Leyland Tiger Cub Burlingham Seagull Mk 3

834O U

Leyland Tiger Cub - A

Chassis Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC 1/2
Chassis
Number
59468
Engine Leyland 6 cyl underfloor 6.15 litre 0375H developing 105 BHP
Engine Number
Transmission
Manual 4 speed constant mesh 1 x reverse
Brakes
 Vacumn assisted

SteeringManual
Body
Burlingham Seagull C41F
Body Number 6509
Date of first registration 07/05/1958

The vehicle intake being 17 AEC Reliances, 6 Leyland Tiger Cubs & 6 hired in AEC Plaxtons.

Ownership

April 1958
Purchased outright by Wallace Arnold, Leeds. Never transferred within the group

Jan 68
Sold to M&P Philipson (Dearneways), Goldthorpe

Jun 71
Sold to Symonds, South Kirkby

May 73
Sold to Allott & Armitage (Dragon Coaches), Stocksbridge

Jul 76
Sold for scrap to T.Goodwin, Carlton

Jul 78
Repurchased by Goodwin with wrecked engine. Repaired by Jimmy Wing with replacement engine (why it now has 0.350 rather than 0.375) and rallied as Carlton Vehicle P.G

Oct 83
Badly vandalised in yard and laid up

Mar 85
“Adopted” by East Pennine T.G. Moved to Huddersfield, repaired and operated.

c1990
Purchased from Jimmy Wing who stayed associated until his demise in 1997

1996
Laid up in storage with engine (and other!) trouble

2005
Sold to G.Beeby, Huddersfield, not used

Our thanks to Tony Hanson for supplying the above information

Repairs and Servicing

Aug 09
Collect vehicle from Huddersfield, towed behind Kiran’s ERF Wrecker
Remove seats and clean out interior

Nov 09
Take to Selby on Low Loader for storage

Feb 11

Fit new batteries

Mar 11

Extract from Selby and towed to M & H for restoration by Kiran and Darren Sentance.

Apr 11
Clean up starter terminals

Jan 12
Collect wood trim, sand down and revarnish

Nov 12
Obtain samples of fabrics for side walls and seats

Jan 13
Call @ Interface Fabrics & order seat moquette

Feb 13
New interior sidewall material arrives
Polish interior wood

April 13
Moquette arrives to original pattern

May 2013
Polish bodywork & clean windows

June 13
S/h seats arrive

Aug 13
Check over seats, finish off wood waxing
Robert Lindley & family call to view

Sept 13
Ben loads up van with seats
Mick, Mel & Neil deliver seats to Peterborough & Brackiey for refurbishing

Nov 13
Collected by Kiran from M & H and delivered to unit
Remove front shock absorbers
Clean interior roof & light lenses
Check over, grease round

Dec 13
Overhaul front brakes
Work on rear electrics
Collect parts from M & H
Overhaul rear brakes
Fit new headlight & repair wiring
Window refurbishment
Fit & Wire in spot lamps
Temp. fit driver signaling window

January 2014

Major work to both chassis and body electrics.
Stripping out old cabling and renewing as necessary.
Fitting new/reconditioning head lights, side lights, indicators etc. Overhaul instrument and switch panels, fit new fuse boxes, bell, wiper motors, interior lights.

February 2014

Removing all side windows and windscreens. Removable glass, separate frames, overhaul, repaint and polish as required. Reassemble, test fit. Overhaul roof vent mechanisms.
Work on chassis including preparing and re-silvering as necessary.
Prepare and underseal wheel arches.
Remove tyres from wheels, refurbish wheels, repaint and reassemble with six new cross ply tyres. Overhaul spare wheel carrier.
Obtain and fit two new front shock absorbers.
Drain and remove fuel tank, clean out, repaint externally, repair integral gauge.
Remove auxiliary prop shaft for specialists repair.

March 2014

Fit one new and one reconditioned wiper motor
Drain engine oil, flush with new oil and additive, run for 20 mins. Drain off.
Remove injectors for reconditioning.
Fit new side and indicator lamps.

April 2014

Overhaul saloon heaters and demister unit
Obtain new stainless steel side window trims

May 2014

Refitting overhauled dash panels, interior lights, speaker grills, etc.

