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by Big Engine Mechanic
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations
Replies: 100
Views: 6842

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

1whoknows wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:40 am 25 years is maximum age - there is no requirement to retain the bus in service for that long
There may be no requirement to retain a bus in service for that long but in greace monkey talk it is well known that decent lasts at least 25 years and anything beyond that is good.
by Big Engine Mechanic
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Manual transmission discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: Manual transmission discussion

Tim Williams wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:44 pm Aged 69 and still maintaining buses - you should have some fun!!
I consider it to be my fun :D Thankyou though.
by Big Engine Mechanic
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Manual transmission discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

Tim Williams wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:30 pm You are more than welcome to put forward your point of view on this forum, but you will achieve more with fact rather than bland statements of dismissal,
The fact is I am a Mechanic that works on buses so it's not a point of view it's qualified knowledge.
by Big Engine Mechanic
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Manual transmission discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

@Tim Williams
Not true, they are not that good.
by Big Engine Mechanic
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Bustech CDI 1790
Replies: 32
Views: 3674

Re: Bustech CDI 1790

I rode to the city on 3401a couple of days ago departing the Parkside Hotel at about 3.40pm and a bunch of school got on at the same time, with one commenting that they were traveling on a "Boris Bus" - I was amazed that a young girl would have heard of the NBFL (Borismaster). I don't know whats so...
by Big Engine Mechanic
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What lessons do you think the pandemics tought you?
Replies: 11
Views: 1026

Re: What lessons do you think the pandemics tought you?

That people in society that once told others to
'Get over it' when their lives fell apart, are now crying blue murder and hogging the mental health system.
by Big Engine Mechanic
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Political discussion
Replies: 188
Views: 13596

Re: Political discussion

Found this video of Mel Gibson spelling out our own demise in 1987. This country is disgusting. https://youtu.be/-Mna0oLUYoQ That's a really good one ! Mel Gibson was a handsome bloke. I don't like what's happening to this country either, I remember a time where I use to see society happy with glow...
by Big Engine Mechanic
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What makes you happy today?
Replies: 3106
Views: 379187

Re: What makes you happy today?

Swift wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:10 pm Better have a supersize cup of Metamucil to wash that down with. Yikers!!
:lol: :lol:
OMG everybody in my family drinks that Metamucil!!
by Big Engine Mechanic
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What gives you the S&#T's!?
Replies: 8520
Views: 627731

Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

The blatant favoritism toward leftists on that farce of a programme by that filth ridden left wing outfit the ABC (who make me sick) Q&A. Anyone defending Trump in tonight's episode is given far less opportunity to speak than anyone pushing the left wing liar's narrative. AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS IDE...
by Big Engine Mechanic
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations
Replies: 100
Views: 6842

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

TA3001 wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:04 pm So buses no longer see 25 years of service then I assume.
Anything decent should at least last around 25 years.
by Big Engine Mechanic
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: One Word Game
Replies: 63
Views: 2060

Re: One Word Game

Babes
by Big Engine Mechanic
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: One Word Game
Replies: 63
Views: 2060

Re: One Word Game

The
by Big Engine Mechanic
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What gives you the S&#T's!?
Replies: 8520
Views: 627731

Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

The fact that Henry Winkler couldn't even ride a motorbike.
by Big Engine Mechanic
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: One Word Game
Replies: 63
Views: 2060

Re: One Word Game

Not
by Big Engine Mechanic
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: One Word Game
Replies: 63
Views: 2060

Re: One Word Game

He's
by Big Engine Mechanic
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What makes you happy today?
Replies: 3106
Views: 379187

Re: What makes you happy today?

huppypuppy wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:26 pm Finding out that my other favourite burger joint, Carl's Jr., is opening up in Dubveags! So freaking excited!!!
OMG I love Cheese burgers !!
🍔🍟🍔🍟🍔🍟🍔🍟🍔🍟
I'm freaking excited for you :D
by Big Engine Mechanic
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: One Word Game
Replies: 63
Views: 2060

Re: One Word Game

Fleet
by Big Engine Mechanic
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What makes you happy today?
Replies: 3106
Views: 379187

Re: What makes you happy today?

Swift wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:08 am Those are some good pictures that capture this amazing woman. Knowing her humble background makes her all the more powerful to me.
She is a superstar.
Yes very true, I agree :D
by Big Engine Mechanic
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What gives you the S&#T's!?
Replies: 8520
Views: 627731

Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

ScaniaGrenda wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:53 am it's through a certain hated events / ticket industry,
I think I know who you are talking about, I used to work for them. . . . . . . . .
Brick Man is a funny cool dude :D
by Big Engine Mechanic
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Manual transmission discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

What advantage would having a manual bus have? (I'm assuming diesel or old wouldn't be a desirable criteria). Manual vehicles allow you to have full control over the engine, applying the brakes should really be done with in the last 5km when stopping. When you apply the brakes the engine doesn't ac...
by Big Engine Mechanic
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What gives you the S&#T's!?
Replies: 8520
Views: 627731

Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Helping out a good cause for a few years then needing HELP in a crisis ONLY TO BE TOLD WE CAN'T HELP YOU get still use your name to get thousand s of dollors of work done for free So had to seek help for the first time from the "salvo"s WHICH MADE ME EMBARRESSED to ask for help. It has turned me fr...
by Big Engine Mechanic
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Manual transmission discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

It wasn’t the Premier’s Victor Harbor run was it?
[/quote]

No it wasn't that bus run, it was a standard Adelaide metro run,
Marion Centre Interchange to Colonnades Centre Interchange, what number that was in 2007 I can't remember.
by Big Engine Mechanic
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Manual transmission discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

I'd be interested to know which bus this was; all new deliveries that I'm aware of in the last 40 years have been automatic. Unless it was quite a few years ago. [/quote] So would I 🤔 I've been looking for this bus for a while now it was a good one and Im having problems finding it, The bus had maro...
by Big Engine Mechanic
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What makes you happy today?
Replies: 3106
Views: 379187

Re: What makes you happy today?

Here's some more pictures that I like, I think the grey cardigan one is the best;
by Big Engine Mechanic
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Manual transmission discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Manual transmission discussion

It's likely that the allocation was done based on driver preference. Never been too sure on that but if that's happening that's good, all I know is members on here have told me you just get what ever bus you are given and yet a few years ago I used to know this bus driver that would always try and ...

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