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by HPetrino
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: For the Record - An Objection
Replies: 18
Views: 1122

For the Record - An Objection

The OT thread about the recent election has been removed. I have just read and re-read the Forum Rules. I could find nothing in those rules that would warrant removing that thread. Just because one person didn't like the fact that it had political content is not sufficient reason to stifle civil, le...
by HPetrino
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 71
Views: 3152

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

One of my favorites, "Three square meals a day" goes back to the British navy over 200 years ago. At that time sailors were served their meals aboard ship on square wooden plates. You can figure out the rest.....
by HPetrino
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Survey on Hassler shocks
Replies: 35
Views: 1332

Re: Survey on Hassler shocks

I've seen photos of Hasslers on the front axle of a TT. Made me laugh. TT rear springs are so stiff that, when empty, it rides like a bronco. Hasslers on the front are pretty much irrelevant. :D
by HPetrino
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 71
Views: 3152

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

Rich,

The origin of the expression ‘pipe down’ is nautical. Whistled signals are given to crews via a boatswain’s pipe, with one of those signals meaning “time to go below decks and retire for the evening,” or “be quiet as it’s time for bed.” This has been used since the late 16th century.
by HPetrino
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Another White for Rich Eagle
Replies: 9
Views: 500

Re: Another White for Rich Eagle

Rich,

I dunno much about Whitebird Pass, but the modern version of that road has about 7 miles of 7% grade. Yeah, that old White had power, but even more importantly it musta had some really good brakes!!
by HPetrino
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Snow in Detroit got me thinking like...
Replies: 14
Views: 1072

Re: Snow in Detroit got me thinking like...

Particularly impressive is the safety equipment! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by HPetrino
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 71
Views: 3152

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

When one of us kids did something that warranted a scolding, my grandmother could deliver a thorough one. Once she finished, she'd say, "There now!". We all knew that seemed to close the subject and life could resume.
by HPetrino
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: December 1, 1913
Replies: 6
Views: 731

December 1, 1913

I've read that it was on this date that Ford launched the first moving assembly line, thus reducing the production time for a Model T from 12 hours to 2.5 hours. This, IMHO, was a most significant change that altered a lot more than the time it took to build a car.
by HPetrino
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T EMF
Replies: 6
Views: 942

Re: Model T EMF

Thank you both for your responses! I feel better about it now.
by HPetrino
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T EMF
Replies: 6
Views: 942

Model T EMF

Last week i went in for a cardiac stress test. The nurse hooked me up to all the sensors and looked at my EKG. Stress test cancelled. Turned out I have an arrhythmia. The upper chambers of my heart were working fine The lower chambers were beating on every other signal, pulse 38 bpm. Ignition proble...
by HPetrino
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Places we used to eat on the road.
Replies: 22
Views: 1525

Re: Places we used to eat on the road.

Norm,

I very well remember the Big Orange. I hadn't thought about them for years. Thanks for reminding me!
by HPetrino
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: I Fear We're All Out of Date
Replies: 13
Views: 737

I Fear We're All Out of Date

Occasionally on Saturday mornings while I'm at my desk doing stuff I'll put on Hopalong Cassidy. There is a cable channel here that plays 2 of his early 1950's TV episodes then 1 of his movies every Saturday morning. I enjoy the simple "good guy always wins" theme. It's a short, pleasant break from ...
by HPetrino
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How big of a job to change a TT high speed gear?
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: How big of a job to change a TT high speed gear?

There's no doubt about the fact that it's a lot of work. The unit is heavy and it takes some wrestling with. However, it's not really that complicated. The only special tool you'd need (as far as I can remember) is a bearing sleeve puller for the outer axle bearing sleeves at the hubs, and that's no...
by HPetrino
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is your best memory with your T?
Replies: 16
Views: 791

Re: What is your best memory with your T?

