I have a good 1928-1929 Model A Ford pickup cab and box that I might be willing to sell the new owner of this chassis if they are interested in restoring a 1928 Model A Ford pickup. Dave Sturges, 14505 MacClintock Drive Glenwood, Maryland 21738-9626 410 442-2724. Summary I would like to collect additional body assembly plant numbers from as many cars as possible. If by chance you will be entering your car in high point Model A judging , it is important that the engine number be within the known range of them for the model year. Canadian engine production records, prefixes, and details follow in the second table below, after the Rouge records.
I now have a lot more larger and more detailed photos of this chassis and can email them to you if you call me anytime at 406-799-1847 here in Bozeman Montana. Can't wait to read more about your car. There's enough numbers that I know it starts with 3 million thanks to your chart. The Model A had a 103. The engine number was assigned and stamped at the Rouge and was usually, but not always, later stamped on the top of the frame flange at the vehicle assembly plant as a backup to aid in positive identification of stolen vehicles. It had been sitting in a garage for 25 years, after being passed around the same family its whole life. The body and chassis are both straight and solid.
If I get time in the future, I may remove the 4 wheels shown in these photos and install the correct wheels. The prefix was then followed by an additional 'A' if it was a truck engine. I could see the last four numbers and the star perfectly. Thanks again for the info. Joe needs those gauges, as the Model A is a driver. I also have most of the body parts to built a 1928-1929 sport coupe or 5 window coupe if that is what you are interested in building. In cooler climates, owners could purchase an cast iron unit to place over the exhaust manifold to provide heat to the cab.
The engine was rebuilt less than 1000 miles ago with new pistons, rings, rods, valves, guides, springs, lifters, timing gears. Model A Ford Assembly Plants Canada Following is a list of the assembly plants with their equated letter codes. Included were both current production parts and service only parts i. There were three items that were included in the data. Those numbers were 1, 6, and 9. Follow along as Danny goes over the ins and outs of these cars, including typical problem areas. This Model A Ford chassis originally came with a Tudor sedan body and was built in early October of 1928.
Previous Fords used controls that had become uncommon to drivers of other makes. I hope they then suffered from blood poisoning before they had their leg amputated and soon thereafter died. There is no Ford literature available indicating a frame number was ever intended for any primary identification of a vehicle by Ford. Briggs and Murray bodied cars also had a body company number tag affixed to either the wooden body cross member or firewall. Green shading indicates a production milestone or unique engine data point for reference. The engine flywheel housing number then became the serial number for the completed vehicle after final assembly. Additionally, it is usually difficult or impossible to read the frame number due to frame corrosion and pitting from the moisture held by the cotton frame webbing.
The Model A's fuel tank was situated in the cowl, between the engine compartment's fire wall and the dash panel. For registering an antique car in California see website www. The 'F' series system was modified in late 1929. Many states don't ask for it if the car is over 10 years old, but Kentucky always asks for it. The body cowl and excellent Tudor sedan sub-frame is included with this chassis unless the new owner does not want it. Typical fuel consumption was between 25 and 30 mpg U.
She won't want to get dirty by lying on the ground so she'll just tell me to read it off to her. The generator, starter, distributor and oil pump are rebuilt. That is because it was much less expensive to swap an engine from a wreck than it was to rebuild an engine when these cars were in use. I couldn't believe the number was there in the frame right under the cowel. Henry's disdain for cosmetic vanity as applied to automobiles led him to leave the Model A's styling to a team led by his son , even though he would take credit for it despite his son doing more of the work.
Please see the relevant section below for detail information on engine serial numbers for each A or B engine type and production location of interest. Are you remembering to shut off the gas valve for the night? If you run into snags research could be the solution. Just lift the front floor mat or carpet and look on the top of the front body cross member in front of the seat riser or support or on either side rail. Scooter 1 9 2 7 First Last Total 1 9 3 0 First Last TotalOctober1137137January2,742,6962,826,64983,954November138971834February2,826,6502,940,776114,127December9725,2754,304March2,940,7773,114,465173,689 1 9 2 8April 3,114,4663,304,703190,238January5,27617,25111,976 May3,304,7043,509,306204,603February17,25236,01618,765June3,509,3073,702,547193,241March36,01767,70031,684July3,702,5483,771,36268,815April67,701109,74042,040August3,771,3633,883,888112,526May109,741165,72655,986September3,883,8894,005,973122,085June165,727224,22658,500October4,005,9744,093,99588,022July224,227295,70771,481November4,093,9964,177,73383,738August295,708384,86789,160December4,177,7344,237,50059,767September384,868473,01288,145 1 9 3 1October473,013585,696112,684January4,237,5014,310,30072,800November585,697697,829112,133February4,310,3014,393,62783,327December697,830810,122112,293March4,393,6284,520,831127,204 1 9 2 9April4,520,8324,611,92191,090January810,123983,136173,014May4,611,9224,695,99984,078February983,1371,127,171144,035June4,696,0004,746,73050,731March1,127,1721,298,827171,656July4,746,7314,746,73030,552April1,298,8281,478,647179,820August-none--none-0May1,478,6481,663,401184,754 September4,777,2834,824,80947,527June1,663,4021,854,831191,430October4,824,8104,826,7461,937July1,854,8322,045,422190,591November4,826,7474,826,7464,060August2,045,4232,243,920198,498December-none--none-0 September2,243,9212,396,932153,012 1 9 3 2October2,396,9332,571,781174,849January4,830,8074,842,98312,177November2,571,7822,678,140106,359February4,842,9844,846,6913,708December2,678,1412,742,69564,555March4,846,6924,849,3402,649 Those are all the Model A serial numbers, actually the engine numbers that were also stamped on frame at assembly time. It looks very nice as black always makes a car standout. It was a stylish and elegant vehicle, which had been designed by Henry Ford's son, Edsel.
Fortunately, the top of the frame rail has only light surface rust on it so that frame serial number is still plainly visible. Any number present is frequently obscured or illegible due to corrosion and pitting from moisture held by the cotton frame webbing between the frame and body. You really cannot compare the driveability of these cars - apples and oranges. The paint is older and looks nice, but is not show quality. This was a minor concern given the benefits in simplicity. He sprayed some black paint to contrast with the red body color inside and had Bear Metal Kustoms fabricate aluminum door panels and a custom console to house modern oil pressure and water temp gauges below the stock instrument panel.