Cardiff AEC Swift 512 has been proving a challenge to the CTPG as much as the batch did when in service, following problems with the fuel pump, tyres and fan drive the hydraulic throttle decided to cause problems last year after a successful MOT resulting in 512 being on the pits for almost a year. However some progress has been made with the fitting of a new cable and rod throttle system from a more modern bus, however further problems were found with a water pipe and the air release valve which had our fitters grinding their teeth but these are now also repaired and we now hope for another MOT in time for Merthyr.
Throttle rod linking the new cable to the fuel pump
New water pipe
Reconditioned air release valve