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by hpetrino
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Garage Exhaust Hose
Replies: 24
Views: 1205

Re: Garage Exhaust Hose

Dave,

Thanks for posting your comment. That's exactly the kind of thing I'm talking about. Sometimes I'm flabbergasted at things folks try. Kinda scary.
by hpetrino
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Garage Exhaust Hose
Replies: 24
Views: 1205

Re: Garage Exhaust Hose

Your concern about unintended ignition is a valid concern. Rich exhaust is combustible. I personally would never use something (like a shop vac) that's not rated for combustibles in the application being discussed here. Way too much can go wrong.
by hpetrino
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Garage Exhaust Hose
Replies: 24
Views: 1205

Re: Garage Exhaust Hose

Lot's of good points here. We built a bus repair facility once years ago. We installed an exhaust evacuation system that included a fan at the building wall which basically pulled a vacuum on the hose system. This prevented any exhaust gas from escaping into the room. Also a part of the system was a...
by hpetrino
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 45
Views: 885

Re: Memory

It's interesting to read this thread and reflect on missed opportunities to ask questions when folks now long gone were still here. I was extremely fortunate with both of my grandfathers. I spent a lot of time with each of them when I was a kid. They had one identical habit. After dinner each liked ...
by hpetrino
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT truck photo
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: TT truck photo

Very neat photo!! Plastering and Stucco contractor, crew on break, and the nearly finished house. There are a zillion houses like that, what's called "pre-war", where I grew up in San Jose, CA. No two alike on any street. Each was designed and built independently. Those houses were probably worth un...
by hpetrino
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Poster location is gone
Replies: 19
Views: 880

Re: Poster location is gone

THANK YOU! A small thing but very much appreciated.
by hpetrino
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The spark plug controversy
Replies: 26
Views: 857

Re: The spark plug controversy

Steve,

You have very articulately described the reasons I am NOT on Facebook.
by hpetrino
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turlock, CA Swap Meet
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Turlock, CA Swap Meet

Based on what I could find: The Turlock, CA swap meet is coming up soon, Jan. 25 & 26, 2020. Hours Saturday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM, and Sunday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Admission Saturday is $10 and Sunday $5.00. Their website doesn't say how much to park. I can't go this year as my wife and I have other plans....
by hpetrino
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Poster location is gone
Replies: 19
Views: 880

Re: Poster location is gone

Interesting and useful when someone needed help with something. It made it easy to estimate whether they are 30 or 3,000 miles away.
by hpetrino
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo-An Auto polo Team
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: Old Photo-An Auto polo Team

Cool photo. Thanks for posting!

Given their propensity to do dangerous things, I wonder how many of those guys made it past age 40, or even 30 for that matter? :?:
by hpetrino
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T brakes - what are these?
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: T brakes - what are these?

I'm not sure, but the center band anchor makes me think possibly they're Bennett Brakes.
by hpetrino
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 7:00 AM Dec. 29 on History Channel
Replies: 0
Views: 283

7:00 AM Dec. 29 on History Channel

For those interested the History Channel is running (right now) The Cars That Made America" in 3 parts. It runs until noon today (at least here in the west). In Part 1 there has been a lot of footage on Henry Ford, the Dodge brothers, Walter Chrysler, etc.
by hpetrino
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Day after Christmas
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: The Day after Christmas

The day after Christmas is a special day for me. It's the one day between Christmas and my birthday! :lol: :lol:
by hpetrino
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early TT
Replies: 12
Views: 806

Re: Early TT

I started working when I was 8, and it included a TT (the same one I have now). I wanted to earn money for a BB gun (God forbid in modern times), so I went to my grandfathers ranch. He took me out to the orchard in the TT, handed me a 32 quart fruit bucket, pointed to over-ripe fruit that had fallen...
by hpetrino
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spiral Tube Radiator.
Replies: 6
Views: 640

Re: Spiral Tube Radiator.

Interesting item. I wonder why they marketed it as for a TT when, as we all know, if it fit a TT it would fit a regular T. Also interesting is that they marketed a "Type B" for 1917-21 trucks (obviously low radiator models) and a "Type A" for 1913-16 models. Somebody was confused. Thanks for posting...
by hpetrino
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in December?
Replies: 56
Views: 3068

Re: What have you done to your Model T in December?

