JUST TOO HEAVY

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The 30 hp. Huber that was too heavy for the Diamond T truck chassis
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Here is a left hand view of Jackson's Special, Minnie, Queen of the Hot Rods. 16 hp. Minneapolis.
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The 30 hp Huber again on its original wheels.

Inventor, 234 North State Street, Mondovi, Wisconsin

Some time ago you asked for a story about the Huber on rubber
tires that appeared in the ALBUM, along with our Rev. Haugland.
Well, the story isn’t so good. It was just too heavy for the
truck, so I got a 16 hp. Minneapolis from Ray Ernst of Wayland,
Iowa.

I put the Huber back on its steel wheels and put the truck
chassis under the Minneapolis and it is a howling success. The
pictures pretty well tell the story.

The chassis is in a three-ton Diamond T with a 2-speed Eaton
axle and a four-speed Warner T 9 transmission. To assist in
shifting, I removed the reverse gear and the shifting fork, as I
have a reverseable engine; thus, it has eight speeds forward; deep
low, about like it was on steel; and high-high, takes it about 40
m.p.h. with the engine at 250 r.p.m.

We have it steamed up every Saturday and have a lot of fun. We
don’t need a prony brake, a Baker fan, or an incline to make it
snort. In high gear, it goes forward 14 feet at each puff, and the
stack is close to the engineer, so for the fellow who likes to hear
’em snort, this is the real ‘McCoy’.

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