[Spridgets] Odd Vin on a midget

Jim Johnson bmwwxman at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 12:00:07 MST 2007

Have just come back from going over the car with a fine tooth comb.
VIN mystery is solved. On the shock mounting plate it is GAN3L45511
which, according to Horler, makes it a December 1965 build with a
1098cc and a ribcase. The ribcase is there, okay, but who knows on the
engine?  The odometer reads 91,000. If it's correct I'd say the engine
has been gone through at a minimum and replaced entirely is not out of
the question. According to Horler it should be a 10CC-DA-H (or L)
series engine but there is no tag on it.

The VIN on the Arizona title (GBE046412) turns out to be the body
number on the drivers side A post!!  Arizona DMV clearly knew nothing
about Midgets in 2000!  Fortunately, you guys are educating me!  ;-)
Jim - 68 Midget in Dodge City
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On 11/8/07, Robert Duquette <robertduquette at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> Also, apparently not all cars have this number stamped in there.  MY RHD
> cars do not.
> >From: "Timothy H. Collins" <thcollin at mtu.edu>
> >To: "Jim Johnson" <bmwwxman at gmail.com>,spridgets at autox.team.net
> >Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Odd Vin on a midget
> >Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2007 07:45:34 -0500
> >
> >I believe you should be able to see the number with the shock in
> >place. But, you will probably have to do a degreasing job there and
> >if the paint is thick enough you may not be able to see the numbers.
> >
> >At 11:24 PM 11/7/2007, you wrote:
> > >Tim,
> > >
> > >Is that number under the shock?  I mean is it visible with the shock
> > >bolted in place?

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