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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: 9
Views: 481

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: 922

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: 830

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: 902

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: 410

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: 772

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: 648

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.
by HPetrino
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was camping.
Replies: 7
Views: 465

Re: This was camping.

Make the a "Hooverville".
by HPetrino
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was camping.
Replies: 7
Views: 465

Re: This was camping.

Herb,
I'm not sure. but I don't think they're camping. It looks more to me like a "Hoverville" of the depression.
by HPetrino
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home town
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Home town

I dunno how many Turlock's there are in the USA, but I'm thinking not many. The second and fourth photos were taken just south of Modesto (where I live) in Turlock, CA I bet.

Thanks for posting!
by HPetrino
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Waaahoo, got my TT title and plate today..... (now with a pict)
Replies: 13
Views: 602

Re: Waaahoo, got my TT title and plate today..... (now with a pict)

Why do you even need a windshield at 20 MPH? :lol: :lol: :lol: Congrats on getting your title. When I did mine here in CA I didn't even have a Bill of Sale. It had been my grandfathers truck, then my uncle had it and I got it from my uncle in about 2002. It hadn't been licensed since 1941. I was abl...
by HPetrino
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July ?
Replies: 69
Views: 4224

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

Neal,' My TT was my grandfathers from 1946 until his passing in 1965. It was his ranch truck, used for all manner of work. He always called it his "Baby Lincoln". It is my unsubstantiated belief that "Baby Lincoln" was a term originally applied to the Model A when it came out because folks thought i...
by HPetrino
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: July 23, 1903
Replies: 3
Views: 302

July 23, 1903

I just read in MSN's "Today in History" that on this date Ford Motor Company sold it's first automobile, a Model A, to a fellow named Ernest Pfenning of Chicago. And so it began.......
by HPetrino
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Struggles At Low RPM
Replies: 11
Views: 455

Re: Struggles At Low RPM

I'd be looking for a vacuum leak.
by HPetrino
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dead Engines Can Run?
Replies: 13
Views: 822

Re: Dead Engines Can Run?

The bottom line is that Model T engines are extremely simple. An engine my be "plumb wore out" and still run because nothing critical has actually failed, like a broken rod, valve, piston, crankshaft. etc. In my opinion the reason they keep running as they do is the absence of many modern car featur...
by HPetrino
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1917 truck rear axle. Save or scrap?
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: 1917 truck rear axle. Save or scrap?

I'm too far away form you to make the trip worthwhile, but I'm pretty sure someone near you will take it off your hands.
by HPetrino
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rare TT Truck factory body?
Replies: 26
Views: 1106

Re: Rare TT Truck factory body?

I'm purely guessing, but in looking at the same photo as the one John posted in my copy of the book it looks to me like the "screen" material is a woven chain link style steel mesh. It looks to me like that sort of heavy chain link that's woven out of a heavy gauge wire. If I'm correct it would have...
by HPetrino
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Fast is Too Fast?
Replies: 43
Views: 2055

Re: How Fast is Too Fast?

If speed is all-important then a T isn't the car. There are too many reasons to list.
by HPetrino
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: You Can't Make This Stuff Up.
Replies: 10
Views: 1201

Re: You Can't Make This Stuff Up.

Susanne, Your story reminds me of another: My youngest son, at the time about 18, was not a fan of the TT. In fact, he didn't like it at all (a fact that's since changed). One Saturday morning I needed materials for a backyard project. My modern truck was in the shop, so I asked him to come along in...
by HPetrino
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: You Can't Make This Stuff Up.
Replies: 10
Views: 1201

Re: You Can't Make This Stuff Up.

I visited a local fruit stand a number of of times in the TT. One day I stopped in driving a modern car. The young lady who runs the place looked at me then smiled in recognition saying, "You're the guy with the old truck you have to wind up!"
by HPetrino
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting video from 1929
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: Interesting video from 1929

Norm,

I don't know how accurate it was, but I once read that there was a movement in the 1890's to close the U.S. Patent Office. The argument of the proponents of this plan was simply, "After all, everything that can be invented already has been invented."

Boy, were they ever on the wrong track.
by HPetrino
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buying a T
Replies: 10
Views: 1141

Re: Buying a T

You should also be thinking about your plan once you have a T and it's "on the road". Living in Henderson, NV means there are a lot of very lonely roads to explore. Think about what you should carry with you in the way of tools, duct tape, baling wire, etc. Always carry a cell phone. Always be sure ...
by HPetrino
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do you date a TT?
Replies: 11
Views: 697

Re: How do you date a TT?