When I was 10 or 11 years old my grandfather put me in the drivers seat of the TT, set the brake lever at "neutral" and told be to push down on the pedal when he said to. We were picking up full fruit boxes that were in stacks in the orchard. Grandpa and my older cousin (who was big enough to lift t...
by HPetrino
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What name have you given your T
Replies: 44
Views: 1370

Re: What name have you given your T

I haven't owned my '18 TT for 74 years, but it's been in the family 74 years. My grandfather acquired it in 1946. It went to my uncle in 1965. I took custody in 2000. So, I sort of consider it's been part of my life since I was born in 1947. I don't really have a name for it, but Grandpa called it h...
by HPetrino
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Source for reverse thread axle nut
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Re: Source for reverse thread axle nut

I think Chaffins has what you want.

http://chaffinsgarage.com/catalog.pdf

Look on Page 37.
by HPetrino
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do to your T, January 1, 2100
Replies: 6
Views: 463

Re: What did you do to your T, January 1, 2100

The end of the 21st century is nearly 80 years away. To gauge the changes that could occur by then, look back 80 years. In 1940 many T's were still on the road as regular drivers. The technology of television was in it's infancy development stage. Although WWII was well under way in Europe and Asia,...
by HPetrino
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Those roads we used to travel
Replies: 18
Views: 932

Re: Those roads we used to travel

Great photos! Thanks for posting them. I agree with Tim. They're beautiful, but I think the reality was harsh. I also see vivid illustrations in them that explain why having a car (or truck) that would go 90 MPH wasn't important. Us TT guys are always talking about how to get our trucks to go faster...
by HPetrino
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 813
Views: 105256

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

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by HPetrino
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP It runs for about a mile and dies(Frontenac Touring head worth)
Replies: 32
Views: 1623

Re: HELP It runs for about a mile and dies

I disagree with Phillip. The bowl will be full. The problem is insufficient gas flow to keep up with what's being burned. Once it stops running the bowl will slowly fill. Ed is on the right track. Ditch the filter. Also, look for other restrictions in your gas flow. Check the sediment bulb screen, p...
by HPetrino
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY U.S. MARINES !!!
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY U.S. MARINES !!!

My father-in-law was a Marine. He enlisted in 1946 at the age of 16. He made it to boot camp, but they figured out he had lied about his age and sent him home telling him, "Come back next year with a note from your parents". One year later he went back with the note. He was awarded a Bronze Star for...
by HPetrino
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT with or without Warford?
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: TT with or without Warford?

Assuming your Warford has an overdrive, it is necessary if you want to keep up in traffic. Without the Warford, your TT will probably not get to 30 MPH even with the high speed rear end gears. With the high speed rear end and a Warford overdrive it'll probably move along comfortably at a little over...
by HPetrino
Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What was the Model TT rear diff advantage?
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: What was the Model TT rear diff advantage?

In a stock set-up you're not likely to win any races, but you can't hardly destroy the thing either. It was used for a specific purpose and fulfilled that purpose quit well. Putting a TT rear end in a speedster strikes me as oxymoronic.
by HPetrino
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Scammers Everywhere
Replies: 9
Views: 656

Scammers Everywhere

This morning our house phone rang at 8:21 A.M. The caller ID said it was "Modesto, CA" and showed a correct 209 area code with a phone number. I answered it. The caller (a mechanical voice) said, "This is Amazon. We have detected potentially fraudulent activity on you account. If you did not recentl...
by HPetrino
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mohawk Auxiliary Transmission
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: Mohawk Auxiliary Transmission

I've never actually seen a Mohawk transmission but I'm guessing it has a standard "H" pattern.

R 3
H
1 2

At least that's the pattern on my similar Muncie.
by HPetrino
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mohawk Auxiliary Transmission
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: Mohawk Auxiliary Transmission

Does it look like this:
Mohawk.jpg
by HPetrino
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Switch work
Replies: 22
Views: 1240

Re: Switch work

"Someone had been inside before. Perhaps Me." Hahaha. Yup. Maybe so. That's how it goes past a certain age. :lol:
by HPetrino
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another TT Question.
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Another TT Question.

