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F.Janssen

M29C Weasel - body nr 6672

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Hello All,

I'm new to this forum, and like to introduce my Weasel.

Off course all my other projects are not finished, and storage is a real pain....I still decided I "needed" a Weasel.
So progress will be very slow and since I bought it, almost nothing happened.

Although not much work, I found the hull number so here it goes:
M-29-C - 6672

U.S.A.
40195512

Unfortunately the data plate is missing as this was removed before I bought the M29C.

We did some trails to start the engine, but till date no luck with that.
The engine spins, but no compression on at least 2 cylinders.

Furthermore I found an original carburettor and the electrical fuel pump is overhauled.
Still need a lot of parts to finalise the fuel pump as you can see in the picture.
So herewith the pictures.

Thanks for looking!

Regards

Frank

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Welcome aboard Frank and thank you for sharing your project. 

For some reason, your pictures are not showing up.  Check to make sure you tagged all of the pictures....it should have given you a warning message if you did not.  If you continue to have problems, you can also email them to me at sales@portrayal.com and I will get them posted for you.

Patrick

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I found some pictures of the fuel tank also.
It was already cleaned on the outside an put in zinc primer and normal primer.
Plan is to have it cleaned and bonded on the inside also.
It took me about 2 hours and a lot of heat to get the valve separated, but it is operation again.

Parts required for everything you see and miss on the pictures, expect from the fuel pump you see in my first post.

Regards
Frank

 

 

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Thanks for these photos. You have a mix of some very interesting Bogey Wheels on your machine. Would you please take some photos of them to show the difference from the original wheels without spokes? Thanks. 

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Hello,

Herewith some pictures of the boogy wheels.
I'm not near the weasel, so cannot take any better pictures at the moment.

From my mind, the wheels with the red dots are dates '44 and '45 but need to check this.

From what I see there are are least 4 different types mounted:

- Spokes with a dimple ( [ - shapend)
- Straight spokes ( | - shaped)
- Solid wheels
- Wheel with holes
 

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I have those spoked and spoked with holes bogie wheels on my T24, that was used by the Swedish state own power company. And I believe that those wheels are Swedish made. Your weasel dosen't come for Sweden does it?

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I assume it is coming from Sweden.

It is not Swedisch made, as I found the USA number, but I can imagine parts were changed during it's life.

Oon the side there is painted the name of a Swedish foresty service: xxxxxverket (I can't remember the first part of the name).
There is also a sticker present with: Reindeer International Snowmobile Cup Arjeplog Sweden

 

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Hi Frank

the way the outer band has been attached to the track is interesting It looks like an original rubber outer band but yet has no  sign of the old band hold downs. Might be a solution for future track bands?

Dan

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21 hours ago, F.Janssen said:

I assume it is coming from Sweden.

It is not Swedisch made, as I found the USA number, but I can imagine parts were changed during it's life.

Oon the side there is painted the name of a Swedish foresty service: xxxxxverket (I can't remember the first part of the name).
There is also a sticker present with: Reindeer International Snowmobile Cup Arjeplog Sweden

 

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It should say DOMÄNVERKET, which was and still is under a different name, the state forestry service. They where a big user of weasels in Sweden and commissioned a lot of the production of Swedish made replacement parts.

I see that you weasel also has the second front seat installation.   

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3 hours ago, M29 said:

Hi Frank

the way the outer band has been attached to the track is interesting It looks like an original rubber outer band but yet has no  sign of the old band hold downs. Might be a solution for future track bands?

Dan

It's not the same as the original band as it's rectangular in shape. And yes it could be a good candidate to copy for track restoration. I will take a closer look at it next time I'm at my T24.

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Here is a page from Consolidated Industries that highlights their new track design. One design is similar to what is pictured above.

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The big, heavy plates need not be used to secure the outer part of the band. Simpler, and just as effective with conveyor belt is some good graded bolts, fender washers, and good lock nuts. I built 3 sets of tracks since I restored my weasel, and had plans for the 4th type of design. Graded elevator bolts will work for the inside row of bolts, but are a pain to install.

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17 hours ago, M29C3284 said:

It should say DOMÄNVERKET, which was and still is under a different name, the state forestry service. They where a big user of weasels in Sweden and commissioned a lot of the production of Swedish made replacement parts.

I see that you weasel also has the second front seat installation.   

DOMÄNVERKET it was!
Thanks for that. 
Unfortunately there are not a lot of pictures of Weasels in service, at least not when I do my search on google.

It may good be possible that a second seat was installed, but only the space remains as all the rest of the seat etc is removed already. 
I'm trying to see my Weasel soon, so I can take some pictures if wished.

 

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I managed to get some parts off the M29C this week.

Starter - I think the solenoid is not correct, so I need a replacement for that

Generator - GGA 4801A - 2Z which should be February 1945 fabrication date

Regulator - VAM 4101A - 4Y which should be April 1944 fabrication date
                    the regulator has a lot of damage inside, but I will try to rebuild this

Inlet and exhaust manifold

Carburetor, which is a replacement.

 

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I just finished rebuilding the regulator on my '43 Willys MB....very cool and robust design.  I am assuming they are nearly identical other than be a 12 volt v 6....If you don't have a copy, worth picking up a copy of TM 9-1825B - Rebuild Manual for Autolite Electrical which will cover the generator, regulator and distributor.  I don't have a PDF copy but I think you can find them out there and we have printed versions.

Patrick

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On 3/20/2020 at 7:45 PM, Patrick Tipton said:

worth picking up a copy of TM 9-1825B - Rebuild Manual for Autolite Electrical

Thanks for the tip!
Found a PDF copy online indeed.
Very usefull information, and a lot!

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Finished the first part of the starter overhaul.
Need to find a solenoid, and some wiring.

Next is the generator, which I'm waiting for ordered bearings.

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I need to clean some final parts for the generator.
The generator is also tested using a battery and turning over smoothly.
Only hiccup with the generator was finding 2 new bearings, which was a challenge in Europe...

Also, tooth's are to be installed for the distributor.

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Nice job on the restoration of your generator........if your rear generator mount is worn out I have a few new ones for $20.00 USD + shipping........

 

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Thanks Jim!
I will have a look how the bracket looks like, next time I will be at the Weasel.

 

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Looking good, you will need these seals for your distributor angle drive unit.

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Although other jobs are not finished totally, next on the list was to prepare the manifold.

I was pretty scared to start on this, as all the studs and bolts were not looking very nice after a lot of years exposed to heat and elements.
Anyway I had to drill some of them, but all threads in the manifold itself came out very nice and are reusable. 

I need to weld the plate for the heat control valve as it is broken.
And the heat control valve needs some attention also.
I hope I can blast the manifold somewhere soon...

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