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by HPetrino
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post Your 4th T Pictures
Replies: 29
Views: 978

Re: Post Your 4th T Pictures

Well John, either it's an old photo (July 1959 or before) or it's a more recent photo in which an old flag was used. That 48 star flag was replaced 61 years ago today when the 49th star was added for Alaska on July4, 1959. It didn't last long. One year later, July 4, 1960 the 50th star was added for...
by HPetrino
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Model T Tractor
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Re: Model T Tractor

I love it!!

I suppose in Ruckstell under/gearbox under/Ford low you can point it in a direction, set the throttle, go for a sandwich, and by the time you return not much has changed. :lol:
by HPetrino
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Truck Running Boards
Replies: 20
Views: 405

Re: TT Truck Running Boards

Like David, I too THINK it was about 1924. You must remember that old style parts were used up until gone, then the newer style was introduced into production. This suggests that the boot scraper style may nor have appeared everywhere at the same exact time.
by HPetrino
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clean brake shoe/Lining
Replies: 11
Views: 320

Re: Clean brake shoe/Lining

Whatever you use, be SURE to wear gloves designed for that purpose! Any of the products you're likely to use are quite toxic and it's best to avoid direct contact with your skin.
by HPetrino
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making progress on the TT
Replies: 15
Views: 427

Re: Making progress on the TT

How come only one wheel? Was it damaged?

Looking very good!!
by HPetrino
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Smelly Tool Boxes
Replies: 11
Views: 458

Re: Smelly Tool Boxes

Dang. All this time I've been searching for a pair of my grandson's gym socks. :lol: :lol:
by HPetrino
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Garages, my hometown and down the road.
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: Garages, my hometown and down the road.

Larry,
It's often 100 + deg. F. in Turlock during summer. Right now it's a cool 96 deg. F. :D
by HPetrino
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What should salvage value be?
Replies: 32
Views: 1287

Re: What should salvage value be?

The "Salvage Vehicle" laws vary from state to state. I suggest you spend a little time on the CA DMV website and research the various aspects of the situation specifically as to CA law. Since this forum is nationwide (international for that matter) some of the responses here may or may not be applic...
by HPetrino
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thin bushing removal?
Replies: 24
Views: 934

Re: Thin bushing removal?

The chisel is a good approach. Another I'd suggest is a hack saw blade. Cut it in two places and push out the pieces.
by HPetrino
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)
Replies: 17
Views: 790

Re: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)

It was never mine, but I grew up with it. This is my maternal grandfather on his Caterpillar Two Ton. This particular tractor was a Cat, not the earlier Holt. Holt made the "Holt Caterpillar Two Ton" from about 1919 until 1925. In 1925 Holt and Best merged to create Caterpillar. This tractor was pro...
by HPetrino
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Found: Henry Ford's experimental opposed-piston engine
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: Found: Henry Ford's experimental opposed-piston engine

Perhaps a little thread drift, but this is the OT board. :lol: These photos bring to mind my longtime interest in the various possible engine configurations. V, I opposed, etc. I learned a little about this subject in the USN. The submarine I served on half a century ago was laid down in 1949. She w...
by HPetrino
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bearing clearance on Ford TT axle
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: Bearing clearance on Ford TT axle

I don't believe there are any clearance guidelines or "settings". I just ran mine tight enough to eliminate excessive movement being sure everything moved freely and that's it. I may be wrong, but it's been working fine for 18 years since had it apart.
by HPetrino
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Can Anyone ID this Car?
Replies: 9
Views: 694

Re: Can Anyone ID this Car?

