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by User7526
Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: B59 volvo air problems
Replies: 8
Views: 1037

Re: B59 volvo air problems

If your external compressor just keeps pumping and won't charge the system then quite simply there is a leak that you either haven't heard or found (or both) it's as simple as that. I've had buses and trucks do that to me over the years and once the leak was found and fixed there was no more hassle....
by User7526
Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: A B58 articulated coach.
Replies: 16
Views: 1117

Re: A B58 articulated coach.

Thank you everyone for your replies. It's a shame that it hasn't survived in its' original form but these things happen. A great response though for something that has had me wondering for ages.

P.
by User7526
Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Australian Double Deck Coaches
Replies: 36
Views: 7165

Re: Australian Double Deck Coaches

Yes Geoff, it makes sense. One day when I pluck up the courage I am going to see this thing for myself! It's a shame about the luggage issue though, that coach looks unreal and having a trailer on the back.....well I don't know? I guess it would be good for a lot of day trip work huh?

P.
by User7526
Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: A B58 articulated coach.
Replies: 16
Views: 1117

A B58 articulated coach.

Years and years ago there was a Volvo B58 articulated coach built by PMC Adelaide which went into service in the Briscoes fleet. It was a four axle vehicle (three on the lead and one on the trailing section) and even had two doors to isolate the a/c from the bellows area. I'm wondering if anyone out...
by User7526
Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Buy / Swap / Sell
Topic: Wanted: Denning Coach No 1.
Replies: 21
Views: 1779

Re: Wanted: Denning Coach No 1.

In a previous post within this particular thread, it mentions about the Redline vehicles being built on a chassis that was converted to a rear engine setup. I'm thinking back to an old Truck and Bus Transportation mag. that I used to have which to my memory said that these were the first rear engine...
by User7526
Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Artic/14.5's STA
Replies: 74
Views: 2579

Re: Artic/14.5's STA

I don't know if there are any present day artics available with steerable rear axles but when I worked at Busways in the days of the Fuji artics that they had reversing was easy. The rear axle was connected to the turntable by a series of drag links (much like the one to the front axle from the stee...
by User7526
Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Australian Double Deck Coaches
Replies: 36
Views: 7165

Re: Australian Double Deck Coaches

From a different thread in this forum I do remember someone telling me that the first three Westbus Twin Decks which were TV 827, 828 and 753, then to TV 403, 404 and 402 respectively ended up in the hands of Surfside for the Gold Coast shuttle operation. Apparently they also bought the last Twin De...
by User7526
Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:11 am
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: B59 volvo air problems
Replies: 8
Views: 1037

Re: B59 volvo air problems

I'm still confused though. The air has to get to the wet tank before it goes through the four circuit valve but I don't know if you're hearing leaks underneath or not. I'm still thinking too that there is a bad dryer, a leak or possibly a blockage. Tell me, is the compressor that you are using reach...
by User7526
Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: B59 volvo air problems
Replies: 8
Views: 1037

Re: B59 volvo air problems

The four way valve to my knowledge is located on the side of the wet tank on a B59, the wet tank is the one that receives the discharge from the compressor and then air is distributed from there through the four way valve to the other tanks. That valve only has one purpose and that is to isolate the...
by User7526
Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:44 am
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: Leyland Leopard 1973
Replies: 7
Views: 1885

Re: Leyland Leopard 1973

We never used to have much trouble with low air switches back when I worked for them so I have to guess a bit. Can I suggest that you have a look at the wet tank and its' surrounds (the tank that is first inline from the compressor) and if not, have a look around the piping near the brake footvalve ...
by User7526
Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:19 am
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: 1972 Leyland 23 ft with Freighter body -wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 1726

Re: 1972 Leyland 23 ft with Freighter body -wheels

Originally a school bus, painted yellow? Yeah we knew! It is an ex South Australian Education Department one. You will find some tyres and or wheels, some serious time is all that is needed.

P.
by User7526
Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: 1972 Leyland 23 ft with Freighter body -wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 1726

Re: 1972 Leyland 23 ft with Freighter body -wheels

I've just had a thought and that is to have a look at some old Bedford or even possibly Albion rims. They might quite possibly fit but you will have to do some good quality measuring first to check.

P.
by User7526
Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: 1972 Leyland 23 ft with Freighter body -wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 1726

Re: 1972 Leyland 23 ft with Freighter body -wheels

I've come up with blanks looking on the internet myself. The only thing that I can honestly suggest is that you take a rim (or the vehicle) to a truck and bus tyre retailer and have a good talk with them. Maybe they can get you some info. or the other idea that comes to mind is talk to Multispares. P.
by User7526
Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:27 am
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: 1972 Leyland 23 ft with Freighter body -wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 1726

Re: 1972 Leyland 23 ft with Freighter body -wheels

First up, can you tell me what the tyre size is and what model Leyland too?

P.
by User7526
Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Your Favourite Classic Bus Where Are They Now
Replies: 6
Views: 982

Re: Your Favourite Classic Bus Where Are They Now

My favourite "classic" bus? I wouldn't know where to start! I grew up catching a lot of Fred Bowmans' fleet in St. Marys and there was so many brilliant machines back then. Probably a favourite would be the Leyland Super Vikings that he had. There were about 5 or 6 of them with a front mounted 410 t...
by User7526
Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Coach or Bus - Which Do You Prefer?
Replies: 24
Views: 967

Re: Coach or Bus - Which Do You Prefer?

I mentioned it in another thread as well but for the moment it's a question of money. I simply cannot earn what I earn at the moment at a bus company when I put the hours per week into comparison. And anyway, scheduling and servicing 60 vehicles doesn't get boring and monotonous, I'm way too busy fo...
by User7526
Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Coach or Bus - Which Do You Prefer?
Replies: 24
Views: 967

Re: Coach or Bus - Which Do You Prefer?

I remember an old bus that we had at Westbus Penrith, m/o 831. It was an old Albion with a front engine and a 5 or 6 speed crash box, left over from Fred Bowmans' St Marys fleet. That was a real bus, you really had to work to keep her on the go as well as stop too and yes, there weren't too many tha...

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