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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: Aceca VIN number found!
« on: February 02, 2020, 00:09:21 »
Hi All!

Today I made a close search of the car and found what must be the correct VIN number (photo attached). My car is AEX 531, apparently lost until now. I found the number punched into the wood frame of the rear hatch between the two hinges. The car is listed in the 2014 register as AEX 531, Ex Factory 03/10/1955, steel blue body and red interior. As of 2014, nothing was noted for last known owner, location, or additional information. I've attached a photo of the number and another of the original paint. As suggested by a poster, the numbers on the door (526/7 must have been the result of swapping doors during assembly.

Many thanks to all of you for your comments and useful advice! I will be asking lots of further questions about various bits that are missing from the car, and appreciate your patience and help.

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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: Aceca vin number? Aceca for sale
« on: January 29, 2020, 15:27:23 »
I think the car you are looking at above is not my car, it's the "real" AE526, which is in the UK. My car is LH drive and has no plates etc. I've attached a couple of photos.

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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: Aceca vin number? Aceca for sale
« on: January 29, 2020, 01:10:33 »
Many thanks for your informative and helpful reply! Unfortunately, the car and I are in Oregon, USA. There are no documents for the car other than the Title and Registration, which, unfortunately, uses an assigned number from the California Dept. of Motor Vehicles. From the tired and dirty appearance of the California DMV assigned number tag (attached to a door frame) the original information plate has been gone a very long time, decades. We are going to completely strip the body and the frame for repair before repainting, and in the process hope to uncover other numbers that will tell the tale of its works number. Keeping your comments in mind we will be very careful to pay attention to what's revealed as we strip them.

The motor (by serial number) could be from Ace AEX1079, which was sent to the USA and is listed in the Ace Register as having “CL2416” (?a typo for CLB2416?) as the original motor, replaced with a Ford 289 V8. I assume the gearbox and overdrive are also from the same car, which (if it is a typo) left the works in May of 1959 and may be an extant and known car. I suspect that a long ago owner intended to return the car to stock, bought the removed drive train to replace a V8 conversion and dismantled the car, after which it sat for many years.

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AC Weller Engine / Re: What car is this motor from?
« on: January 27, 2020, 18:52:29 »
Many thanks for that! I didn't know how to access the registers, but now I do. I see that the motor (and probably the gearbox and overdrive) are from the car you referred to. They are clearly later than my Aceca.

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AC Weller Engine / What car is this motor from?
« on: January 27, 2020, 15:53:34 »
Hi:

I'm a newby, having just purchased an Aceca. With the car came a complete AC motor, transmission, and overdrive. The motor is apparently later than the car, and its serial number does not appear in the list of AC engined Acecas. The motor is CLB 2416 91 NT. Can anyone determine what vehicle it came from?

Thanks!

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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: Aceca vin number? Aceca for sale
« on: January 27, 2020, 01:00:10 »
Yes, I understand and do agree that it's probably an AEX car - but the 52 is quite clear, wouldn't you agree? So if they are correct, it would have to have a VIN from 520 to 529. 526 and 527 have already been ruled out, leaving the remainder. If it's not 52X, then why are those numbers there? As has been pointed out, the cars were built by hand individually, so it seems unlikely that it's a door from a different car - and even if it is, that still means the door came from a 52X VIN.

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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: Aceca vin number? Aceca for sale
« on: January 27, 2020, 00:15:59 »
Thanks for your reply! It could not - the numbers 526 are very clear. I've attached a photo of the numbers, which are near the upper hinge of the left hand door. The windshield of the car has the two lower corners sharply angled, which I believe means it's an earlier car. I don't know when (that is, by year and VIN) the windshield shape changed, perhaps someone in the club knows? That would at least put an upper boundary on the age, which would help.

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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: Chrome two-eared spinners
« on: January 26, 2020, 19:20:31 »
I'm interested also. Thanks for the effort!

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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: Aceca vin number? Aceca for sale
« on: January 26, 2020, 16:34:48 »
Hi All:

The Aceca in question has been sold to me. During the rebuild, we will be completely stripping the body and frame and hope to find at least one other possible VIN number after we have removed the paint etc.

As far as I can determine, the motor, transmission, and overdrive that are included separately with the car are not original to it; at some point they seem to have been shipped from the UK. I assume that they came from a single car, but whether it was an Ace, an Aceca, or something else I don't know. The motor number is CLB 2416 91 NT. However, any information regarding the VIN of the car the drive train came from, or indeed any info about my car, is most welcome. Given that the two possible numbers found on the left hand door frame (526 or 527) are those of existing cars in the UK, it is indeed a puzzle.

Any information any one can add about the original VIN of my car or the source of the included drive train is extremely welcome.

Thanks for any help!!

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