I'm not certain, but I think it's a 1947 Pontiac
by HPetrino
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood vs metal firewall for a TT
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: Wood vs metal firewall for a TT

If you're interested in digging a little deeper into what year your truck might be take a look at the horn button, the patent plate and the rear chassis cross member. These will point in a direction, but probably not pinpoint the YOM. If your truck is registered/licensed leave that part alone. Resea...
by HPetrino
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood vs metal firewall for a TT
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: Wood vs metal firewall for a TT

Firewall brackets are listed as 1917-1922 and 1923-1927. I'm not positive about this, but I think the difference was to accommodate a metal vs. wood firewall. I THINK if you change from a wood firewall to a metal firewall you'll need to change the brackets too. Of course you cold make one. Alternati...
by HPetrino
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Running Lean and Hot
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Running Lean and Hot

Thanks Mark! That makes all sense.
by HPetrino
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Running Lean and Hot
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Running Lean and Hot

We pretty much all know that when the carb mixture is too lean the engine will run hotter. I know this is a fact because I've experienced it. Frankly, I don't actually understand it. Simple Vulcan logic would suggest just the opposite. More fuel = more heat not less fuel = more heat. What's the reas...
by HPetrino
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When you buy something
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: When you buy something

I've learned to NEVER mail a check without folding it into a letter size piece of paper AND entering on the memo line what it's for. My kids laugh at me for doing this. For that matter I doubt any of them write more than 1 or 2 checks a year. No cash either. Everything is electronic.

Bah!
by HPetrino
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heating problem still
Replies: 14
Views: 429

Re: Heating problem still

I wholeheartedly agree with Mark. As long as the engine is running and the pump is pumping everything is fine. When you shut off the engine the thermosiphon system would ordinarily continue to work until the engine cools down. The not moving pump prevents this proper operation. Take the pump off and...
by HPetrino
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My Shop Stinks
Replies: 21
Views: 863

Re: My Shop Stinks

It might be hard to get an answer here. Most of us tend to encourage that smell, not defeat it. :lol:
by HPetrino
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT rear end
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Re: TT rear end

As far as I know it's a filler hole. You take out both this plug and the on the side of the clam shell, then pour lubricant into the upper hole until it starts to run out of the lower hole, which measures the correct level. At least that's how I understand it. Mine is an early TT and doesn't have on...
by HPetrino
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running on Battery
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Running on Battery

When I was a kid my grandfather was using what's now my TT on his ranch. The ol' truck and his Cat 2 Ton were his main implements. The truck was there when he bought the ranch in 1946. It never left the place until he retired in 1963 and it was hauled to the new house. Every year in the spring befor...
by HPetrino
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many of us ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1040

Re: How many of us ?

It's l in how you look at it. The first vehicle I ever drove was my grandfather's 1918 TT, which is mine now. So, in a way the ol' truck was my first car even though I didn't own it until years later.
by HPetrino
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Erratic Rough Running TT
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Erratic Rough Running TT

Cory is on the right track. I think you should be looking for an intake leak.
by HPetrino
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old gas
Replies: 20
Views: 816

Re: Old gas

Frank,

Look up Occam's Razor. In the 14th century William of Occam postulated that, all things equal, the simplest answer to a problem tends to be the correct answer.
by HPetrino
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Story You Just Cannot Make Up!
Replies: 18
Views: 1365

Re: A Story You Just Cannot Make Up!

dang. Who'da thunk?
by HPetrino
Fri May 29, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alive During The Birth Of The Model T!
Replies: 13
Views: 969

Re: Alive During The Birth Of The Model T!

My maternal grandmother was born in 1902 and died in 2000 at the age of 97. I have often pondered all the changes, both good and bad, that occurred in her lifetime. The effects of several wars and all the technological advances are immeasurable. I can't possibly list all the wonderful art, architect...
by HPetrino
Wed May 27, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TODAY IN HISTORY
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: TODAY IN HISTORY

Look at it like this: If Henry (the other one) had lived forever and continued to produce the Model T into modern times we wouldn't have a hobby, they'd just be old used cars. :lol: :lol:
by HPetrino
Tue May 26, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should MTFCA Member #29 Be Allowed to Go On Tour If He Wants To?
Replies: 50
Views: 1741

Re: Should MTFCA Member #29 Be Allowed to Go On Tour If He Wants To?

