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by Bobbbenner
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: KIDS AND CARS
Replies: 46
Views: 2351

Re: KIDS AND CARS

Hank and I
by Bobbbenner
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Memories
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Memories

Yesterday I set up the TT to sell produce off the back. Almost immediately an older fellow was looking at it with wistfulness almost tears. I began a conversation with him and found the source of his emotions was a vision of his grandfather selling “produce on one side and fruits on the other” off o...
by Bobbbenner
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: CAR SHOW SPECTATOR DAMAGE
Replies: 25
Views: 1923

Re: CAR SHOW SPECTATOR DAMAGE

I’m going to my first car meet today! Have no idea what it will be like. My friend and often accountant, invited me after seeing me driving around our parking lot, then stopping in to see what I was working on. He has a Cadillac convertible that is in perfect shape as it was brought back to showcase...
by Bobbbenner
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in September?
Replies: 81
Views: 4450

Re: What have you done with your T in September?

Slowly the vision appears.
by Bobbbenner
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Headlight thimble socket
Replies: 11
Views: 607

Re: Headlight thimble socket

I got the light apart and after some half hour of persuasion, freed the thimble from its time glue. It took another twenty minutes to release the crushed terminal. Shined up the silver parabola and put it back together. The lights work again! Ordered new thimbles and retaining spring for a rainy day...
by Bobbbenner
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Headlight thimble socket
Replies: 11
Views: 607

Re: Headlight thimble socket

Thanks Dan.
by Bobbbenner
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Headlight thimble socket
Replies: 11
Views: 607

Headlight thimble socket

Any advice on replacement of a headlight thimble socket? One of the contacts is pushed in and not spring loaded. How do I get the thimble socket out to replace?
by Bobbbenner
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT ruckstell truck question
Replies: 9
Views: 535

Re: TT ruckstell truck question

Thank you Tom! Last night we took off the shift lock and cleaned up all the parts, reassembled with grease and voila, It shifted from low ruckstell to high just fine. Probably hadn’t been looked at in fifty years! Parts were seized, rusty, and in need of care. A little TLC and it shifts again. I mus...
by Bobbbenner
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 5231

Re: What have you done to your T in August

Each day a little closer.
by Bobbbenner
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 5231

Re: What have you done to your T in August

Literally piece by piece!
by Bobbbenner
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wearing straw hats
Replies: 24
Views: 1867

Re: Wearing straw hats

I generally wear an Amish style light straw hat in the sun and while driving my TT. I will be getting some of those clips as I increase my speeds. (Rocky mountain brakes will be added soon). My favorite straw hats were hand made by an Amish lady named Emmy Lapp in Myersville Pa. She measured my head...
by Bobbbenner
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 5231

Re: What have you done to your T in August

She’s coming along. Grandson is coming to the farm this week, we’re going to attack the wheels!
by Bobbbenner
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Show us your TT
Replies: 63
Views: 2858

Re: Show us your TT

I just love the look! So classic...
by Bobbbenner
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Show us your TT
Replies: 63
Views: 2858

Re: Show us your TT

My truck has been out of commission for a month now. :( Seems the belt kept coming off. Turns out that the bottom pulley was loose and with the help of Tom Pilz and an extra one he had at his place, we got the TT ready for a test. Trouble is that I had taken the radiator to a shop to have some crack...
by Bobbbenner
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Parking brake modification
Replies: 1
Views: 371

Parking brake modification

Has anyone ever bent the parking brake lever in a dog leg to add more foot space?
by Bobbbenner
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Insurance: does anyone use Grundy?
Replies: 8
Views: 820

Insurance: does anyone use Grundy?

Getting paperwork together to put the TT on the road. Grundy seems to have the best rate. How is their service? Other companies better? What coverage do you carry? What should I look out for? Thanks
by Bobbbenner
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Seeing what’s under time grime?
Replies: 2
Views: 524

Seeing what’s under time grime?

What do you use to clean up the grime from years of use or sitting? Sand blasting? Dos and don’t. Chemical sprays that wash off? Elbow grease? Intricate parts? Solvent baths? We’ve got the TT running pretty good, it’s now time to work on the cab, truck bed, wooden wheels, check out the bearings, add...
by Bobbbenner
Mon May 27, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ‘Fatman’ wheel?
Replies: 8
Views: 877

‘Fatman’ wheel?

Any information about my wheel?
And is there a key that locks it?
Seems there it is a key slot in picture number one with the arrow.
by Bobbbenner
Sat May 25, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Radiator cap?s
Replies: 13
Views: 979

Re: Radiator cap?s

What’s a fliptop?
by Bobbbenner
Sat May 25, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What are these called? Available?
Replies: 8
Views: 1356

What are these called? Available?

