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CBPS news update for September 2013

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The re-conditioned water pump for our 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) arrived so Lee and I set to work fitting it. Things were going quite well until the 'monsoon' arrived! Both of us underneath the bus on our backs, it soon became apparent that we were getting a tad wet and 'drowning' was a possibility! The expression ' a wet a-- and no fish' came to mind! With the pump on, it was down to me and Mel (on a much dryer day) to get underneath, attach the oil pipe and fit new jubilee clips to the hoses. Time was against us so filling with water and starting up will be the next test. So. unfortunately, 716 will not be going to Kingsbridge but we aim to take our Dart, 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 VRT and with a bit of luck, our VarioMercedes-Benz Vario (model designation W670) is a heavy van manufactured by Mercedes-Benz if her repairs are completed in time. Lee will be taking his 'Royal Blue' Bristol LH as well so if you can get yourselves to Kingsbridge on the 21 September 2013, you will have a great day. The mix of 7' 6" wide vehicles and full size ones will probably total twenty and with trips to Salcombe, Bigbury and Slapton to name but three. See you there.