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by George Wilder
Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Gerry Brown
Replies: 2
Views: 642

Re: Gerry Brown

Read about gerry's T-Type here
https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/arch ... -champions
George
by George Wilder
Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Gerry Brown
Replies: 2
Views: 642

Re: Gerry Brown

Peter Sad news indeed. I did know Gerry from before B&G days athe olf St Albans natter. In fact John's MGB he raced raced under the identity of a very rusty car I sold Gerry. I worked at ICI with John, in fact was his "mechanic" on his first High Speed Trial at MG Silverstone X years a...
by George Wilder
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Original vehicle from an engine number
Replies: 10
Views: 1714

Re: Original vehicle from an engine number

Useful information on engine numbers here https://www.mginfo.co.uk/upgrades4mgs/files/MG_Engine_numbers.pdf see page 4 MGB engines started with a G prefix eventually ending up with a 18V prefix. The info will also tell you if it is a non-MG engine. The MGB build records at Gaydon are stored by car n...
by George Wilder
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Re-shell and DVLA
Replies: 35
Views: 6225

Re: Re-shell and DVLA

Peter Absolutely correct about MGB bodyshell manufacture locations in fact they arrived at Abingdon painted and partially trimmed. I wonder where the DVLA got their incorrect story from? The MIni I referred to earlier in this thread was initally rebuilt using a Heritage Shell (in fact we were the fi...
by George Wilder
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Re-shell and DVLA
Replies: 35
Views: 6225

Re: Re-shell and DVLA

Richard Several years ago I rebuilt a Mini into a new bodyshell of an existing car. No need to tell the DVLA justt then get it MOTed. However a coulpe of years later the Mini was hit by another vehicle causing it tobe in insurance company terms written off. The wreck was purchased from the insurance...
by George Wilder
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Re-shell and DVLA
Replies: 35
Views: 6225

Re: Re-shell and DVLA

Mike My Bantam is probably a little later than the one you rode though I know the original owner used it to get to work at Paxmans Diesels in Colchester. A long story in between then and now. It is in fact a 1958 built 59 registered D7 the ninth one off the production line and the oldest D7 known to...
by George Wilder
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Re-shell and DVLA
Replies: 35
Views: 6225

Re: Re-shell and DVLA

Hi Bumpa BMH Shells do NOT carry a VIN number these can only be issued by manufacturers of complete cars and in some obsure cases the DVLA. BMH shells have abody number - which is NOT a VIN number. The DVLA do not record body numbers. The problem of your friend is that they appear to have tried to u...
by George Wilder
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Re-shell and DVLA
Replies: 35
Views: 6225

Re: Re-shell and DVLA

Steve As Ian says check the provenance as far as possible. You don't say what year you car claims to be but here is one scene which MAY explain the situation. Up to a few years ago the tax exempt cut-off was 1973 and it stayed that way for many years. If you look at the figures of MGB surving on &qu...
by George Wilder
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Christmas Greetings
Replies: 13
Views: 2859

Re: Christmas Greetings

Best wishes for 2021 everyone - lets hope we can get the cars out for more than "essential" journeys.

George
Steve
PS See you have been in Finchingfield - hope it was not a Sunday when the village fills with motorcycles.
I am in a nearby village
by George Wilder
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: MGB General
Topic: Re-shell and DVLA
Replies: 35
Views: 6225

Re: Re-shell and DVLA

As long as you are reshelling a roadster as a roadster or a GT as a GT providing you have a current V5c there is no need to inform the DVLA. The DVLA does not have information on Commission Numbers or body numbers only car numbers (VIN number) and engine numbers but even then the engine does not hav...