Using the running boards is not as reliable an indicator as I formerly thought, Take a look at this: https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14025&sid=c017488bcf6ffd32f5370a4a4b22def9 One item not mentioned is the patent plate. It probably is one to the more reliable indicators. You may nev...
by HPetrino
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)
Replies: 50
Views: 2487

Re: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)

Years ago I had a '68 Ford F-250 that Dennis's truck reminds me of. It had a very similar lumber rack too. That old truck was indestructible and unstoppable. It had a 390 cu. in. V-8 with a 4 speed granny manual transmission, a Posi traction rear end, AM radio and a heater. The darn thing would get ...
by HPetrino
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Truck Running Boards
Replies: 25
Views: 1150

Re: TT Truck Running Boards

I'm reasonably certain that Justin is right. Short vs. long running boards was a function of the cab style once the long boards were introduced.
by HPetrino
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)
Replies: 50
Views: 2487

Re: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)

Leo,
I have a little grandson who is 6 1/2 now. When he was about 3 he would watch that movie ("Cars") as many times a day as his parents would allow. He has all the toys and loves McQueen! Makes me smile.
by HPetrino
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Muncie parts
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: Muncie parts

Tom is on the right track. It's been 20 years since I had my Muncie apart to replace the bearings. I do not remember any seals in the thing at all. It relies on gravity to keep the oil contained, which can bee less than wholly effective. It's hard for me to imagine any pressure buildup. The top od t...
by HPetrino
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post Your 4th T Pictures
Replies: 34
Views: 1931

Re: Post Your 4th T Pictures

Well John, either it's an old photo (July 1959 or before) or it's a more recent photo in which an old flag was used. That 48 star flag was replaced 61 years ago today when the 49th star was added for Alaska on July4, 1959. It didn't last long. One year later, July 4, 1960 the 50th star was added for...
by HPetrino
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Model T Tractor - SOLD
Replies: 5
Views: 1394

Re: Model T Tractor

I love it!!

I suppose in Ruckstell under/gearbox under/Ford low you can point it in a direction, set the throttle, go for a sandwich, and by the time you return not much has changed. :lol:
by HPetrino
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Truck Running Boards
Replies: 25
Views: 1150

Re: TT Truck Running Boards

Like David, I too THINK it was about 1924. You must remember that old style parts were used up until gone, then the newer style was introduced into production. This suggests that the boot scraper style may nor have appeared everywhere at the same exact time.
by HPetrino
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clean brake shoe/Lining
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: Clean brake shoe/Lining

Whatever you use, be SURE to wear gloves designed for that purpose! Any of the products you're likely to use are quite toxic and it's best to avoid direct contact with your skin.
by HPetrino
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making progress on the TT
Replies: 15
Views: 682

Re: Making progress on the TT

How come only one wheel? Was it damaged?

Looking very good!!
by HPetrino
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Smelly Tool Boxes
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: Smelly Tool Boxes

Dang. All this time I've been searching for a pair of my grandson's gym socks. :lol: :lol:
by HPetrino
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Garages, my hometown and down the road.
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Re: Garages, my hometown and down the road.

Larry,
It's often 100 + deg. F. in Turlock during summer. Right now it's a cool 96 deg. F. :D
by HPetrino
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What should salvage value be?
Replies: 32
Views: 1765

Re: What should salvage value be?

The "Salvage Vehicle" laws vary from state to state. I suggest you spend a little time on the CA DMV website and research the various aspects of the situation specifically as to CA law. Since this forum is nationwide (international for that matter) some of the responses here may or may not be applic...
by HPetrino
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thin bushing removal?
Replies: 24
Views: 1302

Re: Thin bushing removal?

The chisel is a good approach. Another I'd suggest is a hack saw blade. Cut it in two places and push out the pieces.
by HPetrino
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)
Replies: 50
Views: 2487

Re: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)

It was never mine, but I grew up with it. This is my maternal grandfather on his Caterpillar Two Ton. This particular tractor was a Cat, not the earlier Holt. Holt made the "Holt Caterpillar Two Ton" from about 1919 until 1925. In 1925 Holt and Best merged to create Caterpillar. This tractor was pro...
by HPetrino
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Found: Henry Ford's experimental opposed-piston engine
Replies: 2
Views: 590

Re: Found: Henry Ford's experimental opposed-piston engine

Perhaps a little thread drift, but this is the OT board. :lol: These photos bring to mind my longtime interest in the various possible engine configurations. V, I opposed, etc. I learned a little about this subject in the USN. The submarine I served on half a century ago was laid down in 1949. She w...
by HPetrino
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bearing clearance on Ford TT axle
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Re: Bearing clearance on Ford TT axle

I don't believe there are any clearance guidelines or "settings". I just ran mine tight enough to eliminate excessive movement being sure everything moved freely and that's it. I may be wrong, but it's been working fine for 18 years since had it apart.
by HPetrino
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Can Anyone ID this Car?
Replies: 9
Views: 990

Re: Can Anyone ID this Car?

