Serial numbers 246322
Wanting to se if original to car
Casting date 3 20 13
The table in the book "Model T Ford the Car That Changed the World" says that engine 246322 was one of 800 engines assembled on April 10, 1913.
So at least the assembly date is later than the block casting date.
A really tough question. At least, without a lot more information. Without a known and somewhat verifiable history, and at least some of the original paperwork? It is practically impossible to say for certain that any engine IS original to any model T before the 1926 model year (most '26 and '27 Ts had both a frame and an engine number, no other years did). More than 100,000 (probably nearly a million!) model Ts had their engines changed at least once in their past. Most of those without any record of it kept. Probably nearly a third of all model Ts still "on the road" do not have their original engine in them.
The first step would be to determine the likelihood of the car being a genuine 1913. Some known history and a lot of good detail photos would help there.
Wayne, Pat sent me some pics of the car, it's definitely a '13 with the usual few issues. Looks like a nice car. Not a fan of the color.
How come I didn't get to see the pictures? You know I like pictures?
Can't get them to load
THAT, I can understand. The funny part about it is, I have no trouble resizing pictures on my computer, or uploading them onto this website (piece of cake!). I just can't get them onto my computer in the first place . I used to be able to do it on my old computer and from my old camera. But between updated programs, a new camera because the old one died, and a bunch of unwanted automatic updates that hid all my icons (I hate the computer/gamer mentality), I can't do half the things I could on a computer ten to twenty years ago.
Here's two of 'em!
What color IS that ?? Horn's upside down - (neener neener)
Hey, it's discrete - I thought it was pink or something.. Looks good to me
Is unusual to see the early lower firewall brackets on that late of a '13, not to mention the horn.
I love it! That, looks like a perfect model T.
Drive it. Enjoy it. Tinker a bit. Enjoy it some more.
Larry my April '13 has the same brackets FWIW. But my horn is black and brass and mounted correctly! Looks like a '12 bracket, but not sure.