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Thread: 1500m engine backplate
Posted 13 August 2017 at 10:41:06 UK time
Dominic Clancy, Switzerland

Has anyone in the UK got a 1500 engine backplate going spare?

Posted 14 August 2017 at 00:15:05 UK time
JEFF BECKER, CALIFORNIA USA, jeffmgcar@aol.com

Hi Dominic,
I have a 1500 back plate from a Magnette engine. If this will work, will we be even so I don't owe you a dinner for all the information you have given me. I can always bring it with me when I go to GB at the end of the month. You just have to figure out how to get it to you.
Jeff Becker

Posted 15 August 2017 at 15:39:56 UK time
Dominic Clancy, Switzerland

Yes please. It needs to go to Chris Betson who is doing 1950 engine for me. Should be pretty cool with the Judson added! Details follow by Email. Thanks

Posted 16 August 2017 at 19:27:04 UK time
DM Gibson, Bucks United Kingdom

Hello Dominic, I have one here from. Riley 1.5, but it has a high starter. I assume you are looking for a low starter position? Dave

Posted 17 August 2017 at 18:52:01 UK time
Dominic Clancy, Switzerland

Yes, need a low starter, hoping Jeff will come up with the goods

Posted 17 August 2017 at 19:58:11 UK time
Dave O'Neill 2, West Midlands, United Kingdom

Out of interest, what's the difference between 1500, 1600 and 3-sync 1800?

I have a few different backplates, so it would help if I could identify them.

Posted 17 August 2017 at 20:38:40 UK time
DM Gibson, Bucks United Kingdom

Dave, the starter on a 1500 is lower down than the later engines. The 1600 had bulge in the gearbox tunnel through the toe board.

Posted 17 August 2017 at 21:17:54 UK time
Dominic Clancy, Switzerland

picture of low starter version

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Posted 17 August 2017 at 22:07:21 UK time
barneymg, USA at large, barneymg@mgaguru.com

Differences in rear plates is mostly in the starter position and bellhousing diameter, and there are a lot of different rear plates. See here:
http://mgaguru.com/mgtech/engine/cs200.htm
http://mgaguru.com/mgtech/engine/cs200a.htm

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