I'm not certain, but I think it's a 1947 Pontiac
by HPetrino
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood vs metal firewall for a TT
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: Wood vs metal firewall for a TT

If you're interested in digging a little deeper into what year your truck might be take a look at the horn button, the patent plate and the rear chassis cross member. These will point in a direction, but probably not pinpoint the YOM. If your truck is registered/licensed leave that part alone. Resea...
by HPetrino
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood vs metal firewall for a TT
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: Wood vs metal firewall for a TT

Firewall brackets are listed as 1917-1922 and 1923-1927. I'm not positive about this, but I think the difference was to accommodate a metal vs. wood firewall. I THINK if you change from a wood firewall to a metal firewall you'll need to change the brackets too. Of course you cold make one. Alternati...
by HPetrino
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Running Lean and Hot
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: Running Lean and Hot

Thanks Mark! That makes all sense.
by HPetrino
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Running Lean and Hot
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Running Lean and Hot

We pretty much all know that when the carb mixture is too lean the engine will run hotter. I know this is a fact because I've experienced it. Frankly, I don't actually understand it. Simple Vulcan logic would suggest just the opposite. More fuel = more heat not less fuel = more heat. What's the reas...
by HPetrino
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When you buy something
Replies: 6
Views: 538

Re: When you buy something

I've learned to NEVER mail a check without folding it into a letter size piece of paper AND entering on the memo line what it's for. My kids laugh at me for doing this. For that matter I doubt any of them write more than 1 or 2 checks a year. No cash either. Everything is electronic.

Bah!
by HPetrino
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heating problem still
Replies: 14
Views: 661

Re: Heating problem still

I wholeheartedly agree with Mark. As long as the engine is running and the pump is pumping everything is fine. When you shut off the engine the thermosiphon system would ordinarily continue to work until the engine cools down. The not moving pump prevents this proper operation. Take the pump off and...
by HPetrino
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My Shop Stinks
Replies: 21
Views: 1163

Re: My Shop Stinks

It might be hard to get an answer here. Most of us tend to encourage that smell, not defeat it. :lol:
by HPetrino
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT rear end
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: TT rear end

As far as I know it's a filler hole. You take out both this plug and the on the side of the clam shell, then pour lubricant into the upper hole until it starts to run out of the lower hole, which measures the correct level. At least that's how I understand it. Mine is an early TT and doesn't have on...
by HPetrino
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running on Battery
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: Running on Battery

When I was a kid my grandfather was using what's now my TT on his ranch. The ol' truck and his Cat 2 Ton were his main implements. The truck was there when he bought the ranch in 1946. It never left the place until he retired in 1963 and it was hauled to the new house. Every year in the spring befor...
by HPetrino
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many of us ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1431

Re: How many of us ?

It's l in how you look at it. The first vehicle I ever drove was my grandfather's 1918 TT, which is mine now. So, in a way the ol' truck was my first car even though I didn't own it until years later.
by HPetrino
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Erratic Rough Running TT
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: Erratic Rough Running TT

Cory is on the right track. I think you should be looking for an intake leak.
by HPetrino
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old gas
Replies: 20
Views: 1075

Re: Old gas

Frank,

Look up Occam's Razor. In the 14th century William of Occam postulated that, all things equal, the simplest answer to a problem tends to be the correct answer.
by HPetrino
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Story You Just Cannot Make Up!
Replies: 18
Views: 1632

Re: A Story You Just Cannot Make Up!

dang. Who'da thunk?
by HPetrino
Fri May 29, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alive During The Birth Of The Model T!
Replies: 13
Views: 1193

Re: Alive During The Birth Of The Model T!

