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by User7526
Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:59 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Leyland Atlantean injector line leak
Replies: 10
Views: 647

Re: Leyland Atlantean injector line leak

I have one line coming out of the injector pump that will not fully seal, tried some Teflon tape helped some just a slight weep, how to fix? I do not want to over tighten? Try taking the fuel line off and polishing the sealing surface of the olive with some fine grade emery cloth, there might be a ...
by User7526
Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: New guy in town
Replies: 15
Views: 872

Re: New guy in town

Quote Chris Lind "(and also have made myself into a bus mechanic thanks to the Domino purchase - Petamechanic, you have my respect!!! - only time in my working career that I have smiled at grease on my hands is when my nose is buried in the back of the Detroit engine bay or under it!!! :D :D :D )" Q...
by User7526
Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Ex. Busways MAN 16.240 170
Replies: 24
Views: 2612

Re: Ex. Busways MAN 16.240 170

Hello All, This vehicle is part of a batch of 25 which are being withdrawn at the moment; When I last checked the fleet lists only 16 are left in service with Busways. It has a Custom Coaches body of 1989. I would have to say that the door layout is rather interesting and unique for a bus that age....
by User7526
Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Ex. Busways MAN 16.240 170
Replies: 24
Views: 2612

Re: Ex. Busways MAN 16.240 170

These buses are my favourite of all time. They sound great and go well (not necessarily stop that well but...). 170 spent most of its life at Camden. They are not turbo charged. The engine is about 11.2 litres *I think*. Definitely a reason to get smashed at the pub if that will take you home! Than...
by User7526
Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: ASV FIREPAC - Austral Fire Truck post conversions
Replies: 18
Views: 5224

Re: ASV FIREPAC - Austral Fire Truck post conversions

Are you sure??? I have seen pictures with out the back on, it looks like a chassis to me, although I am no expert.. See here, http://www.truckworld.com.au/buy/used/truck/austral-denning/fire-pac/8---9-tonne/Victoria/46625.aspx All they have done to it is put a frame on top. http://www.trucksales.co...
by User7526
Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Downer Rail cease manufacture of locomotives in Australia
Replies: 10
Views: 569

Re: Downer Rail cease manufacture of locomotives in Australi

This is a shame, a real end to a great era. I can't believe it but that's progress I suppose.

Peta.
by User7526
Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Operator Observations June 2012
Replies: 47
Views: 3267

Re: Private Operator Observations June 2012

andrew28121990 wrote:Red Bus Service have a new Demonstrator in TNSW livery brand new Iveco Metro with an Express body number 66
From my memory, if it is correct this time around! I don't think that it is a demonstrator but more so a new addition to the fleet.

Peta.
by User7526
Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Bustech XDi - Cummins ISL Demonstrator 540 SDE TNSW Hillsbus
Replies: 29
Views: 3001

Re: Bustech XDi - Cummins ISL Demonstrator 540 SDE TNSW Hill

So many of you are talking about the windows, stainless steel and so on. Let me ask this question, how many of you have changed the windows or cleaned out graffiti and so on let alone do a service at the same time? Trust me, with the nature of so many people in greater society these days a simple an...
by User7526
Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: More charters and a MKIV still in service
Replies: 18
Views: 1284

Re: More charters and a MKIV still in service

Like I said earlier, if the mouths reckon that they are so good then they should get off their butts and do it. Peta. Only thing is Peta, the mouths like Willie may not be regular contributers but take a lot of pics that they do share and are 1000 times better than those posted in this topic. There...
by User7526
Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: More charters and a MKIV still in service
Replies: 18
Views: 1284

Re: More charters and a MKIV still in service

Whatever happened to "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all" It's not like it's that hard to post constructive criticism, rather than outright knocking someone else's contributions. We're getting to the point people don't want to even post pics because they just know the...
by User7526
Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: Firefly Coaches
Replies: 11
Views: 1311

Re: Firefly Coaches

Wow, I didn't know that they ever ran a Denning Mono! Thanks for these photos Pete, I remember those days of Firefly out on the roads quite well, except for the Mono that is!

Peta.
by User7526
Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: More charters and a MKIV still in service
Replies: 18
Views: 1284

Re: More charters and a MKIV still in service

Stop being so negative about the photos you lot, if you think that it can be done better then get off your butts and get out there and do it yourselves. In other words "put up or shut up".

