance my T education.
My biggest concern is posting on this forum. I can tell you as a newby to the T world that I am fearful to post. To put it out there plainly, there are a few contributors here that seem eager to scorch other members' opinions. That makes me gun shy, so I will continue to lurk here awhile longer before I post anything more. Just sayin.
Oh, and thanks for all the good info.
The experts were the people who built them for a living originally and they are all dead. Post away.
Dennis, don't be bashful there is a thread right now on this forum called, Show us your TT,
it is a great thread, lots to see and think about. Please remember, everyone has an opinion, but the only one that really counts is the one that pays your bills. JMHO
Don't let a couple of dummies spoil your fun! Post, post and post. If your opinion is "scorched" just ignore it. There are many of us who enjoy discussions about our T's and TT's, even when we have differing opinions.
Tell us more about your truck. Body/cab type, auxiliary equipment, running or not, what you're doing or planning to do with it.....
Hang in there Dennis. I'm fairly new here also. I don't like the scorching crap. But you'll find some of the scorchers also know a great deal. It's the price for your T education. Worth every scorch mark. By the way, I have a '25 TT also, where's some pictures? PK
Hi Dennis - Don't let a few scorchers bother you. I specifically always try to be polite when making comments, suggestions or recommendations on someones T or TT.
That said, It sure would be nice to see some pictures of your TT. I have an August, 1924 TT C Cab with the Express delivery body and enjoy all TT's.
Feel free to ask questions and learn about T's and TT's.
There are 'people' like that on every forum, no matter the subject. When they become a SA and rant and say you can't, it's only because they haven't.
I always find it amusing when they start claiming something is unsafe, and yet they're driving a vehicle that wouldn't pass a current vehicle safety test.
Oh well, when they get as old as their vehicle, I guess they have a right to criticize everyone else for not doing it their way. Until then, they're just learnin'.
(Need to modify this for the subject at hand)
Damn the torpedoes, post away. Let's see that TT. If somebody doesn't like it, consider his opinion worth what you paid for it. I've asked plenty of dumb questions (Yes, there IS such a thing), and learned a few things because of it.
I'll show you mine if you show me yours.
My '24 TT the day I brought it home from Arkinsaw. Now it's a project waiting for me to put it back together.
Dennis you might not can hear it yet but there's a pretty loud collective "POST! POST! POST! POST!" coming from the forum. =)
Whip that thing out for everybody, lets see your TT.
You will have to use a photo editor (i.e. Photoshop, etc.) to get your photos down under 200KB in order to post them.
Yes, that's 200KB with a K not an M.
Click on my name to see my 24 C Cab Express body TT
Actually, below 194K, between 194K and 200K gives erratic results.
I find that a resolution of 150 dots per inch and a picture width of 6 inches works well.
Hey I got a 25 tt also and all on here have been very helpful,,,just hoping I can return the favor sometime soon
I appreciate all the positive feedback. Here are a couple of pictures I was finally able to get off my phone and resize. The front quarter view was taken the day I brought it home and after a bath. The rear quarter view is after I refinished the bed, mounted new tires, and did some painting. I also replaced the top.
The head had a crack on the top the full length, so I found a nice used one to replace it. The mag was not connected on it and some of the wiring was incorrect. I fixed that, installed a set of rebuilt coils and it fired right up. I switched over to mag and the revs picked up some so I think it is OK. It had several leaks in the radiator which gave me fits, but I have them all fixed now. I had the generator rebuilt, added a Fun Projects voltage regulator, put a new Anderson timer on it, and had to replace the switch. It will just tick over now so sweet. I put new axle seals, sleeves and bearings in the rear because they were leaking and the sleeves showed some wear.
This truck has a water pump that seems to work fine. I've read the pros and cons of that and am up in the air about leaving it or taking it off. Advice?
This thing is so much fun. I had it out last Saturday and the GPS showed 42 MPH on level flat out. I was surprised at the speed since it is a TT. Anyway, that seemed awful fast. My granddaughter was with me and I think she was a little concerned!
My wife did a beautiful job on the seat and even made me a nice fitted cover for the cab. She took a car cover I had in the shop and worked her magic.
I am taking it to Ohio to a tractor and engine show over Labor Day weekend. I will be hauling some shocked wheat to the thrashing machine and hauling away the baled straw when they are done.
I wish the pictures were better, but I had some trouble getting them off my phone and resizing them.
I hope you all like it.
Wow, Dennis, nice truck! Thanks for posting the pictures.
It's a neat truck, Dennis! It's impossible to tell from the photos, so I'll ask what it has for an aux. transmission? 42 MPH is certainly moving out for a TT.
My vote is dump the water pump. It's not needed, and if it overheats without it the solution is to get the radiator and water jacket up to snuff. The pump just masks the problem.
Dennis ("ex-lurker") Plank - Very, VERY nice truck! And the pictures are great! Welcome to the Forum as an active "participant". From all you've already accomplished on your own on your "TT" in just the couple months you've had it, it's obvious that you will also be a great help to many of us other Forum members! Don't let a bit of "negativity" here and there discourage you,...with what you've accomplished so far, you don't have to take a back seat to anybody! Many have had to have help and'or advice about things that you've already done,.......harold
What show are you coming to in Ohio? I'm about an hour North of Columbus and am always looking for another "old stuff" show to go to.
Dennis, welcome to the forum, i hope you give it a chance and stick around. As someone else who is very new here, i understand your initial concerns about differing opinions and asking what you perceive to be stupid questions. The way i look at it, that is exactly why this forum exists. I ask stupid questions on a regular basis, and have made some very stupid comments on my own, but that's how you learn. Opinions on certain topics may get heated at times, but that just proves how people here are passionate about their love of the Model T. Best of luck on your truck, it looks great.
neat TT Dennis !
You are looking at this all wrong. Only sick minds find this old junk to be unoffensive. I mean, think about the children, for gawdsake ! 8^O
And once there is poison in the well, ... there is no fixing the problem.
Rejoice in your new-found insanity and relish in the friends you have found here in the looney bin.
Todd, the show is at West Liberty. It will be a 3 day show, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday of Labor Day weekend. Big parade Saturday, several hundred tractors, gas engines, and lots of food and entertainment. It is free. I have been going for about 40 years, as West Liberty is my home town. Look for my truck if you go.
I looked it up on Google maps. It's a little further than I want to tie into this year. It does sound like a good one to go to so I'll put it on my list for next year.
Dennis, nice TT. Do you have an auxiliary transmission? Click on my name to see my 24 C Cab Express body.