I know for a fact that my '18 TT has the early 2 spider gear rear end because I've had it apart. My grandfather used this truck from 1946 until 1963 as his orchard truck. During the fruit season we'd load it with 90 or more fruit boxes that were 40 pounds each (plus the weight of the empty box). Tha...
by HPetrino
Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do you have a TT made December 10, 1925, or later?
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Re: Do you have a TT made December 10, 1925, or later?

OMG Brent!! Your truck has the wrong engine!!!! Furthermore, there must be another one out there somewhere with the same problem!!! :lol: :lol:
by HPetrino
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alternate History Question: No Model T?
Replies: 15
Views: 646

Re: Alternate History Question: No Model T?

Things would have played out pretty much as they did, only with different names and slightly different dates. I think history marches onward and there's little we can do to change it. Had the Wright brothers not flown at Kitty Hawk there were several others ready to go, in fact one or two claimed to...
by HPetrino
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T in a Disney cartoon
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: Model T in a Disney cartoon

Thanks for posting this! The very thought of Donald Duck cranking a T that won't start makes me smile.
by HPetrino
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the best way to start a T?
Replies: 11
Views: 605

Re: What is the best way to start a T?

David D.,
That's one of my favorites too!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by HPetrino
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo Model T pulls a threshing machine More photos
Replies: 18
Views: 1223

Re: Old Photo Model T pulls a threshing machine

The second I looked at this photo I wondered the same thing. What's the hitch is attached to?
by HPetrino
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Tires & Wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: TT Tires & Wheels

It has been my unsubstantiated belief that early stock TT's were equipped with "solid" rubber tires. Pneumatic tires were, I believe, an upgrade which later became stock equipment. Over the years most of these trucks were equipped with wheels and tires suited to the users needs and pocketbook. What ...
by HPetrino
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Spring Question
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: Front Spring Question

I'm not really sure, but i THINK the eight leaf spring is for 1926-27 T's and the nine leaf is a TT spring.

Hopefully someone who knows for sure will chime in.
by HPetrino
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accidental aging of new wiring harness.
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: Accidental aging of new wiring harness.

Chris,

Over the years there have been a few discussions on this forum about how to achieve the desired patina on new body parts. I believe you have found the correct answer. Wait. :lol:
by HPetrino
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 1796

Re: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?

Wayne, Do you remember the old guy with the large old truck, probably an early to mid-1920's model, who sold produce to restaurants in downtown San Jose? If I remember the story correctly, he started with the truck new as a young man. I remember seeing him and the truck in the 1950's and early 1960'...
by HPetrino
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 1796

Re: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?

I acquired my '18 TT in about 2002. It still had it's last license plate, 1941. It was part of the ranch equipment included when my grandfather purchased a ranch in Santa Clara, CA in 1946. I'm assuming it was on the road until sometime in 1941, then relegated to ranch life where it spent the rest o...
by HPetrino
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What other Dumb thing did you do today?
Replies: 21
Views: 1118

Re: What other Dumb thing did you do today?

We all have our share of these stories. Just yesterday I put toothpaste on the hairbrush.

Gene,
Isn't it totally amazing how far a little oil will go? :lol: :lol:
by HPetrino
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 71
Views: 3152

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

Pardon me. My above post should be addressed to Rich.
by HPetrino
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 71
Views: 3152

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

Burger,

I imagine readers under 40 or 50 don't really know what getting something caught in a ringer actually means. :lol: :lol: :lol:

When I was a kid my mother got her arm caught in ours. She managed to pull the plug with her other hand. Scary.
by HPetrino
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to forum & Model T
Replies: 11
Views: 564

Re: New to forum & Model T

As they say, welcome to the affliction! Lot's of good information the links provided above. If you're mechanically inclined, which you say you are, don't over think it. It's a T. Compared to modern cars it's very simple. If it has fuel, spark and air it'll run. You should post any questions on this ...
by HPetrino
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model TT Rear Leaf Springs ... How many Leaves?
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: Model TT Rear Leaf Springs ... How many Leaves?

