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Quantus Bus

Post by W-W » Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:42 pm

Well here we are again with a new bus.
Bought from a chap who had it in storage for the last 10 years.

Thanks to Dougie we now have a little history to go with it.
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Collected and transported home.
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All that was needed for the MOT was:
New master cylinder
New fuel lines, the tank was blocked.
Replace the start motor, the solenoid was sticking
Track rod end
Adjust the brakes
Air in the tyres :)

Date of manufacture 19 August and date of MOT 19th August , it was meant to be.

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Re: Quantus Bus

Post by Dougie » Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:51 pm

Looking good, can't wait to see it for real.
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Re: Quantus Bus

Post by W-W » Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:52 pm

Cheers Dougie

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Re: Quantus Bus

Post by W-W » Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:52 pm

The M plate tells its early story
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Model Type 2 (T1) mod. 215 :
- Panel van
- Cargo doors left and right
- LHD
Modelyear 1963
Planned production date August 14 ,1962 (but not completed until 19th)
Paint color Blue
Interior color (doorpanels and seats) 80 - Grey
Destination Italy, Bologna
M-code 403 Prepared for Italy, CKD - Complete Knocked Down Production

It was bought by a tobacconist, to transport his weekly weed.

Until 2001 when it was imported and sold for the Quantus make over. Then in 2005/6 it was bought from storage and by the look of things put back into storage. Until now.

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Re: Quantus Bus

Post by W-W » Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:20 pm

Now all the shake down jobs begin

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Ripped out the old carpet and flooring
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I didn't get much help
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Then put in some new marine ply so that the interior can be bolted down.
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Then some new carpet
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Re: Quantus Bus

Post by W-W » Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:26 pm

The odd thing is that it never had any internal handles for the locking cargo doors (being a panel van), so once you were inside you couldn't get out!

So I have ordered a list of bits and bobs this morning and they have already been dispatched by Schofields.
Door handles.
Oversized mirror arms to solve the dropped front doors.
Engine lid spring, so I don't have to carry a broom handle around.
Drivers door handle return spring.

Fettle fettle fettle.....

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Re: Quantus Bus

Post by e m p i » Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:49 pm

Cool bus, cargo floor looked good.
Carpet is nice in the back but not so good wen you're camping.
For the engine lid open/broom handle option you can open the tailgate, open the engine lid and push it right up ten close the tailgate on it and it'll keep it open :)

Look forward to seeing how you configure the interior as it's a double door.

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Re: Quantus Bus

Post by W-W » Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:59 pm

Cargo floor was better than I thought so thats a positive, it's has some rust on the edges but nothing serious.
I didn't paint it as the interior will come out when we do the sills etc.

I shouldn't order parts at work, the engine lid isn't a missing spring now it's arrived. It just doesn't hold against the tab.

No 1 failure

Then I try to install a new door handle spring, to stop the ice pick attacking passers by.

There are obviously different spring sizes.

No 2 failure

Then got started on the over sized mirror arms to solve the door sag. The drivers door was simple but the old passenger door one will not budge.

No 3 failure


I'm having one of those days.

But the interior is in.

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Re: Quantus Bus

Post by W-W » Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:02 pm

And the curtains are made and are in.

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Re: Quantus Bus

Post by W-W » Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:27 pm

Oh and because it was a panel van the cargo door locks aren't long enough to attach interior handles.

No 4 failure.

Nothing I ordered has fitted.


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Re: Quantus Bus

Post by bigbulli » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:38 pm

Found on an old disc, BVF 2002

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Re: Quantus Bus

Post by W-W » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:16 pm

How cool, cheers.

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Re: Quantus Bus

Post by W-W » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:03 pm

Just to keep the thread alive, here is the protection squad looking after her at a local classic car show. Image

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Re: Quantus Bus

Post by W-W » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:43 am

Having great fun with the brakes this year, after popping a seal on one of the front wheel cylinders, I replaced all 4 and swapped to a dual master cylinder.
All working for about 5 miles, now I've popped a rear cylinder!
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Re: Quantus Bus

Post by Who.Me? » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:31 am

W-W wrote:
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:43 am
Having great fun with the brakes this year, after popping a seal on one of the front wheel cylinders, I replaced all 4 and swapped to a dual master cylinder.
All working for about 5 miles, now I've popped a rear cylinder!
I had similar. Replaced the MC and leaking slave cylinders in three of the four drums. The fourth was fine. Had a look when I took the transaxe out at the back end of last year and the one I hadn't changed was leaking. The weakest link fails.

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