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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dennis M., Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Dennis M.
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
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    Dennis M.
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    from San Jose

    I'm cleaning out my grandfathers old shed and came across a few Model T engines. I was wondering if anybody new if they were worth anything or are they just scrap metal?
     
  2. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
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    Not much interest in them here on the HAMB, the Ford Barn would be a good place to list them for sale. What they are worth depends on the year.
     
  3. Throw some pictures up- if any have aftermarket goodies on them, the Banger guys will be interested/help you with value.
     
  4. There is also a Model T site, MTFCA.org.

    Charlie Stephens
     

  5. Don't scrap them! They aren't making them anymore ya know. Better to give them away!
     
  6. Start by ID'ing what they actually are and go from there.
     
  7. slodat
    Joined: Aug 18, 2009
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    If you need help with the years, the engine number will help identify the engine month and year.

    Early blocks "open valve" are worth significantly more.
     
  8. need louvers ?
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    need louvers ?
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    Why in hell would scrapping even be an option? Like was said up the page they don't make them any more and someone out there is looking for one somewhere. Any item 85-100 years old deserves that basic respect...
     
  9. ^^^^This.
     
  10. carmuts
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    MTFCA. org get alot more trafiic than the T portion of Fordbarn. Alot of the value will depend on the years. Early engines (1909-1914) bring crazy money. Mid 1914's-1919's not very much. 1923-1925's do OK and 1926-1927 are desirable because of the transmission changes and the popularity of the 26-27 body styles, the money is decent but don't over estimate their worth as they are more plentiful also. PM me the serial numbers and I can look up the years. Rod
     
  11. HighSpeed LowDrag
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    HighSpeed LowDrag
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    from Houston

    Interested as well. Serial #'s would help.
     
  12. seb fontana
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    seb fontana
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    Why?
     
  13. 1927Tudor
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    1927Tudor
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    Definitely worth some money, particularly early years...
     
  14. Normbc9
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    That engine if it is complete gets the bidders at many Car Restorer Auctions really bidding the prices up. I still see one being used as an Industrial Engine driving an irrigation pump north of my town. They are simple, light, dependable and have a reputation for longevity if properly cared for.
    Normbc9
     
  15. Dennis M.
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 31

    Dennis M.
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    from San Jose

    Thanks for all the response. Scraping them is a last resort. I will try to get some pics up soon along with the serial numbers on the block. The engines are located in san jose.
     
  16. Mooseman
    Joined: Apr 4, 2007
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    Scrapping is never a resort when it comes to this stuff, they arent costing you any money to keep maybe just a little space. Find a model t guy who might want them.

    Every bit of old car stuff that gets scrapped is something we will never ever ever get back. EVER.
     
  17. i like cars & stuff
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    i like cars & stuff
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    from Aotearoa

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