CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTS
The principal controls and
instruments are illustrated on the opposite page, where it will be seen
that the layout is very similar to that on a normal car, with the addition
of gearbox transfer lever and four wheel drive control (front wheel drive
lock control on 1948 to mid-1951 models).
NOTE.-On Home models only, the right-hand headlamp is extinguished completely when the lamps are dipped.
F-Headlamp dipper switch.
H-Mixture control warning light.
N-Instrument panel light switch
P-Lead lamp socket.
S-Oil pressure warning light.
T-Petrol level gauge. U-Speedometer.
V-Access to petrol filler and brake fluid reservoir.
X-Main gear-change lever.
Y-Transfer box change lever.
Z-Four-wheel drive control (front wheel drive lock control on 1948 to mid-1951 models).
AA-Access cover for gear-box filler.
BB-Location hole for seat.
CC-Access cover for power take-off control.
HEADLAMP WARNING LIGHT
(North American vehicles only).
INSTRUMENT PANEL LIGHT SWITCH.
LEAD LAMP SOCKET.
CHARGING WARNING LIGHT.
OIL PRESSURE WARNING LIGHT.
PETROL LEVEL GAUGE.
MAIN GEARBOX CONTROL.
TRANSFER BOX CONTROL.
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE CONTROL
When operating the vehicle
in HIGH transfer ratio, the drive is normally to the rear wheels only;
should conditions call for drive on all four wheels, i.e., when traversing
soft country or descending a steep, muddy gradient, the front wheel drive
should be engaged by pressing down the knob on the gearbox cover. In order
to regain two-wheel drive, on resuming hard surface travelling, stop the
vehicle, engage LOW transfer ratio and, return to HIGH transfer ratio,
when the dog-clutch is automatically disengaged and the control knob returns
to the " up position.
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE LOCK.
(1948 to mid-1951 models only).
The inclusion of this freewheel means that all four wheels are driving only when the engine is pulling and the vehicle is travelling in a forward direction. When reversing or the engine is coasting with the vehicle travelling forward, the drive is to the rear wheels only. There may be occasions when four-wheel traction is necessary in reverse while operating on soft surfaces or in a forward gear when descending a steep, muddy gradient and provision has therefore been made to "lock" the freewheel unit and so obtain four-wheel drive under such conditions.
The control for this operation (known as the "FRONT WHEEL DRIVE LOCK") takes the form of a knob on the gearbox cover. It is so arranged that the freewheel can only be locked by pressing this knob downwards, when the transfer lever is in LOW ratio; the unit is automatically returned to its normal free condition when the transfer lever is returned to the HIGH position on resuming hard surface travelling.
The control must only be operated when the vehicle is stationary.
NOTE.-On approximately the first 14,000 vehicles, the control takes the form of a key ring in the right-hand floor board, instead of the knob. Its operation is identical with the later version, except that the ring must be pulled upward about 0.25in. (7 mm.) to lock the freewheel unit.