Model A & B Engine Powered Vehicle Models

Ford, Fordson, and Thames

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Ford Motor Company, Ltd. England


Overview

This page details passenger car, commercial car, and truck vehicle models produced in Great Britain by the Ford Motor Company, Ltd. from 1928 through 1940 which specifically used the four cylinder Model A & B type small or large bore engines.

Beginning in 1931, these vehicles were produced at Ford's manufacturing facility at Dagenham, England. Dagenham was a complete manufacturing facility much like the Rouge, and not just a vehicle assembly plant.

Vehicles were produced in Great Britain using Model AF, A, AA, BF, B, BB, and E98T four cylinder engines, and were variously marketed under the Ford, Fordson, and Thames vehicle brands.

The E98T engine design of 1939 was a special Ford Dagenham variant Model BB truck engine block casting, timing cover, and oil pan fitted with a factory oil filter system.

1940 was the last year of vehicle production at Ford Dagenham using any Model B/BB variant engine.

Reference Note: The G28T engine of 1942 was a German Ford Köln design Model BB truck engine variant produced in Germany during and after World War II, but was never available or produced in England. Ford Köln was under the control of the Third Reich and the Nazis before and during the war. Ford Köln was returned to Ford control after WWII ended.

In some cases the rows of the tables below show the year-by-year evolution of changes of the marketing and branding names of the vehicles, as identified by Instruction Books and advertising, while the technical details remained the same.

As an example, 1932-35 Fordson Model AAB, Model BB, and Commercial Vehicle truck models were essentially the same physical vehicles, with revised naming and identification as time progressed.

Ford Motor Company, Ltd. Model A & B engine Vehicle Models listed below are arranged by type into four categories:

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"Passenger Car" Engine
Type
1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940
Ford "Model AF"
103.5" WB
AF-14.9 HP (R.A.C.)
3.055 inches small bore
AF n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ford "Model A"
103.5" WB
A-24 HP (R.A.C.)
3.875 inches large bore
A Oct-
Dec
?
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ford "Model ABF"
106" WB
BF-14.9 HP (R.A.C.)
3.055 inches small bore
Early Model BF cars
BF n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ford "Model BF"
106" WB
BF-14.9 HP (R.A.C.)
3.055 inches small bore
BF n/a n/a n/a n/a ? n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ford "14.9 HP"
106" WB
BF-14.9 HP (R.A.C.)
3.055 inches small bore
BF n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ford "Fourteen"
106" WB
BF-14.9 HP (R.A.C.)
3.055 inches small bore
With front fender skirts
BF n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ford "Model AB"
106" WB
B-24 HP (R.A.C.)
3.875 inches large bore
Early Model B cars
B n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ford "Model B"
106" WB
B-24 HP (R.A.C.)
3.875 inches large bore
B n/a n/a n/a n/a ? n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ford "24 HP"
106" WB
B-24 HP (R.A.C.)
3.875 inches large bore
B n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ford "Fourteen"
106" WB
B-24 HP (R.A.C.)
3.875 inches large bore
With front fender skirts
Named the "Fourteen" despite having the B-24 HP (R.A.C.) engine available, as well as the BF-14.9 HP (R.A.C.)
"Fourteen" Instruction Books clearly identify the 24 HP (R.A.C.) engine.
B n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
"Van & Light Delivery"
Commercial Models
Engine
Type
1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940
Ford "10 CWT Van"
103.5" WB
A-24 HP (R.A.C.)
3.875 inches large bore
A n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Fordson "12 CWT"
106" WB
BF-14.9 HP (R.A.C.)
3.055 inches small bore
BF n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ford "10 CWT Van"
106" WB
B-24 HP (R.A.C.)
3.875 inches large bore
B n/a n/a n/a n/a *FB n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Fordson "12 CWT"
106" WB
B-24 HP (R.A.C.)
3.875 inches large bore
B n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Fordson "15 CWT Van"
(Model ? - 24 H.P. I4)

(also Model 77 - 30 H.P. V8)
(also Model 73 - 22 H.P. V8)
112" WB
B-24 HP (R.A.C.)
3.875 inches large bore
BE-6675-B oil pan?
BE-6250-B camshaft?

