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Old 11-10-2018, 12:44 PM   #13
dean from bozeman
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Default Re: Model A - Day of manufacture?

Originally Posted by Steve Plucker View Post

It is thought, but not yet 100% proven, that those dates on the firewall represent the "date" the gas tank was completed and insepcted at Dearborn/Fordson factory and not when the A or AA was built.

Pluck, I know that you do an amazing amount of research. It would be interesting to check known original cars to see if their firewall date agreed with their engine number and the body serial number information.

Have you ever looked into whether the dates on the firewall agree with the engine number information? It would amaze me that Ford would spend money, time and effort to make sure that a gas tank had a date on it. It's not like a gallon of milk that can go bad if not sold by a particular date.
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