Chassis Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC 1/2
Chassis Number 59468
Engine Leyland 6 cyl underfloor 6.15 litre 0375H developing 105 BHP
Transmission Manual 4 speed constant mesh 1 x reverse
Brakes Vacumn assisted
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.
Purchased outright by Wallace Arnold, Leeds. Never transferred within the group
Sold to M&P Philipson (Dearneways), Goldthorpe
Sold to Symonds, South Kirkby
Sold to Allott & Armitage (Dragon Coaches), Stocksbridge
Sold for scrap to T.Goodwin, Carlton
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
Badly vandalised in yard and laid up
“Adopted” by East Pennine T.G. Moved to Huddersfield, repaired and operated.
Purchased from Jimmy Wing who stayed associated until his demise in 1997
Laid up in storage with engine (and other!) trouble
Sold to G.Beeby, Huddersfield, not used
Our thanks to Tony Hanson for supplying the above information
Repairs and Servicing
Collect vehicle from Huddersfield, towed behind Kiran’s ERF Wrecker
Remove seats and clean out interior
Take to Selby on Low Loader for storage
Fit new batteries
Extract from Selby and towed to M & H for restoration by Kiran and Darren Sentance.
Clean up starter terminals
Collect wood trim, sand down and revarnish
Obtain samples of fabrics for side walls and seats
Call @ Interface Fabrics & order seat moquette
New interior sidewall material arrives
Polish interior wood
Moquette arrives to original pattern
Polish bodywork & clean windows
S/h seats arrive
Check over seats, finish off wood waxing
Robert Lindley & family call to view
Ben loads up van with seats
Mick, Mel & Neil deliver seats to Peterborough & Brackiey for refurbishing
Collected by Kiran from M & H and delivered to unit
Remove front shock absorbers
Clean interior roof & light lenses
Check over, grease round
Overhaul front brakes
Work on rear electrics
Collect parts from M & H
Overhaul rear brakes
Fit new headlight & repair wiring
Fit & Wire in spot lamps
Temp. fit driver signaling window
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.
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.
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.
Overhaul saloon heaters and demister unit
Obtain new stainless steel side window trims
Refitting overhauled dash panels, interior lights, speaker grills, etc.
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
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
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
Work on near side window frames
Parts go away for chromium plating
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
Work on the demister vents
Make up and fit decency screen
fitting O/S windows
Painting handbrake lever etc
Fit new rubbers to roof vents
Polishing external metal trims
Paint front hub cabs
Fitting front windscreens
Fitting emergency door trim, handles check strap and sign
Clean windows inside and out
Make up rear number plate assembly
carry on fitting windscreens
Purchased two bell pushes at Llandudno Transport Festival and fit to Saloon
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
Fit 5-way rear seat
Fit rubber seal to 3 roof vents
Fitting seats and tables
Wash out Saloon heaters and pressure test
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
Move vehicle onto pit
Flush out cooling system
Adjust brakes after overhaul
Fit new gear lever gaiter
Attempt to bleed heater system
Prepare to move down to M&H Coach Builders, Leeds
Overhaul near side windscreen wiper motor
Clean windows and tidy up for move
Kiran and David (Wingnut) tow down to M&H for painting and a completion.
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.
Former 8340 U owner Jimmy Wing
At the Southend Festival of Transport, June 1989
Fast Forward – 2017
Our Tiger Cub is in working order, tested by Mel and Brian on a proving trial, on 6th November 2017, accompanied by Atlantean 331.
The Tiger Cub was requested for a local event during March 2018. 8340 duly attended, delighting guests in it’s 60th year.
The photographs show 8340U and other members of the fleet, with the team posed at the depot, ready for action!