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Old 12th November 2009, 19:18   #151
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@ Amit,
These all are the civilian versions of JONGA which were for the sale by VFJ with 4.0L Diesel engine.
Will you please send me the link on Orkut from which you got these pics ??

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Old 13th November 2009, 11:31   #152
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As a kid I remember of seeing this monster parked just outside my dad's official residence.Sadly,it was just left to rust over there.This was well over 15-18 yrs ago.I believe if the body survived the rain and sun,it would still be there.I guess I am going to find out about it and try seeing if I can grab hold of it or maybe another one of it.
Actually,last yr I was in the mood of buying a Jonga & I spoke to some friends in Jabalpur.The info what I got from them was that one can still get hold of a few old pieces over there.But maybe in a very bad condition.
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Old 13th November 2009, 14:33   #153
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Hello JONGA fans
When I was searching for a MM 540 (Preferably military auction) from south india. I found this one. A JONGA for auction at Naval Base cochin. As I have not enough knowledge to acquire it and restore back to its glory. Just giving the details for enthusiasts. Have a look.
Some times i may go to inspect the gypsy, If it is possible i will upload the pictures soon
Forthcoming_e_Auctions_For_All_regions_
Lot No: 1 Lot Name: MARUTI GYPSY MARUTI GYPSY BA NO.96B 68170X 1 NO As Applicable / 0.505% Naval Base, Kochi
Kochi Lot No:2Lot Name:JONGA NISSANJONGA (NISSAN) BA NO.92B 53177L 1 NO As Applicable / 0.505% Naval Base, Kochi
Lot No:3Lot Name:EICHER MINI BUSEICHER MINI BUS BA NO. 96P 010489H 1 NO As Applicable / 0.505% Naval Base, Kochi
Lot No:4Lot Name:SHAKTIMAN WATER BOWSERSHAKTIMAN WATER BOWSER BA NO.86P 5755Y, BA NO.88P 7448K 2 NO As Applicable / 0.505% Naval Base, Kochi
Lot No:5Lot Name:SHAKTIMAN 03 TONSHAKTIMAN 03 TON BA NO.85D 059431W 1 NO As Applicable / 0.505% Naval Base, Kochi
Lot No:6Lot Name:TATA 4 TONTATA 4 TON BA NO.87D 74147P 1 NO As Applicable / 0.505% Naval Base, Kochi Total No of Lots = 6

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Old 13th November 2009, 19:53   #154
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DOes it have the original 6 cylinder Nissan Engine.?
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Old 13th November 2009, 23:02   #155
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I don't know the details. If possible i will go to naval base tomorrow.
If possible i will upload pictures also and will inquire the specifications. If i get it i will post it.
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Old 14th June 2010, 10:08   #156
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A full song dedicated to JONGA - JONGA KI KAHANI
Here is the link for video :
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hi all ,do you get spares for the jonga petrol? And is it very expensive .where can we get spares in india easily
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I am currently inbetween my project of a heavily modified jonga,with a thicker axle shaft to run 33 boggers and a cummins 6bt 250hp motor, a four speed low ratio (7.13)gearbox with a pto winch and a lot more stuff.

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Old 4th September 2010, 11:14   #159
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JONGA stands for "Jabalpur Ordinance and Gun Carriage Assembly" - subsequently renamed "Vehicle Factory Jabalpur (VFJ)" - hence most of the plastic and rubber parts of the JONGA have the VFJ logo embossed on them.
I happen to have had the privilege of driving one of the LAST REMAINING "RCL" JONGAs in the Army - an old 1985 model while I was serving in J&K in 2003-04.
I used to get saluted by all the village kids when I drove past their houses on the moonscape mud-track!
I miss the Jongas!
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Old 9th September 2010, 10:06   #160
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@ Jonathan
Please try for some detailed pics of RCL JONGA's & also the racing JONGA's that were used by Indian Army in Himalayan Rallies if possible.
One question to ask, can you provide us some details about Specially Fabricated Water Tanks that were fitted on these RCL JONGA's.
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Hey guys i have small query regarding the JONGA . Since the JONGA is petrol engine with 3-speed gearbox , is it possible to retro fit a some NISSAN 5-speed gearbox to the OE engine . IF that is possible what would be advantages and dis-advantages?
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Since the JONGA is petrol engine with 3-speed gearbox , is it possible to retro fit a some NISSAN 5-speed gearbox to the OE engine. IF that is possible what would be advantages and dis-advantages?
Let's get back to basics.

Question 1: Why should there be a gear box at all ?
Because you want to keep the engine running in its power band. Engines have a range of operating speed (min. rpm to max rpm) under which they operate efficiently.

There are racing car engines which are tuned to produce best output at high rpms. And there are military truck engines that produce best output at lower rpms.

Then there are engines with a wide-plateau power band (useful over a range of speeds) and engines with a peaky power band (must stay in a narrow range of rpms to be useful at all).

The old Nissan petrol engine does not need frequent gear changes. It shows a lot of its load pulling and slope climbing performance in 2nd gear. Even in top gear it does not go very fast. And for slow rock climbing, 1st gear excels. So...

Question2: Why would you want a 5-speed box for this engine at all ?
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Let's get back to basics.
Question2: Why would you want a 5-speed box for this engine at all ?
the JONGA's 3rd gear feels like 1st gear , you can start off from traffic from 3rd . I have no need for a 5-speed GB , but then bro gave me this idea because he feels 5-speed conversion would make the engine run smoother and might make it more efficient too . I do not know too so im just asking the experts .
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the JONGA's 3rd gear feels like 1st gear , you can start off from traffic from 3rd . I have no need for a 5-speed GB , but then bro gave me this idea because he feels 5-speed conversion would make the engine run smoother and might make it more efficient too . I do not know too so im just asking the experts .
Karizma,
I have a friend in the army, a Major who earlier was posted in Rajasthan. His narration is " Fazal...I never felt the need to engage the Jonga in the 4 wheel drive mode even while driving in the desert...in second gear it would just go on". Such is the torque of this beautiful, engine-gearbox combination.
Personally, I feel you should stick to the original setup.
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Karizma,
I have a friend in the army, a Major who earlier was posted in Rajasthan. His narration is " Fazal...I never felt the need to engage the Jonga in the 4 wheel drive mode even while driving in the desert...in second gear it would just go on". Such is the torque of this beautiful, engine-gearbox combination.
Personally, I feel you should stick to the original setup.
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Ya i agree with you sir . I just wanna know what are the advantages and disadvantages of a 5-speed conversion , thats all.
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