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Title: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on February 14, 2016, 10:37 AM
I thought this could be useful in helping ID Kuwahara ET's & Tange Hot Hearts.
I'm looking for phyical evidence so photos of serial stamps on survivor / OG bikes only (original paint / before restoration), along with a shot of the bike.
If anyone has or finds any can they please post them in the thread or email / PM me.

Cheers, Paul :daumenhoch:

ID Features:
ET (Models 3003/3009) - Hi-Ten - Tig & Mig (Rear End & BB)
Hot Heart (OG Paint) - Hi-Ten - Tig & Mig (Rear End & BB)
Hot Heart (OG Chrome) - 100% Tig / Tig & Mig (Drop-outs)

1982/83 Kuwahara ET

T2E1842 - 1982 May
T2E2164 - 1982 May

T2F0081 - 1982 June
T2F0144 - 1982 June
T2F0327 - 1982 June
T2F1616 - 1982 June

T2G0377 - 1982 July

T2H3382 - 1982 August
T2H3791 - 1982 August
T2H4973 - 1982 August
T2H5017 - 1982 August
T2H5197 - 1982 August
T2H5838 - 1982 August

T2I1558 - 1982 September
T2I1978 - 1982 September
T2I3358 - 1982 September
T2I4098 - 1982 September

T2J0777 - 1982 October
T2J1879 - 1982 October
T2J2313 - 1982 October
T2J2408 - 1982 October
T2J2923 - 1982 October

T2L2320 - 1982 December
T2L5292 - 1982 December

1982/83 MkII Tange Hot Heart

T2E0703 - 1982 May (OG Chrome)
T2F0949 - 1982 June (OG Chrome)
T2F1118 - 1982 June (OG Chrome)
T2F2085 - 1982 June (OG Chrome)

T3A2232 TANGE JAPAN- 1983
January (OG Chrome)
T3A2252 TANGE JAPAN- 1983
January (OG Chrome)
T3A2288 TANGE JAPAN - 1983 January (OG Chrome)
T3A3450 TANGE JAPAN - 1983 January (OG Chrome)
T3A3541 TANGE JAPAN - 1983 January (OG Chrome)
T3A3716 TANGE JAPAN - 1983 January (OG Chrome)

T3E1053 TANGE JAPAN - 1983 May (OG Chrome)
T3E1445 TANGE JAPAN - 1983 May (OG Chrome)
T3E2011 TANGE JAPAN - 1983 May (OG Chrome)
T3E2288 TANGE JAPAN - 1983 May (OG Chrome)

T3F00377 TANGE JAPAN - 1983 June (OG Paint) (x5 Numbers ?)
T3F00470 TANGE JAPAN - 1983 June (OG Paint) (x5 Numbers ?)
T3F00507 TANGE JAPAN - 1983 June (OG Paint) (x5 Numbers ?)

T3F0667 TANGE JAPAN - 1983 June (OG Paint)
T3F0783 TANGE JAPAN - 1983 June (OG Paint)
T3F0848 TANGE JAPAN - 1983 June (OG Paint)
T3F0969 TANGE JAPAN - 1983 June (OG Paint)
T3F0993 TANGE JAPAN - 1983 June (OG Paint)
T3F1140 TANGE JAPAN - 1983 June (OG Paint)

T3I1315 TANGE JAPAN - 1983 September (OG Chrome)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on February 14, 2016, 10:52 AM
Tange Hot Heart / OG Paint:

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/i175/vimto_uk/Tioga%20-%20Tange%20BMX/Kuwahara%20ET%20-%20Hot%20Heart%20Serial%20Numbers/nos_hh03_zpsnz8ipxc6.jpg)(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/i175/vimto_uk/Tioga%20-%20Tange%20BMX/Kuwahara%20ET%20-%20Hot%20Heart%20Serial%20Numbers/nos_hh01_zpsxi6engkv.jpg)

