Does anyone have one of these 4 wheel drive Model Tís? If so, could, you post a picture?
There's one at the Piquette Plant. I'll get a picture Saturday.
Eric, here's a decent pic of one, Google images has a few more. Also here is a vid of a 17 having some fun in the snow.
I think there have been others on the forum but these are all I could find so far:
Not mine. This was at Hershey 2014.
I've got one, which you can view in this thread.
Is Livingood's son still alive and producing these on a custom build practice?
This thread turned out better than I expected, judging from the title alone. I envisioned a T body set on a later model 4x4 chassis. Some awful looking contraptions show up on the 'net occasionally.
Please, none of the aforementioned monstrosities.
Nope Tommy, there're all pretty cool. Dave
Of course TOM has all the cool stuff ......
I saw one of these a few years ago at MT. Pleasant Iowa at the Old Threshers Reunion.
It was presented by Mr. Livingood's son.
I don't know if it is there ever year. They do have a permanent car museum there though.
I'll bet when the suspension bounces the car has "bump steer". There's no way that curved leafspring can work. Don.
Tom C: Wasn't there a video of you driving the car in the deep Spokane snow a few years back? Can you post it
Search for Front end Friday for 2 photos of a front wheel drive TT.
Search for Front end Friday for 2 photos of a front wheel drive TT. Oct 20.
Front end Friday a pair of T's.
The blue speedster is owned by Mr Livingood's son who was still making them when I visited him some years ago.
I wrote an article which was in the Vintage Ford on the Livingood 4 wheel drive T and drove the speedster on the day I was there.
In spite of what some may think it drives and steers perfectly. I also thought it would be a bear to drive , not so.
On the day I was there it was a cold winters one, there was snow on the ground and at the front of the workshop there was a sloped grass lawn. The T went up it easily.
Tom Carnegie's video really shows the ability of the unit.
A 4 wheel drive speedster...now THIS is an interesting setup ...one wonders why this body choice....I would have guessed an enclosed model for extreme weather driving ! In any case, a fascinating machine ! And what is this about a made to order set up ? I would love to here more about these ! Thank you all for posting. I LOVE this web site...BEST HOBBY EVER !!!
I suspect the speedster body was the easiest, quickest way to get the car drivable.
Model T, already quite capable in adverse conditions, with four wheel drive, ASTOUNDING. Dave in Bellingham,WA
This video was made before I put the Warford into it, so it was a little underpowered. With the Warford, I believe that it could go anywhere.
This T drives EXACTLY like a normal T in 2WD. No weird steering issues - no rough (rougher than normal) ride.
Eric, there are 2 here in Central Florida close to you. Both jr's build. One is under my tt and another under a 26 roadster truck. As from above they are around. Not sure how many of seniors vs juniors exist or how many are still to turn up. He did two types of transfer cases. The patent is interesting too if you dig it up. TS
Don, lol to bump steer! I wish it did have real bump steer, as that would indicate the spring actually cycled more than a half inch. It is less than ideal but does bounce a little. TS
In the TT's, how did they handle the different axle ratios?
I donít know how Jessie did it. I had to change the gearing in the transfer case to get the front ratio to 5:17. It is a chain drive case so changing sprockets was not so horrible.
That makes sense.
You may be interested in this YouTube video
Sorry I didn't see someone already posted
Photos I took years ago of Tom's car.
Now I'm in love. I'm picturing a roadster pickup.
Lovst. Love / lust. This is awesome.
I'm guessing these don't really have a price tag?
Jim's pictures were taken prior to the Warford. Where the jack-shaft between the motor and the transfer case was, is now a Warford. At the same time I added Bennett brakes.