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David Gray
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machine gun mount

Post by David Gray » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:20 pm

Has anyone else had the problem where the ball dosent fit into the glacier

it looks like it needs a 5mm spacer

Dave :(

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Re: machine gun mount

Post by Dennis Jones » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:16 am

Hi Dave,
I had the same problem when I built mine and had to return the glacis plate back to Mark at Armortek for him to re-machine it. Don't use a spacer as it won't look right, I think there might have been a problem with the machining and it wasn't done deep enough.
Dennis.

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Re: machine gun mount

Post by David Gray » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:51 pm

hi Dennis ,yes your right the recess hasnt been machined deep enough
unfortunatly i cannot send mine back without disturbing the work i have done
so i will try using a large csk bit .

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Re: machine gun mount

Post by David Tannen » Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:48 am

hi Dennis

I made a spacer and it worked fine check out my build.

Thanks

David Tannen

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Re: machine gun mount

Post by Dennis Jones » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:30 am

Hi David,
Yes I remember your build now, I helped on the speaker clearance for the gun elevation motor. You don't notice the difference on the m/c gun mount.
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Re: machine gun mount

Post by Dennis Jones » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:45 am

Hi David (Gray),
Have a look at David Tannen's build photos page 1 April 20th 2010 and see what it looks like with a spacer.
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Re: machine gun mount

Post by David Gray » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:24 pm

hi Dennis the spacer looks good , i see Stephen White has also used a spacer

Dave :D

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Re: machine gun mount

Post by ATTILA KISS » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:10 pm

Hi, i just machined a bigger socket..
Cheers
Attila

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