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Car Identification help wanted

Hi all , I'm a new member with a recently purchases HR, and not very familiar with HR's
Can I determine what exact model car and engine I have please ?

The ID plate in the engine bay in front of the driver's seat reads "Body HR225-12976-A"........The Body stamp to the right of the ID plate reads "A070322", ....The only engine No. I can find is stamped "M 90177"(near the distributor), and stamped on the block near the exhaust in large print is "HP"

The current rego papers say the engine no. should be "161R157926", but , of course the engine may have been changed without the rego people being advised.

The previous owner believes the motor is a "186 HP", a rare special extra thickness bore motor to allow for overboring. Is this perhaps the same type of motor as fitted to the X2 or 186S motors?

The car does have the X2 or 186s special dashboard instrumentation with oil pressure , temperature and ammeter gauges rather than warning lights .

The body has been professionally resprayed and doesn't have any X2 or 186S badges, but they could have been lost or removed.

The car has triple Su's on a Yella Terra head, so that doesn't help ID.

Are there other ID no's elsewhere that will help?

Thanks

emupete

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The previous owner belongs in a institution! The motor in it is a 179 out of a EH. Drew

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Hi Emupete,

Welcome to the site. I am no expert, but can help with some of your questions.

Your HR was the 12,976 HR off the assembly line in Adelaide. Originally it was a special sedan.

The motor is a 179 which is from an EH as ghostman64 pointed out. Going by the current rego papers it would have been a 161.

The X2 instrument cluster could have been optioned when it was new, so not necessarily an X2 or 186S. Probably doubtful if it had a 161 originally.

Hope this is of some help.

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