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Chassis AEC Reliance 470 2HMU2RA

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Body Athol Hedges
Body Type Rigid
Fleet No's 8
Total Built 1
Delivered 1963
Withdrawn 1 1975
Engine AEC AH470 underfloor-mounted
Gearbox 4 speed electric semi-automatic
Air-Conditioning 2 No
Destination Signs 2 Rollers
Passengers 3 Seating: 43 | Wheelchair: 0 | Capacity: 71
Dimensions Length: 33 ft | Width: 8 ft | Height: ?
This was a demonstrator bus.
The second AEC was an example of a chassis which had been very successful in Great Britain and for export, especially to New Zealand, South Africa, South America and the left-hand drive form to Europe. A few private operators who had purchased AEC Reliances had a problematic 470 motor with head gasket issues. This was solved by Rockhampton City Council who then passed on their knowledge to the BCC and within a short time, the 470 make was regarded as a very reliable engine.
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AEC Reliance 470 2HMU2RA [Athol Hedges] Fleet Lists

1 Dates listed are from when the first of that type of make of bus was first withdrawn, up to the last of that make
2 Varying suppliers may have provided this equipment, so vayring makes/models may be different from bus to bus of this make
3 The total seating capacity maybe less when wheel-chair passengers occupy the seating area of the bus.