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Garybond

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engine number
« on: September 17, 2014, 07:31:07 PM »
Where would I find the engine number on a Villiers 197 engine
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DaveMiller

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Re: engine number
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2014, 09:10:46 PM »
On the front mounting point?

john Meadows

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Re: engine number
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2014, 10:04:22 AM »
Its normally on a small brass plate on top of the chain case towards the front.(on a 9E)
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Garybond

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Re: engine number
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2014, 11:41:43 AM »
Thank you for the replies engine is a 6E early Bond and I have been told its cast in on front mounting
   I still cannot  find it if it had a plate it is now missing
Engine number is on ID plate on bulkhead but just curious to see if it matches as number on V5 is barrel casting number
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DaveMiller

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Re: engine number
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2014, 01:47:40 PM »
In my previous reply, I put the question mark as I thought different systems might have been used on different engine models -  a 9E with dynastart, for example, is a very different animal from a 6E!

My own 6E has the number on the front mount, and I have no reason to think that it's not original.

It's on the very front of the engine mount - facing straight forwards, as it were - stamped in there when the engine was "loose", before it went into any mounting frame.

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Re: engine number
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2014, 06:18:46 PM »
Thanks Dave will have another look on Monday
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Re: engine number
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2014, 03:18:58 PM »
Have had a look and found it where you said it would be very faint but the same as on the serial plate thank you
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