Search found 928 matches

by Maladjusted
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: When Did Computer Gearboxes Appear?
Replies: 24
Views: 10894

Re: When Did Computer Gearboxes Appear?

To answer the last question first which was about RENK and Voith boxes - the Council worked collaboratively with a couple of Uni of Qld students to develop a replacement "plug-In" unit to replace the failing computers which were also difficult and expensive to source. Back in the days when they woul...
by Maladjusted
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: When Did Computer Gearboxes Appear?
Replies: 24
Views: 10894

Re: When Did Computer Gearboxes Appear?

Both RENK and Voith boxes 3 & 4 speed in MAN SL200s all had computers. BCC were making their own adaptations of these in the late 90's. ZF after the 2HP45's had computers as well. The 7 CAG boxed Scanias that Bayside/National had were apparently always giving trouble, even while they were being sold...
by Maladjusted
Thu May 17, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: Top speed of MAN 10.155 midi [Ansair]?
Replies: 2
Views: 5680

Re: Top speed of MAN 10.155 midi [Ansair]?

IF I remember right 85 -90 is around max speed for these babies.
by Maladjusted
Thu May 17, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018
Replies: 87
Views: 60298

Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2018

Well actually no, it is not the rust repairs it is definetly the Fawlty Qld TMR (Transport and Main Roads) faded number plates. It could be an exercise to see if the enthusiasts can keep up with the observations - so far they win - enthusiasts have noted more up to date changes than TfBs' own progra...
by Maladjusted
Tue May 08, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: Denning Landseer - Only Starts from Sub starter
Replies: 14
Views: 11062

Re: Denning Landseer - Only Starts from Sub starter

And do lots of other pain in the A things when you want to get going.
by Maladjusted
Tue May 08, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: Volvo tappet clearance
Replies: 8
Views: 8770

Re: Volvo tappet clearance

Know this an old post and correct settings are as quoted as IN 0.4 and 0.7 for Exh and is correct for a turbo motor as well - have only ever heard of 1 natural aspirated 10 Litre Volvo motor as a Volvo Penta in a standby geneset at Mt Crosby Water Pumping station
by Maladjusted
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus
Replies: 58
Views: 47435

Re: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus

Last B7's
by Maladjusted
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: Leyland Lepoard 680 engine oil Leak
Replies: 3
Views: 5566

Re: Leyland Lepoard 680 engine oil Leak

A nice little job to change, just a bit of felt stuffed into the flywheel housing Mr Motorparts should have them
by Maladjusted
Fri May 05, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: Volvo B10M volume 3 wiring diagram
Replies: 3
Views: 2527

Re: Volvo B10M volume 3 wiring diagram

Matt what is the chassis number as they changed at least 5 to six times. Will be able to help then. Or you put the really long crank handle in.
by Maladjusted
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: B10M Mark II Mechanical Help Needed
Replies: 2
Views: 2310

Re: B10M Mark II Mechanical Help Needed

Just a tired volvo mechanic, would that help?

What issues do you have "electronically" as it sounds like you have completed the major issues already.
by Maladjusted
Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Bus to motorhome discussions
Topic: MAN 10.180 bus 1991 model - identify and source parts
Replies: 7
Views: 12151

Re: MAN 10.180 bus 1991 model - identify and source parts

You will be able to get the Uni joint from bearing suppliers-as you say Statewide Brgs but multispares is a good price and they will have the right size. Steering uni joints are ZF /now Bosch and not repairable. AllPower steering in Brisbane or other ZF agents would be the best bet, likewise the dra...
by Maladjusted
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Coachtrans
Replies: 12
Views: 12372

Re: Coachtrans

If I recall correctly Coachtrans Depot was at Coomera behind the Northbound Weighbridge. They started up after the Skennars sell off doing Clarries run to the coast and ended up with a mix of Skennars and Greyhound fleet. They did have at least 2 of the GBW Inters with spiders. Yes I believe Sita wa...
by Maladjusted
Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: leyland 600/680 conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 3504

