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  1. Last year I acquired a spare engine It is from a much later 4x4 truck but the blocks piston , con rods and crankshaft are the same. Today I made a start on stripping it down . It always amazes me that even when parts look completely rusted together how easily nuts and bolts can come undone . When I I try to do the same with modern nuts and bolts it usually ends having to resort to cutting them off .I can only assume that the steel used is of a different quality . Hope fully the con rods will be better than the ones in my other engine
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  2. Phone call happened everything moved forward 2 became 12 became 10. Baby was uncovered and battery connected and failed to start.. flat battery.. Fortunately Simon's beast of a machine (picture below) was able to reach out and place the cupola back in place... What A toy Even better I was trying to fit the bolts in place and asked Paul and Rob to rotate the cupola slightly and instead of the fixing ring turning the cupola turned. Slight mod the fixing ring was turned bolts in place, a big sigh... Even better the cupola now rotates with very little effort. Next step to fix everything back on... Still keep me busy for a while
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  3. Jon, no the detail makes this project special. There are plenty of external lookalike vehicles running about. Few have taken the trouble to completely replicate the interiors. Keep up the good work!
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  4. Maybe, just maybe, I am going over the top on the detail but I am enjoying it and it really brings home how cramped these tanks were. I wouldn't have wanted to be in this one when it met it's end. Thanks for commenting, Jon
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  5. That Wiki content is not quite correct! It states that the No.2.MKI* was the FIRST to be produced. This is INCORRECT! The No.2.MK.I was the First. It was Double action & HAD a spur hammer. The No.2.MK.I* was a modification to the afore mentioned. & had the Hammer spur removed. Later production was manufactured Spur less then onwards. It was double action only. The later No.2.MK.I** had the internal Hammer rebound stop removed from assembly. & as they then correctly quoted. This did indeed produce safety 'concerns'!... A blow against the Hammer accidently, WOULD allow the revolver to fire itself! Imagine if you knocked the Hammer inadvertently against a hard object in an Armoured vehicle! Or came off a Motorcycle in a Tumble & hit the Hammer on a hard object / surface!.....
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  6. I've never really been into vehicles or kit from 'the dark side' but the amount of effort and detail in your project is astounding. Without a doubt my favourite thread. Thank you.
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  7. Evening All, I am trying to finish all the components in the area around the radio operators seat. The loading plan shows the gas mask container holder, a water bottle or feldflasche holder ( marked in blue) and a bracket to hold the morse code key (marked in red). You can see the morse key and the water bottle brackets on these two internal pictures in the panzer ll at the tank museum. And my attempt. I have two more items to make and then on to more important items. Jon
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