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1972 Bedford Bus 07 Aug 2019 14:20 #202297

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If you are referring to the small tube coming from the compressor, it is in one piece, it's not broken.
The bus is 20km from me at my mates place, so I'll remove the compressor at the weekend.

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1972 Bedford Bus 10 Aug 2019 14:01 #202345

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I've been searching the internet for a copy of TS1087 manual, does anyone have an online version or a link to a reliable site, I found a copy in WA state library through Trove, but I think it is a real copy not digital. Thanks.

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1972 Bedford Bus 10 Aug 2019 19:58 #202368

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Hi Warren, try this one
://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bedford-Truck-and-coaches-Brake-manual-TS1087/312066551053?hash=item48a89dad0d:g:XOUAAOSwR5dXQu8C
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1972 Bedford Bus 10 Aug 2019 20:04 #202369

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When the Bedford TS manuals being sold in Aust appear on ebay,
they range from $90 down to about $30.

The brake manual appears about twice a year.
The diff/rear axle, front suspension are rarer.
Engine and gearbox more common.
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1972 Bedford Bus 11 Aug 2019 08:07 #202372

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Thanks grandad & jon_d, I did see the one in the UK, but I was after something so I can get the brakes working this weekend.
I removed the head from the compressor & found the disc on the discharge side was loose & not allowing air past the reed valve, cleaned all the crap(technical term) fitted a new "o" ring to the unloader pin. Hopefully I get it fitted today, I think it's going to get up to 8° today.
The intake side of the compressor should be connected to an air filter of some type. Is this correct?

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1972 Bedford Bus 11 Aug 2019 08:45 #202374

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Good news.
Connect to carby side of the air cleaner.
Also sent a PM. Not sure if you saw it.
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1972 Bedford Bus 11 Aug 2019 08:47 #202375

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I replied.

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1972 Bedford Bus 11 Aug 2019 14:54 #202385

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The brakes are now working, pulls up quite good for a vehicle of its age, I got my class 3 license in my father's 338N Austin.
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1972 Bedford Bus 11 Aug 2019 15:04 #202386

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Excellent.

The brakes work ok when properly adjusted and bled. They don't like sustained braking.

Mine (diesel) is fitted with an exhaust brake is it makes the world of difference. Going around Tassy last year, we were rolling down 12-16 % hills in the west coast and not touching the brakes. - all on the exhaust brake.

A couple of times, we came round a corner at 80ks to be met with a steep down hill; jumped on the brakes, got it down to 3rd/2nd and then relaxed.
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1972 Bedford Bus 18 Aug 2019 17:26 #202523

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What carby was fitted to the 300 petrol std? The carb that is currently is a Stromberg, like a 202 Holden, it appears like it should be there.

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