I just bought a 1927 Model TT truck with a Lincoln auxiliary transmission that is missing parts to the shifter. I have been unable to find any pictures of the Lincoln shifter.
If anyone on the forum has any pictures of the Lincoln shifter or could take some of yours so I can see what I need to make mine in good working order. I would greatly appreciate it.
Here are more pictures of what I have.
I have one for my truck. It is not yet rebuilt or installed.
You will have to be patient while I locate the shifter/parts
for a photo, as I am swamped with work.
OK, I may not be fast, but I sure am slow !
This is my shifter, broken down. I hope the photo helps.
That is a strange looking monster. Any luck ?
I want to thank everyone for their help. I have enough information to make my Lincoln shifter from scratch if I don’t find an original one for sale in the meantime.
I will keep studying and researching but have this project on hold. I have been bed fast since August and not sure if I will be able to work on my Model T’s ever again. But I still think about them daily.
Thanks again for all of your help.
What’s got you laid up ? This doesn’t sound like much fun at all.
Raoul, I am having circulation problems. When I am upright: standing or sitting, I lose circulation to everything below my belly button all the way to my toes. When I am in bed I can only lay on my stomach, any other position and I lose blood flow. When this happens I lose partial blood flow to the back portion of my brain that controls eyesight and balance.
It has been a nightmare for me and my family.
I hope I can make a recovery and be able to work on my Model T’s again some day.
I also want to mention that my friend Tom Hicks was very nice to send me free of charge a vaporizer carburetor for my 27 TT. Rebuilding the vaporizer will be my first project in the garage. Thank you Tom.
Man, sorry to hear it. Aortic Aneurism ? What’s your prognosis and
rehab plan ? My uncle John is going through something similar. Is the
Vaporizer another name for the L4 ? Wishing you the best.
Last night I was fussing with design ideas for the turn indicator system
I am building for my truck. I am putting together a pile of period-correct
parts and home brew electrics to be minimally visible, or look like they
belong there. It has been a bit of a challenge, but I keep picking away
at it. I’ll post a step-by-step of it when it is bench proven and installed,
in case others want to do something similar.
Raoul, the doctors ruled out aortic aneurysms first thing.
The Vaporizer carburetor was used on 1927 model T’s. I have owned two 1927 Model T’s and both had Vaporizer’s. I’m not sure when Ford introduced it. Possibly sometime in 1926.
I think most people don’t like the Vaporizer carburetor but I have always had good luck with them. The kind of driving I do doesn’t need high performance, as long as it runs as Ford designed it then it is good enough for me.
I’m looking forward to seeing your turn signal project.
Well, whatever ails you, I hope you push it back to a normal or workable
level. The downside of life is that we all carry a death sentence. My 12
year old niece has terminal cancer. Go figure. Best we can hope for is to
make it to the finish line in reasonable shape and then get womped in a
swift and decisive blow that knocks us to the promised land.
On the turn signal project … so as not to derail this thread any worse
than we already have, I will post it up sometime soon in one of the more
general categories, as the subject is just as relevant to cars as it is the TT’s.
My truck was still running on its original Kingston L4 when I got it. A
straight-thru NH perked it up quite a bit. I was told by oldtimers that the
L4 is reliable, but sluggish. That was my experience as well.
Understand, this old dog was straight off the farm, complete with 7:1 gears
and a never-rebuilt, never balanced engine, so I was eager to at least make it
capable of driving in street traffic. At 15 you were cruising. At 19 it was trying
to shake itself to pieces. A careful rebuild and balancing smoothed the engine
and trans out nicely. 5:1 gears took my top end closer to 50, and a comfortable
cruising speed is somewhere in the 35-40 range. I have an OF on an Anderson
manifold ready to go, but we ain’t goin’ nowhere until I get my wheels back
from Stutzman ! All these things are this winter’s assigned projects, along
with new body blocks under the cab and a couple other small items I already
Again, hope you get to feeling chipper ASAP.