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Old Photo - model T Bus

Post by Rich Eagle » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:41 am

These right-hand drive Buses caught my eye this morning. Apparently English.
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Post by Dallas Landers » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:13 am

I would like to see them with the top up. Bet its not a one man top. Very cool. Thanks Rich!

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Re: Old Photo - model T Bus

Post by Rich Eagle » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:27 am

I can tell you from putting my 11 passenger Bus top up, it takes two tall people and a third in the seats to get it up and down.
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Re: Old Photo - model T Bus

Post by hpetrino » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:43 am

Thanks for the photos. I love seeing TT's in the various uses they are capable of.

In the upper photo you can't see the undercarriage at all. In the lower one it appears that there are no auxiliary brake rods (hard to tell with certainty). All that weight and only the transmission brake? Scary. :lol:

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Re: Old Photo - model T Bus

Post by HornsRus » Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:26 pm

it has brakes, std 1 ton with frame extension with extry springs. that's what i see. charley

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Post by GEmering » Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:35 pm

What a wonderful vehicle.
I wonder what's under the hood?
It can't be 20 hp, can it?

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Re: Old Photo - model T Bus

Post by hpetrino » Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:47 pm

Gene,
I'm thinking the engines are just stock T engines/planetary transmissions. It's possible there's am auxiliary transmission in them. In any event, remember that the rear end (even the so-called high speed gear set) has a pretty low ratio. Speed in the day was not perceived the same way we see it in modern times. Maintaining 30 MPH was flying low. More likely those busses probably rarely saw anything over 20 MPH.

Charley,
I see what could be an auxiliary spring bracket in the lower photo, but I'm not so sure either bus has an extended chassis. They both look to me like stock they have a length TT chassis. Just my $0.02 worth.

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Re: Old Photo - model T Bus

Post by John E. Guitar » Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:07 pm

Jackson’s Faces was a photographic studio in Great Yarmouth, England.

Belle Coaches show a similar bus on their history page:

http://www.bellecoaches.co.uk/History

There is one of those buses (with a roof) at Ipswich Transport Museum, the chassis and front brakes look interesting.

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Re: Old Photo - model T Bus

Post by HornsRus » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:02 pm

the frame ex starts at the firewall you can see the ford frame behind it. the ford frame stops at the rear axle.charley

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Re: Old Photo - model T Bus

Post by Jem » Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:09 pm

There are 17 people in that first charabanc, at a conservative estimate that is 1 ton, without the heavy bodywork. Poor little Ford.

On the bus in the museum, I wonder what axle they've put under it and how the brakes are rigged.

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Re: Old Photo - model T Bus

Post by Jem » Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:11 pm

On the second chara, I don't think that's a frame extension you can see, it's the wooden bearers for the body, I think it's a standard TT.

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Post by HornsRus » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:32 pm

yes i see the wood beem now, but from the gas cans back i see steel that the springs are bolted to and runs all the way to the back. charley


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Re: Old Photo - model T Bus

Post by tom_strickling » Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:28 pm

Someone brought one of these to display when the MTFCI Summer tour was in North Carolina. It was HUGE!!!


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Re: Old Photo - model T Bus

Post by Allan » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:47 pm

Often those bodies were easily removed. The trucks were trucks during the week, and the charabanc was fitted for weekend tourist work. I have some photos of other makes set up for this purpose.

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