Hank,

Very sad to hear of your wife's mishap. I wish her a quick and complete recovery.

Work on your T first, then do the dishes.
by hpetrino
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Your thoughts please.
Replies: 37
Views: 1284

Re: Your thoughts please.

I know this won't really help, but I am reminded of an old Ford F-250 I had about 45 years ago. It had a 4 speed granny behind a 390. The starter worked about 30% of the time, so I'd always park it on a hill. I'd just jump in, turn the key on, pit it in 2nd or 3rd gear, hold the clutch in, and relea...
by hpetrino
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T in Los Angeles
Replies: 16
Views: 1252

Re: Model T in Los Angeles

Cool. The two guys in the car, if I'm not mistaken, are Buster Keaton and Fatty Arbuckle. I imagine the third guy is you??
by hpetrino
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?
Replies: 40
Views: 1765

Re: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?

This is all very interesting. Given what we know about Henry Ford's frugality, it would seem to me that when starter cars were introduced in 1919 he would use the same flywheel for all, simply installing the ring gear on starter equipped cars and not on non-starter cars. I'm having trouble discernin...
by hpetrino
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photos: Model T’s Including a Bus
Replies: 10
Views: 730

Re: Old Photos: Model T’s Including a Bus

The bus is interesting. Looks really long. I imagine it's one of the period Model T truck kits, not a TT. Hard to tell for sure, but the wheels look like they have 5 lugs.

Thanks for posting. Period photos are always fun!
by hpetrino
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hood shelf clip replacement help needed.
Replies: 23
Views: 686

Re: Hood shelf clip replacement help needed.

oops. You did say "brass". Sorry.
by hpetrino
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hood shelf clip replacement help needed.
Replies: 23
Views: 686

Re: Hood shelf clip replacement help needed.

Is it a TT? They have their own longer clips.
by hpetrino
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21" tires for a driver
Replies: 21
Views: 1117

Re: 21" tires for a driver

"The best way is always the simplest. The attics of the world are cluttered up with complicated failures. Henry Ford Don’t find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain. Henry Ford" Very true, Dan. William of Ockham (1285-1347/49) stated a principle referred to as Ockham's Razor that, in modern te...
by hpetrino
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This Day In History - December 1, 1913
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: This Day In History - December 1, 1913

We are in complete agreement. It was Fall 1913. :lol:
by hpetrino
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This Day In History - December 1, 1913
Replies: 5
Views: 464

This Day In History - December 1, 1913

I've read that it was on this day Henry Ford introduced the moving assembly line, which improved production time for a T from over 12 hours to around 2.5 hours.
by hpetrino
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Converting a Ford to a Truckford - video
Replies: 13
Views: 767

Re: Converting a Ford to a Truckford - video

Interesting question Rob. The June 7, 1921 the price of a T chassis (no starter) was $345.00. At the same time a TT chassis was $495.00. So, did the kits cost $150.00 or more installed? Of course there would be other things to take into consideration, like speed and load capacity. Also, converting a...
by hpetrino
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Converting a Ford to a Truckford - video
Replies: 13
Views: 767

Re: Converting a Ford to a Truckford - video

Eric,
I don't know the precise reduction, but I bet a race with a stock TT, although boring, would be a photo finish. :lol:
by hpetrino
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pads around spark plugs
Replies: 12
Views: 1108

Re: Pads around spark plugs

I think Mark has hit the nail on the head. Of course, if not seeing it makes you feel better...…...
by hpetrino
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Later year replacement parts
Replies: 9
Views: 602

Re: Later year replacement parts

This works both ways. My '18 TT has a '15-'16 steering column, which I'm sure is original to the truck. As has been discussed before, Ford would introduce changes but use up what was on the shelf before using the new part. My steering column is a perfect example.
by hpetrino
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photos - stripping a wrecked 1914 T
Replies: 18
Views: 1313

Re: Old photos - stripping a wrecked 1914 T

This photo shows my grandfather(standing on the hill) and my uncle (with the sledge hammer) breaking up a T. Judging from my uncles apparent age I'd say it was taken in around 1943. They were probably breaking up an old hulk for a WWII scrap metal drive.
Petrino013.jpg
by hpetrino
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Differential w/Ruckstell - Are There Felt Seals?
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: TT Differential w/Ruckstell - Are There Felt Seals?