Rich,

When I took mine apart one of the little top leaves was broken and the other was missing altogether. I don't see how there can be much flex at the top of the stack. It's hard (at least hard for me) to understand why they are so commonly found broken.
by HPetrino
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 71
Views: 3152

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

My 23 year old grandson has a girlfriend who feeds him regularly. It reminds me of, "The way to a mans heart is through his stomach."
by HPetrino
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cotter pins tips
Replies: 23
Views: 1342

Re: Cotter pins tips

I don't think the cotter pin guy at the Ford factory removed very many cotter pins. :lol:
by HPetrino
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Boat Trailer Axle Guidance Please
Replies: 9
Views: 647

Re: Boat Trailer Axle Guidance Please

Well, my learning curve has been vertical on this. I found in my file the Trailer Buddy Axles by UFP service pamphlet that has a diagram and detailed instructions on greasing the hub and bearings. So, after reading that a few times and watching a few videos I got busy. The first thing to do is tap t...
by HPetrino
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 71
Views: 3152

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

He's older than Methuselah.

She's no spring chicken.

He's tighter than a frogs butt, and that's water tight.
by HPetrino
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model TT Rear Leaf Springs ... How many Leaves?
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: Model TT Rear Leaf Springs ... How many Leaves?

You have the correct number of leaves. Nine on each side is what Ford put in the TT's. No two should be the same length. The top one is very short. The bottom one goes from the anchor bolt to the hanger assembly at the perch. Somewhere in the middle there should be a spring clamp. Yes, they are very...
by HPetrino
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: head bolts
Replies: 17
Views: 893

Re: head bolts

Dennis, I did a little looking around on this. As near as I can tell the 3 1/4" bolts are "stock" for a high head T. I suppose you could get away with a longer bolt, but I really don't think it's necessary. I would imagine the vast majority of T engines our there are using this length and doing just...
by HPetrino
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: head bolts
Replies: 17
Views: 893

Re: head bolts

Good advice above. I'd be sure to clean the holes thoroughly. I used an ice pick (or similar instrument) to loosen any crud in the bottom, then held my shop vac over the hole while blowing compressed air into it. A couple of times and the hole should be pretty well cleaned out. (It was amazing how m...
by HPetrino
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A birthday today.
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: A birthday today.

I thought this thread would be about the fact that on this date in 1908 Ford introduced the Model T.

Jimmy Carter is indeed a real gentleman. We could certainly use some of his soft spoken civility and honesty today. Happy Birthday to a truly fine man!!
by HPetrino
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 1910 will not start!
Replies: 13
Views: 589

Re: My 1910 will not start!

I agree with Mark's comment. Also, have you checked to be sure there's gas getting to the carb?
by HPetrino
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flying Model T
Replies: 23
Views: 1558

Re: Flying Model T

Greg,

What you say is true, but not very many of them actually flew. :lol: :lol:
by HPetrino
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Boat Trailer Axle Guidance Please
Replies: 9
Views: 647

Re: Boat Trailer Axle Guidance Please

Thanks fellers. That helps.
by HPetrino
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Boat Trailer Axle Guidance Please
Replies: 9
Views: 647

Boat Trailer Axle Guidance Please

I have a 2006 boat and trailer, which I purchased new. Everything seems to be working fine right now, but being the old poop that I am I've been thinking. What maintenance should I be doing on the axle hubs? I seem to remember that the axle is a "Trailer Buddy Axle by LIFP", but I'm not sure. Anybod...
by HPetrino
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What car is this?
Replies: 18
Views: 1037

Re: What car is this?

Dang. It sounds more like a means to make a bomb than start an engine.
by HPetrino
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What car is this?
Replies: 18
Views: 1037

Re: What car is this?

Dang guys. How hard can this be? I've already eliminated 62 possibilities. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Of course, I personally have no idea what it is.
by HPetrino
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this radiator junk? 300 for a radiator???
Replies: 40
Views: 1391

Re: Is this radiator junk? 300 for a radiator???

I realize that, Rich. He's not building a street rod. My comment was intended to address fit when using a '17 T hood.
by HPetrino
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this radiator junk? 300 for a radiator???
Replies: 40
Views: 1391

Re: Is this radiator junk? 300 for a radiator???

