Rusty Nuts ... 1928-1948 OLD FORD DATA........

Disclaimer...
The following information was gathered from various sources over the years. Most of the following information was published as articles in various car magazines during the 70's. I had copied and saved the information into a spiral tablet and saved it for personal use.

I do not recall the publication title, nor the authors names. I do believe that the information has been published by various others over the years. If anyone recalls exactly which magazines and who the author was that this data appeared in, please let me know so I can give credit to the proper individuals.

Being as it is good information.. I thought that I would share it.


Miscellaneous Ford Data (1928 to 1948)

  • Engine Numbers
  • Serial Numbers
  • Spindle Numbers
  • Front Spring Dimensions
  • Wheel Data
  • Axle Shafts
  • Pistons
  • Connecting Rods
  • Wheel Bearings (Front)


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    Engine Numbers

    Year Model Cyl HP From # To # Remarks
    1931 A 4 -- A3800000 A5000000  
    1932 B 4 -- AB5000001 AB5175514  
    1932 18 V8 -- 18-1 18-203126  
    1933 40 4 -- 5168001 5185848  
    1933 40 V8 -- 18-203127 18-457477  
    1934 40 V8 -- 18-457478 18-1234356  
    1935 48 V8 -- 18-1234357 18-2207110  
    1936 68 V8 -- 18-2207111 18-3331856  
    1937 74 V8 60 54-6602 54-358334 ** '37 Engine # 54-358190 to 54-38334 used in '38 (144)
    1937 78 V8 85 18-3331857 18-4186446 -- '37 Engine # 18-4186389 to 18-4186446 used in '38 (57)
    1938 82A V8 60 54-358335 Unknown ** '37 Engine # 54-358190 to 54-38334 used in '38 (144)
    1938 81A V8 85 18-4186447 18-4661000 -- '37 Engine # 18-4186389 to 18-4186446 used in '38 (57)
    1939 92A V8 60 Unknown 54-506500  
    1939 91A V8 85 18-4661001 18-5210700  
    1940 022A V8 60 54-506501 UP  
    1940 01A V8 85 18-5210701 UP  
    1941 -- V8   18-5896295 UP  
    1942-46 -- 6   1GA-34801 UP  
    1942 -- V8   18-6769036 UP  
    1943-45 -- V8   None Manuf ------------  
    1946 69A V8   99A-650280 UP  
    1947 -- 6   71GA-326418 77HA-0512  
    1947 79A V8   799A-1412708 799A-2071231  
    1948 87HA 6   87HA-0536 UP  
    1948 69A V8   899A-1984859 UP  
    Note: Number Location:
    - Model A - on LEFT SIDE, Center of motor block
    - B4 - Top of LEFT Frame Member in front of cowl..Also on top of flywheel hsg on left side.
    - V8's - On LEFT Frame member in front of cowl, also ahead of Front Axle and on Top of
    clutch Hsg.(Under hole in floor near foot rest).

     

     

    Serial Numbers

    YEAR FROM TO REMARKS
    28A A1 810122 Located on Left Side of Cylinder Block
    29A 810123 2675999 Located on Left Side of Cylinder Block
    30 2676000 UP Located on Left Side of Cylinder Block
    31A 3556658 UP Located on Left Side of Cylinder Block
    32B 5000000 UP Located on Left Side of Cylinder Block
    46- 6Cyl- 6GA 1GA-227524 1GA-326417 Located on Left Side of Cylinder Block
    32-48 V8's Same as Engine Nbr. Same as Engine Nbr. Located Top Left Frame, also on top of Flywheel Housing

     

     

    Spindle Numbers

    Year Number
    28-31A A - 3105 - 6
    32-34 B - 3105 - 6
    35 48 - 3105 - 6
    36 68 - 3105 - 6
    37-41 78 - 3105 - 6
    42-47 21A - 3105 - 6
    48(Early) 21A - 3105 - 6
    48(Late) - 49 8A - 3105 - 6

     

    Front Springs

    Year Width Length Eye
    28-32A (4cyl) 1- 3/4 16- 7/8 9/16
    32-34 (V8) 1- 3/4 16- 7/8 7/8
    35-39, 40 (60HP) 2 20- 3/16 3/4
    40 (85HP) 2 21- 1/16 3/4
    41 2 21- 1/4 3/4
    42-48 2 22 1-1/8

