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the last vehicle off the line on a friday afternoon and only this engine left
 

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It looks very original and unmolested, even the original bag for the jack looks to be there.
 

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Not really enough information to be sure what your query is tbh.

The VIN certainly appears to be a bit of an anomaly - the code letter for the engine (eighth letter - G) gives it as a 1.8 non-VVC (120), but the code letter for the transmission (ninth letter - B) is for a 1600 Manual (115). As it is a Rover Australia VIN plate (rather than a Rover Group one fitted at Longbridge), I wonder if someone has made a mistake when punching the VIN sequence onto the Australian plate? or was the Australia market 120 fitted with the 115 ratio gearbox? Does the VIN on the plate match the VIN stamped into the bodyshell? (should be to the rear of where the VIN plate is fitted I think), and the one which should be visible through the bottom corner of the windscreen?

You could try entering the full VIN (without the first three letters) into the relevant page on www.mg-rover.info - this should tell you what the car was entered on the build records as (if the VIN is correct).
 

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Looks pretty good for a car parked outside in Perth for a number of years.
Would advise you to have the head gasket checked before buying, not that that is a deal breaker, but you can use it as a negotiating tool.
There are a couple of good specialists in the Perth area, pm me if you would like details.
 

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vinRDWBGBAD
vin_sequence22980
off_assembly_dateThursday, 10th April 1997 @ 00:00:00
modelMGF
variant1.8 i
num_doors2
paint_code#N/A
brochure_model_descMGF TL5 K1.8i 120ps Man
sales_model_derivative_descMGF 1.8i
n04_featureN04A
edition1.8 i
sequence_number22726
home_exportEXPORT
cicodeM7978
countryAUSTRALIA
engineK Series 1800 120bhp
trimlevelMY1995 TL 5
bodytypeMGF
gearboxPG1
manual_autoMANUAL
hand_of_driveRHD
sold_dateUnknown
the thing is it has the VVC engine, looks original to me, not that that means much
 

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Not really enough information to be sure what your query is tbh.

The VIN certainly appears to be a bit of an anomaly - the code letter for the engine (eighth letter - G) gives it as a 1.8 non-VVC (120), but the code letter for the transmission (ninth letter - B) is for a 1600 Manual (115). As it is a Rover Australia VIN plate (rather than a Rover Group one fitted at Longbridge), I wonder if someone has made a mistake when punching the VIN sequence onto the Australian plate? or was the Australia market 120 fitted with the 115 ratio gearbox? Does the VIN on the plate match the VIN stamped into the bodyshell? (should be to the rear of where the VIN plate is fitted I think), and the one which should be visible through the bottom corner of the windscreen?

You could try entering the full VIN (without the first three letters) into the relevant page on www.mg-rover.info - this should tell you what the car was entered on the build records as (if the VIN is correct).
it has the VVC engine, cant see the gear box ID plate, every thing about it looks like a 1.8 non VVC
 

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i have put 4 new spark plug leads on it and a fuel pump
it had a broken lead on no one
it fired then started
it has a miss, dont know which cyl yet
 
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