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Moke ID anomaly
« on: May 29, 2008, 03:15:28 PM »
Hi All
My Export Moke has a different number on the compliance plate (YJBAB13R 670) to the number stamped on the body (Radiator shroud YJBAB12R 670)
I understand this has something to do with wheel size? Can anyone explain and/or give further info regarding the car?
cheers

Compliance plate:

THIS VEHICLE WAS MANUFACTURED BY BRITISH
LEYLAND MOTOR CORPORATION OF AUSTRALIA
1-3-7-8-10A-11-
14-20-22-25-2G
MOKE YJBAB13R 670
1/72 GVW 2000 LBS  SEATING CAP  2
THIS PLATE IS AFFIXED WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE
AUSTRALIAN MOTOR VEHICLE CERTIFICATION BOARD

Eng Nø
10YTAH28340



Original colour: white
« Last Edit: May 29, 2008, 03:26:33 PM by Tasybear »
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Re: Moke ID anomaly
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2008, 03:53:26 PM »

Quote
Original colour: white

 ;D Looks better in yellow !  ;)

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Re: Moke ID anomaly
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2008, 04:03:11 PM »
;D Looks better in yellow !  ;)
Yup all users like butter!  :)

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Re: Moke ID anomaly
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2008, 05:18:20 PM »
Someone can't transcribe. My Mini has a different body stamp number than the on the plate. - and the plate has been attached over the body stamp so you can't see it. Someone read a 3 as a 5 (even I did at first glance as the body stamp is not all that good.)

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Re: Moke ID anomaly
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2008, 05:30:17 PM »
Someone can't transcribe. My Mini has a different body stamp number than the on the plate. - and the plate has been attached over the body stamp so you can't see it. Someone read a 3 as a 5 (even I did at first glance as the body stamp is not all that good.)

Well thats always one explanation I guess

(BTW the body stamp is on the radiator shroud flange ... but the compliance plate is on the firewall, on my moke)
thnx Wombat
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Re: Moke ID anomaly
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2008, 07:35:47 PM »
Tasybear something  about a compliance plate with 1972 and british leyland stamped on it someone will varify but i dont think it sounds right but i am usually wrong .....
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1981 1275 4 SEATER

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Re: Moke ID anomaly
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2008, 07:55:37 PM »
Tasybear something  about a compliance plate with 1972 and british leyland stamped on it someone will varify but i dont think it sounds right but i am usually wrong .....
Sorry Dirtypaw .. I dont understand your point ?
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Re: Moke ID anomaly
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2008, 09:35:55 PM »
sorry to be  so vague i thought 1972 was pre british leyland motor company and compliancing but wrong on both counts as usual .BLMC  late 1971....
QLD REGO PAW 444
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Re: Moke ID anomaly
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2008, 09:57:28 PM »

Just had a look at photo of Moke Ambulance in Hobart and it is made by British Leyland and its plate is dated 1-73,
number YJBAB13R 677. this is odd because yours is only 7 mokes earlier but a whole 12 months older.
I guess sometime around 73 it change to Leyland Australia
How many export mokes are in Tassie, Did they think that by sending them over Bass Strait that qualified as "export"

Sorry no help on your body number mismatch, maybe the quality control man was having a sicky when the body got stamped
or the person stamping it put ithe 3 on the radiator and it fell down around the radiator shroud / engine mount and thought I'll  just use the 2 instead, would be funny if the 3 was still there ;D but as your engine is not a 1275 like all exports I doubt it.
1976 Moke 1275cc (Dynky),
1976 Moke(Scarlet) current project,
1974 Moke with Suzuki GTI motor (project), 
1975 Moke rust bucket,
1967 Moke rust bucket

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Re: Moke ID anomaly
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2008, 10:57:42 PM »
Hi,

BLMC was the name used in Australia towards the end of the their time here which ended in 1974. BMC UK cut loose the Australian operations to try and save its own sinking ship ad Leylad Australia was formed and stayed with some of the brands, Jaguar, Triumph, Landrover, Mini and Moke. So the plate is correct.

I looked at the pictures we took of he compliance plate and it is definitely 1/73 which is not only strange for it being 7 Mokes and 12 months apart from yours, but all other 1973 exports I have seen all had a prefix of 030 COB....

However his is now the second Export I have seen where it appears to be out of sequence, so that is not unique either, however in the other case the Moke went backwards forward two years to be made in 3/70 which is well before the Export was first produced.

The wheel size does not come into play as hey were all 13" wheels from 1968 onwards.

I have #839 on Desert Storm built in 3/72.

Now the most interesting part to to this whole post for me is that I have the same mismatch between the 12R and 13R on Desert Storm and until reading this always put it down to a mistake on the line.

Terry
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Re: Moke ID anomaly
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2008, 12:09:38 AM »
Thanks for all the interesting responses, but Gee Terry ... I feel I have opened Pandora's box now  ???
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Re: Moke ID anomaly
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2008, 06:40:04 AM »
TassyBear,

This Pandoras has a lot of boxes so another one isn't any suprise but I don't have time at he moment to look at it so it can just stay open for a while :)

Just make sure you add the details to the Aust. Moke Register, amr.moke.com.au

Terry
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Re: Moke ID anomaly
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2008, 10:39:56 AM »
TassyBear
Just make sure you add the details to the Aust. Moke Register, amr.moke.com.au

Terry

All done ... thnx again
Cheers M

 

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