I'm looking at this engine and the ad says "It ran when parked". I wonder how much work it needs to run my T project? Ha Ha Ha
Heck that's a model t block it MUST be worth at least a million...
Look at the casting date!
Is it 11 or 17?
The casting date looks like 11. If it is a 1911 would it run on Unleaded Gasoline or No Knock Ethel?
A Model T engine will run on almost anything from kerosene to 'moonshine'. Cheap 87 octane 'unleaded' is just fine.
All this 'anti-knock' stuff came about when engine compression ratios began to climb far above those of a (stock) Model T. If you can avoid 'ethanol' gas, do so but a model T will run just fine on that too. The 'problems' come about when you leave the car stored with ethanol gas in them. It tends to decompose.
It can't be a 1911 block with that large serial number boss over the water inlet.
A 1911 has the engine number boss down near the camshaft on the carby side; the casting date is above the inlet. There are many, many other differences.
One of my favorite dumb ads of recent years was for a Model T for sale "remachined to run on unleaded fuel".
Everything I've ever owned worked the last time I used it... If it didn't work, I couldn't use it, but if it worked the time before that, I did use it, therefore it worked the last time I used it.
Are there any exceptions to this rule that anyone can think of?
By George, hes got it!