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/i175/vimto_uk/Tioga%20-%20Tange%20BMX/Kuwahara%20ET%20-%20Hot%20Heart%20Serial%20Numbers/vintage02_hh01_zpsbegfzn4u.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i175/vimto_uk/Tioga%20-%20Tange%20BMX/Kuwahara%20ET%20-%20Hot%20Heart%20Serial%20Numbers/vintage_hh02_zps7k5h6a7s.jpg)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on February 14, 2016, 11:19 AM
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i175/vimto_uk/Tioga%20-%20Tange%20BMX/Kuwahara%20ET%20-%20Hot%20Heart%20Serial%20Numbers/image1-2_zpsiddvc9x3.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i175/vimto_uk/Tioga%20-%20Tange%20BMX/Kuwahara%20ET%20-%20Hot%20Heart%20Serial%20Numbers/image2-2_zps3oqaynle.jpg)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on February 14, 2016, 11:23 AM
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i175/vimto_uk/Tioga%20-%20Tange%20BMX/Kuwahara%20ET%20-%20Hot%20Heart%20Serial%20Numbers/nick-wilson02_zpsvetxwqm3.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i175/vimto_uk/Tioga%20-%20Tange%20BMX/Kuwahara%20ET%20-%20Hot%20Heart%20Serial%20Numbers/nick-wilson01_zpsxedqrz5a.jpg)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on February 14, 2016, 11:29 AM
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i175/vimto_uk/Tioga%20-%20Tange%20BMX/Kuwahara%20ET%20-%20Hot%20Heart%20Serial%20Numbers/image3_zpsy6npzwxd.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i175/vimto_uk/Tioga%20-%20Tange%20BMX/Kuwahara%20ET%20-%20Hot%20Heart%20Serial%20Numbers/image4_zpswqq0euty.jpg)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on February 14, 2016, 11:43 AM
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i175/vimto_uk/Tioga%20-%20Tange%20BMX/Kuwahara%20ET%20-%20Hot%20Heart%20Serial%20Numbers/mick-rynn01_zpslkkclqun.jpg)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: That Swan Guy on February 14, 2016, 11:45 AM
I'll have to wait for Mrs SG's to come back from SBD.
Then I'll post pic with number.
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on February 14, 2016, 11:50 AM
Would Dan be able to take a pic before it gets done Nick?
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on February 14, 2016, 12:50 PM
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i175/vimto_uk/Tioga%20-%20Tange%20BMX/Kuwahara%20ET%20-%20Hot%20Heart%20Serial%20Numbers/ash-kamm01_zpspf7h7neh.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i175/vimto_uk/Tioga%20-%20Tange%20BMX/Kuwahara%20ET%20-%20Hot%20Heart%20Serial%20Numbers/ash-kamm02_zps5g9vpie0.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i175/vimto_uk/Tioga%20-%20Tange%20BMX/Kuwahara%20ET%20-%20Hot%20Heart%20Serial%20Numbers/ash-kamm03_zpswvdpxynt.jpg)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on February 14, 2016, 01:14 PM
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i175/vimto_uk/Tioga%20-%20Tange%20BMX/Kuwahara%20ET%20-%20Hot%20Heart%20Serial%20Numbers/image1-3_zpsng9khznb.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i175/vimto_uk/Tioga%20-%20Tange%20BMX/Kuwahara%20ET%20-%20Hot%20Heart%20Serial%20Numbers/image2-3_zps3o44qkkg.jpg)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on February 14, 2016, 03:25 PM
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/i175/vimto_uk/Tioga%20-%20Tange%20BMX/Kuwahara%20ET%20-%20Hot%20Heart%20Serial%20Numbers/image1-2_zpsirx247um.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i175/vimto_uk/Tioga%20-%20Tange%20BMX/Kuwahara%20ET%20-%20Hot%20Heart%20Serial%20Numbers/image2-2_zpszcixhqvu.jpg)

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/i175/vimto_uk/Tioga%20-%20Tange%20BMX/Kuwahara%20ET%20-%20Hot%20Heart%20Serial%20Numbers/image3_zpsoa4jucdp.jpg)