I am absolutely NOT SURE about this, but it seems I've read that the inner oil seal on a TT Ruckstell (Ruckstell side) is absent. Hopefully, someone who knows for sure will weigh in.
by hpetrino
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving on "Battery"
Replies: 14
Views: 1041

Re: Driving on "Battery"

You didn't say what year T you have and if it's equipped with a generator. If it has an operational generator (or alternator for that matter) all you need to do is put the switch n the "BATT" position. If it does not have a generator, be sure you keep the battery your using charged. When I first got...
by hpetrino
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model TT Rear Brake Question
Replies: 14
Views: 627

Re: Model TT Rear Brake Question

You had me for a minute Burger. Hahahaha. Reminds me of the story about the snail and the tortoise who decided to have a race. They agreed to meet at the race track at 8:00 A.M. on Monday. So, on Monday morning the flag went down and they were off! Suddenly, Wednesday morning around 10:00, as they w...
by hpetrino
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model TT Rear Brake Question
Replies: 14
Views: 627

Re: Model TT Rear Brake Question

Let's see if we can sort this out. 1. I don't think it's possible to nail down the exact year of a TT rear end. The views shown in your photos would be the same for years 1918-27. If there's a bead on the clam shell at the axle tube opening you could identify it as an early unit, if not a later unit...
by hpetrino
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT truck top speed
Replies: 14
Views: 886

Re: TT truck top speed

There are many possibilities to make a TT go faster. I've seen them with high speed rear end gears and two auxiliary transmissions capable of 60+ MPH. I'm pretty much with Tom. Anything much over 30 MPH is too fast for a TT. Mine has low speed rear end gears and a 3 speed Muncie. High/high gets me u...
by hpetrino
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 30 X 3 1/2 Rim - Free to Good Hoome
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: 30 X 3 1/2 Rim - Free to Good Hoome

Mine is an '18 used as an orchard truck on my grandfather's ranch.
by hpetrino
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Out west power outages, some advice
Replies: 55
Views: 2142

Re: Out west power outages, some advice

That's it in a nutshell, Michael.
by hpetrino
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 30 X 3 1/2 Rim - Free to Good Hoome
Replies: 2
Views: 325

30 X 3 1/2 Rim - Free to Good Hoome

I have a 30 X 3 1/2 rim that's goes to the first person who will pick it up. It was stored between the underside of the bed and the rear cross member of my TT for who knows how many years. What's interesting is the fact that it fit neither the front 21" wheels nor the 20" rears. Who knows??? I'm loc...
by hpetrino
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Is this a TT ring gear?
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: Is this a TT ring gear?

It's certainly not a TT ring gear. I do not know what it is, but that last photo makes me suspect it came out of some sort of pump.

Pure guess.....
by hpetrino
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Please help identify these cars
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: OT - Please help identify these cars

#2 is, I think, a '37 Chevrolet.
by hpetrino
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Out west power outages, some advice
Replies: 55
Views: 2142

Re: Out west power outages, some advice

Wayne, I agree that having the state take things over is a bad idea, but the concept of a MUD may be the best choice. Obviously, a "for profit" privately held company doesn't work. The state is screwed up beyond description, and therefore not a viable choice. The concept of breaking PG&E up into a n...
by hpetrino
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Out west power outages, some advice
Replies: 55
Views: 2142

Re: Out west power outages, some advice

You are totally correct Scott. However, there's one important point you overlooked. The fires you're talking about were started by natural causes (usually lightening). The fires we're dealing with now are caused by human negligence. Yes, we should allow nature to find its balance, but PG&E should pr...
by hpetrino
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Out west power outages, some advice
Replies: 55
Views: 2142

Re: Out west power outages, some advice

The combined effects of what Scott and what Wayne posted are the heart of the problem, but I think it's important to embellish Wayne's comment a little. The specific "corporate practice" that is so egregious and has caused so much damage is the taking of disproportionate profits and paying HUGE uppe...
by hpetrino
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New accessory item, GUESS
Replies: 43
Views: 2254