Would it fit? Well, maybe. Note that in all the catalog items shown above the years they fit are listed as 1917-27. Stock T radiators are different for 1917-23 and 1923-27. I don't see how it could work for both with all other components being stock.
by HPetrino
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What car is this?
Replies: 18
Views: 1037

Re: What car is this?

I tried to cheat and searched the Prest O Starter. I found this list of cars that were planning to use them:
Self-Starter-Car-List-Jan.-4-1912-p30.jpg
by HPetrino
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help--How to Clean Radiator
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: Need help--How to Clean Radiator

If it hasn't been run in 61 years I'd also pull the head and clean both the block and the head at the same time.
by HPetrino
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT update
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Re: TT update

Where did you find a new trailer like that with 6 volt brakes?
by HPetrino
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old (1920) photo - Parts salad T's started early
Replies: 7
Views: 593

Re: Old (1920) photo - Parts salad T's started early

Mark, Your "Parts Salad" reference is spot on for a Model T. I believe, more than any other car then or now (at least that I know of), the Model T offered a unique opportunity to mix and match. Nearly every time something new was introduced it had to match the existing situation, meaning it had to b...
by HPetrino
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T TT truck 6 speed
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: Model T TT truck 6 speed

Well, in any event it's a good thing the hill is a short climb. He's only going to get as far as the gas in the carburetor will take him. At that angle even with a full tank I think it's uphill from the tank to the carb. :lol:
by HPetrino
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T TT truck 6 speed
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: Model T TT truck 6 speed

I can tell you, not very fast. My TT has a Muncie. It provides 3 forward gears, a reverse and a neutral. All told, that gives me 7 forward speed combinations and 5 reverse combinations. It's also important to know that I have the low speed rear end gears. In Ford high Muncie overdrive I can get to 3...
by HPetrino
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 463
Views: 48384

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

I'm not so sure White's were used in San Jose, but the body set-up was pretty much identical and they were green, not red. If I remember correctly they were manned by a 3 man crew. 1 guy was the driver and the other 2 hauled the garbage as I described above. I never noticed if they rotated positions...
by HPetrino
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 463
Views: 48384

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

When I was a kid in San Jose, CA during the 1950's garbage trucks like this one were in use. The garbage men had large aluminum cans, maybe 50 or 60 gallon capacity, with a large shoulder hook. They'd come down the driveway to the back yard, put down the big can, empty our 2 regular size garbage can...
by HPetrino
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood Spoke Removal
Replies: 11
Views: 663

Re: Wood Spoke Removal

BFH, huh. It took me a while to understand what that acronym means. It reminds me of a TV news special aired many years ago. A very attractive young female reporter was following this guy on a tour of a nuclear reactor plant and hanging on every word he said, asking lots of questions along the way. ...
by HPetrino
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MODEL TT truck Early Late DRIVE SHAFT Comparison rear end splines
Replies: 4
Views: 402

Re: MODEL TT truck Early Late DRIVE SHAFT Comparison rear end splines

Thanks for the reply Steven. I suppose there are some secrets these old girls are just not going to give up. I've read most of the posts on this forum about TT rear ends, including the discussions about the numbers on the clamshells. My theory is that Ford began production of the TT intending to ser...
by HPetrino
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MODEL TT truck Early Late DRIVE SHAFT Comparison rear end splines
Replies: 4
Views: 402

Re: MODEL TT truck Early Late DRIVE SHAFT Comparison rear end splines

[Steven, I have a few comments/questions: 1. I didn't know there was any difference in the TT drive shaft from 1918 through 1927. My '18 TT has the beaded clamshell housings and it's equipped with the differential shaft and 2 differential pinion gears. The "later" TT's had a differential spider and ...
by HPetrino
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heads up on the same old scam
Replies: 16
Views: 1146

Re: Heads up on the same old scam

OK Steve, I'll bite. What's the significance of Tuesday March 19, 1957 at 4:32 PM?
by HPetrino
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heads up on the same old scam
Replies: 16
Views: 1146

Re: Heads up on the same old scam

Guys like this have always been around. All that's changed is the technology. 35 or 40 years ago I was Director of Facilities and Operations in an elementary school district here in CA Central Valley. I was there for 7 years. One item we used a lot of was F40 CW Fluorescent light tubes. Every spring...
by HPetrino
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter is coming. High of 60 next week.
Replies: 14
Views: 873

Re: Winter is coming. High of 60 next week.

