GT Ford Performance

I.D.

KNOW WHAT YOU ARE.

OR WHAT YOU ONCE WERE !!!!!!!


 
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Lesson 1


Where and Why ?

All Falcon's originally had the same engine number as the
number stamped on the passenger side shocker tower when they left the fa
ctory.

Early Falcon's till 1971 had a dual numbering system.

They had a V.I.N. (Vehicle Identification Number ) as well as a body prefix number .
The V.I.N. number as stamped on the front edge of the passenger side shocker tower, ( shocker tower and engine are the same remember ) and body prefix and serial number as stamped on the passenger side front of the radiator support panel, which corresponds to the number stamped on the I.D plate fitted to drivers side, till Jan 1970 and the I.D. plate attached to the bulkhead in 1970 only.

From Jan. 1971 onwards, Ford went to the 3 way system. Body prefix and serial number as appeared on the I.D. Tag was the same on the engine and shocker tower.



Lesson 2


Most body prefix numbers of Australian produced cars go something like this;
JG34KA 44553
First letter 'J' stands for what country = Australia ,
Second letter 'G' stands for what assembly plant = Broadmeadows,
Following two numbers '34' stands for what model of car = Fairmont sedan, as can be seen in the 'JG' chart below,
Next letter 'K' stands for the year of production = 1970 and
Last letter 'A' stands for the month of production = November, as can be seen in the production date code breaker chart also below.
The last five numbers are purely a serial number of the car to specifically identify it.



JG ??


11 = FUTURA SEDAN.........
12 = FUTURA TAXI.............
21 = FALCON SEDAN.........
22 = FALCON TAXI.............
23 = FALCON 500 SEDAN..
24 = FALCON 500 TAXI......
30 = FALCON WAGON.......
31 = FALCON 500 WAGON
32 = FAIRMONT GXL..........
33 = FALCON GT SEDAN.
34 = FAIRMONT SEDAN.....
35 = FAIRMONT WAGON...
36 = FAIRLANE CUSTOM...
37 = FAIRLANE 500............
38 = FAIRLANE CUSTOM TAXI
39 = FAIRLANE 500 TAXI.....
40 = FALCON UTILITY........
41 = FALCON 500 UTILITY.
42 = FALCON VAN............
43 = FALCON 4WD UTE.....
44 = ?
45 = FALCON 500 VAN.....
46 = ?
47 = FALCON SUNDOWNER VAN
62 = GALAXIE SEDAN.......
63 = FAIRLANE MARQUIS..
64 = FAIRLANE GHIA
65 = FALCON 500 COUPE..
66 = FALCON GT COUPE...
67 = FAIRMONT COUPE.....
70 = LANDAU HARDTOP...
71 = LTD..............................

 



PRODUCTION DATE CODE BREAKER

Production Date Code Breaker


Lesson 3


WHAT DO ALL THOSE NUMBERS AND LETTERS REALLY MEAN ?


All GT Falcons had a body prefix number starting with JG33 for sedans and JG66 for coupes, unless they were produced in Qld then they would start JH.
Haven't seen one yet though.

TRANSMISSION CODES FOR ALL

J = 3 SPEED MANUAL COLUMN SHIFT PARTIAL SYNCHRO

N = 3 SPEED MANUAL COLUMN SHIFT ALL SYNCHRO

L = 4 SPEED MANUAL FLOOR SHIFT ALL SYNCHRO

P = 3 SPEED FORDOMATIC COLUMN AUTO

R = 3 SPEED CRUISOMATIC COLUMN AUTO

O = 3 SPEED T- BAR CRUISOMATIC AUTO - XTGT ONLY

B  = 3 SPEED  CRUISOMATIC T - BAR AUTO


Read On.


XR GT

All XRGT Falcons had a VIN number starting "LD" with five numbers following starting with 5 and all ending in a "C". For example;
LD 51234 C
The engine number was stamped on the front of the block behind the alternator.
XRGT's also had a body prefix and serial number stamped on the radiator support panel, passenger side, as was stamped on the I.D. plate. For example;
JG33GH 12345
All XRGT Falcons had an engine code of " K " stamped on the I.D. plate which stood for '289 - 4V'
All had " L " for transmission code for four speed manual transmission.
Most XRGT Falcons had " T " for paint code for "GT Gold" but there were a few other codes stamped in this spot on some GT's, like;
K = Silver Grey Metallic
F 166 = Gallagher GT Silver
X = Ivy Green Metallic
F 131 = Avis White

Spec = Could be anything but this one was Silver

All had " U " for trim code for " Charcoal Grey ".

XR - XT I.D Numbers

Engine Codes

XR

K  = 289  -  4V  

I = 289  -  2V

G = 200 CID

E = 170 CID

C = 170 CID LOW COMP.

