Thursday, 19 March 2015

LTT Fleet Update

Repanelling work has been undertaken on Blackpool PD3 No.529 recently in preparation for the summer season ahead and specific panels will be repainted.
Blackpool AEC Swift 570 has received a 75-point safety inspection prior to MoT work whilst the removed road springs have been sent away for Ribble 1805 and from these new ones are to be made at a cost of £600 each.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

MoT prep work starts on Ribble1805

In addition to the work currently in hand on Ribble RE 366 & VRT 1997, the first vehicle to ever join the LTT is also now receiving attention. A few panels have been selected for replacement whilst as part of MoT preparation work, both front springs have been removed for replacement. It is proposed to upgrade 1805 to Class VI MoT status.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

March update

Several buses from the LTT collection are being actively worked on ready for the 2015 season. Ex-Blackpool Leyland Atlantean 334 is still away for a fluid flywheel oil leak to be repaired (that requires separating engine & gearbox) whilst ex-Ribble Bristol RE 366 has had its air door system re-piped and wiper arms refitted and is nearing submission for MoT test.
Its Ribble cousin, Bristol VRT 1997, is having its engine removed to be sent away for overhaul.  This bus passed its Class VI PSV test last autumn, but unfortunately blew a piston liner on its return journey to Blackpool and requires the equivalent of open-heart surgery.
Finally, Blackpool PD3 No.529 is having some panels damaged whilst out on private hire work replaced.
Ribble 1997 on its way to Lancaster for MoT test - it passed but unfortunately blew a piston liner on its return journey to Blackpool.

Bristol RE 366 out on a test run at Wrea Green.