Re: New accessory item, GUESS

I know what it is. It's a 3 in 1 pump It pumps water, fuel and oil. I get the prize, right? :lol: :lol: :lol:
by hpetrino
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT worm drive ratio
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: TT worm drive ratio

What Jeff says about the bead on the clam shell at the axle tube indicating an early rear end is true. However, from my experience most TT rear ends have the low speed gears, regardless of the date of manufacture. I can't give you a percentage, but certainly less than 50% of TT rear ends have high s...
by hpetrino
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - model T Bus
Replies: 13
Views: 884

Re: Old Photo - model T Bus

Gene, I'm thinking the engines are just stock T engines/planetary transmissions. It's possible there's am auxiliary transmission in them. In any event, remember that the rear end (even the so-called high speed gear set) has a pretty low ratio. Speed in the day was not perceived the same way we see i...
by hpetrino
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - model T Bus
Replies: 13
Views: 884

Re: Old Photo - model T Bus

Thanks for the photos. I love seeing TT's in the various uses they are capable of. In the upper photo you can't see the undercarriage at all. In the lower one it appears that there are no auxiliary brake rods (hard to tell with certainty). All that weight and only the transmission brake? Scary. :lol:
by hpetrino
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hershey 2019 Photos
Replies: 78
Views: 7298

Re: Hershey 2019 Photos

Steve, Thank you for posting the photos. The one of the green 1928 Chrysler caught my eye. It looked familiar, so I did a little digging through some old photos and found this one. It was taken in around 1929 or 1930. From left to right are my mother Alma, my uncle Louie, my grandparents lifelong fr...
by hpetrino
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone want to venture a guess on what this axle is for?
Replies: 9
Views: 695

Re: Anyone want to venture a guess on what this axle is for?

I've never had one apart, but does a Ruckstell use a shorter axle on one side?
by hpetrino
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 0 To 60 or 60 To 0. That Is The Question
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: 0 To 60 or 60 To 0. That Is The Question

I greatly fear you are correct. My 22 year old grandson has a theory. He says, half in humor and half not so much, that we have reached the end of the Darwin road. We are now as smart (as a specie) as we're gong to be. It's all down hill from here. We will slowly "de-evolve". One fact that he uses t...
by hpetrino
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 0 To 60 or 60 To 0. That Is The Question
Replies: 8
Views: 507

0 To 60 or 60 To 0. That Is The Question

While I'm not interested in buying one, VW has an interesting TV ad running. It says, "Most people want to know how fast their car will go from 0 to 60. Isn't it more important to know how fast your car will go from 60 to 0?" Certainly, this is a much more meaningful question, one that I think Henry...
by hpetrino
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Memories
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Re: Memories

A while back I took the TT to a local rock/brick/soil type of supply place. I wanted a half cubic yard of mulch. I went into the office, paid for what I wanted then moved the truck where they told me to for loading. The kid on the loader looked at It in total disbelief. He then looked at me and aske...
by hpetrino
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Specs??
Replies: 7
Views: 449

Re: Engine Specs??

I am NOT a machinist by any measure, but I have a question. The specs listed in both Mac's and Lang's indicate a cylinder bore as 6.752" long but neither include the stroke in the data. Why? Isn't that a useful bit of information?
by hpetrino
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood block between 21 body and frame
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Wood block between 21 body and frame

Just a thought -

When I took my '18 TT apart I discovered that the radiator (which should have been a low radiator) had been replaced with a high one. Nothing lined up. Of course I replaced it with the correct radiator, but at the time my learning curve was steep.
by hpetrino
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Weight of bare chassis
Replies: 13
Views: 846

Re: Weight of bare chassis

So, what John should have asked for is the weight of the frame since the chassis is obviously much heavier due to having more components than a frame I think …..

