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ex Adelaide PMCSA at Burleigh

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:54 pm
by superbossgc
spotted at front of Shell fuel, I just told on qld private oberavtions. This bus on WA plate 1BCW 173 and sating there almost 4 days...
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ex Adelaide PMCSA at Burleigh

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:49 pm
by Dave C
I saw it in the exact same spot 2 days ago, by the way its sitting it doesn't look to healthy. It's a AEC Swift looks like a 400 series.

Re: ex Adelaide PMCSA at Burleigh

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:58 pm
by Herbert
Perhaps someone can wander past and read the rego label, please?

Re: ex Adelaide PMCSA at Burleigh

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:06 pm
by BBL 10
AEC Swift AH691, with Denning & Co. S.A. body. It does look a little tired, but its done well running from Perth to the Gold Coast thats a big trip for an old girl at 70kph at that age. Good photos too by the way.

cheers

Re: ex Adelaide PMCSA at Burleigh

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:42 am
by noofnoof
That bus is cute.

Re: ex Adelaide PMCSA at Burleigh

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:08 pm
by Randommann
I saw this exact same bus in the same place while I was at the Gold Coast a few days ago.

Re: ex Adelaide PMCSA at Burleigh

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:39 pm
by Swift
This is not an AEC. Going by the wheel centres, it is a Daimler Roadliner.

Re: ex Adelaide PMCSA at Burleigh

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:43 pm
by Herbert
Having a closer look, I think you are right. Note:

. the front door appears to have been converted from a jackknife door (in lieu of a two-leaf one the Swifts had)
. there are two driver's vents at the front plus the top of the vents are lower than the top of the headlights (there is only an offside one on a Swift plus it is positioned higher)
. the hatch immediately behind the rear axle is identical to a Roadliner
. at the end of the rub-strip is an intake grille, again as per a Roadliner rather than a Swift

There ya go! How's that for rivet counting! :roll:

Re: ex Adelaide PMCSA at Burleigh

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:02 pm
by Swift
Interesting to note how the rear is sitting very low. Were Roadliners airbag equipped? Swifts were on steel springs (coil).
This is indeed one great discovery to see a Roadliner still plying along. These had a Cummins engine and 3 speed Allison auto? This would probably make it more suitable as a long distance camper than an AEC Swift.

Re: ex Adelaide PMCSA at Burleigh

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:14 pm
by nbus
Do we know if it is still there or gone now.

Re: ex Adelaide PMCSA at Burleigh

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:21 pm
by Herbert
I thought they had 4sp Allisons - either way, yes, definitely better suited to highway running than a ZF torque converter. This makes it only the second Daimler Roadliner known to have been registered in WA.

I hope one of the locals is able to get the gen.

Re: ex Adelaide PMCSA at Burleigh

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:52 pm
by 08 XDi
I'd love to assist but regrettably I am now very much back at work. Somebody else down here should be able to take a peek if it is still there...

Re: ex Adelaide PMCSA at Burleigh

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:55 pm
by superbossgc
its already left before christmas day.

Re: ex Adelaide PMCSA at Burleigh

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:27 am
by The Inspector
looks a little battle damaged at the front right, poor old girl

Re: ex Adelaide PMCSA at Burleigh

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:36 am
by Herbert
This Daimler Roadliner is ex-Adelaide (235)