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Phil Ryalls    Posted 07-29-2020 at 07:44:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Golden Jubilee
  • I think the Golden Jubillee I am starting to restore is early production model. I find the number 22 cast on the block just below where the oil filter is located. Is this the serial number? If not, where can I find the serial number?
    Thanks for any assistance!

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 07-30-2020 at 08:02:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Often fellas see a casting number or a mfg ID number on a part and assume it is the serial number. These would be as cast raised characters. The FORD engine block serial numbers on all vehicles, the 9N, 2N, and 8N tractors included, were all hand-stamped on a boss cast behind the oil filter housing near the head. The NAA models had two places, early and later, that they were stamped on 每see PIX. ALL 9N and 2N tractor models had the "9N" prefix in the serial number; all 8N models had the ※8N§ prefix. There was never a "2N" stamped prefix on serial numbers. There was a STAR symbol ( ∵ ) before and after the s/n on all FORD vehicles to designate that steel cylinder sleeves were installed. In April, 1950 FORD changed the sleeves to cast iron in all vehicles and then stamped the s/n*s with a diamond symbol ( ☉ ) fore and aft. Now, it is a moot point as all sleeves supplied are cast iron, no steel is made today. All that being said, there is no guarantee that your engine was original with your tractor. Engines got swapped out often as OEM ones were blown and replaced with a donor.

    FORD ENGINE BLOCK SERIAL NUMBER HAND STAMPS:

    The serial numbers on the first 22,238 NAA models were stamped on the left front
    of the engine block just below the head as shown in the photo below.

    FORD TRACTOR 每 NAA/JUBILEE 每EARLY SERIAL NUMBER LOCATION:

    Serial number location on later NAA models was on the left side of the transmission case just below the flat above the starter bulge as shown in the photo below.

    FORD TRACTOR 每 NAA/JUBILEE 每LATE SERIAL NUMBER LOCATION:

    Tim Daley(MI)

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 07-29-2020 at 19:48:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • We should also mention that serial numbers were not cast. Serial numbers were hand-stamped using a set of number/letter dies.

    Phil Ryalls    Posted 07-30-2020 at 07:03:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks for the response. I was able to locate the serial number near the starter mount. The stamped numbers were somewhat visible but all the stamped numbers could not be read.Thanks again!

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 07-31-2020 at 05:15:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Because they were hand stamped some might be lighter hit then other. Clean with wire brush, dab a bit of white paint on it and wipe off access. It will make the numbers pop.

    Ultradog MN    Posted 07-30-2020 at 16:24:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • And in the "For what it's worth department",
    Ford continued to hand stamp the serial number in just about that same location for the next 40+ years. The starter was switched from the left side of the tractortractor to right side in 1965 but the serial number can always be found on the transmission - just above and to the rear of the starter.

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 07-30-2020 at 03:11:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Yep, Like this

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 07-29-2020 at 09:14:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • No not serial number Look in areas Bruce shows

    Bruce Dorsi    Posted 07-29-2020 at 08:19:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • The Golden Jubilee moniker referred to the 1953 Model NAA tractor only. ...It was to commemorate Ford's 50th anniversary.

    NAA tractors began production in late 1952, but were known as 1953 models.

    1953 and 1954 were the only model years for the NAA tractors.

    Click the link and scroll down to NAA models to learn where to locate your tractor's serial number.

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