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  1. As Chris states the rear set of batteries (if fitted) feed the RJB (Radio Junction Box) which is to the left of the commanders cupola, there will still be power to the RJB even with no batteries but the engine has to be running.. From the RJB 2 core power cables are run individually to the radio sets , and either an IB2 or IB3. The 2 core cable is terminated in a 2 pin female connector at each radio set and IB3/2 From the IB2 or IB3 a 12 core cable ring is run around the vehicle feeding into and out of the different Clansman boxes returning to the IB3 or 2. As stated elsewhere n
  2. Some info came my way about a batch of CVRT wheels that the MOD bought. The only way to put rubber on a CVRT wheel, or other armoured tracked vehicle wheels is vulcanising. It would seem some bright spark decided they would press the tyres on the wheel of a batch the MOD bought from them, not long after these tyres started dropping off. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if some of these wheels were appearing here and there. Diana
  3. The speed limiter has a fuse, on Belgian CVRT the fuse holder is separate to and close by the ignition coil. On British CVRT it's usually cunningly under one of the cable inlets to the ignition coil. Unscrew the cable inlet cover and pull the fuse thus disabling the limiter, which often these days can be faulty. Diana
  4. Stubbys spanners and easy peasy with the engine cover lifted.
  5. Strip the carburettor! The diaphragms are most likely totally U/S. and the jets may well be blocked.
  6. I could feel it on one of the idler wheels not the other, even with a road wheel lifted it wasn't that apparent, only when I took the wheels off and turned the hub was it clear there was excess drag. It's caused by years old oil past its days, or in the case of the idler hub goodness knows what lubricant because it wasn't oil.
  7. The friction in the hubs may not be apparent until the road/idler wheels are removed, it's not just the oil has thickened, it appears either the wrong lubricant has been added, or the oil has degraded (after years). There is no maintenance schedule to change the oil in the hubs, hence it probably never gets changed. I tried the oil change and it didn't work. I had to strip and washout the hub bearings, refit them and refill to cure the excess friction.
  8. After a run don't just switch the engine off, let it idle for a while, it's the hottest running engine I've ever encountered. Make sure the plate on the bottom of the gearbox compartment is fitted. It seems on every wheel of mine the bearings need a washout, as they are way too stiff, since the oil has gone thick. 12 tight bearing sets add a lot of friction and increased fuel consumption as well as engine heat, (12 includes the idlers) Diana
  9. In the back of the CVRT Diesel repair manual are the instructions for welding CVRT armour. There has been a lot of dodgy welding when the Belgian CVRT were built (in Belgium)
  10. CVRT Common Parts manual (J60) from Green Machine Surplus
  11. SCRAP Value (for bits) excluding the bling. I guess some sucker will buy it 🙂
  12. The heater.demister is an element around the sight eyepiece, (which gets pretty hot) The plug to the right is the connection for the oft not seen commanders night sight. Diana
  13. At least you got back and updated us on the fault. Something not a lot of people do.
  14. You can get one made if needs be 01639 732300 Speedy Cables (london) who are not in London but just up the road from me 🙂 Diana
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