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Engine L60 for Chieftain

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:45 pm
by Ivano Costantini
Hi everyone,
iwas asked about the possibility of making the L60 engine. Thank you, I am flattered by the request. However, before accepting and starting the job, I want to make sure I can do it in the best possible way.
On the internet I found only photographs but no diagrams with measures to understand how this engine is made. I ask all of you if you have documentation that can help me understand the shape of the engine body and the various parts. I thank all those who want to give me information. Ivano

Re: Engine L60 for Chieftain

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:09 pm
by John Clarke
Fantastic news Ivano, I find your work truly excellent.

May I ask if in tandem, could you produce a version that could some how "cover" the installed R/C Armourtek motor/gearboxes. Allowing the engine deck covers to be lifted, it could show radiators, upper crank case and filter set and probably the top of the TN12 transmission. even the top end of the Donkey Gue engine.
I'm sure there'd be a lot of interest. 8)
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Re: Engine L60 for Chieftain

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:15 am
by Ivano Costantini
Hi John,
maybe it's not a problem, but first I need to understand how the Hahahahahaha engine is made! I don't have much material and I don't even have a tank, if I accept the job it will be a good challenge!

Re: Engine L60 for Chieftain

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:32 am
by Stephen White
Ivano,I’ve sent you a PM re information sources. Stephen

Re: Engine L60 for Chieftain

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:45 am
by John Clarke
Gaz untie or bless you Ivano, I'm not sure anyone actually knows how the L60 was actually made. Some say evil pixies built it with magic glitter dust, others think it was a German design just made better. Either way it does have special needs and your the man to do it. :wink:

I don't have a tank either, at the moment. Here's a couple pictures of the Mona lisa of engines, and the eternal question..........Why

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Re: Engine L60 for Chieftain

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:19 am
by Phil Woollard
I think it's also worth mentioning that Ivano has been in contact with David Byrden reference the L 60 engine, and has had a lengthy and productive discussion on the subject! How cool is that 8)

Re: Engine L60 for Chieftain

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:28 am
by Stephen White
Interesting Phil. I thought David confined his expertise to all things Tiger.

Re: Engine L60 for Chieftain

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:08 am
by Phil Woollard
Apparently not! Can only mean good things though as he is one of the best 8)

Re: Engine L60 for Chieftain

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:40 am
by Stephen White
First I've heard of David having expertise on Chieftain. Delighted if that's the case but it would be better to get Ivano data from primary sources. I'm on the case. Stephen

Re: Engine L60 for Chieftain

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:29 am
by Phil Dawe
Ivano, When you finally accept the challenge, put me down for one of the first of your masterpieces of the production line! :) Your ML230 is a beauty.

Re: Engine L60 for Chieftain

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:18 pm
by Ivano Costantini
Excuse me, but maybe I was misunderstood, I only talked about Tiger1 with Mr. David Byrde. For L60 I managed to get in touch with Leylan Corporation, but I'm still not sure that they will want to collaborate with the information I asked for, I'm waiting!
Ivano

Re: Engine L60 for Chieftain

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:49 pm
by Phil Woollard
Sorry Ivano, my fault I am a dick for sure :roll: good news and fingers crossed with the Leyland corporation though!

Re: Engine L60 for Chieftain

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:58 pm
by John Clarke
Evil Pixies. :twisted:

Apparently there is the Leyland Society on Facebook,though I'm not sure about it as I'm not on Facebook

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Re: Engine L60 for Chieftain

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:57 am
by Stephen White
Small selection of many photos I took at Bovington on Saturday.

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I had one of these for many years, which I ripped off a condemned L60 pack in disgust and frustration after it had failed on my tank. I kept it until we moved last year, thinking it was rubbish. Wish I'd kept it now. Would have nailed it to my Armortek Chieftain.


The Tank Museum also has a TN12 on display but sadly no GUE.

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Re: Engine L60 for Chieftain

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:42 pm
by Phil Woollard
Thanks for those photos Stephen much appriciaed 8)