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Bristol Commercial Vehicles Light Horizontal engined single-decker bus chassis LH at 30' (9.1m); nearly 2,000 were built between 1967 and 1982

MOT preparation 2018 | Sat, 24/02/2018 | BusDriverLee

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24 Feb 2018
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Lee Shephard

Here we are returning after a successful day of checking vehicles pre MOTMinistry of Transport test.

 

The vehicles have not really moved since November last year, so 1318Royal Blue; BDV 318L | Bristol LH | Fleet No. 1318 | CBPG decided she didn't want to start. After a fresh set of batteries, lots of choice language, nearly burning out the starter motor and 10 minutes of turning over she did go. It is fairly typical for 1318 (and most LHs I believe to sometimes turn over for a bit when cold, but today she was particularly stunning! 14601969 Bristol RELH6G with ECW C45F coachwork; New to Southern National March 1969, transferred to Western National, remained in service until May 1981 when became part of BaMMOTT collection at Wythall. Purchased by WHOTT May 2005 OTA 632G | Bristol RELH | Fleet No. 1460 went on first turn after using the jump pack and 52529529 became 52529 in national numbering system, fitted with 27 seats and soon received her current livery; S529 RWP | Mercedes Vario | Fleet No. 52529 | CBPG started first time after reconnecting the batteries. Read more

One from my wedding | Sat, 28/09/2013 | BusDriverLee

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28 Sep 2013
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Lee Shephard

It's been years since I have uploaded photos to our website, so I am making a start!

This picture I managed to grab at my own wedding where 1318Royal Blue; BDV 318L | Bristol LH | Fleet No. 1318 | CBPG was under my ownership and driven by previous owner Steve (Well to the wedding.... I drove home!!!!), 14601969 Bristol RELH6G with ECW C45F coachwork; New to Southern National March 1969, transferred to Western National, remained in service until May 1981 when became part of BaMMOTT collection at Wythall. Purchased by WHOTT May 2005 OTA 632G | Bristol RELH | Fleet No. 1460 driven by Mel were both for the guests and 137 Bristol H owned and driven by Colin Billington transported my lovely (now) wife to the church and us both to the reception. 

NTT 319M | Bristol LH | Fleet No. 1319

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NTT 319M | Bristol LH | Fleet No. 1319

Bristol LHBristol Commercial Vehicles Light Horizontal engined single-decker bus chassis LH at 30' (9.1m); nearly 2,000 were built between 1967 and 1982 Marshall DP39F currently owned by friend Bob Margan. 

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The vehicle is currently off the road awaiting preperation and repairs. Further information coming soon......... (Lee)

BDV 318L | Bristol LH | Fleet No. 1318

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BDV 318L
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1318

Last MOTMinistry of Transport test: 13th March 2018 - Class 6.

Next MOT due: 4th April 2019.

Clutch replacement on our Bristol LH MUO 328F - Round 2

 

Round 2...... 

After discovering a minor whoopsie on the original replacement with the release bearing being the wrong way round, we had to take the gearbox back out, put this right and then try again. Everything was going well, but unfortunately (as most bus preservationists will know) this was not to be case. We now have a problem with the slave pack which has given us a rock hard pedal. Oh joys..... yet another job to do! Anyone would think this bus doesn't want to come back on the road! Read more

MOT work continues - 716

After a good look over by Steve, a 'small' list of 15 jobs appeared to get 716 through her MOTMinistry of Transport test this year.Work has started on that list with Steve, Paul and I setting to work on Tuesday and getting a few jobs crossed off. Work continued yesterday with Paul and I attempted to tackle a water pump change which was successful until the point we found the replacement was leaking water! With the old one re-fitted, back to the shed was the next plan until the clutch decided to give up en-route which left 716 needing to be towed back until that can be replaced. Read more

'Loddiswell Station' on Kingsbridge Running Day 2011

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17 Sep 2011
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The LHBristol Commercial Vehicles Light Horizontal engined single-decker bus chassis LH at 30' (9.1m); nearly 2,000 were built between 1967 and 1982 pauses at 'Loddiswell Station' on service 103 - Kingsbridge to California Cross on the Running DayEach year in April CBPG holds an Annual Running Day with free bus trips around West Cornwall - check our Events for more information 2011.

CBPS vehicles 'on tour' at Kingsbridge 2011

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Ready for the Kingsbridge Running Day 2011
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17 Sep 2011
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Our VarioMercedes-Benz Vario (model designation W670) is a heavy van manufactured by Mercedes-Benz 52529529 became 52529 in national numbering system, fitted with 27 seats and soon received her current livery; S529 RWP | Mercedes Vario | Fleet No. 52529 | CBPG(S529 RWP), Bristol VRBristol VR Bristol's rear-engined bus chassis, designed as competitor to Leyland Atlantean and Daimler Fleetline. 1003Bristol VR with fleet number 1003 (VDV 141S) is a 1978 convertible open topper, one of 11 delivered to Western National/Devon General between November 1977 and March 1978(VDV 141SBristol VR fleet number 1003 (VDV 141S) 1978 convertible open topper, one of 11 delivered to Western National/Devon General between November 1977 and March 1978; was originally numbered 941 and named 'Illustrious' VDV 141S | Bristol VR | Fleet No. 1003 (ex 941 'Illustrious') | CBPG) and Bristol LHBristol Commercial Vehicles Light Horizontal engined single-decker bus chassis LH at 30' (9.1m); nearly 2,000 were built between 1967 and 1982 716Bristol LH 6L with 45 seat ECW bodywork was one of 10 new medium sized buses delivered to Western National in the summer of 1968 MUO 328F | Bristol LH | Fleet No. 716 | CBPG(MUO 328FBristol LH 6L with 45 seat ECW bodywork was one of 10 new medium sized buses delivered to Western National in the summer of 1968 MUO 328F | Bristol LH | Fleet No. 716 | CBPG) at Tally Ho's yard on the Kingsbridge Running DayFree vintage bus services on coast and country routes in South Devon usually held in September 2011.

1960's Bristols ready for Kingsbridge 2011

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Bristol LH 716(MUO 328F) & Bristol SU 420(270 KTA) ready for Kingsbridge 2011
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16 Sep 2011
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CBPSCornwall Bus Preservation Society - formed by a group of bus and coach enthusiasts who are involved in maintaining, restoring and preserving a number of buses which saw operational service in Cornwall that have been bought, donated or even loaned to members of the group's 1968 Bristol LHBristol Commercial Vehicles Light Horizontal engined single-decker bus chassis LH at 30' (9.1m); nearly 2,000 were built between 1967 and 1982 and David Sheppard's 1962 Bristol SUL are ready for the 2011 Kingsbridge Running DayFree vintage bus services on coast and country routes in South Devon usually held in September.

Line up of Bristol buses at Penzance FLF,LH,LHS,VR,LWL

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Bus line up at Penzance
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18 Apr 2010
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Angela O'Connor

An impressive line up of most of the vehicles taking part in the Penzance Running DayEach year in April CBPG holds an Annual Running Day with free bus trips around West Cornwall - check our Events for more information and they are all Bristol's. (picture by Angela O'Connor)

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