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by hpetrino
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 0 To 60 or 60 To 0. That Is The Question
Replies: 5
Views: 36

Re: 0 To 60 or 60 To 0. That Is The Question

I greatly fear you are correct. My 22 year old grandson has a theory. He says, half in humor and half not so much, that we have reached the end of the Darwin road. We are now as smart (as a specie) as we're gong to be. It's all down hill from here. We will slowly "de-evolve". One fact that he uses t...
by hpetrino
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 0 To 60 or 60 To 0. That Is The Question
Replies: 5
Views: 36

0 To 60 or 60 To 0. That Is The Question

While I'm not interested in buying one, VW has an interesting TV ad running. It says, "Most people want to know how fast their car will go from 0 to 60. Isn't it more important to know how fast your car will go from 60 to 0?" Certainly, this is a much more meaningful question, one that I think Henry...
by hpetrino
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Memories
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: Memories

A while back I took the TT to a local rock/brick/soil type of supply place. I wanted a half cubic yard of mulch. I went into the office, paid for what I wanted then moved the truck where they told me to for loading. The kid on the loader looked at It in total disbelief. He then looked at me and aske...
by hpetrino
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine Specs??
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: Engine Specs??

I am NOT a machinist by any measure, but I have a question. The specs listed in both Mac's and Lang's indicate a cylinder bore as 6.752" long but neither include the stroke in the data. Why? Isn't that a useful bit of information?
by hpetrino
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wood block between 21 body and frame
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Wood block between 21 body and frame

Just a thought -

When I took my '18 TT apart I discovered that the radiator (which should have been a low radiator) had been replaced with a high one. Nothing lined up. Of course I replaced it with the correct radiator, but at the time my learning curve was steep.
by hpetrino
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Weight of bare chassis
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: Weight of bare chassis

So, what John should have asked for is the weight of the frame since the chassis is obviously much heavier due to having more components than a frame I think …..

Oh wait. I have something else to do! 8-)
by hpetrino
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Totally Unbelievable
Replies: 9
Views: 1221

Re: Totally Unbelievable

Rich,

That's exactly what's so frustrating. If you're going to write a non-fiction book you have an obligation to exercise due diligence and make it accurate. Regardless of what's true, many who read what is written believe it.
by hpetrino
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Totally Unbelievable
Replies: 9
Views: 1221

Totally Unbelievable

This afternoon my wife and I spent a little time browsing in a large nearby book store. I was thumbing through a book that was titled along the lines of Major Inventions and Things That Changed the World", or at least something like that. Anyhow, I came to a page which contained a photo of a man sit...
by hpetrino
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***1913-1920 Fuel Tank Assembly (Round)***
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: ***1913-1920 Fuel Tank Assembly (Round)***

Nice work!!

I really do not know about this with any certainty, but it seems like I remember that there are interior baffles. Maybe someone who knows better than I can weigh in....
by hpetrino
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lowest priced new Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 709

Re: Lowest priced new Model T

Things were different in the day Dennis. My uncle was born in Aug. 1927. My grandfather (his dad) didn't have the money to pay the hospital bill. He went to the hospital business office and cut a deal. He paid the bill with the equivalent value in dried prunes. The most interesting part of the story...
by hpetrino
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lowest priced new Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 709

Re: Lowest priced new Model T

Well, according to the price sheet posted by Dave H., you could buy a running chassis for $225.00. I'm thinking that was the lowest priced new Model T.
by hpetrino
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Air Cooled Engine Question
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Air Cooled Engine Question

Interesting. Thanks for the replies!
by hpetrino
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Air Cooled Engine Question
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Air Cooled Engine Question

I've always wondered about this. In a liquid cooled engine typically the temperature is controlled by either a thermostat or, in a thermosyphon system, the temperature of the coolant increasing or decreasing the flow. The results are the engine typically runs at a pretty consistent temperature once ...
by hpetrino
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Another Interesting Auction
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Another Interesting Auction

Check this out. There are 3 T's and a bunch of other interesting stuff. I have no affiliation....

https://bid.aumannauctions.com/m/view-a ... /id/21881/
by hpetrino
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Daytime Running Lights
Replies: 12
Views: 789

Re: Daytime Running Lights

FWIW-
Here in Califunny I believe it's actually illegal to drive with only your "parking lights" on, day or night. You can always drive with headlights on, but not just parking lights.
by hpetrino
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ideal crankshaft radius?
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: Ideal crankshaft radius?

