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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:00 pm 
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Thank you gentlmen :D
I was going to ask about the floor numbers but Guru has answered it.
I'm lucky as both my cars have FE & floor numbers still intact..... just hope they match the paperwork!!! :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:03 pm 
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brook shaw wrote:
boo- :o

some people can date these by seeing similar built cars but some others can state the exact dates,from some documents
whether these were done unofficially at the factories,i dunno!
funniest twist to this is some fe numbers are actually miles out..



Thanks for posting, I didnt have a clue to this FE "thing" when I started on my GT.

My FE numbers 2 first digits mathced the week it was built, the second 2 digits matched the year, so I thought that was it.
Later I called around to other GT owners, and their numbers were ALL over the place, and NOTHING matched up -
so I was just lucky, that my first 4 digits made sence :mrgreen:
I still dont have a clue about the FE number :mrgreen:
Also the body number is strange? my car has a L, and I thought that was for Longbridge?
but was told this was not the case, then I asumed it was for LH drive?
but John P, told me he had seen many UK cars with L, so I still dont know what that L is for :?:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:35 am 
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brook shaw wrote:
at least u can open yor bonnet at a show,and nobody starts pointing the index finger,,,"ooooo its got no fe number,,!" ha ha :roll:


Just for curiosity, most of the Portuguese assembled from cars from 63/64 onwards don't have an FE or floor number. Mine is one of them.
I was already pointed that out (missing plates, bla bla bla), but that's the way they were and I prefer to preserve it like that than to stick another shell numbers to make it look right... and incorrect.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:03 pm 
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ric

where the porto cars built from a uk shell, or was the shell assembled over there from parts?

id guess if the later, they didnt need to worry so much about the quanties?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:32 pm 
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Rich, I would assume the latter as all early shells I've seen have FE and floor numbers (59-63).
IMA (Industria de Montagem Automovel) started in 61 (I believe) and most of the original cars I've seen later than 63 don't have FE and floor numbers.
So, maybe from 63/64 the shells were also assembled here from parts, but I don't know the answer for sure. Or maybe targetted shells as export didn't have those numbers from a certain date? Would be interesting to know from other country's cars.
All front panels have body numbers, but some are in a small tag like English cars and others have the numbers stamped directly in the panel. Again, don't know the criteria on the different types.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:59 pm 
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My new project has both FE & Floor numbers, the only snag is that they are in a plastic bag in the history folder.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:53 pm 
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Hello, I have a 1966 Austin Cooper that I'm starting to restore - just out of interest where might I find the floor number, it has an FE number, so that I can look through the numerous layers of patches on patches for it :)

Regards Paul.


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The floor number is usually spot welded to the drivers side foot well.

These go missing with annoying regularity due to the driver bringing water & salt into the car on his feet.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:14 pm 
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Interesting subject, seems to have hit a few nerves. To add another cat among pigeons, I have a 1964 car which is in a genuine BMC replacement shell (chocolate brown primer and all that) this is without an FE plate, no evidence to show that one was fitted to it either. ;)

best not open me bonnet then 8-)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:12 pm 
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Not to add to the already confusion :? could i list all the plates and bits on floorpans i found on my 62's and could someone clarify their identity?
FE number
NMP on front slam plate?
Small plate on bulkhead stamped with numbers?
Plates similar to FE plate on both front floorpans?
And a small bolt with a welded flat top going through front floor pans (both sides)?
I will try to add pictures of the above soon.

Mark.... i know you do so much on this forum, but could we start an area that lists all abbreviations and their meanings?... for example NOS, CKD, Sprint etc?
I would gladly contribute my small amount of knowledge :lol:
Thanks to all
George


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