Thanks for the photos Ben.
Peta.
by User7526
Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Learning to drive manual
Replies: 33
Views: 2736

Re: Learning to drive manual

Is this the 13sp you are talking about? I wonder if the model number of the box is make-specific? It only has 13 gears as the other two overlap. LL 1, 2, 3, L 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 H 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Hey Daz, that's one of the old 15 speeders from years ago when I was young. You're younger than me so you migh...
by User7526
Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Learning to drive manual
Replies: 33
Views: 2736

Re: Learning to drive manual

I don't believe Mack ever made an 18 speed, it would be the Eaton 18 hole in the CH which are still a very nice box. The Mack 10 an 12 speed Maxitorques are unbelieveably strong but can be slow on split. I've ground a lot of gears in them on a dyno (about 2000 trucks and buses) over the years, but ...
by User7526
Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: GBW COACHES.
Replies: 31
Views: 14405

Re: GBW COACHES.

I think this is my only digital pic of a GBW coach however I have atleast 1 or 2 prints somewhere aswell which I can scan when I find them. Here we have Warwick Charter Coaches 685.BSN (MAN 22.380) in Goulburn st, sydney. 7/10/06 I used to empty those two blue garbage bins back when I was doing a S...
by User7526
Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Learning to drive manual
Replies: 33
Views: 2736

Re: Learning to drive manual

Do not rest your hand on the gearshift while driving as it can wear the syncro,s in the box The syncros you speak of in Eaton, Fuller, Spicer are actually in your head & arm BUT will wear the selectors In the box & the isolator bush if resting your arm on the stick not good . & yes it will wear the...
by User7526
Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: GBW COACHES.
Replies: 31
Views: 14405

Re: GBW COACHES.

Twin stacks on a coach. WOW. Daz A lot of the old girls had twin choofers. double the pipes + double the noise + double the smoke = double the driving enjoyment :lol: It became a very common theme when the requirement for vertical exhausts came into being, some vehicles were even retrofitted. It wa...
by User7526
Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Photos - Brisbane/Qld
Topic: SOUTHERN COACHES IN QLD
Replies: 11
Views: 821

Re: SOUTHERN COACHES IN QLD

To everyone the specs is a 22.342 under the decker version , same for hi-deck coach very under powered chassis for coach of that size You are so right, that was the number. 22 tonnes GVM and 342 horsepower, I remember now! Thanks for the correction, sorry that I got it wrong too, I guess that I am ...
by User7526
Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Photos - Brisbane/Qld
Topic: CHECK THIS COACH OUT
Replies: 15
Views: 1698

Re: CHECK THIS COACH OUT

It's definitely an old Tourmaster, the front axle is set further back than a Landseer and like so many others have said, the a/c pod is a dead give away!

Peta.
by User7526
Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Photos - Brisbane/Qld
Topic: QLD COACHES 3
Replies: 6
Views: 841

Re: QLD COACHES 3

2 axle Tourmasters, there weren't many of them around! Nice photos, I still like the lines of a Landseer the most though and it's not hard to work out who used to own the one that is signwritten "Original Coaches"!

Peta.
by User7526
Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Photos - Brisbane/Qld
Topic: SOUTHERN COACHES IN QLD
Replies: 11
Views: 821

Re: SOUTHERN COACHES IN QLD

By memory they were a 22.360 (sorry!), the MAN chassis was the first offering by Austral as a chassis for the high decks and the 'deckers. They did that because they needed more time to design, engineer and pass their own design with the authorities. The first showing at a Warwick Farm bus show was ...
by User7526
Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Learning to drive manual
Replies: 33
Views: 2736

Re: Learning to drive manual

To quote Emm Kay Vee, "There are 2 other manual buses that I will have the chance to access: http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/indbusdata.php?cdc=ON&reqtype=m/o%20816&operatorreq=CDC&busreq= and http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/indbusdata.php?cdc=ON&reqtype=m/o%20977&operatorreq=CDC&busreq= The M...
by User7526
Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Learning to drive manual
Replies: 33
Views: 2736

Re: Learning to drive manual

Shame on you Geoff start off in 2nd gear does the clutch tailshaft and diff world of good when a full load and up hill pull :roll: Driving that vehicle with a second gear start off will not be an issue at all if you do it when Geoff suggested, i.e. when cold and first leaving the yard. I used to fi...
by User7526
Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Ambulances over the years
Replies: 18
Views: 1501

Re: Ambulances over the years

Does anybody have some photos of the older F100 based ambulances they all seem to have disappeared around 5-10 years ago? There is one parked in the Byron Bay police station up on the North Coast, I believe it's used in some capacity by the VRA. Somehow VW and Mercedes Benz vans just don't cut it c...
by User7526
Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: {STA} Mercedes O305 Mk4's - Final Months
Replies: 20
Views: 1289

Re: {STA} Mercedes O305 Mk4's - Final Months

It's certainly going to be the end of an era, that's for sure. I still remember when the mark 1 vehicles came into being when I was a kid, they had a moving picture display behind the driver and everyone used to sit and watch whilst riding in them. And the sound of the early models with the horizont...

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