HELP SAVE HISTORY - Cummins 6BT Engine overhaul

by Mancbuses Limited in Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Total raised £150

£1,500 target 39 days left
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Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 9th July 2024 at 9:53am

We have a larger aim to restore this 1998 Dennis Dart to look like it did when it was new. This will help sort the aging Power Plant out

by Mancbuses Limited in Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

This is a 1998 Dennis Dart that was retired from service in 2013, We have the goal to restore this brilliant vehicle to the condition it left the factory floor in for other to enjoy and keep a bit of history going. This is the only 1998 Dennis Dart from Rossendale Travel. It ran on the 464 route all the others that Rossendale dale Travel had have been scrapped and we have seen the evidence of this with fleet number 121 which we was able to get a good amount of spares from in Barnsley UK. Where now sadly that vehicle has been destroyed. 

This crowdfund is to have the engine overhauled, It last had an overhaul in 2005 so it is well overdue a service and overhaul. to bring the power back up to the amount it is suppose to produce. 

We want to do this because the power plant is the key part of the vehicle. The vehicle currently is sluggish as well as a little smokey more than likely to be the engine is tired and is crying out for a overhaul with O-rings that have well past their service life. 

This bus a good bit of history with being a semi modern bus it is surviving well on the salty roads of the UK. This bus demonstrates the change from Fully mechanical engines to semi mechanical engine with a ECU controlling things to where we are now with a Full ECU system. 

Our long term vision is to have a vehicle that is in showroom condition but we can also offer out FREE of charge to small community groups to use it for there small group days out giving back into the community as well as being able to attend transport festivals to show the younger generations what vehicles were like, At transport festivals currently we operate an open door policy where if someone is with the vehicle anyone is welcome aboard. With this we find a lot of happy families where the little boy or girl gets there picture took in the drivers seat. There isn't many that do this and we would like to attend more and get more interest into the history and the overall hobby of help museums look after and keep these older vehicles on the road for years to come.

This has become more of a issue from the last time it was out and required to be towed back due to a major failure on the fuel system and the fuel pump coming loose again.



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