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Worlds fastest bus

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

Re: Worlds fastest bus

Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:47 pm
by tufty65
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.

Re: Worlds fastest bus

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:38 pm
by Ollie
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!

Amazing looking challenge. I hope that they document it well for us all to enjoy over here.

Re: Worlds fastest bus

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:38 pm
by jayvanman
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.

Jason

Re: Worlds fastest bus

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:19 pm
by 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.


(Goes back to his own splitty at 55/60mph !!!!!)

Re: Worlds fastest bus

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:17 pm
by 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:

Re: Worlds fastest bus

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:30 pm
by HOTROD
[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.


(Goes back to his own splitty at 55/60mph !!!!!)[/quote]

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

Re: Worlds fastest bus

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:09 pm
by BusBug&KG
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:
What would yours do Frank :?: 14 sec 1/4 mile,why not take it out of 3rd and see :!:
Tony C

Re: Worlds fastest bus

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:10 am
by TJW964
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:
Ah, trips to Germany. LOL!

Re: Worlds fastest bus

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:23 pm
by JD Westy
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

Re: Worlds fastest bus

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:32 pm
by tufty65
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 !!

Re: Worlds fastest bus

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:37 pm
by HOTROD
[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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Do you have some pictures of your engine or a bigger one of the one on your aviator

Re: Worlds fastest bus

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:57 pm
by tufty65
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Re: Worlds fastest bus

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:46 pm
by HOTROD
Cheers mate its a super engine love looking at it . :evil: :twisted:

Re: Worlds fastest bus

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:41 pm
by shawn
HOTROD wrote:Cheers mate its a super engine love looking at it . :evil: :twisted:
Mine will probably be up for sale soon :wink: