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by Mechwr26
23:40 Sunday 15th January 2017
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Volvo B7TL transfer to Kernow.
Replies: 9
Views: 3601

Re: Volvo B7TL transfer to Kernow.

It certainly looks like it wouldn't take much work to make these older deckers DDA compliant. They have wheelchair ramps, interlocks and suspension kneeling already fitted.
by Mechwr26
23:35 Sunday 15th January 2017
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Visiting Buses at Worcester
Replies: 59
Views: 20408

Re: Visiting Buses at Worcester

There was talk some time ago of setting up an engine and transmission shop in our storage unit next door but nothing came of it. To be honest most of our rebuilds are done in the chassis so the vehicles need to be up in the air or over a pit.
by Mechwr26
13:51 Sunday 15th January 2017
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Visiting Buses at Worcester
Replies: 59
Views: 20408

Re: Visiting Buses at Worcester

She's a runner! Had a couple of nights on it and started straight away. Hopefully it'll be going back to Stoke soon. 44511 is awaiting parts so I've pulled the engine assembly out of 53042 and I'm prepping it to go into 53044.
by Mechwr26
13:47 Sunday 15th January 2017
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: 44511
Replies: 30
Views: 10182

Re: 44511

Still waiting for a headgasket set and a crankshaft seal... plusvthe starter motor and the propshaft have been robbed off it
by Mechwr26
22:14 Sunday 8th January 2017
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: 44511
Replies: 30
Views: 10182

Re: 44511

I fetched a replacement block and crank for it on Wednesday and its now built up with new bearings etc. Waiting for another box full of bits and I can start putting it back together this week :)
by Mechwr26
22:11 Sunday 8th January 2017
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Solo's going to Cymru
Replies: 15
Views: 6385

Re: Solo's going to Cymru

Shame to scrap the first new Solo that went to Worcester as it drives really well, has the urban1 paint scheme and the interior is very smart. It would be better to retest it and scrap 53044
by Mechwr26
22:08 Sunday 8th January 2017
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Volvo B7TL transfer to Kernow.
Replies: 9
Views: 3601

Re: Volvo B7TL transfer to Kernow.

Before I pulled the engine from 32057 I had a good look around it and it's a nice bus. The interior is lovely and mechanically looked spot on. I don't enjoy killing vehicles for parts but apparently it's the age of the vehicle that decides when it's finished with and not the condition
by Mechwr26
10:42 Tuesday 3rd January 2017
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Visiting Buses at Worcester
Replies: 59
Views: 20408

Re: Visiting Buses at Worcester

This is how it stands at the moment. Lots of parts needed to be swapped over to fit into a single deck.
Timing case, compressor, manifolds, wiring loom, engine mountings, bellhousing etc. are all different.
by Mechwr26
09:38 Tuesday 3rd January 2017
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: 44511
Replies: 30
Views: 10182

Re: 44511

Here's the crankshaft as it was removed. Bit of a mess :)
by Mechwr26
20:21 Monday 12th December 2016
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Dirty buses
Replies: 8
Views: 2491

Re: Dirty buses

Bus wash has been broken for about 3 weeks now. The guys are doing their best by hand with a pressure washer but it's not easy. Their efforts are not appreciated by some drivers....

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