Does anyone know if Ford put the script and made in USA on the heads of the completed engines/transmissions he made after the stop of Model T Ford Production?
This would be the 169,856 complete assemblies he made after ending Model T vehicle production.
Also did he stamp the completed assemblies as Bruce seems to indicate that he last assembly was S/N 15,176,888.
Also, were there any differences in the after vehicle production ceased built engines/transmissions? In other words is there a way to determine if one has an engine from the batch made after the T production ceased? If Ford did indeed stamp the assemblies with the higher serial numbers that would make it easy to identify those units.
The serial numbers were stamped on 'completed' engines, that were fully assembled, and they got a serial number. Blocks only (no crank or rods or pistons or valves) did not have a serial number. Branches sold either one.
After the T was discontinued, the TT was made for a short while longer as there was still some demand or else more parts left at branches maybe for the trucks.
The club Encyl shows a full listing, here is part of the last of the T motors with 'high' serial numbers.
1937 15176825 to 15176853
1938 15176854 to 15176862
1939 15176863 to 15176877
1940 15176878 to 15176881
1941 15176882 to 15176888
The last Model T engine was assembled on August 4, 1941. A total of 169,856 engines were built after the last Model T was assembled in Dearborn.
Would think the later made motors had the '27 style head without script. The other parts maybe were mostly the '27 styles.
And yes, many have reported 'high' serial number engines in their T's noting that a factory replacement was made at some later date.