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Sherman 105mm restoration project

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Poor discovery !

 

I had some one when i disassembled my two c1 engine.

 

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definately more work than ours but nothing is impossible . good luck

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Good news this week nitro has been a busy beaver and been hard at work fabricating all the missing hull fixtures and fittings

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range poles and gun cleaning rod holder was shot to pieces so a new one was made

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track adjusting spanner retainer and chain fastener

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cranking handle mounts

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repaired the swivel lock on the towing pintle

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but the best news of all is she is now back on her tracks .Nitro and captain chaos got busy whilst i was up to my elbows in piles of engine bits.They took the nearly new set of steel chevron off our high speed tractor and made up the short fall with a length of good track we bought in .(dont worry we have a good set coming to refit on the high speed tractor )

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nitro over seeing the the job;)

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2 and half weeks till our deadline is up some busy days ahead .

Enough for now, next post more imfo on the engine progress .

cheers for looking

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Evening all some progress this week .

First of all i have been busy with the engine(number 2 the C4) had each cylinder off and de-coked them and a thorough clean of everything did the last one today so monday i shall be setting valve clearences replacing HT terminals, timing magnetos & refurbing clutch and then by wed hopefully we shall have a test run fingers crossed .

Also today manned the loader to help Nitro refit the ammo lockers .

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been really good to get those lockers back in as they start to make the interior look like a tank again not just an expensive skip:cool2:

cheers for looking

sharky

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Its looking good allready.

Hopefully its first drive will be a good one.

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Thanks. First drive could be in under a week, fingers crossed. Interior Will be mostly complete this week, including turret back on.

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just a quick update turret basket went in today another step closer.

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engine is back together just a few checks and final jobs then test run tomorrow all being well .

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thanks for looking

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i have two wheels same your sherman wheels . :cool2:

 

 

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Not guite the same yours have rubber on and are or covered in black gunk:D

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evening all been a very hectic few days i have almost had a nervous breakdown on this engine ,nitro has pitched a tent in the workshop and is sleeping in it 2 hrs a night as thats the only way i can see he is getting so many jobs finished ,captain chaos has had to have the grinder surgically removed due to repetetive strain injury and best of all strange things are happening like cans of stella being left in the workshop for us today at knocking off time (cheers wayne much appreciated)

Anyway here is a pictorial update and if it works a video !!!

 

First off turret is on i had a day off with my nipper friday and returned saturday to this wonderful sight

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nitro sent me this as a teaser fri night interesting view

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captain chaos welding dust guard mounting strips on, had to have these remake as the original mounts were beyond salvage

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lights ,brushguards and plugs in place masked ready for final paint .

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And finally a video of our C4 engine firing up today for the first time (well 2nd time but that was 30 seconds prior to this start up and i hadnt given my camera to wayne :red:) this is running on R/H Mag with rough timing . happy as a pig in muck when it fired up ...:D

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hope the video works

cheers for looking more progress to follow tomorrow hopefully

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Looking good, well done! Just one point, be careful with idleing the engine too slowly, the master rod bearing gets almost no oil below 600 rpm.....

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Looking good, well done! Just one point, be careful with idleing the engine too slowly, the master rod bearing gets almost no oil below 600 rpm.....

cheers adrian for that dont want to kill her at this stage .

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Evening all some major progress so as normal heres the pics

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finally the camera shy captain chaos enjoy a well earned beer after a very arkward and nerve wracking engine fitting

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sorry no explaination but i just finished a 14 hour day so bit to tired to type tomorrow is test run day :-D

thanks for looking

Iain

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She's looking really good Iain, fingers crossed for the test run!

 

Andy

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Wow, what a fantastic end-run! Fingers crossed for the test run!! :whentitsdone:

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Things are really going at breakneckspeed on the resto.

Good luck and lots of fun with it!

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Thanks for the kind words chaps, just got home after another hard day. Engine all plumed up but we have a primer pump issue that should be easily fixed. She.s looking great though. Just hope if we get to the victory show that we won't be to done in. Iain should post a few pics if he Is still awake. Thanks again.

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