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Old 23-05-20, 19:07
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Default latest status of our Bren May-20

In the Corona era, we stopped working on restoration. Now we are back, the engine is installed with pipes. I worked on adjusting the braking and steering rods. Attached some pictures.
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Old 21-07-20, 17:52
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Thumbs up After a few years of work, we are driving the Bren first test drive

Today the Bren is finally moving there is still a lot of work to do but for the first time we took the Bren out of the workshop for testing there are many more things to do and work on it but we can say that we are in the right direction there is tremendous progress.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMy1Xmi6Ac0&t=5s

https://youtu.be/EMy1Xmi6Ac0

We look for the problems that pop up and fix what is possible inside the Bren we plane to take out the gearbox, Engine and radiator and after painting bring back inside all parts.
And final issue is the panel wiring and lights, so a log way to go...

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Old 22-07-20, 18:08
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Default Link to some films from the restoration work

Hi everyone
As you can see we work fast ...
And it will soon be possible to announce the end of the project
We are currently working on some interesting vehicles
One of them is HUMBER

Visit the video at the link
There are a lot of films related to the project

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMy1Xmi6Ac0&t=9shttp://
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Old 18-09-20, 18:16
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Default Universal Carrier Bren Gun Carrier test drive 04

After replacing the carburetor the Bren behaves much better

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmBojV0d5uc
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Old 18-09-20, 18:28
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Nicely done. I remember the pre muffler days with my carrier.
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Old 18-09-20, 22:50
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Default ctl 36 drawing ?

Does anyone have a drawing 1:1 of CTL36?

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Old 23-09-20, 17:58
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I have a spare if you are interested
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Old 01-01-21, 20:59
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Default Ctl

Hello MLU members
Happy New Year 2021, I return to my question CTL36 unit that we have in poor condition.
Does anyone have a JPG or PDF file in one to one size (original dimensions) of the unit that I can produce here in Israel?
I am attaching files and drawing someone can tell what the radius of r1, r2, r3 which are in a radius smaller than R.
I understood the cylinders of the cross shaft are adjacent to the CTL36 between A and B.
Thanks for the help
Again, Happy New Year 2021
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Old 29-01-21, 18:42
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Default The tracks are in the right direction.

This week we took a great step ahead.
We painted the inside hull and today we put back the tracks in the right direction.
It was a rainy day and very cold.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsZJ...ature=youtu.be
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Old 28-05-21, 16:31
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Default Working on Dashboard

The vehicle goes to a show at the kibbutz that gave it. We prepare it for the show.
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Old 28-05-21, 17:19
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Default Dashboard - Switch scheme required

I have this switch the letters listed not exactly like in the book anyone know how to connect or what each pin and pin and where connects?
Anyone have a schema?
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Old 29-05-21, 00:16
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Hi Israel, does this help? It is early British Carrier.
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Old 29-05-21, 14:24
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Default Need Switchboard pin connection,

Thanks Lynn, I need exactly the pins that the switch connects in each and every position for example B and T and so on
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Old 29-05-21, 18:21
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If you connect a live feed to B or the equivalent terminal in the center, and then with a test lamp on each terminal as you rotate the switch, it should be quite simple to determine which terminal does what.
B = Battery
T = Tail lamp
S&T = Side and Tail together
All = Headlamp, side and tail.

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Old 30-05-21, 23:23
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It uses an earth return system via the "bus" bar. As you will notice the battery is positive earth (which you can change if you wish) (I run 12 volt negative earth in my carrier)
I have put a remote solenoid down by the battery to avoid running battery cables to and from the start button.
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Old 31-05-21, 07:09
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That's what I have done too Lynn. 12V neg earth with a solenoid near the battery, and a 12V starter motor. An auto electrician friend made up some resistors for the 6V gauges, although I've never had a working fuel gauge for some reason......Something to look into one day. Ron
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Old 01-06-21, 07:29
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Ron, my fuel gauge is one hundred percent reliable. Early carriers had a "dipstick"
I did buy resistors for my other 3 Ford electric gauges from Macs autos, Stateside. (my carrier came out with a Ford commercial cluster like the Australian LP2)
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Old 02-07-21, 13:32
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Default How our Bren looks today

Today the two exhaust pipes were installed at the bottom of the Bren, and the number of the Bren was painted
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Old 02-07-21, 21:57
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Good effort to you, Israel, and your friends at the tractor museum.

We do not see such complete examples of the Canadian made 3” mortar carrier that has been updated to British MK-II, with the British bronze data plate installed.

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Old 06-07-21, 20:01
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Default Today a test drive

Today a test drive outside the museum after assembling exhausts and a few more adjastments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5GJLJYrzkE

Listen to movie with speakers on your computer
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Old 17-07-21, 10:18
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Default Engine covers

Does anyone have the dimensions and drawings of the engine cover?
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Old 24-08-21, 21:51
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Default ctl 780 Ass'y

Does anyone have data of the CTL 780 part as a diagram / dimensions and drawing of the part?
Also the second photo the two rods covers of the driver and passenger parts A and B.
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Old 24-08-21, 23:35
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Your A is the tool box with the kneeling pad CTL 780 A. I have never seen that other cover other than that pic in the manual. I expect they didn't last long in service life.
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Old 25-08-21, 05:00
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The B pic john Bizal reproduced some of them from my example and maybe he might still have some left.
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Old 25-08-21, 05:16
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Here is a drawing I did, not the greatest but it might help.
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Old 25-08-21, 05:30
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Your A is the tool box with the kneeling pad CTL 780 A. I have never seen that other cover other than that pic in the manual. I expect they didn't last long in service life.
Back when we were stripping parts and armour off carriers in Northern Ontario, we found several had the covers. Even the half a hull that was in the gravelpit at the edge of town had the cover. I believe one of those covers will be the one Dave has and John copied. Seems to me some or most of the carriers that were buried in the beach near Portage also had them.

John's copies had a small error on them where the cover would bolt to the floor to the right of the driver. It needs to be stepped to go over the small bellcrank plate if I recall. I discussed it with John and he mentioned that the area from the one he copied was a bit rusted there and it was hard to get the exact detail. It was easy to correct.
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Old 25-08-21, 11:49
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A couple of pictures.
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Old 26-08-21, 03:30
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Your A is the tool box with the kneeling pad CTL 780 A. I have never seen that other cover other than that pic in the manual. I expect they didn't last long in service life.
In the (1942 ?) Canadian A series Memorandum for Universal Carriers, units are instructed to remove the steering and brake controls cover, and dispose.

IMHO that was an excellent decision.
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Old 26-08-21, 03:41
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Does anyone have the dimensions and drawings of the engine cover?
Israel, your carrier would have the Mk-I* engine cover framework, top armour plates (two) and ventilation screen.

Your four upper engine covers are similar size and shape of the MK-II* model, with subtle differences including changes to the insulation application, external mounting of flare cartridge container with updated stand off bracket, and fuel tank dipstick/oil can opener stowage bracket.

There is a small change in the driver side rear cover to allow the conduit of the wireless battery cables to pass through.
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Old 26-08-21, 14:12
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In the (1942 ?) Canadian A series Memorandum for Universal Carriers, units are instructed to remove the steering and brake controls cover, and dispose.

IMHO that was an excellent decision.
Thankyou Michael R. I didn't sleep last night worrying that my cover was missing.

so if the directive to remove the cover was issued in 1942, did they ever bother to fit them after that?

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