Ford Model TT

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1919 Model TT Truck
Ford TT uised as a bus in Skanör, Sweden in 1920

The Ford Model TT truck wis rated at ane ton. It wis based on the Ford Model T, but wi a heavier frame an rear axle. The rear axle haed a worm drive an crown wheel, unlike the Ford Model T's Crown wheel an pinion. The worm wis locatit at the end o the driveshaft an above the crown wheel. The wheelbase o the caur wis 100 inches an the wheelbase o the TT wis 125 inches. It wis aften equipped wi a 'ruckstell axle' or some ither accessory gearbox which alloued the truck tae hae an intermediate gear between low an hicht, which wis uiseful for hill climbin. It wis aften sold as a chassis wi the buyer supplyin the truck body as needit. Mass production wi Ford produced bodies ran frae 1925 tae 1927, but production o the Ford TT haed startit wi the first TT chassis being released in 1917. It wis very durable for the time, but slow when compared tae more modern expectations. Wi standard gearing, a speed o na more than 15 m.p.h. wis recommended, an wi special gearin, a speed o na more than 22 m.p.h. wis recommendit, accordin tae Ford Dealers Data Book 1923. Standard worm gear ratio wis 7.25:1, special gearin 5.17:1.

Production numbers for the Ford Model TT

Year - Production

1917 - 3

1918 - 41,105

1919 - 70,816

1920 - 135,002

1921 - 118,583

1922 - 135,629

1923 - 197,057

1924 - 139,435

1925 - 197,390

1926 - 228,496

1927 - 83,202

  • Production numbers do na include foreign production