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MG MGF Technical - F aprox date of manaf.
I'm about to embark on an MG midget K Series transplant
& an idear of manf. date would assist in eng. selection
The Vin & Eng. No's from the doner MGF VVC in mind are
SARRDWBTCAD 005882 & 18K4KJ90 264478
Trust this is enough to work with.
Thanks in anticipation
Cheers Jim R
check out Dieter's web site at http://www.mgfcar.de/index.htm and search for VIN in the contents.
AD005882 is MGF number 5631, so this would probably put the date at around February/March 1996.
|Just to confirm, Scarlet's VIN is 4240, she was registered on Feb 24th 1996 (manufactured probably around Jan '96 time).|
You say this is a VVC unit? If so it must be one of the VERY first ones - VVC didn't come out until June/July 1996 and as i said, Scarlet is a Feb '96 and yet only 1642 cars were built in the interim period. Seems a little odd to me given that they were at full capacity in the factory and there was up to a 4 month waiting list by mid 1996.
|Thanks for the input|
What may have some bearing is that the vehicle is a spare part import to AUS i.e. it's cut in half before leaving Japan. Japan dosn't seem to require build date tags
cheers jim r
made middle of March 96.
Japanese spec cars where almost 2 month _on ship_. So first registration could'nt have happpened before mid of May 96.
The VVC mystery *g*, ... they made several early but sold them late, starting in about November/December 95. The first from 002xxx onwards where almost for export.
http://www.mgfcar.de/vin <-- VIN survey, missing TF's for latest statistics !!!
|Neil, Scarlet F, Neil & others|
Thanks for the input, much appricated
It turned out the particular importer has x3 F's & is now unsure which front belongs to which rear !!!!
engines removed & they are all "Green".
|Could you please tell me the age of my k-series engine.The engine number is 18k4fm16326994.It was fitted into my London cab in June 2002 it runs on lpg as well as petrol,it has covered 45000 miles with no problems.|
Many thanks in advance.
|Simon - not sure you will get your answers on here - The K series engine is fitted to numerous other cars besides MGFs (mgtf, Rover 25, MGZR, Streetwise, Rover 45, MGZS, Rover 75, MGZT, Lotus Elise, Caterham, Freelander to name a few).|
We have access to (incomplete) data on MGFs and some TFs, but not these other vehicles so i can't see us being able to help much.
Good luck anyway.
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