Chris,

I was thinking exactly the same thing as you, 2".
by hpetrino
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: KIDS AND CARS
Replies: 36
Views: 1609

Re: KIDS AND CARS

The only difference between them and us is that we're older! :lol:
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by hpetrino
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Whuzzit??
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: Whuzzit??

Your pull starter explanation may very well be correct. I was thinking it could be a mounting for an outside magneto, maybe marketed as an easier fix to a failed magneto than pulling the engine. Pure guess.
by hpetrino
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ruckstell axle
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: Ruckstell axle

Alternative theory:

Could it be that your Ruckstell is "standard" width and your front axle is a wide track?
by hpetrino
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: brake pedal movement
Replies: 9
Views: 474

Re: brake pedal movement

It all depends on the auxiliary brakes you have. What you say is true regarding repop Rockies which, unlike the original Rockies, have the band anchored at its end. I use a set of Bennetts, which have the bands anchored at the center. With them I get equal braking when moving forward or backward. I ...
by hpetrino
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: brake pedal movement
Replies: 9
Views: 474

Re: brake pedal movement

You can increase the travel of the point of connection by lengthening the tab. The longer it is the more distance it will move with the same amount of pedal movement. Having said that, I'm going to offer a little free advice. There are some of us, including me, who believe it's a mistake to have the...
by hpetrino
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is This For A Model T?
Replies: 10
Views: 876

Re: Is This For A Model T?

Wayne,

Years ago I too used that Spanish work to describe things I couldn't identify. I got a few funny looks from people who speak Spanish, so I stopped using it. I still do not know the literal translation.
by hpetrino
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Steering box wood block
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Steering box wood block

Preston,

One more comment: Your profile says you have a T and a TT. If you're working on the TT you need to know that the steering block on a TT is not the same as the one on a T.
by hpetrino
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Steering box wood block
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Steering box wood block

Just for the sake of comparison, click on the link below and scroll down to page 116. You can buy one for $2.50 plus tax and shipping.

http://chaffinsgarage.com/catalog.pdf
by hpetrino
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Allen Schurman Auction Ridgefield Wa
Replies: 21
Views: 941

Re: Allen Schurman Auction Ridgefield Wa

I can't help you figure out how to see it on your phone, but the Antique Car and Truck Parts auction, in the Auction Info. section says "Pickup for ALL on September 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th at 9AM-4PM"
by hpetrino
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Allen Schurman Auction Ridgefield Wa
Replies: 21
Views: 941

Re: Allen Schurman Auction Ridgefield Wa

Check out the link below. It'll take you to the Shurman Antique Car and Truck parts Collection auction, which ends Sept. 22. How is it possible to accumulate so much stuff in one lifetime? https://bid.aumannauctions.com/m/view-auctions/catalog/id/21905/?page=1&view=list&sale=undefined&cat=489&catm=a...
by hpetrino
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Allen Schurman Auction Ridgefield Wa
Replies: 21
Views: 941

Re: Allen Schurman Auction Ridgefield Wa

I scrolled through some of the older auctions. Some good buys, but boy oh boy. Some of that old junk sure brought in some big money!
by hpetrino
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Allen Schurman Auction Ridgefield Wa
Replies: 21
Views: 941

Re: Allen Schurman Auction Ridgefield Wa

Keith,

Click on the link posted by Mark, then click on "Auctions" in the upper left corner, then in the drop down menu click on "Completed Auctions". It will show you completed auctions. You must open the catalogue and scroll through it to see results for any given item.
by hpetrino
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Seat Belt Install
Replies: 22
Views: 750

Re: Seat Belt Install

I'm with Russ and David on this. Seat belts in a T are a bad idea. There are a million variables, but let it suffice to say that a T does not behave like a modern car in a collision or roll-over.
by hpetrino
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Allen Schurman Auction Ridgefield Wa
Replies: 21
Views: 941

Re: Allen Schurman Auction Ridgefield Wa

Yeah, too much stuff is right. When I was a kid my grandfather used a Caterpillar Two Ton to tend his orchard. There was one in the first group, but it needed a lot of work. My son just bought 10 acres and I told him I was gonna try for the old Cat in the auction. He looked at me like I had two head...
by hpetrino
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Allen Schurman Auction Ridgefield Wa
Replies: 21
Views: 941

Re: Allen Schurman Auction Ridgefield Wa

Mark,

It's interesting that you posted this link. I've been watching stuff at the Aumann site for a while and intended to post it but you beat me to it. LOTS of neat rusty old stuff to look at and maybe bid on.
by hpetrino
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rather biased.
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: Rather biased.

