Hello, I am a newbie to this site and would like to pick everyones brain. I finally have decided to start restoring the 1910 Touring that my dad started in the 60's. It has been in storage for 43 years.It has motor #33327 with a casting date of 7-26-10 on it.I have the book Model T Ford by Bruce McCalley and it shows that this should be blue not green. I am going to order up the shipping invoice from the Ford Research Center.It does have some wrong parts on it(oil pan,trans cover and timing cover) but everything else looks correct.I am planning on doing my own bodywork, paint and upholstery.I restored a 1924 Touring years ago and am looking forward to this project.I love this site as it has alot of excellent tips and helpful people.
Duane -- Welcome to the group. It's good to hear that you're bringing another Model T out of moth balls. It's especially good to hear that it's a 1910! Please keep us informed of your progress, with pictures of course.
Nice! And extra special as it was your Dad's.
The engine number makes it a late November build. That would put it into the 1911 model year. Doe it have an all wood body? 1910s were stained Brewster green. If it is actually a 1910 with a 1910 body it should be green. Blue is a 1911 color. Do the doors have a solid panel as in 1911 or does it have a divided panel as in 1910? The 1911 model year started sometime in Oct. of 1910. Do you have more photos?
I agree with Darel. The 1911 model year began at serial number 31,500. You should proudly display your very early 1911 as what it is. It looks nice in the one picture, can we see more?
This car should have a square hole transmission cover, no door pan, and one piece front spindles. Rear axles should be straight, with the pin thru the hubcap threads on the rear hubs. Very interesting to see such an early '11.
It has an all wood body and the doors are divided.At sometime in the past it was painted red but looking under in the hidden spots it looks black.My dad had started work on the body so some of the wood parts have been replaced.It has the wrong trans cover but the front has the one piece axles.The rear axle also looks correct.I will post more pics ASAP
I know y'all are identifying stuff but since no one said it, DON'T PAINT IT MAN!! It's only original once. What patina I can see looks awesome. I mean, I don't know what all it is missing, so depending on what you need to add it might look weird with new paint on some parts and not on others. Anyway, my vote is do the mechanical stuff to make it drive able. But leave as much of the rest as possible.