 


XT GT

All XTGT Falcons had a VIN number starting "GE" if it was produced with a four speed transmission and "GF" if it were an auto with four numbers following starting with 1or 2 and all ending in a "C". For example;
GE 1949 C
The engine number was stamped on the front of the block behind the alternator in early examples and on the back of the block behind the intake manifold in subsequent ones .
XTGT's also had a body prefix and serial number stamped on the radiator support panel passenger side as was stamped on the I.D. plate. For example;
JG33HK 45655
All XTGT Falcons had an engine code of " W " stamped on the I.D. plate which stood for ' 302 - 4V '
Most had " L " for transmission code for four speed manual or " O " for floor shift auto.
XTGT Falcons were offered in 5 standard colours.
" T " = "GT Gold"
" M " = "GT Silver"
" Z " = "Zircon Green"
" G " = "Candy Apple Red"
" E " = "Polar White"
but there were other colours as well, like;
A = Springtime Yellow
F 117 = Brambles Red
S / X = Stratosphere grey
All had " B " for trim code which stood for " Black ".

XTGT V.I.N. Number.

Engine Codes

XT

W  = 302  -  4V  

Y  = 302  -  2V

S = 221 CID

B = 188 CID

U = 221 CID LOW COMP.

Q = 188 CID LOW COMP.

 


XW GT

All XWGT Falcons had a VIN number starting "GL" if it was produced with a four speed transmission and "GJ" if it were an auto with four numbers following all ending in a "C". For example;
GJ 1949 C
The engine number was stamped on the front of the block behind the alternator in all cars.
XWGT's also had a body prefix and serial number stamped on the radiator support panel passenger side as was stamped on the I.D. plate. For example;
JG33KT 31234
All XWGT Falcons had an engine code of " T " stamped on the I.D. plate which stood for '351 - 4V' Unless it had the ' HO ' option , then it would have an engine code of " H "
Most had " L " for transmission code which stood for four speed manual but if it were optioned with a floor shift auto then the code would be " B "
Not all HO's however had " L " for transmission code as most people think.
XWGT Falcons had six standard colours for 1969.
" K " = Starlight Blue
" R or 5 " = Diamond White
" G " = Candy Apple Red
" Y " = Grecian Gold
" M " = Reef Green
" Z or 8 " = Silver Fox Metallic
For late 1970 they added some XY colours like;
" H " = Track Red
" S " = Electric Blue
but XWGT's came in other colours such as;
" A " = Polar White
" F280 " = Zircon Green
" F289 " = Surfer Orange
" F 117 " = Brambles Red
" F " = Vintage Burgundy
" B " = Black
" SPEC " = Whatever You Like
Most had " B " for trim code for " Black " and others had " K " for Dark Saddle. Any of these codes followed by a " 2 " meant that they came with a cloth insert option.

XW - Early XY Numbers

Engine Codes

XW

H  = 351  -  4V  HO

T = 351  -  4V

Y  = 302  -  2V

S = 221 CID

B = 188 CID

U = 221 CID LOW COMP.

Q = 188 CID LOW COMP.

 


XY GT

All XYGT Falcons produced till - 1/1/1971- had a VIN number starting "GL" if it was produced with a four speed transmission and "GJ" if it were an auto with four numbers following all ending in a "C". For example;
GL 3648 C
The engine number was stamped on the front of the block behind the alternator in all cars of this vintage as with the XWGT .
XYGT's also had a body prefix and serial number stamped on the radiator support panel on the passenger side as was stamped on the I.D. plate. For example;
JG33KA 12345
All XYGT Falcons produced from - 1/1/1971- had a VIN number starting "JG33L?" if it was produced with a four speed transmission or auto. Five serial numbers followed ending in a "K". For example;
JG33LL 44553 K
This number was also stamped on the passenger shocker tower , parrallel with the fender.
The engine number was stamped on the front of the block above the fuel pump and was stamped as follows.
JG33LL
44553K
This number was also stamped on the I.D plate.

All XYGT Falcons had an engine code of " T " stamped on the I.D. plate which stood for '351 - 4V' Unless it had the ' HO ' option , then it would have an engine code of " H "
Most had " L " for transmission code, for four speed manual but if it were optioned with a floor shift auto then the code would be " B "
All HO's had " L " for transmission code.
XYGT Falcon colour range was as follows.
" H " - Track Red
" S " - Electric Blue
" X " - Monza Green
" 9 " - Nugget Gold
" E " - Quick Silver
" T " - True Blue
" U " - Ultra White
" 6 " - Vermillion Fire
" I " - Jewel Green
" O " - Yellow Ochre
" 2 " - Bronze Wine
" Z " - Wild Violet
" Q " - Yellow Glow
but there were other XYGT's with colours like these;
" F " = Vintage Burgundy
" B " = Black
" D " = Raw Orange
" C " = Bold Blue
" F 289 " = Surfer Orange
" L " = Limelight Metallic
" EZ 099 " = Shell Yellow
" 5 " = Tealglow
" SPEC " = Whatever You Like
Trim colours for XYGT's were " B " for Black, " " S " for Light Saddle and " W " for White. Any of these codes followed by a " 2 " meant that they came with a cloth insert option.