My TT is an '18, so I'd like to call it Black Beauty, but I can't. When it was new the hood and fenders as well as the wood cab were painted in a two-tone blue and green that was popular at the time. Now, 101 years later there's not much of the original paint left, black, blue or green. the blue and...
by hpetrino
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: More TT brakes
Replies: 15
Views: 500

Re: More TT brakes

Take a look at page 35 of the catalog in this link. There will be differences from one brand to another, but the pictures will give you a visual of what a complete set looks like.

http://chaffinsgarage.com/catalog.pdf
by hpetrino
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: More TT brakes
Replies: 15
Views: 500

Re: More TT brakes

It's not possible for me to determine exactly what brand of auxiliary brakes you have from the photos you've posted. I suggest you examine what you have carefully and see if you can figure it out. Once you know what you have then start looking for the correct pedal and equalizer. It also may turn ou...
by hpetrino
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: More TT brakes
Replies: 15
Views: 500

Re: More TT brakes

Rod, I suppose the answer to your question is yes, BUT that's not what I think you really want. Typically, what we TT owners like to see is: 1. The stock ford brake lever operate the emergency/parking brake by applying the shoes inside the drum. These are the ones that are missing in your truck. 2. ...
by hpetrino
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model TT id?
Replies: 33
Views: 904

Re: Model TT id?

Thanks for posting the additional pictures! I don't think I've encountered Pikes Peak brakes before. Very cool. They are similar to Bennetts in that the band is anchored at the rear center.

This truck would make a great project. Lots to work with.
by hpetrino
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: More TT brakes
Replies: 15
Views: 500

Re: More TT brakes

I can't help but wonder if this lever set-up was an early version of accommodating a handicapped driver. Maybe he/she couldn't operate the right pedal.

Anyhow, a thought to consider.
by hpetrino
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT rear end question....
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: TT rear end question....

There are internal differences too. The early units have a pinion shaft and 2 pinion gears. The later units have a pinion spider and 4 pinion gears. In each the differential housing is machined accordingly. Another obvious internal difference is low speed gears vs. high speed gears. However, I have ...
by hpetrino
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT rear end question....
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: TT rear end question....

I have wondered the same thing too. I have not been able to find a definitive answer as to when the "bead" was discontinued, but it certainly dates it as an early unit. Mine has the numbers 6315 stamped into the top rear of each clamshell, another total mystery. Like the beads disappearance, the rea...
by hpetrino
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model TT id?
Replies: 33
Views: 904

Re: Model TT id?

You said you plan to keep what you need and sell the rest. For whatever it's worth it looks like your truck has a complete set of Bennett auxiliary brakes. That set of brakes (the pedal, equalizer, rods, actuators, bands, rear anchors and all the little do-dads that go with them) is something a lot ...
by hpetrino
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: More TT brakes
Replies: 15
Views: 500

Re: More TT brakes

It's not easy to tell for sure, but I THINK what you have is: 1. A stock transmission brake. 2. A stock parking/emergency brake (front part - I know the shoes aren't there). 3. An auxiliary brake system that's been "customized" to be activated with the home made lever. IMHO you should probably: 1. R...
by hpetrino
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT rear tire options
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: TT rear tire options

You didn't say what size you want, but you might start looking here:

https://www.lucasclassictires.com/searc ... rds=600X20
by hpetrino
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I need a change on my TT
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: I need a change on my TT

It's not a rear mounted auxiliary transmission, but my TT has a Muncie. It provides under, direct, over and reverse. I have a low speed set of rear end gears and a less than perfect stock engine which in planetary high Muncie over I can coax up to about 33 MPH. With a high speed set of rear end gear...
by hpetrino
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT brakes
Replies: 18
Views: 628

Re: TT brakes

"..., What exterior band braking system is best?" Bar room brawls and started over such questions. :lol: I think the real answer lies in how you plan to use your TT. There are a number of brands out there, but most have the band anchored in one of two places, either it's anchored at the end of the b...
by hpetrino
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MODEL TT Truck RUCKSTELL Rear End disassembly assembly pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: MODEL TT Truck RUCKSTELL Rear End disassembly assembly pictures