I think it's arrogant to even consider the question of, " Should [he} be allowed". If he's a member in good standing it's his choice, not yours. I doubt your club by-laws even permit such an arbitrary action as not allowing him to go.

Mind your own business.
by HPetrino
Mon May 25, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 311
Views: 19258

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

This is probably a foolish question, but here goes: I once read a post on this forum that commented on the chain drives used in old trucks. The comment was something l like, "...and with the chain drive there's no differential to worry about". That doesn't pass the smell test with me. Common sense w...
by HPetrino
Mon May 25, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Rear axle help
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: TT Rear axle help

They are completely different. The TT worm drive is very simple and has no adjustments. You just bolt it together. I'm not sure about the TT Ruckstell. That might introduce a higher level of complexity.
by HPetrino
Mon May 25, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Banging noise from under the car...
Replies: 29
Views: 1405

Re: Banging noise from under the car...

In this case you'd need someone to drive while you troubleshoot - When I'm trying to find an elusive noise I use a length of vacuum cleaner hose like a stethoscope to find it. I've had astonishing success with this simple trick.

Good luck!!
by HPetrino
Sun May 24, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to identify high speed rear in TT
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: How to identify high speed rear in TT

If memory serves I think if you jack up one wheel, turn the crank and count the engine revolutions it takes for one wheel revolution you need to divide by 2. 5 engine revolutions should get 2 wheel revolutions meaning it has 5:1 gears. If it takes a little over 7 engine revolutions to get 2 wheel re...
by HPetrino
Sun May 24, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 49
Views: 2300

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Very cool project. A little gas, oil, starting fluid -you'll have it running in no time. :lol:

Good luck with it!! We'll expect to see progress photos.
by HPetrino
Sun May 24, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Missed Birthday
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Missed Birthday

My TT is an early 1918 based on all the evidence but the engine is a later replacement, SN 7696664, which makes it a May 23, 1923 engine. Lacking any other better information I guess that's the old girls birthday. So, I forgot. Oh well. Better luck in 3 years when it's 100. :lol:
by HPetrino
Sat May 23, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT radiator apron
Replies: 37
Views: 1025

Re: TT radiator apron

I don't know the answer to your question, but thanks for posting this. Until now I thought I had discovered all the TT parts that make it different from a regular T. I didn't know the apron was different. Learn something every day.
by HPetrino
Fri May 22, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ultra rare Timber brake system?
Replies: 20
Views: 934

Re: Ultra rare Timber brake system?

I think maybe some of you guys need more to do. :lol: :lol: :lol:
by HPetrino
Fri May 22, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leaking TT Rear Axle
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: Leaking TT Rear Axle

IMHO differential oil leaking out at the wheels can mean only one thing - failed seals. Each side has 3 seals, the outboard grease seal, the inboard grease seal and the inner differential oil seal. They probably will only get worse as time goes by and you accumulate miles. The only fix that I'm awar...
by HPetrino
Mon May 18, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Pandemic 1918 / 2020
Replies: 42
Views: 1258

Re: Pandemic 1918 / 2020

I greatly fear Hal is absolutely correct. There is a very bad virus out there. We need to take precautions, particularly most of us on this forum being "senior" citizens. BUT, we re being played. The media wants ratings, the politicians want votes. Apparently both groups are willing to do pretty muc...
by HPetrino
Mon May 18, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB TT small differential housing
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: WTB TT small differential housing

Sorry to intrude, but I must ask: What is a "TT small differential housing"? If you're talking about the axle housing, I believe they're all the same size. If you mean the differential case, they too are all the same size, earlier ones machined for a pinion shaft and later ones machined for a pinion...
by HPetrino
Sun May 17, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just one of those days!
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Just one of those days!

When you're having a bad day, consider the fate of poor Aeschylus (c. 535 - c. 455 BC). Aeschylus was a very early playwright, considered the founder of tragedy. He died while visiting the island of Sicily, where, according to legend, a bird dropped a tortoise on his head, killing him. No way could ...
by HPetrino
Sun May 17, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just one of those days!
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Just one of those days!