Oh wait. I have something else to do! 8-)
by hpetrino
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Totally Unbelievable
Replies: 9
Views: 1565

Re: Totally Unbelievable

Rich,

That's exactly what's so frustrating. If you're going to write a non-fiction book you have an obligation to exercise due diligence and make it accurate. Regardless of what's true, many who read what is written believe it.
by hpetrino
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Totally Unbelievable
Replies: 9
Views: 1565

Totally Unbelievable

This afternoon my wife and I spent a little time browsing in a large nearby book store. I was thumbing through a book that was titled along the lines of Major Inventions and Things That Changed the World", or at least something like that. Anyhow, I came to a page which contained a photo of a man sit...
by hpetrino
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1913-1920 Fuel Tank Assembly (Round)***
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: ***1913-1920 Fuel Tank Assembly (Round)***

Nice work!!

I really do not know about this with any certainty, but it seems like I remember that there are interior baffles. Maybe someone who knows better than I can weigh in....
by hpetrino
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lowest priced new Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 996

Re: Lowest priced new Model T

Things were different in the day Dennis. My uncle was born in Aug. 1927. My grandfather (his dad) didn't have the money to pay the hospital bill. He went to the hospital business office and cut a deal. He paid the bill with the equivalent value in dried prunes. The most interesting part of the story...
by hpetrino
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lowest priced new Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 996

Re: Lowest priced new Model T

Well, according to the price sheet posted by Dave H., you could buy a running chassis for $225.00. I'm thinking that was the lowest priced new Model T.
by hpetrino
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Air Cooled Engine Question
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: Air Cooled Engine Question

Interesting. Thanks for the replies!
by hpetrino
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Air Cooled Engine Question
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Air Cooled Engine Question

I've always wondered about this. In a liquid cooled engine typically the temperature is controlled by either a thermostat or, in a thermosyphon system, the temperature of the coolant increasing or decreasing the flow. The results are the engine typically runs at a pretty consistent temperature once ...
by hpetrino
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Interesting Auction
Replies: 1
Views: 438

Another Interesting Auction

Check this out. There are 3 T's and a bunch of other interesting stuff. I have no affiliation....

https://bid.aumannauctions.com/m/view-a ... /id/21881/
by hpetrino
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Daytime Running Lights
Replies: 12
Views: 1062

Re: Daytime Running Lights

FWIW-
Here in Califunny I believe it's actually illegal to drive with only your "parking lights" on, day or night. You can always drive with headlights on, but not just parking lights.
by hpetrino
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ideal crankshaft radius?
Replies: 7
Views: 688

Re: Ideal crankshaft radius?

Chris,

I was thinking exactly the same thing as you, 2".
by hpetrino
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KIDS AND CARS
Replies: 46
Views: 2641

Re: KIDS AND CARS

The only difference between them and us is that we're older! :lol:
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by hpetrino
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whuzzit??
Replies: 3
Views: 512

Re: Whuzzit??

Your pull starter explanation may very well be correct. I was thinking it could be a mounting for an outside magneto, maybe marketed as an easier fix to a failed magneto than pulling the engine. Pure guess.
by hpetrino
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell axle
Replies: 7
Views: 532

Re: Ruckstell axle

Alternative theory:

Could it be that your Ruckstell is "standard" width and your front axle is a wide track?
by hpetrino
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: brake pedal movement
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re: brake pedal movement

It all depends on the auxiliary brakes you have. What you say is true regarding repop Rockies which, unlike the original Rockies, have the band anchored at its end. I use a set of Bennetts, which have the bands anchored at the center. With them I get equal braking when moving forward or backward. I ...
by hpetrino
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: brake pedal movement
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re: brake pedal movement

You can increase the travel of the point of connection by lengthening the tab. The longer it is the more distance it will move with the same amount of pedal movement. Having said that, I'm going to offer a little free advice. There are some of us, including me, who believe it's a mistake to have the...
by hpetrino
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is This For A Model T?
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: Is This For A Model T?

