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  • panser@panser.dk
    ... after a full ... good! All ... Congratulations. I would really love to hear one of these babies! Claus B
    Message 1 of 11 , Dec 31, 2000
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      > Good news guys,
      > Yesterday, I ran my multibank engine for the first time. This is
      after a full
      > restoration from ex-range engines. Runs very well and sounds soooo
      good! All
      > I have to do now is restore the tank!
      >
      > Adrian Barrell

      Congratulations. I would really love to hear one of these babies!

      Claus B
    • rrunnersb@aol.com
      Congrats on all the hard work! Keep everyone posted. Jim
      Message 2 of 11 , Jan 1, 2001
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        Congrats on all the hard work!
        Keep everyone posted.

        Jim
      • TANKBARRELL@aol.com
        Thanks everyone for your comments regarding my engine. For those of you who do not know, my Sherman came of Salisbury Plain in 1991. This is a very large army
        Message 3 of 11 , Jan 2, 2001
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          Thanks everyone for your comments regarding my engine. For those of you who
          do not know, my Sherman came of Salisbury Plain in 1991. This is a very large
          army training area used primarilly by the Royal Artillery.
          The tank is, as can be expected, a wreck with some lower hull damage. However
          the bulk of the vehicle is in surprisingly good condition.
          Today, I removed the traverse unit, elevation box and about half of the
          turret mounting bolts in preperation to lifting the turret.
          The engine is mainly all ex-range allthough I did have a very large slice of
          luck finding nos blocks in Belgium (sorry Georges!). I also had tohave a new
          radiator core made but this is hardly surprising!
          Hope to have the tank running next year, will keep you all posted.

          Adrian
        • shortland9145@home.com
          ... after a full ... good! All ... Adrian Question for you. Is the main generator for your sherman mounted on the multibank? The early M4A4 s don t show it
          Message 4 of 11 , Jan 9, 2001
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            --- In G104@egroups.com, TANKBARRELL@a... wrote:
            > Good news guys,
            > Yesterday, I ran my multibank engine for the first time. This is
            after a full
            > restoration from ex-range engines. Runs very well and sounds soooo
            good! All
            > I have to do now is restore the tank!
            >
            > Adrian Barrell


            Adrian

            Question for you. Is the main generator for your sherman mounted on
            the multibank?

            The early M4A4's don't show it near the trans cooler. The only other
            place I can think of is the on the engine near the starter.

            Your response is appreciated.

            Thanks

            Pat
          • Carl Brown
            Indeed the early Multibanks ( 5 individual belt driven water pumps ) had a generator on the engine belt fed from one of the water pump belts. Good idea until
            Message 5 of 11 , Jan 10, 2001
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              Indeed the early Multibanks ( 5 individual belt driven water pumps ) had a
              generator on the engine belt fed from one of the water pump belts. Good
              idea until one of the 5 belts breaks and then that engine overheats and
              seizes solid with a catastrophic failure !!!!!!

              Carl Brown

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              > Subject: [G104] Re: Multibank
              > Date: 10 January 2001 03:33
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              > --- In G104@egroups.com, TANKBARRELL@a... wrote:
              > > Good news guys,
              > > Yesterday, I ran my multibank engine for the first time. This is
              > after a full
              > > restoration from ex-range engines. Runs very well and sounds soooo
              > good! All
              > > I have to do now is restore the tank!
              > >
              > > Adrian Barrell
              >
              >
              > Adrian
              >
              > Question for you. Is the main generator for your sherman mounted on
              > the multibank?
              >
              > The early M4A4's don't show it near the trans cooler. The only other
              > place I can think of is the on the engine near the starter.
              >
              > Your response is appreciated.
              >
              > Thanks
              >
              > Pat
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            • TANKBARRELL@aol.com
              Pat, Further to Carls answer, the first 1000 or so M4A4,s had the generator mounted on No 2 block, in line with the starter motor. When the change was made to
              Message 6 of 11 , Jan 10, 2001
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                Pat,
                Further to Carls answer, the first 1000 or so M4A4,s had the generator
                mounted on No 2 block, in line with the starter motor. When the change was
                made to the single water pump, the generator was moved into the fighting
                compartment behind the batteries. It was then driven by two belts off the
                propshaft. This does mean that it stops when you use the clutch but this is
                not a problem. My tank was built with the early system but was converted at
                some point.

                This last weekend, I removed the turret and basket. Work goes on!

                Adrian
              • thezundapp
                Dear Group, I currently have access to a stripped down Multibank, does anyone have any specific picture requests? David
                Message 7 of 11 , Jan 14, 2002
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                  Dear Group,

                  I currently have access to a stripped down Multibank, does anyone
                  have any specific picture requests?

                  David
                • Grant W. Rabuse
                  I am currently restoring a Multibank. Any chance I can get some parts? Grant W. Rabuse USA 651-452-0014
                  Message 8 of 11 , Jan 14, 2002
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                    I am currently restoring a Multibank. Any chance I can get some parts?
                    Grant W. Rabuse
                    USA 651-452-0014

                    thezundapp wrote:

                    > Dear Group,
                    >
                    > I currently have access to a stripped down Multibank, does anyone
                    > have any specific picture requests?
                    >
                    > David
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                  • David Reay
                    Grant, Sorry, I seriously doubt it. The engine is from the vehicle displayed at the Imperial War Museum in London. Some day it will be got running and put back
                    Message 9 of 11 , Jan 14, 2002
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                      Grant,

                      Sorry, I seriously doubt it. The engine is from the vehicle displayed
                      at the Imperial War Museum in London. Some day it will be got running
                      and put back in the vehicle again.

                      Regards

                      David

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                      From: "Grant W. Rabuse" <gwrabuse@...>
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                      Subject: Re: [G104] Multibank


                      > I am currently restoring a Multibank. Any chance I can get some parts?
                      > Grant W. Rabuse
                      > USA 651-452-0014
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                      > thezundapp wrote:
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                      > > Dear Group,
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                      > > I currently have access to a stripped down Multibank, does anyone
                      > > have any specific picture requests?
                      > >
                      > > David
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