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 Series 2 Production Timeline

 

1967

Chassis Engine Gearbox Axle

April

 

 

 

 

 

Suffix D

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series IIB 110" FC now in production.

Low fuel lamp is red (not blue as in other models).

April

D

J

E

B

Instrument panel now black instead of body colour.

Altered instrument cluster, temp gauge and fuel gauge, no ammeter.

Warning lights changed. Oil Pressure, blue Main Beam & orange Cold Start now jewel lenses in speedo housing.

Red jewel charging lamp now in bottom of instrument cluster, ammeter changed for a water temp gauge.

The engine now has a key start ignition switch.

Single wiper motor powers both wipers.

Larger cranked handbrake lever due to seat belt legislation, petrol models.

Zenith 36IV carb replaced the Solex unit.

Converted to negative earth polarity.

Modified bellhousing, now has single grommet.

Battery now positioned under the front seat.

New higher rated (Lucas C42, 30 amp) dynamo fitted.

Round heater still fitted, but control knob moved to lower left on the dash panel.

New diesel head gasket

New exhaust system to miss seat base locker

New door locks with extended barrel

Diesel models got a larger 9.5" clutch unit

Axle check strap plates now flatted, not angled.

Handbrake relay modified

Front PTO hole enlarged (rear PTO hole unchanged)

New bonnet hinges, now 3 bolt fixing instead o 4, still galvanised

May

109" Station Wagon withdrawn from US market due to new emission control regulations.

May

D

A

E

B

6 cylinder 2.6 litre petrol engines now available for "regular" bonneted models.

Wider (3") brake shoes and Claydon Dewandre servo as standard

Also heavy duty 9.5" diaphragm spring clutch and single SU carb.

 

Double ended SU fuel pump on RH out rigger under seat box

Comp ratio was 7.8:1 but low comp 7.0:1 for export

New "flat" Smiths heater fitted, but with rheostat control as per 4 cyl models.

May

D

H

E

B

Negative earth, single grommet in bellhousing. Cranked handbrake lever.

Revised dash panel for diesel models.

June

B

Zenith Stromberg carburettor for 6 cylinder engines, Zenith 175 CD-2S carb replaces the SU HD-6, from engine 3500062A

August

First order from the British Army for the 88" - Half Ton GS (lightweight) model.

September

Fuel tank improved and given a single-cushioned rear mounting rather than the old type, with 3

solid fixing points.

6 cyl models: new wax type thermostat from engine 109SW 3430062A; 110FC 3300080A

October

Seat colour change from grey (elephant hide) to plain black

December

D

J

E

B

9 1/2" "heavy duty" clutch for diesel engines.

1968

January

Series IIA 88" - Half Ton GS (Lightweight) now in production. (not available for civilian markets)

US imports required dual braking system with tandem master cylinder.

US imported first 88" "regulars" with headlights in the wings, and emission controlled 2.25 litre

petrol engine and with 15" wheels.

Semi-sealed cooling system introduced with black plastic overflow bottle

February

D

J

E

B

CV type master brake cylinder fitted to 88" models; from vehicle 24131337D petrol & 271086940D diesel

March

E

Suffix E

NB. Suffix E was not used for petrol 88" & 109" models.

Triplex "wide-zone" windscreens.

Major changes to the diesel engine.

6 cyl models: New timing chainwheels, to standardise design, the 2.6 differs only in boss thickness 0.925" instead of 0.875" in the 4cyl engines

6 cyl models: Additional fan cowl, to protect operator working on engine, from chassis 34600130D

March

E

K

E

B

Dustproof breather, flanged injectors, new starter motor for diesel engines.

Timing pointer moved to front cover, on 4 cylinder petrol engines.

New CAV DPA pump to allow for external timing

New injectors with top leak-leak and flanged clamps

New valve stem seals with lips to reduce oil consumption

New compression piston rings with chrome insert

New heater plugs

New angled wiper arms, now made from s/steel

April

E

Square starter solenoid 4 cylinder petrol engines.

Door locks changed.

6 cyl models: Reshaped exhaust tailpipe, to prevent ingress of fumes. Old pn: 562787; New pn: 509214

6 cyl models: New starter solenoid, pn: 567969

May

E

Push on advance for distributor, 6 cylinder petrol engines.

6 cyl models: New sump & oil pump on 110FC to standardise with normal 109s from engine 3300355A

6 cyl models: Vacuum pipe has new union instead of push fit to both Zenith & SU carbs

September

The "1 Ton" model introduced, using the transmission from the IIB FC, ENV axles, heavy duty suspension,

9.00 x 16 tyres, with servo assisted brakes and a hydraulic steering damper.

(only about 300 were ever built)

October

Black upholstery trim replaced the original "elephant hide" grey trim.

November

E

Wheel had smaller offset - FV607510 on 109" models.

December

E

K

E

B

Breather on rear of inlet manifold, diesel engines.

No peg rr mainshaft starting with gearbox number 25378396E.

Narrow 3" sill.

1969

January

Suffix F

Mechanical stop light switch fitted to the pedal.

Optional "vertical" hand throttle offered for diesel engined models..

New "flat" Smiths heater (claimed 3.5 kW output over the round's 2.5 kW) for all models

Heater now 2 speed with a simple switch and dropper resistor inside the heater.

This meant the chassis plate was re-located on the bulkhead to the right of the steering column entry hole

And the transfer lever had to be bent to clear the new heater

Mechanical brake light switched replaced the hydraulic switch

March

F

New fuel filter for 6 cylinder models.

F

K

E

B

Round Lucas wiper motor 14W LRW110 with improved rack tube

CV type master brake cylinder fitted to 109" petrol models.

April

Suffix G

April

G

A

E

B

8:1 compression ratio head introduced on petrol engines' numbers 241 00001A onwards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headlights moved from the radiator panel into the wings on all models

 

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updated 17th January 2017

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