[Healeys] Fwd: I’d plate

Curtis Arndt cnaarndt at gmail.com
Tue Jul 14 07:25:35 MDT 2020


In answer to your question to Charlie Schott, see my remarks below copied
from the AH Concours Guidelines Supplement 10.

I've also attached a photo of my personal engine plate, a car built on 11
Jan. 1955.


Curt Arndt
AH Concours Registry Technical Committee.

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Curtis Arndt <cnaarndt at gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Jul 14, 2020 at 6:11 AM
Subject: Re: I’d plate
To: Charles Schott <schottc at knology.net>


With all due respect, please purchase and READ the Concours Guidelines!!!

A number of us have donated our time and research to put out a world class
document that is very inexpensive for the value it represents. This
information is readily available. And while I don't mind answering
legitimate questions, It gets old having to repeatedly direct Healey folks
to the already available information on our cars.

Here are several quotes from Supplement 10 on I.D. Plates...

*<Engines were manufactured initially by Austin and their number plates had
a stamping with small numerals and a large B,as shown below.> *

*<The numbers used on these Healey engines ran up to somewhere around
1B208XYZ, when sourcing was changed toMorris. The new series of numbering
started with 213XYZ and in addition to the 1B at the front had the letter M
at theend, which indicated supplied by Morris. The numerals and letters
were all the same height .>*

So ask yourself the question... What is my engine number?  If it's 213XYZ
or later, then there is a "M" suffix.  208XYZ or earlier, then no "M"suffix.



On Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 5:34 PM Charles Schott <schottc at knology.net> wrote:

> Curtis,
> This is the response I received from Todd Clarke who makes replacement
> tags. My Heritage Certificate (attached) does not show a "M" at the end. Is
> it possible that my engine was built by Austin?
> Regards,
> Charlie
> ------------------------------
> *From: *"Todd Clarke" <clarkespares at att.net>
> *To: *"Charles Schott" <schottc at knology.net>
> *Sent: *Monday, July 13, 2020 9:43:47 AM
> *Subject: *Re: I’d plate
> Charles,
> Thanks for the message. I don't recall if you called in the order or sent
> by e-mail (can't find a copy)....did I miss the "M".
> The "M" indicates the engine was put together by Morris. Engines were also
> put together by Austin which
> do not have an "M". As far as I know no one knows when or why the
> different engines were fitted but I suspect it was matter of supply and
> demand.
> Of course the BMHT should have all the info. and the eng. number should be
> noted on the Build Cert. they offer. Do you have
> a build sheet?
> Let me know how you want to proceed.
> Regards,
> Todd
> On Monday, July 13, 2020, 09:29:04 AM EDT, Charles Schott <
> schottc at knology.net> wrote:
> Todd,
> It looks like my engine ID tag is suppose to have a "M" at the end per the
> attachment. Would you please redo my tag? Thanks.
> Regards,
> Charlie
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