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by Adrian Harris
Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: Sherman
Topic: Sherman Firefly Main Gun Assembly
Replies: 6
Views: 3964

Great looking gun Allan :D :D You mention that the barrel will recoil, will you be fitting a mechanism for this ? What's the weight of the barrel/brake compared to the original ? I've considered making a Firefly but wondered about the weight of all the barrel sticking out and how it would affect the...
by Adrian Harris
Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:58 pm
Forum: Sherman
Topic: M4A3 to M4A2 rear hull adjustment
Replies: 9
Views: 3835

M4A3 to M4A2 rear hull adjustment

I know the M4A2 has a steeper rear hull plate (10degs?) than the M4A3 but is this as a result of a longer rear deck, shorter sponsons or a little of both ? I've tried comparing the pictures in George Bradford's book but the length of the rear deck of his A3 is actually longer than the A2 :roll: Adri...
by Adrian Harris
Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: Sherman
Topic: Metal bar sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 2509

Lee, doesn't look like anyone's doing any work this morning (with the possible exception of Mark, as it is his forum :wink: ) To answer the replies: Mark: Adrian > we did not feel that it would be possible to keep the dirt out, These bearings are a drop-in replacement for the bushes, but with rubber...
by Adrian Harris
Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:18 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Birthday
Replies: 7
Views: 2687

HBTY HBTY HBDLee HBTY :lol: :lol: :lol:

As far as a treat, Muckleburgh should be open today.. 8)

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Sherman
Topic: Metal bar sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 2509

Metal bar sizes

I've stripped my Sherman down to the bare essentials and decided to re-investigate replacing the bushes in the wheels with bearings. I've bought a couple of roller bearings with oil seals which look ideal but when I tried them out the axle is quite a sloppy fit. The bearing inside diameter is 8mm bu...
by Adrian Harris
Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: US Half Track
Topic: Excellent reference site
Replies: 8
Views: 6382

Doesn't that Belgian one look odd without any rear bumper and mudguards!

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Panzer 111
Replies: 17
Views: 6159

"Doh!"
by Adrian Harris
Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:12 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Panzer 111
Replies: 17
Views: 6159

Number 1 booked :wink:

Adrian
by Adrian Harris
Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:10 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Degreasing blind threads.
Replies: 4
Views: 1940

Derek

Thanks for the warning but fortunately this Sherman is still in bare metal mode !

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Degreasing blind threads.
Replies: 4
Views: 1940

Thanks for the pointer Lucien, that looks like an ideal product :D

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:14 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Degreasing blind threads.
Replies: 4
Views: 1940

Degreasing blind threads.

As part of an over haul, I've removed the sprocket gears from my Sherman final drive housing. The covers weren't thread-locked on, and some of the bolts had come loose, resulting in some damage to the sides of the final drive housing from the drive gears. I'd like to use thread-lock when I re-assemb...
by Adrian Harris
Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Military History Live...Olympia 2-4 May
Replies: 4
Views: 2062

Is this part of the "Who Do You Think You Are ?" show ?

If so, me and the missus will be there on the Saturday. Hope to be at the Lambourn show on the Sunday as well, so quite a busy weekend !

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: US Half Track
Topic: Halftrack floor
Replies: 14
Views: 13317

> N.O.S. halftrack engine.

Nitrous-Oxide ?

Are you going to be drag-racing your poor half track ? :wink: :wink:

Adrian.
by Adrian Harris
Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:24 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Help please - how to add pictures
Replies: 10
Views: 3184

Yaaaay !! :D :D

Adrian
by Adrian Harris
Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: batteries and terminals again
Replies: 1
Views: 1290

I presume it depends on the make and size of the battery but for my Shermans I use 20AH AGM batteries with round crimp connectors bolted to the top of the terminals. However, having Googled Torberry I may start using the golf cart battery loom as it gives a reasonable amount of protection from accid...