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Old 05-07-2021, 07:13 PM   #1
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I exhumed this from the nether world of the garage. Anyone know anything about it?
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Old 05-07-2021, 07:25 PM   #2
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'39 Ford....
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91A is definitely for a 39. It looks a little different then the 39 I had. I wonder if it is a truck air cleaner even though it is not stamped 91C ?
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Thanks Pete and Mike! I wonder....When I was about 14 my Uncle bought a '39 Fordor from a guy that my Dad and Uncle both knew well. I went with my Uncle and we loaded it onto the car trailer and took it home. Dad rebuilt the engine and got everything working. I wonder if that air filter came off that car? I was just a kid.
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I wonder if that air filter came off that car? I was just a kid.

Probably, it did....
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Probably, it did....
You're likely right.They had lot's of cars they bought, fixed up and sold but I only remember one 39. That was a great car and made quite an impression on me. It took awhile to get it going and by the time it was going I had my license. I recall chaufering my Uncle to a few "house parties" as he wouldn't dare drive after drinking. The car was sold and to this day I wonder where it went. By chance if any Barners who live in the TriCity area of Eastern Wa state remember: The car was owned by Bob Ennis. Bob owned a gas station in Kennewick. I believe it was a Texaco station. My Uncle was Laurel Shute. This would have been circa 1976.

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If you had a couple of those and wide spaced fenton dual carb intake it'd make for a nice look.
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Your air cleaner is indeed a '39 model, manufactured by Oakes Products, who supplied this design from February 1939 through 1941.



suffix A1 = AC
suffix A2 = Oakes
suffix A3 =Industrial Wire (was too late for the 1939 model year, beginning in December, 1939)


A unit in the condition yours is in, having such a beautiful patina on an original decal such as yours, I imagine these days would be worth considerably more than a fully restored unit. You have a small treasure there!
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Your air cleaner is indeed a '39 model, manufactured by Oakes Products, who supplied this design from February 1939 through 1941.



suffix A1 = AC
suffix A2 = Oakes
suffix A3 =Industrial Wire (was too late for the 1939 model year, beginning in December, 1939)


A unit in the condition yours is in, having such a beautiful patina on an original decal such as yours, I imagine these days would be worth considerably more than a fully restored unit. You have a small treasure there!
Thank you! Fascinating information. We are looking to downsize and have many parts we know little or nothing about. I'll likely be posting ID inqueries in the future.
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Old 05-09-2021, 02:18 PM   #10
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Your air cleaner is indeed a '39 model, manufactured by Oakes Products, who supplied this design from February 1939 through 1941.



suffix A1 = AC
suffix A2 = Oakes
suffix A3 =Industrial Wire (was too late for the 1939 model year, beginning in December, 1939)


A unit in the condition yours is in, having such a beautiful patina on an original decal such as yours, I imagine these days would be worth considerably more than a fully restored unit. You have a small treasure there!
This is very accurate advice in regard to manufacturer and model years these were installed upon vehicles built by Ford.
A small treasure? Well, it has been said one man's junk is another man's gold.
Ebay this rascal and I'm thinking $30ish, maybe a bit more if you find the "right guy".
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Mike, the kicker is the decal. You just donít find them in that beautiful condition. This would be a find for someone with a Rouge car, and thatís where the value is.
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This is very accurate advice in regard to manufacturer and model years these were installed upon vehicles built by Ford.
A small treasure? Well, it has been said one man's junk is another man's gold.
Ebay this rascal and I'm thinking $30ish, maybe a bit more if you find the "right guy".
Thanks Kube and Alan in post#11. Kube commented in another thread about letting the market decide value by listing on Ebay. Very good advice. I also realize that being rare or exceptional doesn't necessarily make it valuable. Having said that there have been times in the past when I wrestled with myself about purchasing an item such as Alan described and the question I always asked myself was, "where else am I going to get one?".
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Thanks Kube and Alan in post#11. Kube commented in another thread about letting the market decide value by listing on Ebay. Very good advice. I also realize that being rare or exceptional doesn't necessarily make it valuable. Having said that there have been times in the past when I wrestled with myself about purchasing an item such as Alan described and the question I always asked myself was, "where else am I going to get one?".
Ebay, as we all know, can be very fickle. I've seen items sell at "crazy town" prices and a few days later, the identical item, sell for a fraction.

I wish you the best of luck should you decide to sell this.
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