Where is the correct location on an early 17?
There's no VIN plate on a 1917 Ford.
There's only a serial number on the block.
Note that VIN is a relatively recent term/concept in the history of the automobile.
Here's Royce Peterson's 1917 from an earlier thread:
(It's a patent plate, not a Vin plate, no serial numbers on the plate after early 1915 in USA)
History of the VIN: http://nisrinc.com.mandrake.arvixe.com/include/common/VIN.html
I had forgot that it was changed by then To a patent plate , thanks