Hello, let me start by saying this is my first model t build im young and have very little mechanical knowledge, bu i do have an appreciation of history and these cars which is why im attempting to do a 1927 deopt hack build. Ive started with a bare frame, ive now purchased a model t converted sawmill as a donor piece. It seems like cars in the eastern part of rhe country here are hard to find in decent condition. The whole thing seems preety rough but the rear end housing, springs, and motor and trans may be restorable? Thats my question the motor is obviously stuck ive taken off the head and see no obvious cracks, 2 of the valves are broken off and it seems like the valve guides may need to be bored? My other question is would the motor turn if the trans is locked up or not in neutral? So all in all would this motor possibly be a decent canidate for restoration? Thanks
I've milled to tops off of valves. Taken a grinder to the valve stems underneath the ports to remove most of the stems and springs. Then drilled down the centre of the valve stems from the top with a 3/16 drill bit for a good inch.
Then punched the stems down with a 3/16 pin punch and a big hammer.
It might help if you could post some pics of the engine set up. Have you removed any type of driveline from the tail end of the engine? You mentioned that the engine would not turn by hand or at least that what its sounds like.
Your need to check every thing out anyway. I would remove the transmission cover and see what it looks like inside.
Again pics would help to see what exactly you have and how its set up.
The engine may or may not be a good candidate to rebuild for a T depot hack. What you find when you remove the engine pan may tell you what you want to know.
Starting with a good block is a must. The rest will have to be determined when you get it apart.
Without detailed pictures it's well nigh impossible to say what you have is usable or not. If nothing in the transmission is broken or stuck, the motor should turn whether it's in gear or not.
In either case, welcome to the affliction. You're going to need this: http://dauntlessgeezer.com/DG80.html