Now the steering gear is in place, but what a problem it was to get the linkage working. Since there are four different adjustments to each side of it, there will be a lot of thinking and testing before we get everything to work properly.
The next part of the renovation is the track chassis, where the bogies is a key component that needs to be fixed.
Now both clutch packs are mounted in the steering gear. Then it’s just the brake bands and linkage to be put in place and a another piece will be completed.
The water pump, which was on the engine, was in a very poor condition. It was a gap of about 1 mm between the impeller and the shaft. Luckily for us, we got a new water pump from Scania in Södertälje, which we have renovated.
Now the steering gear is nearly completed, which is of a clutch-brake construction. The second clutch pack will soon be in place. When the brake shoes are mounted the steering gear is completely renovated.
The first clutch package is renovated and re-mounted in the steering gear. The second package is disassembled and must be cleaned before installation. The engine has got the covers of the camshaft pinions mounted.
It goes forward!
Now the engine block is assembled. Then manifold, carburetor and magneto are to be in place and after that it’s time for the test start.
Then all parts for the linkage to the steering gear are blasted and primed. All pink plastic bags with numbers on? Well, how else do you keep track of what’s what and where the different parts belong!
Now that the pedals and the levers are in place it is time to take the first test drive.
The pedal and lever are painted and partially assembled. So now we continue with the steering gear to be cleaned and checked. We have not seen any rust damage on the gears in the transmission which is really nice. The next step will be to disassemble the clutch packs. It will be interesting to see in what condition they are.
When was the steering levers blasted and primed. A layer topcoat and it is ready for assembly.