I am looking for an early 1913 engine for my 1913 touring I am restoring. I will take a complete engine or just the block. Please contact me if you have one you would considering selling. Thanks!
Serial number 808666 great shape std bore
What "early" date/s are you looking for ?
Must be a "re-labeled" engine number (June 1915 date) on that '13 block.
Or an earlier casting date added on to a later block. The casting of the block looks like it's been worked over pretty good near the numbers. Maybe I'm looking at it wrong? I'm not sure, it just doesn't look like a clean casting.
Alex call Dennis
Robin, What style soft plugs does this block have, screw in or drive in?
FYI, The mid 1913 block that I have still has the water jacket lip at the back of the block where the head meets, it also has the screw in core plugs.
Here's a few more pictures
The number on the block looks like 308666. That would probably be right for 7-3-13. I have a 10-29-13 block with a number about 120,000 higher, but it is 1914 model year.
Better picture it is 308666
Where did you go Alex ???
What would a complete engine and transmission assembly from 1913, greasy and original be worth?
I'm still here, just watching this thread. Also, Herb do you have one? I would be interested. The block Robin posted and sent me pictures of looks to be ok, but looks to have been welded. Im not sure about it. Thoughts?
Alex were do you see a possible repair? I'll magnaflux the block.
Can you post better pictures of the area with the casting date?
With regard to the photos of engine block 308666 one thing seems inconsistent with others blocks of the time is the font used in the serial number stamping. Almost always the numeral "3" has the sharp cut upper curve instead of the rounded upper shown in this thread.
Pictured here is my 1913 block which illustrates what I an referring to.
A couple of shots of casting date.
Not as pretty as yours Rich.
That edge under the date appears to have been welded, note the pores and pits of a possible weld that has been ground down. Thats a common place for freeze cracks. If welded properly, the block will be fine. Cant see unless its cleaned up some.
Nice welds and both sides! Can pressure test block next if anyone cares?