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#1 Guess-Works.com

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 06:11 PM

This is something I've been working on for a while now....

http://www.guess-wor...rbox/engine.htm

This will decode your engine number and detail the specification of the engine, gearbox, fueling and the original source vehicle...

At the moment the information is fairly basic but this will be added to overtime as I relate information to the engine numbers, my eventual aim is to link together things like Carbs, Distributors, cams to and provide timing figures, dwell angles, sparkies etc etc but this may take some time...

A+ engines (Mini and Metro) I believe are 99% covered, there's still some gaps relating to A series engines, especially the early < 1976.

I'm now looking for information on the earlier engines, especially those which are non-mini, eg ADO16's (Austin America's), Allegro's, Midgets, Moggies, Marina's etc... and filling in the gaps in the A+ being Maestro's and Montego's

Please have a play, if there's anything missing or wrong then please inform me and I will endeavour to add the details in.

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 07:28 PM

Neither of my engines are listed...

Firstly, 12A2K70368427 - 1275 MPi engine...
Secondly - 99H998P106416 - shows on the log book as a 1275, and there's a 1275 in the car, but the engine number relates to a 998???

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 06:04 AM

Now the 12A 2k * engine prefix I have no information on at all !!! typical..

The 99H number you quote is a 998 Automatic engine, which suggests the vehicle has been converted either to Manual, or a 1275 Auto put in there... and who ever did it just didn't get the engine number changed on the v5.

Edited by GuessWorks.co.uk, 30 April 2008 - 06:05 AM.


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Posted 30 April 2008 - 06:11 AM

Now the 12A 2k * engine prefix I have no information on at all !!! typical..

The 99H number you quote is a 998 Automatic engine, which suggests the vehicle has been converted either to Manual, or a 1275 Auto put in there... and who ever did it just didn't get the engine number changed on the v5.


You've got one piece of info now on the 12A 2k* prefix now guessworks :trooper:

yes, the car used to be a 998 auto,but on the log book is listed as a 1275... there's no engine number printed on the block anywhere...

shall I invent an appropriate one? :trooper:

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 06:39 AM

It's not really that important, only if you come to sell the vehicle.. and the buy asks why...

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 06:43 AM

Are you sure that's not 12A 2L K70 as that is an MPI engine number prefix yours just does not fit the pattern for a 1275 Mini engine number

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 06:28 PM

Very helpful, thanks!!!

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 10:17 PM

hi got an a series engine and starts with 12V, any ideas on this? ins not on the decoder,


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Posted 12 May 2008 - 06:32 AM

12V is the code for a 1275 engine use 'in-line' so a rwd original fitment, like the Midget, Moggie, Marina.

I do have some of these numbers but as yet not enough information on them to put into the database.

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 10:21 AM

Just double checked my engine number - it's definately right...

Sorry guessworks :wub:

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 10:42 AM

I assume you've looked on the block and not just on the V5 :)

In which case you mush be Special as you engine number is 'not standard' to rover !!! :wub:

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 10:46 AM

Mine hasn't got an engine number printed on it either :wub:

we're doing well for engine numbers in my house :)

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 10:56 AM

The engine number on later A+ 1275 engines is etched into the top of the block, not on a plate as per previous engines.

Here's the pattern for the engine numbers on these...

http://www.guess-wor.....g pattern.pdf

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 12:28 PM

I'm trying to find information about my old engine but cant seem to figure out how it all works.

The engine number is: BHM1460E 112048

Can anyone help..?

Thanks.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 06:58 PM

I also have an engine with a number starting with BHM, i know a few people with numbers starting with this.

Can anyone help with this code?



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