Mick's Grant

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Live long and prosper too Mick.

Some stinker at work thinks just because I work in the food industry I should be at the factory. :roll: got travel papers and all. It's like living in a police state.

Still at the rate I'm getting though M2 taps at the moment I'd probably be better off out the garage at the moment.

Go hug a Stug mate.
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Thank you John, I'm finding things to do at the moment. Constructing a makeshift seat for the driver, it's hidden from view and nowhere near the quality and expertise of Phil, yourself and the many other Armortek builders...I do my best....and I only have myself to please :wink: Mick
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Mick we all do our best, and sharing the knowledge is paramount, your beautiful models are superb.
The proof of the pudding are the pictures and explanations that you post.
I wish more members of the community would share the challenges, pictures and solutions. We're all in it together. :wink:

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If you have a nervous twitch, M2 tapping is not for you :oops:
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> If you have a nervous twitch, M2 tapping is not for you :oops:

How about a 2mm drill and superglue :lol:

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Good morning everyone, just finished reading the Forum posts...some serious technical stuff going on.
Back to the more mundane, the poor guy is beginning to complain of cramp and a certain numbness in his nether regions...Obviously, the seat/frame is a means to an end...he fell between the motors yesterday....awkward sod.
On another tack, I will finish the 'bridge', something to play with in the garden, over the summer, now all the 'shows' have been cancelled...Mick
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Love the card board engineering Mick....do it all the time at work, duct tape, welding rods, gives you a chance to see what works.
Then engineer it properly when time allows............. Otherwise it becomes semi permanent. :oops:
Adrian: I'm old school, If can do it I'll give it a shot, glue and screw and it won't fall off. I'll probably get flissing mad, but that's the engagement.

Ohh forgive, starting to talk like management ahhhh it'll be acronyms next.
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Hi Mick!

Get one of those 'half man' upper bodies from Dave at Armorpax (Dave is in England...) and then get a head to put on it.

Heck, not much can be seen below the tanker chin thru that window anyway and once the body is painted it looks GREAT! That way you still have the full figure to use somewhere else.

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Good morning and thank you Mike. While lifting the turret a couple of days ago, I inadvertently pulled the gun 'flash' lead out of the recoil module. As a result, and because the option modules are way down on the bowels of the M3 I just could not reconnect the plug. I was obliged to remove the rear upper hull. Turns out I had bent the 'pins' on the recoil.
Anyway, I decided to raise the floor level and relocate the modules in more convenient positions. So far so good, the modules are accessible from the side hatch doors and turret. Not a problem, I had finished the 'housework, washing, ironing, etc,. anyway, and I have mown the lawn....Mick
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Mick -

A useful tip, although personally I can't apply it ..... I'm welding the side doors up ! That's what they did in the jungle in 1944 ............ :lol: so I'll be reliant on that top hatch.

All the best, and stay well,

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Thank you for your thoughts Chris and good morning everyone. With the present situation and restrictions I decided to weather the Grant. It was not on my 'to do' list. I was satisfied with the Grant, as is, and planned to take the Panther, in her new paint, to a number of 'shows', now cancelled. At my advanced years, time is in short supply. Not complaining...it's a fact, and I have had a damn good innings. Anyway here goes...not very subtle, but a start....Mick
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Looking good Mick.

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Pete Nash wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:48 am


The Motor mounting instructions call for a plain washer and split shake-proof washer. This is bad engineering practice. One does NOT use a washer and split washer together, the bolt will turn the split washer which turns the plain washer thus negating the effect of the shake-proof split washer.
To be an effective shake-proof device the bolt heat grips the split washer and forces it onto whatever its being fastened to.
I've read the for and against arguments for using flat and split ( helical spring) lock washers together over the years. On some engineering boards this subject is cause for "colorful discourse".... For your consideration I offer this article: https://engineerdog.com/2015/01/11/10-t ... fasteners/ .....for the references to scientific analysis on the efficacy of lock washers...

Will I change what I do? probably not. In the 40 odd years I've operated larger models nothing much that mattered has fallen off ...

None of our models will be a mission critical instrument so if something come loose at an inopportune time hopefully a red face or embarrassed operator will be the worst result..

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Interesting reading, indeed! :o
A little too much is about right...

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That's a beautiful looking model Mick, great work!
Kind regards,
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Hi Mick,

I have sent you a private message, can you respond please.

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