Engine number 11293848.
Someone on here will be able to look this up and tell you exactly. Just purely extrapolating based on the engine number, I'm guessing it's a '25.
I would say within the last few days of March as mine is 11319xxx which is early april
Hey guys, Also of interst is a tool at hagerty insurance has put out the past couple years. They have essentially a team of people that go to auctions and see what cars are going for in varying conditions. Its like kelly-blue-book for vintage cars. The dates start at 1945 tho, so not useful for our T's but useful for other post-war cars. They also have a VIN decoder that tells you everything about your vin number! how cool is that?
Nathan -- thank you for the link.
Comparing the engine number to the engine serial number listings will tell you which day the engine number was entered into the engine log records starting with the 1915 and continuing to 1941. Often that is the day the engine was actually assembled and may or may not be the day the engine was installed in car/chassis.
But some engine parts were shipped to branches for assembly at the branch and those engines would use the engine number that was previously supplied. So they would be assembled later than the day of the Highland Park or later River Rouge engine log entry. Ref page 501 of Bruce McCalley's "Model T Ford."
Also, some engine blocks were damaged and replaced. Of our 6 Ts two had blocks that were replaced. It is easy to tell on a block that has a casting date (for USA engines many have the casting date before 1921 and for Canadian Engines the casting dates continued through 1927). If the serial number indicates the engine was assembled before it was cast then it is either a replacement block or the engine serial number was stamped incorrectly or the casting date was set up in the mold incorrectly or the number is too hard to read accurately etc.
In the case of your engine number it is listed on page 532 of Bruce’s book as being on the Apr 27, 1925 engine log.
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Try this: http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/sernos.htm