The Bridge at Dozan, Bolan Pass, near Quetta, Pakistan

The Bridge at Dozan, Bolan Pass, near Quetta, Pakistan
The bridge carried both road and rail over a creek bed. The bed had to be dug out by hand over many days, with much help freely given by locals. Click on the photo and scroll down, to bring up the story of this bridge. Go to: to find more.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fully Mobile Again!

The engine has been professionally reconditioned, and installed in the bus with gearbox attached. The auxiliary gearbox to give an overdrive top gear is in place.  The rear axle and bearings and brakes are overhauled.
 The radiator has been lovingly rebuilt with new rubbers throughout and the magnificent polished aluminium shell restored.
There are new batteries and the engine starts instantly.
With all the mechanicals done, work on the body continues while the Scottish weather is still fair. The blue thing with red bands is a supplementary air cleaner for extra-dusty far-away roads.
Yesterday Albert moved around the yard where restoration is taking place, in the village of Carnbo, Scotland.  An inspection for registration (an 'MOT' the British know it as) will soon be possible, then the bus may be moved to undercover storage for the winter, so work on the upper parts of the body can begin. And then repainting, into the original Sydney green and cream colours, with black bands along the window sills.

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