Last year I was speculating that maybe some additional cooling grills in 5807's rear panel may help her out and stop her getting so hot and flustered. A chance conversation with a fitter friend of mine revealed that his firm had an Olympian with the same issue and it was the fuel pump. Apparently the Oly would get hot then slow down and grind to a halt too and, coupled to the fact that when I picked her up from Canterbury it was a cold January day and she drove back with no issues. The MOT was on a cool day in May but even then she would not restart at the test centre. Both days 5807 lost all power were hot summer days so maybe the cooling grills and / or even an additional electric cooling fan may not be a silly idea for now.
Claire and myself were busy working on Nuw the Titan today, just making her look a bit better and trying to fix the drivers side windscreen wiper that had broken in the blizzard. The destination equipment has been installed and just needs proper masking up to complete it. She is also due a wax and polish too in the next week. I've also added some fleet numbers to her. She now carries her London numbers on the sides and an honorary Stagecoach East Kent number front and rear to celebrate the M&D and EK Bus Club's 60th birthday. I've got a few other small jobs to do on her before she is ready for her first trip to a bus rally on Saturday 31st March at Detling Showground.
No really a video OF the coach but more of a video FROM the coach. This was filmed from the back window of 3131 as she headed to Wood's of Aylesham for a project by her owner, Bernard.
A big thanks to friend of the collection Nigel Carroll who I had the pleasure to meet in Canterbury. He emailed me some pictures from his collection of 5137, 5807 and 7980 in their service days. Over the next month, some will be used on the site so keep checking to see the updates.
On Saturday 31st March a show is being held at the Kent County Showground at Detling near Maidstone to celebrate 60 years of the M&D and East Kent Bus Club. We're hoping to attend with 7980 as we missed out the M&D 100 one last which was organised by the same people. Last year whilst taking some fellow yacht club members out for a drink in Ramsgate, the hinges on the rear offside engine door failed due to rusty hinges. This is still to be fixed as 7980 has been off the road over the winter period. Although we do have spare panels, they're the later type with the squarer tail light units so for ease it will be just as easy to repair the one currently on the bus.
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