Mechanical brakes
Fordson badge above grille bar
Fordson badge connects to grille bar and radiator cap
B n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 4 ? n/a n/a n/a
Fordson "E88C 15 CWT"
(also Model 81C - 30 H.P. V8)
(also Model 82C - 22 H.P. V8)
112" WB
B-24 HP (R.A.C.)
3.875 inches large bore
BE-6675-B oil pan?
BE-6250-B camshaft?
Cable brakes
Fordson grille badge
Separate hood ornament
B n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a *FB
*FSPL
n/a n/a
Fordson "E98C 15 CWT"
(also Model 91C - 30 H.P. V8)
(also Model 922C - 22 H.P. V8)
112" WB
B-24 HP (R.A.C.)
3.875 inches large bore
BE-6675-B oil pan?
BE-6250-B camshaft?
Hydraulic brakes
No grille badge
Hood ornament connects to grille bar
B n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a *FB n/a
"Normal Control"
Van & Lorry Models
(conventional cab)
Engine
Type
1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940
Ford "30-cwt." Truck and Commercial Chassis
131.5" WB
AF-14.9 HP (R.A.C.)
3.055 inches small bore
3 speed transmission
Optional dual high transmission
AF n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ford "30-cwt."
Commercial Chassis

131.5" WB
A-24 HP (R.A.C.)
3.875 inches large bore
3 speed transmission
Optional dual high transmission
A Oct-
Dec
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ford "Model AAF" Truck
131.5" WB and 157" WB
AA-24 HP (R.A.C.)
3.875 inches large bore
4 speed transmission
Dual rear wheels
A n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ford 1-Ton Truck and Van
131.5" WB
AA-24 HP (R.A.C.)
3.875 inches large bore
4 speed transmission
Single rear wheels
A n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ford 30-cwt. Truck and Van
131.5" WB
AA-24 HP (R.A.C.)
3.875 inches large bore
4 speed transmission
Single rear wheels
A n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ford "One-ton and 30-cwt. Truck"
Model AA sheet metal
With Model BB engine
BB-24 HP (R.A.C.)
3.875 inches large bore
With 3/4 floating rear axle on One-Ton
With full floating BB rear axle on 30-cwt.
B n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a B? B? *FB n/a n/a n/a n/a
Fordson "Model AAB"
Two Tons

BB-24 HP (R.A.C.)
3.875 inches large bore
With 3/4 floating rear axle
B n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Fordson "Model BB"
Two Tons

BB-24 HP (R.A.C.)
3.875 inches large bore
With 3/4 floating rear axle
B n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Fordson "Model BBF"
Two Tons
Left Hand Drive?

BB-24 HP (R.A.C.)
3.875 inches large bore?
B ? n/a n/a n/a n/a 4 ? 4 ? 4 ? 4 ? n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Fordson "Commercial Vehicle"
(BB) Two Tons

131.5" WB and 157" WB
BB-24 HP (R.A.C.)
3.875 inches large bore
With full floating BB rear axle
Also Surrey 6-Wheel Single Drive
Also Sussex 6-Wheel Double Drive
B n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a *FB ? n/a n/a n/a n/a
Fordson "Model 79E"
(w/ 4 cylinder)
2/3 Ton

131.5" WB
BB-24 HP (R.A.C.)
3.875 inches large bore
BE-6675-B oil pan
BE-6250-B camshaft
Mechanical Brakes
Also Surrey 6-Wheel Single Drive
Also Sussex 6-Wheel Double Drive
Fordson badge above grille bar
Fordson badge connects to grille bar and radiator cap

B n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a *FB
*FP
n/a n/a n/a
Fordson "E88T & E887T"
2/3 Ton
E88T 134" WB
E887T 157" WB
(also Model E88U - Tipper)

(also Model 81TF - 134" WB 30 H.P. V8)
(also Model 817TF - 157" WB 30 H.P. V8)
(also Model E81U - 30 H.P. V8 Tipper)
BB-24 HP (R.A.C.)
3.875 inches large bore
BE-6675-B oil pan
BE-6250-B camshaft
Also Surrey 6-Wheel Single Drive
Also Sussex 6-Wheel Double Drive
Fordson hood side badges
Separate hood ornament
Fordson badge on grille bar


B n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a *FB
*FIB
*FSPL
*FB n/a
Fordson "E98T & E987T"
2/3 Ton and 4/5 Ton
E98T 134" WB
E987T 157" WB

(also Model 91T - 134" WB V8)
(also Model 917T - 157" WB V8)
BB-24 HP (R.A.C.)
3.875 inches large bore
* E98T-6010 engine block
* E98T-6019 front timing cover
* E98T-6675 oil pan with filter
BE-6250-B camshaft
Hydraulic brakes
Also Surrey 6-Wheel Single Drive
Also Sussex 6-Wheel Double Drive
Fordson hood side badges(?)
Hood ornament connects to grille bar
No grille badge
E98T n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a *FB
*FSPL
n/a
"Forward Control"
Van & Lorry Models
(cab over engine)
Engine
Type
1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940
Fordson "2-Ton"
BBE = 1934-38 V8?
Forward Control
118" WB

BB-24 HP (R.A.C.)
3.875 inches large bore?

