So our running day came and went and was by far our busiest yet, which is great news. We worked tirelessly to get the Jersey TD1 out but sadly despite the engine having been returned we built it all back up to then find it was filling with water... Cameras were sent down, a clear plastic head gasket was fitted all so we could see where the water was leaking in from. Eventually however we had to admit defeat. The engine was taken back out, disassembled, repacked up and returned to engine re-conditioners for a pressure test.Other races against the clock though were more successful...
Other jobs that have been done this past few months include the RTW getting a new engine and being declared fit, The Cub getting its first road test, The Southend Daimler has a new thermostat and has had the radiator sent away for re-coring to hopefully solve its regular overheating issues. The Leeds PD has needed an alternator change as it idles to low for the current one to cut in properly, this has required a full redesign of brackets and placing and is hopefully shortly to be completed.
Good opportunity finally to wish everyone a very happy new year and hope 2018 is a good one.
Wednesday 1 November 2017
On the plus side the engine for the Leyland Cub is now in and running and apart from a charging defect is just about set. The Leyland TS7 engine is now away and is a Spring target for return so that DUF can return to the road for the summer season. Lets hope that will be the end of our poor run of luck on Leyland engines...
Saturday December 2 is running day and all will be revealed then. Hopefully see some of you there
Posted by Helena at 06:05
Wednesday 2 August 2017
Enjoy the summer
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Monday 27 March 2017
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Thursday 29 December 2016
So thats it for 2016 and chance for me to wish everyone out there a happy new year from all at Ensignbus.
Posted by Helena at 02:42
Wednesday 16 November 2016
To those of you coming down for the Running Day look forward to seeing you on December 3, where not only the vehicles covered in this post will appear but also some guest vehicles and one of our own that has recently changed colour....
Posted by Helena at 05:31
Friday 16 September 2016
Its back here next week, so sneak preview or nothing until its finished...???
Cheers or now
Posted by Helena at 04:53