Friday, 31 December 2010

Lodekka 651 and New Year resolutions

Work is due to re-start on United Counties Lodekka 651EBD early in the new year after several months in store. Work ground to a halt after difficulties in matching the Gardner 6LX engine and Bristol gearbox supplied but, thanks to Carl Ireland of Hull, we now think the problem has been resolved. To fit the 6LX engine, the engine mountings and supporting cross-members will need to be changed and Carl Ireland thinks the correct ones have now been sourced - they differ from the pattern used for Bristol or Gardner 6LW engines. So, our new year's resolution is to get this Lodekka project back on track and returned to its home with the Rushden Historical Transport Society.