Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Instructions
Over the years lots of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Instructions (EMEIs) regarding Land-Rovers have been issued by RAEME and Land Rover to the depots of the Australian Army. These documents varied in range and scope to fitting of drainage holes, to repairs of major defects, and workshop manuals. Below we are slowly gathering an online archive of the documents that we have available.
If you have any old Land-Rover EMEIs, not on this list, please pass them on to us for other restorers to reference.
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Has your Landy or trailer got a MOD Record plate attached to it? Do you want to know what it is?
The name -MOD Record- is an abbreviation of modification record. It was an imported idea from the "NATO" military. It was put in the dash with the other ID plates. When the plates all went from the dash/facia down to the side of the seat box around 1971, so did the MOD. Land-Rover Series 3 and Forward Control 101 all have the plates on the seat box. Even trailers got a MOD plate. So why have this plate at all? How does it work? Well let's say the Army office of supply buys a new vehicle fleet. At any time after delivery of the vehicles as per the supply contract specification, the manufacturer and/or the Army engineers (RAEME) personnel can approve of a fleet wide instruction to modify, upgrade, retro fit (add) or remove parts. The order to change is issued through centralised Army channels (the RAEME HQ) but the order is then carried out in a very decentralised way (i.e., it is carried out at all the scattered bases wherever the vehicles happen to be at the time of the instruction being issued). The order coming from a central place of issue, i.e., HQ , is called a "EMEI".
In the bad old days it was hard to check on follow-through of the order and some of the fleet was always screwed up and non-homogenous or irregular. So the new improved system of EMEI orders switched to carrying an MOD referral or file number. Sometimes a group of similar/related EMEIs are given the one MOD since they all depend on each or follow from each other or whatever. When any single particular vehicle was finished being modified according to the MOD (EMEI or EMEI group) the successful completion of that MOD was permanently recorded on the vehicle itself. On the MOD plate "table" a number is permanently defaced according to the (seemingly) randomly designated EMEI/MOD number. The benefit is that anyone, anywhere (especially personnel assuming a new posting), can check the vehicles they are responsible for against the MOD files to see how up to date and "all present and correct" the vehicles are.