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Fordson F - early or late?


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Default Fordson F - early or late?

Is there an exact year that defines the split between "early" and "late" on the Fordson Fs? Just curious.
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Default Re: Fordson F - early or late?

Some differences would be the cylinder head where the spark plugs are flat or recessed into the head, first being early and lower compression, recessed plugs were around 26-27 I think and were higher compression. The location of the gasoline starting tank also, separate cast iron tank bolted to the water wash is early, tank inside the kero tank is later. Also look at the “Fordson” logo on the upper rad tank. If there is a raised area in the shape of an oval around it (faint) this was an insert into the casting pattern which was early, if the radiator sides are not solid, “ladder” sides this is very early and rare... 6 spoke rear wheels are very early also. I’m sure there are many other small differences, I’m still a n00b and there’s people who will know many more differences!

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Default Re: Fordson F - early or late?

To "ME" the defining moment between "early" and "late" model F production is the shift from the early Dearborn factory to the much larger more modern (at the time) "Rouge" factory in early 1921. At this time Henry was gaining total control of the Ford motor company of which he was until this period only a partner. The tractor production capacity was enhanced considerably by this shift making "Ford" and "Fordson" the biggest player in the industry. The early unique features of the model F such as the ladder radiator sides, six spoke wheels, early Holly vaporizer ect ect ect were either upgraded at this time or soon afterwards. The model F was right from its inception upgraded and improved all the time from its introduction until the end of production, so I believe the best defining moment was the shift from Dearborn to Rouge in early 1921.
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Thanks guys. I appreciate you responding.
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Fenders in 1924 rectangular tool door ,then triangles
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Fenders in 1924 rectangular tool door ,then triangles
Speaking of which... if anyone has a triangular door for sale I’d be interested!
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