Mechanical brakes
Fordson badge above grille
B ? n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Oct-
Dec
4 ?
4 ? 4 ? n/a n/a n/a n/a
Fordson "7V"
2 Ton Forward Control
118" WB
BB-24 HP (R.A.C.)
3.875 inches large bore
BE-6675-B oil pan
BE-6250-B camshaft
Cable brakes
Fordson nameplate above grille
B n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a *F
4 ?
*FB n/a n/a
Fordson "7V"
2/3 Ton Forward Control

143.5" WB
BB-24 HP (R.A.C.)
3.875 inches large bore
BE-6675-B oil pan
BE-6250-B camshaft
Mechanical brakes on 2 Ton
Cable brakes on 3 Ton
Also Surrey 6-Wheel Single Drive
Also Sussex 6-Wheel Double Drive
Fordson badge above grille bar
Fordson badge connects to grille bar and radiator cap
B n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a *FB n/a n/a n/a
Fordson "7V"
2/3 Ton and 4/5 Ton
Forward Control

143.5" WB
BB-24 HP (R.A.C.)
3.875 inches large bore
BE-6675-B oil pan
BE-6250-B camshaft
Cable brakes
Also Surrey 6-Wheel Single Drive
Also Sussex 6-Wheel Double Drive
B n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a *FB n/a
Fordson 3 Ton "7V"
Forward Control

118" WB and 143.5" WB
BB-24 HP (R.A.C.)
3.875 inches large bore
Cable brakes
"Ford" badge connects between grille bar and radiator cap

B n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a *FB n/a n/a
Fordson "Thames" 3 Ton "7V"
Forward Control

118" WB and 143.5" WB
BB-24 HP (R.A.C.)
3.875 inches large bore
Cable brakes
"Ford" badge connects between grille bar and radiator cap
B n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a *FB *TB n/a
Thames "7V"
2/3 Ton and 4/5 Ton
Forward Control

118" WB and 143.5" WB
BB-24 HP (R.A.C.)
3.875 inches large bore
BE-6675-B oil pan
Cable brakes
Also Surrey 6-Wheel Single Drive
Also Sussex 6-Wheel Double Drive
Thames nameplate on grille
B n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a *TB
*TSPL
*TB
*TSPL
Fordson "E88W"
25-cwt. Forward Control
(w/ 4 cylinder)

(also Model 61 - 22 H.P. V8)
106" WB
B-24 HP (R.A.C.)
3.875 inches large bore
BE-6675-B oil pan
3 speed transmission
Mechanical brakes
Fordson badge above grille

B n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a "61"
V8
"61"
V8
*FB n/a(?) n/a
Thames "E88W"
25-cwt. Forward Control
(w/ 4 cylinder)

(also Model 61E - 22 H.P. V8)
106" WB
B-24 HP (R.A.C.)
3.875 inches large bore
BE-6675-B oil pan
3 speed transmission
Mechanical brakes
Fordson badge above grille
Thames nameplate on grille
B n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a *TSPL
*TP
"61E"
V8
The text highlighted above in red refers to specific engine parts, other than carburetors and distributors, that were designed unique for those models by Ford England and are unlike the typical Ford USA Model B/BB engine components.

Ford-published Supporting Documentation:

The data in the tables above has been carefully compiled from Ford-published literature in my personal collection including:

I am always looking for additional related Ford Motor Company, Ltd. England literature and data to more accurately and completely describe their 1930's vehicle models which offered Model A and B four cylinder engines, as the number of actual surviving vehicles (as well as literature) is small and scant. Please assist me in this endeavor! Thank you!

More related information on Ford Garage:

  1. Model A & AA US Body Style Numbers & Body Builders Chart  
  2. Model A & B US, British, & Canadian Engine Serial Numbers      
  3. Model A & B German Ford Köln Engine Serial Numbers  
  4. Model A & B 'Diamond' Block and Date Code Engine Markings  
  5. Model A Assembly Plant Body Number Decoder    
  6. 1930 Model A Ford Assembly Branch Locations  
  7. Model A, B, & Early V8 Ford Patent Plate & Patent Numbers  
  8. 1928-40 Model A & B British Ford Instruction Books  
  9. 1932-54 Model B & G28T German Ford Köln Truck Instruction Books  

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December 2016