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Red Fau Veh
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:14 pm    Post subject: Who has the fastest Bay window bus here Reply with quote

I just want to see, I might be putting a bad boy motor in a bus of mine shortly so I wondered if anyone has 150 hp or more. Any turbo bays out there? I like a big type 1 motor with all the trimmings. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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highly doubt anyone can beat this
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One question! Why? Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the words of Muir:
"I drive my '71 bus at a steady 65mph, and the bug at 75 mph and that's about it for safety, for me. You can go to hell in your own way."



Personally, I just wouldn't want to be driving a brick at 90mph. Yeah, it's cool to have done it, just from an engineering and gee-whiz-that's-cool perspective, but I'm a bit thin-skinned for that.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not everyone uses their bus for the same reasons.
Its all about having fun.

I could go out and buy a car off the shelf and turn a better time but its about getting the most out of what you have.

I started with a stock 1600DP with a holley bugspray.

My bus now runs a DRD 1915 with about 145 hp. Someday maybe a turbo.

BTW we race on a track, not on the street.

My friend races a fully dressed out camper with a CB 2165. IIRC his last 1/4 mile time was 16 sec run.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This probably qualifies. At least for a local Bay.
These pics are from last Saturday at our weekly show at the Scottsdale Pavilions. It belongs to a great guy and gal from the German Toyz club and when it's on the move it catches a lot of eye and ear attention. The gal says it scrapes the freeway reflectors. Need a snow plow up there in Prescott? Laughing

And yes, it's ear candy with it's bad a$$ T-1 turbo drag motor. So a guess would be that it's up in the 300+ HP range.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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In the words of Muir:
"I drive my '71 bus at a steady 65mph, and the bug at 75 mph and that's about it for safety, for me. You can go to hell in your own way."



Personally, I just wouldn't want to be driving a brick at 90mph. Yeah, it's cool to have done it, just from an engineering and gee-whiz-that's-cool perspective, but I'm a bit thin-skinned for that.


Having high horse power doesn't necessarily mean you have to drive 90 MPH. It means you can get up to speed with modern traffic in a safe and quick manner. It also allows you to climb passes at safe speeds rather than having cars come up behind you at 30-40 MPH faster than you can travel.

I am building a1776 for my 70, and it should end up around 80-85 HP when I am done. That'll be enough for me. Until I install the 140 HP Subaru engine in a few years.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hit 80 in my bus going downhill ..... but I was scared
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stolen from OvalInAz's photobucket, so don't blame me if it's not hosted on TS gallery!

(Same bus)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why don't you just go all out stupid strong?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you play you might as well play big and bad-

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that bus is sic.^^^^^^ like a salesflap bus gone rogue.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I met this guy WAY back when the bus was purple.....claims to have 700hp....he passed me on the QEW in Toronto like I was standing still..... and I was doing 120kph...


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highly doubt anyone can beat this



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dead 1 wrote:
One question! Why? Confused
Well I like to go fast, and these buses are just an awesome machine to race. I want to burn fuel and smile while I do it, plus I want to smash the gas and leave all others behind me, then when it becomes one lane again I can slow down and dictate everyone just like all the others drivers here. Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine's pretty fast.

0 to dangerously unstable happens alot faster than it did when stock.

I think the "dangerously unstable" component of our busses needs enginered out before speed comes in.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I like the Subaru motors but aren't the vast majority of them stock? Have you put any hi performance Subaru engine parts on it? I'm certain a type 1 can smoke a Subaru if it has the right stuff. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine may have @120hp. Just a .030 2.3l ford with some vintage speed parts on it. No stock busses can hang, neither could a 2.2 subaru vanagon. It is what it is...and thats a sketchy handling pig. I've had it above 90mph, I value my life too much to ever do that again.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Red Fau Veh wrote:
Well I like the Subaru motors but aren't the vast majority of them stock? Have you put any hi performance Subaru engine parts on it? I'm certain a type 1 can smoke a Subaru if it has the right stuff. Very Happy



and survive? bullshit. when you push the absolute limits of an acvw, you are on borrowed time
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my bus can get close to 1000 miles per hour while still in the driveway. Yay for random astrology facts.
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