I recently bought a 1927 Tudor Sedan and would like to find out the date my car was built. All of the numbers match and the VIN number is 14991341. Can any of you good folks point me in the right direction to narrow down when this old gal was built?
welcome to the affliction Daniel We love pictures here how about posting a picture of your "Old Gal" in your profile. Royce pointed you to the correct place and Judging by the serial # she was built somewhere close to the 23rd or 24th of may 1927 enjoy her!
Pictures are always welcome and allow for the "experts" to give you tons of information about your vehicle.
You can also tell a lot from the casting date on the motor. For example the block in my 1919 was cast on July 28, 1919 and it became a motor
on July 30th. Barely enough time to cool.
A bit of trivia - On the day the block became a motor Henry Ford turned 56 years old.
Fred, that's dang cool!
Daniel; If you insist on "dating" your model "T" please make sure she is dressed for the occasion they like to be clean on the outside but leave the motor and undercarriage greasy.
Sorry couldn't resist any longer
Your car is one of the last produced. The serial number dates the engine to Tuesday, May 24, 1927. A week later #15,007,034, reputed to be the last T produced, was assembled on Wednesday, June 1.
I want to thank all of you guys for the help, kind words and warm greetings. To Royce, thanks for the website info and to Steve Jelf, thanks so much for the precise dating, I really appreciate it. And to G.R. Cheshire, I'll make sure she has fender skirts before I take her out. I will get some pictures up as soon as she gets back home; right now she is in the shop for a few things that are beyond my capacity.
Daniel, with such a late engine and frame number, does your car have a vaporizer carb setup? Don't pull your pan inspection cover until you have to, but when you do, check and see if your rod caps have built in oil dippers. If so, you probably have the original rods and lightweight steel pistons.
Daniel, I see you registered a couple of months ago, so you may have already seen this. But if not, here it is: http://dauntlessgeezer.com/DG80.html.
And just to engender a bit of apprehension: http://dauntlessgeezer.com/DG79.html.
Welcome Daniel to the Model T Affliction. I'm glad I'm not the only one to date my Model T. I took her to the Ice Cream Parlor yesterday afternoon for a Malt.