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MG TD TF 1500 - No Chassis Numbers

Hi All

When changing the brake shoes I decided to scrape the crud and underseal off the dumb iron to expose the chassis number. Guess what no number. Images attached of body plate and dumb iron.
Did they forget or is it a new chassis? Any ideas please.

J A Davies

I can only see the body plate there.
It could be a new dumb iron owing to accident damage, but inspection of the welds would give a clue. It shouldn't be too difficult to stamp it as required. The number bears checking against the various records.
Dave H
Dave Hill

Perhaps a silly question but are you looking at the left side dumb iron?

Tim
TD26711
Tim Burchfield

Top right corner of the picture is left hand gaiter. should give you some idea where to look.

Peter

P G Gilvarry

Hi Tim
Yes itís the left hand side dumb iron.
I am trying and failing to upload the image of the dumb iron
I will keep at it
Regards
J A Davies

Here is the photo of the dumb iron

J A Davies

The stamping on mine is to the left of the bottom LH nut.
Dave H
Dave Hill

At times over the years the dumb irons get bent in an accident, replacements were available, possibly yours was bent and a new one welded on and the number might not have been thought of to transfer. Just a possibility. PJ
PJ Jennings

Just to clarify the image. Top is the gaiter! Which should be on the right hand of the image
Regards
J A Davies

So I guess itís ok to stamp the chassis number as shown on the body plate onto the dumb iron??
Opinions please
Thanks for the replies
Regards
J A Davies

If your engine number matches the chassis plate it is a pretty good guess that the plate has your correct chassis number. It would lend credence if your car matched the HDC16 criteria. And I assume the UK registration paperwork list the chassis number on your chassis plate. If so I'd feel fully justified in stamping the numbers in the dumb iron.

Tim
TD26711
Tim Burchfield

FWIW, I couldn't find a number on my frame either. Left, right, inside surface or outside surface, No signs of welding. '53 TD 29350, very late in production.
MAndrus

This is how it is my car.
Dave H


Dave Hill

Hi Dave
Can I please get a favour??
Can you please measure the height of your numbers,so i can compare them to my existing set
I may have to get a new set if mine are a mile out
Regards John
J A Davies

Here's a link to the location of the Car Number on the dumb iron of my TD10855. http://www.ttalk.info/Tech/CarNumber.htm Bud
Bud Krueger

Hi Dave here is what i found on
ttypes.original/database/TF5659
build 18 may 54
engine xpag/tf35674
search google TF5659
Thoralf. NORWAY TD4490
Thoralf Sorensen (TD4490)

They could very well still be there but just painted out. I'd sanded my dumb irons then primed & painted them only to discover I'd hidden the number. Cheers
Peter TD 5801
P Hehir

The #s are rather large and hand stamped.. Not very deep or straight and not evenly spaced. They are about one half inch tall. I have a large collection of old stamps and remember thinking how large the #s where. Forrest TD/C 22679
Forrest Rubenstein

Hi all
I have looked at both sides, underneath, on top, etc , nothing that I can see. I canít see any welding on the chassis, but it may covered in underseal. If a chassis has had a new front dumb iron,where would I look for the weld line
Thanks again
J A Davies

You need to look along the back edge of the side, top and bottom, then compare the welds with the other side. Not at home at the moment, so can't measure up my chassis stamp until I get back at the weekend. Done by hand with fairly large stamps.
Dave H
Dave Hill

Wire brush all of any paint and primer off the iron. The are not stamped that deep.

L E D LaVerne

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L E D LaVerne

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