Jump to content
johann morris

Panzer 2 turret

Recommended Posts

I think that a CVRT  transmission would be ideal if it can be fitted into the shape of the hull. CVRT final drives might solve that problem too. Good decission to use the Jag engine. It will sound right and fits nicely.

David

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

David,

Not a bad idea but I wonder where one might source the cvrt components and no doubt, they cost a kings ransom.

Anyone know where such items may be purchased?

 

Jon

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

petrol cvrt engines and gearboxes should be cheap as everyone seems to want the diesel variant. the final drives however might be a problem. i'll ask around for you.

a friend in poland has found 60 links of what he was told was panzer 1 track. is it any use

 

42547883_2164390783817792_118753075480494080_n.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
49 minutes ago, eddy8men said:

petrol cvrt engines and gearboxes should be cheap as everyone seems to want the diesel variant. the final drives however might be a problem. i'll ask around for you.

a friend in poland has found 60 links of what he was told was panzer 1 track. is it any use

CVRT final drives are the easy bit to find and they are not expensive. Gearboxes are expensive though, expect to pay £2k for a good petrol one and quite a lot more for diesel.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Eddy,

 

The track links would be very welcome, could you find out how much he wants for them, I expect shipping would be expensive.

I thought the gearbox and final drives were going to be expensive, it may be back to plan A and cobble something up, in a very English sense.

 

Jon

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have just spoken to the gentleman an CVRTpro and it would seem that a CVRT gearbox would be ideal.

 

Jon

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Depends how fast you want to go. The other option is go hydraulic motors from an excavator. Much simpler but slow.

 

If Andy Baker can't sort you out for the right price, yet another option is to buy a Samaritan/Spartan sell off the wheels and tracks and anything else you don't need, takeout the running gear and weigh in the hull for scrap.

There's also a 432 just come on ebay for a fairly modest amount, at the moment. The Stug builders seem to use 432 running gear. Good power, lower speed compared to CVRT.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A mate of mine has the cvrt parts. I'll get a price off him. 

The guy in Poland is asking £25 each for the 60 links

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

my mate has come back to me with a price for the cvrt parts. he wants £1k for each final drive and £1750 for a gearbox with clutch 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Evening All,

I have made a start on the track idler wheels, the initial piece of 180mm dia solid, has been following me around for the last 16 years, many times I have been tempted to scrap it but I could never quite bring myself to do it. It has survived a divorce, I have tripped over it, stumped my toes on it and used it for no end of things but at last it's true purpose has been revealed. How it gets from this bearing house to the idler wheel requires a lot of work, a cunning plan and some imagination. 

DSC05261.JPG

DSC05263.JPG

DSC05264.JPG

020.JPG

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, johann morris said:

Evening All,

I have made a start on the track idler wheels, the initial piece of 180mm dia solid, has been following me around for the last 16 years, many times I have been tempted to scrap it but I could never quite bring myself to do it. It has survived a divorce, I have tripped over it, stumped my toes on it and used it for no end of things but at last it's true purpose has been revealed. How it gets from this bearing house to the idler wheel requires a lot of work, a cunning plan and some imagination. 

DSC05261.JPG

DSC05263.JPG

DSC05264.JPG

020.JPG

I have some lumps of steel like that... 3 house moves... one day their true purpose will be revealed!

 

I wonder how long I will keep old CVRT tracklinks....

 

Looking forward to the next installment!  If you're ever down at the Tank Museum, give us a shout!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The trouble is, how much do you keep. My wife tells me never to throw stuff away but I have some items that I have no idea what vehicle they are off and the danger is, as I have told her in the past, if one has a random wheel from a dodge, then surly one has to buy a dodge at some point to put it on.  In the case of a 2cm flak 30 gun magazine one has to make a tank.

Anyone got any Panzer IV bits that they want to donate to a good cause, I know she would love me for that.

 

When I am down at the Tank museum next year I will give you a shout.

Jon

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote

Anyone got any Panzer IV bits that they want to donate to a good cause, I know she would love me for that.

I have a NOS Panzer IV track link if that helps.....

I know the feeling, my Canadian Ram project started with an armoured filler cap cover.

David

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×