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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 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 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

1147 gets a little more work

Having a couple of spare hours this afternoon and needing to get out of the house, I finished off the replacement of 1147Bristol VR AFJ 749T 1147's top deck double seats. We've just got the 3 single seats and the front bench to do and it'll be complete!

1147 Top Deck 

Let the preparation begin.......

Work started on Sunday in preparation for the running day with the OlympianLeyland Olympian was a 2-axle and 3-axle double-decker bus chassis manufactured by British Leyland/Leyland Bus in the United Kingdom from 1980 to 1993. It was the last Leyland bus model in production being prepared for MOTMinistry of Transport test and the VarioMercedes-Benz Vario (model designation W670) is a heavy van manufactured by Mercedes-Benz being bought in for some maintenance. Read more

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