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/i175/vimto_uk/Tioga%20-%20Tange%20BMX/Kuwahara%20ET%20-%20Hot%20Heart%20Serial%20Numbers/image4_zpsbwdk9p13.jpg)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on February 14, 2016, 08:48 PM
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i175/vimto_uk/Tioga%20-%20Tange%20BMX/Kuwahara%20ET%20-%20Hot%20Heart%20Serial%20Numbers/image1-3_zpsvdg5kh42.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i175/vimto_uk/Tioga%20-%20Tange%20BMX/Kuwahara%20ET%20-%20Hot%20Heart%20Serial%20Numbers/image2_zpsckdk8h6o.png)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i175/vimto_uk/Tioga%20-%20Tange%20BMX/Kuwahara%20ET%20-%20Hot%20Heart%20Serial%20Numbers/image3-1_zpsy6icqyzg.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i175/vimto_uk/Tioga%20-%20Tange%20BMX/Kuwahara%20ET%20-%20Hot%20Heart%20Serial%20Numbers/image4-1_zpsqkwajrx4.jpg)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on February 23, 2016, 05:04 PM
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i175/vimto_uk/Tioga%20-%20Tange%20BMX/Kuwahara%20ET%20-%20Hot%20Heart%20Serial%20Numbers/image1-2_zpsvksnkbjw.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i175/vimto_uk/Tioga%20-%20Tange%20BMX/Kuwahara%20ET%20-%20Hot%20Heart%20Serial%20Numbers/image2-2_zpsexebsmhn.jpg)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on February 23, 2016, 05:05 PM
Any more survivor ET's out there? ???
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: factory pilot on February 23, 2016, 05:11 PM
Great thread Paul.. I love an ET 8)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: Mikku on February 24, 2016, 12:40 AM
Me too! :smitten:  Although in reality the frames/bikes were fairly low-spec, I love the look of an ET, and of course the film takes me right back to when I first got into BMX. One day I'll have one, I'm sure.

Anyway, I digress. There was a nice, og-looking ET frameset for sale over on the Museum last week. The serial was T2H3791. My Photobucket a/c is all but full, so I can't post the pics but here's the link:-

http://bmxmuseum.com/forsale/195936#comment-252989

Mick

Title: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on February 24, 2016, 09:45 AM
Thanks Mick

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160224/a7e92e04a3d1411623514e30c6ee52ea.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160224/1472908a184c075616b0b164fd90318c.jpg)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: Mikku on February 25, 2016, 12:23 AM
Yep, that's the one! I'd have snapped it up if he'd offered international shipping! :crybaby:
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on February 25, 2016, 03:56 PM
Yeah it was a great deal for someone. Worked out at around 180!!
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: Bobby on February 25, 2016, 05:47 PM
I'll have to wait for Mrs SG's to come back from SBD.
Then I'll post pic with number.

Here you go  :daumenhoch:

(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv26/robberry42/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-02/79176AD7-EFED-4360-94DB-106BEE91C608_zpssiac7tz5.jpg)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on February 28, 2016, 12:44 PM
Thanks Bobby
Just got another ET...

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160228/af41b1da5df6c17f6cfdc8516d1a4de8.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160228/70b74f5e8e3c812e507f97398f158677.jpg)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: steve beech TA on February 28, 2016, 07:44 PM


Cool thread  8) here is a pic of my NOS hot heart SN (http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj275/stevebeechaTA/FullSizeRender%204_zpslhm7y04i.jpg)

