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Old 13-02-20, 20:37
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I am looking for at least 3 x M3 Stuart Tank support roller bearing cast housings. We have the bearings, just need the castings , to complete a restoration, any help, Thanks Andrew.
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Old 16-02-20, 03:18
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Hi Andrew

Are they the same as the M8 supports? They appear the same.
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Old 16-02-20, 06:17
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The bearing size might be a good clue?
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Old 16-02-20, 08:49
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Maybe I get some measurements tomorrow. It may have been a common support for Stuarts/M8's all using the 37mm, If I cannot track some down, will cast a dozen up , Cheers Andrew.
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Old 17-02-20, 19:51
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The overall length of the casting is 206mm, tip to tip, and the width is 80mm, and the height is 116mm, Darryl if you can measure your M8 ones and see if they used the same support blocks?, Cheers Andrew.
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Old 18-02-20, 05:28
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Hi Andrew

The same I'd say.
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Old 18-02-20, 06:40
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So.............where do we get some from?

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Old 18-02-20, 10:18
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Hi Andrew

I've asked around and so far they all come with bearings. I'll send you a PM.
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Does the M8 have 1 narrow one at the rear and 2 wider ones at the front, the same as the Stuart?
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Old 19-02-20, 09:34
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Hi Sean

They are all the same size. Are the Stuarts different sizes?
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Old 19-02-20, 14:49
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Hi Darryl,
I have emailed you as I still haven't worked out how to post photos.
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Old 19-02-20, 20:11
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We believe they are all the same, except the back one had a thinner nut on a shorter shaft so it does not hit the engine balkhead? There are also a cutout near one hole and these can be opposite handed , but I think they are not really needed? Cheers Andrew.
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