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by STA 1440
Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:05 am
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Bridge Traffic
Replies: 8
Views: 523

Re: Bridge Traffic

Love how all the drivers are really leaning into that corner!
by STA 1440
Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:36 am
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Volvo B10M / PMCSA rigid bus
Replies: 20
Views: 1112

Re: Volvo B10M / PMCSA rigid bus

And utterly, utterly reliable!
by STA 1440
Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:58 am
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: MTT (Tas) - Leyland National
Replies: 7
Views: 669

Re: MTT (Tas) - Leyland National

metro_tas wrote:in my opinion the NATIONAL is still a very modern looking bus and has dated itself like some other :)
Agreed, still a very stout and handsome design all these decades later! 8)
by STA 1440
Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Volvo B10M / PMCSA rigid bus
Replies: 20
Views: 1112

Re: Volvo B10M / PMCSA rigid bus

Why did they get rid of these majestic machines so early???
by STA 1440
Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:49 am
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: WANTED: Pictures of 710
Replies: 9
Views: 532

Re: WANTED: Pictures of 710

Do the ZF transmissions in these make a nice load howling scream?
by STA 1440
Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Focus on #200 - Scania N113
Replies: 13
Views: 1345

Re: Focus on #200 - Scania N113

Any interior piccies?
by STA 1440
Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: Rottnest Buses
Replies: 8
Views: 566

Re: Rottnest Buses

I presume rust would be a huge problem out on that island.
by STA 1440
Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: Perth-Fremantle Route 760 - some photos from Day 3
Replies: 30
Views: 1315

Re: Perth-Fremantle Route 760 - some photos from Day 3

Ab-so-lutely amazing photos!
by STA 1440
Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Punchbowl Volvo B7RLE/CB80 m/o 5433 @ Burwood
Replies: 16
Views: 1415

Re: Punchbowl Volvo B7RLE/CB80 m/o 5433 @ Burwood

Out of curiosity, why have Punchbowl ordered these CB80s with flat windscreens?
by STA 1440
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Overseas Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc.
Topic: MAN bus on U.S Auction site.
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Re: MAN bus on U.S Auction site.

Weren't these called "Americanas" or something to that effect?

You can tell they've built the body to the wider American dimensions, as the wheels appear to be sunken into the wheel arches quite noticeably.
by STA 1440
Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:12 am
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Launceston's new Scania K280UB's
Replies: 28
Views: 970

Re: Launceston's new Scania K280UB's

We'll make a deal; you can have all of our K-series Scanias in exchange for your B10M artics!! :P :P
by STA 1440
Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Launceston's new Scania K280UB's
Replies: 28
Views: 970

Re: Launceston's new Scania K280UB's

Plastic pieces of computer controlled crap.

You can have all of Adelaide's if you want! :P
by STA 1440
Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: M.A.N. 10.180 - Busy BEEs
Replies: 14
Views: 8007

Re: M.A.N. 10.180 - Busy BEEs

What were these like to drive?

Judging by that awkward little wheelbase underneath that boxy body, were they a little roly-poly? lol
by STA 1440
Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What was/is your dream car?
Replies: 56
Views: 3691

Re: What was/is your dream car?

Mmmm owh yeah!

Love those huge lumbering barges with their handsome lines, and soggy suspension! :D
by STA 1440
Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What was/is your dream car?
Replies: 56
Views: 3691

Re: What was/is your dream car?

1988 Lincoln Town Car. Black.
by STA 1440
Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Bring this beauty home??
Replies: 14
Views: 1148

Re: Bring this beauty home??

Willie wrote:I'm pretty sure that was done, there was a B59 with BMAC lights on the rear that had a gearbox converion!
Intriguing! Photos?
by STA 1440
Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Bring this beauty home??
Replies: 14
Views: 1148

Re: Bring this beauty home??

Could track down a more common ZF 4HP500 and install it! I wonder how that would sound! :P
by STA 1440
Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:37 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Question about ZF gearboxes
Replies: 15
Views: 2797

Re: Question about ZF gearboxes

Hell yeah Daz!

I was brought up with the sound of ZF 4HPs screaming off into the distance.

Have a watch (and a listen): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9-TofYg ... e=youtu.be
by STA 1440
Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Why is being an enthusiast considered so uncool?
Replies: 11
Views: 738

Re: Why is being an enthusiast considered so uncool?

As long as you don't let your interest take over every single facet of your daily life, then it's not a problem. Of course 'normal' people will think you're uncool if the only thing you're able to talk about is buses. Or bus routes. Or Bus numbers. etc etc. Enjoy your passion, but don't force it on ...
by STA 1440
Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Volvo B58/B10M paint codes.
Replies: 6
Views: 1159

Re: Volvo B58/B10M paint codes.

I've rung Bob and Hank at Bus Stop, so far they have been very keen to help :D
by STA 1440
Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Registering a bus over 25 years old. How exactly?
Replies: 8
Views: 1263

Re: Registering a bus over 25 years old. How exactly?

This may be an option for you if you want to keep unrestricted rego. I very much want to restore her fully intact , so that won't be an option. If it is over 30 years old, you definitely should be able to get it onto historic registration. In NSW you have to belong to a recognised car club and only...
by STA 1440
Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Volvo B58/B10M paint codes.
Replies: 6
Views: 1159

Re: Volvo B58/B10M paint codes.

Currently there are two preserved Bombers in SA; 1445 has been saved in the red and blue 'Speed Stripes' livery, but has had most of her seats removed. 1440 (my fine machine) will soon be re-sprayed into original colours/livery, then gradually have her interior returned to original. As you've probab...
by STA 1440
Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Registering a bus over 25 years old. How exactly?
Replies: 8
Views: 1263

Registering a bus over 25 years old. How exactly?

Basically I'm stuck in a huge grey area regarding registration for Volvo B10M ex-1440 (2405), which is in the process of being restored to original condition. Being over 30 years old ( well past the 25 year state age limit for buses ), I'm having great difficulty getting any clarification on how to ...
by STA 1440
Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: Perth Private Parts - late October 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: Perth Private Parts - late October 2011

Herbert wrote: TC4502 - captured vigorously tackling the curve
So vigorously that one could almost mistake that exhaust plume as tyre smoke! :shock: :lol:
by STA 1440
Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Crawn Motors - M.A.N. 18.320 CB80
Replies: 17
Views: 957

Re: Crawn Motors - M.A.N. 18.320 CB80

That bullbar is a work of art on it's own! :shock:

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