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by User7526
Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: More of Colin Gray
Replies: 7
Views: 745

Re: More of Colin Gray

Oh my goodness! I never ever knew that old 418 got painted up like that, it must have been after I got out of the coach work. Thanks for the photos old matey, so good!

Peta.
by User7526
Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Old Dodge trucks at Woy Woy.
Replies: 29
Views: 4798

Re: Old Dodge trucks at Woy Woy.

The Dodge vehicles were also built in the same size as the International in this photo, Dodge also continued this shape a lot longer than IH too, they didn't sell too well in the end however. For the record, the bigger units that could be used as light duty prime movers had a 6V53 GM in them. Intern...
by User7526
Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Tuck Lee Buses
Replies: 24
Views: 4743

Re: Tuck Lee Buses

So if I'm guessing correctly, this was before Bruce Palmer took over by the look of things?

Peta.
by User7526
Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Arnott's Biscuits trucks: where did they all go?
Replies: 33
Views: 8810

Re: Arnott's Biscuits trucks: where did they all go?

Daniel wrote:I swear I saw a new Fuso Arnotts truck as recently as a few weeks ago. Maybe my eyes were playing tricks...
Perhaps some Linfox truck in an AOA?
Probably right, there aren't very many doubles though as far as I know unless they've brought more in.

Peta.
by User7526
Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Arnott's Biscuits trucks: where did they all go?
Replies: 33
Views: 8810

Re: Arnott's Biscuits trucks: where did they all go?

Over the years I've come to take the bodies off a couple of the rigids so that as a second hand chassis they could get a tautliner but the answer for your question is this......The delivery work (both local and interstate) was all done by company owned trucks originally, the local ones were in Arnot...
by User7526
Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Mills Tui to close its bus manufacturing
Replies: 30
Views: 3979

Re: Mills Tui to close its bus manufacturing

As mentioned above, Mills Tui were still building bus/coaches. I was checking out their web page today and noticed they have removed the Bus/coach page, dose mean that they now longer build their excellent range of coaches and have fallen victims of the el cheapo Chinese rubbish that has invaded ou...
by User7526
Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Sunliner Express
Replies: 81
Views: 22038

Re: Sunliner Express

Quote fm2790 "That wouldn't have been a Greyhound Pioneer coach Brisbane bound would it Peta?"

No mate, as we were saying in the text it was all about Sunliner vehicles and drivers.

Peta.
by User7526
Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: The countdown to 2013 is near
Replies: 12
Views: 507

Re: The countdown to 2013 is near

To make more money doing overtime and to catch up with my old mates Captainch and Geoff as well. Oh and to also improve my relationship too!

Peta
by User7526
Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Bustech Scania's for STA
Replies: 83
Views: 5881

Re: Bustech Scania's for STA

I've been reading a lot of this thread and the question that I came to have is this......Why is the government "selling out" in your opinion people? Let's face it, if the issue of costing and build quality led to an order being placed with a company in another state rather than a local one then quit...
by User7526
Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Bus to motorhome discussions
Topic: Merc Denning Front Air Bags- Kneel Function
Replies: 15
Views: 2824

Re: Merc Denning Front Air Bags- Kneel Function

Quote: "Where do you do your mechanicing?"


In Sydney mate, I work for a company in Prestons.

Peta
by User7526
Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Bus to motorhome discussions
Topic: Merc Denning Front Air Bags- Kneel Function
Replies: 15
Views: 2824

Re: Merc Denning Front Air Bags- Kneel Function

The answer to the first question is quite simply this.... If there is a buzzer that sounds (as you stated) when you switch into the raise position then yes it did have that capability originally fitted to the vehicle. A lot of older vehicles start to fail with this function because the height valve ...
by User7526
Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: MERRY XMAS/HAPPY NEW YEAR
Replies: 19
Views: 747

Re: MERRY XMAS/HAPPY NEW YEAR

Alright then Captain, I'll have to clean this up a bit Smart "Bottom", Lol! I'm just about to reach 27 years in the trade (it happens on January 28) so "30 something years" goes to show how much you know old mate! As for fixing buses and coaches, well of course those companies went broke, I wasn't t...
by User7526
Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Old Volvo Camper .
Replies: 7
Views: 705

