Announcing! The baddest truck on the planet!

Posted: April 7, 2013 in Antique trucks, Diamond T truck, Hot Rod, Tin Can Tourists, travel, Vintage trucks
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DSC04427 (1024x768)It’s official.  The Diamond T is a driver.  After a VERY frustrating couple of days, isolating what turned out to be an incredibly simple oversight, all is well.  I backed it out of the shop, washed it, and drove it up to my parents house without a hiccup.

It drives GREAT!  It doesn’t rattle or squeak, the steering is light and crisp despite the huge 17″ wheels and 8 ply rated Michelons, and it goes like a striped ape.  Whatever that is.  The transmission shifts properly, it goes into overdrive and at 45 mph, is idling along at 800 rpm.  Hopefully tomorrow I can get it a muffler shop for an exhaust system, and then get the front end aligned.

I am SO relieved to gotten it driving, and having all the complex electronics working as they should.  The only issue I can see is the speedometer, which simply needs to be calibrated, as it reads 1/2 speed.  That’s just a matter of following the directions to calibrate it and pushing a button.  I think I can do that.  And, the clock needs to be set, which may be the most challenging thing to do for me.

Now, just wait until it’s polished!

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Comments
  1. kdvpol@charter.net says:

    Congratulations! It’s got to be really gratifiying to have the drive train, suspension, and steering perform so well.

  2. flynbrian48 says:

    Thanks! Yes, it really is gratifying.

  3. Denny & Dollie says:

    WELL FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH, EVEN MY WIFE LOVES IT. Now if your wife loves it you’ve got it made. It should be able to handle a small RV fairly easy without straining too much! Looks great!

    Denny & Dollie Sharp—-Model T

  4. I’m looking forward to seeing it this year. It’s quite a looker Brian.. Congrats on a job well done.. Now, do you have any ambition to lend out. I’m stuck in neutral.

  5. flynbrian48 says:

    I’d lend you some Brian, but I think I’ve got a LOT of work ahead in short time for the truck to be ready tow duty and travel in a month!

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