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by HPetrino
Sun May 17, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just one of those days!
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Just one of those days!

I think we've all had those days. No matter what you do it goes south on you. Sometimes it's better to just take a Mulligan. Go have a couch attack and hope for better tomorrow. That usually works for me. :D
by HPetrino
Fri May 15, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 311
Views: 19258

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

That's an amazing set-up. When G.M.C. develops a modern electric truck, they should use that phot as the center piece of the ad campaign.
by HPetrino
Fri May 15, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Town pump
Replies: 7
Views: 744

Re: Town pump

Great photos all. I particularly like the 3rd on with the girl and Hotel Cabrillo in the background. I thought I'd be smart and search out "Hotel Cabrillo" to see where it's located. Too bad. There are dozens of them and I couldn't find one that looks like the one in the photo. Thanks for posting!!
by HPetrino
Wed May 13, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Muncie question
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: Muncie question

Very interesting. I have a TT with a Muncie, but it's the more traditional under/direct/over/reverse set up. Being a TT guy, I can't help but wonder - If you install this super under/under/direct Muncie in a TT with low speed rear end gears and a Ruckstell, then set it in Ford low/Muncie super under...
by HPetrino
Tue May 12, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 Pie Wagon
Replies: 10
Views: 1059

Re: 1912 Pie Wagon

My dad's father owned and operated a French bread bakery in San Jose, CA from 1920 until 1952. He had 2 or 3 "pie wagons" to deliver bread with in the '20's. I don't know if they were brass era cars or black era cars. In about 1925 my dad, age 5 at the time, was riding in one with his dad. The old m...
by HPetrino
Tue May 12, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Teach ‘em young
Replies: 4
Views: 516

Re: Teach ‘em young

I think I posted this once before, but here it is anyhow. Top to bottom are my mother, my aunt and my uncle. He looks about 3 years old, so that dates the photo to about 1930.
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by HPetrino
Mon May 11, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 311
Views: 19258

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

I think you're right Herb. I like my morning ether black with a little sugar. :lol:
by HPetrino
Sun May 10, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Death Valley
Replies: 25
Views: 1194

Re: Death Valley

Sooo, how much toll do you think was paid to people to get them to take their cars there? :lol:
by HPetrino
Fri May 08, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show me your TT beds!
Replies: 15
Views: 756

Re: Show me your TT beds!

This is a really old photo (circa 11955) but it shows the bed on what's now my TT. At that time it was in use as a ranch truck and we did all manner of work with it. If you're interested, the fellow on the left is my grandfather and the boy on the right is my cousin. The bed surface area measures 5'...
by HPetrino
Mon May 04, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Good Idea's Needed!
Replies: 20
Views: 953

Re: Good Idea's Needed!

Why nobody posts, "Bad ideas Needed":

1. Because we encounter an abundance of them in the news every day.
2. Because we all have kids and grandkids with an abundant supply.
3. Because every time we drive a car the evidence of abundant bad ideas is all around us.

Should I go on? :lol:
by HPetrino
Fri May 01, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - Chicken Feed
Replies: 16
Views: 1505

Re: Old Photo - Chicken Feed

Many people don't want to acknowledge the fact that it was an animal. Packaged parts are pretty remote from neck wringing. I've had several pointed conversation with various people over the years about hunting then having venison for dinner. Some folks just can't get past the notion that it's necess...
by HPetrino
Fri May 01, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - Chicken Feed
Replies: 16
Views: 1505

Re: Old Photo - Chicken Feed

This thread has deeply troubled me. What are you guys talking about? Everybody knows that chicken comes from the refrigerated meat section in the grocery store and is provided neatly packaged in plastic wrap. :lol: :lol:
by HPetrino
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: current crisis
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: current crisis

I appreciate your comment and sentiment, but I question your statement that it's spring in South Australia. To the best of my knowledge spring in South Australia occurs in September/October/November. It is fall there now.
by HPetrino
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 311
Views: 19258

