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I think those seats are really special.

The body is also an inspiration, I take my hat off to you chaps.

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Got stuck in to the body most evenings and the last couple of weekends which we now feel we breaking the back of it .Ali bulkhead was rotten so a copy was made ,this was screwed plus I bonded on with

Photo opportunity moved the body this evening over to our main workshop as this is the first Saturday we are not working so I can fit the top deck handrails.Paint is nearly there with a couple more co

Dave has worked his magic for the seats with the first one successfully assembled. Bit of excitement yesterday as a couple of long awaited crates turned up after a long voyage .Had to have a move

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7 hours ago, Scrunt & Farthing said:

Duncan,

Thinking about your engine size deliberations I am minded to copy this chart onto the forum which list the engine v capacities from 1927 onward (i.e. about the age of your engine).  It shows both lorry and passenger vehicles.  PM me if you want a better resolution copy or the .pdf.

Dave

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Can I get a PDF copy please . Some where in a box is data sheets like this. Trouble locating what file box. Probably mis-filed in a different box.

 

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Finally got to the end of the seats with mounting brackets let into the floor and a taste of top coat for the inside .Caught Dave testing each seat and they are unbelievably comfortable for a wooden seat.

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On 5/20/2020 at 10:06 PM, PITT24423 said:

Finally got to the end of the seats with mounting brackets let into the floor and a taste of top coat for the inside .Caught Dave testing each seat and they are unbelievably comfortable for a wooden seat.

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Very impressive work I must say, so time consuming but lovely results.

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A few updated photos of my willing helpers never say “your bored “during lockdown .Amazing how much rubbing down you can get done 😁

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Absolutely stunning! The same applies to the Ransomes, that was one of my favourites at the GDSF 2018. Many thanks for sharing.

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Meant to say the lower internal panels on the front bulkhead are still wearing original paint which I intend to leave.

Started to sort out wheels ready for new tyres which I have decided to go down the plastic route .The rear axle will be a combination of the one which we had shipped as it has the top casting for the diff with the possibility of using the whole axle minus the wheels as it is from a later CK model ,shame the diff isn’t in any of them but I have a plan 🤓.Initially thought we were fine for wheels and axle s but we have just about scrapped parts off every axle we have to make a complete set inc the brass tags as the newness was gone for some reason!

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On 6/9/2020 at 9:38 PM, Cel said:

Absolutely stunning! The same applies to the Ransomes, that was one of my favourites at the GDSF 2018. Many thanks for sharing.

Thanks Cel

2018 we didn’t quite manage to get the injector sorted and tested in time but was ready for last year which we treated her gently as we had a lot of new bearings and gears bedding in and on the last day towed some logs 

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When we rebuilt the lorry the diff was to prove illusive so we had to fabricate the top diff casting and used the gears from a Daimler CC axle we were lucky to purchase. With this project we were lucky in that there was a Daimler CK axle with a top casting but sadly not gears .As lovely as the CK wheels (circular holes )are they are the wrong spoke pattern for the bus  The CB axle which came with the chassis came with odd wheels so at this stage we will use odd wheels as I quite like the open spoke style of the odd wheel . To check the dimensions were the same between the two axles I turned up a couple of discs and pulled a length of mig wire between the centres to use as a datum.

We have applied the first top coat of paint which is pleasing to the lower panels.

 

 

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The bonus of this being our second Daimler is we now know how it is put together and have already made the necessary special tools. This weekend we stripped the wheels ready for the new tyres ,the brake drums proved just stubborn as before with the need to drill out a more than a couple of bolts as they were well and truly seized solid. We have made our mind up to use the odd wheels as they came with the chassis .They are both the same except the spoke pattern so have come to the conclusion the open spoked wheel is Daimler but I could be wrong as there’s a chance it could be AEC as equally I haven’t seen any Daimler with this wheel .There’s some casting numbers but nothing else unlike the original Daimler wheel which has brass plates.

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My gut feel is that the open spoke wheel is the earliest, then the very closed wheel then the two round hole wheels. My reason is that the brake ventilation holes get steadily larger which I think would be the natural evolution. The closing of the open spokes and then somewhat opening them up again could be for casting quality reasons.

I wonder how many people will notice that you have odd rear wheels when the bus is being displayed !

David

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Can you clean up those casting marks as one appears to be the letters JAC.  If so it is a foundry name.

 I have JAC marks on some Thornycroft parts and have found the initals on other castings of the time. 

 Doug

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On 6/16/2020 at 8:10 PM, nz2 said:

Can you clean up those casting marks as one appears to be the letters JAC.  If so it is a foundry name.

 I have JAC marks on some Thornycroft parts and have found the initals on other castings of the time. 

 Doug

Yes Doug the initials definitely look like JAC there’s also the remnants of WD paint under the black paint of what paint is left.

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I suspect it is more of a 'Port -a-stand', for going racing or watching other sports. You travel in the bus, then onto the roof for a good view.

The fact we don't see them more often indicates what a good idea it was.... (-:

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