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1  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / Military Cletracs / Re: manufacturing tracks. on: December 29, 2009, 11:19:25 PM
Just wondering if there was any news on the track manufacturing
2  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / Military Cletracs / on: February 02, 2009, 11:42:23 PM
I am sending a carb away to Missouri. There is a guy who is going to rebuild it for me.
I will ask my halftrack buddy if he can find conrod bearings. He owns a parts store ,plus he has a vast amount of friends. If anybody can find them ,he can.If you want you can PM me for his Phone number.
I will try to get some pics for you.
3  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / Military Cletracs / Started Restoring Mg1 on: February 02, 2009, 12:58:51 AM
Well I finally started to work on 1 of 4 cletracs. I'm trying to get an engine running to see how good it is. I am going to need a carb kit, doess anybody know where to get one.
4  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / Military Cletracs / on: January 28, 2009, 07:51:43 PM
The manual I found from Jensales was 56.00. Sorry I still have not contacted Carrolltech yet, will try tomorrow.
5  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / Military Cletracs / on: January 27, 2009, 08:28:36 PM
Here are the pics.

6  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / Military Cletracs / on: January 27, 2009, 07:43:24 PM
Thanx Douglas but I think I found one at Jensales.
7  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / Military Cletracs / Re: Re. Tracks on: January 27, 2009, 07:40:34 PM
Quote from: "pmarriott"
Hi all

Have tonight been beaving away in the garage on one of my broken tracks. Each track has 24 steel cables in it, 12 on each side. They appear to be 1/4" diameter(will confirm at the weekend when I carry on cutting). I am unable to confirm whether the steel cables are solid or a braided wire rope( to confirm).

Interestingly I thought the steel cables would be permantently clamped to the steel cross members, but it would seem all that clamps these steel cable between the two cast steel plates is the main center bolt that holds on the guide plate and possible the outer bolts that hold the pad on(again will confirm later and put link to some photos).

If these two cast clamping plates could be re-cast at a reasonable cost then I think it is going to be possible to get new track bands made. Looking at the state of mine there would be no point reusing the old ones.

We could use our old track guides as they are removable. If they were worn then a new set is easy to come by as I believe the WWII halftrack uses the same ones(could confirm when I visit my mates halftrack).

The next issue would be track pads. These were a steel plate with bolts passed through and then a rubber pad vulcanized to the surface. Again a new CNC'd plate with welded bolts and new rubbber vulcanized on.

I guess the center bolt is standard and easily sourced for holding the track guide on.

Anyway will post photos etc when I have more info.



 Cool  8)
The cables are braided then incased in rubber. the cross members are use just to hold the cables in place. I have some pics of a broken track and will post them as soon as I figure out how.

Paul good observation on the guides. By the way halftrack tracks are the exact same,just 64" shorter.
8  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / Military Cletracs / Manuals on: January 26, 2009, 09:40:33 PM
Does anybody have the Maintance manual for the Mg 1. I had it but I lost it. Please help me replace it.
9  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / Military Cletracs / on: January 26, 2009, 08:55:06 PM
They are charging 8000 for a set of Weasel tracks according to the write on the website. I have not called them yet to see how much or how hard to make tracks. I'll keep you posted.

10  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / Military Cletracs / on: January 25, 2009, 10:42:06 AM
I talked to a Brian Carroll,  He said if I would some how get a track to him, he could make the molds and everything. It was a couple of years ago, but the price was around 30,000 to get started.
I also talked to BF Goodrich and they could not even begin to tell me what happened to the molds. I will give Brian a call Monday.
11  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / Military Cletracs / on: January 24, 2009, 11:12:38 PM
I have a copy of the patent papers made by a Robert Mayne of Akron Ohio, of the rubber impregnated wire and the track.They are in adobe pdf form, and I do not know how to publish them. The cables appear to be 1/4"  wire cable. The cable then runs thru a two piece steel crossbar,with holes molded between them for spacing of the cable.There a 8 individual cables running the length of the track. Plus I have talked ot many companies about making the track. I found one company who could do it for a price. A high price! :roll: I will look tomorrow for all my notes on the tracks. By the way me and buddy on 4 Mg 1's.
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