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zr1bill Gold Member Bill Wenzel
Scituate, MA, USA   USA
1950 MG TD
I went to the Massachusetts registry and registered my TD. It had been registered using the engine number but I got a simple form from the registry, had a local police officer stop by and verify the VIN number on the car. It is now VIN TD2908. I also got a regular plate, not a vanity plate. Plate is 1950MG. It was a good day.

Bill

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Bruce Cunha Avatar
placerville, CA, USA   USA
1950 MG TD
1967 MG MGB GT
I want to know how you got that plate and it is not a vanity plate?.



Bruce E. Cunha

zr1bill Gold Member Bill Wenzel
Scituate, MA, USA   USA
1950 MG TD
There is a quirk in the mass laws. A vanity plate must start with a letter, then if there is a number, there can be no more letters. A regular plate must have two letters and four numbers. Letters must be together. If it has not been issued, you can request it.
I first saw this with a guy that had a ‘94 ZR-1. Plate was 405ZR1. 405 being horsepower. I asked him and he said he looked it up, not issued, requested it, got it.

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Bruce Cunha Avatar
placerville, CA, USA   USA
1950 MG TD
1967 MG MGB GT
That is impressive. Are your vanity plates a different color? Just wondering how 1950MG was not taken.

That is great that you got it. And that you had so little issue changing your registration number.



Bruce E. Cunha

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TD Tickford Douglas Robinson
Scottsdale, AZ, USA   USA
1952 MG TD
In reply to # 3658795 by Bruce Cunha That is impressive. Are your vanity plates a different color? Just wondering how 1950MG was not taken.

That is great that you got it. And that you had so little issue changing your registration number.

Bruce, I did that at the Auto Club in LA about 30 years ago (when I was ready to register my '52). I told them that the original registration was using the engine number, but I couldn't find that number anywhere on the car (forgetting to mention the fact that it had a '75 Ford 2300cc motor in). However, I showed them the chassis number stamped into the frame side rail (LHS toward the front ? ) which matched the chassis number on the registration. THEY told me that most of these "old" cars probably had engine replacements by now and, as the new cars were registered with chassis number, it would be no problem to change mine!

No problem when I re-registered in AZ a couple of months ago. (Now, if I can just do the same with the Opel GT I'm working on! LOL)

Doug

zr1bill Gold Member Bill Wenzel
Scituate, MA, USA   USA
1950 MG TD
Vanity plates are the same color as other plates. They are $70/year. Regular plates are $40 every other year.(I think) I also checked and MG1950 was available but his would be a vanity plate, then lots more $$. Since I have three other cars with vanity plates, this was a lucky find.
On another note. They looked up the blue book value of the car, $16500. That is the amount I had to pay sales tax on even though I paid less for the car. I was told tax was based on either book value or purchase price, whichever is higher.

Bruce Cunha Avatar
placerville, CA, USA   USA
1950 MG TD
1967 MG MGB GT
Ouch. Don't give California any ideas.



Bruce E. Cunha

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TD4834 Bill Chasser
Sacramento, CA, USA   USA
Gov Jerry Moonbeam Brown and his cronies in Sacramento CA. The king of strong arm tactics, extortion and the fleecing of its citizenry.

Bruce Cunha Avatar
placerville, CA, USA   USA
1950 MG TD
1967 MG MGB GT
I received my Speedo and Tach from Hugh in British Colombia today. He did a great job of cleaning the gears, getting the odometer working and putting on the new faces and bezels. He even got my clock working.

Thanks to Hugh Norsted in BC for the rebuild and Aad Warmerdam in the Netherlands for the beautiful new gauge faces.



Bruce E. Cunha

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gingan2000 Roderick Padilla
Shorewood, USA   USA
1932 Harley-Davidson Touring
1953 MG TD "MGTD"
1953 MG TD
2000 Jaguar XKR Convertible "Red Cat"    & more
My TD at Greg's in LaGrange


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gingan2000 Roderick Padilla
Shorewood, USA   USA
1932 Harley-Davidson Touring
1953 MG TD "MGTD"
1953 MG TD
2000 Jaguar XKR Convertible "Red Cat"    & more
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to TD emergency cable, door reinforcement, engine rerouted oil line


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crankjournal Len Fanelli
Yonkers, NY, USA   USA
Gregory is currently building a 4th engine with my Abingdon Performance LTD. Roller lifter street performance camshaft kits.


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TD Tickford Douglas Robinson
Scottsdale, AZ, USA   USA
1952 MG TD
In reply to # 3660574 by gingan2000 More pix TD at Greg's new seats (moved back, new padding) special bracket for MGA brake
to TD emergency cable, door reinforcement, engine rerouted oil line

Hmmm! How do you move the seats back? Not that I'm sitting closer to the steering wheel than I did before, just curious?

Doug

fireman435 David Trapp
Lexington, KY, USA   USA
Almost there!


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TD4834 Bill Chasser
Sacramento, CA, USA   USA
It’s alive... IT’s alive...IT’S ALIVE!!!! After hibernating since the mid ‘60s, TD/C-8151 had fuel course it’s veins and electricity jump start it’s heart. Yes dad’s MG has been successfully resuscitated. Woot woot!!

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