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Where are the Body & Engine numbers!
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Thread: Where are the Body & Engine numbers!

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    Unhappy Where are the Body & Engine numbers!

    Hi Guys,

    Have just bought my first MK1 and am stuck with a couple things.

    I have looked on the radiator support panel for the body number to cross reference with the ID Tag but can't find it, I have read that its on the passenger side and about a quarter of an inch high, but can anyone tell me EXACTLY where it is located on the rad. support panel?

    Also, where is the engine number located? I have found the serial prefix / serial number on the front of the block but cant find the actual engine number.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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    hi googz and welcome

    on all mk1 cortinas
    there is a ID tag mounted on the driver side inner guard (wing) under the bonnet
    just above the battery tray

    the actual body number or VIN is stamped into the driver side inner guard just near the strut top

    this number would start with a number
    EG: 118E or 122E or 113E etc

    after that number there would be a series of letters like 113E12345

    these usually dont follow a straight line either the factory was pretty rough when stamping the bodys so it looks like it curves a bit

    as for the number on the radiator support panel yes this number is on the passenger side around 4 to 6 inchs away from the bonnet catch

    this number tells you the model type of cortina
    depending upon whether the car is an early 63 to 64 will have a number like
    EG: 28112 indicating its a 2 door deluxe

    if it is a later model 65 to 66 would indicate
    EG: CG74 indicating it was a 2 door deluxe also

    now as for the engine number it can be found on the top of the drivers side engine mount boss

    i have a couple of pics below may help you
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    Last edited by jewels; 11th December 2007 at 05:34 PM.

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    i will now include similar information on my cortina ID page in the next update...

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    Jewels,

    Wow, thankyou for the extensive informtion - its exactly what I was after! thanks again!

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    no problems googz

    post some pics of your car if you wish

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    Quote Originally Posted by jewels View Post
    no problems googz

    post some pics of your car if you wish

    Thanks Jewlels, have just done so in the appropriate thread...

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    Having real issues finding the engine number. It should be: Drivers side, just above where the engine mount bracket connects to the engine. correct?

    Jewels, Also just rubbed back the paint on the strut tower to reveal the numbers E43 followed by 4 numbers, but I couldn't find any reference on your ID page about what that represents. Can anyone help?!

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    The UK pre-aeroflow cars never had the VIN number stamped anywhere.
    They had the earlier diamond shaped VIN plate (see below) located next to the bonnet hinge on the drivers side (on a RHD car) , and above this was a separate oval shaped body build tag. This was painted the same colour as the car.


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