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MG MGB Technical - Availability of repro aluminium engine tags?

Hello,

My 64 B ha an engine that is beatifully finished, but where the engine tag is gone, I guess after hot tanking in Hexagene or similar. Is there anyone out there reproducing these tags, and/or imprinting the engine number?

Thank you,

Jan
Jan Emil Kristoffersen

If you search the archives on the midget General BBS, you should find the answer there.

There is a Mini specialist that does them, but I don't remember which one.
Dave O'Neill 2

Todd Clarke of "Clarke Spares and Restorations" does them.
I buy MGA parts from Todd. What he sells he either makes himself or commissions their remanufacture to original specs.
http://www.clarkespares.com/carparts.html
T Aczel

Jan, you can get a blank plate on ebay For 2.70

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Classic-A-Series-Blank-Engine-Number-Plate-Plaque-Mini-MGA-MGB-/321764880579

You can also get it stamped with your engine number for 12.65

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=322147019045

Andy
Andy Robinson

http://www.retrominisltd.co.uk/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=31 but check the size.

http://www.mossmotors.com/Shop/ViewProducts.aspx?PlateIndexID=28976#13 for 18G-GK blanks

http://www.classic-plates.com/ maybe if you supply the correct blank.
paulh4

This is where I obtained mine from - pressed lettering from below with the correct rivet fixings.


http://www.minimail.co.uk/chassis-vin-plates/

richard boobier

Thank you, I now know where to have a new plate made and stamped.

A remaining challenge will be to remove the old rivets in the engine block. Are they soft aluminium or steel? I had hoped to drill them out if possible.

Regards,

Jan
Jan Emil Kristoffersen

They are hardened steel and you need to try and unscrew them, if possible.

I use a small chisel and tap gently to unscrew them anti-clockwise.

If they break - which they sometimes do - it's unlikely that you will drill them out, although you can always re-drill the holes in another position.
Dave O'Neill 2

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