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Re: MIGHTY MITE SERIAL NUMBERS

Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 5:00 am
by B.C.
UPDATE SERIAL # 103 DOD IS 3 OF 59
# 106 DOD IS 5 OF 59
Serial #107 was delivered 5-1-59.

Do either 103 or 106 have a perforated rear bumper or bumperettes on the rear?

Re: MIGHTY MITE SERIAL NUMBERS

Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 5:10 am
by ron alred
NO PERFORATED BUMPER OR BUMPERETTS ON REAR. SMOOTH BUMPER
SURFACE ONLY. ON 8 MITES I HAVE HERE, THANKS RON

Re: MIGHTY MITE SERIAL NUMBERS

Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 7:22 am
by acmack
Ron, please post some photos of 103 and 106. David

Re: MIGHTY MITE SERIAL NUMBERS

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:22 pm
by mgnew
I have a M422A1, number 3865, hood number unknown.

Re: MIGHTY MITE SERIAL NUMBERS

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:48 am
by mstrmstr
M422A1 mil ser # 1690 - mileage 1340mi - no known hood # ..Started life as a bright red fire command and control vehicle.

Registered as street legall(added rolbar) m422A11690 MVCC(at that time) show winner 2nd place

owner D. Bush

Re: MIGHTY MITE SERIAL NUMBERS

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:30 am
by Jim Gilmore
If memory serves me right........


#103 and #106 came from Sam Werner.

103 was sitting on a pile of Mites in the field. 106 was in the yard painted blue.

Sam didn't even know he had 103 until I pointed it out to him. I tried to buy it for some time.....

Sam said he had the windshield for 103 under his bed..........it was shorter than the regular one and was one piece glass not two like the production ones.

103 was just a body and frame..no motor and drive train.

I have many photos I shot of both of these and the hood number on 103 was still visible. This vehicle was one of the pre-production test vehicles and I have many in service photos of it.

As said...serial numbers started at 101........this is because there were the MARCO test units that were serial numbered starting at # 1 and this would not confuse the AMC ones with them.

I have been researching Mighty Mites for many years and have (with the help of Tom Price of Bowling Green , Ohio) gone through thousands of USMC photos in the National Archives collecting all that were there on the Mite.

I am assembling a data base of these photos sorted by the USMC (hood) numbers. This will allow me to check to see if there is a photo of any mite that stilll has the original USMC number.

Jim Gilmore

Jim Thorpe, PA.

M-422 # 417
XM-177E2 prototype Mite trailer

Re: MIGHTY MITE SERIAL NUMBERS

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:14 pm
by B.C.
Now that you mention it, I remember seeing the blue #106 in Sam's yard several years ago. I tried to buy it and also tried to buy the one that made the upside-down landing with almost no miles on it, but Sam was determined to keep them at that time. I took several pictures and bought a whole pickup load of parts that day.

Re: MIGHTY MITE SERIAL NUMBERS

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:35 am
by Joe S
My M422 has serial # 114 and hood # 234365

Joe in Fl

Re: MIGHTY MITE SERIAL NUMBERS

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:23 pm
by B.C.
Joe, What's the delivery date stamped in the #114 data plate?

Re: MIGHTY MITE SERIAL NUMBERS

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:38 am
by Joe S
Most of the plates were missing when I got the Mite. I'll have to check and see if I have the data plate and get back with you on that. I got the number from the frame rail. I'm doing a very slow restoration (10 years) and hope to finish by the end of the year. It's mostly complete.

Joe in Fl

Re: MIGHTY MITE SERIAL NUMBERS

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:28 am
by FUBARjeep
Joe S wrote:I'm doing a very slow restoration (10 years) and hope to finish by the end of the year.
That's what happens when you have six other collector vehicles to work on as well.

:lol:

Re: MIGHTY MITE SERIAL NUMBERS

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:38 pm
by Joe S
Nice jab Dave. It was raining this past weekend and I couldn't paint. BTW, I still haven't found what was left of my old data plates yet.

Joe

Re: MIGHTY MITE SERIAL NUMBERS

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:57 am
by Junormaneureka
What's the status on creating a registry of Mite owners?

Thanks,

Mike Pop
Eureka, NV
Spring Lake, NJ
1962 M422A1 #2669

Re: MIGHTY MITE SERIAL NUMBERS

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:28 pm
by acmack
M422A1 no. "001" with production number 3106 ??? David

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ks39_ufrKA&NR=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


M422's towing pack Howitzers?!!! They come up at time 1:01 - 1:04

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyTBVWgN ... re=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: MIGHTY MITE SERIAL NUMBERS

Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:26 am
by B.C.
M422's towing pack Howitzers?!!!


David, those are Howtars. The film was taken in front of the reviewing stand at JFK's inauguration. The book American Motors Family Album has a pretty good photo of the Mites towing Howtars, taken at the very same spot.

Here's some info on the Howtar:

http://marinememoir02.homestead.com/Harry03.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;