Time warp

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 at 07:55
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I drove into Burke & wills road house & must have driven thru a time warp there it was, like it had just driven out of the show room & with its caravan did not even have the optional extra free wheeling hubs
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Reply By: mechpete - Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 at 08:42

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 at 08:42
A G60 Patrol
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Follow Up By: duck - Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 at 19:32

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 at 19:32
I remember them well
3 speed no synchro, oil bath air filter, twin transfer case levers,
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Follow Up By: ian.g - Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 at 13:03

Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 at 13:03
Three wipers slung from the top of the screen, positioned perfectly so when you switched them off all the crap ran down the screen. They were very tough vehicles though, only have good memories of them.
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Follow Up By: Member - Warren H - Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 at 17:17

Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 at 17:17
And an exhaust positioned perfectly to singe the calf if you weren't careful when getting out.
We had one on an oil exploration crew in the late 70's. It was driven by 'Pussy' (for the black beard and wide grin) the powder monkey. He specialised in turning off the motor just as he came over a rise in the line, all you saw was a glimpse of a white Datsun full of explosives and then bang the backfire.
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Reply By: RMD - Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 at 20:04

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 at 20:04
Duck
If you keep driving fast like that you will soon overtake an A model Ford. Get a picture of it too eh?
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Reply By: Ron N - Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 22:49

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 22:49
The G60 was such a robust piece of engineering, it was possible to fit a 6-247 Perkins/Mazda T4100 diesel into them, with excellent results.

Saw one in Broome the year before last (it's a local rig), and I know there's a few still doing farm hack service.
Rust has got most of them, they were buggers for rust in the rear body section.

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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 at 08:20

Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 at 08:20
Gave up trying to start this old warrior.





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Can't remember most of it.

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Reply By: Ron N - Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 at 14:49

Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 at 14:49
Check out JONGA. The Indian Army bought some G60's in the early 1960's to try them out, and they were so impressed with them, they ordered 12,000 of them.

However, they didn't buy Jap-built ones, they got a licence from Nissan to build them in India - and thus was born the JONGA (which stands for the Jabalpur Ordnance and Guncarriage Assembly - the Indian defence equipment manufacturer).

The Indians stopped building the JONGA in 1999, and both the military users and Indian civilians were appalled. So they find old JONGAS now, and restore them, and they bring big money.

The JONGA factory actually produced 100 JONGA's fitted with 4 litre Hino diesels and sold them to civilians - but that appears to be the limit to their diesel JONGA production.

JONGA

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Reply By: Member - Warren H - Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 10:39

Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 10:39
Wonder if it's this bloke with 31 G60 Patrols.
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