Great photos Steven! Thanks for posting them. I'm sure they will be helpful. Background: Your photos show a Differential Spider (Part # 1033B) and 4 Differential Pinion Gears (Part # 1032), which are indicative of a later TT. The earlier TT's had a Differential Pinion Shaft (Part # 1033) and 2 Diffe...
by hpetrino
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT brakes
Replies: 18
Views: 628

Re: TT brakes

Rod,

You asked about the tuition for the Model T 101 course. You'll find that scrapped knuckles, a little swearing, a lot of patience, and as much money as you can spend will do it. :lol:
by hpetrino
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1917 model T ambulances....
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: 1917 model T ambulances....

There's an army command you don't hear much any more, the sergeant yelling, "READY----PULL!!!!". I sure wouldn't want to be the poor doughboy who's T didn't start. :lol:
by hpetrino
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT brakes
Replies: 18
Views: 628

Re: TT brakes

You're mostly correct. Right pedal is the brake. Center pedal is reverse. But the left pedal has three functions: All the way down is low. All the way up is high. Half way between is the so called "neutral". This "neutral" is also achieved with the hand brake lever pulled half way back or all the wa...
by hpetrino
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT brakes
Replies: 18
Views: 628

Re: TT brakes

Rod, A regular stock T and TT (this part is the same on both) has a planetary transmission. This gizmo does several things: 1. It provides a low speed using a drum and band. 2. It provides a high speed using a clutch. 3. It provides a reverse using a drum and band. 4. It provides a brake using a dru...
by hpetrino
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT brakes
Replies: 18
Views: 628

Re: TT brakes

Wayne, Your opinion may vary from prevailing opinions. but it does not vary from mine. Not only do I not like the idea of operating "outside" brakes AND the Ford planetary transmission brake from a pedal, some engineers in the day seemed agree with us. My TT has Bennett outside brakes. The set comes...
by hpetrino
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT brakes
Replies: 18
Views: 628

Re: TT brakes

Rob, Do you believe these to be "original" after market brakes or could they be newer, added in more recent years? They could be original Rockies, but they are not modern reproductions. Original era Rockies had the band anchored as shown in your photo. Later reproductions are anchored at the forward...
by hpetrino
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Replacing Watford with stock drive line.
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: Replacing Watford with stock drive line.

Typically you'll also need a pair of full length radius rods too.

If I may ask - Why are you removing it?
by hpetrino
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can we enter US military bases?
Replies: 19
Views: 865

Re: Can we enter US military bases?

This discussion brings back memories from about 50 years ago when I was in the US Navy. First of all, having been a submarine sailor I can testify to the fact that we were a little irreverent. Rules were meant to be tested. When we were in a US port typically the base guards were US Marines, a natur...
by hpetrino
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Grease cow flops
Replies: 10
Views: 584

Re: Grease cow flops

The time to worry is when it stops leaving it's mark. At that point you're out of oil and grease. :D
by hpetrino
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Muncie tt transmission
Replies: 8
Views: 627

Re: Muncie tt transmission

Craig's comment that overdrive in a Muncie is, "...real high for a car..." is interesting. I never thought about that aspect. Based on the title of this thread Dan, your Muncie is in a TT like mine is. My rear end has the low speed gear set, so in Ford high/Muncie overdrive with a tail wind I've had...
by hpetrino
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT rear end
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: TT rear end

Hal is on the right track. If the bead he asks about is present, then it would be reasonable to think the whole rear end assembly is early TT in spite of the fact that it's a '26 truck. It's also possible that the bead is not present indicating a later Ford (right side) rear end but the Ruckstell (H...
by hpetrino
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Why we should outlaw autonomous vehicles
Replies: 8
Views: 526

Re: Why we should outlaw autonomous vehicles

I believe autonomous (self driving) vehicles are certainly in the not so distant future. I think they are capable of doing a MUCH BETTER job of driving than the idiots we see out there every day. I'm pretty sure Mr. Cheshire's list above is intended in humor, but the truth is most of the items are p...
by hpetrino
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Muncie tt transmission
Replies: 8
Views: 627

Re: Muncie tt transmission

Thanks for the information Wayne!!
by hpetrino
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this the first Model T shipped by plane?
Replies: 6
Views: 925

Re: Is this the first Model T shipped by plane?

