Need to find body numbers

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Need to find body numbers
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Wheeler on Monday, December 29, 2014 - 09:15 pm:

Have a 1925 tt, need help finding body and engine ID


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Monday, December 29, 2014 - 09:28 pm:

Dan there is not an additional body number as there was on the earlier 1909-early 1920 cars. There should be an number on the USA driver's side of the engine above the water inlet. Normally there will not be any other numbers on a 1925 Ton Truck. If it is really a 1926 or 27 (they look very similar) it will have the same engine number on the top of the frame rail. Just lift up the floor boards and look at the frame rail on both sides above where the emergency brake shaft is bolted to the frame.

Also is this your first T?

Respectfully submitted,

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(Message edited by Hap_tucker on December 29, 2014)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 09:05 am:

Dan,

You posted at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/501524.html?1418569721#POST688296 that you wanted information on a 1926 Model T Chain Drive Truck. And in this posting you asked for information about a 1925 TT which we would normally call a Ton Truck chassis that was supplied by Ford and that did NOT have a chain drive.

This is your second posting so welcome to the forum. And from the two posting youíve made I would guess and it is only a guess, you are new to Model T Fords. If that is not the case feel free to skip all of the rest of this posting because that is what it is geared for.

If you are new to Model Ts it is easy to confuse the different years and models. That is because Ford wanted to make a single model that would be used forever. That didnít happen because the public wanted to have something that was not only newer but that folks could tell it was newer and different from the other cars around them. Most of the Model T parts 1909-1927 can be interchanged with minor or in some cases major modification. You can drop a 1909 engine and transmission after approximately #2500 or a 1927 engine and transmission in a frame and it fits. You have to have the correct water outlet to match up with the radiator, change the foot pedal slots in some cases but it will drop in fairly easily. So it is very common to have multiple year parts on a given chassis. (And in some cases they came from the factory that way.) I would recommend you post some photos so folks can help you identify what you have. I.e. do you have a Car chassis that was converted to a chain drive truck as shown below. Thank you Jay for originally posting that photo! (See also the thread at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/147274.html?1277423056 discussing the Smith Form a Truck. And note other manufactures offered other chain drive conversions.)



Or do you have a Ford Ton Truck chassis? Tony Marinoís 1924 C cab is shown below but they also had a closed cab and an owner could purchase just the chassis and put any cab on it they wanted.



Notice also that the running board doesnít stick out much past the rear running board brace. In about mid 1925 they went to a slightly longer running board that extended beyond the running board brace. That longer running board was continued through to the end of 1927 Ton Truck production.

If you could post some photos that would help. If you canít Ė if you can e-mail them to me, I will try to post them for you. You can click on my name at the beginning of this posting and it will call up my profile. My e-mail address is the third line down.

And below shows where the number is stamped onto the block. Note it is the 10,000,000 block so it was painted special. The block behind it shows the more normal thin with runs coating.



Respectfully submitted,

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