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Buses in Nottingham

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10 hours ago, Deepdene Boy said:

I regularly witnessed the 67s backing into Manor Farm Road from Green Lane

 

I remember the 68 bus reversing off Farnborough road into Pastures avenue and the brakes making a god awful noise as they were applied with the bus reversing,the bus would then drive out of Pastures avenue and stop at the  bus stop just down Farnborough road on the opposite side,no brake noise there,was the noise caused by dust in the brake drums or no leading edge on the brake shoes when the vehicle was in reverse? the noise happened on nearly all buses whether they be NCT,South Notts or West Bridgford UDC

 

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Normally it was the angle the shoes presented to the drum after a degree of wear had taken place and the different leading edge when going backwards, new drums almost never did it. There is also the fact that when reversing the braking effort is usually very light.

 

We had an Atkinson eight wheeled tipper that did it after a brake re-line (rear wheels). It turned out the brake in question had a different brand of lining and I was told it was 'harder' than the Ferodo brand we usually used. Changed it and the noise stopped.

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Italian WW2 tanks must have made some noise..all them reverse gears!

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STO 533H...a rear bumper fest!16916833127-977e88e09e-c.jpgthe ridged ones i had forgotten about.

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Those rear bumpers were later removed.

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Buses ...and Vivas .Feel a new thread coming on!26524094700-cf24c1b931-b.jpga very spruced 86 RTO..just past the Sherwood Rooms...nice viva.

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Does anyone remember the midland general motor rally club which ran from 1963 to1966, it was organized by Gordon Ince and his wife Eunice,and a friend of theirs Nick E.P. Raynard who at the had something to do with F1 stockcar racing.I remember doing rallies around the dukeries and a day trip to Hustanton and also a day field rally behind the Griffins Head at Papplewick,l still have the badge which looked good mounted on the grill beside the RAC badge great memories.

 

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