hopes this helps  ;)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on February 28, 2016, 08:35 PM
Yeah nice one, thanks Steve ;)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on March 10, 2016, 09:06 AM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160310/cf212055f4f5df7b2224f30483abb10c.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160310/9c082264b40ab497e530a6e3b48b6610.jpg)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on March 16, 2016, 06:55 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160316/0c94d66664638079a4a4a93bce80b559.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160316/013374bd3e35e353fd69a1e03d2d366b.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160316/7c9c2d9703e35040c043edbf00fd752e.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160316/fcdf5f6b36231da9669c4045c8a4c616.jpg)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on March 16, 2016, 06:56 PM
More survivor ET's would be nice :/
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: That Swan Guy on March 16, 2016, 07:00 PM
A guy round the corner from me has a NOS one in his loft. I'll get him to send me a pic.
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on March 16, 2016, 07:04 PM
Nice one Nick. I really appreciate that mate :daumenhoch:
If you could get a pic of the bike as well that just helps remove any doubt.
 ;) 8)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on March 16, 2016, 07:43 PM
I'm allowing this one in as the paint has only been touched up and you can still see the OG finish on the stamp ;)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i175/vimto_uk/Tioga%20-%20Tange%20BMX/Kuwahara%20ET%20-%20Hot%20Heart%20Serial%20Numbers/et-museum01a_zpsgechdltz.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i175/vimto_uk/Tioga%20-%20Tange%20BMX/Kuwahara%20ET%20-%20Hot%20Heart%20Serial%20Numbers/et-museum01b_zpsfdxi6t6l.jpg)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: Glynnyboy on April 08, 2016, 12:50 AM
Here's mine
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/ll167/glynn9371/KUWAHARAET-1.jpg) (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/glynn9371/media/KUWAHARAET-1.jpg.html)
(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll167/glynn9371/KUWAHARAET-34.jpg) (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/glynn9371/media/KUWAHARAET-34.jpg.html)
(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll167/glynn9371/KUWAHARAET-15.jpg) (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/glynn9371/media/KUWAHARAET-15.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on April 08, 2016, 01:01 AM
Hey, nice one Glynn. Thanks for posting mate. Must be a before and after shot right :)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on April 19, 2016, 01:09 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160419/4f09bf6ae269effc36d7d22e202c9665.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160419/1a007e93352eac0afbf1c61b7ded0f13.jpg)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: Sparrow on May 19, 2016, 07:25 PM
hello this is my hot heart frame number T3E1053
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: That Swan Guy on May 19, 2016, 07:36 PM
Mrs S G's Hot Heart serial T3F00377

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Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: That Swan Guy on May 19, 2016, 07:37 PM
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Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: Sparrow on May 19, 2016, 07:50 PM
the image file size is too small so here you go:

 https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t34.0-12/13219842_876770135783938_1348279756_n.jpg?oh=3f50da9c03d0f5b40e6479588b676f93&oe=573FBF59

https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t34.0-12/13231174_876770125783939_1996706117_n.jpg?oh=71b4b567956a76f1c9492425d367dd40&oe=5740AB3C
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on May 19, 2016, 10:37 PM
Thanks Nick. Looks like we already had your one before it went for paint ;)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on May 19, 2016, 10:40 PM
Thanks Sparrow ;)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160519/ac2dd30aed661d0a8b35a87073c81c8c.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160519/7e6b0b2deea0882c288bc3496c9e5b9f.jpg)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on May 20, 2016, 11:12 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160520/92eee647339a880874747ab649539676.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160520/f0c5033eb498b04778e3f1d7fe27006d.jpg)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on October 24, 2016, 05:10 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161024/378fc3c3479ecc706e0b37d31b72a092.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161024/04df89acbed4b962e7132cb024c488b4.jpg)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: Jono on October 25, 2016, 09:57 PM
T2F0081
Title: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on October 26, 2016, 10:23 AM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161026/6e1d805615ce421db499bb364de92498.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161028/eb55e42fb48c59fbd81dc976df8d6bb1.jpg)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on October 26, 2016, 10:25 AM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161026/b4e8031f91750bf9c12247f8ed0d8d3c.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161026/d64fb1938fa41dea747fda73a1df514e.jpg)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on October 26, 2016, 10:27 AM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161026/4304cbe3f562b79ad8692e36659d4ef6.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161026/feaa526e0b0b1285fdefde300259f078.jpg)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on October 28, 2016, 08:45 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161028/b8788a369a213b2603d3d19c1ab77498.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161028/5a68eaa6a58f474c68b00ecc739e58f6.jpg)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on November 02, 2016, 06:30 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161102/ec59e0474498317f62c2396db45f6c6c.png)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161102/867fd316112db7a3683c1b98935a7562.png)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on January 12, 2017, 08:14 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170112/58423e1e3b2dd29672d29360bda9ed8d.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170112/4c13daf7e3a46b39754d798beefee110.jpg)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: Mikku on January 12, 2017, 11:49 PM
So following on from our discussions elsewhere, it looks like all the ET frames were also fabricated by Tokyo Kogyo! :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on July 05, 2017, 06:19 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170705/780d2f814036204df211310f6b9fa791.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170705/178a027491430857c26d6922349b38a1.jpg)

Thanks to Ian :)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on July 20, 2017, 06:54 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170720/21f8e74b4e51994e89ea493a45003898.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170720/e0d808eaed420bab14456b7d6791ffa3.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170720/798344e8027af631fb870ecb400ac901.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170720/526b878dbbd4fd4cca2c964678b22756.jpg)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on July 20, 2017, 08:20 PM
Here's mine...

