New to model t , wondered where to look for engine numbers an if there was body or chassie numbers if so where are they located ? Thanks
The engine number was stamped into the engine on the left side above the water intake fitting. On some cars the same number was stamped into the right frame under the front floorboard or in front of the firewall. In either case the Vin was the same as the engine number. Most cars have had the engines rebuilt or swapped and it is not unusual to have a number which was manufactured a different year than the body. Sometimes the engine number was ground off and re-stamped with the original number or an after market engine block was used which had no number stamped on it.
The most important thing today is to have the title and registration match whatever number is on your car.
Before December 1925 the only VIN was on the engine.
Welcome to the forum and world of Ford Model T's.
Welcome to the forum and the hobby. Note if the engine is earlier than mid 1912 the number is located on a pad on the right front of the engine.
Please let us know more about your car. Was it manufactured in the USA, Canada, England, or some where else? What year? What type of body? etc.
Also I try to post the following for new folks and I just copied it from a recent thread:
A good reference for getting a T going that has been setting for a while is called "Removing a T from Mothballs" by Milt Webb there are several posting with that listed. One is located at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/8538.html That same posting has some good information on how to drive a T but there are also several you-tube videos on that.
As a new owner I would also encourage you read up on some of the safety items. The T was produced long before the OSHA rules and with 2 wheel brakes no bumpers etc. it wouldn't pass the current requirements. But it also has several items that can damage the car, injure you, or in a few rare cases that can get you killed. (I.e. loss of brakes -- not a problem in a wide open area -- not so good if you are headed down a hill and the road is a T intersection, you have the stop sign and the traffic is fast and heavy.) It is similar to horses - Nothing to worry about -- if you don't run up behind one -- you won't get kicked. But if you have never been around horses -- you don't want to learn that one from personal experience. The same for some of the known T issues. Please see the safety items -- 11th entry at the posting at: www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/8538.html
Also recommend you check out the nearest local chapter. This forum is a wealth of information, but often having someone that is familiar with T's who can look at the car can save several days of posting questions etc.
Again welcome to the hobby, forum and I would suggest you consider joining the local chapter and national club. See: http://www.mtfca.com/clubpages/chapters.htm and https://www.modelt.org/chapter-listing.html for Chapters.
And: http://www.mtfca.com/clubpages/joinamember.htm for info on joining the MTFCA.
Good luck and keep us posted.
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