Below find two pictures of interior metal work on either side of the cab on the floor. What are they called where can I get them. They are in a model TT
by Bobbbenner
Sat May 25, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Radiator cap?s
Replies: 13
Views: 979

Radiator cap?s

Below find pictures of the gull wing radiator cap and fix. The threaded radiator top cylinder is cracked and until I solder it again, (it was repaired at least once), this will have to do. I tried to epoxy a brass strip around the opening but the Apoxsee did not hold. This has worked but the wings a...
by Bobbbenner
Sat May 25, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New member one month
Replies: 7
Views: 834

New member one month

A shot of the TT with sheep in the Background, and temporary fencing for goat yoga today! Welcome to my world, yes people do yoga on the grass little little baby goat kids jumping on them! You can’t make this stuff up.
by Bobbbenner
Sat May 25, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What are you doing with your "T" in May
Replies: 107
Views: 8113

Re: What are you doing with your "T" in May

Over the past month we’ve found all kinds of fixes for the TT. The last was the rod that connects the choke control in the cab with the carburetor. Seems when the carburetor was replaced with a Holley G, the rod was connected to the top arm and not only would not “choke” the carburetor but also woul...
by Bobbbenner
Sat May 25, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Starting fluid. Yes or no
Replies: 24
Views: 2283

Re: Starting fluid. Yes or no

A note about this post. Over the past month we’ve found all kinds of fixes for the TT. The last was the rod that connects the choke control in the cab with the carburetor. Seems when the carburetor was replaced with a Holley G, the rod was connected to the top arm and not only would not “choke” the ...
by Bobbbenner
Mon May 13, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What are you doing with your "T" in May
Replies: 107
Views: 8113

Re: What are you doing with your "T" in May

Recently figured out how to tighten the fan belt as it has been jumping off the lower pulley. (Hope that will fix that problem). Made a exhaust bolt retainer and installed it, should work. Found out where all the oil was coming out. Seems the bendix retainer bolts had let go and somehow cracked open...
by Bobbbenner
Mon May 13, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magnet for metal residue capture
Replies: 8
Views: 1000

Magnet for metal residue capture

I was thinking of putting a rare earth magnet on the transmission cover to grab metal fillings etc. I’m thinking the metal would adhere to the plate/cover and could be easily wiped and cleaned. Anyone tried something like that? We’ve been working up a TT and recently found the two bolts holding the ...
by Bobbbenner
Fri May 10, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Muffler pack nut loose
Replies: 21
Views: 1550

Re: Muffler pack nut loose

It is 3061L Exhaust pack nut locking clamp, not 306IL Exhaust pack nut locking clamp. oops
by Bobbbenner
Fri May 10, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Muffler pack nut loose
Replies: 21
Views: 1550

Muffler pack nut loose

I have tightened the nut holding the muffler to the engine, the threads seem to be fine but when the TT runs it vibrates,loosens and eventually unscrews. There was a part in the 2015 catalogue, (thanks Tom) 306IL Exhaust pack nut locking clamp that is not online it seems. What have you done to keep ...
by Bobbbenner
Thu May 09, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lubricants, what do you use?
Replies: 21
Views: 1583

Lubricants, what do you use?

Somewhere on this forum I read a variety of opinions of what lubricants to use in the engine, gears, ruckstell etc.
What do you use and what should I shy away from? Thanks, Bob
by Bobbbenner
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Yahoo! It’s purring like a (very loud) cat
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Yahoo! It’s purring like a (very loud) cat

A week or so I posted that I was looking for a mentor on Long Island. I’ve been lucky to have met and worked with Tom Pilz and troubleshooted a bunch of problems with my TT. I am happy to say that yesterday we got it to run around the farms parking area in all it’s glory! Over hours of work we figur...
by Bobbbenner
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Starting fluid. Yes or no
Replies: 24
Views: 2283

Re: Starting fluid. Yes or no

Last night, thanks to Tom Pilz’s help, we got the truck to start, without any starting fluid! Seems the #3 coil wasn’t making good contact in the ‘box’. Add to the list of ‘things to do ‘.
Thanks Tom!
by Bobbbenner
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What’s this?
Replies: 6
Views: 1088

Re: What’s this?

I have the mysterious switch and the switch on the dash. What positions should they be in to start the truck?
by Bobbbenner
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Starting fluid. Yes or no
Replies: 24
Views: 2283

Starting fluid. Yes or no

As the seller of my new TT. He used a lot of starting fluid. I’ve always heard that starting fluid is not good for use in the engines because it dries out the cylinder walls and can Score them. I realize that a finely tuned machine should not need that help but so far we’ve not been able to get the ...
by Bobbbenner
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What’s this?
Replies: 6
Views: 1088

What’s this?

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This object is on the face of the coil box. If you zoom in the name on it is “the defender “.
Anyone know what it does ? It has three positions for the key.
by Bobbbenner
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Getting more legroom
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Re: Getting more legroom

It has the fat man steering wheel.
by Bobbbenner
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Getting more legroom
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Getting more legroom

I just bought a TT that is a blank canvas as far as a cab, seat position truck bed etc. I have a farm on LI dating back to 1751 and run a couple of pre 53 ford tractors on it. We primarily are an agritourism Farm (yesterday 1300 people showed up for egg hunts). We produce our own food, only raising ...
by Bobbbenner
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New owner on LI of TT looking for mentors
Replies: 10
Views: 1001

Re: New owner on LI of TT looking for mentors

Just that it adds a two speed option.
by Bobbbenner
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New owner on LI of TT looking for mentors
Replies: 10
Views: 1001

Re: New owner on LI of TT looking for mentors

I added a couple of pictures to my gallery
by Bobbbenner
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New owner on LI of TT looking for mentors
Replies: 10
Views: 1001

New owner on LI of TT looking for mentors

I just bought a 1924 model TT. I am looking for someone to come and walk me through the possibilities of this truck. I figure that experience will save me time and trouble. Any one out there? I live in East Setauket.