Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited


0 Neutral

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. I'm hoping to use a WW2 PE-77 (Briggs and Stratton)which is 115v. I'm currently trying to convert it down to 12v with a buck converter and a few other bits. I got some spare parts from Antique Briggs in the USA. I believe the correct genny is Power Charger 7386579 (briggs and stratton)which is 12.5v 15-20amps according to the manual. Quite hard to find I think. Haven't heard of the Tiny Tim, does look different to the ones I've seen on a Quad. If it fits and runs a solid 12v might be worth trying.
  2. Nice, did you notice any high current draw or overheating on the motor? For the past 5months the motors been in and out trying to work out why it's pulling 150amps. Currently being rewound which hopefully will get to the bottom of it.
  3. I would definitely go with the largest that will fit, no harm in it really. 12v would work as well, you could even put them in parallel I imagine and have even more capacity. Just not manual spec. When I enquired about a 12v deepcycle battery I think I was looking at around 200+ah that fitted in the tray. Is yours running yet?
  4. I'm using 2x 6v 130ah lead acid batteries in series as per the original spec. I haven't got it fully operational yet, but have tested and does begin to show signs of loosing power. So in hindsight I would go for the largest ah 12v/6v combination that fits on the tray. I did enquire with Lincoln Batteries and they suggested a deep cycle battery would be suitable. Just means you can run the quad longer. Hope that helps.
  5. I've found one guy in the Netherlands who has a few bits which he sent me, but recently haven't heard back from him so not sure how reliable he is. Jeepest has a few bits too I think. Like you I imagine I'm looking for all the small bits! I think mine might have come from the same batch, mine too has the Italian data plate and looking at the photo looks nearly identical. I'm nearly on the final assembly now. I know mine does not have an ammeter, instead it had had the hole covered by an instructional data plate, not sure whats correct! I have the same yellow markings on the inside bearing covers next to the seat. Have you been able to make out what it says? Mine was barely legible.
  6. Hi all, I am currently restoring an M45 Quadmount anti-aircraft gun and having some issues with the motor. The 12v 100amp motor has just been reconditioned and works really well with no load, no smoke or anything. When the motor is under load with the gearboxes and pulleys attached the motor begins to smoke after about 30 seconds pulling around 9.5v during operation. It has just been reconditioned so not expecting it to get so hot so quickly. I will be calling the people who fixed the motor on Monday, but wanted to see if anyone else has had experience with this issue or can help. Here is a link to a video showing the mount in operation and subsequent smoking motor. https://youtu.be/rPkFfrKya6I Thanks, Ben
  7. Yes of course, was thinking maybe he abrivated Europe as a continent to EU.
  8. Maybe he means Europe geographically rather than politically?
  9. Try clearing browsing data and cookies or try a different browser?
  10. Hello all, It's been nagging me for a while now and wondering what the rest of you think. There are some ads on Milweb from Jean Petit for various WW2 tanks and armour and many of them are "Only for sale out of EU" why is this? Is it regulation? Financial incentives? Thanks 🤔
  • Create New...