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Evening all

I need some help, got a Centurion with a meteor engine firing on 10 instead of twelve both on right hand side ,rings ? maybe? First time with a meteor engine so lots to learn . Also lookin for the rubber gun mantlet shroud(mk13) and periscopes for driver and commanders cupola.

Also lookin for anyone with transporter to move her for me(shows etc next year)

Cheers

Iain

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Evening all

I need some help, got a Centurion with a meteor engine firing on 10 instead of twelve both on right hand side ,rings ? maybe? First time with a meteor engine so lots to learn . Also lookin for the rubber gun mantlet shroud(mk13) and periscopes for driver and commanders cupola.

Also lookin for anyone with transporter to move her for me(shows etc next year)

Cheers

Iain

 

Shame you are so far away...I hope to have a transporter sorted for next year for my own toys..well thats in the dream anyway and yes pictures of it makes us all happy and a bit envious...

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Hi Iain,

Are the misfiring cylinders adjacent? If so I would lean towards a blown head gasket before rings, and a head gasket change is not a job to be taken lightly.

Personally I would look at the spark plugs first before anything else. This in itself can be a long drawn out job, we used to be allowed twenty four hours for a complete plug change! An almost essential tool is a "crowfoot" spanner, for the plugs under the inlet manifold, and a friend who does not get dizzy from hanging upside down to reach the others.

If you do not have such a spanner let me know and between myself and my next door neighbour, who was also a tank mechanic, we should be able to knock up a drawing of one.

Basically it is an open ended spanner, cut back almost to the jaws and then welded to a universal joint, which is itself welded to a "T" piece handle, the length of which escapes me at the moment.

Any idea of the age and mileage of the engine, and ( don`t laugh), what colour is it?

Has the tank been standing idle for a long time?

What colour is the exhaust smoke?

 

Its been almost forty years since I worked on Cents, so all this is from a beer warped memory!

 

Just found this:-

www.aecmilitant.co.uk/downloads/meteormanual.pdf

 

which might help if you are not familiar with the engine.

 

Harry.

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i'll post some pics over the weekend hopefully .

Harry cheers for the info i'll start with the plugs then sounds like fun but arent all these jobs . as for the scrows foot spanner a drwing would be most helpful many thanks.

Yep she's been idle for a while .let you know the answers to the rest when i get back to her hopefully over the weekend .

paul if your passing maybe we'll beg a lift when you get your transporter.also gotta p.m you some details for the breakdown help thing

cheers and beers

Iain

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Here are a cople of photos of said spanners. sorry dont have them. I want a set for mine too.

picture.php?albumid=65&pictureid=2267

 

picture.php?albumid=65&pictureid=2266

 

Thes photos where from another forum member. Have you tried the mag test switch to see if running either mag 1 or 2 makes a difference. Hope its somthng simple. Where are you in the country. there is a chap near leicestershire who has moved mine real good price to.

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Thanks for photos ,agripper, saved me a lot of searching, but brought back a lot of memories too!

 

Liked your Barv pictures, never had the good (?) fortune to work on them.

 

Harry.

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cheers guys for the pics and advise will try the mag switch see what happens .can you p.m some details for your transport man be much appreciated ?

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Heres some photos . the cent is a mk13 . it was used by the royal engineers it is a gun tank but apparently they had a few . it was known as Hackett V.C when in service with the R.E( anyone know it)

We just aquired it at work latest addition to the collection.

 

Cheers and beers

Iain

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she's only 3 month old not sure she could push that clutch down, but she'd probly do a better stick shift than me

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Going back to my original question missing on 2 pots.Tried the mag switch and this shifts the miss fire onto the left hand bank but i still get slightly oil smelling smoke on right bank.Any ideas ?

Cheers

Iain

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I would start at the plgs, if there is a misfire on 1 of the mags and not the other it should be down to eith the spark plugs the leads or the mag its self, may be a worn or missing carbon brush. The good things with mags is they either work or not, but when getting old they can start to breakdown when warmed up. Hope this is of some help.

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