So after taking a added on at some point plate with a starter buttton on my firewall i found an id plate with the # 139467 is this my original engine number and if so can i finally figure when my 12 was built. Thanks ben jermainne
In 1912 the number on the ID tag on the firewall was not the same number as the engine number. It was close, probably within a couple of thousand one way or another, but it was not the same. Sometimes the ID tag had a higher number, sometimes lower. I believe the ID tag was put on the car in order, then whatever engine was the next in line is what was out in the car. I think Ford stopped the matching engine and body ID tag early 1911.
If you don't have the original engine for your car, but you do have the original ID tag, it is a good place to start. I have the engine for my 1911, but the original ID tag was long gone : ^ (