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Re: MIGHTY MITE SERIAL NUMBERS

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:46 pm
by 1958 M274
Jim Gilmore wrote:
Highest M-422 serial number I have recorded so far is 1287, DOD 4/14/61.

Jim Gilmore

Jim Thorpe, PA.
Hi Jim,
Would you happen to have the USMC number for this vehicle or one very close in this serial number range?
Thanks!

Re: MIGHTY MITE SERIAL NUMBERS

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:12 pm
by Austringer
acmack wrote:If we are confident that the first was 101 and 1250 were built then 1351 must be the last 422. Anyone own a 422 with a serial number higher than 1265? David
I have serial number 1255 (it's a shortie)

Jason

Re: MIGHTY MITE SERIAL NUMBERS

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:28 pm
by FUBARjeep
What this thread needs is pictures with the numbers.

Re: MIGHTY MITE SERIAL NUMBERS

Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:04 pm
by Honore J
I have serial number 2794 I just got it 3 month's ago. I will try to post pic. later. I will look for hood numbers later. But it does look like they sanded it down and took all the paint off.Can you tell me the year it was made by the ser.number? I am trying to get a title for it now an I need the year.Thanks Jason

Re: MIGHTY MITE SERIAL NUMBERS

Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:10 am
by Whiterook
Here's numbers for a Mighty Mite M422 that I'll be posting for sale. Serial number is 485 DOD 4/11/60 Hood Number: 206391 Original milage: 1006 If interested send me an email I have a ton of pictures that I need to put together and pick some out to post

Re: MIGHTY MITE SERIAL NUMBERS

Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:15 am
by ron alred
PLEASE IF YOU HAVE NOT SENT ME YOUR SERIAL NUMBERS PLEASE DO SO. ALSO THE BODU NUMBER IF POSSIBLE( THIS IS LOCATED ON LEFT SIDE WHERE THE INNER FENDER SHIELD ATTACHES TO THE BODY ON THE FRONT FLAT SUFRACE).
ANY HOOD NUMBERS THAT ARE ORIGINAL AND DATE OF DELIVERY ON THE SHORT M422 ONLY. I HAVE A LIST ON EVERYONE
THAT HAS BEEN SENT. PLEASE INCLUDE YOU NAME AND LOCATION ALSO THANKS RON ALRED
ALRED@BELLSOUTH.NET

Re: MIGHTY MITE SERIAL NUMBERS

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:09 pm
by Army Dave
Hi Ron,

I just brought into the shop M422 SN#1322 with a DoD of ?-19-61. (can't read the month due to a hole in the data plate) The body number is 1233. I'm restoring it for a couple in Valley Ford, WA. It's basically complete...all except for the rims. The gal's dad used it to cruse the scab lands in Nevada so he put on some super wide tires & rims...for better flotation I guess. So...who's the best parts source for this baby, and more specifically...anyone have 5 stock Might rims they'd like to sell me???

Thanks!

Dave

Re: MIGHTY MITE SERIAL NUMBERS

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:12 pm
by Army Dave
Oh...and the hood number on SN#1322 is 243291. (Same on the front & rear bumpers)

Thanks again!

Dave

Re: MIGHTY MITE SERIAL NUMBERS

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:44 am
by ron alred
I HAVE A GOOD SUPPLY OF NOS PARTS OF MOST EVERYTHING FOR THE MIGHTY MITE. THERE ARE A FEW ITEMS NOT AVAILABLE ANY MORE. E-MAIL YOUR REQUEST FOR PARTS TO ALRED@BELLSOUTH.NET THANKS RON ALRED
NEAR CHATTANOOGA TN.

Re: MIGHTY MITE SERIAL NUMBERS

Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:43 pm
by Martin-K
Hi Ron,

I have two Mites. First: M422 serial number 469 (tag and frame) Body number 417, Dod 12-21-60.
And one M422A1 serial/frame number 1688, body number 1600. I found the USMC number on the hood under layers of paint: USMC 307550. There are also unit symbols on the tailgate and the front. A blue ā€œVā€ with the number ā€œ810ā€ between.

Both Mites are in unrestored condition. Restoration will start as soon as I have bought a new house (with many garages! :D ) In the meantime I attempt to collect the missing parts.

Martin

Re: MIGHTY MITE SERIAL NUMBERS

Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:17 am
by ron alred
IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY SENT ME SERIAL NUMBERS, HOOD NUMBERS , AND BODY NUMBERS. PLEASE DO SO
I AM STILL COMPLING A REGISTRY. RON ALRED MIGHTY MITES THANK YOU

Re: MIGHTY MITE SERIAL NUMBERS

Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:44 pm
by skinnedknuckles
Here are my numbers off of my m422a1 that I bought in October.
S/N 1833
Hood # 307694
Body number 1769

Re: MIGHTY MITE SERIAL NUMBERS

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:40 pm
by carlc
Gentlemen,

Here's my M422A1. It has been in the family for around 40 years. More than once it has been the center of attention at family gatherings.

S/N 3588. USMC# 306228. No mfg. date on the data plate.

The markings on the side and tailgate indicate it served with the 2nd Marines. Based on the hood markings and the information my grandfather received when purchased it is believed that the Mite spent some time overseas. I have not found any information concerning the Project High Fly marking on the hood.

She's mostly original with the more modern electronic voltage regulator being the biggest change. The top end has never been off the motor. The timing gear was replaced several years ago. It runs very well but needs a few things fixed. Does anyone know where to get the speedo gear inside the transmission?

My boys store some of their toys under it. They dig it when I take them and pick them up from school in it.
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Hood shot:
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Data plate:
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My father got to do a complete foot tour with the Army 3rd I.D. in WWII. Every year we participate in the San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade where my father gets a low parade number (toward the front) due to his status. The boys ride along with us as well, wave flags, and have a good time. This is from 2009.
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This past year the SeaBee's from Pt. Magu wanted to take a picture comparing yesterday to today. What a great group of guys and gals. The Gunny's kept telling the younger generation how lucky they were to have equipment as good as it today. Imagine being in urban combat with a Mite? Yuck.
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Re: MIGHTY MITE SERIAL NUMBERS

Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:21 pm
by Jim Sanders
In case I have not sent you the data:

M422 s/n 518, DOD 12-21-60, hood No. 242365

and in case you want to include these:

M416B1 s/n 651, DOD 9-65, vehicle no. not recovered

Re: MIGHTY MITE SERIAL NUMBERS

Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:18 am
by Martin-K
Hi Jim,

our Mites have the same DOD! Mine has s/n 469 (see four posts up yours)

Martin