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'48 Continental Serial #

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I undersstand that the serial # will be on the trans. Does anyone know exactly WHERE on the trans? Darned if we can find it. Thanks!

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The serial numbers on a '48 were located on the top of the bell housing and also on the left rear frame rail at the end of the shock absorber arm. '47s were on the same rail but under the gas fill pipe. Good luck.

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I undersstand that the serial # will be on the trans. Does anyone know exactly WHERE on the trans? Darned if we can find it. Thanks!

Right above the inspection plate hole. Stamped into the bell housing casting. Waldren Fort Myers ,Fl.

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Model As and Bs numbers were stamped into the block on the drivers' side. This presented a problem if the engine was replaced. That's why Ford relocated it to the bell housing on V8s and Lincoln V12s.

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This trans isn't stamped. It's the correct trans so likely the trans was replaced sometime in the past. Thanks for the help.

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This trans isn't stamped. It's the correct trans so likely the trans was replaced sometime in the past. Thanks for the help.

The bell housing is not integral to the transmission. If the number on the bell housing matches the numbers on the frame and/or elsewhere everything should be cool. Engines were commonly replaced in those times and occasionally maybe the transmission, but bell housings were perceive as something not likely to be replaced.

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The number is stamped across the top edge of the bell housing/flywheel housing directly behind the fuel pump/ intake manifold when bolted up. This is difficult to read under an alligator type hood. It was really made for the older two side opening hoods to be easily read by a cop or other official. Similar to today's location on the cowl.

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