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mike belt
07-26-2014, 05:09 PM
My name is Mike Belt I live in Holden,Mo. It took me two hours to uncover my Mark II that was hidden in a garage for 25 years. The car is going to be a retirement project. Looks like this forum is going helpful in getting it done.
My car is C5691135, I have the history on this car and would like to update it on this site.

Joseph Stebbins
07-26-2014, 05:20 PM
Welcome! You are going to make some friends here! Your car has no history since production! We have a wealth of information at your disposal and more if you ask. Everything from people doing Frame Off Restoration to Convertible conversion to just general maintenance. Post some pictures! We would love to get the Spec Code from the door plate, the body tag number from the firewall near the booster, the engine number and the name on the carpet hump plate if there is one.

mike belt
07-26-2014, 05:41 PM
spec code 011f4m964 no body tag engine number 147

Pat Marshall
07-26-2014, 08:06 PM
Mike if it's ok with you, I'll send you an email with a mark ii information sheet. Just fill it out and send it back to me and I'll update your cars history.

linmk2
07-26-2014, 11:00 PM
Welcome. You will find a great deal of information and helpful folks on this forum. Your Mark will keep you very busy in your retirement. :)

mike belt
07-27-2014, 12:59 AM
Pat you can send the information sheet to beltracing@centurylink.net,thanks

Pat Marshall
07-27-2014, 01:07 AM
spec code 011f4m964 no body tag engine number 147

Mike, I have a question about your spec code 01-1F4M-96-4

The code you reported translates this way:
01-Exterior Color Black
-
1F4M (Interior Specifications)
1-Leather Interior
F-Red Leather Biscuits
4-Medium Gray Leather Bolsters
M-Red Leather Welts
-
96 Production Date
9-Month of Production-September 1955
6-Date of Production-6th (of September)
-
4 (Production Sequence)
4-Fourth Car Produced (September 6, 1955)

But here's the problem!

The date code sequencing was a little irregular in the early production days and was sometimes not exactly sequential. As an example 1126 has a date code of 91-2 (2nd car produced on 9/1/55)

But 1127 has a date code of 831-6 (6th car produced on 8/31/55)
and 1128 has a date code of 831-7 (7th car produced on 8/31/55)
then 1129 has a date code of 91-1 (1st car produced on 9/1/55)

The next car produced after yours was 1135 with a date code of 91-8 meaning it was the eighth car produced on September 1, 1955.

It would seem that your car should have a date code beginning with 91.
96-4 seems way out of range.

It could be correct, but I'm asking you to recheck your data plate. 01-1F4M-91-4 would fit into the window. 96-4 would give me indigestion. :)

Thanks,

Pat

Pat Marshall
07-27-2014, 01:46 AM
Mike here is the link to 1135's current history in the Registry.

http://www.markiiforum.com/showthread.php?p=37994

I'm looking forward to fleshing it out!

Chuck Lutz
07-27-2014, 03:10 PM
Pat, just a wild thought.. could it have something to do with a long labor day weekend? Just checked, Labor Day was Monday 9/5/1955. FWIW

Pat Marshall
07-27-2014, 09:39 PM
That could have something to do with it. From a Calendar Standpoint, here are the cars whose production dates we know.

8/30/55 - 1118,
8/31/55 - 1122, 1124, 1125, 1127, 1128
9/1/55 - 1126, 1129, 1136
9/2/55 - 1140, 1141, 1142, 1145, 1148
9/3/55 - Saturday-No Production
9/4/55 - Sunday - No Production
9/5/55 - Labor Day - No Production
9/6/55 - 1135, 1151,
9/7/55 - 1154, 1155, 1156, 1158

Throwing Labor Day in for consideration gives a different perspective.

So it's not inconceivable to think that for some reason 1135 may have been set out of the production order and not completed until after the long holiday weekend.