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  1. guykay

    CVRT Samson Winch Operation?

    I think forgetting the claas was either still in gear or had the hand brake still on when they were winching it out was an “issue”. It would have saved a lot of shovelling
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    CVRT Samson Winch Operation?

    The winch operators seat was in front of the controls. It could be tipped up so you could operate the winch seated whilst closed down, in which case you had to rotate the cupola so you could see what you were winching and also the tacho. Or it could be folded and tipped up, then slid to one side out of the way so you could stand up. Winching was always supposed to be done closed up in case of cable breakage. I can see the fast payout toggle switch mounted on the ceiling of the compartment in a one of the photos, does yours do anything?
  3. guykay

    CVRT Samson Winch Operation?

    That was my samson the winch was a commercial one, but I can’t remember the manufacturer. i did have the manual for it, but it went with the vehicle to Canada when I sold it
  4. guykay

    CVRT Samson Winch Operation?

    The rear spade is raised& lowered by hand. It’s ally so not to heavy theres a central bit that drops in between the arms & is located with a couple of sliding pins. you drop the arm, fit the middle bit & then reverse back to jam the spade into the ground! the winch was by all accounts a bit crap & I believe lots of them were removed & the Samson basically used as a prime mover for towing dead cvrt’s back to base the Holley bones were special for the Samson & the towing loop could be removed & a pulley fitted in its place. This assembly was mounted on the top rear of the hull with a wire stay to hold it in position. The winch cable was run over this to make a sort of crane for pulling cvrt power packs. Again it was a bit crap & I don’t think ever used. I used it to make a death slide for the kids. There’s some photos on the site somewhere. It was great for that!!!
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    CVRT Samson Winch Operation?

    Hi Malcolm yes, the winch cable can be run over the top of the vehicle & out the front for self recovery. There should be a set of rollers on top of the vehicle, and another at the front, although a lot of these were removed I think when extra storage bins were fitted on the front
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    CVRT Samson Winch Operation?

    Hi Malcolm as I remember it, the clutch pedal is depressed to release the holding brake (which is actually a car clutch plate), The lever is pulled towards you to winch in & away from you to pay out. You have to pull the cable off the drum as if you don’t keep tension on the cable it won’t come off. You cannot pay out without the engine running. There is a fast payout toggle switch on the ceiling of the compartment. Mine never worked, or at least didn’t seem to make any difference!
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    Ferret Steaming

    Right I have unblocked the breather outlet where it comes through the hull, it was indeed blocked with crud The exhaust manifold adaptor(4 bolts to one of the rattling tubes) is broken. Left hand one looking from the exhaust side of the engine. Any idea where I might source a new one? removing the distributor heat shield to gain access to the manifold bolts of course resulted in both 1/4” retaining bolts shearing, so I will need to drill them out & tap them, deep joy!!!
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    Ferret Steaming

    Hi Chris you may be right and I am overfilling it. But the operators manual says the correct level is just below the filler cap. This always seemed a bit odd to me as there is no expansion vessel on the cooling system and surely the water must expand when hot. So if it’s completely full the excess is bound to vent out of the system through the pressure cap i’ll check the vent hole in the hull as it may well be blocked
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    Ferret Steaming

    My mk 2 Ferret has been bought back into commision, and on its first run out was steaming from the top of the radiator on its return. Steam seems to be coming from the pressure relief device. The little vent pipe had become disconnected. I put a new bit of flex pipe in, but it still seems to steam a bit. Any ideas? Also I have always topped of the water to the top of the blue fillet cap, but whenever I check it has disappeared. The engine temperature seems stable of a bit high. Again any ideas? one last thing, one of the fourbolt exhaust manifolds has come loose. Two bolts have disappeared. Is there supposed to be a gasket there? If so where can I get one from?
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    Wanted - ferret commander seat extension

    Mike The thread on my seat didn’t look particularly worn, just some slight flatting of the threads on the sides. Might be worth sticking a bit of theaded rod up to see if it does the trick
  11. guykay

    Wanted - ferret commander seat extension

    Hi Mike i don’t have a replacement seat extension thingy, but I do know how to fix yours. I posted something on the forum a couple of years ago about it. The threaded portion gets flats on it & the bit that should grip it doesn’t anymore. Chop of the threaded bit from the squashed part with the hole in it leaving a bit of thread, cut a length of M10 threaded rod to the same length that you have cut off, and join this to the squashed bit with an M10 nut. Job done
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    METEOR ENGINE, TOOL VALVE HOLDING

    I tried to get hold of the drawings for the B60 tool to use on my Ferret to replace worn stem seals, but to nremove avail i ended up spending some considerable time at the REME museum I think with very helpful staff, and all we came up with was the picture shown earlier in this post. if anyone has correct manufacturing drawings, or access to an existing tool to borrow in order to reverse engineer them, that would be great
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    Image thumbnails

    Hi i am trying to post an image that is uploaded to the attachments file, but I am buggered if I can get it to work. Can someone please tell me I'm idiot speak how to post images on the forum
  14. guykay

    Al is Samson for sale

    You are right. I would if I could, but I don't know how. The website doesn't seem to be configured to work with apple products. If anyone's interested pm me & I'll send you photos via email
  15. For sale my Samson CVRT She's just not getting enough use to justify keeping her Everything works. Spare road wheels & other stuff included all manuals etc Make me a decent offer before I change my mind (again!!!) Based in the Midlands. Between Derby & Stoke on Trent
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