Would anybody have the exact date when C500,000 was made in 1924? I can't find it anywhere in my files.
Hi David, from the New Zealand register I have four engine numbers with casting info which could help you. Quite obviously casting dates and numbering sequences are all up the creek.
C491066 cast 3.18.B
C506041 cast 11.13.A
C506469 cast 7.13.A
C506735 cast 11.23.A
Regards, Rod McKenzie
May 31 1924 497428
Jun 30 1924 503911
info from Herman Smith, Historial Consultant, Ford Canada. January 1987
Bump. Thank you to all contributors thus far. I too have all the lists that at best an educated guess can be made. Does anybody have the actual date?
The Ford Canada Archives in Oakville, Ontario no longer exists. Their archives were packed up and sent to Ford Archives in Dearborn, Michigan, USA. These archive, last I heard, had to be catalogued. This archive is not open to the public. THIS IS NOT THE BENSON.
Other records were found at the Ford Canada plant in Windsor (Walkerville) when it closed. These records include Monthly Statements for all Branches Oct 1913 through July 1922. These were turned over to the University Of Windsor. Viewing by appointment. uwindsor.ca
There might be a chance that information may be recorded in one of the Canadian Model T Times or possibly in a book about Ford of Canada. But I do not recall seeing it listed before. I know the 1,000,000 1931 Model A Ford Town Sedan was documented. But the 500,000 Canadian produced engine (as it would not be the 500,000 Canadian Model T) I don't recall seeing.
Do you remember seeing it documented somewhere and if so, do you remember where?
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I looked through a couple of Ford of Canada Service bulletins, also Ford Owner and Dealer magazines -- but I did not find anything relevant. I did not see anything in "Ford 100 Years in Canada" either. I also checked James C. Mays' book "Ford and Canada - 100 years Together" but I did not find anything on Model T #500,000. I did get side tracked and had a wonderful time looking at information on Ford of Canada's One Millionth car, a 1931 Slant Windshield Model A Ford Town Sedan assembled on Mar 24, 1931.
Again, if you have any leads on if you have ever seen anything in print on the Canadian Model T #500,000 please let us know -- as that would help us be able to focus our search. I would guess, but it is only a guess that the Canadian Ford Times (or if that was already discontinued -- the "Ford Pictorial" equivalent published by Ford Canada) might have a short note about it.
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