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Old 02-09-2012, 09:15 PM   #1
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Is there any one out there that can tell me why I have a letter B stamped in front of my number 18 in my vin number? I h ave looked st allot of charts with vin numbers and no of the show a 34 vin number starting with a letter B. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 02-09-2012, 09:31 PM   #2
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Any chance there is a star in front of the 18 and not a "B?. Ford used stars at each end of the serial number.

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Model B engine in the car.

http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/ABenginenumbers.htm
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:16 PM   #4
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The letter b tells that the car orginally had a four cylinder engine and inclusive parts. I am looking for a good model 40 v8 car but they cost alot.
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:26 PM   #5
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Good guess, but how do you explain the "18"?

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Old 02-09-2012, 11:34 PM   #6
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All assembly locations were supposed to stamp the frame number following a star and 18 >Some locations did not stamp as instructed .Some assembly plants stamped only the star
,.Some were stamped with 40 in place of 18. Lee34
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:55 AM   #7
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Upon looking with a mag glass I see,

star B18 star (Then my 6 numbers) star

What do I have? I got the Tudor with a V8, but then it could have had a four cyl engine before some one decided a V8 would go faster quicker, hummmmmmmmmm!
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:57 AM   #8
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A 34 4 cyl would have a star B then a SEVEN digit serial # starting with a 5 and followed by another star . Normal US 34 V-8's would have star 18 dash six digits star . Like stated above this can be messed up a bit = I have a 33 that has the 18 on the tranny & not on the frame . I also have a 33 that has 40 instead of 18 on the frame & of course some that have the normal star 18 dash 6 digits star . On yours the B doesn't make sense & also the star between 18 & the six digit sequence # should be a dash . Did this car happen to be RHD at some time ?
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Upon looking with a mag glass I see,

star B18 star (Then my 6 numbers) star

What do I have? I got the Tudor with a V8, but then it could have had a four cyl engine before some one decided a V8 would go faster quicker, hummmmmmmmmm!
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