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by Mike Conley
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Re-release of the King Tiger - End 2019
Replies: 60
Views: 10875

Re: Re-release of the King Tiger - End 2019

Good Morning Peter, Robert, and Chang!! THANKS for the info! I'm going to go with those 'flanged ball bearing transfer' bearings, just have to figure out the size. As Robert showed, McMaster has some that looks the size. It'll be a while until I get to that part of the build so I'll have a lot of ti...
by Mike Conley
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: King Tiger
Topic: Do All King Tiger Idlers Have Solid Backs?
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Do All King Tiger Idlers Have Solid Backs?

I've just started building this 2009 King Tiger (I was bead blasting parts today) and the inner rear idlers have solid, on piece backs on them. Is this normal? I was thinking that solid backs would cause mud, leaves, chipmunks, frogs, tree limbs, etc., to get stuck in that narrow track guide and it'...
by Mike Conley
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Re-release of the King Tiger - End 2019
Replies: 60
Views: 10875

Re: Re-release of the King Tiger - End 2019

Thanks for the info Kian! I'll order the ball bearing ring when I order the NEW style Motion Pack (which should be about the first of next week). I'll just shave off the two 'half moon' areas in the upper hull deck halves until the inner ring has clearance, then drill the holes for the ring and bolt...
by Mike Conley
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Re-release of the King Tiger - End 2019
Replies: 60
Views: 10875

Re: Re-release of the King Tiger - End 2019

Hi Fabian and Adrian! Yeah, I can tell just how HEAVY this KT turret will be! I was curious IF the ball bearing ring has already been introduced. Since it hasn't, I feel 'sorry' for the traverse motor because this turret is a BEAST! I'll just have to load it up with grease and hope I don't have to t...
by Mike Conley
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Re-release of the King Tiger - End 2019
Replies: 60
Views: 10875

Re: Re-release of the King Tiger - End 2019

Question: Are the new 2019 King Tigers still going to use the brass turret rings or are they going to have the ball bearing rings? I've just started to build a 2009 King Tiger and am going to order the NEW Motion Pak (with the new style motors) soon and if ball bearing turret rings ARE available I'l...
by Mike Conley
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement
Replies: 108
Views: 6367

Re: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement

WOW Peter! I never thought about a Pershing!

Mike
by Mike Conley
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement
Replies: 108
Views: 6367

Re: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement

Yes, it has to be British.

When 'rear sprocket drive' was mentioned the very first WWII Allied vehicle that popped in to my mind was an armored bulldozer... and I'm sure I'm wrong about that. But I can hope!


Mike (the OLD FOOL in Kentucky)
by Mike Conley
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement
Replies: 108
Views: 6367

Re: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement

Good Morning!

I'm pretty sure (HOPEING!!) I know what it is but don't want to spoil the fun for everyone!

And if it IS what I think I definitely going to order one!!

Mike (the one in Kentucky!)
by Mike Conley
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 313
Views: 50034

Re: Armorteks next model

This is just an 'FYI' size comparison between the Sherman and the M113 APC. The Sherman is listed at 9 feet tall (and that measurement is to the top of the turret!) where the top of the 113 upper deck is 8.2, almost the same height, just a few inches shorter. And that's not including the 113 command...
by Mike Conley
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 313
Views: 50034

Re: Armorteks next model

I'd planned to order a King Tiger and figured that since this was the 3rd (or was it 4th!) issue of it, it would be available on the Armortek site for a while. I still didn't have the full funds saved when it was announced there were only a couple left... then they were sold out. SHUCKS! I would've ...
by Mike Conley
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Would Stiffer Center Springs Make Tanks Rock?
Replies: 19
Views: 3195

Re: Would Stiffer Center Springs Make Tanks Rock?

Well, after lots of hard driving, real close watching, bunches of testing, and enormous brane work, I've came to my final conclusion that switching the thicker/thin bars to see if I could get any 'rocking' motion was a total waste of time! This Tiger 1 was made in 2003 so it has the 'old style' tors...
by Mike Conley
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Would Stiffer Center Springs Make Tanks Rock?
Replies: 19
Views: 3195

Re: Would Stiffer Center Springs Make Tanks Rock?

Well, I got it all together today, deck, turret are all on. Again, it started getting HOT (97 degrees) outside and I was getting hungry and THIRSTY so that was it for today. I DID drive it off the cart back on to the motorcycle lift table and I didn't drive it around, that's tomorrow. One thing I di...
by Mike Conley
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Would Stiffer Center Springs Make Tanks Rock?
Replies: 19
Views: 3195

Re: Would Stiffer Center Springs Make Tanks Rock?

I started putting everything back together this morning. I couldn't find one of the road wheels SOOO, with a little shimming, I figure THIS'LL work PERFECT!! Me having the BRANE POWER I got I thought this out all by myself! This is how we fix thangs in Kentucky!! I don't think anybody'll even notice...
by Mike Conley
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Would Stiffer Center Springs Make Tanks Rock?
Replies: 19
Views: 3195

Re: Would Stiffer Center Springs Make Tanks Rock?

For a LONG time I've been wondering IF there's a way to get an Armortek tank to 'rock' when it starts/stops like a real tank. I've been thinking about it a LOT ever since I asked the question on here. Day before yesterday I lifted the turret off my Tiger 1 (to reduce the weight) and I drove it up on...
by Mike Conley
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Where Can Steve Winstone Parts Be Ordered?
Replies: 2
Views: 951

Re: Where Can Steve Winstone Parts Be Ordered?

Thanks David!! I'll pass it along!

Mike
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