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GPierce 10-10-2017 08:10 AM

What year is this serial number
 

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I came across a Ford Delivery Van project with a 4 cylinder engine for sale.
The serial number is 5217966 and the title says it's a 1934. Is that a 1934 serial number?

rotorwrench 10-10-2017 08:26 AM

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For early Ford serial numbers (VIN) you can always check the VanPelt Sales web site.
http://www.vanpeltsales.com/FH_web/f...ialnumbers.htm

GPierce 10-10-2017 08:40 AM

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Apparently Vanpelt doesn't list the 4 cylinder serial numbers.

Kens 36 10-10-2017 09:04 AM

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GPierce,

That is likely a 1934 S/N. The 4-cylinder serial numbers started with 5,189,491 in 1934. The 4 cyl engine was discontinued for trucks on March 1, 1934.

Ken

Bob C 10-10-2017 09:57 AM

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According to Vince's site it's June 1933. http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/ABenginenumbers.htm

Bob

mhsprecher 10-10-2017 11:10 AM

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Buy that sucker if the price is right. Looks like a good start.

GPierce 10-10-2017 12:43 PM

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Thanks guys.
It's out of my price range, the owner turned down $10,000.

rotorwrench 10-10-2017 01:33 PM

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I didn't even think about the B engines but they were numbered differently. You can find those listed on the link if you scroll down past all the A stuff. The number would have a B prefix on a car and a BB prefix on a truck. It should be June of 1933 according to that list. http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/ABenginenumbers.htm

If it has a 18 prefix then it is a V8 frame with a model B engine and it would be a 1934. A lot of years have gone by so many changes could have happened.

Charlie Stephens 10-10-2017 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by GPierce (Post 1537513)
I came across a Ford Delivery Van project with a 4 cylinder engine for sale.
The serial number is 5217966 and the title says it's a 1934. Is that a 1934 serial number?

Where are you finding the serial number? On the frame near the cowl but readable without removing anything?

Charlie Stephens

GPierce 10-10-2017 02:04 PM

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Only on the title.

I have not personally seen this car. When I posted the original question I was concerned about the the 34 title and what I thought was. 32 radiator shell. I didn't realize until I perused the link Rotorwrench posted that the 34 trucks used what appeared to be a32 shell.

DavidG 10-10-2017 02:46 PM

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The hood and radiator shell say '33, not '34, which is consistent with the engine build date. (The issue is a bit confused by the dashes laying in the foreground as the one on top is '32 while the one beneath is '33-'34.)


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