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Body Number 14090

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Irv Erwin Reichmuth
Henggart, Switzerland   CHE
I'm looking for more information regarding a car. I just have the body number plate. The number is 14090. Unfortunately the Chassis plate got lost during restoration! Is the chassis number somewhere stamps to the frame of the car?
Thank you.

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simon1966 Silver Member Simon Griffin
.Madison County, IL, USA   USA
1953 MG TD
1954 Austin-Healey 100 "BEV"
1977 MG MGB
Try contacting the 100 register. Looking at the body number data that is published http://www.ah100reg.co.uk/batchnum-htm your body number appears to not be inside the known range of any of the batches. Does the your body number plate have the batch number as well?

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Guido36 Guy C
Ventura, CA, USA   USA
1953 Austin-Healey 100 "Aggie"
The body number is stamped in seven places:

1. On the inside of all four pieces of cockpit trim. You will have to remove them to check.

2. On the left rear flange of the bonnet/hood

3. On the metal tab on the boot lid which supports the prop rod to hold it open

4. On the leading edge of the splash apron/valance/ front bumper filler panel.

It is best to check several of these places to make sure that you have matching numbers. Sometimes damaged or rusted parts get replaced and the numbers do not always match.

On early cars the chassis plate was on the right hand chassis rail about 10 inches forward of the firewall. This is a small oblong plate. On later cars the chassis number was on a larger metal oblomg plate on the left hand upholstered interior kick panel by the upper door hinge. Lastly the tags were on the firewall near the voltage regulator. There are several threads on this subject here - the search box should help find them.

The chassis numbers were never stamped on the frame throughout production.

Do you have any other tags on the body such as the batch and body number tag on the upper firewall by the voltage regulator? Do you have any documentary record of chassis number, engine number? Where did the car come from?

Curtis Arndt - Healey2 on this forum is the expert on this - hopefully he will chime in.

Good luck

Guy

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