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Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 10-23-2017 at 05:26:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Rare 9N Serial Number & ID Tag
  • I recently received an email from my old friend, mentor, and Ford 8N Tractor innovator extraordinaire Marvin Baumann. I have never seen anything like this before. The "GP" prefix could likely be in reference to the Ford GPW vehicle (JEEP) but why designate a 9N with it? I don't have any more details and am arranging to go see this in person and take numerous photos.

    Marvin writes:

    I ran across this all original 9-N today {GP8923 serial number) in excellent condition that a friend just purchased. Evidently it may have been government owned with the Fort Knox tag {Attached to block} on it. I did not understand the “GP” designation on the serial number for a standard tractor, Marv.

    -Tim Daley(MI)

    SelectOSpeed    Posted 10-24-2017 at 07:25:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • GP = Government Property ??? SoS.

    John in Mich    Posted 11-10-2017 at 18:46:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • General Purpose? My wife and I are with him and his daughter in Grand Rapids, Mich. today for some ceremonies tomorrow. He owns the 1942 GPW (Ford Built Jeep) in my barn. He has done extensive research on it. I'll ask.

    Bruce Dorsi    Posted 10-23-2017 at 08:14:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Is it possible that a rebuilt Jeep engine or block replaced the original 9N engine?

    What does Mr. Baumann see that indicates "all original?"

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 10-24-2017 at 05:36:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I asked this too Bruce, and he only said it looked like a normal 9N to him. That is why I am arranging to go see for myself and take pictures. Yes, the Ford 9N engine was used in the GP vehicles, but greatly modified.

    Tim Daley(MI)

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