What is the first year that Model Ts had starters?
I have always understood 1919, but more knowledgeable people here will deny, confirm or expand on that....
Not all 1919 had starters ,but some one will know when they were added.
07-24-1919 block replaced with the new starter type.
To the best of my recollection, the closed cars began to have starter/generator system in about the middle of January 1919. The open cars (at least some) were available with the starting system around the first to middle part of May 1919. My 1919 starter car is middle of May. Has some of the unique early starter car parts on it.
Not, of course, counting the dozen or so earlier add-on accessory starters designed by Rube Goldberg (just kidding, most of them actually worked quite well). They were available by late 1913 if I recall correctly.
I am not the expert either, but the information given by Dick L, Kevin H, Frank v E, and Dennis H is all what I remember also.
Model Ts were available without a starter at least through 1926 model year.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
I think that Starters were still considered an option right through 1927. Not all were purchased with them.
Like Dennis said.
1927 - Starter and 21-inch demountable wheels were standard on all cars. Starter was optional on the truck.
Touring early models with 30 x 3-1/2 non-demountable wheels and no starter. Available only on special order before calendar 1926.
Starter is optional on the truck. Pickup body for Runabout, $25.
NOTE: Starter and 21” demountable wheels were standard on all cars after early calendar 1926.