Could someone date these two engines for me and is it possible to get the month of manufacture.
Thanks in advance for any and all help.
3525781. And. 12988761
3525781 = 11-5-19
12988871 = 12-24-25.
From Bruce McCalley's serial numbers list.
Mis-typed the second number in the post but the date is correct for Mr. Williams' given number.
3525781 = November 5, 1919 Second shift.
12988761 = December 24, 1925
As an addition, the "model year" for each engine would be 1920 and 1926 respectively.
Wow you guys are good....
Can anyone please help me confirm the dates for these numbers?
135226 - I've been told July of 1912, but have no exact date in July
12518947 - October 17, 1925
14782481 - March 8, 1927
14944455 - May 5, 1927
Do these appear accurate?
I would also like it if someone could point me in the right direction for finding such a data base so I can find these dates on my own in the future?
Frank, all three of those dates are correct. Bruce McCalley's Model T Encyclopedia has all that information. Some of it is on this website in truncated form, but the complete version is available on disk: http://dauntlessgeezer.com/DG80.html
It may be the best $50 you can spend on the Model T hobby.
Here's a link to the data base on the MTFCA website:
The table in the link breaks down by month. There is a larger table that breaks down engine production by day in the book, "Model T Ford, the Car That Changed the World". I highly recommend getting a bound copy of the book, or, even better, get the expanded version on CD from this link:
Thank you gentlemen
My engine is close to James'; 12987766. By extrapolation I once figured the manufacturing date to be between Christmas and New-year in 1925. That tells me nothing as far as the manufacturing date of the car, which was most likely built in Copenhagen, Denmark. The engine must have been shipped by coal burning steamer across the ocean. The car was first licensed in Oslo, Norway on May 1st, 1926.