Photographs fron the 1977 British Speleological Expedition to the Zagros Mts, Iran. - Back to index - foward to next image
The bus - ex-Bristol bus, 5 cylinder Gardner on the flat engine. Seen better days, but we did quite a bit of work to it - plus a little non standard work on the way - but it got there. The only thing to actually fail was a wheel bearing in Calais - Oh yes, it did catch fire in Germany - but only because an oil leak was accumulating on the top of the engine ( the engine was laid side ways in these buses - some way behind the front wheels ) and the...
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first steep hills caused it to pour off onto the hot exhaust - spectacular, but minor fault - at least it was to those of us who understood old motors ! Others were less convinced.