The numeric serial number is unique and is not directly correlated to the prefix letter s. Ford Canada used serial number series of their own creation and control. Older vehicles are subject to normal wear and tear and we have tried to indicate the overall condition of the vehicle to the best of our ability. Additionally, it is also possible to have a car assembled at a much later date than the engine numbering date, due to slow sales and vehicle production especially during 1931 , and freight distance from the Rouge to the several west coast assembly plants. This second date may have been only days, months, or possibly even years after the initial 'reservation' and reassignment of the numbers for foreign use. Accessories X Many aftermarket accessories. Our 2013 Bonneville Speed Week was fantastic!!! Aftermarket thick brass shim packs: A not-so-good idea! Have you ever wondered why even the best rebuilt or highly modified Model A engine has a useful life that is just a small fraction of the useful life of a modern engine? The acceptable level was determined by the amperage drawn by the electric motors.
Be aware I have had numerous starter pedals stick when I release them so you may have to stomp the pedal or disconnect the batteries if you cant get it to shut off. The thick brass shim packs are unnecessary, counterproductive, and allow the cap fasteners to lose torque and clamp load as the soft brass and tin is further compressed over time. By utilizing the Ford Garage web site, the User agrees to these terms and conditions and assumes all liability and responsibility for the User's use of the information presented. The Specifications and License Data page above in the Instruction Book is quite clear and specific about this. Steel caps do not wear or deform in normal circumstances and if properly fitted.
The table below shows the information available from Ford of Canada Historical Archives and Ford Motor Company of Australia Pty. Bearing wear is not really the factor, nor should sloppy engine rebuilding work be a factor requiring the use of shims. Our 1929 Model A Ford Coupe is now the fastest Model A Ford powered Model A Ford Coupe ever at El Mirage! I am seeking further information and photos about these German G28T series engines, their prefix s , serial numbers, and format. Not all are indexed or linked on this home page. They have a distributor and are hooked to the plugs with metal strips. Remove a shim from the other side of the cap to get another 0. Readers of this article will also learn about modern engineering methodology, understand the reasoning behind engineering design decisions, and learn how a collection of sand cores can come together to form the cavities of a complex casting.
You are responsible for shipping. Tudor Sedan project Simple and accurate - Why is this new? Drove it for 30 years to work and back, The receipts he kept for the car started in 1953 for a wheel alignment listed mileage was 08000. Later number pads were un-machined as-cast surfaces. Production Timeline Legend White shading indicates monthly production records summary from the Benson Ford Research Center. Does this apply to you? One consequence of the delayed use of warehoused engines is that it is possible to find a 1931 Model A which has a mid-February or earlier built engine having the early numeral styles fonts , which was installed in a chassis after mid-February, and which has the frame number stamped using the later style numerals 1, 6, and 9. The vehicle was sometimes assembled up to 3 months after the engine was assembled, tested, and numbered. This 1930 Ford Model A Coupe is one that represented the next car in line for Ford, the Model A, or A-Model.
The hammering crank and lost torque allows the caps to be deformed over time as well. Personal, ertified or bank checks are not accepted for payment. Only the specific engine serial number, not the prefix nor type, can identify the actual engine production facility as being either the Rouge or Dagenham, England. But, e can not always find everything that is not perfect with a vehicle, o independent inspections are welcome and encouraged. The engine now had pressurized main and cam bearings, and, thanks to slightly higher compression and improved carburetion, horsepower was up to 50. Model B 'engine' serial numbers started at 5,000,000 and increased sequentially. Important Note: The engine serial number only dates the final approval of the assembled run-in engine, not the casting dates of the engine components, not the actual assembly date of the engine components, and not the assembly date of the vehicle.
The G28T carried the engine serial number stamped on the pad above the water inlet on the left hand side of the block, the same location as all the earlier Model A's. When present, the frame number was a duplicate of the original engine number of that chassis. German 1936-41 Model B Engine Serial Numbers and Location German Model B series engines from 1936-41 used an apparently improved version of the original 1932 Model B engine, prior to the implementation of the yet further-improved 1942 G28T 'B' engine having insert bearings and pressure oiling. Likewise, the thick shim pack moves the steel cap away from the block and also further increases the thickness of the soft Babbitt in the cap. Also included are many original era photographs and literature, era accessories, collectibles and speed equipment, as well as topics about various tools, techniques, and methods used in the service, repair, and restoration of antique Ford cars, trucks, and parts. The fatigue properties of materials were not well understood. Appearance X Very nice and tidy.
The most obvious was a new fuel pump on the right side-an easy way to tell an A from a B is the presence of a fuel pump mount. By substituting these four redesigned parts, a stock appearing Model A engine can have the reliability and longer life of a modern engine, and a hot-rodded engine will have a much higher probability of staying together. Filters X Cooling System X Antifreeze good with a 6-blade fan for better air flow through radiator. The numeric serial number is unique and is not directly correlated to the prefix letter s. Production Timeline Legend White shading indicates monthly production records summary from the Benson Ford Research Center.
The first few search results are always Google recommended ads that I don't control or profit from Please try the Search! The serial number is separate from the prefix letter s. The only guarantee with an older vehicle is that someplace, ometime, omething will need repaired! During the early heyday of Model A production, serial number assignments for foreign use were essentially made on an as-requested, running, and instantaneous basis. In the 1930's, vehicle theft was actually quite a large problem. Burtz Automotive engine design and analyses has changed dramatically and is vastly improved since the Ford Model A engine was designed and analyzed in 1927. Many completed and numbered engines were warehoused and stored for extended periods before assignment and installation in a vehicle. Please feel free to ask me any more questions and I will be glad to answer them as soon as I can.
This will turn on power to the spark plugs. As time permits and projects change, items will be added to the table. Number stamped on flywheel housing. It is popularly but incorrectly claimed that the serial number of the vehicle was a frame number. He lovingly finished the restoration over the next 3 years, nd had it on the road by 2002. Financing Nationwide Shipping and Warranties available to qualified buyers.
Canadian-produced engines can be readily identified by their Canada-unique prefixes and serial numbers. Car details Make me an offer. As the brass shim compresses in use, the bolt torque and clamp is lost and the cap can move around and fret the shim and loosen further. Is there others that you have used or would recommend? Yes the Avatar is my car sitting on the U-haul trailer in front of a friends home. Dash X X Very nice. An 'earlier' engine could be defined as one with either an earlier serial number indicating production date , or one having earlier part feature characteristics than the serial number date would nominally indicate. The 29 has a crank.