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Old 18-03-17, 22:12
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Front lights has been pun on place today so as some rear conduits. And.....we have made some noise!

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Old 18-03-17, 22:35
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Well done Petr ! It's all down hill now
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Old 18-03-17, 22:53
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Thanks Richie, hope it will
Still much to be done, a lot of brake linkages setting in front of us, but Drsnak has run his first 10 meters today as well

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Old 19-03-17, 10:55
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That was more than 10 meters, no warranty on it now !!
Love the sound of a V8, and the noise of tracks.
Well done Petr, she's a credit to you.
Still waiting to see how that fan works out!
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Old 19-03-17, 11:38
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A big moment the first roll out of his own engine power.
You do a great job Petr,will be interesed how the fan and the oilcooler will work by normal using of your carrier.

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Old 19-03-17, 18:22
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Thanks guys, will see, we didnt get over 170° yesterday but it was just short heat up under no load. Hopefuly will be able to take her to the longer ride soon.
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Old 25-03-17, 20:56
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I finished steering and brake setting today. Few hours of shity job, but with the help of improvised fixtures successfully completed.
Obeying instructions from manual is essential!
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Old 25-03-17, 23:25
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Plenty of pre load on the brake pedal short linkages buddy
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Old 26-03-17, 21:42
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Tuned carburator a bit today, sounds better I guess Hopefuly will take her for test ride next weekend.
Also rear plate provisionaly fitted.

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Old 27-03-17, 10:21
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Looking good Petr... great little helper you have too.
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Old 01-04-17, 22:33
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Was beautiful day today, so we took her out for a while
Also STA partially fitted and some engine tuning done.
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Old 02-04-17, 00:09
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Good job Petr.
Interesting how the exhaust guards are both of expanded metal, same as we saw in the 1945 dated images. The welded STA looks great. With the stowage box and camo net bag installed, that rear view will be close to finished.
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Old 02-04-17, 13:33
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Thanks Michael, with the help from you guys she will be ready for the season within few months
BTW - have any of you ever seen british made carrier (Mk.II or III) with deeper style crew locker? Although, according to Chilwell, they should be there, I havent found any pics with them so far. They were found on canadian made Mk.IIs late, but no evidence on british stuff. Perhaps Britons were using "obsolete" stock lockers till the end of production? My carrier is very last production (T34XXXX).
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Old 02-04-17, 22:23
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Or for various reasons they may have reverted to the shallower box or even never used them? (the deep ones) On the earlier pre Universal carriers, the box in question was originally designated for Bren Gun Spares (they carried more than one gun) Then later it is a Crew locker. Maybe the British soldier was expected to need less space than a Canadian soldier? Maybe it was due to a more consistent supply line in the more concentrated theatre of the later stages of war in Europe? All just food for thought.
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Old 08-04-17, 21:27
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Started work on the engine compartment covers.
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Old 14-04-17, 20:37
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Working on the covers, looking better now
Also finisher STA - please note the lower L bar. Never seen it on the other carriers, but there were already two holes on the STA horns drilled and I think that they were for such strenghtening bar. Seems to be a good idea, so I made one. Much more rigid now.
Possibly field mod? Dont know.
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Old 20-04-17, 14:11
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Rear fenders are ready for fitting.
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Old 23-04-17, 22:53
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El. wiring finished. We have got some light
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Old 01-05-17, 20:48
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Fenders fitted.
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Old 03-05-17, 21:39
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She is looking very good Petr! You can be well pleased with your work.

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Old 03-05-17, 22:02
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Thanks Marc, Im a bit tired, but happy with the progress
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Old 08-05-17, 19:07
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Back is almost finished, few new parts fitted. Also took her out for a while
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Old 14-05-17, 21:09
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Visors finished. Also some markings done.
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Old 21-05-17, 20:59
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Marking almost finished. Also some stenciling done.
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Old 04-06-17, 20:50
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Some bins fitted, also gunners slot cover finished. Now working on the engine compartment upper cover.
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Old 06-06-17, 10:45
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I like it! Looking forward to ride it
Good luck in finishing it!
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Old 09-06-17, 20:46
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Air cleaner fitted...
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Old 11-06-17, 22:00
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Still plenty of work to be done, but hey, after a 3.5 year of hard work we are READY TO ROLL :-)
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Old 12-06-17, 01:06
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excellent work
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Old 12-06-17, 08:43
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A great effort with a fairly rare carrier. Well done Petr!
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