My maternal grandmother was born in 1902 and died in 2000 at the age of 97. I have often pondered all the changes, both good and bad, that occurred in her lifetime. The effects of several wars and all the technological advances are immeasurable. I can't possibly list all the wonderful art, architect...
by HPetrino
Wed May 27, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TODAY IN HISTORY
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Re: TODAY IN HISTORY

Look at it like this: If Henry (the other one) had lived forever and continued to produce the Model T into modern times we wouldn't have a hobby, they'd just be old used cars. :lol: :lol:
by HPetrino
Tue May 26, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should MTFCA Member #29 Be Allowed to Go On Tour If He Wants To?
Replies: 50
Views: 2355

Re: Should MTFCA Member #29 Be Allowed to Go On Tour If He Wants To?

I think it's arrogant to even consider the question of, " Should [he} be allowed". If he's a member in good standing it's his choice, not yours. I doubt your club by-laws even permit such an arbitrary action as not allowing him to go.

Mind your own business.
by HPetrino
Mon May 25, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 332
Views: 25439

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

This is probably a foolish question, but here goes: I once read a post on this forum that commented on the chain drives used in old trucks. The comment was something l like, "...and with the chain drive there's no differential to worry about". That doesn't pass the smell test with me. Common sense w...
by HPetrino
Mon May 25, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Rear axle help
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: TT Rear axle help

They are completely different. The TT worm drive is very simple and has no adjustments. You just bolt it together. I'm not sure about the TT Ruckstell. That might introduce a higher level of complexity.
by HPetrino
Mon May 25, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Banging noise from under the car...
Replies: 29
Views: 1751

Re: Banging noise from under the car...

In this case you'd need someone to drive while you troubleshoot - When I'm trying to find an elusive noise I use a length of vacuum cleaner hose like a stethoscope to find it. I've had astonishing success with this simple trick.

Good luck!!
by HPetrino
Sun May 24, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to identify high speed rear in TT
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: How to identify high speed rear in TT

If memory serves I think if you jack up one wheel, turn the crank and count the engine revolutions it takes for one wheel revolution you need to divide by 2. 5 engine revolutions should get 2 wheel revolutions meaning it has 5:1 gears. If it takes a little over 7 engine revolutions to get 2 wheel re...
by HPetrino
Sun May 24, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 68
Views: 3918

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Very cool project. A little gas, oil, starting fluid -you'll have it running in no time. :lol:

Good luck with it!! We'll expect to see progress photos.
by HPetrino
Sun May 24, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Missed Birthday
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Missed Birthday

My TT is an early 1918 based on all the evidence but the engine is a later replacement, SN 7696664, which makes it a May 23, 1923 engine. Lacking any other better information I guess that's the old girls birthday. So, I forgot. Oh well. Better luck in 3 years when it's 100. :lol:
by HPetrino
Sat May 23, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT radiator apron
Replies: 37
Views: 1307

Re: TT radiator apron

I don't know the answer to your question, but thanks for posting this. Until now I thought I had discovered all the TT parts that make it different from a regular T. I didn't know the apron was different. Learn something every day.
by HPetrino
Fri May 22, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ultra rare Timber brake system?
Replies: 20
Views: 1151

Re: Ultra rare Timber brake system?

I think maybe some of you guys need more to do. :lol: :lol: :lol:
by HPetrino
Fri May 22, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leaking TT Rear Axle
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: Leaking TT Rear Axle

IMHO differential oil leaking out at the wheels can mean only one thing - failed seals. Each side has 3 seals, the outboard grease seal, the inboard grease seal and the inner differential oil seal. They probably will only get worse as time goes by and you accumulate miles. The only fix that I'm awar...
by HPetrino
Mon May 18, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Pandemic 1918 / 2020
Replies: 42
Views: 1916

Re: Pandemic 1918 / 2020

I greatly fear Hal is absolutely correct. There is a very bad virus out there. We need to take precautions, particularly most of us on this forum being "senior" citizens. BUT, we re being played. The media wants ratings, the politicians want votes. Apparently both groups are willing to do pretty muc...
by HPetrino
Mon May 18, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB TT small differential housing
Replies: 7
Views: 646

Re: WTB TT small differential housing

Sorry to intrude, but I must ask: What is a "TT small differential housing"? If you're talking about the axle housing, I believe they're all the same size. If you mean the differential case, they too are all the same size, earlier ones machined for a pinion shaft and later ones machined for a pinion...
by HPetrino
Sun May 17, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just one of those days!
Replies: 7
Views: 608

Re: Just one of those days!

