Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

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Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Post by John Clarke » Mon May 11, 2020 11:38 am

I think Armortek medals should be handed out here :wink: , this is way beyond the call of duty :mrgreen:
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Post by Vince Cutajar » Mon May 11, 2020 12:20 pm

I think Armortek medals should be handed out here
Or an Armortek baseball cap.

This is what I sent Phil today as requested.
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Post by Phil Woollard » Mon May 11, 2020 3:57 pm

More done. 8)
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Vince I'm going to increase the hydraulic tank by 10% as this looks a little small.
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The brake fluid reservoir look pretty good.
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I've fitted the geu exhaust pipe but left it long until I get the engine from Ivano the final bends and length are unknown.
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Post by Vince Cutajar » Mon May 11, 2020 4:12 pm

The bracket for the brake reservoir and the two pipe couplings on the hydraulic reservoir seem to have printed well. Phew!

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Post by Phil Woollard » Mon May 11, 2020 4:29 pm

I agree the detail is very fine! 8)
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Post by Andy McMath » Mon May 11, 2020 6:21 pm

Phil,

Thanks for the barrel insert, 10/10 fits like a glove and looks the part.

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Post by Phil Woollard » Mon May 11, 2020 6:27 pm

Well it was really down to Vince, I just printed them out! Glad you like it, the little boxes for shipping are a bit gay but that's all I could find on the net. :roll:
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Post by John chamney » Mon May 11, 2020 8:49 pm

Cheers Phil received the rifling today , looks fantastic , those boxes are dangerous though , misses seen it and thought she had a present ! :roll:

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Post by Phil Woollard » Mon May 11, 2020 9:14 pm

Enjoy john and keep that little box safe! :roll:
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Post by Phil Woollard » Tue May 12, 2020 5:46 pm

Been working on the hydraulic tank and it's subunits, sounds good subunits, all the bits that have oil at pressure running through them! 8)
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I have to be able to disassemble everything so I have to decide where or which panel the different units are bolted to, if I'm not careful they conflict and you have 30 bolts to undo instead of just 8.
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Hydraulic lines waiting to be connected to the gear box actuators.
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Vince there's plenty of room for that gearbox slice. I should get it back any day now. Shall I send it to you or send you drawings and photos.
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Post by Ivano Costantini » Tue May 12, 2020 6:12 pm

If the front of the grill is positioned correctly, it should be cut at this level.
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Post by Vince Cutajar » Tue May 12, 2020 6:15 pm

Drawings and photos should be OK. As your model of the gearbox is 1/35 scale do you think you can get clear photos of it? If yes, then I will need four photos of the four sides (one photo per side). Also, very important, a photo of the top of the gearbox.
We'll see how it goes from there.

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Post by Vince Cutajar » Tue May 12, 2020 6:22 pm

Looking at your photos, I estimate that the slice of the gearbox will be around 10mm deep.
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Post by Ivano Costantini » Tue May 12, 2020 6:23 pm

If you like, you could also create this small "crankcase" with an L-profile
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Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Post by Vince Cutajar » Wed May 13, 2020 5:09 pm

Phil

Today I made a rough sketch of the body of the gearbox, the brackets (a bit shortened) and the exhaust box to have an idea of what I will be dealing with. I haven't done anything on the face of the gearbox which faces the engine.
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Without exhaust box
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Side view
Could you tell me the distance between the false bottom (where the slice of the gearbox will sit) and the ceiling of the engine deck so that I can figure out what sort of thickness of the slice I will be dealing with.

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