Wayne,

Years ago I too used that Spanish work to describe things I couldn't identify. I got a few funny looks from people who speak Spanish, so I stopped using it. I still do not know the literal translation.
by hpetrino
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering box wood block
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: Steering box wood block

Preston,

One more comment: Your profile says you have a T and a TT. If you're working on the TT you need to know that the steering block on a TT is not the same as the one on a T.
by hpetrino
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering box wood block
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: Steering box wood block

Just for the sake of comparison, click on the link below and scroll down to page 116. You can buy one for $2.50 plus tax and shipping.

http://chaffinsgarage.com/catalog.pdf
by hpetrino
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Allen Schurman Auction Ridgefield Wa
Replies: 21
Views: 1235

Re: Allen Schurman Auction Ridgefield Wa

I can't help you figure out how to see it on your phone, but the Antique Car and Truck Parts auction, in the Auction Info. section says "Pickup for ALL on September 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th at 9AM-4PM"
by hpetrino
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Allen Schurman Auction Ridgefield Wa
Replies: 21
Views: 1235

Re: Allen Schurman Auction Ridgefield Wa

Check out the link below. It'll take you to the Shurman Antique Car and Truck parts Collection auction, which ends Sept. 22. How is it possible to accumulate so much stuff in one lifetime? https://bid.aumannauctions.com/m/view-auctions/catalog/id/21905/?page=1&view=list&sale=undefined&cat=489&catm=a...
by hpetrino
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Allen Schurman Auction Ridgefield Wa
Replies: 21
Views: 1235

Re: Allen Schurman Auction Ridgefield Wa

I scrolled through some of the older auctions. Some good buys, but boy oh boy. Some of that old junk sure brought in some big money!
by hpetrino
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Allen Schurman Auction Ridgefield Wa
Replies: 21
Views: 1235

Re: Allen Schurman Auction Ridgefield Wa

Keith,

Click on the link posted by Mark, then click on "Auctions" in the upper left corner, then in the drop down menu click on "Completed Auctions". It will show you completed auctions. You must open the catalogue and scroll through it to see results for any given item.
by hpetrino
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Belt Install
Replies: 22
Views: 1065

Re: Seat Belt Install

I'm with Russ and David on this. Seat belts in a T are a bad idea. There are a million variables, but let it suffice to say that a T does not behave like a modern car in a collision or roll-over.
by hpetrino
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Allen Schurman Auction Ridgefield Wa
Replies: 21
Views: 1235

Re: Allen Schurman Auction Ridgefield Wa

Yeah, too much stuff is right. When I was a kid my grandfather used a Caterpillar Two Ton to tend his orchard. There was one in the first group, but it needed a lot of work. My son just bought 10 acres and I told him I was gonna try for the old Cat in the auction. He looked at me like I had two head...
by hpetrino
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Allen Schurman Auction Ridgefield Wa
Replies: 21
Views: 1235

Re: Allen Schurman Auction Ridgefield Wa

Mark,

It's interesting that you posted this link. I've been watching stuff at the Aumann site for a while and intended to post it but you beat me to it. LOTS of neat rusty old stuff to look at and maybe bid on.
by hpetrino
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rather biased.
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: Rather biased.

My TT is an '18, so I'd like to call it Black Beauty, but I can't. When it was new the hood and fenders as well as the wood cab were painted in a two-tone blue and green that was popular at the time. Now, 101 years later there's not much of the original paint left, black, blue or green. the blue and...
by hpetrino
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More TT brakes
Replies: 15
Views: 695

Re: More TT brakes

Take a look at page 35 of the catalog in this link. There will be differences from one brand to another, but the pictures will give you a visual of what a complete set looks like.

http://chaffinsgarage.com/catalog.pdf
by hpetrino
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More TT brakes
Replies: 15
Views: 695

Re: More TT brakes

It's not possible for me to determine exactly what brand of auxiliary brakes you have from the photos you've posted. I suggest you examine what you have carefully and see if you can figure it out. Once you know what you have then start looking for the correct pedal and equalizer. It also may turn ou...
by hpetrino
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More TT brakes
Replies: 15
Views: 695

Re: More TT brakes

Rod, I suppose the answer to your question is yes, BUT that's not what I think you really want. Typically, what we TT owners like to see is: 1. The stock ford brake lever operate the emergency/parking brake by applying the shoes inside the drum. These are the ones that are missing in your truck. 2. ...
by hpetrino
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model TT id?
Replies: 33
Views: 1314

Re: Model TT id?

Thanks for posting the additional pictures! I don't think I've encountered Pikes Peak brakes before. Very cool. They are similar to Bennetts in that the band is anchored at the rear center.

