From: Kev on

I always used 2wd/Lo in my Luxen
even the turbo diesel Runner(no power at all till that turbo got going)
when taking off on steep hills with the family and a load of whatever
else it was ride the clutch time
lo range 2nd was the right gear, lift off the clutch and your away
2nd to 4th then a double de-clutch into hi and a flip back to 3rd gear
works a treat

just takes a bit of trial and error to find the right combination

From: jonz on
Noddy wrote:
> "Andy" <nospam(a)> wrote in message
> news:471aef7c$0$30542$5a62ac22(a)
>> Righteo. Hilarious.
> Lol :)
> It was lost on me as well :)

that goes with the territory.......
> --
> Regards,
> Noddy.

If at first you don't succeed, look in the trash for the instructions..
From: Daryl Walford on
Noddy wrote:

> One thing that certainly doesn't make any sense to me at all is that Ford
> would be seriously contemplating the idea of such a vehicle for production
> when the market for them at the time would have been next to nothing.

Just as well Toyota didn't think that way when they started making
Landcruisers all those years ago or they would have missed out on a lot
of money.
The market for 4WD utes may have been small in the early 70's but its
huge now and if Ford had known that they could have developed a good
product over the last 30 odd years that could have been a competitor to
the Japanese who have a strangle hold on that market.

From: Daryl Walford on
Noddy wrote:
> "Daryl Walford" <dwalford(a)> wrote in message
> news:13hlbbtros03333(a)
>> Most likely they had a selectable low range so effectively they had a 6
>> speed gearbox the same as the Ford.
> They did, but you couldn't use low range without engaging the front axle.
> I think the Falcon ute was the same, although I never tried it.

Which shouldn't be a problem because if you needed low gearing you
probably need 4WD anyway.

From: Daryl Walford on
Noddy wrote:
> "DAvid" <davideo(a)> wrote in message
> news:UIASi.2510$CN4.1741(a)
>> Well that puts a whole new perspective on what I said earlier. Unless you
>> engaged the front axle, it wouldn't be 4WD.
> No different to any other "dedicated" 4wd as far as I'm aware.
> It's only most of the "soft roaders" that have constant full or part time
> 4wd.
Most Landcruisers have been constant 4WD since 80 series as are Landrovers.

>> Putting it into low range gives it another gear or three. Now it's a
>> serious 4WD.
> When I rebuilt my Jeep's transfer case I left the detent rod out that
> stopped low range from being selected without the front axle being engaged,
> which enabled low range for the rear axle only if you wanted it.
> Why I did it at the time I can't tell you other than the idea of *not* being
> able to have low range in 2wd seemed stupid to me, and as all that was
> required to have it was to remove a simple 1/4 inch rod that had no effect
> on the vehicle's operation I left it sitting on the bench when the box went
> back together.

Did it have a low range lever and a 4WD lever?
If I remember correctly early Landys had separate controls for each
My Hilux and the BJ40 Landcruiser I owned has one lever that performs
both functions, if you want low range 2WD you just leave the front hubs
unlocked but I guess the Jeep didn't have unlockable front hubs?