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don't get me wrong i love the cents and will enjoy owning and restoring them, i just don't feel the same pressure to "do my bit" like i did with the cromwell, which means i can relax and maybe enjoy the hobby for a change :-D

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Rick

 

Carl scrapped a rather scruffy Centurion ARV a while back, I don't think there is too much left. If you need Centurion Bazooka plates for either tank, I bought those from Carl and they are sitting at his place, I would trade them for a set of Chieftain ones if the opportunity arose

 

John

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hi john

 

i don't know of any chieftain bazooka plates knocking around but if i do come across them i will let you know.

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Rick, If you need the bazooka plates for one of your Centurion restorations you can collect them from Carl's if you go down and pay him a visit, no use shipping them to Canada, I had hoped they were similar enough to Chieftain...boy was I wrong!

Oddly not the first time either...

 

John

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Getting a gun to fit the better one and exhibiting it as a test bed would be really interesting. I always think it's a shame that unusual vehicles, often of historic interest, get converted back to conventional ones.

 

If the ZR registered one, being early (and therefore perhaps historically interesting), turns out to be a reasonable proposition would it be practical to keep the nice one in test bed form and restore the ZR reg one as an early gun tank?

 

I'll second that, very interested to see this progress.

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i have found a gun to put the clean cent back as a test bed and will do a full resto on the early hull to bring it back to gun tank

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i have found a gun to put the clean cent back as a test bed and will do a full resto on the early hull to bring it back to gun tank

 

You're mad. Thank heavens for lunatics!:hug:

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lol i don't think of restoring centurions as being even mildly difficult, i suppose compared to the churchill anything would be easy

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i had a couple of old MK4B meteors knocking about and have had them both rebuilt and tested, one will go in the non running cent when i get round to restoring it.

the clip shows the engine on the dyno and i assume the laptop screen is showing the torque figures (shame it's not horse power )

 

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i had a couple of old MK4B meteors knocking about and have had them both rebuilt and tested, one will go in the non running cent when i get round to restoring it.

the clip shows the engine on the dyno and i assume the laptop screen is showing the torque figures (shame it's not horse power )

 

Nice. Do you know what units the display is using, e.g. Lb/ft or Nm?

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Wondering if the figure shown was RPM as at one point it went over 1000.

Nice to hear it run, just wish I could get on with the Mk4B rebuild at Duxford

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the engine is rated at 1550 ft/lb at 1600 rpm so i assume the laptop was reading ft/lbs.

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Is the radiator seen alongside an original item or just something that fits for the occasion?

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thanks robin great to see the tank in action. i had wondered why it seemed to glow in the dark and now i know :)

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Here, if you sit through it all, are some Centurions which may be these same ones.

 

 

That was a good find Robin.

Trials and Development on a shoestring, even then.

I was hoping to see the sabots in flight not just 'mysterious' explosions in the butts.

Back to my sand-coloured stuff now ......

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Here, if you sit through it all, are some Centurions which may be these same ones.

 

 

I think the pic in Post#7 in Rick's thread is actually a still from the film - so it would be the same vehicle (later in the thread with the vehicles in Rick's yard there is "No.3" painted on the front mud guard and I think this is the vehicle in the film)

 

If Rick has 2 then there was probably at least 1 more to warrant the No.3 being marked on the vehicle - at Eskmeals or somewhere else..... Kirkcudbright or Shoeburyness?

 

I seem to remember the DU rounds were tested at Kirkcudbright as one or two of the locals got a little hot under the collar about it.....

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