Hello, I have recently brought a A7. It was advertised as a 1927 but I believe it's a early 28, it has a mag motor. The Engine number is M61287, the chassis number is 60?59 but it is located just under the magneto drive , there are no numbers on the left side rail at all I have almost striped the paint of looking for it..., car number plate is A63486 and quote number is 34061133.
So what do you think is it a 1928.
The Colonial Chassis seem to have the number stamped on the nearside rail in front of the engine mount up to the 1929, or not stamped at all (even though most UK historians deny that a chassis left the factory without a stamped chassis number).
The chassis number was often stencilled on the back face of the rear cross member although sometimes painted over in later restorations.
I personally haven't seen a chassis stamping under the magneto but it could be possible. Early Victorian 'Owners Certificates' only used the Engine Number for vehicle identification.
The aluminium plates screwed on the fire wall look to be original square cornered type and should be stamped with the engine and chassis number - although on Australian built bodies (your car has the raised swage line of a local body) these were usually affixed to the nearside door hinge pillar inside the car.
If you can bring the car to the Clubrooms we might be better able to date it.
The body is a "Propert", the chassis has been repainted at some stage, the only stamped numbers are under the mag mount as mention, we have been over every square inch looking for the numbers on the left hand side rail. Is there any knowable people in the geelong region that may be keen to come and have a look? I will eventually join the Melbourne A7 club, but I am already a member of 3 other clubs.. what's one more. Thank again