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  1. Thanks @5280BeltfedThere may have been a chance, all but very slim though, that it was the engine for my GPW. Mine is in the 135xxx range.
  2. @5280BeltfedOut of interest, what are the serial numbers for the GPW engines?
  3. @RAS1Dave, you might be able to encourage ๐Ÿ˜€ Patrick @Patrick Tiptonto reproduce the compass compensating card. See photos below. Pioneer 1830 Compass compensating card: 55mm x 69mm thin cardboard, folded in middle. Photos and information courtesy of Steve M.
  4. @M29Dan, Good work on the final drive๐Ÿ‘ As I said to Patrick, take your time and follow the instructions in the manual. I have been following your restoration thread with interest. It will be good to see it mobile one day but for now one step at a time. Out of interest, was the T15 designed to float?
  5. Did you ever wonder what the insides of a Cordomatic Spotlight retractable reel looks like. I got the opportunity after having the retracting spring snap, the very first time I went to use it. I purchased the reel many years ago and mounted in position a while back. On the weekend just gone I thought that I would try it out. Bad move, the spring snapped. Anyway after a number of attempts to repair the spring I came up with the idea of fitting a brass collar over the spring. Pictures tell the story. Seems to work OK. I think I will leave the Reel now as a show piece.
  6. @RAS1Dave, I haven't been able to find out much information on Task Force Frost other than the exercise was conducted post WW2 so there would be a good chance that the weasel pictured was initially painted in Semi Gloss OD.
  7. @RAS1Dave, the school of thought when I put the question about the Operation Frost Weasel colour scheme was that it was OD and white, not black and white as it appears in the photo l.
  8. @RAS1I'm wondering on overhaul if they didn't just use whatever parts were laying around, and built this from many weasels? Dave, after rebuilding my Letterkenny weasel, I am reasonably confident that the answer to your question above is 'Yes'. I have late production float tanks fitted to a mid production hull, late model dashboard and the accelerator mod kit fitted. The oil can bracket is in the correct position. Don't remove the bracket holding the Bubba bilge pump. It was used to mount a heater kit. Tiller Handgrips are not OEM. I will leave your production date questions to the more learned weasel scholars on this subject. BTW a real nice starting project. I hope that you keep it as a Letterkenny weasel as I did. Cheers JW
  9. @Patrick TiptonThats the way to do it Patrick, adapt, overcome and improvise. Well done ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  10. @RAS1Dave, great story. Thanks for taking the time to post it. I have seen photos of 'Old Rusty' many many years ago. So much so I kept the photos for reference. Good to see it has found a new home. Would Old Rusty be a Letterkenny Rebuilt Weasel? I am not quite sure about the fitment of a machine gun in the back of a floater???? I guess anything goes in the movies. The only wartime photo I have of a Weasel fitted with a Machine gun is of a British Weasel fitted with what I am told is a Vickers MG. Having said that I am sure that user trials were conducted with MG's. The condition of Old Rusty's hull will determine what you do with it.
  11. @RAS1Look forward to following your restoration journey๐Ÿ‘
  12. @M29 Dan, Gary Scechy's excellent article on the final drive makes mention on his solution to your problem. In my case I machined out of Nylon stock a very close fitting tapered collar/seal that pushed onto the shaft. Same deal for the brake band shafts. Time will tell if these work. On the other bolts etc, I too used O rings. Cheers This service is required to restore proper steering and braking operation of the M29 Studebaker Weasel.docx
  13. Thanks Dan @M29 and Patrick @Patrick Tipton. Driving the weasel is a bit limited at the moment as I don't have any seats for it. Just the seat backs. Plus I still have some more painting to finish. The seat canvas is on the water from the UK and should be here by the end of this month. I am also working on my 5 tonne truck to carry the weasel around to shows and events. Again I will have it back on the road soon. My weasel looks a bit different from when I first got it.
  14. @Patrick TiptonThanks Patrick. I could always ask Brock permission but at this point of time the MVPA would be the first point of contact. It is a great article BTW.
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