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by Vince Cutajar
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1037
Views: 117166

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Thanks Ivano for that information.

Vince
by Vince Cutajar
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1037
Views: 117166

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

You're a champion Adrian.

Vince
by Vince Cutajar
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1037
Views: 117166

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Thanks for the info Adrian. Their "contact us" page is saying that "email server is back up and running". Somebody here kindly gave me a gmail address for them but that did not help either. I don't have facebook. I know somebody here made his own rifled insert as I came across that post some time ag...
by Vince Cutajar
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1037
Views: 117166

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Added a stainless plate to the rear of the recoil bracket so that later on I will bolt a lump of metal below it to act as a counterweight to the barrel. Tiger 623.JPG I guess now is a good time to start painting the turret and mantlet. I am going to leave the barrel components till last. I am thinki...
by Vince Cutajar
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard
Replies: 428
Views: 42080

Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

I didn't have the courage to do that to my jack block.

Vince
by Vince Cutajar
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1037
Views: 117166

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Nice job on the entire build....I need to upskill!
Thanks David. Glad you are still following my rambling.
who could be interested, some measures
Grazie mille Ivano per quella fotografia. (Many thanks Ivano for that photo)

Vince
by Vince Cutajar
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1037
Views: 117166

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

After sleeping on it, I decided that I did not want to risk the mantlet crashing in the jack block and damaging something. Machined some areas of the mantlet and now with the barrel fully depressed the mantlet does not hit the corner of the jack block and the hinge. With the barrel partially depress...
by Vince Cutajar
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Wanted!
Replies: 6
Views: 1150

Re: Wanted!

Simon

In my Windows Edge browser, I use an extension to translate the web pages as they load. Most probably, other browsers like Chrome and Firefox have the facility also.

Vince
by Vince Cutajar
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain kit arrival
Replies: 83
Views: 8752

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

Congratulations

Vince
by Vince Cutajar
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Wanted!
Replies: 6
Views: 1150

Re: Wanted!

I have used these on my Tiger 1: https://knupfer.info/shop/index.php/deutsch/details-beschlage-1/flugelmuttern/so-126.html One has to drill and tap them M2. They also have smaller sizes. If you want M3 and larger try these in the UK: https://www.westfieldfasteners.co.uk/Metric-Nuts/Wing-Nut-German-F...
by Vince Cutajar
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1037
Views: 117166

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Thanks Simon. How did I manage to miss that page?? :evil:
Vince, did you look at trimming the height of the jack block?
Only for a short time. My after-market jack block is so nice that it would have been a pity to ruin it.

Vince
by Vince Cutajar
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1037
Views: 117166

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Well, my search for the dimensions of the mantlet proved to be unsuccessful. Does anyone have these dimensions? I am only interested in the overall width and height of the mantlet.

Thanks

Vince
by Vince Cutajar
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1037
Views: 117166

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Finally finished the turret roof. Another item off the list. The list is getting smaller.
Tiger 615.JPG
Tiger 616.JPG
Tiger 617.JPG
Tiger 618.JPG
Added a "pull" cable to the Armorpax hatch.

Vince
by Vince Cutajar
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1037
Views: 117166

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Thanks guys for the useful comments. Much appreciated. I am really not too bothered about the driver's hatch not opening with the turret in the forward position. That is why I repositioned the remote switch to the back. The radio operator's hatch opens OK with the turret in the same position. I am o...
by Vince Cutajar
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1037
Views: 117166

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Unfortunately, that notch is not present on those two Tigers although I noticed that the curved edges of the mantlet are more pronounced. I have to see if it's possible to get away with it by modifying those curved edges on the kit mantlet.

Vince