Re: leyland 600/680 conversion

The difference between a 600 (9.8 litre) and 680 (11.1 litre) are
Cylinder Bore (600) 4.8inches (680) 5.00 inches
Length of stroke (600) 5.500 inches (680) 5.750 inches
So as the crankshaft is different and bore size as well not really able to convert.
All for an extra 25 horses
by Maladjusted
Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: BT Scanias
Replies: 266
Views: 134735

Re: BT Scanias

TLK asked Anyone know the possible outcome as to what will happen with G when they start withdrawing the Scanias they have? G can't keep them around forever and I'm sure they'll want to eventually get new buses in to replace them (either brand new or transferred from T if they get the CNG MANs). If ...
by Maladjusted
Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Brisbane Transport Observations 2016
Replies: 81
Views: 37447

Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2016

2801 is a Volvo B8RLE / Volgren Optimus with an almost identical body to the B7RLE. It has been returned to Brisbane and was at Eagle Farm on Monday morning, & returned to 2wong for more attitude adjustments after being in Sydney and Port McQuarrie. All that therapy may all be in vain after it goes ...
by Maladjusted
Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: Photos - Brisbane/Qld
Topic: Wide Bay Transit, Hervey Bay
Replies: 34
Views: 35141

Re: Wide Bay Transit, Hervey Bay

Well done, the last Scania went up on Thursday.
by Maladjusted
Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: BT Scanias
Replies: 266
Views: 134735

Re: BT Scanias

826 is feeling better and will be out and about again soon.
by Maladjusted
Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:16 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus
Replies: 58
Views: 47435

Re: BT Volvo B7RLE Optimus

Lt Commander Data wrote:- Agreed, Adelaide seems to be one of the only Cities not to have ANY Optimuses (Optimi?), very annoying. Hopefully we will get some in the future. I didn't realise Adelaide was so forward thinking. Optimus may look impressive but as they say beauty is only as good as the mak...
by Maladjusted
Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Brisbane Transport Observations 2016
Replies: 81
Views: 37447

Re: Brisbane Transport Observations Q1 - 2016

BT don't own it yet - doin the rounds by Volgren.
by Maladjusted
Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: BT Scanias
Replies: 266
Views: 134735

Re: BT Scanias

Scania in Pinkenba, Brisbane have some that they may sell some parts off. Whites Diesels at Sandgate also.
The ones been sent for scrap are already gone and are coming back as Yutongs. There are another 9 in the line up to go soon, what are they/you after?
by Maladjusted
Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: BT Scanias
Replies: 266
Views: 134735

Re: BT Scanias

Not much slips by you guys!
by Maladjusted
Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Brisbane River speeds
Replies: 2
Views: 2018

Re: Brisbane River speeds

Brisbane River vessel speed limits is 40 knots unless it creates a marine incident, with the exception of the Town & South Brisbane Reaches between Story and William Jolly (Grey St) Bridges is 15 knots. Have often kept up with the cats along Coronation Drive at 60Kmph.
by Maladjusted
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Photos - Brisbane/Qld
Topic: Volgren 12.2M Coaches.
Replies: 1
Views: 19913

Re: Volgren 12.2M Coaches.

I remember Clarry Skennar bought some of these off Greyhound when he returned from retirement. They gave him a bit of grief in the short time he had the Volgrens, more the Volvo side of things with boxes and engines wanting to spew their innards out. Also remember 1 beginning the climb near Withcott...
by Maladjusted
Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Setra imports
Replies: 20
Views: 4993

Re: Firefly imports

I'm sure this has been posted before about the Setras.
I remember about 6 of them sitting on the grass at Austral all painted in Deluxe colours awaiting delivery which never happened.
by Maladjusted
Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: BT Scanias
Replies: 266
Views: 134735

Re: BT Scanias

758 will come back as a Yutong Private buyers for the later 2

Go to advanced search