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

If that big guy on the left would sit on the end of the log I bet the front end of that TT would come up 6' off the ground. :lol:
by HPetrino
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Conversation starter...Oh the possibilities
Replies: 25
Views: 1210

Re: Conversation starter...Oh the possibilities

I agree with the fish idea. It would work like a manifold cooker, only with steam. Fish dinner when you arrive at your destination.
by HPetrino
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: For Sale-1925 T Fordor Sedan- Sold
Replies: 9
Views: 2366

Re: For Sale-1925 T Fordor Sedan- Price Reduced

Chris,
Your original price was $3,800 and your reduced price is $3,800????
by HPetrino
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust Manifold Running Red
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Exhaust Manifold Running Red

The usual suspects are either the spark is too retarded or the carburetor mixture is too lean, or a little of both.
by HPetrino
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Antique Pocket watches
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Re: Antique Pocket watches

Thanks for the tip Grady! I'll look them up for sure.
by HPetrino
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Antique Pocket watches
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Re: Antique Pocket watches

Question Jim:

I'd very much like to have my 2 watches "serviced". I'm not sure either of them is running right now. I know you're about as far away as you can be form me and still be in the continental US, but where do I look for a reliable person to do such work?
by HPetrino
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Antique Pocket watches
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Re: Antique Pocket watches

I do not know the first thing about pocket watches, but I have 2 that I'll keep until I die. One is a 7 jewel Elgin that belonged to my maternal grandfather. The case is silver I think, but I imagine it was a fairly inexpensive watch when new. What makes this one special is that there are dents on t...
by HPetrino
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Postcard - Fully loaded model T
Replies: 19
Views: 1167

Re: Old Postcard - Fully loaded model T

Wayne,

Yup. Danny was explaining to Baez how important that Mustang was to the men of America. She was less than impressed. :D
by HPetrino
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency brake as service brake
Replies: 19
Views: 979

Re: Emergency brake as service brake

IMHO attempting to use the e-brake as a service brake is attempting to get it to do something it was not designed to do and therefore is asking for trouble. I agree with Norm. Aux. brakes are the best answer. If you're gonna speed it up you need to put at least as much energy in slowing it down. Any...
by HPetrino
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Postcard - Fully loaded model T
Replies: 19
Views: 1167

Re: Old Postcard - Fully loaded model T

These photos remind me of this: On a TV series some time ago an episode plot centered on the Mustang used in the chase scene in Bullet starring Steve McQueen. At one point a male detective was explaining the importance of the car to his female partner. She said, "Boy, That's a lot to put on an old F...
by HPetrino
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: General advice for warmstarting by handcrank
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Re: General advice for warmstarting by handcrank

I forgot to actually respond to your issue. In your procedure you do not mention where you have the throttle set. I'd try different throttle settings and see if that will make warm starts easier.
by HPetrino
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: General advice for warmstarting by handcrank
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Re: General advice for warmstarting by handcrank

I'm not so sure there is a "right" approach. Each one seems to have it's own ideocracies, Mine (a '23 engine, non-starter, 12V system) seems to like it when I retard the spark, give it about half throttle, give it 2 revolutions with the switch off and the chock pulled, then switch on battery. A 1/4 ...
by HPetrino
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 to 1 gears
Replies: 10
Views: 807

Re: 4 to 1 gears

The heading is: "FS Complete Hill Climber Rear End"
by HPetrino
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 to 1 gears
Replies: 10
Views: 807

Re: 4 to 1 gears

There's a 4:1 rear end in the Classifieds - Parts right now. Near the top.
by HPetrino
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 131
Views: 6580

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

Dave, Your wife may get a chuckle out of this. I was at a local grocery store earlier today (my once every week to 10 days trip). The fellow in front of me had on a mask, as did I and the clerk. When she finished up his order and he moved on I stepped up, looked at the clerk and asked, "Who was that...
by HPetrino
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 311
Views: 19258

