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Old 08-08-2021, 10:24 AM   #1
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does anyone out there have an original 1933/1934 ford. If so I would like the info from the data plate that says (Body Number) It Has a space LB space no one seems to know the answer. Thanks Stan
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Old 08-08-2021, 10:39 AM   #2
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does anyone out there have an original 1933/1934 ford. If so I would like the info from the data plate that says (Body Number) It Has a space LB space no one seems to know the answer. Thanks Stan

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Old 08-08-2021, 11:26 AM   #3
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Here is a pic of a friends 33 roadster body tag.This particular '33 roadster's vin number corresponds to a bulld date of April 1933.
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This is interesting to me. The pictured body tag 710-LB-4758 is the one on my ’34 roadster. It’s build date is January, 1934 per the serial number on the frame and clutch cover. I believe that the car was assembled in Europe because it came from a European car museum and the serial number has a 40 prefix. It has several other peculiarities.
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Old 08-09-2021, 09:53 AM   #5
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Does your car have the Euro tag on the vertical face of the firewall below that tag? In France the the 33-34 Fords had the designation V8-40 and that is what's stamped on that other tag.See pic. In '32 they were V8-18, for the V8.
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No but it has a copper tag that is punched "motor number" with the 6 digit seral number punched right under it. This looks homemade and I think that it may have been added on when the car was imported. This is the same number that appears on the frame and clutch cover.
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Old 08-09-2021, 10:16 AM   #7
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No record survives as to when individual vehicles were assembled. What does survive is a record of when the engine/transmission assembly was manufactured. Accordingly, your vehicle build date could range from two weeks for domestic production to two or more months if the vehicle was assembled outside of North America given the pace of ocean freighters of the period. (At that time, V8 engines were only produced in Dearborn and across the Detroit River in Walkerville, Ontario.)
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Does your '34 have 2 brake rods (if you still have mechanical brakes) to each of the rear backing plates?
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Yes, the car has 2 brake rods for each back wheel. There is an interesting this thread on this subject headed “1934 brake system” dated 09/20/210.
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Old 08-09-2021, 03:35 PM   #10
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Then TMK its German or French origin. Those countries required that the e brake had its own dedicated brake rod.
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Old 08-09-2021, 05:22 PM   #11
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That would make it likely that the headlights, horns, and words on the control knobs and the gauges would be unique unless later replaced once in the States.
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Larger picture of the 1933 Ford Roadster belonging to a friend of deuce lover.
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Are those the proper headlight lenses that a European ford would have?
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Old 08-09-2021, 06:43 PM   #14
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French Fords of the period were equipped with Marchal lamps which those appear to be. Their horns were unique as well. The lamps and often the horn differed by country elsewhere in Europe.
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Thanks David G . Those Marchal lenses are pretty darn sexy if you ask me
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Here they are on an orig '32 deluxe roadster.Standard equipment.
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Old 08-10-2021, 03:03 PM   #17
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They (the Marchal lamps) sure are sexy and If I ever owned an early Ford from Ford of France I would move heaven and earth to replace the original lamps if they were missing.
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