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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:09 am    Post subject: Re: Who has the fastest Bay window bus here Reply with quote

Alright... I did a 0-60 run last night. 30 seconds one way 34 seconds the other way. So 32 seconds because there isn't any damn level ground around here. Smile

Of course, this was loaded with my standard tools, parts, instruments, clothes, and a 1922 typewriter. Full tank of gas. 1584 single port.

I'm sure a mathematician could use my weight and times to figure out horsepower, but in the mean time I'll be at the beach.

Robbie

Edit: I found someone to do the math. Those figures put me at 25.5 net horsepower. Maybe next time I'll floor it.

It's also important to clarify weather we discuss "net" (at the wheels) or "gross" (engine on a test stand with no alternator draw) horsepower.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:21 am    Post subject: Re: Who has the fastest Bay window bus here Reply with quote

You guys crack me up,,, Laughing I'm always entertained on here Wink I luv driving fast just not with 'Drum brakes' :shock:also,, 30 seconds to me a DragRacer seem like a lifetime Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:06 am    Post subject: Re: Who has the fastest Bay window bus here Reply with quote

madmike wrote:
You guys crack me up,,, Laughing I'm always entertained on here Wink I luv driving fast just not with 'Drum brakes' :shock:also,, 30 seconds to me a DragRacer seem like a lifetime Laughing Laughing Laughing


See Mike the interweb is still a fun place Smile. You have a kick ass T1 in you bus, dyno that thing. Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:05 am    Post subject: Re: Who has the fastest Bay window bus here Reply with quote

Hey rich,I'd rather dyno my two other motors
wish I could learn how to post a pic with 1 click like STF's insteadof go here copy/ paste Blalalala,,LOL
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Who has the fastest Bay window bus here Reply with quote

'Dan's Bus' once did 550 MPH backwards............in a DC8 freighter aircraft flying between Lagos, Nigeria and London Gatwick airport Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Who has the fastest Bay window bus here Reply with quote

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'Dan's Bus' once did 550 MPH backwards............in a DC8 freighter aircraft flying between Lagos, Nigeria and London Gatwick airport Smile
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cool. How did you fit it thru that small passenger door...

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:54 am    Post subject: Re: Who has the fastest Bay window bus here Reply with quote

Hey, I love that picture!!
The DC 8 was a freighter, with a full size Cargo Door.
The Bus was loaded and unloaded, using a 'High lift' machine.
Once the front half was in, the back wheels were on an Aluminium pallet, which allowed the vehicle to be slid around 90 degrees, so that it could be pushed back to the over wing position.
'Dan's Bus' had the plane to itself, there was no other cargo, the freighters would come in from Europe completely full, but there was normally no cargo for the return journey.
The cargo company would accept anything for the return journey, for a little 'Gas' money..............in my case it was $500, which was cheaper than on a ship!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:14 am    Post subject: Re: Who has the fastest Bay window bus here Reply with quote

Cheaper than the ship AND not exposed to salty air. That's something we can all appreciate Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:34 am    Post subject: Re: Who has the fastest Bay window bus here Reply with quote

Mine has been dyno'd at 113 horses.This was when it had only done 500km from an extensive rebuild.
Its now at 6000km and is a totally different motor,im guessing its about 125 hp?
I hardly ever push it hard and cruise on long trips at 65 to 70mph fully loaded.
This motor has lots of torque which is what I need.
Im not saying its the fastest bus here but its sensible and reliable.
Its does sound fast with the exhaust im using and I do get the usual comments like,"aha so you running a Porsche motor in that baby?"
Sometimes I get the time to explain the whole Porsche/VW thing......
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Who has the fastest Bay window bus here Reply with quote

LOL! Very Happy I'm happy to see this thread is still entertaining, I read the new posts and had a good laugh. Laughing I don't think we have to have hard rules to follow here just post up. Its fun to see dyno charts and drag race times, or just a pic of your speedo with the needle buried. Very Happy As far as engine type, who cares just post. Even if you have a Buick v6 in the middle of your cargo bed, lets see it. Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:51 am    Post subject: Re: Who has the fastest Bay window bus here Reply with quote

Threads a bit old but...........1970 UK Dormobile, street legal/driven, original camper interior. John Maher built 2276cc with a squirt of NOS. USB founder and silver member with a best of 14,77

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:04 am    Post subject: Re: Who has the fastest Bay window bus here Reply with quote

See, stickers DO make your bus faster.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:20 am    Post subject: Re: Who has the fastest Bay window bus here Reply with quote

asiab3 wrote:
See, stickers DO make your bus faster.

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Actually the flames do!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:29 am    Post subject: Re: Who has the fastest Bay window bus here Reply with quote

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asiab3 wrote:
See, stickers DO make your bus faster.

Robbie


Actually the flames do!



Nope its the stickers definately the stickers. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:06 am    Post subject: Re: Who has the fastest Bay window bus here Reply with quote

Laughing All wrong...it's the glitterball Cool
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Who has the fastest Bay window bus here Reply with quote

Brian wrote:
Getting your bus on a dyno costs money.
Gas to go camping costs less money.
Bay owners like going camping.
I'm starting to see a solid conclusion to this.


Guys, I put my bus on a dyno today. Anybody want to guess numbers? Razz

I guess I need a camping trip.
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Who has the fastest Bay window bus here Reply with quote

asiab3 wrote:
Brian wrote:
Getting your bus on a dyno costs money.
Gas to go camping costs less money.
Bay owners like going camping.
I'm starting to see a solid conclusion to this.


Guys, I put my bus on a dyno today. Anybody want to guess numbers? Razz

I guess I need a camping trip.
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Wana race? Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 2:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Who has the fastest Bay window bus here Reply with quote

42 at the wheels
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 5:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Who has the fastest Bay window bus here Reply with quote

Skills, I think you have those numbers reversed.
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 5:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Who has the fastest Bay window bus here Reply with quote

I am waiting eagerly..........
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