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Triumph Spitfire - Engine number I can't match

I have a 1979 MG Midget, and due to recent clutch problems I have pulled the engine/transmission. The engine number, I am told, may be a Triumph instead of an MG.

The engine number is quite distinct and legible. It is FE84050E. Other casting numbers in the block are "STANPART" and "A300/". The MG body number is GU47T-930179P and the casting numbers on the transmission (if that means anything) is 22G1553.

Thanks in advance for any help.
Glenn Harris

John Kippings catalog shows FC-Spit MK.I, MkII
; FD-MkIII; But Mk.IV is FH. He doesn't mention FE. Late Mk.III or IV , I'ld say.


John Davies

I have a re-print of the workshop manual issued by the service division of Standard-Triumph Sales Limited.
It lists engine numbers from FE.1HE as the engine type for Spitfire Mk3 (High Compression) Emission controlled.
Hope this helps.
Nigel Twite

This thread was discussed between 14/03/2000 and 26/03/2000

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