They did it in white suits no less. Dang....
by hpetrino
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My stupid mistake of the week...
Replies: 16
Views: 950

Re: My stupid mistake of the week...

Our family car is a 2015 Acura MDX. It does not have an ignition key, just a fob in your pocket. Push the button and it starts. About a week ago we stopped at a restaurant with our 2 little grandsons (ages 3 and 5). My wife and the boys headed for the entranced. I couldn't get the car to "beep", tel...
by hpetrino
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help ID Vehicle Request
Replies: 13
Views: 789

Re: Help ID Vehicle Request

It certainly is hard to tell, but I'm thinking it's a produce truck. I have no idea what make it may be.
by hpetrino
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Muncie tt transmission
Replies: 8
Views: 627

Re: Muncie tt transmission

Wayne is right in saying Muncie's are easy to work on. I have one in my truck and when I went through the truck I had to disassemble the Muncie and replace the ball bearings in it. I was apprehensive when I started. It turned out to be a snap. Question: I've never seen a regular Muncie alongside a h...
by hpetrino
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need photo TT truck lower steering column mount
Replies: 13
Views: 454

Re: Need photo TT truck lower steering column mount

P.S. If you look at the item just below the steering block on the link I posted, you'll see the engine pan arm wood blocks. You'll need these too. However, there is disagreement in the ranks about the wisdom of using the engine pan blocks on a TT. Some think they excessively restrict chassis flex ne...
by hpetrino
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need photo TT truck lower steering column mount
Replies: 13
Views: 454

Re: Need photo TT truck lower steering column mount

I'm pretty sure the wood block shown in the link posted by Mark is the one for a car. I THINK the TT block must be thicker to accommodate the greater thickness of the TT frame. It's been a long time since I had mine apart, but I believe I made one from a rough block of wood. My TT is at my son's ran...
by hpetrino
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need photo TT truck lower steering column mount
Replies: 13
Views: 454

Re: Need photo TT truck lower steering column mount

For clarity: The bracket is different. I'm not sure if the angle is different than a regular T, but I do believe that the TT lower steering bracket compensates for the thicker TT chassis. Also, the wood block is a little different too, also because of the thicker chassis. The steering column itself ...
by hpetrino
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Show us your TT
Replies: 63
Views: 2400

Re: Show us your TT

Mark,

I imagine the folks reading this thread will not care if you currently own it, owned it previously, are considering buying it, only saw it somewhere, or whatever else you can think of. If you have TT photos PLEASE POST THEM! :D
by hpetrino
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Grandpa's TT
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Re: Grandpa's TT

I too have my grandfathers TT. Were you lucky enough to ride in it with him? Tell us about the truck. Aux. tranny? Aux brakes? Neat engine stuff?
by hpetrino
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: remove rear brake drum
Replies: 11
Views: 837

Re: remove rear brake drum

Do you have the 6 nuts off the bolts? Assuming you do, I imagine the bolts are still in place. If that's the case, it sounds like the drum and bolts are just bound up a little. If my guess is correct, try using a drift that's a smaller diameter than the bolts (so you don't bugger up the threads) and...
by hpetrino
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The Importance of a Good Weld and Where to put it!
Replies: 7
Views: 763

Re: The Importance of a Good Weld and Where to put it!

A couple of years ago my son I built a storage shed for my son. I "engineered" it. It was not real big, 10' X 12' with a wood frame and T -1-11 siding. As we built it, he and my daughter-in-law both made smart comments as to the thing. "It's only a shed." "What the heck are you building?" "Are you p...
by hpetrino
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Show us your TT
Replies: 63
Views: 2400

Re: Show us your TT

You guys have some pretty fancy trucks. Mine is a little more rustic. Many of you have seen it before:
by hpetrino
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I drove my TT for the second time.
Replies: 21
Views: 908

Re: I drove my TT for the second time.

Scott's comments are spot on. I've been riding in my TT since I was a baby in arms (it was my grandfathers TT). That tranny has growled for over 65 years (I'm now 71) that I personally remember. Drive it and don't worry. If it quits you'll know it.
by hpetrino
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I drove my TT for the second time.
Replies: 21
Views: 908

Re: I drove my TT for the second time.

Duane,

My TT has a Muncie aux tranny. It growls like an old dog. Even without knowing what type of aux tranny your truck has, my money is on it as the source of the noise.
by hpetrino
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I drove my TT for the second time.
Replies: 21
Views: 908

Re: I drove my TT for the second time.

