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Offline mike_k

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Re: New project - Inter placards
« Reply #75 on: June 24, 2018, 07:54:09 PM »
No worries John,

Happy that you are happy with them, that's why we ran the project!

Looks like there are now only 3 F1 GS sets remaining, but I have been asked to run some off for the Holmes recovery gear on the F5 wrecker, which will be interesting.

This means that if anyone has missed out, we can print some more sets off if required?

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Re: New project - Inter placards
« Reply #76 on: May 21, 2019, 11:39:03 AM »
Here's an Interesting placard from a 1973 F1. Notice the Transfer Case shift positions?

It's the Yarragundry auction truck: http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/showthread.php?p=260999&posted=1#post260999

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Re: New project - Inter placards
« Reply #77 on: May 21, 2019, 07:03:19 PM »
Which part do you find interesting?
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Re: New project - Inter placards
« Reply #78 on: May 21, 2019, 08:42:03 PM »
No "Low ratio six wheel drive" on the plate.

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Re: New project - Inter placards
« Reply #79 on: May 21, 2019, 09:37:08 PM »
Very observant of you. That is some typo. I wonder how many came like that. The ones that I drove were correct.
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Re: New project - Inter placards
« Reply #80 on: May 22, 2019, 08:32:31 AM »
Interesting that the truck is very late production, the placard has Warning in red and pull trigger instead of lift trigger, most Mk 3 placards had the Warning in red and I do have a Mk 3 placard which reads pull trigger.

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Re: New project - Inter placards
« Reply #81 on: May 23, 2019, 08:52:12 AM »
I remember driving an F2, which had the omission on the label in the 1980's,

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Re: New project - Inter placards
« Reply #82 on: May 23, 2019, 08:26:31 PM »
Once you are taught how to do something I guess that you don't look at placards anyway. I delivered concrete between trade jobs for a while and once I learnt the shift pattern for the various Roadrangers I didn't look at said placard. Mind you Roadrangers had some interesting patterns depending on the number of speeds.
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Re: New project - Inter placards
« Reply #83 on: May 24, 2019, 06:09:53 PM »
Very interesting, it looks like the factory made a mistake here with this one.

A bit of a mixture of the F1 and the Mk 3 apparently, possibly a Friday afternoon job? :D

As DKG said, this is a late production truck, (1973), all of the earlier Trucks had this placard which we reproduced.

Does the Winch placard have a red WARNING label as well?

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Re: New project - Inter placards
« Reply #84 on: May 30, 2019, 04:31:27 PM »
Another interesting change that occurred along the way was the need to lift the trigger in Mk3s and Mk4s to engage low 4. It seems that a lot of F1 spec transfer cases were fitted to the 4 X 4 trucks in later life, but the placard was never changed when this was done. Another change to the placards in Mk3s was the light switch arrangement. In production the light switch was centre off and this led to a lot of flat batteries, because drivers tended to flick all the switches up when parking the truck at the end of the day. The tail light circuit also had its own switch, so it was possible to have the park lamps on and the tail lights off!!! When the light mod was done the placards were not changed but were defaced or overwritten.Trucks that were rebuilt had new placards fitted as a rule. The park - tail lamp switching was actually common until the 60s, cars like early Holdens had the tail light switch at the rear of the car.