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Jim63 Gold Member Jim S
Bartlesville, OK, USA   USA
1963 MG MGB MkI "Iris"
I don’t know about the first number, but the second number could be a date code. Some companies use this type code

A - January
Second number day - 4th
Last numbers year - 68

I don’t know if the year matches what you have, so this could be wrong. Just my guess.


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MGB567 Gold Member Barrie Braxton
Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia   AUS
1966 MG MGB MkI "Money Guzzler"
1979 MG MGB GT V8 Conversion "Darkside"
Numbers are cut into the tag and very faint and as my eyesight isn't what it used to be but even under a magnifying glass that's the best I can do - it's a 12/78 car.

Maybe because no one else seems to have such a tag then perhaps it's a third party's identification tag and not OEM.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-01-12 06:11 PM by MGB567.

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balloonfoot Gold Member Lloyd Faust
Southlake, TX, USA   USA
The axle ratio is stamped into the top of the left side tube near the diff housing on a tube type axle. 11/43.

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