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

That's a really net looking rig. Why do each of them have 3 axles with one in the center? For that matter, why are the center wheels larger than the others? Seems odd to me but I suppose there was a good reason at the time.
by HPetrino
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 131
Views: 6580

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

Paul, The map you posted tells the story. Also note that the sum population of those three European countries is about 210 million while the population of the USA is at about 330 million. That's the problem with how we're fed information. It's very difficult or impossible to get things in proper per...
by HPetrino
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 131
Views: 6580

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

From our Sacramento, CA news station: During the last full week of March, the number of speeding citations issued to drivers traveling under 100 mph dropped nearly 60% statewide as compared to the same time frame last year, according to CHP statistics. However, the number of citations for exceeding ...
by HPetrino
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front spring perches
Replies: 18
Views: 952

Re: Front spring perches

I agree with what Wayne said. If it were mine, I'd rebuild the whole front axle, steering, etc. There's no telling what else you might find that needs fixing. Whoever put that assembly together had to work pretty hard at it, whether it was in ignorance or he considered getting the right parts too mu...
by HPetrino
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front spring perches
Replies: 18
Views: 952

Re: Front spring perches

Eyeball the axle. does it look corkscrewed? Something must be askew for this situation to exist.
by HPetrino
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front spring perches
Replies: 18
Views: 952

Re: Front spring perches

What makes you think both are left perches since the axle is properly tilted? I would think that two left perches would result in the left side being properly tilted and the right side being tilted forward.
by HPetrino
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Traveling Ts
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Traveling Ts

I'm not sure what it is, maybe it's the the moustaches. When I look at that third photo of the guys in Egypt I fully expect that the next photo to be another T loaded with Keystone Cops. :lol:
by HPetrino
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Ford found buried in backyard for 50 years
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: Ford found buried in backyard for 50 years

Maybe the owner is still in it. Recommend keep digging.
by HPetrino
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What could go wrong?
Replies: 1
Views: 426

Re: What could go wrong?

Your title and these photos bring to mind a guy named Murphy and his law. :)
by HPetrino
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Ruckstell Question
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Re: TT Ruckstell Question

A TT Ruckstell is still the TT worm drive rear end with the addition of an underdrive. A TT with a Ruckstell goes from slow to slower and now even slower. Like the regular T Ruckstell, it provides direct and under drive. You should try to figure out which gear set it has, low speed or high speed. IM...
by HPetrino
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T pics
Replies: 5
Views: 860

Re: T pics

Neat photos Tom. I particularly like the bottom one. That ol' Ford looks like it's been around the park few times.
by HPetrino
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Ford? (photo)
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: Early Ford? (photo)

If the sign in the upper right of the photo is an accurate indication, that's El Centro, CA. It's located about 113 miles east of San Diego just a little north of the US/Mexico boarder. I spent some time down there a few years ago. Average temperature from June thru September is above 100 deg. F., w...
by HPetrino
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Defying Gravity (photo)
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: Defying Gravity (photo)

Interesting stuff Wayne. It was the USS Macon (ZRS-5) you're thinking of. She went down in February 1935 off Point Sur, CA. I heard those "shot down by a submarine" stories when I was a kid too. I think the real story was that she got into trouble in a storm, jettisoned too much ballast and they los...
by HPetrino
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nice Day For A Swim (photo)
Replies: 12
Views: 1071

Re: Nice Day For A Swim (photo)

I'm thinking it's at the beach. They got there late the night before and set up camp in the dark. Now it's morning and the tide has come in. :lol:
by HPetrino
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: lighten flywheel
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: lighten flywheel

I'm pretty sure others can say this better and from a position of more knowledge, but the primary purpose of a flywheel is to provide harmonic balance to the engine. Without it there would be a lurch every time a cylinder fired. It smooths things out using the inertial energy of the flywheel weight....
by HPetrino
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 131
Views: 6580

