Author Topic: 2019 New Production Tracks - Taking Pre-Orders  (Read 1487 times)

autocar925

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Re: 2019 New Production Tracks - Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2019, 10:46:16 PM »
86, you are correct.  Track wear side to side is not very important because the rear end has an open differential which compensates for different track speeds.  Also, front and rear effective gear ratio(gear ratio and tire wear) mismatches within reason are not too important either if the halftrack is driven properly.  On pavement driving, the front axle should be disengaged so it is free wheeling.  If engaged on pavement, the drivetrain will “wind up” and something will break.  When the front axle is engaged off-road, there is always slippage so the axles won’t bind(wind) up.  The only thing that is important is to match the pitch of the track and sprocket.  Think of trying to put a small chain(the track) onto a sprocket with big teeth-doesn’t work.  As long as you use the new flanges with the new track you should be good to go.

steve-0

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Re: 2019 New Production Tracks - Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2019, 02:25:02 PM »
there was a conversation on facebook that I had deleted this post..
it has never been deleted

at the time i searched the main page and the "whats on your mind" section and didn't see it so mistakenly confirmed this

good luck with your sales Kevin
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col.halftrack

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Re: 2019 New Production Tracks - Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #32 on: February 12, 2019, 09:19:25 AM »
Thanks Steve. I appreciate your forum it has done alot for the Half-Trac world.
 All the best.
1941 White M2
1942 White M4A1 was M4
1942 Autocar M2A1
1942 Autocar M3-75
1943 White M13 rebuilt as M16
1943 Diamond T M3A1

col.halftrack

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Re: 2019 New Production Tracks - Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2019, 02:10:13 PM »
Lockwood's Warhorses:
  Only a few days left to reserve a set in this shipment at the reduced price. Lock in this price now and you are basically saving enough to pay for your shipping cost to your location and getting dibs on the NOS bogie rollers that are coming with the tracks. Also remember that the purchase of a set of tracks from now through the end of my winter sale 1APRIL2019 qualifies you for discounts on most parts in my Common Parts List for the Half-Trac.
1941 White M2
1942 White M4A1 was M4
1942 Autocar M2A1
1942 Autocar M3-75
1943 White M13 rebuilt as M16
1943 Diamond T M3A1

bharr

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Re: 2019 New Production Tracks - Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2019, 06:24:18 PM »
OK, I'm a newbie to the field and need to know how to determine if I need the new bogies and flanges? Thanks in advance.

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Re: 2019 New Production Tracks - Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2019, 07:25:27 PM »
Post some photos of the bogies and flanges so we can take a look.
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col.halftrack

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Re: 2019 New Production Tracks - Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #36 on: February 14, 2019, 01:27:10 PM »
 I have a roller photo. But it is a roller so? LOL I will try to post asap. To put it here I will need to upload to a site. If you want email for photos kplockwood@cox.net
 To the flange question. A good flange should have around a 1/4" of wall thickness for the track guides to rub against. Often times mis aligned track will wear the flange completely away. I do not have a good photo example of this but will look for one.
1941 White M2
1942 White M4A1 was M4
1942 Autocar M2A1
1942 Autocar M3-75
1943 White M13 rebuilt as M16
1943 Diamond T M3A1