June 2014

Collect and fit injectors after overhaul

Overhaul 3 saloon heaters

Refitting wood trim and windows

Collect and fit new dynamo drive shaft, repair regulator box

Refurbish boot stays

July 2014

Fit new rocker cover gasket, re-fill engine with oil, run up to operating temperature

Make and fit wood capping’s to lower window line

Carpet upper sides of luggage rack and apply trim to rear roof dome

August 2014

Collect seat frames after refurbishment from Abacus seating

Roof vents go for refurbishment

Repair and re-fit destination blind

Clean up stearing wheel and handbrake

Refurbishing woodwork

September 2014

Work on near side window frames

Parts go away for chromium plating

October 2014

Fit trims to emergency door and main entrance door

Trial fit off-side front windscreen

Down to Brackley to deliver drivers seat and check material for re-trim

November 2014

Work on the demister vents

January 2015

Make up and fit decency screen

fitting O/S windows

Painting handbrake lever etc

Fit new rubbers to roof vents

February 2015 

Polishing external metal trims

Paint front hub cabs

Fitting front windscreens

Re-fit wheels.

March 2015

Fitting emergency door trim, handles check strap and sign

Clean windows inside and out

April 2015

Make up rear number plate assembly

carry on fitting windscreens

May 2015

Purchased two bell pushes at Llandudno Transport Festival and fit to Saloon

June 2015

Clean, polish, paint and refit aluminium side trims

Fit Tiger Cub badge and emblems after re-chroming

Make and fit tow hook surround on front grill

Start to assemble seat frames

Collect seats from Brackley

July 2015

Fit 5-way rear seat

Fit rubber seal to 3 roof vents

Assemble seats

Fitting seats and tables

Wash out Saloon heaters and pressure test

August 2015

Fit rubber to foot rails, complete fitting of seats and tables

Pull back remaining aluminium trim from M&H, polish, paint and refit as required

January 2016

Move vehicle onto pit

Flush out cooling system

February 2016

Adjust brakes after overhaul

Fit new gear lever gaiter

March 2016

Attempt to bleed heater system

Prepare to move down to M&H Coach Builders, Leeds

April 2016

Overhaul near side windscreen wiper motor

Clean windows and tidy up for move

June 2016

Kiran and David (Wingnut) tow down to M&H for painting and a completion.

 

A Co-incidence…?

In March of 1958, Wallace Arnold bought Cream Cars and Sunbeam Garages, both of Torquay. Of the 10 coaches acquired, 6 were never used and sold.

Wallace Arnold’s 1958 new purchases were entirely AEC/Plaxton, except for 6 Leyland/Burlingham’s.

Gallery – When with EPTG

Below we have a series of photographs from when owned by the Barnsley Preservation Group and the East Pennine Transport Group-

 

 

Photographers unknown, or by Tony Hanson. Captions hopefully to follow.

Gallery – Leyland Tiger Cub Spec Sheet
To read the details more clearly, click ‘view full size’ while scrolling through the gallery.

Restoration Gallery

Former 8340 U owner Jimmy Wing

 

 

At the Southend Festival of Transport, June 1989

2013 Gallery

2014 Gallery

 

 

3 thoughts on “Leyland Tiger Cub Burlingham Seagull Mk 3

    • Now then Top Man

      Pleased you like the site it`s a little out of date at the moment as our web master tells me he is rather busy. Well he would say that wouldn`t he.
      How did you get on leaving the field? When we couldn`t get back on we rang our chums at Alpine and put the LHS in their yard. We collected it mid morning Monday and took the coast route home arriving back in Bradford about 4ish.
      Hope you got on all right, it seemed to be getting worse as we left but I`m sure you coped, your dad did us proud on Sunday as we jumped the queue to exit for a trip round N Wales. I was glad of the LHS as we were on some very narrow roads and then through the old Menia bridge to finish off. I`ll put some photo`s on the site as soon as poss.

      Will keep you in the loop on our next runs via the web site and the members only section, you know the code to access that part of the site don`t you.
      Keep in touch
      Neil

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