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by User7526
Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: How to open my volvo B58 doors from the outside
Replies: 5
Views: 1715

Re: How to open my volvo B58 doors from the outside

Oh and opening the door, I'm guessing that there is only an inside switch so drain the air tanks or use brute strength.

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by User7526
Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: How to open my volvo B58 doors from the outside
Replies: 5
Views: 1715

Re: How to open my volvo B58 doors from the outside

The engine in a B58 would be a THD 100D if memory serves me right, 242 horsepower and horizontal of course. As for the type of rear axle, have a look on the diff centre and somewhere on it you will find a dataplate. Please message me all of those numbers?

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by User7526
Wed May 28, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Custom Coaches:The Coach models.
Replies: 21
Views: 8765

Re: Custom Coaches:The Coach models.

I saw so many of those Hyliners in the factory when they were being framed up, I worked on the Westbus one and the Saintys' one when they were new to Westbus years ago. Great times!

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by User7526
Wed May 28, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: Once upon a time - Bowman St.Marys PART 1
Replies: 13
Views: 6322

Re: Once upon a time - Bowman St.Marys PART 1

Beautiful photos here in this post, I've just gone through so many memories of my childhood right now. Thank you!

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by User7526
Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:04 am
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: VOLVO 1984 B6FA INFORMATION........
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

Re: VOLVO 1984 B6FA INFORMATION........

Hi Allan. It looks like you might have a misprint here quite possibly, I'm estimating that you actually have 10.00R20 tyres or maybe even 9.00R20 items to be more precise. If they are 10.00s, moving to 11R22.5 won't do anything more but simply give you cooler running tubeless tyres instead of runnin...
by User7526
Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Clipper Tours:a look back at their history.
Replies: 17
Views: 2936

Re: Clipper Tours:a look back at their history.

I remember that 'decker being in at Suttons Arncliffe for a second engine rebuild, it was listed on the whiteboard as a boat anchor. To be honest I would have loved to get into that two axle twin deck, it would have been good to drive.

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by User7526
Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: Nissan UD PE6 motor
Replies: 1
Views: 472

Re: Nissan UD PE6 motor

If the engine is in good condition and you treat it with respect then it will give you good service, granted that they aren't exactly powerhouses but they are reliable.

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by User7526
Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: ZF 6 speed Transmission Question
Replies: 15
Views: 3761

Re: ZF 6 speed Transmission Question

If you people are topping up cooling systems with plain water then I will say as a mechanic that you ought to be shot, you will quite simply dilute the actual inhibitor/antifreeze level and then the whole system will slowly perish. If the coolant is getting into the inside of a 6 speed auto then you...
by User7526
Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: STA Bustech VST Scania K280UB #2250
Replies: 24
Views: 4122

Re: STA Bustech VST Scania K280UB #2250

WHY waste MORE $$ changing the damn LOGO. For god's sake, they haven't even got 1/2 the buses painted in the new light blue livery, so what DH decided to change the logo :roll: I'm gobsmacked at the WASTE of $$ , ALL Australian Governments WASTE on bulls#%t :evil: I will second this comment in it's...
by User7526
Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Rowes and Bowmans from Colin Gray Slides
Replies: 10
Views: 1192

Re: Rowes and Bowmans from Colin Gray Slides

This is so cool! I used to catch both of those Merlins and even the Bedford in the top shot as a kid in my school days, beautiful sstuff and thank you. I even remember seeing the VK55s from Dick Rowes' fleet in Mt Druitt too back in those days, the Clydesdales too but I honestly missed out on the Le...
by User7526
Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: ZF GEAR BOX IN B10
Replies: 10
Views: 1010

Re: ZF GEAR BOX IN B10

Glad it worked out, I was seriously thinking that you wouldn't need another transmission.
by User7526
Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: volvo b59
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Re: volvo b59

No worries, I'll do it.
by User7526
Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Desto Time 30 - Bosnjaks Penrith
Replies: 6
Views: 937

Re: Desto Time 30 - Bosnjaks Penrith

An interesting footnote to this thread as well, 7362 was the first chassis into the fleet that was fitted with a ZF automatic. I used to work on it.

