Cow Poo bus sets land speed record

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  1. spuddie

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    Link to BBC article:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-32801974



    It's got me wondering, if a speed test for a bus had ever been set before would this have been beaten? I remember some Leyland Lynxes easily reaching 70mph before.
     
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    Don't know but in the 1960s, there were reports of Midland Red coaches hitting 80+ mph
     
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    I can confirm that a Leyland Tiger fitted with a TL11 and semi-auto gearbox with EL2000 bodywork will comfortably exceed 80mph, and a derestricted Optare Solo M950 (Cummins 5.9 ISB) will get very close to 90mph.

    77mph isn't a bad effort, but when coaches used to be designed to do 70mph and were quite capable of exceeding 80 it doesn't seem quite such an achievement.
     
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    I did hear a few of the Fife Scottish Citybuses could also reach above this speed, without a problem.
     
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    I can also confirm that a good Bristol RE with High Speed Diff / Back Axle will also do speeds in excess of 70-80 as well. The Coach Bodied examples will definitely fly!
     
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    There was a story that a Badgerline Volvo B10/Alexander P was once stopped doing near 100mph on the M5 in the late 80s.
     
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    This story really does smell ;)
     
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    I think it's just bu****it. :(
     
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