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Ford Part Numbers - Special Service Tools

The information presented on this page is an 'supplement' to the How to Decipher FoMoCo Parts Numbers tutorial.
The following numbering system is used for Ford Special Service Tools:
  • Ford tools carry a four character prefix, four or five digit basic part application number, and a one to three letter suffix.
    Example: T65P-18805-A (Radio Tester, All 1964-66 Car)
  • Tools formerly sold by MANZEL-BUFFALO carry a prefix of "TOOL", but otherwise follow generally the same format:
    Example: TOOL-18918-A (Radio Antenna Nut Wrench)
  • Lastly, a few former MANZEL Air Conditioning tools retained their "ACM-57-f" or "ACL-53-f" MANZEL part number, with a suffix of "TOOL", or a three-letter designator ending in "TL":
    Example: ACM-57-2-TOOL (Universal Halide Leak Detector)
Last two digits of year of introduction
B = Thunderbird
E = Econoline
F = Fairlane
K = Falcon (and Econoline)
L= Cars & Trucks
N = Lincoln
P = Car (All, including Thunderbird)
Q = Quick Service
S = Special Usage
T = Trucks
Basic Number of Part or Assembly to which tool applies
One to three letters indicating specific application

These tables are by no means all-inclusive, and I would gladly welcome your comments or corrections. Please e-mail me at


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