Canadian 1930 Model A & AA

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Instruction Book ~ Left Hand Drive

This is the Instruction Book for the Canadian 1930 Model A and AA Ford, published by Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited.

It is unclear why this book is prominently labeled as Left Hand Drive. It may be for simple identification at the assembly plant, as Ford Canada also produced most of the Right Hand Drive Model A's exported to the British Empire outside of England.

RHD Canadian export markets included Australia, New Zealand, India and South Africa, as well as RHD models produced for Newfoundland, which was still Right Hand Drive during the Model A production years. Thus both types of books would be present in the Canadian assembly plants.

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This Instruction Book covers both cars and the 131-1/2" wheel base Model AA trucks. It is a relatively early edition illustrating the oval speedometer dash panel.

Additionally, this book does not include any speedometer reset instructions, nor does it show a resettable speedometer in the illustration above. These are indications of an early 1930 issue.

There is not a lubrication chart shown for the Model AA truck chassis, however detailed illustrations of the four speed transmission and the 3/4 floating rear truck axle are included in a Model AA section at the end of the book.

Another interesting feature in this Instruction Book is the inclusion of specific adjustments for shock absorbers for winter and summer based on body style, such as coupe, roadster, and other models.

This Instruction Book is marked 'Designed & Printed In Canada' and 'Form S.E. 31' on page 52.

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October 2016