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stamped number on the right front chassis member near idler box

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tonybcc56@hotma...
stamped number on the right front chassis member near idler box

how many of you 100-6 owners know about a stamped number on the right side chassis member horn near the steering idler box? it would be closest to the upper member of the "horn" of the chassis where the inner fender meets the chassis in the very front. I came to find it by accident...it may be 3 to 5 digits. don't know what it applies to but doesn't match the body number nor the chassis number. it could be the number made by dowty bolton (the chassis maker). hope to get a photo of it to show...but that will have to wait until later.

sbyers@ec.rr.com
Stamped number on the right front chassis member near idler box

BJ8s have a number stamped on the top of the right front shock absorber mounting tower, which may be in the same place you are describing. Unfortunately, this number cannot be related to any identity of the car. It is not a number recorded in the BMIHT records, and it is usually at least partially obscured by the adjacent weld bead. My guess is that the number was stamped on the frame during its manufacture by either John Thompson Motor Pressings (who made the frame itself) or Jensen Motors (who built the chassis and body), and as a way to track production of those units against a purchase order from BMC. Those were the contractors for BJ8s. I didn't know the chassis for 100-Sixes was made by Dowty Bolton.

hussungdl@hussu...
Jack for a 100-6 BN4

Could someone recommend the best jack (and source for same)
to carry in the boot of. '57 100-6?

tonybcc56@hotma...
jack for your Healey

Don't depend on the original one; it takes forever to jack it up, it likes to move when using it, and it's old metal. Best bet is a small new aluminum floor jack with easy removable handle. I would suggest keeping a jack stand and two wheel chocks for safety reasons.

hussungdl@hussu...
Jack for a 100-6 BN4

Could someone recommend the best jack (and source for same)
to carry in the boot of. '57 100-6?