The “Big Bertha” Project 1990 M.A.N Touring Coach
A German Autobahn Touring coach, just what we need to go over to Melbourne’s Iconic Race Circuits for Vintage Racing with the family! In the meantime we will set up and use for Albany/Northam/Collie type VSCC weekends and the odd trip away, being 40ft long and having the motor mid-mounted between the front and rear axels, we can adapt the rear to have a drop down Hydraulic Tailgate Lift ,to bring in a Racecar! …Thus leaving about 20-24ft/plus for sleeping 4 and comfortable motorhome living!
Update 1/2019- Spider bomb the bus so I can pick it up!!….Now at Workshop!! a presurewash is in order, but only for cobwebs as No oil leaks!……then a major lookover, plan repairs for reliability and the total transporter/Motorhome Project!!…week-3 Buy the Engine, Auto’Trans and fuel Service kits……. drain Long-Range Fuel tank clean and blow out all fuel lines, buy from ebay $185 and modify new VDO fuel sensor to fit the bus, original one from dealer over $700….Bleed fuel system and start/run the motor..Yes pulls redline!!…..and while this is happening, Joel is striping some of the interior of unrequired gear, like overhead shelving…
Update 2,3,4/2019- We now have to remove Roof mounted Central Air conditioning unit, piping and wiring ,floor heaters and open the rear boot lid, from the inside removal last row of seats floor!….Changing plans several times while this project is happening!!!