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Hal Davis (MODEL A HAL)

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  1. I heard this news on Saturday at Hilton Head. We had just been to see the auction cars. There was a Marmon there and it made me think about Ron. 30 minutes later, I get the news of his passing. I have to say that I am deeply saddened.
  2. I'm in need of a good used Model T low speed drum. No cracks. No deep grooves. Good gear teeth. Worn bushings or minor grooving OK. Remove "nospam" from e-mail address. Thanks, Hal Davis haldavis2000nospam@yahoo.com
  3. I noticed more than one vehicle registered in the wrong class at Hershey. I was just wondering what happens to those vehicles when the judges come around? Do they judge them in the class they registered in? Do they refuse to judge them? Do they notify the correct team to come to their location and judge them? Just curious.
  4. I got the news from Rick Hoover yesterday. I was totally shocked. I never had the oportunity to meet Dan in person, but always wanted to. He was a friend noetheless. We both used to be a lot more active on the forum, back in the early days. Dan sold me a tail light for my TT a few weeks ago. It will always serve as a reminder to me of Dan.
  5. I can't give you a definitive answer, but here are some differences: Early '30 models had the oval speedometer Late '30 models had the round speedometer Late '31 models had the indented firewall with the fuel shutoff under the hood rather than inside under the tank. Don't know if that helps or not. Hopefully someone with more knowlege than myself can give more info.
  6. Mechanical Engineer. Currently employed by world's largest lawn mower manufacturer.
  7. Commercial vehicles was the assumption I was under. I don't think I could get away with Class 11. However, there were indeed T chassis as well as TT chassis. I'm certainly no expert, but I would think those would have to go in the Commercial class, too. The Huckster would be commercial in my opinion, but the Station Wagon does kinda blur the line, doesn't it?
  8. Does anyone have a front spring for a 1922 Ford TT Truck they would like to sell? Thanks, Hal Davis Lyons, GA
  9. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I would think <span style="font-weight: bold">just the chassis</span> would not be accepted. That's my feelings on it. </div></div> The thing is, not only is that the way it left the factory, that is the way it left the dealer. That is how it was when you bought it. Cabs and beds were the owner's responsibility up until 1924. I think you could still get a chassis after that, but in '24 they started offering them with cabs.
  10. Thanks. Actually, it came from the factory with no cab either. Just a firewall, hood, front fenders and running boards. You had to sit on the gas tank to drive it.
  11. This is probably taking it to the extreme, but has anyone ever entered a chassis only into AACA judging? We are all familiar with "As it left the factory, not how it left the dealer." Specifically, I was thinking about my 1922 Ford TT truck. Ford did not offer cabs or bodies until 1924. All TT's before then left the factory as chassis only. Bodies were built by the the owners or coach builders, after the sale. Could I restore my chassis and enter it into AACA events? Almost sounds like a shoe in as there are few interior or exterior points to be taken. I suppose the downside is that the engine and undercarriage are much more visible, so more discrepancies are likely to be caught by the judges. What are your thoughts on this? Hal Davis
  12. How many leaves should there be in a 1922 Ford TT front spring? Mine has 6, but it is obvious there were more. The cars that year had 7. Were the trucks the same? I've heard as many as 11. 9 seems to be a common answer, although "From the firewall forward, it's the same as the car." is often heard. I know the '26 and '27 had 9 (Ford Parts Book), but I can find no data on earlier models. Even supplier catalogs have conflicting data. Hopefully some of you can help me determine the correct answer. Thanks, Hal Davis
  13. I was not implying you got better braking by locking them up. I was merely saying that hydraulic, as well as properly maintained mechanicals can both go the whole gammit between no brakes to fully locked. If you do not have ABS, even with hydraulics, you must control your braking by varying foot pressure.
  14. Anything over 20 mpg in an A is going to be the exception rather than the rule. It is my understanding that Ford claimed it would get 20, but few if any did. Mine gets about 16 MPH, although it is a Town Sedan. Something lighter might get better. I've had mine to 60 mph, ONCE. Never again. Ford said it would do it, so I had to find out. It gets mighty squirrely. Lot of air going under those big front fenders. It's also a lot of unbalanced mass rotating around a 3 main crank. There's nothing wrong with mechanical brakes as long as you keep them maintained. Short of having ABS, hydraulics have nothing on a good set of mechanicals. If they can lock up all four wheels, what else can you ask for?
  15. I used to see them years ago when I was kid (late 60's early 70's). They were old then. Usually only saw them on back roads where the highway department hadn't gotten things updated.
  16. THAT's another story altogether. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> All I can say is "Plan ahead". Of course, at 15 MPH, it's hard to tailgate anybody.
  17. The following pictures show how to add power steering to a TT Truck. The kit cost just over $500 and took less than an hour to intall.
  18. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">As a general rule I don't like to see the General or AACA base get split up, but this time I'd say YES. However please don't start seperate SHELL, TEXACO, GETTY sections. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> </div></div> Don't worry. The only one you really need is Sinclair. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
  19. Chalk your drums and see if your shoes are getting full contact or just hitting in one high spot (on the shoe, not the drum) and flexing the rest of the way without contacting. On a vehicle this new, I'd be surprised if that's the problem, but since you've just about exhausted your efforts...... I've also seen brand new drums and rotors that were not true. When you adjust the shoes out, do you get a constant drag or intermittent indicating a drum out of round? I'm not familiar with a vacuum bleeder except the little hand held deal you put on the bleeder screw and can supposedly bleed them by yourself. I've never had much luck with them. I've seen the same thing as you. All kinds of bubbles. I assume they come in from around the threads of the bleeder screw. I've had much better success bleeding with pressure from the pedal. As long as you don't let off the pedal while the bleeder screw is open, no air can get back into the system from there. I have emptied the master cylinder with one of those vacuum pumps trying to do it by myself. Sinking feeling knowing you were just about done and now you just sucked air into the sytem up top and have it all to do again. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />
  20. Looks good to me, too. Better than ours, but of course we are allowed YOM plates, so we don't have to put up with the "Hobby-Antique" plates if we don't want to.
  21. They are considering taking down the red light cameras in Savannah. My understanding is that accidents have actually increased due to rear end collisions from people actually stopping for a change. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
  22. I've read these e-mails about boycotting on a certain day. Sounds like BS to me. Eveybody will just go out and make up for it the next day. Boycotting a certain company sounds a little better, but someone pointed out that the company that was being boycotted would only wholesale his gas to other companies, so no real damage there either. I wonder what would happen if EVERYONE would only buy from the lowest cost supplier. It would take EVERYONE. There would be lines. You would have to wait. They would run out of gas. All these things would happen, but it might force the higher priced guys to suddenly wnat to become the lowest price guy. Then you buy from him until someone else decides he wants to be the lowest price guy. In reality, it wouldn't work. No one would be willing to wait in line or buy the "off" brand, or go to the station that didn't carry his flavor of capaccino.
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