Chassis restoration is moving-on well. The engine has been rebuilt and turned over without fuel, so as to ensure the oil-pump is circulating oil correctly. The next step will be to add fuel and fire-up the engine. Assuming this is satisfactory. the gearbox and prop-shaft will be fitted and the vehicle extracted from its current long-term storage position and moved to the main workshop.
The first picture is of the engine viewed form above. New injector pipes and starter motor can be seen. The second picture is of the reconditioned DPA injector pump and compressor.
Two views of the refurbished clutch. The gearbox will be fitted next (a refurbished GB148).
The front (top) and rear (below) near-side wheel hubs almost completed.
A general view of the chassis looking towards the rear axle. The main brake-cam has just been re-fitted in the middle of the picture.
A taste of what is to come. A lot of work will be required on the body after the chassis refurbishment is complete, as can be seen here in this view of the rear of the bus. Some of the interior lighting is switched on to determine the extent of the likely electrical repairs.