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Scorpion/Scimitar Restoration in New Zealand

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On ‎9‎/‎9‎/‎2018 at 6:35 PM, Andrew Rowe said:

Hi Phil, thought I might have some of those, were you after the triangle plate and the plastic arm holder as well?

Cheers Andrew.

Hi Andrew,  Yes the triangle plate thingy.SAM_2010.thumb.JPG.12aa7d32a8396775c28997530bb6d667.JPG

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Work continues having just finished and refitted the radiator trunnion blocks along with nice new seals.SAM_3353.thumb.JPG.ec4a638d5a6cf1362c72948b485aeed5.JPG

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Recently arrived a nice package from the UK with some spares and the instrument panel I have been needing.  An early Xmas.  Just a few other bits I am waiting for and I will be able to finish off the brakes and firewall assembly.SAM_3458.thumb.JPG.aba3ab29c1926335e731b15e4971275b.JPG

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I spy early type rubber tyred rear idlers... I hope they hold up as theyre not as easy to replace as road wheels!

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8 hours ago, Grasshopper said:

I spy early type rubber tyred rear idlers... I hope they hold up as theyre not as easy to replace as road wheels!

Yes, that's what are on currently and these are some spares just in case.  Don't expect to be doing high mileage or at fast speeds but will obviously need to keep and eye on them.  Perhaps in the future when we are up and running we will get the later type.

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On 10/9/2018 at 12:51 PM, Grasshopper said:

I spy early type rubber tyred rear idlers... I hope they hold up as theyre not as easy to replace as road wheels!

stick with the rubber ones-they give a much smoother and quieter drive!

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Gosh, over a month since I last posted.  A few weekends away with activities firstly 75th anniversary of USMC practising beach landings at mahia which is about 2hrs north of Napier here in NZ.   We took up our 40mm Bofors for the weekend.  They even re en acted an actual amphibious landing.   Anyone out there got any 40mm Bofors original sights for sale??IMG_3508.thumb.JPG.a4b65e6bcb550a3be9000340ca358dcf.JPGIMG_3608.thumb.JPG.7302a8fc96150be86416b67662563601.JPG1589681291_IMG_3626blackwhite.thumb.jpg.9cdc0ddda2edd635ce28a5b3efb547d3.jpg

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Armistice Day  I attended a memorial service in Featherston. 

Featherston Camp was New Zealand’s largest training camp during the First World War, where around 60,000 young men trained for military service on European battlefields between 1916 and 1918.

At its peak, Featherston Camp could sleep and feed more than 9000 men, and train them to be infantrymen, artillerymen, cavalry, and machine gunners.

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Still, I have found time to puddle on the turret cleaning up threads and going through boxes of brackets to identify and trial fit various parts.

Turret latches refitted.  After several re adjustments with spaces to get them to work just right.

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External boxes, and smoke discharger brackets. Anyone have the shapped brackets for the smoke dischargers??

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Turret hatch bump stops and clamps.

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Couldn't resist putting aerials on.

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