Re: Old Volvo Camper .

quote="Peta mechanic"I'm not one hundred percent on this but doesn't it look like an old coach from Liverpool Transport circa the early part of the 1980s? IIRC Liverpool had two B58 coaches, One with a CC and one Smithfield body That's right, now I remember. I got this one mixed up with the CCMC on...
by User7526
Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: MERRY XMAS/HAPPY NEW YEAR
Replies: 19
Views: 747

Re: MERRY XMAS/HAPPY NEW YEAR

had a phone calll from peta the mercanic just 10 mins ago for a hour we go back a long way. so that brightened up my xmas.the friends you make in this industry last a life time................the memories make a smile on your face .............if I was to die tonite i'd go a very happy man thanks p...
by User7526
Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Bustech Scania's for STA
Replies: 83
Views: 5881

Re: Bustech Scania's for STA

Simes wrote:
Daniel wrote:Perhaps time for a certain Bustech trial vehicle before all that?
Maybe it should be open to all comers?
Maybe it's not being opened up to any company that isn't totally Australian owned and operated?
Just a thought.

Peta.
by User7526
Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Old Volvo Camper .
Replies: 7
Views: 705

Re: Old Volvo Camper .

I'm not one hundred percent on this but doesn't it look like an old coach from Liverpool Transport circa the early part of the 1980s?

Peta.
by User7526
Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: MERRY XMAS/HAPPY NEW YEAR
Replies: 19
Views: 747

Re: MERRY XMAS/HAPPY NEW YEAR

Hey there old mate, I'm trying so hard not to cry because it really hurts me to see you going through this. I hope that something happens positively and I really can't wait to hear from you at this time next year either. There was a lot of good times and laughter when I worked with you at Westbus an...
by User7526
Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Bus to motorhome discussions
Topic: Door Rebuild
Replies: 5
Views: 1449

Re: Door Rebuild

It's been done before so I'd say no.

Peta.
by User7526
Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Operator Observations - December 2012
Replies: 94
Views: 6773

Re: Private Operator Observations - December 2012

Sitting today at Iveco Arndell Park are 2 new and unregistered Iveco CB80 dual door buses in TNSW livery. No identification as to their destination, but I'll make a call and say Entrance Red. If the TNSW paint job rubbish keeps going we'll have to start calling them "The Entrance Blue and White" Lo...
by User7526
Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Bus to motorhome discussions
Topic: Merc Denning Emergency Brake
Replies: 18
Views: 2651

Re: Merc Denning Emergency Brake

As Boronia said right above me!

Peta.
by User7526
Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Bus to motorhome discussions
Topic: Merc Denning Emergency Brake
Replies: 18
Views: 2651

Re: Merc Denning Emergency Brake

The 0303s had a switch that allowed the exhaust brake to work with the initial movement of the brake pedal (just the freeplay travel) or you could switch it to manual use and use the floor switch if memory serves me right, it's been a while but I've driven a couple of ex A.P. coaches from that era b...
by User7526
Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 60
Views: 3508

Re: Introduce yourself

You want me to introduce myself? Well ok! My name is Peta Aylward and yes I am a mechanic. I used to have another profile here with the same name but I can't get into it now, the main difference is that the photos are different. I did my apprenticeship at Westbus Northmead between Jan.'86 and '89. I...
by User7526
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: Scania K112 problems.
Replies: 7
Views: 2478

Re: Scania K112 problems.

Unless you have a pressure bleeder that will connect to the clutch fluid reservoir the only other way that I have found through experience is to reverse bleed it just like I do on so many European vehicles. Open the bleed nipple on the slave cylinder and pump fluid continually back up to the reservo...
by User7526
Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Conversion or not???
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: Conversion or not???

It looks like an Old Newmans (New Zealand) coach for sure, they had heaps of these "composites".

Peta.
by User7526
Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: 86' Denning Lanseer in New Plymouth
Replies: 11
Views: 872

Re: 86' Denning Lanseer in New Plymouth

And it's got a 10 speed in it, that would be nice to drive for sure!

Peta.

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