How can I tell if my model t engine is original
Casey -- I don't know of any way to tell whether the engine in your T is the original one, unless it is a '26-7 car with the engine number also stamped onto the frame. You can make an educated guess by comparing the engine's casting date and serial number with the model year of the car, but that would tell you only whether it COULD be the original. But if those things match, chances are it is the original. If you need help with that part, you can post those numbers here along with pics of your car, and we can help you.
It was not at all uncommon for T's engines to be swapped out for another one, but when that happened it was usually a later engine which went into the car. Not always of course, but usually.
I'm sort of a newcomer to the model t world. I've only owned my 24 touring for about 9 months, but am loving every minute of it. That said, I'm not sure where to even start to look for those numbers
The engine number is above the water inlet on the driver's side of the engine. There is a smooth area there, with stamped numbers. (But some engines are blank, if they are replacements.)
Depending upon the year of the engine, it may or may not have a casting date. If it does, it will be on the same side of the engine toward the rear. Those numbers are raised, cast into the block.
What year is your car?
Oops! Never mind about the "what year is your car" question.
Thanks Mike. I'll check that tonight and post the numbers. Maybe you can help me figure it all out.