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Re: [VintageLambo] Re: Espada S1 chassis plate

John Allott

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Reverting back to a thread of some time ago..... I have just had the left front wheel off the Espada, and I was looking closely at the flange to which the wheel bolts. In the centre of this flange, there is a hole and looking through the hole (towards what I assume is the top of the bearing retainer), I have some numbers stamped into it - 07574. They don"t look like parts numbering. Is this possibly another place for a vehicle build number ??? Being a Series 3 (1974) car, I would have assumed that my build number would have been much higher - at least into the 900"s... Any thoughts to this number ????? John jallott@albury.net.au ----- Original Message ----- From: To: Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 3:39 PM Subject: [VintageLambo] Re: Espada S1 chassis plate > Hmmm.... 7162 would put the car solidly in the 1969 model year. > Curiouser and curiouser. If Aaron is right, the stamp on the frame > should be the first iteration of the car. Basically, frame > chassis > > drivetrain. Which would make your car production #56, but the > overhead console indicates some kind of one-off deal, along with the > Borranis, although they could have been added later, or special > ordered when new. > > I originally thought it might be number 5 or 6. More accurately now I > think it"s 56. That"s my story, and I"m sticking to it. For now, > maybe, unless I change it later. > > Be careful of using the brakes unless you are sure the boosters are > not leaking. The fluid that leaks past the diaphram bleed back line > can get into the intake mainfold left side and wash down the > lubricant from the valves and cylinders. That"s what led to the > rebuild of my engine by the PO. His solution after the rebuild was to > disconnect the boosters, and keep refilling the brake reservoir as he > drove. > > Doc > > > --- In VintageLambo@yahoogroups.com, "miura_sv " > wrote: > > Well, the mystery of the rest of the VIN number has been solved. > My > > VIN had the numbers 7162 in front of the chassis number.Turns out > > there is another plate on the front passenger-side frame rail.It > > was a small, red tag (about 1"x3") that read Lamborghini 400GT > 7162. > > It was buried under the coil, some AC hoses, and 30+ yrs of oil. > > Anyone with an early Espada have this same plate?What exactly > does > > this number represent?Which is my S/N, the 7056 from the chassis > > number (*750*0056*), or the 7162 from this other plate?Is that > the > > engine number?Where would I find the engine stamped? >


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