covenanter recovery

Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by rick wedlock, May 27, 2017.

  1. rick wedlock

    rick wedlock Member

    once in the yard we lifted it onto the left side to dig out some of the chalk IMG_20171203_131653544.jpg
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  2. rick wedlock

    rick wedlock Member

    we've been busy

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  3. rick wedlock

    rick wedlock Member

    got loads of pics but they are too large for the forum. shame they were really interesting you would have enjoyed them :)
  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Rick you can resize them
    google resize tool or if using windows there is an image resizer you can download

  5. Seroster

    Seroster Canadian researcher Patron

    Heck, I've even got a resizer app on my android phone.
    If you upload the images to imgur it provides you with smaller versions for posting to other places.

    Just saying!!
  6. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    If I were given a choice between having the capabilty to restore tracked armour or to being a whizz with computers, then I suspect the decision would be swiftly made :)

    Instead of which, I got the shitty end of the stick and can't do either :-(
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  7. rick wedlock

    rick wedlock Member

    i'm no good with the computer i'm afraid. got no time for tech stuff. much better with a gas axe and a big hammer and there has been plenty of both getting that tank to cooperate, having said that the condition considering it has been buried for 74 years is amazing.
    i'll figure out a way of getting the pics up. i guarantee you'll like them, the covenanter is a very interesting tank
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  8. rick wedlock

    rick wedlock Member

    2mb seems to be the limit so i will post any that i have that meet the criteria. it might seem a bit random but bare with me.
    muff couplings moved with surprising ease
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  9. rick wedlock

    rick wedlock Member

    i was hoping the engine would be restorable but that doesn't seem likely now. IMG_20171206_151727725_HDR (1).jpg
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  11. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    If you were patient, a blowtorch accomplished the same result.
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  12. Don Juan

    Don Juan Well-Known Member

    Rick - was there a circular cowling around the engine ventilating fan? This would have been about 3" wide and in mild steel. The purpose of this was to concentration the ventilating air through the transmission compartment bulkhead.

    If so, I'd like to know how it was mounted, if possible - I'm presuming it was fixed to the transmission compartment bulkhead.
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  13. idler

    idler GeneralList

    I'm surprised no-one's offered to come over and help with that (and have a poke round).
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  14. rick wedlock

    rick wedlock Member

    don juan i'll have a look tomorrow and put up a few pics (if i can) can you tell me on the pic which part you are thinking of. 59dcbe7a9e512_covenanterdetail3.jpg.c642170771639abfd2b9e39623566131.jpg
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  15. Don Juan

    Don Juan Well-Known Member

    Hello Rick,

    Sorry for the delay in responding. I believe that the cowling would have been fitted as in purple below, but it would have been in the transmission compartment, rather than the engine compartment i.e. it would have been on the other side of the bulkhead, and so not visible in this photo.


    Please see Field Trial Report FT 301 below, in which tests were undertaken with and without this cowling being fitted:

    FT 301.jpg

    Thanks for any help you can provide!

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