It’s a sad day. The very last time IL-01-BRA on her last trip ever. The very last time you will see it! But we have a mission, so this is no pleasure drive. Olivia (a 1993 DAC 112UDM) has to go someplace…where is she going? Why is she going? Its all part of a bigger scheme.
Let me know in the comments if you would like to see the entire uncut video of the drive, without commentary. Basically a full cab-view type video! If I do this kind of video, it will be a bonus episode so you wont miss out on the regular weekly release!
We are also very fortunate to get some backing, by a new start-up company. Thank you Directly25 LLC, the new owners of the DAC Dynasty IP!
Its time for Olivia to go to her new permanent home! We start of with fueling up in the new tank, and take the not so short drive home. And she fits in the driveway too! Another chance to see a DAC 112 UDM bus driving through NY
A more in depth looks at "Olivia", the DAC 112UDM from Fetesti. I try to start her, but while initially I thought the batteries were the culprit (although still weak), it may be that she is simply out of diesel!
Engine talk, tire talk, and a antifreeze
Remember, winter is here (for those of us in the northern hemisphere), so make sure you got the right concentration of antifreeze!
Special thanks to Mixaj COM SRL from Slobozia, Ialomita county, Romania, for finding that brand new Danubiana tire, that will be for display at shows, like many classic cars often have!
The first video of many about the DAC 112UDM from Fetesti on the final leg of the journey, driving under her own power from the port to her new home.
This video was done with a shoe string budget, piecing together what we had, much like with the bus itself. The music tracks are rather old recordings, and lets face it, are horrible. But the bus is the star here! Welcome to the US IL01BRA!
Special thanks to: Alex Vasile, Dl Ing Valentin-Victor Stanescu (Transbus) Paul from shipoverseas.com
Season 2 isnt here yet, but I wanted to post something while Im still in the moving process, and doing the mandatory fixes to the house (I do need electrical outlets!!!).
The good news is on the house and being fortunate enough that it all worked out. I will make a dedicated video to how close things came to NOT working out.
The BAD news is about Olivia. Right now she is dead. And worse off, the roadside mechanic did even more electrical damage and may have burned out the starter too. But before any of that, I have to solve the fuel tank issue and I imagine fuel tanks and straps are no longer made so it has to be custom and somehow found a way to install it.
Im a bit demoralized to be honest, because the rust is starting to show worse that I thought. Every body panel can be pulled off by hand-thats how bad the rust is.
And I still didnt get a title, because I need a weight slip, which means driving there or being towed, which means fixing either the tank (to be towed from an axle) or getting the bus to start, to be towed on a flatbed. Either way its going to be a lot of money and time.
Its a shame that there are no service shops that are willing or able to help out with repairs. Too many are incompetent and do more damage.
So wish me luck, so I can finish up the house things so I can get back to dealing with Olivia.
I go to the title agency (a third party company that does the leg work) and while I didnt get the process started, I did find out that I need a few more things done. Not impossible, but not that easy either. So the bus will wait a month or so...
A brief overview with why AutoCAD is losing ground...and some drawings of DAC buses. I only show a DAC 117UD-X (US Market) and a designed of my own, a B317E
I've been working on AutoCAD since R12 up to 2002 (on which the complete buses were done!). Only recenly I moved to 2015 and now 2017. The goal is to have every single part in CAD, so if I ever need replacement parts, I can have them made easily!
AutoCAD, AutoDesk are discussed under Fair Use doctrine of copyright. Any other incidental music is not crucial to this video and falls under the same clauses and copyright law.
DISCLAIMER: The driving was done on a private and closed lot. So drive accordingly, especially now with all the snow and nice. Keep a medkit, blanket and other things to keep you safe and alive. And dont forget your yellow vest as well!
In the video, you will see never before published photos and videos of mine, from the 90s and early 2000s. Enjoy,
Al DACMan Barry
Please bear with me as I find the right format. Clearly the black screen is not the best with interspersed pictures and videos. Next videos will get better! I do appreciate constructive criticism! Thanks!
New Jersey school bus hits a missing dump truck on 5/17/18 which is the 137th day of the year, and 137 is the 33rd prime number. I said yesterday there might be a school bus crash today. Well, here it is.
A Republican candidate in the Georgia governor’s race, announced Tuesday that he is taking a “deportation bus” tour through the state’s sanctuary cities as part of his campaign to highlight the dangers of illegal immigration., Michael Williams, a state senator and a former Georgia co-chair for the Trump campaign, is running in the Republican primary race and promising to “expedite the deportation process and send a clear message to illegal communities that they are not welcomed in Georgia.” “If you're as tired as I am of politicians who do nothing but talk, and you want to see this bus filled with illegals, vote Michael Williams on May 22,” he says in a new ad.
Somali Muslim savages get kicked off bus for not paying tickets in Finland.
The enemies from within, both the savages and the traitors, need to be removed BY ALL MEANS NECESSARY for the young Republic to survive. American Founding Fathers didn't build this great nation for it to be taken over by traitors and savages from 7th century.