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by User7526
Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Desto Time 30 - Bosnjaks Penrith
Replies: 6
Views: 937

Re: Desto Time 30 - Bosnjaks Penrith

From 7362 as noted on the roll, I thought it would be interesting to put up given Westbus are moving out. Rugby Street must be a busy place. And I wonder if "CITY" was from back in the day when train strikes were frequent and local operators ran replacement services for commuters? If anyone has a p...
by User7526
Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Hawkesbury Valley Bus and Coach
Replies: 6
Views: 1205

Re: Hawkesbury Valley Bus and Coach

Great stuff Pete, the good old days of Hawkesbury Valley. Thanks.

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by User7526
Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: '79 merc 0305..L.H. side of steering column is a 2" electric
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Re: '79 merc 0305..L.H. side of steering column is a 2" elec

The bang in conjunction with gearchanges could be that the transmission is shifting too harshly thus sending a shock load through the driveline, the rear axle could be at fault as well but my experience would more so suggest the shifting issue with the transmission.

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by User7526
Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: volvo b59
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Re: volvo b59

Are you talking about winding off the booster so that the linkage can be hooked up again or something else? Please send me a private message and I'll reply.

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by User7526
Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: ZF GEAR BOX IN B10
Replies: 10
Views: 1010

Re: ZF GEAR BOX IN B10

One of the problems that can occur is quite simply a wire that breaks somewhere in the loom, you need to make sure that all of the inputs and outputs to the control box, selector panel and to the transmission itself are all getting the signals/commands that they should be. Another fault could be the...
by User7526
Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:16 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Once upon a time......some RFW coaches
Replies: 13
Views: 1099

Re: Once upon a time......some RFW coaches

Were most GM powered? The Wollongong Coaches ones were 903 Cummins and weren't they mean! A 903 V8 Cummins, that's a lot of horsepower in a bus or coach. :shock: Not really mate, they were lucky to make 320 horses with a turbo. When you see coaches today with 500 hp in the back end it's a little bi...
by User7526
Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:09 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Friday Flashback: Toongabbie Transport (Maurie Griffin)
Replies: 26
Views: 12607

Re: Friday Flashback: Toongabbie Transport (Maurie Griffin)

I worked on quite a few of these buses after Westbus took over, I loved the GMs like you wouldn't believe. Helmut was going to give me an apprenticeship too, he had to say no as the bus pass rules changed at the start of 1986 and as a result he took three buses off the road because of it.

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by User7526
Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:17 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: [STA] 2321.ST (TNSW Customs CB60) on Route 230
Replies: 7
Views: 787

Re: [STA] 2321.ST (TNSW Customs CB60) on Route 230

That's a shock for me, I didn't know that there were any Evo 2 bodied Volvos in TNSW colours.

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by User7526
Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:13 am
Forum: Bus Fleet Changes
Topic: CDC NSW Fleet Updates
Replies: 525
Views: 153005

Re: CDC NSW Fleet Updates

Geoff. "Set aside for disposal are: 806, 7254, 7371, 7362, 7457, 7475, 7591, 7597, 7889, 7969, 3562MO and 3652MO." I'm seeing more and more buses that I did my apprenticeship on now going for disposal or scrap, it's like the end of an era now after 27 years in the game. I remember all of these exce...
by User7526
Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: New Hillsbus at Volgren!
Replies: 30
Views: 2444

Re: New Hillsbus at Volgren!

G. Lewis wrote:
Daniel wrote:Definitely Brisbane Transport!
Newcastle is closer than Victoria .. BTW what's being built at Newcastle Volgren these days .. ?

Newcastle IS closed, has been for a while now.

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by User7526
Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Mercedes Monster Ladder Fire Truck in Action.
Replies: 9
Views: 1187

Re: Mercedes Monster Ladder Fire Truck in Action.

The internals of those hubs are the same size but the differences externally are because of the variations in rims apart from the end caps. You'll notice that the fire engine has 10 studs but the flicker photos have spider hubs, that why it seems so different even though mechanically/physically the ...
by User7526
Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Mercedes Monster Ladder Fire Truck in Action.
Replies: 9
Views: 1187

Re: Mercedes Monster Ladder Fire Truck in Action.

Just a couple of minor bits and pieces here, it's a 'Benz 2435 with an OM442A engine and I hate to say it but you won't see any "Benzes with bigger hubs that those ones. Those hubs are actually the same size as what you'll find on a 0405 to be honest. Six of them were put into service and they exten...

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