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Old 24-06-22, 16:12
Mike Cecil Mike Cecil is offline
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ABC Australia early 1960s.

Stuart & Grant tank 'combo' conversion with a single 671 GM diesel to a farm tractor

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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-...e=abc_news_web
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Old 24-06-22, 20:07
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I think the reporter got a few technical bits wrong? Looks like the guy used a Stuart tank body and running gear, but grafted in the front end of a Grant, and used the 671 from a Grant and not a Stuart, which runs the radial engine?
Would that be correct as I see it, Cheers Andrew.
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Old 24-06-22, 20:52
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Thatís what I see too, Andrew.

Nice example of swords into ploughshares, Mike
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Old 25-06-22, 11:01
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Looks like the guy used a Stuart tank body and running gear, but grafted in the front end of a Grant
I was skeptical about that, but a quick bit of measuring in drawings in reference books shows that the lower hull of the M3 light and medium was almost, if not exactly, the same width, so it should be doable.
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Old 25-06-22, 11:07
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Default For sale on Gumtree

An almost identical machine was up for sale on Gumtree a few years ago in Queensland.

Seller wanted a Kingís ransome for what was really only a collection of spare parts at the time.

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