Nice one Steve. Is that the original paint?  :shocked: 8)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on July 20, 2017, 08:30 PM
Sorry Paul do you only want survivor?

Yeah, sorry mate. It looks awesome though. Dan seems to have nailed that colour  :shocked: 8)
The idea was for this to help weed out any uncertainty with converted Hot Hearts.
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: stevesredvxr on July 20, 2017, 08:35 PM
Yep looks great pal...he's done an awesome job with it.
Already done by the time I'd bought it.

I'll delete my posts now mate
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: Gish on July 20, 2017, 08:40 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170112/58423e1e3b2dd29672d29360bda9ed8d.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170112/4c13daf7e3a46b39754d798beefee110.jpg)

This one is currently being sold on eBay at moment (NOS) for 450
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on August 03, 2017, 05:08 PM
Quote
This one is currently being sold on eBay at moment (NOS) for 450

Thanks dude. I appreciate the input ;)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on August 03, 2017, 05:10 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170803/c537ac53aa5bea70afcf0db2b9c50ad2.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170803/9c0243b5202e4bf67f6a36e037eabbda.jpg)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on August 03, 2017, 07:49 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170803/1f09e324a253be335a46ef8a7378e016.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170803/95856be34703f17cef82b48da0e6cac3.jpg)
Title: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on August 04, 2017, 03:21 PM
Another early T2 HH:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170804/678ba376c19baa1f3a64440b7d8585ce.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170804/3de2d0448cafa64420255dd15898d875.jpg)

Thanks to James for these ;)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on August 23, 2017, 10:43 AM
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(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170823/c1424753bf0a89757142d59c0265a89c.png)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on October 25, 2017, 12:53 PM
A little update including a nice early one from May 82 ;)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171025/f50892bc8b4eb11c7af80cb4f1f55ea4.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171025/9730c7fc90653597349db901e11be0c7.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171025/d7451bc1499818af08197948739a848b.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171025/4adf3377833c41f8ea05c2a5f226c994.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171025/e95ffd8688ced867808e5267cd6a2231.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171025/984d391dbb3f84836d0891f66543a018.jpg)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on October 25, 2017, 01:08 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171025/923f51b1886ea657054bfdd2f2c0be6e.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171025/9d24bf958758011f93c4b7a697dec348.jpg)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: Avro on October 26, 2017, 07:54 PM
Would this thread be better as a stickie? It is an on-going project that invites input and provides a useful primary source.
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on December 19, 2017, 10:47 AM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171219/2422f04987064beaadc0bfc258ac283c.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171219/12d7a439c8cf64edcba96a216eea9a51.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171219/2e90f6d068812cae1f5b86e77b7aec98.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171219/27124f3c10d1de3ad2fbfb6fe0bbb888.jpg)
Title: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on February 07, 2018, 11:06 AM
Big thanks to Jay for sending me these:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180207/5686601a9534bf2ecd4fff2fc9efa69a.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180207/1a2834fde5edc231cd7eaa3d7d80a1df.jpg)
Title: Re: Kuwahara ET / Tange Hot Heart Serial Number Database
Post by: monkian on February 07, 2018, 11:51 AM
Looking at the data collected so far (subject to change):

Kuwahara ET

Production dates found - May - Dec 1982
Production numbers from - 0081 - 5838

If production numbers ran each month from 0001 to at least 5838, from May - Dec an estimated total of 46,704 frames would have been made.

No survivor T3 stamped frames have been found.

Hot Heart

All T2 stamped frames with no TANGE JAPAN stamp have only been found in chrome. The earliest of these T2 frames date from May 1982.