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  1. Separate problem to your frosting which you can address as Owen suggest by drawing the air intake from around the exhaust manifold. With my Daimler we have had problems on hot days with the fuel vaporising I know of others adding diesel to great effect but I personally found adding a good quality two stroke oil get the desired result with the added bonus of lubricating the sleeve valves plus with very little if any smoke from the exhaust.
  2. Finally getting back to normal after getting covered in Dorset dust which is better than the mud ! Dave has I think got addicted to the bus and has worked miracles on the parts I struggled to get my head round . Had a couple of nice touches firstly the felt on the roof let go when it belted it down with rain which promptly showed up where the seats were positioned on the upper deck.The rain also washed off some of the white wash reveling the seating capacity in and out on one of the window rails.
  3. Haven`t done to much as we have been busy getting our gear ready for Dorset but managed to get the floor boards down and the tread bars but couldn`t resist a photo before we fitted them as the elm looked fantastic almost to good. I`ll add a pic with the tread bars next time.
  4. Haven`t made any drawings just copying everything we have with the exception of the two main chassis beams which we made 1 1/2" wider whilst maintaining the original o/a width so they fit fully on the CB chassis.This detail will be almost unnoticeable once bolted down and in theory we can swap the body onto a correct chassis if we found one .This is because the original CC chassis is flared out about 3" from behind the driver where the body sits. There`s a couple of "British " bodies surviving and from the info we have they are all very much the same .What is amazing is the quality of the joinery and the complexity of the combined joints on some of the uprights which is then all covered up . The rear corner posts being the most complex as they are cut and formed to lean out to the side and rear with a crank ,so might have to do a practice cut on some softwood before we tackle the Sapele ! At this stage we haven`t a clue about the rear step , stair or top deck yet so if anyone has some info please send it across.
  5. Here`s an up date.We now have seemed to of acquired our resident "old boy" Dave who`s quite handy with the wood hence we are on a bit of a roll ,timber for body ordered with a bit of "mate rate "and off we go,not much of the original timber was salvageable but the main front bulkhead is plus nearly all the steel brackets and bars.As with my other projects we opted to use Sapele as we like its stable characteristics and its ability to take paint.The majority of the original body was Elm and luckily I have some elm which we will use for the floor boards and inspection hatches .
  6. Next project !! After a bit of toing and froing we`ve decided to do another CB22 as we have found and located enough bits to build another one which actually amounts to more than we had for the first one plus we have the bonus of knowing what should be where and what needs to go in which hole.I was fortunate to be offered a bus body for the Palladium and when I went to look at it found it was sitting on a Daimler chassis the same as the one we had rebuilt a couple of years ago this one being exactly 100 vehicles younger according to the chassis numbers.Earlier this year a "British" bus body came up on EBAY which was we believe was originally fitted to a Daimler CC which equates to almost the same as the CB but the chassis rails are slightly further apart but the engine ,transmission and diff we believe were the same .I`m sure someone will dig out some info to the contrary now I`ve put my head above the parapet !! Going to start in ernest on the body as this will take the lions share of the time as we are not coach builders and the mechanical stuff comes easy so we`ll use this as a form of R & R .At this stage we think about 90% of the steel brackets and the bulkhead are salvageable with most of the timber being pattens only due to the "newness" being worn away.
  7. They were a bargain ! ! still looking for some with WD stamped on them if anyone sees any, must of had a soft moment LOL They look lovely Tomo
  8. I hope Richard P will not mind me posting his advert he sent me.Not Mack but will give you an idea of the market in recon trucks, obviously Daimler were the premier brand 😁
  9. As its a bit quite at the moment I`ve just been notified that a friend has just posted these clips on YouTube which hopefully some of you may find interesting as theres a couple of cameo roles of some that appear on this forum amongst the Old Warden footage .Tomo couldn`t polish the chimney top as he was on the back foot that morning LOL. The same guy also made a short clip of the 51 soldiers and sailors that I made for our WW1 centenary which we are going to take down mid November and auction the figures off with all proceeds going to local trusts and charities including the British Legion.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. You are not looking close enough ! Theres a second CB 22 chassis if you look hard enough ....... haven't you played where's Wally ?
  13. 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
  14. Just found bought the Leyland instruction plate and it turned up today in all its loveliness.
  15. 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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