Worlds fastest bus

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Worlds fastest bus

Post by JD Westy » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:06 pm

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Post by tufty65 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:47 pm

As it's not a 1/4 mile drag but on the flat at Bonneville I reckon a good few of us BWA with the right gearing could reach 130mph plus. After all you have all day to get there :D
Be cool to see this though.
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Post by Ollie » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:38 pm

tufty65 wrote:As it's not a 1/4 mile drag but on the flat at Bonneville I reckon a good few of us BWA with the right gearing could reach 130mph plus. After all you have all day to get there :D
Be cool to see this though.
Its one thing getting to that speed... its another holding it!

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Post by jayvanman » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:38 pm

I just read the article, good to see Steve from wolfgang is involved, I called in at his shop when i was over in California and he's a great guy, helped me out a load and showed his work shop.

I think his the man for the job seeing as he does drag racing and sells his vw engines with a lifetime unlimited mileage guarantee on his rebuild engines -and the temps over there in the summer get to 50-would you get that over here .......I think not.

I'll be following this for sure.

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Re: Worlds fastest bus

Post by TJW964 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:19 pm

Is 130 in a bus really a record?

I would have thought some of the Porsche powered buses would be up at those sorts of speeds. What about the Taxi? That goes round Spa with a Porsche on its heels for a good lap. Maybe top speed isn't there. The cornering certainly is!

Anyway, good luck with the record attempt.


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Re: Worlds fastest bus

Post by HOTROD » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:17 pm

its not 130mph but i was in tonys van on the m40 and we sat at 118mph on the sat nav for about 4 miles with a roof rack with a case on in his splitgreen bus .by tony i mean busbug&kg and i know i said splitgreen bus :lol:

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Re: Worlds fastest bus

Post by HOTROD » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:30 pm

[quote="TJW964"]Is 130 in a bus really a record?

I would have thought some of the Porsche powered buses would be up at those sorts of speeds. What about the Taxi? That goes round Spa with a Porsche on its heels for a good lap. Maybe top speed isn't there. The cornering certainly is!

Anyway, good luck with the record attempt.


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the taxi is a cool motor but its not a splity in any stretch of the imagination :twisted:

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Post by BusBug&KG » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:09 pm

HOTROD wrote:its not 130mph but i was in tonys van on the m40 and we sat at 118mph on the sat nav for about 4 miles with a roof rack with a case on in his splitgreen bus .by tony i mean busbug&kg and i know i said splitgreen bus :lol:
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Re: Worlds fastest bus

Post by TJW964 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:10 am

HOTROD wrote:its not 130mph but i was in tonys van on the m40 and we sat at 118mph on the sat nav for about 4 miles with a roof rack with a case on in his splitgreen bus .by tony i mean busbug&kg and i know i said splitgreen bus :lol:
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Re: Worlds fastest bus

Post by JD Westy » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:23 pm

HOTROD wrote:its not 130mph but i was in tonys van on the m40 and we sat at 118mph on the sat nav for about 4 miles with a roof rack with a case on in his splitgreen bus .by tony i mean busbug&kg and i know i said splitgreen bus :lol:
that takes some balls when I did my BWA time 81mph through the lights the bus was starting to get light at the front I wouldn,t want to do much more 8O
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Re: Worlds fastest bus

Post by tufty65 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:32 pm

JD Westy wrote:
HOTROD wrote:its not 130mph but i was in tonys van on the m40 and we sat at 118mph on the sat nav for about 4 miles with a roof rack with a case on in his splitgreen bus .by tony i mean busbug&kg and i know i said splitgreen bus :lol:
that takes some balls when I did my BWA time 81mph through the lights the bus was starting to get light at the front I wouldn,t want to do much more 8O
Know that feeling !

I reckon mine would do 130 mph but I would only attempt it on a super smooth road surface in a dead straight line.
Gets a bit twitchy @ 100mph as it is !!
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Re: Worlds fastest bus

Post by HOTROD » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:37 pm

[quote="tufty65"][quote="JD Westy"][quote="HOTROD"]its not 130mph but i was in tonys van on the m40 and we sat at 118mph on the sat nav for about 4 miles with a roof rack with a case on in his splitgreen bus .by tony i mean busbug&kg and i know i said splitgreen bus :lol:[/quote]
that takes some balls when I did my BWA time 81mph through the lights the bus was starting to get light at the front I wouldn,t want to do much more 8O[/quote]

Know that feeling !

I reckon mine would do 130 mph but I would only attempt it on a super smooth road surface in a dead straight line.
Gets a bit twitchy @ 100mph as it is !![/quote]

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Re: Worlds fastest bus

Post by tufty65 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:57 pm

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Re: Worlds fastest bus

Post by HOTROD » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:46 pm

Cheers mate its a super engine love looking at it . :evil: :twisted:


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Re: Worlds fastest bus

Post by shawn » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:41 pm

HOTROD wrote:Cheers mate its a super engine love looking at it . :evil: :twisted:
Mine will probably be up for sale soon :wink:
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