Thin shift levers cutoff date

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Thin shift levers cutoff date

Post by Viking27 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:21 pm

Hello all,
I saw an old post here were it was stated that the thin transfer case
shift levers ended ca. MB 101000. Can anyone confirm this?

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Re: Thin shift levers cutoff date

Post by nick peters » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:45 pm

Hello Reg
In John Farleys 'The Standardised War-Time jeep' book John notes that the grease fitting was added to the shift lever pivot pin and the levers changed from the thin to the thicker type on mb 101000 November 27th 1941.
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Re: Thin shift levers cutoff date

Post by GSS » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:38 pm

Excellent! Another mystery to solve!

113037 has thin shift levers....Jan 19th, 1942. I do recall replacing the worn pivot pin....it did have a grease fitting.
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Re: Thin shift levers cutoff date

Post by dclarke138 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:15 pm

#115951, 2/2/42, has thin shift levers, pin has a grease fitting.

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Re: Thin shift levers cutoff date

Post by yorkshireman » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:26 am

118440...thin levers...


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Re: Thin shift levers cutoff date

Post by ajlang » Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:42 pm

111050 also had thin levers.

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Re: Thin shift levers cutoff date

Post by Chuck Lutz » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:16 pm

I believe that the GPWs used the thin levers up through the First Contract only, but FILO/LIFO would determine when each factory made the switch. I would imagine that Willys would have a similar cut-off using the "use until exhausted" which might mean around the March/April 1942 timeframe.

I am not too sure that the pin with the grease fitting would be a good tool for dating the change over as that might have been replaced with the later zerk-type even though the thin levers were still fitted.
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Re: Thin shift levers cutoff date

Post by jeepmb » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:31 am

II906I has thin levers

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