Re: [MV] ferret fix questions

From: Ryan Gill (
Date: Thu Feb 20 2003 - 07:36:49 PST

At 8:50 AM -0600 2/20/03, wrote:
>I am trying to figure out what the US civilian equivilant is for the
>oil used in the hubs on a ferret Mk1.

90 Wt gear oil, HP GL-5.

>Also, what is the proper adhesive to use on the rubber pads around
>the commanders opening?

Not sure what you're talking about? The Commander's head bash pads on
the side and top of the hatches and turret?

>Anybody got any good tips as to how to get the oil into the hard to
>reach places that the manuals show using the oil gun (looks like a
>plunger grease gun)that I do not have?

Any parts stores have them.

>As I understand it the starting voltage is 24 but the running voltage
>is 12???

Running Voltage is 24 as well. It may have some regulated bits but
it's mostly 24 volts.

>Does anybody else think the Canadian and British manuals read
>something like Japanese stereo instrunctions?

They aren't all that bad. They're nicely layed out I think.

>I am also looking to revist a simple explanation of the drive train
>wind-up. How to know if it is happening, how to avoid, what to do if
>it happens. I probably did not phrase this one properly.

The Right side wheels are locked together. The left side wheels the
same. The differential is between the two sides. If one right side
tire is slightly or significantly different than the other right side
tire, they'll wind up the connection between the two. Bumps and such
tend to allow this to unwind. Bap a curb or so every so often on
either side if you can. The wheels are huge, so a small curb at 20
mph feels like a minuscule speed bump.

Do you know about the Ferret list( on

Ryan Gill    
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