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Identification numbers

Postby postie » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:13 am

From my identification numbers I think I have figured out what this car was originally from the factory. If I have it wrong I would appreciate any changes.
76 D M 35 10F 53 4 6 4H25F597122

2dr convertible bench....260ci...polar white-red trim...3.25:1 rear axle...3sp C4.....built june 4 in Lorain OH
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Re: Identification numbers

Postby poboyjo65 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:34 am

I think the 10F would be june 10 for the build date.
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Re: Identification numbers

Postby Groover » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:50 am

poboyjo65 wrote:I think the 10F would be june 10 for the build date.


That's what I would think too, and the 53 is DSO out of Oakland.
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Re: Identification numbers

Postby poboyjo65 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:31 am

Groover wrote: and the 53 is DSO out of Oakland.


which is weird for a lorain built car :?
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Re: Identification numbers

Postby Groover » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:53 am

poboyjo65 wrote:
Groover wrote: and the 53 is DSO out of Oakland.


which is weird for a lorain built car :?


Not so sure. Mine DSO'd out of LA. Even though some Comets were made in CA, I don't think it was very many from the little bit of production research I've seen. Something like 10%.
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Re: Identification numbers

Postby postie » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:05 pm

I am sort of confused on where it was built. One set of numbers seems to say one factory and the other number is a different factory....or am I just reading it wrong?
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Re: Identification numbers

Postby poboyjo65 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:39 pm

postie wrote:I am sort of confused on where it was built. One set of numbers seems to say one factory and the other number is a different factory....or am I just reading it wrong?

It was built in Lorain. the second digit in the vin "H'' is code for Lorain.
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Re: Identification numbers

Postby SASSY » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:15 am

They were also built in Canada, mine in Oakville.
I believe the Canadian serial numbers are different in meaning.
Does the drivers door still have the stamp tag?
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Re: Identification numbers

Postby postie » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:32 pm

The stamp tag is there but....sometime in the past someone did some kind of grinding on the door where the tag is. I am not 100% sure of the first 2 numbers and first letter [7 6 D ]
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Re: Identification numbers

Postby SASSY » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:15 pm

mine is totally different
263C 64L 065---
axle 1RR trans 971 engine FB no special order #
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Re: Identification numbers

Postby chartwig1980 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:00 pm

postie wrote:The stamp tag is there but....sometime in the past someone did some kind of grinding on the door where the tag is. I am not 100% sure of the first 2 numbers and first letter [7 6 D ]


I also have a Canadian Comet. My 1964 Comet Caliente Convertible was built in Oakville, Canada. It has a VIN code of

976D 64L 093xxx
Paint 5AA
Trim 965
Engine DB

I'd be interested in finding resources to decode all of this. So far everything checks out on my block and head codes. I'd really like to know what the "DB" engine code is. The previous owner said the engine was a 170 but it has 5 frost plugs and according to the Ford Falcon Performance Handbook...that is a 200 cid.
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