What a significant day! with the diff filled with
oil, radiator flush and water put into the header tank, new fuel
pipes reconnected via the sedimentor , fuel pump cleaned out, oh and the
small matter of putting CDK back onto the ground, after 4 years of
being mechanically "In Limbo". CDK 172L was started up, safely and
without much fuss (apart from the starter being stuck).
Pity you can't hear the bus running. But it is!
OK! So now CDK is back on the ground, finally Steve
can start to refit some more bits of the body.
Its been quite a long time and someway frustrating not being able to do any bodywork jobs, this of course
was due to
the fact that the bus was "Jacked up", but now she is back on "Terra
Firma" I can get on with things.
First job today is to refit the entrance door and
after a bit of head scratching ( I removed it 5 years ago) a very
satisfactory result was achieved.
Saturday 21st August
Following on from last week, the team began the
day by finally getting the entrance door lock striker plates
into the correct position on the front pillar.
After a bucket of tea CDK was once again started
up and after lots of poking and prodding, several things were
noticeable:- the fantastic look in Rick eyes, as he hadn't been
here for the previous start up, secondly, no water leaks Hurrah!
and oh bugger she won't build up her air properly!
So after a bite of lunch and another bucket of
tea, Pete set to in removing the unloader valve, pressure
regulator valve and the compressor valve in readiness of their
overhaul and refit. Steve dropped the water from the engine,
ready for another "Glug" of radiator flush and by the end of the
day the engine was drained of its oil.
Saturday 28th August
OK, so today we were Barnsley bound, seats are on
the agenda and tranny vans now have 6 gears! and after several,
restricted. mucky and in Steve's case very sweaty hours, 45
seats and a set of legs were lugged back to the correct side of
the Pennies! Another mission accomplished.
Eh eke these will do the job.