When you're having a bad day, consider the fate of poor Aeschylus (c. 535 - c. 455 BC). Aeschylus was a very early playwright, considered the founder of tragedy. He died while visiting the island of Sicily, where, according to legend, a bird dropped a tortoise on his head, killing him. No way could ...
by HPetrino
Sun May 17, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just one of those days!
Replies: 7
Views: 608

Re: Just one of those days!

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by HPetrino
Sun May 17, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just one of those days!
Replies: 7
Views: 608

Re: Just one of those days!

I think we've all had those days. No matter what you do it goes south on you. Sometimes it's better to just take a Mulligan. Go have a couch attack and hope for better tomorrow. That usually works for me. :D
by HPetrino
Fri May 15, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 332
Views: 25439

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

That's an amazing set-up. When G.M.C. develops a modern electric truck, they should use that phot as the center piece of the ad campaign.
by HPetrino
Fri May 15, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Town pump
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Re: Town pump

Great photos all. I particularly like the 3rd on with the girl and Hotel Cabrillo in the background. I thought I'd be smart and search out "Hotel Cabrillo" to see where it's located. Too bad. There are dozens of them and I couldn't find one that looks like the one in the photo. Thanks for posting!!
by HPetrino
Wed May 13, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Muncie question
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Re: Muncie question

Very interesting. I have a TT with a Muncie, but it's the more traditional under/direct/over/reverse set up. Being a TT guy, I can't help but wonder - If you install this super under/under/direct Muncie in a TT with low speed rear end gears and a Ruckstell, then set it in Ford low/Muncie super under...
by HPetrino
Tue May 12, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 Pie Wagon
Replies: 10
Views: 1198

Re: 1912 Pie Wagon

My dad's father owned and operated a French bread bakery in San Jose, CA from 1920 until 1952. He had 2 or 3 "pie wagons" to deliver bread with in the '20's. I don't know if they were brass era cars or black era cars. In about 1925 my dad, age 5 at the time, was riding in one with his dad. The old m...
by HPetrino
Tue May 12, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Teach ‘em young
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: Teach ‘em young

I think I posted this once before, but here it is anyhow. Top to bottom are my mother, my aunt and my uncle. He looks about 3 years old, so that dates the photo to about 1930.
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by HPetrino
Mon May 11, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 332
Views: 25439

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

I think you're right Herb. I like my morning ether black with a little sugar. :lol:
by HPetrino
Sun May 10, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Death Valley
Replies: 25
Views: 1393

Re: Death Valley

Sooo, how much toll do you think was paid to people to get them to take their cars there? :lol:
by HPetrino
Fri May 08, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show me your TT beds!
Replies: 15
Views: 914

Re: Show me your TT beds!

This is a really old photo (circa 11955) but it shows the bed on what's now my TT. At that time it was in use as a ranch truck and we did all manner of work with it. If you're interested, the fellow on the left is my grandfather and the boy on the right is my cousin. The bed surface area measures 5'...
by HPetrino
Mon May 04, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Good Idea's Needed!
Replies: 20
Views: 1142

Re: Good Idea's Needed!

Why nobody posts, "Bad ideas Needed":

1. Because we encounter an abundance of them in the news every day.
2. Because we all have kids and grandkids with an abundant supply.
3. Because every time we drive a car the evidence of abundant bad ideas is all around us.

Should I go on? :lol:
by HPetrino
Fri May 01, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - Chicken Feed
Replies: 16
Views: 1696

Re: Old Photo - Chicken Feed

Many people don't want to acknowledge the fact that it was an animal. Packaged parts are pretty remote from neck wringing. I've had several pointed conversation with various people over the years about hunting then having venison for dinner. Some folks just can't get past the notion that it's necess...
by HPetrino
Fri May 01, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - Chicken Feed
Replies: 16
Views: 1696

Re: Old Photo - Chicken Feed

This thread has deeply troubled me. What are you guys talking about? Everybody knows that chicken comes from the refrigerated meat section in the grocery store and is provided neatly packaged in plastic wrap. :lol: :lol:
by HPetrino
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: current crisis
Replies: 7
Views: 774

Re: current crisis

I appreciate your comment and sentiment, but I question your statement that it's spring in South Australia. To the best of my knowledge spring in South Australia occurs in September/October/November. It is fall there now.
by HPetrino
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 332
Views: 25439

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

If that big guy on the left would sit on the end of the log I bet the front end of that TT would come up 6' off the ground. :lol:
by HPetrino
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Conversation starter...Oh the possibilities
Replies: 25
Views: 1478