Engine Codes

XY

H  = 351  -  4V  HO

T = 351  -  4V

K = 351   -  2V

Y  = 302 

M = 250  -  2V

L = 250   -  1V

G = 200 CID

J = 250 LOW COMP.

E = 200 LOW COMP.

 


XA GT AND XB GT

All XAGT and XBGT Falcons produced had a VIN number starting "JG33??" for sedan or "JG66??" if it were a coupe with a four speed transmission or auto. Five serial numbers followed ending in a "K". For example;
JG33MD 44553 K
This number was also stamped on the passenger shocker tower , parrallel with the fender.
The engine number was stamped on the front of the block above the fuel pump and was stamped as follows.
JG33MD
44553K
This number was also stamped on the I.D plate.

All XAGT and XBGT Falcons had an engine code of " T " stamped on the I.D. plate which stood for '351 - 4V' Unless it had the ' HO ' option , then it would have an engine code of " H "- Never Seen One Though.
Most had " L " for transmission code, for four speed manual but if it were optioned with a floor shift auto then the code would be " B "
Colour range for these cars was substantial. The following list are the popular colours only but you could get any colour you wanted really.

XA
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" M " = Blaze Blue
" J " = Calypso Green
" 8 " = Cosmic Blue
" I " = Jewel Green
" G or T " = Lime Glaze
" U " = Ultra White
" 7 " = Walnut Glow
" Z " = Wild Violet
" S " = Yellow Glow
" Q " = Yellow Fire
" A " = Yellow Sand
" X " = Red Pepper
" E or K " = Wild Plum
" Y " = Kelly Green
" A or O " = Summer Gold
" B " = Onyx Black
" R " = Copper Bronze
" N " = Port Wine

Trim colours for XA's were " B " for Black, " " S " for Saddle  " W " for White "A " for Blue " P " for Parchment " U " for Dark Grey and " Y " for Burgundy. Any of these codes followed by a " 2 " meant that they came with a cloth insert option.

XB
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" V " = Apollo Blue
" U " = Burnt Orange
" R " = Copper Bronze Metallic
" P " = Emerald Fire
" 6 " = Mulberry Metallic
" L " = Mushroom Beige
" 3 " = Polar White
" N " = Port Wine
" X " = Red Pepper
" 9 " = Sandstone Beige 73/74
" 9 " = Snow White 76/81
" H " = Tropic Gold Metallic
" 2 or Y " = Tropicana Green Metallic
" 7 " = Walnut Glow Metallic
" M " = Yellow Blaze
" A " = Yellow Sand
" B " = Onyx Black
" T " = Outback Bronze

Trim colours for XB's were " B " for Black, " " S " for Saddle  " W " for White " P " for Parchment " C " for Chamois and " K " for Brown. Any of these codes followed by a " 2 " meant that they came with a cloth insert option.

Engine Codes

XA - XB

H  = 351  -  4V  HO

T = 351  -  4V  ( 5.8 )

K = 351   -  2V  ( 5.8 )

Y  = 302  (4.9)

M = 250  -  2V  (4.1)

L = 250  -  1V   HIGH COMP  (4.1)

J = 250   -  1V  LOW COMP.  (3.3)

G = 200 HIGH COMP.  (3.3)

E = 200 LOW COMP.  (3.3)

XC

T = 351  -  4V  ( 5.8 )

P = 302   -  4V  ( 4.9 )

N = 250 HIGH COMP.  (4.1)

J = 250  LOW COMP.  (4.1)

E = 200 LOW COMP.  (3.3)

DON'T TELL ME YOU'RE STILL ENJOYING YOURSELF !!!




FALCON GT MODEL CODES

18638 = XRGT
18838 = XTGT
18938 = XWGT
18939 = XWGTHO
18038 = XYGT - 1970
18138 = XYGT - 1971
18238 = XAGT SEDAN
18218 = XAGT HARDTOP
18338 = XBGT SEDAN
18318 = XBGT HARDTOP



1967 - 1968 - 1969 TYPE FALCON I.D. PLATE

1967 XRGT I.D. Plate

1970 FALCON I.D. PLATE

1970 Falcon I.D. Plate

1971 FALCON I.D. PLATE

1971 Falcon I.D. Plate

1972 FALCON I.D. PLATE

XAGT Coupe I.D. Plate

Typing errors were not uncommon but seemed to increase by this stage. Note that both these tags are for Coupe's but the description says " SED "

1973 - 1975 TYPE FALCON I.D. PLATES

1975 XBGT I.D. Plates

Thus Endeth The Lesson.

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