WPL truck to Diamond T/M19 conversion

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Postby Max-U52 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:27 pm

I don't know how I missed this, Alwyn, but you're doing a great job. I have all the STL files to 3D print a diamond T Wrecker I just haven't had the time yet.
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Postby Tiger6 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:27 pm

Just as well you haven't found the time to print it - I still haven't found time to finish doing the CAD and fix all of the assembly issues I found with the prototype! :crazy:

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Postby Max-U52 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:09 pm

I'm really glad you said that, Martin, because I'm almost finished printing out the ambulance and I was going to do the wrecker next, but now I'll hold off until you tell me it's ready.
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Postby Will01Capri » Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:16 pm

Tiger6 wrote:Just as well you haven't found the time to print it - I still haven't found time to finish doing the CAD and fix all of the assembly issues I found with the prototype! :crazy:

haha lol, i have soo many models open myself which need completeion. i know the feeling.
i must log back into fusion and get back in contact with you guys to share some of the love
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Postby AlwynTurner » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:51 am

Just a word of warning about the JJRC truck transmission, the advertising shows a nice picture of a metal differential but the cogs in this thing are all nylon, and there are no bearings, in fact the support of the pinion wheel is appallingly weak. I need to measure up and see if I can find some bearings to fit. If anyone has a website id for small bearings then please post it. The bearings I'm looking for are 5mm external diameter, 3.2mm internal diameter, 3mm height.

Whats really needed for these axles is a metal upgrade as is available for the wpl axles, maybe someone will go for it in China.

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:19 am

Best I could find with my usual dealers was this with your length and outside diameter. If you are able to drill these out to 3.2 ID that would be fantastic.

AM0305-3 Oil Filled Bronze Plain Bush 3x5x3mm Simply Bearings Ltd
https://simplybearings.co.uk/shop/p1202 ... backstep=1

Mick.

Oops :{ now with link lol
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Postby AlwynTurner » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:32 am

Thanks Mick, I managed to find these
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MR-SERIES-HI ... 2749.l2649
a 3x6x2.5 bearing, I can bore out the plastic case to 6mm and the shaft is knurled so I can take it down to 3mm with a file so it will fit. It's basically the input shaft to the diff which on the mid axle is going to take quite a bit of stress, so I need something that will help the diff take the strain. I realise these trucks are sold as toys for kids but it's very naughty of them to show a pic of a metal diff and then put in a plastic/nylon one. At least it has a differential rather than the fixed axle WPL stuff.

I think eventually I might have to fork out for proper metal axles with diff, but I'm trying to do this build on a low budget and I've already blown that to the tune of about £60.

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:41 am

Well, that's much better then :thumbup:

At that price I'd order a spare set. The roller bearings with 3.2 hole I found were nearly 8mm OD and a quarter inch long, especially hard to find without a flange.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:47 am

No, sorry, they were a quarter inch diameter.

R144ZZ Budget Metal Shielded Imperial Miniature Deep Groove Ball Bearing 1/8x1/4 Simply Bearings Ltd
https://simplybearings.co.uk/shop/p1558 ... backstep=1

Would still work out over your budget ;)
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Postby AlwynTurner » Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:06 pm

A new improved suspension. There's the original with the new donor
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Stripped and ready to start
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Rebuilt front suspension
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rear suspension
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and everything mounted including the new heavy duty motor.
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Just waiting for the universal joints and the drivetrain will be done!

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Postby Ad Lav » Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:34 pm

GOOD progress :)
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Postby AlwynTurner » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:16 pm

Whilst waiting for some bits to arrive for the Centurion I got a delivery of the universal joints for the Diamond T, so I was able to get it all back together. It's now a pretty mean machine. :D
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I can now get a few filler in jobs done on it

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Postby manta20 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:59 pm

Hi, I have just found your post for the diamond t/m19 conversion. i was just wondering how far are you on with it as ive been making one as a winter project. i see you are going to use a centurion tank with yours and would like to see how it looks.

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Postby AlwynTurner » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:46 pm

I've actually done nothing recently on this and am in the process of negotiating with a forum member for him to take it over and get it finished. The Centurion has actually been sold to another forum member so it unfortunately won't be paired with the M19.

Because of a property downsizing I have had to thin down my collection and there will probably be a hiatus on development until I get a new man cave :/ :crazy:

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Postby midlife306 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:02 pm

Ohhh calamity, welcome back Alwyn
I’m retiring at Xmas & looking at reducing outgoings as well .....


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Postby biertje » Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:28 pm

Hello everyone.

I guess some of you are wondering where the Diamond T/M19 went.
Well it escaped Brexit by fleeing to Holland.

I have waited a little bit with doing a update on it, because I'm afraid Alwyn might get a bit of a shock.

Well lets start.

Smale thing I did was shorten the driveshaft from the gearbox.
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After that I found most leave springs where broken, so I'm waiting for an new set of springs.
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Well now the big shock.
Because I mostly build British tanks, I want this truck to be fitting to that.
The early diamond T trucks had a hard cab and in fact the first of these were supplied to the British army.
So I changed some things a tiny bit.

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And this is all that is left of the first body.
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Hope you are a bit more up to date.

Greetings Tim
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Postby AlwynTurner » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:03 pm

That's looking great :thumbup: :clap: I'm a bit shocked about those springs, the trip over must have been on the ferry and a rough trip (or maybe some of the shipping monkeys took revenge on the Fragile stickers I plastered all over it!) :/ :crazy:

Anyway I shall be watching with great interest and love the cab changes. :D :thumbup:

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