     

    Ford Wheels

    Year Type Dia.(Inches) Width Nbr Lugs Bolt Pattern
    28-29 Wire 21 3 - 1/2 5 5 - 1/2
    30-31 Wire 19 2 - 3/4 5 5 - 1/2
    32 Wire 18 3 - 1/4 5 5 - 1/2
    33-34 Wire 17 3 - 1/4 5 5 - 1/2
    35 Wire 16 4 5 5 - 1/2
    36-38 Disc 16 4 5 10 - 1/2
    36-39 Steel 16 4 5 10 - 1/4
    37-38 (60HP) Steel 16 3 - 1/2 5 10 - 1/4
    40-48 Steel 16 3 - 1/2 5 5 - 1/2
    40-48 Steel 16 4 5 5 - 1/2
    40-48 Steel 15 5 - 1/2 5 5 - 1/2
    49 Steel 16 4 5 4 - 1/2
    49 Steel 15 5 5 4 - 1/2

     

     

    Ford (Rear) Axle Shafts

    Year Splines Length Gear (Teeth) Note
    28-32 13 32- 1/8 24  
    33-34 13 32-1/4 18  
    35-38 13 32-7/8 18* *-Note: Will interchange if Spider Gears are changed also.
    39-41 13 32-7/8 16* *-Note: Will interchange if Spider Gears are changed also.
    42-47        
    48-49 5-17 27- 3/4    
    48-49 (Sta Wagon) 5-17 29- 5/8    

     

    Pistons

    Year Compression** Bore Length Pin Dia. # Rings Metal
    28-32 (4cyl) 1 - 29/32 3 - 7/8 3 - 27/32 1.000 2 - 1 Alloy
    32-36 (V8) 1 - 17/32 3 - 1/16 2 - 31/32 0.750 2 - 1 Alloy
    37 (85HP) 1 - 25/32 3 - 1/16 3 - 7/32 0.750 2 - 1 Alloy
    35-46(85-90HP) 1 - 25/32 3 - 1/16 3 - 7/32 0.750 2 - 1 Strut
    37-40 (60HP) 1 - 3/8 2.60 2 - 51/64 0.687 2 - 1 Alloy
    39-49(95-100HP) 1 - 3/4 3 - 3/16 3 - 11/64 0.750 2 - 2 Alloy
    41-42 (4Cyl) 1 - 3/4 3 - 3/16 3 - 11/64 0.750 2 - 2 Alloy
    41-47 (6Cyl) 1 - 61/64 3.30 3 - 29/64 0.850 2 - 1 Alloy
    48 (V8) 145HP 2 - 1/4 3 - 1/2 3 - 3/16 0.850 2 - 2 Steel
    48-49 (6Cyl) 2.195 3.30 4.00 0.850 2 - 2 Alloy
    Note: ** Compression is the distance from the center of the Pin to the top edge of the Piston.

     

    Connecting Rods

    Year Nbr
    28 .....(A, AA) A6200A
    29-31 (A, AA) A6200A
    32-33 (B, BB, 4CYL) B6200A
    32-36 (V8) 18-6200
    37-38 (85HP) 48-6200
    37-40 (60HP) 52-6200
    39-42 (85HP) 91A-6200
    39-47 (95-100HP) 99A-6200
    41-46 (4CYL) 9N-6200
    41-47 (6CYL) 1GA-6200
    48-49 (6CYL) 7HA-6200
    48-49 (V8) 8BA-6200

     

    Front Wheel Bearings

      Inner Outer
    Year Race (Cup) Bearing (Cone) Race (Cup) Bearing (Cone)
    28-29 A 15250 15018 09196 09074
    28-29 AA 1680 1620 1329 1380
    30-31 AA 2729 2788 1729 1755
    30-32 A 15250 15018 09196 09074
    32-34 B4, V8 15250 15118 09196 09074
    35-36 15250 15118 09196 09074
    37-48 15250 15118 09196 09074
    The Above numbers are TIMKEN
    .......Ford # AB1202 is the same as TIMKEN 15250
    .......Ford # AB1201 is the same as TIMKEN 15118
    .......Ford # B1217 is the same as TIMKEN 09196
    .......Ford # AB1216 is the same as TIMKEN 09074