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1950 Ford Standard

 

Tudor Sedan

275,360

Business Coupe

35,120

Fordor Sedan

77,888

1950 Ford Custom V-8

 

Tudor Sedan

398,060

Crestliner 2 Door Sedan

17,601

Club Coupe

85,111

Fordor Sedan

247,181

Convertible Coupe

50,299

Country Squire 2 Door Wagon

22,929

 

 

Prices

Tudor Sedan

6

1,425

Business Coupe

6

1,333

Fordor Sedan

6

1,472

Tudor Sedan

8

1,511

Crestliner 2 Door Sedan

8

1,711

Club Coupe

8

1,511

Fordor Sedan

8

1,558

Convertible Coupe

8

1,948

Country Squire 2 Door Wagon

8

2,028

 

Six Cylinder ID Numbers began "OHA"; V8 ID Numbers begain with OBA. Both were, followed by assembly plant code, then production numbers.

Assembly Plant Codes

AT

Atlanta

BF

Buffalo

CS

Chester

CH

Chicago

DL

Dallas

DA

Dearborn

EG

Edgewater

HM

Highland Park

KC

Kansas City

LB

Long Beach

LU

Louisville

MP

Memphis

NR

Norfolk

RH

Richmond

SP

Somerville

SR

Twin City (St. Paul)

Each plan began at 100001 at each plant

 

V8 (serial No. Code B):

Cast-Iron, L-head (flathead) design
239 cubic inch displacement
Compression rato: 6.6:1
100 brake horsepower @ 3600 rpm
Bore: 3.19 Stroke: 3.75 inches
Holley Model AA-1 two-barrel carburetor
3 Main bearings

 

TUNEUP

 

Spark Plug Make: Champion H10
Spark Plug Gap, Inch: .030
Firing Order: 15486372 (from front to rear: Right 1-2-3-4; left 5-6-7-8
Ignition Timing: Groove on Pulley
Engine Idle Speed, RPM: Manual shift trans. 475; automatic shift trans.: 440
Compression Pressure & Cranking Speed: 110 Min.

Cam Angle, degrees: 28
Breaker Gap, Inch: .014-.016
Condenser Capacity: .21-.25 Mfds.
Breaker Arm Spring Tension: 17-20 Oz.
Distributor Vacuum Advance Data:
Centrifugal Advance:
Part No. 7RA-12127C:
Degrees advance at 500 RPM: 1-1/4 - 2-1/4, Inches vacuum: .40
Degrees advance at 1000 RPM: 4-1/4 - 5-1/4, Inches vacuum: 1.7
Degrees advance at 1500 RPM: 6-1/4 - 7-1/4, Inches vacuum: 2.8
Degrees advance at 2000 RPM: 7-1/2 - 8-1/2, Inches vacuum: 3.7
Part No. 8BA-12127, OBA-12127:
Degrees advance at 500 RPM: 0 - 1, Inches vacuum: .30
Degrees advance at 1000 RPM: 5.2 - 6.2, Inches vacuum: 1.32
Degrees advance at 1500 RPM: 8-3/4 - 10, Inches vacuum: 2.85

Degrees advance at 2000 RPM: 10 - 11-1/4, Inches vacuum: 3.7

 

OPTIONS

The 1950 the options list basically remained the same as prior years, with the exception of an optional 3-speed transmission with automatic overdrive. Model choices were Deluxe Series and Custom Deluxe series. A Custom Crestliner was available with full wheel covers, special paint, extra chrome trim and vinyl top covering. All were available with choice of either 6 cylinder or V8 engines.

Other options:

Fender skirts
Bumper guards
Radio
Heater
Clock
Side view mirror
Passenger side mirror
Visor-vanity mirror
Locking gas cap
Fog lights
Seat covers
Defroster
Wheel trim rings
White sidewall tires
Oil filter
License plate frames

 

 

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