1967 HITOP aka tower block

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Re: 1967 HITOP aka tower block

Post by BJ1 » Mon May 07, 2012 7:38 pm

211vanman wrote:
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surreysplit wrote:Well done Daz , thoroughly deserved altho i hear you exhausted your money supply in paying for votes :rofl:
In that case he owes me a fiver :drunken:

Brian I did ask who BJ1 was , just wanted to put a name to a face , will catch up soon but you are correct no more dollars left spent all on the hitop!!!
LOL - that's an easy one! I'm the shorter old git with a beard 8O
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Re: 1967 HITOP aka tower block

Post by Bathtub57 » Mon May 07, 2012 9:31 pm

Engine bay caught my eye before I'd even noticed the 3 stories above it. Fantastic job.

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Re: 1967 HITOP aka tower block

Post by 211vanman » Tue May 08, 2012 7:24 am

Bathtub57 wrote:Engine bay caught my eye before I'd even noticed the 3 stories above it. Fantastic job.

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Hi yes its original to the bus , had issues before VF with carb and petrol pump so will need to sort , then replace blue coil and make wiring a little neater.

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Re: 1967 HITOP aka tower block

Post by 211vanman » Mon May 14, 2012 8:54 pm

Done a few more miles and noticed icing on the carb manifold so pre heat pipe needs attention- found another manifold and you guessed it also BLOCKED so let the cleaning begin - I didn't want to drill pipes and reweld so I used the old style method "elbow grease"

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Re: 1967 HITOP aka tower block

Post by 211vanman » Wed May 16, 2012 4:32 pm

The bus came with a KMH speedo and didn't want a piece of paper with conversion written down on the dash board so I got me a MPH.speedo and big shout out to Peter Banks did a fab job

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Excellent job he had done -

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Re: 1967 HITOP aka tower block

Post by matt d » Wed May 16, 2012 5:53 pm

Peter does a lovely job 8) Really makes a difference having a nice clean speedo to look at.
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Re: 1967 HITOP aka tower block

Post by 211vanman » Fri May 18, 2012 8:16 pm

For some mad reason my mirror arm was seized it would not budge so I had a go at hitting it with a big hammer , this did nothing only made feel a bit in nappy dept with fresh paint !! So drastic measures was needed!!! Couldn't use heat so I enlisted help, years of knowledge would get this job done!!!!!!

The mirror arm was chopped off near to the hinge and still hammering was tried but it wasn't budging - so a slot was cut in to see if a little rotation was gonna move it - NO WAY.

A puller extraction system was devised like so and plenty of lube was used

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There ain't no 5 min job and with the best paint so close extra care was taken

A helpful 8mm bolt was used as the drift

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It went ' like a bit of Egg' *popped out *

So the new arms were measured with a micrometer at 8.2 and the 8mm drill we reemed with just cleaned the old dirt out so I went to my dads drill bit box and went hunting- hey presto a
21/64 drill bit ( imperial ??) this was just perfect :cheers:

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Afterwards the grease/lubricant groove was cleaned and the arm was fitted and freely moves how it should with the door - mission accomplished :)

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Re: 1967 HITOP aka tower block

Post by surreysplit » Fri May 18, 2012 8:44 pm

Obv not a nos mirror arm then & did you reposition the engine lid prop like i told you ? :lol:
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Re: 1967 HITOP aka tower block

Post by Rusty Lee » Fri May 18, 2012 10:45 pm

What lube did you use? The one you use with Bondy on a Saturday night at the blue oyster bar?.

I must say I'm bored of this thread so can we just let it die a death now like Bondys 15 window thread.

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Re: 1967 HITOP aka tower block

Post by berpsta » Fri May 18, 2012 10:50 pm

Rusty Lee wrote:What lube did you use? The one you use with Bondy on a Saturday night at the blue oyster bar?.

I must say I'm bored of this thread so can we just let it die a death now like Bondys 15 window thread.

That is all!!


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Re: 1967 HITOP aka tower block

Post by surreysplit » Fri May 18, 2012 11:31 pm

berpsta wrote:
Rusty Lee wrote:What lube did you use? The one you use with Bondy on a Saturday night at the blue oyster bar?.

I must say I'm bored of this thread so can we just let it die a death now like Bondys 15 window thread.

That is all!!


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Re: 1967 HITOP aka tower block

Post by 211vanman » Sat May 19, 2012 8:05 am

surreysplit wrote:
berpsta wrote:
Rusty Lee wrote:What lube did you use? The one you use with Bondy on a Saturday night at the blue oyster bar?.

I must say I'm bored of this thread so can we just let it die a death now like Bondys 15 window thread.

That is all!!


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Re: 1967 HITOP aka tower block

Post by Bondo » Sat May 19, 2012 8:26 am

Lee Daz had to use normal grease on the bus as he said he lent you the KY lube at vicky farm I poped round to your bus Saturday night but like the sticker in your back window said don't come a knocking when the bus is rocking 8O
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Re: 1967 HITOP aka tower block

Post by Rusty Lee » Sat May 19, 2012 1:04 pm

Bondo wrote:Lee Daz had to use normal grease on the bus as he said he lent you the KY lube at vicky farm I poped round to your bus Saturday night but like the sticker in your back window said don't come a knocking when the bus is rocking 8O

We made a connection within 3 minutes
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Re: 1967 HITOP aka tower block

Post by Bondo » Sat May 19, 2012 2:04 pm

No foreplay then?
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