The forecast for Modesto (CA Central Valley) is 103 deg. F. tomorrow then two days of 109 deg. F. The only thing that makes it tolerable is the fact that we're already into September and soon things will cool off. Of course, this is really bad news for the firefighters fighting a number of fires nea...
by HPetrino
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 71
Views: 3152

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

Many of our sayings and comments don't really mean, literally, what we think they mean. George Carlin did a whole routine on this. I can only remember one that he talked about. He said, "Take the term 'legally drunk'. If he's 'legally drunk' what's the #$&%ing problem?"
by HPetrino
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Car Stinks!
Replies: 15
Views: 1369

Re: Car Stinks!

In the early 1300's a fellow named William of Occam postulated that the simple answer tends to be the correct answer to a problem. This is now called Occam's Razor: Occam's razor, Ockham's razor, Ocham's razor (Latin: novacula Occami) or law of parsimony (Latin: lex parsimoniae) is the problem-solvi...
by HPetrino
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: For All Eternity
Replies: 21
Views: 1153

Re: For All Eternity

I had an Acura TL, 2004 if I remember correctly. A headlight bulb burned out. Per the manufacturers published instructions the only way to change that #@%&@ bulb was to first remove the entire front bumper cover, then dig your way in from there.
by HPetrino
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tt atake bed
Replies: 9
Views: 663

Re: tt atake bed

Often the "wood foundation" of a TT stake side bed consists of two pieces of heavy lumber that are laid on the chassis in a non-parallel manner. The forward end of these two pieces rests on the top of the chassis rail just behind the cab. the mid-rear of these pieces rest on top of the rear chassis ...
by HPetrino
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: adding choke rod inside of body 1917 touring with starter
Replies: 12
Views: 710

Re: adding choke rod inside of body 1917 touring with starter

My '18 TT engine had been replaced with a '23 engine. Whoever did it installed a solenoid on the firewall for the starter, low and to the left of the steering column. In order to be able to reach the solenoid button and choke at the same time a piece of bailing wire was used as a choke rod. A hole w...
by HPetrino
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speaking of cranking !
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: Speaking of cranking !

Really hard to tell, but upon enlarging it somewhat I'm thinking it's a spring loaded accessory. Wind up the spring, then release it to turn the engine over.

Of course, pure guess......
by HPetrino
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Wool gathering on road rage
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: Wool gathering on road rage

It's an interesting thought Rich. I've also noticed that "angry" look. Unfortunately, the most angry looking vehicles seem to be driven by drivers with matching personalities.
by HPetrino
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ad-on brakes
Replies: 38
Views: 1775

Re: Ad-on brakes

Mark S., Thank you for your post. The fact of anchor location and braking capabilities is difficult to explain (at least for me and I've tried) and you did so with ease. I have period Bennetts on my TT. The bands are anchored at the midpoint and they work great in both directions. I think all too of...
by HPetrino
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ad-on brakes
Replies: 38
Views: 1775

Re: Ad-on brakes

I'm not positive, but I'm pretty sure the TT brake drums are larger in diameter as well as width, so I seriously doubt a set of outside TT brakes can reasonably be adapted to a touting car. There were (are) a variety of outside brakes out there. They are all similar, but each is a little different. ...
by HPetrino
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wiring a 1925 TT without an ignition switch
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Wiring a 1925 TT without an ignition switch

It's been a number of years, but when I finally got the engine back in my TT, the radiator installed, fuel hooked up, and wiring put back together I started cranking (no starter). I cranked, cranked and cranked some more. I couldn't get it to even pop. The only "shortcut" I used was a large 6V flash...
by HPetrino
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts Illegal?
Replies: 33
Views: 2323

Re: Model Ts Illegal?