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

Mack, I don't see anything wrong with a ride out either, but I doubt it's "safer actually than normal". I read a report issued by the California Highway Patrol a day or two ago reporting that incidents of people driving in excess of 100 MPH on our freeways are up significantly. Just because traffic ...
by HPetrino
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post the earliest picture of you and your T
Replies: 61
Views: 3072

Re: Post the earliest picture of you and your T

Dennis, I just had to ask. I graduated Lincoln in '66. :D
by HPetrino
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post the earliest picture of you and your T
Replies: 61
Views: 3072

Re: Post the earliest picture of you and your T

Dennis,
Which High School and what year?
by HPetrino
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post the earliest picture of you and your T
Replies: 61
Views: 3072

Re: Post the earliest picture of you and your T

From left to right - me sitting on running board, my brother standing on seat, my grandfather at the wheel, and my cousin sitting on the bed. This photo was taken on Aug. 17, 1954, my brothers 2nd birthday. The truck is pretty much the same. IMG_20180829_0009.jpg This was taken a few weeks ago. Me a...
by HPetrino
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loafing Around (photo)
Replies: 19
Views: 1439

Re: Loafing Around (photo)

My paternal grandfather owned and operated a bakery from about 1915 until retirement in 1952. In the late teens and early 20's he had a few Model T "delivery cars" used for bread delivery. I wasn't around yet, but I'm pretty sure none of them looked like the one pictured. Very cool. Thanks for posti...
by HPetrino
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: All Rigged Up (photo)
Replies: 18
Views: 1414

Re: All Rigged Up (photo)

I believe that neither of the rigs shown, the photo above or the one on the HF website, are TT's. They are regular T's with a Form-A-Truck (or equivalent) kit installed. George, Observe the drive chain. The forward drive sprocket is much smaller than the rear wheel sprocket, thus gearing it down qui...
by HPetrino
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mud Season Motoring! (photo)
Replies: 20
Views: 1510

Re: Mud Season Motoring! (photo)

I dunno where the crank is on that thing, but he's gonna get dirty if he stalls it! :lol:
by HPetrino
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Van Dorn 2-speed axle for Ford TT
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: Van Dorn 2-speed axle for Ford TT

I've never heard of them, but I love it!! Thanks' for posting. I bet that TT pulling 32 tons has a top speed of about 1.25 MPH. :lol:
by HPetrino
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 131
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Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

Scott, You are absolutely correct. Not only are there a lot of "jerks" running loose out there, I fear some who are worse than just jerks will view this whole situation as an opportunity. My son is a law enforcement officer in a neighboring county. Some of the stories he tells about encounters with ...
by HPetrino
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 131
Views: 6580

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

Lot's of baloney floating around out there. Our county sheriff has publicly stated that the governors "stay home" order lacks specificity and therefore his department will be unable to enforce it. Meanwhile, the city police department has started stopping people, asking, "Where are you going?", then...
by HPetrino
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 131
Views: 6580

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

Costco adopted a new hours policy. On Tuesdays and Thursdays they are open 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM for seniors (over 60) only. It started today. I headed out about 7:30 thinking I'd pickup a few things we need. I arrived in front of the parking lot at about 7:45 AM. The place looked like an ant hill. I di...
by HPetrino
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 131
Views: 6580

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

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by HPetrino
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 23 TT project
Replies: 22
Views: 901

Re: My 23 TT project

Scott, My TT is an '18 based on some evidence including a 1917-'18 patent plate, a '15-'16 steering column, short running boards, rear end clamshell beads, short rear chassis cross member, etc. However, it has a '23 engine. I registered it in about 2002, after it being off the books since 1941 (lice...
by HPetrino
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 23 TT project
Replies: 22
Views: 901

Re: My 23 TT project

These latest photos would indicate that it is a later TT. The longer chassis rear cross member with 2 holes on each side, the absence of the bead on the clam shells and the oil plug on the top of the rear end cap (early units didn't have this) all indicate a later truck. This all makes me curious ab...