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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:22 pm 
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Mark, regarding Mokes built: about 15,000 Mokes were made in England, but only about 1500 were sold there. The rest were shipped out.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:21 am 
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Good point.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:48 pm 
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I put paint stripper on the right wing panel as shown

Did I put the stripper on the right side...


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:17 pm 
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If your looking for the chassis number then no you need to strip the other side. Left and right is always taken from the drivers position facing forward. also you will need to rub gently with some scotch-brite after the paint is removed because the numbers can be very faint.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:58 pm 
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minimans wrote:
If your looking for the chassis number then no you need to strip the other side. Left and right is always taken from the drivers position facing forward. also you will need to rub gently with some scotch-brite after the paint is removed because the numbers can be very faint.


its from Canada left hand drive

so I put the paint stripper on the left triangle close to the FE number by the rad housing

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:31 pm 
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Jim, Left and right is always taken from the drivers position facing forward regardless of which side the driver sits in the car, :lol:

all the best and I hope you find a number.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:32 pm 
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minimans wrote:
If your looking for the chassis number then no you need to strip the other side. Left and right is always taken from the drivers position facing forward. also you will need to rub gently with some scotch-brite after the paint is removed because the numbers can be very faint.


I think my wording was not straight.... sorry for the confusion


the car is left hand drive.......

the FE is on the left side above the rad housing.....

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I stripped the left triangle on top as shown... I could not see any numbers .... not even faint....

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:00 am 
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Jim1071 wrote:
minimans wrote:
If your looking for the chassis number then no you need to strip the other side. Left and right is always taken from the drivers position facing forward. also you will need to rub gently with some scotch-brite after the paint is removed because the numbers can be very faint.


I think my wording was not straight.... sorry for the confusion


the car is left hand drive.......

the FE is on the left side above the rad housing.....

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I stripped the left triangle on top as shown... I could not see any numbers .... not even faint....


Doesn't matter if it's LH drive or not, when you sit in the drivers seat the side of the car on your left is always the left even when under the bonnet facing the rear, so you need to strip the other side opposite the FE number to find the chassis number if it's there at all of course. So you will be stripping the "right side"................

As an aside this method of "siding" the car comes about because if you use the "offside nearside" method then it's different for LH and RH drive vehicles which would make parts books confusing.................................


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:56 am 
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As said opposite side to what you have tried. But it's no guarantee.


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dodge44 wrote:
Not mentioned so far in this thread so worth adding that NMP plates are only to be found on Cowley assembled cars.


I would imagine a few Cooper owners reading that will be running off to the garage with an angle grinder right now! :lol: Didn't know that! I'm sure I've seen a couple of very original Austins with one on.

Have a look under the front parcel shelf and see if you can find any traces of original paint under there. If it's been stripped , they usually miss that bit.


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