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the serial number on my tractor starts with NAA...so is it a jubilee or an NAA... and whats the difference!
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serial #'s for '53 (jubilee) and '54 will both start with NAA. I have a Jubilee and the serial # starts out NAA. Was your NAA # on the engine or the trans bellhousing? Were you lucky enough to get a sherman trans with it? This may help when bailing. Trans shifter would be on your left sitting on the tractor just behind the starter.

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serial #'s for '53 (jubilee) and '54 will both start with NAA. I have a Jubilee and the serial # starts out NAA. Was your NAA # on the engine or the trans bellhousing? Were you lucky enough to get a sherman trans with it? This may help when bailing. Trans shifter would be on your left sitting on the tractor just behind the starter.

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the naa is on the bell housing, near the starter.. and the shifter is on the right. so is that bad, and what does it mean when the serial # is on the bell housing...thanks
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Early production #'s on the 1953 jubilee were on the engine. Started the production run in 1952. If no sherman or hupp trans then it's just a standard 4 speed which is ok but I prefer the extra speeds in the sherman.

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Early production #'s on the 1953 jubilee were on the engine. Started the production run in 1952. If no sherman or hupp trans then it's just a standard 4 speed which is ok but I prefer the extra speeds in the sherman.

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yeah...its just a four speed... i would also like to have a few lower gears...so then mine is 1952 since the numbers are on the bell housing? oh and thanks for all your help!
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1953 jubilee (some were built in '52 but still considered a '53 model) had the serial # up until #22,238 stamp on the engine after that the serial #'s were on the bellhousing. The stamped engine ones would be early '53. Probably within the start 3 months of 1953. Since yours is stamped on the bellhousing it is a '53 or '54. Stand in front of your tractor and open the hood. On your left hand side look at the radiator. If oringinal it should have a production code
NAA *-**

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Post your full sn and we can tell you if it is the 53 or 54 model.. though not much difference. betweent he early and late ones pretty much only a nose medalion and a cultch bushing/bearing.. etc.

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Post your full sn and we can tell you if it is the 53 or 54 model.. though not much difference. betweent he early and late ones pretty much only a nose medalion and a cultch bushing/bearing.. etc.

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the full serial number is NAA9602
 

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NAA9602 would be a 'true' Golden Jubilee.

A 1953 model NAA, actually built in 1953. ALL 1953 model NAA's were known as Golden Jubilees (for the golden anniversary of the Ford Motor Company).

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From John Smith's excellent web site for information on Ford's

1952 Serial number NAA 0001 - NAA 2379
1953 Serial number NAA 2380 - NAA 77474
1954 Serial number NAA 77475 - NAA 128965


http://home.att.net/~jmsmith45/
 

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NAA9602 would be a 'true' Golden Jubilee.

A 1953 model NAA, actually built in 1953. ALL 1953 model NAA's were known as Golden Jubilees (for the golden anniversary of the Ford Motor Company).

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well thanks for everyones help. i am glad to know what it is! i tried to upload a pic of the nose badge to find out if it is the right one,but it would'nt let me. so i just changed my profile pic to the nose badge that is on my tractor...see what you think
 

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well thanks for everyones help. i am glad to know what it is! i tried to upload a pic of the nose badge to find out if it is the right one,but it would'nt let me. so i just changed my profile pic to the nose badge that is on my tractor...see what you think
From Smith's Site..

.......1953 Jube . ...... .1954 NAA
 

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Just to cornfuse thing further. The emblem you have is from a '54 and the #'s you posted should be on the engine. My jubs' # are 13619 and they are on the engine block. Are you sure you didn't miss any #s? Did you check the top on the radiator. There are other production # you can also check.

And YES for those who are interested my Jub is still yellow.

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I have seen low sn's on a jube trans before.. I figure it must have been a swapped engine and the mechanic xfered the old sn to the bellhousing..

not sure that is the case here.. just mentioning it.

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Just to cornfuse thing further. The emblem you have is from a '54 and the #'s you posted should be on the engine. My jubs' # are 13619 and they are on the engine block. Are you sure you didn't miss any #s? Did you check the top on the radiator. There are other production # you can also check.

And YES for those who are interested my Jub is still yellow.

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your 100% right i over looked the numbers.. the paint was thick and couldnt read the numbers...anyways the numbers are NAA96025, so the badge does match the tractor? wish i would have seen it the first time!
 

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Yep...

With that '0' inserted in there... that makes it a 1954 NAA. Ain't a THING wrong with that (and yes, now your emblem matches).

There's really NO (significant) differences between a Golden Jubilee and an NAA.

In fact... there's not a LOT of difference between your 1954 NAA and a 1955-1957 Ford 640 (or a 1958-1962 Ford 641, for that matter) either.
 

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A '54 NAA. Still a good old tractor weather a '53 or '54. Congrads on your new(old) ford tractor. There's a lot of people here will to help. Just ask.

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