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TonyCap Tony Capuano
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia   AUS
Thanks for the information everyone.

Gio, is this the picture of the spring well you were after?

I will get some more pictures tomorrow.

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TonyCap Tony Capuano
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia   AUS
I came across a 1962 MGA MKII for sale in the USA (red car) that had a picture of it's undercarriage and am comparing it to my car and I can't spot any differences.

Anybody see anything different?


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HAC286 Garry Kemm
Victoria, Australia   AUS
Unfortunately David this early 1500 body predated local Australian CKD assembly by about 2 years (Australian assembly started around Sept/Oct 1957) so there would not be any numbers stamped on the horizontal firewall near heater aperture.
There may be a chassis number stamped on the near side chassis rail behind the LH front wheel but that was only a requirement by some, not all, registration authorities and less than 1 in 3 MGA's sold in Australia were stamped there.
There should be a chassis number stamped by the Abingdon factory in the usual place, RH chassis rail adjacent to the g/box.

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mgaex189 Platinum Member Giovanni Delicio
Obrigheim, Rheinpfalz, Germany   DEU
1955 MG MGA 1500 "C2"
1955 MG MGA 1500
1955 MG MGA 1500 "C1"
1960 MG MGA 1600 Coupe    & more
Tony,

read this:

http://mgaguru.com/mgtech/brakes/bt130.htm

Here you may see the brake support bracket welded a bit higher than on 1600.

This means that the frame is from 1500. The brake line was inverted upside down to reach the disc brake saddle.

Gio

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barneymg Barney Gaylord
(Somewhere in USA), Pick one (or more), USA   USA
1958 MG MGA "MGA With An Attitude"
Giovanni, -- Good info on the number of early cars with the fabricated boot floor. Where did you find this information? I used to have a link to a picture of the early boot floor. I think it was Car No. 10106. That web site has since changed, and the picture is now gone. Anyone have another picture of the early boot floor?

Tony, -- Your chassis is definitely 1500 type, from the location of the front brake hose anchor bracket, early type spring pans and lower A-arms. Front brakes are 1600 type, including the dust shields which were only original to very late production cars. The brake hoses are a non-standard lash-up without the original banjo end or bracing bracket.



Barney Gaylord - 1958 MGA with an attitude - http://MGAguru.com - barneymg@mgaguru.com

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mgaex189 Platinum Member Giovanni Delicio
Obrigheim, Rheinpfalz, Germany   DEU
1955 MG MGA 1500 "C2"
1955 MG MGA 1500
1955 MG MGA 1500 "C1"
1960 MG MGA 1600 Coupe    & more
Hi Barney,

I have pics of car 10162 and there it was a mix of partially welded and pressed boot. I'm travelling and will be back home in 2 weeks. Then I'll send you some pics, also from 10106 (the first MGA imported to USA).

Gio

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mgaex189 Platinum Member Giovanni Delicio
Obrigheim, Rheinpfalz, Germany   DEU
1955 MG MGA 1500 "C2"
1955 MG MGA 1500
1955 MG MGA 1500 "C1"
1960 MG MGA 1600 Coupe    & more

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TonyCap Tony Capuano
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia   AUS
Gio,
This is a picture of the frame extension rail on my car.
What do you think?


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mgaex189 Platinum Member Giovanni Delicio
Obrigheim, Rheinpfalz, Germany   DEU
1955 MG MGA 1500 "C2"
1955 MG MGA 1500
1955 MG MGA 1500 "C1"
1960 MG MGA 1600 Coupe    & more
Tony,

try to get a picture like this one:

http://mgaguru.com/mgtech/suspensn/pics/sway1.jpg

Gio

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Hemidavey Dave Rudziensky
Grosse Isle, MI, USA   USA
Beautiful car, don't let the numbers stop you from enjoying the ride...

TonyCap Tony Capuano
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia   AUS
Gio,
This is probably the closest picture I have to the one you posted without taking the wheel off..


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mgaex189 Platinum Member Giovanni Delicio
Obrigheim, Rheinpfalz, Germany   DEU
1955 MG MGA 1500 "C2"
1955 MG MGA 1500
1955 MG MGA 1500 "C1"
1960 MG MGA 1600 Coupe    & more
Hi Tony,

definitively a 1500 Frame !!

Doesn't matter. Enjoy it and don't care much about "matching numbers" hot smiley

Gio

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MGAdavid David Werblow
Portland, CT, USA   USA
1954 MG TF
1959 MG MGA
Looks like a very nice "up-dated" car; enjoy driving it. I would check the number of splines on the inner half-axle shaft. Then you will know what the rear axle is from. if you ever have to replace a halfshaft.



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TonyCap Tony Capuano
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia   AUS
Hi Gio,
I just want to confirm that the picture I uploaded was a comparison.
The frame rail in the top picture is from my car and the bottom picture is the one you sent me the link to.
What year car is the bottom picture from? It seems it would be quite simple to add a sway bar to my car?


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mgaex189 Platinum Member Giovanni Delicio
Obrigheim, Rheinpfalz, Germany   DEU
1955 MG MGA 1500 "C2"
1955 MG MGA 1500
1955 MG MGA 1500 "C1"
1960 MG MGA 1600 Coupe    & more
Hi Tony,

from April 1959 all "A" got the frame modification to allow the Installation of a swaybar.

On this link of Barney's Encyclopedia you may find HOW to modify your early frame.

http://mgaguru.com/mgtech/frame/fr101b.htm

Gio

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