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    Over a couple of evenings this week we stripped all the rubbish away to leave a clean starting point when we are ready to start. Roof is as good as new with a little bit of rot above the front leading edge the main roof unbelievable as the original canvas was in tact under the felt/tar roof. Guessing the body was converted to a house at the end of 1934 as the additional ply floor was laid on top of newspaper and was dated October 34 and the headlines of the day was the civil war in Spain and the launching of HMS Snapper (submarine) after a google reported missing in the Bay of Biscay 1941. I am no bus expert but this seems a short life for a bus when I`ve been told this model started in 1925 unless its a bit earlier. Offside wall quite rough ,N/side good as a pattern temporarily propped the roof up to try and get its shape back whilst it dries out properly now its undercover.We`ll make a temporary frame for it to sit on and extract the Daimler later in the spring.
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    Along with the Daimler parts was a second very low numbered chassis approx 1914 with the latter 1920s pneumatic wheels which we think was a standard upgrade in its day.This chassis you can just see in the photo with the axles peaking out under the bus body forward of the rear axle and it has a nice clear stencil stating max 20mph.
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    You are not looking close enough ! Theres a second CB 22 chassis if you look hard enough ....... haven't you played where's Wally ?
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    As with all these things one thing always leads to another ,and what started as a conversation about bus and charabanc bodies lead to the latest acquisition ! The chassis is a Daimler possibly a CB but more likely a CK will now more once we get into it ,a lot of the smaller brackets are still on it plus a gearbox and steering box so another project in the background .Leyland bus body is on its knees but the roof is a work of art with very little rot and will use this for the basis for the Palladium body but will have to cut a section out the middle to reduce the length.Due to fragile state of the body I had to call in a favour and borrow a friends curtain sider low loader as it was in a state of collapse. IMG_1632.MOV
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    WW1 finds and discoveries

    Just found bought the Leyland instruction plate and it turned up today in all its loveliness.
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    Not sure yet Tim,agreed a time schedule with Greg that suits the pair of us as they won`t get started on until well into the new year as we have a few other "bits" we can get on with ..
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    Getting the wheels ready to be repaired so we will see what magic happens to them while they are away down Devon.
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    Thanks for the extra photos there`s quite a few which are fresh to me. I quite like this one as you could almost imagine what he is thinking with a bus load of women !
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    Yes, there`s quite a few cracks around the front end which need addressing this is probably the least of our worries as we are a steel fabrication shop as our day job.
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    I was told the Continental engines used here were built here under licence almost identical to the American engines apart from the English blocks and heads were cast as one and the American engines had removable heads.It would be interesting to know who made them. The gearbox and axles are American import . Added a picture which Richard posted on Dans thread showing what we are looking for.
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    As some of you already know we are starting to gather parts and info to rebuild this Palladium. I am looking for a period engine to fit just incase somebody has a suitable candidate lurking at the back of their shed .We believe it was originally fitted with a Continental similar or the same as Dan has fitted to his Halley ,initially we thought we would be able to get one from the States but as always when your looking they all hiding .I think I am going to treat it similar to my Daimler in that I will fit an early 4 cyl petrol engine so it can easily be swapped if the correct item surfaces so I will be grateful and open minded to all replies. thanks in advance Duncan Pittock
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    Royal Naval Divison. 1914

    Looks like a civilian Daimler CB22 following .
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    WW1 exhibits /events for 2018

    Just bumping this back to the top as we are only a couple of weeks away , its got the feeling of being very good.
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    WW1 exhibits /events for 2018

    Beamish superb !!!
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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    We wanted to go with the Daimler but were told we had to be a member before December 2017 to enter which is a shame, so there are a couple of us entering the Ipswich Felixstowe run instead if anybody else is interested which falls on the same day.