September 24 is the Garrison day in Skövde. The theme is The tank 100 years, and our 21-29a will be shown. Both chassis and body will be in place. To give the body a more “authentic” look, we have mounted the tower, and some hatches.
The hatches are not renovated yet which is why they have a deviant color.
In the chassis the complete power pack is installed. Which will give you an opportunity for detailed studies of 100 year old technology.
Today, Arsenalen had an exhibition day and we had the opportunity to show the 21-29 for the audience. There were many among the visitors who were very interested in enjoying and admireing 100 years old mechanics.
Now it is time for the engine package to be put in the right place..
With the help of a wheel loader it came out in the fresh air.
It became a god reunion with the chassi.
The two fit together very well!
To make it easier to handle and move the chassi, we have set it on a roll-on roll-off container. With the help of heavy L120, it was easy to move both the chassi and the container.
In the engine room there was a big gray lump that turned out to be the fuel tank. When we removed it, we discovered that it was made of copper.
But it’s a shame to hide beautiful copper with gray paint, so we removed the paint and polished the copper and the result was really good.
A great thanks to all who have contributed to the renovation. Now we take a summer vacation and we’ll see you again in August.
Now the bracket for the dual cooling fans is manufactured and installed on the engine. The cooler is in place and the fans fit perfectly into the covers.
The petrol tank, which is made of copper, was partially painted gray. Now, we have removed the old paint and now the copper is exposed. It is really nice now, but just wait until we have polished it up.
To give full cooling of the engine, there are dual cooling fans to the radiator. The Scania museum has been kind enough to give us an extra cooling fan which we now have mounted on the engine.
The cooler is very large and equipped with two cooling hoods. Due to the fact that the original engine was dismounted when the renovation started, we have been forced to manufacture new brackets to the two cooling fans which now are monted on the engine.