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deanostoybox    Posted 10-19-2020 at 16:36:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • serial number pad
  • I wonder how many engines left the factory with the pad the serial number is stamped on that did not get machined. I have one in the shop now, 1947 2N. Date code on engine D117, right axle trumpet 4-4-47, left has something but can't read it. Someone did stamp a serial number on the rough cast surface but all I can get is part of the first star, then 9N2?34? and nothing else that I can make out, but the 2 after the n also would indicate 1947 (if there were enough digits).

    Anyone seen this before?

    Sorry no pictures:-(

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 10-19-2020 at 17:08:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Serial numbers were hand stamped by a human. By the end of the day swinging a 5-10 lb hammer would fatigue even the strongest worker. S/N's were often weak and many are unreadable. No engine block had a machined 'pad' for the s/n. Technical term is 'boss' and it was as cast surface. Casting date code of "D117" denotes block was cast on April 11, 1947. It would have been one of the last 2Ns as Ferguson was gone by the end of 1946 and all '47 2Ns ended production by May as Ford was ramping up for the new 8N. Serial Numbers were hand stamped on the engine blocks AFTER the motors passed QC Inspection. Take date code and add 30 days or more approx to estimate actual tractor build date. Don't sweat the petty stuff, just know what you have - front mt; late steering; oval tube rad rods, and more.

    Tim Daley(MI)
    Tim Daley(MI)

    Gaspump    Posted 10-19-2020 at 16:53:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: serial number pad
  • My late 1946 2N has the S/N stamped on a non machined pad.

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