In one hour I will be looking at a number of T blocks...

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: In one hour I will be looking at a number of T blocks...
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 02:18 pm:

...that are literally laying in grass and in/around an old barn.

The invite came from a friend who was given the pick of the cars and parts on a property owned by a friend of his.

Assuming any of these are salvageable, what should I be looking for in a block number?

Just go for the lowest numbers? Any of them?

I don't know how many blocks are available and only have room to safely store a few at most here so I want to pick up only the best of the bunch.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 02:59 pm:

Assuming they're usable, yes, I'd go with the lowest numbers, especially if they're under a million.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Donnie Brown on Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 03:05 pm:

I would get everything you can and give the rest to another T friend, Try your best to save it all... for the next generation. In my opinion there are no bad engine blocks, They are not reproducing them and more than likely will not soon, and if they do the cost will probably be very high....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 03:53 pm:

Laying in grass in Western Oregon? Rust city.

Besides low serial numbers, look for blocks from Improved Fords, with the boss for the hogshead support.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By john kuehn on Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 04:06 pm:

If you see blocks that have the open valve chamber save them for sure. (no valve cover machined areas).


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Derek Kiefer - Mantorville, MN on Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 05:35 pm:

I usually look for aluminum hogsheads, non-starter/gen blocks, and anything that turns over. Also, New Day timers and Champion X plugs.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 12:24 pm:

Well? What did you get?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Seth from NC on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 12:25 pm:

Yeah man! Spill the beans, or blocks as the case may be.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 04:22 pm:

What I got was a horrible disappointment. I'm at work. When I get home, I can elaborate a little further. Ugh.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 06:50 pm:

Pursuit of the untamed aquatic fowl?


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