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Old 12-27-2018, 11:14 AM   #41
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Putting the correct number on the legitimate engine in your legitimate car is not "altering the manufacturer's serial number" in any way.
That is my thinking as well. To those that warn of the legal implications of "altering the VIN in any way", are you suggesting that grinding off the VIN from a replacement engine and restamping it to match the number from the original engine or frame is Illegal??. If so, then when registering the car, do you use the frame number or the replacement engine number? If you use the engine number (because that is the visible one) what happens when the VIN is discovered to be for a 1930 coupe and your car is a 1931 sedan?. If you use the PROPER frame number, would you not fail an inspection because the VIN on the engine doesn't match the registration?. Seems to me that you are just looking for trouble by NOT updating the engine VIN to match the car.

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Old 12-27-2018, 04:04 PM   #42
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Texas used the engine number as the Vehicle Id Number until around 1951 I believe ? The tile came in an envelope that told you to raise your hood and check to be sure your title matched the ENGINE NUMBER !
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Hi Brent,
Its found on the 2nd page of the owners manual at the very bottom.
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As Brian said, page 2 of the manufacturer’s original owner’s manual.





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Thanks guys for responding. I knew it was listed in the Instruction Book, but I read above where it was stated to be in a "manufacturer's manual" --which I had spent time searching at the archives and had not seen a Manufacturer's Manual other than foreman's logs had serial numbers listed. I thought maybe there was a different book. Also, what is an Owner's Manual? When did Ford begin using that term for the Model-A??



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Old 12-29-2018, 04:06 PM   #44
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Thanks guys for responding. I knew it was listed in the Instruction Book, but I read above where it was stated to be in a "manufacturer's manual" --which I had spent time searching at the archives and had not seen a Manufacturer's Manual other than foreman's logs had serial numbers listed. I thought maybe there was a different book. Also, what is an Owner's Manual? When did Ford begin using that term for the Model-A??




Manufacturer’s manual, owner’s manual, instruction book, serial number, engine number, VIN number ...

WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?

The obvious answer ...




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Old 12-29-2018, 06:57 PM   #45
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When using the stamps first practice on a piece of masking tape to line the numbers up and make good impressions. then transfer to your frame or engine block. and use a hammer with good surface area.
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Old 12-29-2018, 08:34 PM   #46
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Texas used the engine number as the Vehicle Id Number until around 1951 I believe ? The tile came in an envelope that told you to raise your hood and check to be sure your title matched the ENGINE NUMBER !
V8 Flatties had no engine number. The number was on the transmission. Henry was a proponent of interchangeable engines.
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Old 12-29-2018, 08:37 PM   #47
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Thanks guys for responding. I knew it was listed in the Instruction Book, but I read above where it was stated to be in a "manufacturer's manual" --which I had spent time searching at the archives and had not seen a Manufacturer's Manual other than foreman's logs had serial numbers listed. I thought maybe there was a different book. Also, what is an Owner's Manual? When did Ford begin using that term for the Model-A??



Simply put it is a manual supplied by the manufacturer. I'm sorry if my lack of using the correct term confused you.
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Here is a link to the Instruction Manual PDF
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