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Old 18-05-06, 10:39
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Default But Tish, that's French!

D'accord... Peut être vous allez qualifier pour le vâche-merde award of the week, pardonnez-vous mon Franglais!
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Old 18-05-06, 11:11
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Howard you can tell that those two are not from NSW

crikey I can't make sense of em can you, it must be something that's develpoed in South Australia.

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Old 18-05-06, 13:04
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Default cab 12 F 60L

Howard if you need some cab parts for your cab12 I just heard of one northwest of West Wyalong.If you are interested let me know and I will send you a phone number.
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Old 18-05-06, 13:25
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Default Pardon the french

.... but in the vernacular, Bob's trying to get his foot in the door. For a very reasonable price (tis true!), Bob can make your speedo the envy of Ganmain. He does do excellent resto work for the price. Some of Bob's work can be seen in this thread.Here is a before and after pic of the gauge Bob did for me:
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Old 19-05-06, 01:16
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Je trouve souvent que si je ne souffle pas ma propre trompette. La trompette va unblown. Pardonner mon français malade.
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Old 19-05-06, 02:59
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Thanks for the offer Bob, but I intended to graft an instrument cluster out of an '81 Commodore onto it.


Only joking....
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Old 19-05-06, 04:45
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Default Re: cab 12 F 60L

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Howard if you need some cab parts for your cab12 I just heard of one northwest of West Wyalong.If you are interested let me know and I will send you a phone number.
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Max. PM me with that number please. As you know I have a cab12 F60L but it seems too good to dismantle. I may just keep an eye out for something more suitable to wreck. ie buy another truck for parts for both. Thanks for your help.
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Old 19-05-06, 12:37
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Question New Discovery

Never noticed this before.
Writing coming through the fading paintwork at LH rear of cab.
Lower word "Checked"
Cannot make out upper word
Would this be from the original disposal auction?
(Black stripe is from shadow of rigging)
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Old 19-05-06, 12:59
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Geez Howard get it right. You are restoring a FORD so you can't graft a GM product onto it. You should be using an '81 Falcon cluster.
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Old 19-05-06, 13:04
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You might get banned for this type of language. I was shocked and mortified when I read this. I even had to stop Ada from reading it as she would have gone into shock after reading the translation.
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Old 19-05-06, 13:08
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The reason why I selected a Commodore (GM) dash is because it shares the same top speed as the Blitz. And they are generally low KM due the cars falling in half early.
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Old 19-05-06, 15:03
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if you graft a GM product on a ford wont that make it more reliable? :idea:
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Old 20-05-06, 00:40
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Default Re: vâche-merde

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Naughty Keefy
You might get banned for this type of language. I was shocked and mortified when I read this. I even had to stop Ada from reading it as she would have gone into shock after reading the translation.
Bob
LMAO

Je pense Ada déjà savais c'est vrai que vous êtes le sales-homme superiere!

Anyway, yes, 'tis true Bob is the one to send your tired dash panel for rejuvination. I wonder whether he winds odometers back!
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Old 20-05-06, 00:47
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Default Re: Commodore Dash

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The reason why I selected a Commodore (GM) dash is because it shares the same top speed as the Blitz. And they are generally low KM due the cars falling in half early.
I recall many years ago an earlier version of the conform-o-dore was being driven around Australia by an audiovisual film crew (not me) for a tyre company. They hit a small culvert a bit hard, resulting in a crease across the centre of the roof, but as it was a hire car it was dropped back without comment, or repurcussion.

This Conform-o-dore has a nicely shock-tested dash with only 26 km on the clock. The wallopers managed to run for it and were not hurt, but must have had an interesting conversation with the truck driver who was possibly enjoying a nice nap at the time.

Source: Public domain: This is one of a batch of pics doing the email rounds.
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Old 22-05-06, 02:44
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Can anyone advise me what the PTO & winch brake lever/handles should look like as one of the fitted seems to be home made.
Three levers. handbrake, PTO behind it, winch brake on passenger side. Am I correct in guessing the F15 did not have a winch fitted as standard? Is the winch typical of what was fitted to these vehicles?

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Old 22-05-06, 02:52
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Default PTO

You're right, the F15 didn't have a transfer case or a winch. From memory the one on your F15 was driven from the gearbox PTO so all that was a non-standard add-on.

Another difference is it would have had single 16" wheels all round when new, but if you're going to rebuild it as used by your grandfather then you'd probably want to run with what you have.

And, oh yes, the rear axle assy has been replaced but you knew that already.

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Old 22-05-06, 03:04
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the winch looks like the one that was used on dodges, maybe?
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Old 22-05-06, 03:17
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So did other Blitz PTO's get driven from gearbox? Was there a 'factory' handle for engaging PTO?
I had a look on the (sold) C60L but set-up is slightly different. PTO handle is a stumpy cast looking item. Obviously C60L has transfer case hence extra lever. And handle/shaft going through rear of cab is for tipper control. Is this PTO handle more typical? Or just on Chevs? And is the winch brake handle fitted to the F15 typical to standard fitments in Fords?
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Old 22-05-06, 03:23
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Default handle

Yes, the C60L is the right one for that type. The winch is engaged using the transfer case lever. All CMP winches were driven from the transfer case power take-off so that meant a two speed transfer case had to be fitted.

The only short wheelbase type with a factory winch was the gun tractor.
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Old 22-05-06, 04:46
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Keith , what Howard needs is a copy of Blueprint for Victory.
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Old 22-05-06, 04:55
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Old 22-05-06, 12:03
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Blueprint for Victory is the story of miltary vehicle design and production in Canada from 1937 to1945. It covers the story of Ford, GM, Chrysler and others during the war, also has a lot of photos of CMPs (blitzs) during their development.
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Old 22-05-06, 20:40
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... that's the book Max is talking about. Ripper pictures from Canada:



@Keith and Bob
Pas mal, pas mal, messieurs. Votre Français est presque parfait pour Australians. Je pense vos femmes aiment si vous parlez cette langue magnifque ;-)
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Old 26-05-06, 14:01
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Merci mon ami. Keefy et moi sont tout à fait instruits et prennent la fierté dans l'essai de communiquer à d'autres dans leur langue maternelle. Êtes-vous absent nous ici ? Respect Vendeur Bob
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Old 27-05-06, 10:59
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Default Dodge winch?

Max. Its not a Dodge winch. (3/4 ton Dodge WC= Braden MU2 winch)
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Old 28-05-06, 02:21
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Good Day Howard
I got my copy of this book over the net from the Royal Canadian Artillery Kit Shop.( www.rcakitshop.net) Cnd$31.90 plus postage. They also have Europe WW2 for Cnd$14.90. Well worth it for both books
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Old 29-05-06, 12:06
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Thanks Grant.
It is going to cost me AUS$73 to get it.
I don't want to sound like a tight a--- but that is a day's pay so I might be patient & see if I can pick one up locally... Postage etc a killer!
If anyone sees one kicking around let me know!
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Old 29-05-06, 14:49
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Thanks Grant.
It is going to cost me AUS$73 to get it.
I don't want to sound like a tight a--- but that is a day's pay so I might be patient & see if I can pick one up locally... Postage etc a killer!
If anyone sees one kicking around let me know!
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Old 30-05-06, 05:45
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Thanks Max.
Will catch up soon...
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Found this in a box of unsorted stuff that I did not sell at the auction. Would this have been found kicking around in the Blitz tool box? How common are these?
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