Of course none of us can say with certainty what the future will bring. I do think that in the future there will be fewer and fewer roads on which it's safe to drive a T. Some roads already have "minimum" speed limits as well as maximum speed limits, and those minimum speeds are beyond the reach of ...
by HPetrino
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s going on here?
Replies: 13
Views: 1415

Re: What’s going on here?

They were following lemmings and failed to notice where things were headed.
by HPetrino
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trucks
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Re: Trucks

I love these old photos. They give us an interesting and valuable insight into the past, which usually explains a lot of what's going on in modern times. The "Phone 23" in the bottom photo tells a whole story all by itself.
by HPetrino
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell axle question
Replies: 8
Views: 989

Re: Ruckstell axle question

In simple terms, a Ruckstell does not give you more speed. They provide 2 gears, direct drive and under drive. The low gear provided is not as low as Ford low, so it's useful when you're climbing a hill but don't need the benefit of a really low gear, just a little boost.
by HPetrino
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 463
Views: 48384

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

*...1933 if that helps.*

I need a proof reader.....
by HPetrino
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 463
Views: 48384

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

The Caterpillar Fifteen it's haling was manufactured during 1928-1933f that helps.
by HPetrino
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T tool at the flea market
Replies: 6
Views: 977

Re: T tool at the flea market

Just out of curiosity why did Ford use two piece valves in the first place? It sure seems that one piece units would have been easier to make, easier to install and cheaper all the way around.
by HPetrino
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 463
Views: 48384

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Rich, I do believe you've nailed it. Thanks!
by HPetrino
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 463
Views: 48384

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Burger, Doggone it! Why did yo have to ask what make is the sedan on the hook? I probably spent 2 hours online scrolling through photos of old cars. You'd think it would be fairly easy to identify. The windshield and the radiator cover are very distinctive. Also, although blurry, when I enlarge the ...
by HPetrino
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reproduced my 1915 California license plates. What do you think? ...Picture.
Replies: 10
Views: 1541

Re: Reproduced my 1915 California license plates. What do you think? ...Picture.

Nice work!! Every time I see old CA plates it makes me think of the two red 1914 plates my grandfather used in the 1940's, '50's and early '60's to scrape apricots off the drying trays. They each had a piece of wood screwed to the upper holes so you could use them without cutting your hands. Being m...
by HPetrino
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: trouble in River City.
Replies: 13
Views: 1665

Re: trouble in River City.

I dunno how long you've been married Bud. My wife and I are coming up on 47 years. In those many years I've learned a little (very little). I'm sure in the same situation I would have said the same thing you did, but later I would have realized that a much better answer would have been, "Yes dear, a...
by HPetrino
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is it a T?
Replies: 14
Views: 1682

Re: Is it a T?

The radius rod and the transmission pan say yes, it's a T. I wonder how she got in and out of that thing in those clothes?
by HPetrino
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Color for my 1910 Touring
Replies: 14
Views: 1745

Re: Color for my 1910 Touring

I like your green/black plan. Paint it and enjoy it!!!

Dang Darel. You bought it 73 years ago? You're almost the original owner. :lol: :lol:
by HPetrino
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Making Spokes
Replies: 7
Views: 1059

Making Spokes

I had a 1959 episode of "Tombstone Territory" on the TV. In one sequence Lee Van Cleef was making spokes for a carriage or a wagon or whatever. They were long spokes being fashioned out of a piece of wood that looked to be about 2" X 2" X 24". What was interesting was the lathe he was using. It look...
by HPetrino
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Under bed spare tire carrier
Replies: 14
Views: 1519

Re: Under bed spare tire carrier

When I started working on my TT I found a spare tire and rim (30 X 3 1/2 which matched none of the other wheels, was flat and the rubber as hard as a rock) wedged up under the bed on top of the rear chassis cross member. I dunno if there's room on your truck to do this, but if there is you might con...
by HPetrino
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flushing the block
Replies: 12
Views: 1395

Re: Flushing the block

I agree with John K. In addition to using air to blow it out I used my shop vac and also vacuumed it out. Even when I thought I had it all out, changing direction of the air flow produced even more crud.