Tiger part #

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Tiger part #

Post by mark j. radick » Mon May 13, 2019 8:00 am

Hi ! would anyone happen to have the part number for the one piece brass turret ring for what I believe was on the 2nd generation tiger kit ?

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Re: Tiger part #

Post by Adrian Harris » Mon May 13, 2019 9:49 am

On the 2010 Mid Tiger and 2012 Late Tiger, the turret bearing part number was CE0490.

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Post by mark j. radick » Mon May 13, 2019 1:08 pm

Thank you Adrian...was it the ball bearing or all brass ?

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Re: Tiger part #

Post by Adrian Harris » Mon May 13, 2019 1:24 pm

No ball bearings then, just a brass ring around the hole in the top of the hull.

If you can, I would seriously recommend following Steve Stuarts mods to fit a lazy susan bearing instead. I'm going to be doing that to a 205 Mid Tiger sometime soon. It makes such a difference, especially to a tank with as heavy a turret as the Tiger.

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Post by andyquirot » Mon May 13, 2019 8:57 pm

:D Hi there Adrian
I would be interested in doing that turret ring mod to my tiger which is a 2 piece ring. I am hoping you will be doing lots of photos and part numbers as to where we can buy the bits. great idea for an upgrade kit ???

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Post by Liam Mahoney » Tue May 14, 2019 10:03 am

Hi Adrian, Andy
Here is a quick look at what I did a few years ago, the bearing is off ebay, router and a block of wood to steady it small cuts (the casting is very soft), cad off to the laser cutter for a new main gear and spacer, a few holes and 2 clips to hold the turret on. I also put smaller ball between each of the standard ball to stop the pinching that was happening then a little graphite powder and it is good to go. Pm me if you would like the dxf file for the laser cutting?

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Post by Ivano Costantini » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:39 am

I wanted to ask the "friends" of the forum, if they can tell me if Armortek has an upgrade kit to install a tiger turret rotation pad. Mine is a Mid 2010. I have already asked Armortek twice, but have I had no answer? !! Many thanks to all.

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Post by Vince Cutajar » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:06 am

Hi Ivano

It seems that there is no official upgrade kit but you still can get the parts separately. Did you see this thread?

https://www.armortek.co.uk/Forum3b/view ... f=6&t=7536

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Re: Tiger part #

Post by Ivano Costantini » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:18 am

Hi Vince,
yes, I have seen this topic, but I must confess that it is not clear to me how the work was done. Unfortunately with the translator everything becomes very difficult. I searched on the Internet for a rotating crown (bearing) with the inner diameter equal to the diameter of my turret (28 cm). But I found only 25, 30 or 35 cm. Perhaps the new tower has other diameters ?? !! Thank you

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Re: Tiger part #

Post by Vince Cutajar » Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:28 pm

Ivano

I measured my bearing and it has an outside diameter of about 350mm and an inside diameter of about 300mm. Something like this:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aluminium-La ... 01m_Vffa-A

The hull roof hole diameter is about 325mm so it seems to be bigger than yours.

Try and get in contact again with Armortek to see what they say. Sometimes when they are busy they may take some time to respond.

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Re: Tiger part #

Post by Ivano Costantini » Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:18 pm

I will try to write again to Armortek, maybe this time they will answer me. Anyway many thanks for the information. Ivano

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Re: Tiger part #

Post by Tim Carr » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:32 pm

Very interesting info. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Tiger part #

Post by Ivano Costantini » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:13 am

Hi Vince,
Armortek answered. Currently there are no spare parts available for the tiger1. I will have to invent something simple, if possible, having reproduced the inside of the turret, I must respect the general dimensions of the Armortek 2010 design.
Anyway thanks

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