I would like to know if "TT" actually meant something such as Ton Truck? If so, then what did "AA" stand for? I'm guessing they were just a designation? Anybody?
1 TON T model and 1 TON A model. They are twice the hauling of the regular passenger vehicles so I would assume they just doubled the Model letter TT and AA
Yes "TT" means "ton truck". But I always wondered why the AA wasn't "AT"?
The designation TT for the Model T trucks is simply the acronym for Ton Truck.
I'm guessing, but I believe the AA designation for the Model A trucks was simply a continuation, though illogical, of TT. If a Model T truck is a TT, then a Model A truck must be an AA.
David -- I like the photo of the 15 on your profile!
I suspect, but I do not have proof, that both the TT and the AA were designations to show that it fit the Model T Truck or the Model A Truck. They are common in the Price List of Parts. The car part is listed as T-xxxx or A-xxxx and the truck part is listed as TT-xxxx or AA-xxxx. If the car part also fit the Truck -- they used the same number. For example the the top 2 floor boards on the T Ton Truck were the same as the car -- and used the same part number. The next floor board was unique to the T Ton Truck and had a TT number.
Below is page 83 from the Mar 15, 1927 "Price List of Body Parts Model T" Note the first two items are listed T but the third item is TT. Those are the floor boards I mentioned above.
And below is page Dec 31, 1932 "Parts Price List Ford V-8 and 4 Cylinder Cars 1928-1932" effective Dec 20, 1932. Note the same concept with AA for Ton Truck only part and "A" for car parts or car parts that would also fit the AA.
And yes the 1932 B and BB were also that way -- but shown on later pages.
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Many Thanks guys! This all confirms my hunch for a question I never asked before. Hap, that's neat to see the part list, makes perfect sense. And, one other thing, before now, I never heard of the "BB"
Of course I knew of the Model B but never thought of the truck designation. How many years were the trucks referred as such? Thanks for the compliment on the EBT #15 It's not a Ford... but it was built in 1914! So... as I have said many times, antique locomotives, airplanes and Fords have always been my passion!
Hap - I like that profile photo of David's too! That 2-8-2 Mikado of a very early 1900's vintage (or very late 1800's) looks like a real "workhorse" of the day, with that massive boiler and small drivers! Pretty good fireman too as the "dynamo" for the electric headlight is putting out more visible steam exhaust than the very little bit of smoke from the stack!
And by the way, I know of a very active poster from "Spokanistan" on this forum that I'm betting is taking a pretty hard look at David's profile picture too! Ha,ha,....not to mention that Dunsmuir, CA. guy and a Portland "zoo guy" as well! Quite a few "T" guys are "steam buffs" too,........harold
Oops! We were typing at the same time David!
Ahhh,.....East Broad Top! Thanks David,.....I was gonna' ask.
Narrow gauge, right? (....or is it narrow "gage",....?) Never could get that right,.....
Yep, 36" narrow gauge. Or gage? Spellcheck doesn't like it but it might depend on what side of the tracks you're from!
Machinists have inspection gages but they watch gauges on their machines to verify coolant levels, machine temperature, air pressure, etc. I assume, because narrow gage refers to a distance between rails, "gage" would be correct. Or, I'm full of crap and have no idea what I'm talking about.
Good point! What side of the tracks are you from? HA HA!
Ah heck, I knew I should have kept my yap shut.
What was the 32 V8 and later trucks called? I suspect BB was the last paired letter truck.
It's all good Michael, I was just kidding!
Hap and Ted, As to the other comments on the Model BB, I looked at a couple sites that claim 1932,1933 and 1934 years. I did see at least one photo with a 4 cylinder motor. Could it have been swapped out or they were not all V-8s ? I'm confused now! Anybody?
I guess I'm that "Dunsmuir, CA" guy, even though I now live outside of Oroville, CA. Part of me will always be in Dunsmuir though.
Not only are there a lot of Steam folks here, there's quite a few player piano and Pipe Organ guys too! Oh, and Toy Trains!!
So, if TT stands for Ton Truck, does AA stand for Awesome Auto??