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    PM me if you want to exchange for 651/9.

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      Originally posted by RTY View Post
      PM me if you want to exchange for 651/9.
      Thanks for the offer, I have emailed the Bovington Tank Museum to see if they hold any information on the storage of the Gurt sacks.

      I have finished the floor in the crew compartment and the battery box and yes I know the tread plate is the wrong pattern but I couldn't find any of the right patterned stuff.

      Jon
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        Hello John, I checked also in Germany for that pattern in Al or Steel sadly nothing to find ...
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          Originally posted by Robert H View Post
          Hello John, I checked also in Germany for that pattern in Al or Steel sadly nothing to find ...
          Thanks for looking Robert, there is a company in Poland that has produced some and I am wondering if it is the same company that also produces the diamond pattern for the mud guards. I will have to, in the near future, make contact and depending on the costs, get some of each. It would be nice to get the correct pattern for the floor plates but they can be changed at any time. Another point, which relates to the aluminium mud guards, is that according to the Panzer Tracts book, the floor plates were originally aluminium as well.

          Jon

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            Will you make schleifring?

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              Sorry RTY a can't find a Translation for schleifring.

              Jon

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                Originally posted by johann mor View Post
                Sorry RTY a can't find a Translation for schleifring.

                Jon
                Slip Ring, maybe? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slip_ring

                Michael

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                  Originally posted by Lutfen View Post
                  Thanks Michael, if that is what RTY is referring to then yes, I have a plan. For some unknown reason, I can never associate that component as a slip ring, in my world, that would be a rotary connection. The actual electrical connections will utilise a readily available rotary unit from fleabay, housed in a machined steel housing, that will take any mechanical load.

                  Jon

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                    Evening All,

                    I have been concentrating on the petrol tank cover, on the original this was an armoured cover welded to the hull, access to the fuel tank would have been from under the tank via a removable plate in the floor. To remove the cover in mine, you would have to lift the top of the hull but I have added inspection, maintenance covers for the fuel sender and the fuel pump. I have also made the cover in two parts so that I can gain access to the engine electrics without having to remove the whole cover.

                    Jon
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                      Originally posted by johann mor View Post
                      Thanks for the offer, I have emailed the Bovington Tank Museum to see if they hold any information on the storage of the Gurt sacks.

                      I have finished the floor in the crew compartment and the battery box and yes I know the tread plate is the wrong pattern but I couldn't find any of the right patterned stuff.

                      Jon
                      Great job on the floor with the diamond plate
                      Ranger Boats. There is no substitute

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                        Jon, you are moving at an alarming pace!! I cant wait to see the completed product!!

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                          Evening All,



                          I thought that it was about time that I updated this thread, I have been making steady progress but I am not sure in which direction, sometimes it feels like it's sideways. I decided that I wanted to get the gearbox working so that I could connect the drive chain up and check my theories but I am a bit fed up with doing temporary works and then having to go back and do it properly, it feels like I am doing the job twice. Although the whole vehicle will have to be disassembled for painting I have decided to finish any areas that I feel confident will not have to be reengineered. I have spent hours studying photos trying to make sense of items and their position within the hull, interesting but some times frustrating.

                          To the right of the driver there are two control panels, a larger one that I have shown before and that has now been bolted in place and a smaller one bolted to the side of the hull. The small panel, contains a water temperature gauge, oil pressure gauge and the light switch.

                          1I will paint the bevels black when I do the finish painting.
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                            The throttle needed connecting up to the engine and as you can see from the pictures above, it runs just below the main control panel, through conduit and through the engine bulkhead to the throttle body.

                            You can see the conduit in the picture , it is bolted to the top of the gearbox, eventually, when I have recreated a dummy box in mine.
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                              I have also installed a battery isolator switch and routed the wires as per the original vehicle
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                                The wiring duct from the engine bay to the front of the tank caused me some sleepless nights, I couldn't quite make any sense of the information that I had, until I found a picture from a unmolested interior and then all became clear.

                                The wiring runs along the side of the petrol tank in the 50mm x 25mm box, then down at a very un-Germanic angle, under the smaller control panel and into a connection box.
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