This truck would make a great project. Lots to work with.
by hpetrino
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More TT brakes
Replies: 15
Views: 695

Re: More TT brakes

I can't help but wonder if this lever set-up was an early version of accommodating a handicapped driver. Maybe he/she couldn't operate the right pedal.

Anyhow, a thought to consider.
by hpetrino
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT rear end question....
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: TT rear end question....

There are internal differences too. The early units have a pinion shaft and 2 pinion gears. The later units have a pinion spider and 4 pinion gears. In each the differential housing is machined accordingly. Another obvious internal difference is low speed gears vs. high speed gears. However, I have ...
by hpetrino
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT rear end question....
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: TT rear end question....

I have wondered the same thing too. I have not been able to find a definitive answer as to when the "bead" was discontinued, but it certainly dates it as an early unit. Mine has the numbers 6315 stamped into the top rear of each clamshell, another total mystery. Like the beads disappearance, the rea...
by hpetrino
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model TT id?
Replies: 33
Views: 1314

Re: Model TT id?

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 ...
by hpetrino
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More TT brakes
Replies: 15
Views: 695

Re: More TT brakes

It's not easy to tell for sure, but I THINK what you have is: 1. A stock transmission brake. 2. A stock parking/emergency brake (front part - I know the shoes aren't there). 3. An auxiliary brake system that's been "customized" to be activated with the home made lever. IMHO you should probably: 1. R...
by hpetrino
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT rear tire options
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: TT rear tire options

You didn't say what size you want, but you might start looking here:

https://www.lucasclassictires.com/searc ... rds=600X20
by hpetrino
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I need a change on my TT
Replies: 10
Views: 769

Re: I need a change on my TT

It's not a rear mounted auxiliary transmission, but my TT has a Muncie. It provides under, direct, over and reverse. I have a low speed set of rear end gears and a less than perfect stock engine which in planetary high Muncie over I can coax up to about 33 MPH. With a high speed set of rear end gear...
by hpetrino
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT brakes
Replies: 18
Views: 878

Re: TT brakes

"..., What exterior band braking system is best?" Bar room brawls and started over such questions. :lol: I think the real answer lies in how you plan to use your TT. There are a number of brands out there, but most have the band anchored in one of two places, either it's anchored at the end of the b...
by hpetrino
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MODEL TT Truck RUCKSTELL Rear End disassembly assembly pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: MODEL TT Truck RUCKSTELL Rear End disassembly assembly pictures

Great photos Steven! Thanks for posting them. I'm sure they will be helpful. Background: Your photos show a Differential Spider (Part # 1033B) and 4 Differential Pinion Gears (Part # 1032), which are indicative of a later TT. The earlier TT's had a Differential Pinion Shaft (Part # 1033) and 2 Diffe...
by hpetrino
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT brakes
Replies: 18
Views: 878

Re: TT brakes

Rod,

You asked about the tuition for the Model T 101 course. You'll find that scrapped knuckles, a little swearing, a lot of patience, and as much money as you can spend will do it. :lol:
by hpetrino
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1917 model T ambulances....
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: 1917 model T ambulances....

There's an army command you don't hear much any more, the sergeant yelling, "READY----PULL!!!!". I sure wouldn't want to be the poor doughboy who's T didn't start. :lol:
by hpetrino
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT brakes
Replies: 18
Views: 878

Re: TT brakes

You're mostly correct. Right pedal is the brake. Center pedal is reverse. But the left pedal has three functions: All the way down is low. All the way up is high. Half way between is the so called "neutral". This "neutral" is also achieved with the hand brake lever pulled half way back or all the wa...
by hpetrino
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT brakes
Replies: 18
Views: 878

Re: TT brakes

Rod, A regular stock T and TT (this part is the same on both) has a planetary transmission. This gizmo does several things: 1. It provides a low speed using a drum and band. 2. It provides a high speed using a clutch. 3. It provides a reverse using a drum and band. 4. It provides a brake using a dru...
by hpetrino
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT brakes
Replies: 18
Views: 878

Re: TT brakes

Wayne, Your opinion may vary from prevailing opinions. but it does not vary from mine. Not only do I not like the idea of operating "outside" brakes AND the Ford planetary transmission brake from a pedal, some engineers in the day seemed agree with us. My TT has Bennett outside brakes. The set comes...