Duane, You don't say whether or not your truck has an auxiliary transmission. Typically, the "gear noise like an old transmission" originates in an aftermarket unit and is pretty common. In addition to what Steve suggests you might also try going from high to low (left pedal all the way down) "easy"...
by hpetrino
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: SCHOOL BUS
Replies: 13
Views: 1017

Re: SCHOOL BUS

The bus in the first two photos posted by Ron look like a TT. The radiator apron is consistent with the idea that it's a 1919. Hard to tell much more. Of course the bus body is after market, not Ford.
by hpetrino
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Non -T 4 Wheel Drive Question
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: Non -T 4 Wheel Drive Question

Thanks for your comments and the link Scott. The one I'm buying belongs to a good friend. He's one of those guys who keeps his equipment in perfect condition. The body is perfect. The engine (4.0 Liter I-6) is a new engine with less than 10,000 miles on it. All the years he had it, service was done ...
by hpetrino
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Non -T 4 Wheel Drive Question
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: Non -T 4 Wheel Drive Question

Thanks for the reply Dave. That's pretty much what I thought, but was not sure.
by hpetrino
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Where were you 50 years ago?
Replies: 12
Views: 585

Re: Where were you 50 years ago?

I was about 21 1/2 years old and in the U.S. Navy. At the time I was stationed in Naha, Okinawa working for CFAW1, CTF72 (Commander Fleet Air Wing 1, Commander Task Force 72). I spent my days in the Operational Control Center helping coordinate P-3 Orion aircraft in their anti-submarine patrols from...
by hpetrino
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Non -T 4 Wheel Drive Question
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Non -T 4 Wheel Drive Question

I'm about to purchase a 1993 Jeep YJ from a friend. It's 4WD, has a manual transmission, winch, and lots of bells and whistles. It's in GREAT shape and is for my grandson. My Question: I'm FAR FROM and expert on this stuff, but I think I know that a standard rear end (differential) actually puts pow...
by hpetrino
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This is becoming ridiculous!
Replies: 50
Views: 3049

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

The problem:

The majority of California voters reside south of the Tehachapi's. The majority of California water is north of the Tehachapi's. I suspect we'd mutually like to part company, but the water war stands squarely in the way.
by hpetrino
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This is becoming ridiculous!
Replies: 50
Views: 3049

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

We do it all the time: The current (and second) California Constitution was adopted in 1879.[5] The current constitution has been amended over 514 times.[5] The most recent amendments to the California Constitution, of which there were three, were approved by voters in 2018. California has a process...
by hpetrino
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This is becoming ridiculous!
Replies: 50
Views: 3049

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

From Wikipedia: The constitution of California distinguishes between constitutional amendments and revisions, the latter of which is considered to be a "substantial change to the entire constitution, rather than ... a less extensive change in one or more of its provisions".[21] Both require passage ...
by hpetrino
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Amazing Item in hhe News - Too Stupid
Replies: 8
Views: 506

Re: Amazing Item in hhe News - Too Stupid

That's funny, Leo. The gas station (petrol?) where I buy my gas has TV screens on the pumps that advertise a bunch of stuff I'm not at all interested in. Along with the screen is a speaker that is set so high it's offensive. I keep a roll of duct tape in my pickup. I've learned that about 4"of duct ...
by hpetrino
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Amazing Item in hhe News - Too Stupid
Replies: 8
Views: 506

Amazing Item in hhe News - Too Stupid

Just when I thought I understood the meaning of stupid something new comes up. In todays news was an item about a guy who stole a red fire truck out of a fire station in Oakland, CA. Police chased him all the way to Vacaville, CA (about 50 miles), where he crashed it and was taken into custody. I gu...
by hpetrino
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo - Sturgeon & Model T
Replies: 9
Views: 759

Re: Old Photo - Sturgeon & Model T

I certainly could be wrong, but the guy in the middle of the first photo and the one in the middle of the third one look like the same guy.
by hpetrino
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This is becoming ridiculous!
Replies: 50
Views: 3049

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

Hal, Things are no better 75 miles south of you. We too pay ridiculously high gas taxes, then to add insult to injury the dummies, er I mean electorate, passed "Measure L" a while back. It's a county wide (Stanislaus County) sales tax passed specifically to improve our roads. So far, no noticeable i...
by hpetrino
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New malady, for me, ‘throttle’ finger
Replies: 15
Views: 903

