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Glen Poolen
Experienced User
Username: wgipps

Post Number: 31
Registered: 3-2018
Posted on Thursday, 14 June, 2018 - 03:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi
removed the old radio from the centre of SS1 SRH17903 and found the radio marked differently - to a different car number - see attached pics.
Its about 9 cars on the production line earlier than mine.
Is this usual? unusual? or is it meh?
rr
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Jeff McCarthy
Grand Master
Username: jefmac2003

Post Number: 517
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Thursday, 14 June, 2018 - 06:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

My original one had my car number on it but was actually badly made (the centre cutout was fractionally too large) so I replaced it.

Radios for different markets were also different - with different spindle hole distances and cutout size for the US Motorola and the Australian Blaupunkt for example.

As the number is so close to yours I'd assume a decision change at the factory to use up an uneeded surround. They were under a lot of pressure at the time and holding up a car because of a radio surround would have been out of the question.
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Chris Browne
Prolific User
Username: chrisb

Post Number: 296
Registered: 2-2010
Posted on Thursday, 14 June, 2018 - 11:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I had a similar thing with seat cushions on my 1979 Shadow 2 SRH37131. Chalked underneath both is SRH37143. My interior is magnolia with blue piping so quite unusual. A quirk of hand built cars.
Kind regards,
Chris
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Glen Poolen
Experienced User
Username: wgipps

Post Number: 32
Registered: 3-2018
Posted on Friday, 15 June, 2018 - 09:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

"A quirk of hand built cars"
Thats great.
Ill use that one - thanks Chris

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