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Making progress on the TT

Post by Corvette Guy » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:52 am

I'm still waiting for the Amish Wheel guy to get my wheel finished. It's taken longer than expected.

I got the bed put on and I'm going to round up some stake pockets and make a stake bed.

I got the floor boards put in. I'm going have to change the angle of the front floor board to get a little more pedal extension.

I'm getting better at crank starting it, I got it started on the 3rd pull the other day. That is a world record.

Next is the seat, windshield, walls and roof of the cab......
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Re: Making progress on the TT

Post by Scott_Conger » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:01 am

Good for you

a word of caution: ensure that the slope of the floorboard is not so steep as to limit the natural full travel of low pedal and brake (and reverse), and that the slots in the floor board will not limit same. IE, if pedals hit floorboard necessitating tightening the bands too much to activate in a short throw, then the bands may drag and at best will make crank starting harder and at worst will cause overheating and potential drum/transmission damage.

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Re: Making progress on the TT

Post by HPetrino » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:35 pm

How come only one wheel? Was it damaged?

Looking very good!!


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Re: Making progress on the TT

Post by Corvette Guy » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:51 pm

Ya, I'm going to have to modify / change the angle of the front floor board to get a little more pedal extension.

Those are sold rear tires and the felloe was loose on one of the rims. The wheel guy thought that the felloe rotted on the bottom part of the wheel where it was parked for a number of years. He was going to make new / steam bend up an new felloe for me. Said he broke off a spoke tenon or two in the process.


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Re: Making progress on the TT

Post by Dallas Landers » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:06 pm

Scott, its looking good. I see you have extra room built in the cab behind the tank for your long legs. Good idea. Mine is not made for tall people. Steeringwheel to back of cab is not great. My belly is not huge but putting a backrest in my cab will be a challenge not to be up against the wheel. Getting the floorboard around the peddles is a challenge with no pattern. Been there, redone that.


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Re: Making progress on the TT

Post by Corvette Guy » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:05 pm

Dallas,

Ya, after sitting in yours I wanted to make mine a little larger in both width and length. Heck, I don't think I could even drive your little pickup with my 6'3" 230 lb frame.....

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Re: Making progress on the TT

Post by Mark Nunn » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:26 am

Scott, when I made new floorboards for my '26 Runabout I measured the angle of the floorboard supports in the body. It measured exactly 30 degrees. I don't know for certain but I suspect that TT floorboards would have the same angle since pedal geometry is the same.
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Re: Making progress on the TT

Post by Corvette Guy » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:16 am

Mark Nunn wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:26 am
Scott, when I made new floorboards for my '26 Runabout I measured the angle of the floorboard supports in the body. It measured exactly 30 degrees. I don't know for certain but I suspect that TT floorboards would have the same angle since pedal geometry is the same.

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Initially, I wasn't sure of the angle as as I eyeballed it and found that it was too much. Now that I'm inside and after doing a little math / trigonometry I found I had 7" of rise and 10" of run which gave me a 35 degree angle (too much). Next go round 'm shooting for 6" of rise and 10" of run, which would give me 30 degrees. Too funny...

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Re: Making progress on the TT

Post by Mark Nunn » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:57 pm

30 degrees and a 10" run has a rise of close to 5 3/4".

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Re: Making progress on the TT

Post by RustyFords » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:37 pm

Looking good Scott.

You and Dallas make me want a TT....and I know where there's a brilliant one with a gorgeous bed on it. My wife would kill me if another old car followed me home though.
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Re: Making progress on the TT

Post by Dallas Landers » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:11 pm

Better to ask forgiveness than permission Don!

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Re: Making progress on the TT

Post by RustyFords » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:17 pm

Dallas Landers wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:11 pm
Better to ask forgiveness than permission Don!
True. She is a very forgiving sort.....have to be to put up with the absent-minded professor all these years. :geek:

Although I'm asking myself why I'd need another slow-moving, 100 year old vehicle.
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Re: Making progress on the TT

Post by Dallas Landers » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:28 pm

Why? To have fun and poison the minds of others that cant believe that it runs and its drivable anywhere.

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Re: Making progress on the TT

Post by RustyFords » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:03 pm

Dallas Landers wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:28 pm
Why? To have fun and poison the minds of others that cant believe that it runs and its drivable anywhere.
:D :D :D
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Re: Making progress on the TT

Post by Duey_C » Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:44 am

Itchin' for more Scott.
Ya, these T's can be a bit snug for us taller guys.
Looks great!
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Re: Making progress on the TT

Post by RustyFords » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:30 am

Duey_C wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:44 am
Itchin' for more Scott.
Ya, these T's can be a bit snug for us taller guys.
So true. My future son-in-law was here the other day. He's 5' 7" and skinny. My daughter is 5' 2" and also thin.

They wanted to take the T around the block a few times. Both of them hopped up in the T easy as pie....they fit in that front seat together with lots of room and he wasn't cramped behind the wheel at all.

I couldn't help but think that it was people of this size for whom the T's were designed.

I'm 6' and although I've been heavy for a while, I'm the rapidly shrinking man with my new way of eating. However, even when I'm back to my military weight (170), I think I'll still be a bit cramped behind the wheel of a T.
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