Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

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Post by Phil Woollard » Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:43 pm

There you go Vince, not fixed in place yet but looks fine to me 8)
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Post by Vince Cutajar » Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:50 pm

They look good Phil. Next, to mate them to the exhaust/smoke box. :D

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Post by Phil Woollard » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:00 pm

I should be able to elongate the exhaust twin couplers file that you caded for me, that sure is a useful function in Cura. 8)
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We are almost there with all the files that we have created!
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I would still like for us to have a go at that engine block, a complete L60 ready to go on a little wooden pallet ( also printed) would look so cool displayed next to the Chieftain.
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Post by Stephen White » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:05 pm

Hi Phil, that's a great idea. Just note that you would never have seen an engine in that state in the field. The whole concept of the L60 was that it came as a power pack with rads and ancillaries attached, so that the complete assembly could be exchanged as quickly as possible by the REME Forward Repair Team. The only time a bare block could be seen would be in 23 Base Workshops where packs were reconditioned or in the supply chain in UK.

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Post by Vince Cutajar » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:08 pm

Stephen
I think Phil was showing that stripped down engine to lure me in.
Not falling for that. :D
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Post by Adrian Harris » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:16 pm

You mean you're not going to do the rockers and crankshaft :shock: :lol:

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Post by Vince Cutajar » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:10 pm

You mean you're not going to do the rockers and crankshaft
What a brilliant idea. I have the plans of engines I built some years ago. I can model those. That should keep me out of trouble for a while.

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Post by Phil Woollard » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:20 pm

You have read my mind Adrian as I would love to give the engine an interior and I'm sure Vince would just love to cad that! 8)
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Post by Ivano Costantini » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:47 pm

Hi Phil,
today the bolts have arrived,
I'll send them to you tomorrow. Sono 102 (engine block + front)
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Post by Phil Woollard » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:53 pm

That's great, please add a few spare if you can!
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I've printed these parts at 90% as it's tight in our engine bay with everything else that I have added, that gives me another 2mm of space.
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Bonding parts very tightly.
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The coolant pipe rubber joins are a slip on fit so they can be assembled and disassembled
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Post by Vince Cutajar » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:04 pm

Really nice Phil. I had to do a double take with some of those photos as I wasn't sure if you were showing the model or the real thing.

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Post by Phil Woollard » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:02 pm

Thanks Vince there's still a long way to go, it's still to tight in there as this is the first time I've fitted all the sub units but will be worth the effort to get it just so. Thanks for all your patience and skill cading those difficult parts that I keep asking for, it's not over yet as there's bound to be more little bits and pieces I need. 8)
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This big awkward machined casting at the front of the block will be challenging lol!
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Post by Ivano Costantini » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:39 am

Bolts shipped,
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Post by Phil Woollard » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:42 pm

Thanks Ivano, I've been getting through the annoying jobs like moving the filler cap, made the concertina exhaust extensions by adjusting the stl file to suit the gap, useful that. 8)
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The radiator hinge mounts need to be made a little closer to the casting so that the handles clear the upper deck, that was the last thing to adjust after everything else was lined up first.
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I have a hole or three to fill.
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The first exhaust extensions were to thin, so I scaled the ones in white which now look the part.
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The paint was still wet.
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Just need those bolts that are in the post and paint and weather the engine.
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Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:11 am

Been in the workshop since stupidoclock.
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