Re: New malady, for me, ‘throttle’ finger

I've been building a new patio cover as well as helping my son with a bathroom remodel. Sometimes I can't let go of the hammer. I must literally pry my fingers loose. My son thinks I'm nuts. Oh well. We can't complain about getting older and the crap that comes with it since there's only one alterna...
by hpetrino
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Forgetting how to drive the Model T
Replies: 10
Views: 974

Re: Forgetting how to drive the Model T

I'm pretty sure I've told this family story on the forum before, but it sure fits this thread: My maternal grandfather drove nothing but Model T Fords, ever. In about 1941 his older daughter (my aunt) bought a used 1937 Chevy, which of course had a sliding gear transmission. The day she drove it hom...
by hpetrino
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Love those scammers!
Replies: 12
Views: 903

Re: Love those scammers!

Be careful about using the word "yes". It can be recorded and used to document your agreement to something you did not agree to. I always say, "Can I help you?" It usually results in a hang-up.
by hpetrino
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Love those scammers!
Replies: 12
Views: 903

Re: Love those scammers!

Thanks Susanne. Yes, I know. But there are people out there who don't. It's hard to believe, but people still fall for such nonsense.
by hpetrino
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Love those scammers!
Replies: 12
Views: 903

Re: Love those scammers!

This problem is everywhere. For the past 3 or 4 days my wife has been getting calls from an "877" area code, but a different phone number each time. A recorded voice informs her, "This is the Social Security Administration Office. You are receiving this call because we have detected unauthorized act...
by hpetrino
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT rear axel worm drive
Replies: 5
Views: 493

Re: TT rear axel worm drive

A couple of thoughts as you shop for a rear end: They are not all the same. Early TT rear ends have a bead on the clam shell at the axle tube opening, later ones do not. Early TT rear ends have a differential shaft with two differential gears, later units have a differential spider with four gears. ...
by hpetrino
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 242
Views: 15383

Re: Foto of the Day

Since not all of the photos posted in this thread are of a Model T, I thought I'd share one from a while back:
Trigger Periscope.jpg
Me in my submarine, 1970, taken by a flyer named Scotty.
by hpetrino
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Stretching the cab of a TT
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Re: Stretching the cab of a TT

My TT is a wood cab '18, but it sounds like our trucks are pretty similar. Over the years mine got harder and harder to get in and out of. The darn thing must have shrunk or something. Now I just get in and out on the other side.
by hpetrino
Fri May 17, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Photo=Young automotive pioneers
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: Old Photo=Young automotive pioneers

In the '50's we built a number of "cars" like that. We'd use whatever we could find for frame, axles, wheels, body etc. Once I came up with a few 2X4's, which we used for the frame. It was pretty sturdy. Unfortunately, the make-shift axles just weren't up to the task. :roll:
by hpetrino
Thu May 16, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT Ton Truck Remove rear springs from frame
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: TT Ton Truck Remove rear springs from frame

When you tear into these darn old trucks you never know what you're going to find. When I took mine apart I found one top leaf broken and one missing altogether. What was really interesting was the fact that on the left side the pin bolt went through the top and bottom leaves but the rest were just ...
by hpetrino
Wed May 15, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Why do people do this????
Replies: 9
Views: 1059

Re: Why do people do this????

The simple one word answer to your title question is, "Stupid".
by hpetrino
Wed May 15, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo-Air driven car
Replies: 13
Views: 1533

Re: Old Photo-Air driven car

One of the things I remember learning (or maybe just hearing) years ago is that generally when we use fossil fuel to generate electricity 1/3 of the power consumed goes out the exhaust, 1/3 is lost in transmission resistance, and 1/3 is delivered to the user. If that's even partially true it would b...
by hpetrino
Tue May 14, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo-Air driven car
Replies: 13
Views: 1533

Re: Old Photo-Air driven car

It's actually a very early "Zero Tailpipe Emissions" car. The only thing wrong is that he was about 100 years ahead of there being a market for such devices. :lol:
by hpetrino
Thu May 09, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: FS: 1915 War Wagon / Open Light Express Model T
Replies: 5
Views: 1929

Re: FS: 1915 War Wagon / Open Light Express Model T

Robert,

In the spirit of the fact that this is a sort of military item the answer to your question is we drive on parkways and park on driveways for exactly the same reason generals eat in a private mess and privates eat in a general mess.