Hi all, A while ago I promised some progress pics of my '26 TT now that the engine is back in it so somewhat belatedly, here they are. All that confusion of links next to the transmission are for the brake equalizer - needed to extend it vertically due to the deeper truck frame, and put an extra piece of crossmember in for the return springs. The rest is pretty standard although has given rise to a heap of queries I'll be posting in the next week or so!
I see from the date that it is now 2 years since I started dismantling the first rusty bolts - time sure flies when you're having fun.
Hmm - only one photo loaded so here are the rest.
OK so why aren't they all posting at once??
That sure looks nice. I can only get one pic at a time to load also. What is the transmission cover made of? Did they go back to aluminum in 26, 27 or is that cast blast paint?
Jeff; Good lookin TT..... it's too darned clean, it'll never run rite until a little honest dirt accumulates.
That looks great. In two years you're further along than I am. Guess I'd better get busy.
That looks great.
You are a few months ahead of my TT project. My engine is now out getting its new bearings poured. Once that is back, I should catch up again ;-)
One observation: the straps that go between the two top hogshead to block bolts and the top bolt that connects to pan ears to the top of the frame are missing. I consider these to be quite important as with the late TT's there is no cross bolt between the frame and the pan ears. This allows a considerable amount of strain on the pan ears when the frame is flexing. YMMV.
Jeff, looking good! Keep us informed. Dave
Wooo Jeff, Loooooking goooood. You should be very proud of that machine. I also vote for the straps from hogs ears on top to pan ears at frame. Can't wait to see more.
I never saw one without the grime. I am sure it will run better after its first oil leak.
Looks like something is wrong with the clutch pedal.
Is the contact bolt out to far where it contacts the cam for neutral?
What type aux. Brakes does it have. Some more Photos of the Equalizer please.
Looks very nice Jeff.
Appears as though the low pedal might have gone over center due to loose low band adjustment.
Thanks for all the comments. To answer some of the queries. The hogshead is just painted same as the engine - I used POR15 manifold grey which is pretty close to cast iron. I didn't have any straps to the hogshead although they may have been missing like a lot of other bits. It was my understanding that the bolts into the side of the frames were left out to keep the frame flexible - does anyone have some photos of what the straps look like and where they go? There is definetely something wrong with the clutch adjustment - trying to get all the adjustments right drove me crazy so I'm hoping to get one of the local T gurus to help and also to assist when I first start it up. Still saving up for a radiator!
The brake equalizer is just one sold by the vendors - it balances the pull to each side so that both the original emergency brake shoes comme on at the same time. Supposed to be as good as Rocky Mountain brakes which I couldn't afford but I suspect not!
Couple of photos:
Rather nice TT chassis and work you have done....looking good!
The straps to the frame bolt at the pan support and to the engine block and hogshead go like this:
Looks great.Do you have a before picture?
That's a real beauty Jeff! There's a pair of frame straps on EBay. If you're interested. Item number: 360210784109. I have no connection with these, just trying to be helpful.
Very very nice. Keep up the good work. I especially like the evaporated carburetor
Yes Bob, those evaporated carbs are really tricky to deal with! I have an NH on the bench at moment getting ready. Thanks for the strap pic and ebay tip guys - I'll get on to that. Here are a couple of before pics.
Wonderful job! Keep us posted.
You have come a long way. It is beautifull. I have the same brake kit and hope it works out well. Not installed yet. Any advise to share now that you put yours on? Also, I want to hear how they work once you get running.
Thanks again and congratulations on a fine looking machine.