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  1. Thanks for the kind words Pat and John. John the T15 could float in testing but .......are you thinking about the drain plug mod?? Dan
  2. Latest T15 happenings.... It has been awhile since I last posted....but a new surge of weasel fever has struck so I have started working on the T15 again . I have already repaired most all the drive train but the final drive which I am repairing now. The final drive was really a mess full of rust. All the gears looked good after cleaning except the pinion ring gear. Apparently throughout the years water was able to get into the housing and pool around the lower part of the ring gear. This caused lots of pitting from rust on the ring gear teeth and the steering band drums. The pitting on the drums was really bad. To repair this I put them in my lathe and turned them down about 0.20 which took care of the deep pitting and the remainder of the pits I filled with JB weld. The drums are nice and smooth now and should be OK. I had to remove the final drive spider gears to pull the ring gear to repair the rust damage on the teeth. John Wilson sent me a article written by Gary S from the old weasel site. It is an excellent depiction of the removal teardown process of the weasel final drive. Currently the drive housings are all cleaned of old debris rust and oil. One thing I am doing is zinc plating all the moving parts on the outside of the final drive like the shift levers bushing etc. I will still paint them white but hopefully they wont rust when the paint inevitably chips in those areas from use. With the final drive all apart it made sense to replace the bearings so new bearings are being installed. I am deciding if I will drill a hole for a drain plug for future oil changes without having to open the case. I made a new addition to my shop equipment that I am excited about I bought a spot welder. It is made here in the USA by AIM Manufacturing in Spokane Washington . They carry all the parts for the welder so that is a plus. This welder is very unique however in the fact it gets its welding power from 4 12volt truck batteries. It can spot weld two layers of 12gauge steel so should have plenty of what it takes to handle any spot welding on the weasel body. The machine only needs 120 volt to operate so can plug into any 120 volt outlet. It has numerous tongs both large and small that are with it. It is a very robust and solid machine and as I get it set up I will test it and post the results. I have included a link to a video showing it in operation. Dan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0joJmq2v0A
  3. John Great idea for the spring repair. D
  4. I am wondering if anyone has riveted new steering band strips on the metal steering bands. Would like to know what type of rivets you used. Dan
  5. I am wondering if anyone knows where I can locate the tapered seals that go around the steering band shafts 900677 on the weasel differential also the tapered seals that go around the 4 steering band bolts that are located on the differential housing. Mine just fell apart. I was thinking maybe a rubber o ring would suffice. Any thoughts?? Dan
  6. Steve Greenberg is making a run of repro compass mount brackets. Cost is 325 plus 15.00 postage. Let Steve know if your interested sgreenb810@aol.com Dan
  7. Go online look for https://forums.g503.com/viewtopic.php?t=273306 https://forums.g503.com/viewtopic.php?t=183071 http://www.questmasters.us/1943_T24_991_Page_2.html I have already checked. Maybe Steve Greenberg can shed some light on it. I think he is a friend of John Wilson OZM29C Dan
  8. It would be nice if a reman compass mount could be made. That is the hard part to find. I would be interested and know several others that have an interest as well. It also could be made on a milling machine from aluminum. Not original but?? Dan
  9. Homasote Board was recommended on the old weasel site as a oem looking material for use in the kick panel area https://www.amazon.com/16-24-Homasote-Board-Pack/dp/B00JMH9K2G/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=homasote+board&qid=1624499076&sr=8-4
  10. Dave you are flushing out some great info! Dan
  11. I had them make me a set for my T15 about 6 months ago. Looks like I was lucky to get them.
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