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Question New Member from Utah w/Thiokol Serial # Question

Hi All, I have been reading threads on rebuilding snow cats on this site for months. And now that I have purchased an old 1404, I have a question about the Thiokol serial numbers.

The last owner thought it was a 1976, but it's serial number is 162 and I think the Imp is older that 1976. I found a Ford tag on the valve cover and when I checked with a ford.com person, they responded:
"Your serial number translates to date Aug.12, 1966."

So are their any readers on here with a 1404 with a serial number below 300 or 200 that can tell me your manufacturing year?

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Hi All, I have been reading threads on rebuilding snow cats on this site for months. And now that I have purchased an old 1404, I have a question about the Thiokol serial numbers.

The last owner thought it was a 1976, but it's serial number is 162 and I think the Imp is older that 1976. I found a Ford tag on the valve cover and when I checked with a ford.com person, they responded:
"Your serial number translates to date Aug.12, 1966."

So are their any readers on here with a 1404 with a serial number below 300 or 200 that can tell me your manufacturing year?

Thank you
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Hello, and welcome. I don't have a snocat........
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Hi All, I have been reading threads on rebuilding snow cats on this site for months. And now that I have purchased an old 1404, I have a question about the Thiokol serial numbers...
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Welcome to the asylum for snowcat owners, lovers, admirers and regular & sane people too.

I'm the moderator for the Snowcat area and figured I'd do a little edit to the title of your thread to try to see if it might draw some specific answers for you.
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the snowcat listed on Ebay was a 1970 with a serial of 300.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Thikol-1970-...3D252792356606
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Just me but I would guess 1967?

I'm not a Thiokol guy, but with the Aktiv Snow Tracs it was common to find motors that were from a model year older than the units production year.

So if the engine in your unit can be reliably dated to late in the year 1966 then its reasonable to assume the snowcat was made sometime after the engine. Assume a modest delay between the engine's production date (August) and the manufacturing of the snowcat, which is a low production machine, its likely that your Imp was made in very late '66 or sometime in 1967.
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