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Scorpion/Scimitar Restoration in New Zealand

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Phil.  It is ace mate, I love to read the updates.

Best wishes

Dave

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On ‎20‎/‎04‎/‎2018 at 4:18 AM, Topdog said:

Phil.  It is ace mate, I love to read the updates.

Best wishes

Dave

Thanks Dave.  Getting there.  Might be ready in time for your visit down this way?  

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A bit of a slow period at the moment with work and other commitments.  I have managed to get the turret hatch latches painted and back together so they are on the shelf ready to be re installed.

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Also cleaned up, unseized and repainted the turnbuckle

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and part of the recuperator - expansion tank?

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Another step closer to putting the turret back on.  A friend kindly came around and welded the bobbin back on that mounts the Breech. We also added a piece of pipe as a sleeve for added strength.  I think I'll now move on to trying to remove the welded steel plug in the barrel deactivation and have the barrel back in place before the turret lift.

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More parts cleaned up and boxed ready to be re installed.  Before and After.

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On ‎6‎/‎7‎/‎2018 at 10:53 PM, Zero-Five-Two said:

That pressure gauge has cleaned up well, nice job

Thanks.  Slowly working on all these bits whilst patiently waiting on parts out of UK.

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Who you getting parts from Phil? Do they offer a quick turnaround service? Some CVRT parts seem to take a 100 phone calls and  the same in e-mails, I hope you do OK, remember  it's got to be going by Easter next year ! Cheers Andrew.

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