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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:37 pm 
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Is this the angle brace? I carefully stripped the paint on it yesterday and found some horizontal marks- but no numbers.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:38 pm 
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Naetzker wrote:
Is this the angle brace? I carefully stripped the paint on it yesterday and found some horizontal marks- but no numbers.


id guess its an austin shell then

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:42 pm 
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Perhaps, I am told the grill, seen here, looks to be from an Austin Cooper.

Are there any other places where a number may be stamped?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:45 pm 
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Naetzker wrote:
Currently has a remote gear change installed. Why do you ask? Is there another clue that I missed?


A Cooper would have a precise cut out for the remote shift. Possibly early 997? Not sure what difference is between 997 and 998 7" brake set up but sure there is? Although may just have been once an 850.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:47 pm 
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yes, 7" rotors up front. so damn cute!

the cutout for shifter looks factory, very clean.

was the remote shift strictly a Cooper thing?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:30 pm 
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Looks like a aftermarket Benelite grill rather then a factory item.
Nice car...have fun!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:36 pm 
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The F number in the first post is NOT an FE number.

FE numbers are on the inner wing above the radiator and start with .... FE.

Neither F or FE numbers were ever officially recorded, although some (including me) attempt to date shells from the FE number.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:41 pm 
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Interesting!

Does the F number correspond to anything else?


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Is there a number tag on the bulkhead/firewall behind the master cylinders? Morris had a plate there look for two parallel small screw holes


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:03 pm 
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Naetzker wrote:
Interesting!

Does the F number correspond to anything else?


I believe they are the floor pan numbers, with one in each footwell. Unfortunately these numbers are pretty much useless. As a former mini assembly guy told me once, a panel at the back of the stack could stay stacked there for years and only the 'refills' at front get used.

Can anyone confirm this story?


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