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Old 04-01-2018, 10:27 PM   #1
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Default Very early 1930 Model A cars...rare as heck!

The very early 1930 Model A Ford cars, those that were assembled in November-December 1929 must be rare as heck. Have found 2 so far...any more out there?

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The first 1930 model A built in 1929 is even more collectable....
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I had a 29 pickupwith a 30 gas tank
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The very early 1930 Model A Ford cars, those that were assembled in November-December 1929 must be rare as heck. Have found 2 so far...any more out there?

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Steve, help me out here, ....how are you determining they were assembled in November or December??
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Steve, help me out here, ....how are you determining they were assembled in November or December??

Research Brent...Years and years of research...Fords YEARLY and MONTHLY Assembly Record Type documents tell us so. You will be able to read all about it soon in one of the Model A magizines OR...Hopefully it will be up on my web site soon. A very interesting transsion between the 1929 models and the 1930 models.

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The first 1930 model A built in 1929 is even more collectable....
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Yes it is, what ever it was...In November Ford assembled 166 1930 cars. They were a combination of the Standard (45-B) Coupe (1), Tudor (55-B) Sedan (39), Cabriolet (68-B) (3), Fordor (170-B) Sedan (14), Town (155-C, D) Sedan (78), and Standard (165-C, D) Sedan (31).

Which one of these came off the Dearborn assembly line first is unknown at this time...I sure don't but I bet someone does....Hmmmmm?

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No, you had an Early 1930. The Crackerbox cab was used through May 1930. The Twist lock gas cap was one of the features that identify them.
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Research Brent...Years and years of research...Fords YEARLY and MONTHLY Assembly Record Type documents tell us so. You will be able to read all about it soon in one of the Model A magizines OR...Hopefully it will be up on my web site soon. A very interesting transsion between the 1929 models and the 1930 models.

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Now you have missed my point in this. I know about running changes as I have spent plenty of hours researching up at Bensen myself however SPECIFICALLY what are folks supposed to be using to determine their vehicle is an actual November or December build? Surely you are not suggesting engine numbers are you??
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Old 04-02-2018, 06:23 PM   #9
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Now you have missed my point in this. I know about running changes as I have spent plenty of hours researching up at Bensen myself however SPECIFICALLY what are folks supposed to be using to determine their vehicle is an actual November or December build? Surely you are not suggesting engine numbers are you??
That is part of it...as long as one has an original, unmolested vehicle...However if one is trying to put together a November 1930 car built in 1929, they better have a November engine to back it up and not a December engine as the first 1930's all came from Dearborn but who knows...maybe there might be a October engine or two slipped in there... but getting into a December build, one could have a November engine or a December engine but not a January engine...I am sure you know this Brent...the other part is the gas tank and lower cowl section have indications that refer one to a very early 1930 (1929) build which all have to do with the LONG Cowl Band (which extends all the way to the splash apron) and the LONGER Steering Column Support Bracket on the gas tank ...And No...I did not miss your point at all.

Also, another way is the Body Tag information on the firewall...The only thing I do not know is this...when a new body tag was put on a new model...did Briggs and Murray start with the number 1 or some other number sequence?

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