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Forum: Road Haulage Discussion 9th January 2020, 10:55
Replies: 3
Views: 18,599
Posted By coachman
If you are able to get hold of a platform that...

If you are able to get hold of a platform that defiantly would be handy. If you have ever seen them being used by mobile windscreen fitting companies then you will have a good idea of how useful they...
Forum: Road Haulage Discussion 5th January 2020, 17:10
Replies: 3
Views: 18,599
Posted By coachman
In my experience it all depends on what repair...

In my experience it all depends on what repair work needs to be carried out. For most accident work then the cab is left in place and in most circumstances there is no need to remove it from the...
Forum: Bus & Coach Restoration 25th August 2019, 13:19
Replies: 5
Views: 5,023
Posted By coachman
There are various companies that will still...

There are various companies that will still repair these transmissions if you look on the internet. The only experience I had with Wilson type boxes was many years ago when I worked on Leyland...
Forum: Bus & Coach Restoration 22nd August 2019, 20:39
Replies: 5
Views: 5,023
Posted By coachman
There might be a few old timers at Cobham Bus...

There might be a few old timers at Cobham Bus museum that might be able to give you some advice ?
Forum: Drivers Discussion Forum 10th February 2019, 14:51
Replies: 2
Views: 7,120
Posted By coachman
The older vehicle speed limiters were only a...

The older vehicle speed limiters were only a mechanical device that limited the movement on the throttle linkage. If this is the type fitted on this vehicle it only needs to be disconnected.
Forum: Vintage Truck Discussion 20th January 2019, 14:36
Replies: 1
Views: 3,177
Posted By coachman
I have an idea that the pump has a cam ring...

I have an idea that the pump has a cam ring inside it that works off of the fuel pressure. As soon as the engine stops it advances the timing to help with cold starting - then once the fuel pressure...
Forum: Books, TV, Videos & Magazines 19th June 2018, 09:39
Replies: 4
Views: 3,389
Posted By coachman
Reme

No hydraulics or electric winches - everything had to be man handled, so keep all your fingers and other important body parts clear.
Forum: Truck and Bus TV Discussion 11th June 2018, 08:52
Replies: 3
Views: 4,410
Posted By coachman
Overheating

Just read your latest on the Dart you are restoring. I guess you have checked the oblivious, such as the thermostat is working and made sure that the radiator matrix isnít blocked with rubbish. I...
Forum: Truck and Bus TV Discussion 10th June 2018, 14:12
Replies: 3
Views: 4,410
Posted By coachman
Dennis Dart

I have never saw a workshop manual for a Dart but that doesn’t mean that they don’t exist. I worked on Dart’s with various bodies mainly Plaxton Pointer, Wright and Carlisle - Mk1, Mk2 and SLFs. The...
Forum: Vintage Truck Discussion 1st September 2017, 10:21
Replies: 5
Views: 4,170
Posted By coachman
A Hydrovac is the name given to a vacuum assisted...

A Hydrovac is the name given to a vacuum assisted brake booster. Most T.K's would have had air over hydraulic brakes - but as this vehicle has a petrol engine it most likely has a vacuum assisted...
Forum: Books, TV, Videos & Magazines 4th June 2017, 10:19
Replies: 1
Views: 3,440
Posted By coachman
What a great old film, it certainly brings back...

What a great old film, it certainly brings back memories of my schooldays. It's hard to remember just how many older vehicles were on the road in those pre MOT test days. A lot of the commercial...
Forum: Road Haulage Discussion 28th January 2017, 18:17
Replies: 5
Views: 8,543
Posted By coachman
They can send you on some strange routes as...

They can send you on some strange routes as times, you have to keep your wits about you.
Forum: Bus & Coach Restoration 5th June 2016, 16:02
Replies: 2
Views: 6,268
Posted By coachman
The later ones certainly had a Freight Rover...

The later ones certainly had a Freight Rover engine and a ZF transmission but it's nearly 25 now years since I last had and dealings with them. As far as I can remember when CVE went out of business...
Forum: Todays Bus & Coach News 9th October 2015, 09:33
Replies: 4
Views: 4,508
Posted By coachman
I wonder if the cows find it as much fun as the...

I wonder if the cows find it as much fun as the children.
Forum: Drivers Discussion Forum 8th October 2015, 20:34
Replies: 8
Views: 8,138
Posted By coachman
Have you tried talking on the phone to any banks,...

Have you tried talking on the phone to any banks, public utility companies or government offices such as the DVLA recentley ? I don't think they actually employ and real people now only robots.
Forum: Drivers Discussion Forum 14th September 2015, 10:16
Replies: 1
Views: 4,962
Posted By coachman
New T.V program

I have just viewed the first episode of a new program on the National Geographic channel called ' Ice Road Rescue '. It's all about heavy recovery operators working in Norway and it makes all the...
Forum: Vintage Truck Discussion 22nd August 2015, 17:06
Replies: 2
Views: 3,341
Posted By coachman
Also don't forget to check the air filter and any...

Also don't forget to check the air filter and any pipework associated with getting air into the engine as well. From my experience people often forget that all engines need air just as much as they...
Forum: Todays Bus & Coach News 20th July 2015, 16:10
Replies: 3
Views: 3,601
Posted By coachman
Hybrid

The only hybrid buses I had experience of were Optare Solo's that had been converted to diesel electric drive by a company called Enerco. This would have been about about 6 or 7 years ago now. The...
Forum: Vintage Truck Discussion 19th July 2015, 17:12
Replies: 6
Views: 5,063
Posted By coachman
Great stuff G-G, a lot of the showman are still...

Great stuff G-G, a lot of the showman are still around, Danter's in particular are very regular visitors around the South Coast in the Summer months.
Forum: Vintage Truck Discussion 11th July 2015, 09:40
Replies: 11
Views: 6,208
Posted By coachman
Nice cars, a three speed box if I remember, they...

Nice cars, a three speed box if I remember, they would do about 50 in first and 70 odd in second, I never had the bottle to find out what they would do flat out.
Forum: Vintage Truck Discussion 10th July 2015, 16:44
Replies: 11
Views: 6,208
Posted By coachman
The one that had the same engine as the Humber...

The one that had the same engine as the Humber Hawk ?
Forum: Vintage Truck Discussion 10th July 2015, 14:26
Replies: 11
Views: 6,208
Posted By coachman
It might be an international, I think the ones...

It might be an international, I think the ones from the late 1940's and early 1950's looked a lot like a Commer ?
Forum: Todays Bus & Coach News 26th June 2015, 20:40
Replies: 4
Views: 4,166
Posted By coachman
It appears to work but I don't think I would like...

It appears to work but I don't think I would like to put it to the test myself.
Forum: Todays Bus & Coach News 9th June 2015, 19:37
Replies: 5
Views: 6,546
Posted By coachman
Yards built for vehicles the size of OB Bedfords...

Yards built for vehicles the size of OB Bedfords now used to house today's tri axle wide bodied ones.
Forum: Todays Bus & Coach News 4th June 2015, 12:33
Replies: 19
Views: 12,641
Posted By coachman
Only if you get caught, a good employer who had...

Only if you get caught, a good employer who had come up through the ranks themselves knew it was often better to turn a blind eye to some of things that went on.
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