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Model TT id?

Post by mywheels » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:12 pm

Good morning!
I recently acquired a Model TT and am trying to identify the year it was made. From the little information I've found on these trucks, it seems to be a 1925 or 1926? Where can I go to find more detailed change breakdowns for each year?

To be honest, I purchased this truck in a large lot of Model T parts and will be selling everything I don't need. Thank you for your time.
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Re: Model TT id?

Post by mywheels » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:15 pm

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Re: Model TT id?

Post by George House » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:41 pm

It’s somewhere between a late ‘25 (wide tranny pedals) and mid production year ‘27 ( (rectangular dash switch) .Engine serial number ??
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Re: Model TT id?

Post by Dallas Landers » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:54 pm

I would say 25 if fenders are original. No lip for apron.


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Post by Dallas Landers » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:55 pm

I see them now. Never mind.


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Re: Model TT id?

Post by DHort » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:27 pm

Looks like 26-27 engine, but front axle looks 25 or earlier.


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Re: Model TT id?

Post by hpetrino » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:35 pm

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 of folks who read this forum would be very interested in. If you decide to sell them I hope you'll give the MTFCA Forum readers a chance to make an offer.


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Re: Model TT id?

Post by wayne sheldon » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:56 pm

Interesting truck! Probably a '26. Auxiliary transmission, maybe an overdrive? Uncut rear end under a spliced/lengthened frame! Long truck with a couple nice accessories (including those brakes!). Well worth restoring.

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Re: Model TT id?

Post by A Whiteman » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:28 pm

I believe that trucks used 'old style' (1925) guards right through production. They did not use the updated car style fenders. Henry thought why waste the stock on hand for an old truck?

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Re: Model TT id?

Post by JunkyJud » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:52 pm

It is a late ‘26-‘27 cab. The windshield adjustment brackets are straight instead of angled like the earlier models.
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Re: Model TT id?

Post by mywheels » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:16 am

Thank you all for your observations! I'll get a picture of the engine serial number tomorrow. I'm more familiar with Model AA's so there are a few things I didn't realize weren't factory on the TT. I too agree that the truck is in restorable condition, but have a large project list. If I do decide to sell this one, I'll give you all the first opportunity.

Question: The TT trucks used T wheels up front right? I've heard talk of clincher wheels? Which wheels would be appropriate?
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Re: Model TT id?

Post by wayne sheldon » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:32 am

TT trucks in the USA used the same front wheels as the T car, except, maybe for the wire wheels used on some '26/'27 cars. Some trucks manufactured in Canada, especially some exported to Australia and New Zealand were offered with much heavier front wheels that are basically the same (except for the hubs and bearings!) as the TT rear wheels.
Even for the cars, 30X 3 1/2 clincher wheels with demountable rims were available through to the end of production in mid '27. Even non-demountable wheels with clincher tires were available through most of '26 and '27. There is still some debate on the details of those. Records indicate the non-demountable wheels stopped being offered at some point, and that only certain styles of non-demountable wheels were used (believe it of not, there were more than one style of those wheels). Records also say that some of the older style options were not available on the closed car body styles. However, era photographic evidence strongly indicates otherwise, and that earlier style wheels were being sold on cars (both open and closed bodies) until the end of production. Not that most of that is of any real importance to your truck. But just for general information and frame of reference.
TT trucks near the end of production usually got the 21 inch "balloon" tire wheel option along with the heavier 20 inch rear wheels and tires. Generally, both front and rear were demountable.


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Re: Model TT id?

Post by Burger in Spokane » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:24 am

Where are you located ? That sage brush country looks mighty familiar !
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