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    I've sorted out my traction's electrical, fuel & brake issues and now have an unreg vehicle permit for 28 days to test & get a RWC. The carb was a bit of a pig till I realised there are TWO volume control screws. I thought the barrels were progressive instead of parallel. *Derrrr!!*

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    The chassis number certainly is on a plate bolted to the firewall. I'm pretty sure the Vicroads person/s doing the inspection won't accept this as the official number as the plate can be easily detached & re-attached. I had this problem with the 1961 Land Rover I recently restored: the chassis no. IS under the dash on a screwed in plate but the no. they wanted to see was permanently inscribed on the chassis rail above the rear of the rear spring hanger! The "easyto read" numbers are for owners to specify for ordering parts, I suppose?

    Do tractions have a chassis no. somewhere on the hull frame?

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    Hi geodon, have a look on top of the drivers side fork roughly under the exhaust. there should be a plate welded on with a # stamped into it. in a few minutes I will go down to the shed & check if I'm right or if "oldtimers" have taken over, cheers Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by geodon View Post
    I've sorted out my traction's electrical, fuel & brake issues and now have an unreg vehicle permit for 28 days to test & get a RWC. The carb was a bit of a pig till I realised there are TWO volume control screws. I thought the barrels were progressive instead of parallel. *Derrrr!!*

    The chassis number certainly is on a plate bolted to the firewall. I'm pretty sure the Vicroads person/s doing the inspection won't accept this as the official number as the plate can be easily detached & re-attached. I had this problem with the 1961 Land Rover I recently restored: the chassis no. IS under the dash on a screwed in plate but the no. they wanted to see was permanently inscribed on the chassis rail above the rear of the rear spring hanger! The "easyto read" numbers are for owners to specify for ordering parts, I suppose?

    Do tractions have a chassis no. somewhere on the hull frame?
    Slough Tractions have the welded plate under the exhaust on the forward section of the firewall. Paris built cars only have the rivetted plate.
    With two idle volume screws your car would have to be a 6, right?
    Cheers Gerry

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    On both my tractions the number on the welded plate is different to the number on the screw on plate. If it's been registered in your state previously you shouldn't have a problem.

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    Yes the number welded to the Hull is 'coque' number. The one on the riveted plate is the production number.
    Bill does your Normale have a welded number, because my Legere does not?
    Cheers Gerry

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    Yes Gerry, it's a Big6.

    A delighful side effect of getting the carb reco'd is that what I thought was serious clutch judder is now just a niggly thing I have to get used to. When it ws flat-spotting badly, it magnified the clutch "problem". The accelerator pump diaphragm that was replaced was literally as stiff as a board!
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    I don't knowGerry. I'm away this weekend so I can't just go nto the garage and look. I was refering to my big 6 and the big 6H. Also on my brother's light 15 the numbers are different.
    Quote Originally Posted by gerrypro View Post
    Yes the number welded to the Hull is 'coque' number. The one on the riveted plate is the production number.
    Bill does your Normale have a welded number, because my Legere does not?

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    if you are putting your car onto club plates then you do not have a problem - it is all done without them even needing to see the car, just as long as your paperwork is in order they will take your money and give you red plates! so the hassle just goes away! good luck!

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