Re: Conversation starter...Oh the possibilities

I agree with the fish idea. It would work like a manifold cooker, only with steam. Fish dinner when you arrive at your destination.
by HPetrino
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: For Sale-1925 T Fordor Sedan- Sold
Replies: 9
Views: 2672

Re: For Sale-1925 T Fordor Sedan- Price Reduced

Chris,
Your original price was $3,800 and your reduced price is $3,800????
by HPetrino
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust Manifold Running Red
Replies: 5
Views: 590

Re: Exhaust Manifold Running Red

The usual suspects are either the spark is too retarded or the carburetor mixture is too lean, or a little of both.
by HPetrino
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Antique Pocket watches
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: Antique Pocket watches

Thanks for the tip Grady! I'll look them up for sure.
by HPetrino
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Antique Pocket watches
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: Antique Pocket watches

Question Jim:

I'd very much like to have my 2 watches "serviced". I'm not sure either of them is running right now. I know you're about as far away as you can be form me and still be in the continental US, but where do I look for a reliable person to do such work?
by HPetrino
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Antique Pocket watches
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: Antique Pocket watches

I do not know the first thing about pocket watches, but I have 2 that I'll keep until I die. One is a 7 jewel Elgin that belonged to my maternal grandfather. The case is silver I think, but I imagine it was a fairly inexpensive watch when new. What makes this one special is that there are dents on t...
by HPetrino
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Postcard - Fully loaded model T
Replies: 19
Views: 1401

Re: Old Postcard - Fully loaded model T

Wayne,

Yup. Danny was explaining to Baez how important that Mustang was to the men of America. She was less than impressed. :D
by HPetrino
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency brake as service brake
Replies: 19
Views: 1182

Re: Emergency brake as service brake

IMHO attempting to use the e-brake as a service brake is attempting to get it to do something it was not designed to do and therefore is asking for trouble. I agree with Norm. Aux. brakes are the best answer. If you're gonna speed it up you need to put at least as much energy in slowing it down. Any...
by HPetrino
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Postcard - Fully loaded model T
Replies: 19
Views: 1401

Re: Old Postcard - Fully loaded model T

These photos remind me of this: On a TV series some time ago an episode plot centered on the Mustang used in the chase scene in Bullet starring Steve McQueen. At one point a male detective was explaining the importance of the car to his female partner. She said, "Boy, That's a lot to put on an old F...
by HPetrino
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: General advice for warmstarting by handcrank
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: General advice for warmstarting by handcrank

I forgot to actually respond to your issue. In your procedure you do not mention where you have the throttle set. I'd try different throttle settings and see if that will make warm starts easier.
by HPetrino
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: General advice for warmstarting by handcrank
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: General advice for warmstarting by handcrank

I'm not so sure there is a "right" approach. Each one seems to have it's own ideocracies, Mine (a '23 engine, non-starter, 12V system) seems to like it when I retard the spark, give it about half throttle, give it 2 revolutions with the switch off and the chock pulled, then switch on battery. A 1/4 ...
by HPetrino
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 to 1 gears
Replies: 10
Views: 972

Re: 4 to 1 gears

The heading is: "FS Complete Hill Climber Rear End"
by HPetrino
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 to 1 gears
Replies: 10
Views: 972

Re: 4 to 1 gears

There's a 4:1 rear end in the Classifieds - Parts right now. Near the top.
by HPetrino
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 131
Views: 8439

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

Dave, Your wife may get a chuckle out of this. I was at a local grocery store earlier today (my once every week to 10 days trip). The fellow in front of me had on a mask, as did I and the clerk. When she finished up his order and he moved on I stepped up, looked at the clerk and asked, "Who was that...
by HPetrino
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 332
Views: 25439

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

That's a really net looking rig. Why do each of them have 3 axles with one in the center? For that matter, why are the center wheels larger than the others? Seems odd to me but I suppose there was a good reason at the time.
by HPetrino
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 131
Views: 8439

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

Paul, The map you posted tells the story. Also note that the sum population of those three European countries is about 210 million while the population of the USA is at about 330 million. That's the problem with how we're fed information. It's very difficult or impossible to get things in proper per...
by HPetrino
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 131
Views: 8439

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

From our Sacramento, CA news station: During the last full week of March, the number of speeding citations issued to drivers traveling under 100 mph dropped nearly 60% statewide as compared to the same time frame last year, according to CHP statistics. However, the number of citations for exceeding ...