ITV's Granchester

ITV's Granchester

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Wednesday, 22 August 2012

GPO parts and a rally.

The recent request for some GPO J van parts has it seems fallen on deaf ears, anyway this may well be due to "its holiday time".
The owner of the van had hoped to have it ready for a special rally for GPO vehicles, to be held at the Royal Mail archive and museum in Debden on the 15th September.
It now looks like the van will be trailered down for the rally. At least the owner will be able to see some other GPO  J type vans and may well be able to photograph and measure the brackets he requires.
If you have NOT booked for this event your too late to enter, also it is for GPO vehicles ONLY as parking is very limited and is by invitation only. Organized by the POVC group to celebrate 50 years since its foundation.

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As some of you will remember, I changed the rear axle ratio of my JB some weeks ago. All is going well, many short trips have been undertaken but I have yet to give it a proper run.
I'm very pleased with the results so far.
The list below has been taken from the latest Wolseley owners club magazine, a car owner in Australia has just under taken the same thing and has produced a fine artical and list of axles and their ratio's.


A list of chassis number and registration dates.

J/R 010 10/1949--J/R 649 1949--J/R 755 1/1950--J/R 1061 12/1949--J/R 1102 12/1949--J/L 1518 1950--J/R 1612 03/1950--J/L 2935 1951--J/R 4491 11/1950--J/R 6050 12/1950--J/R 6187 1/1951--J/R 10916 12/1951--J/R 10972 1/1952--J/R 14776 12/1952--J/R 145931/1953--J/R 15455 1/1953--J/R 16261 03/1953--J/R 18124 1952--J/R 19902 12/1953--J/R 20658 02/1954--J/R 21720 12/1953--J/R 23555 1954--J/R 24274 1954--J/R 25618 12/1954--J/R 25079 1/1955--J/R 25741 05/1955--J/R 29869 11/1955--J/R 30963 11/1955--J/R 3183110/1955--J/R 32465 11/1955--J/R 33340 1/1956--J/R 35466 1/1957--J/R 35671 12/1956--JB/MR 37200 06/1957--JB/MR 39547 12/1957--JB/MR 39012 1/1958--JB/MR 39648 1/1958--JB/MR 42533 1/1959--JB/MR 42677 12/1958--JB/MR 43367 1959--JB/MR 45648 1/1960--JB/MR 45693 12/1959--JB/MR 46009 02/1960--JB/MR 47648 12/1960--JB/MR 47907 12/1960--JB/MR 48069 01/1961--JB/MR 48219 01/1961
Approximate Production data for each year.
1949 750 vehicles -1950 5347 -1951 5051 -19524098 -1953 5027 -1954 6000 -1955 6894 -19563169 -1957 3284 -1958 3131 -1959 2965 -19602516 -1961 362
Total produced 48620


Ardingly Vehicle Show 12/7/09. Picture taken by Clive Barker.