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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:06 pm 
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Hello everyone,

I am having great difficulty in getting my Mini Mk1 recognised by British Motor Industry Heritage Trust. I have supplied them with a chassis number which is 113425. They tell me that as this not the chassis number as it is not on the chassis plate. The number 113425 is stamped on the left hand engine bracket (where the loom goes through). I am have seen this number stamped on many early cars, does anyone have the same?

The car has indestructo glass marked the first quarter of 1962 on the windscreen, door glass and rear screen glass.

The rear drums have a date of 28 02 62 on them. I am convinced that these dates are correct. Can anyone shed any light on this and let me know how to proceed to getting a heritage certificate.

BMIHT say without the chassis number or engine number that the identity of the car is lost.

HELP learned friends.

Steve


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:07 pm 
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They probably just want the chassis prefix as well.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:10 pm 
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I got my Heritage cert with just the A number on the slam panel.....


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:02 pm 
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Hipwell wrote:
They probably just want the chassis prefix as well.


The chassis prefix can only be A-A2S7 or M-A2S4 or M-A2S4S so they only need to check three entries.
I am sure it is an Austin so should be A-A2S7/113425.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:18 pm 
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Maybe you need some help from the V765 scheme.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:45 pm 
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If it is a Morris then 113425 would be consistent with a February, 1962-build car. So full chassis number would be M-A2S4 113425; if a Super then the prefix would be M-A2S4S. If it is a floor-start then it would not be a Super. An Austin with that chassis number would be 1961, probably May. So, from the dated glass and brake drums, it seems as though it is Morris.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:30 pm 
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FCV.66 wrote:
If it is a Morris then 113425 would be consistent with a February, 1962-build car. So full chassis number would be M-A2S4 113425; if a Super then the prefix would be M-A2S4S. If it is a floor-start then it would not be a Super. An Austin with that chassis number would be 1961, probably May. So, from the dated glass and brake drums, it seems as though it is Morris.


Thanks for your knowledge, I thought it was an Austin because the bonnet has three holes for the badge, I maybe mistaken! You are right it does fit with the Morris, it has a floor start. Is the number on the bracket the chassis number! The early cars had this didn't they!

I need to email BMIHT and try and get confirmation.

Many thanks


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:55 pm 
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I may be wrong but I thought only Morris's had the chassis number stamped on that stiffener.

My late 60 Morris has its chassis number stamped there (as well as the usual chassis plate of course).


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:09 pm 
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Andrew1967 wrote:
I may be wrong but I thought only Morris's had the chassis number stamped on that stiffener.

My late 60 Morris has its chassis number stamped there (as well as the usual chassis plate of course).


You are probably right, it's a bit of a mine field, getting the right information, even with the internet.
I don't know when they changed from putting the number on the stiffener, but I have to convince the powers to be that the cars it's identity is not lost. Then the task of getting a V5!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:50 pm 
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If you look at the bulkhead from the engine side..... some Morris cars have a BMK plate screwed to the right of the speedo opening.... if the plate is not there, then 2 small holes might be..... good luck. :D


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