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by kelvin12
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: Raising TAG wheels on 1988 Tourmaster
Replies: 10
Views: 5094

Re: Raising TAG wheels on 1988 Tourmaster

You might need them if you get bogged, have done so twice now and they really did help the situation and saved digging the old girl out so worth it in my opinion. Mine didn't come with them standard.
by kelvin12
Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Bus to motorhome discussions
Topic: 1973 Denning door seal
Replies: 4
Views: 5544

Re: 1973 Denning door seal

Don't have a Denning but if you are looking for the seal try Bus and Coach supplies Qld. They stock a lot the older parts for Australs and Dennings.

Dirk
by kelvin12
Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: Motor Coach part problem
Replies: 1
Views: 1806

Re: Motor Coach part problem

Pull the valve and take it to a parts dealer like Multi Spares. Most vales are pretty common or a substitute could be available just watch the threading, metric to imperial.

You could also try Bus and Coach in Qld. They seem to be able to find most stuff.

Dirk
by kelvin12
Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: Bus to motorhome discussions
Topic: Blank Canvas
Replies: 26
Views: 12884

Re: Blank Canvas

Whatever way you go watch the weighs and width factors. Very easy to keep adding stuff then you find you are to heavy overall weights or close to it so that limits you carrying water and waste tanks. Same goes for overwidths. NSW are into lazer test for overwide.

Dirk
by kelvin12
Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Bus to motorhome discussions
Topic: Blank Canvas
Replies: 26
Views: 12884

Re: Blank Canvas

Couldn't agree more with Bagmaker. Costs just keep blowing out more and more along with the time taken. Even planning it out it just doesn't pan out. Not trying to put a damper on your project but make sure you are prepared to change your plans over and over again. I would even be checking out the m...
by kelvin12
Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Bus to motorhome discussions
Topic: Carpet on roof
Replies: 9
Views: 8581

Re: Carpet on roof

Go with foam if you can manage it. The heat that comes down from the steel is unbelievable. Go with at least 50mm and really take the time to fit it snug as possible. No nails or something like that holds it in place.

Dirk.
by kelvin12
Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Bus to motorhome discussions
Topic: Cheap Hydraulic Levelling Jacks
Replies: 3
Views: 2902

Re: Cheap Hydraulic Levelling Jacks

The control pack is the expensive part then the dash pad. Still a good buy if someone was wanting to save buck or two.
by kelvin12
Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Bus to motorhome discussions
Topic: Carpet on roof
Replies: 9
Views: 8581

Re: Carpet on roof

Ditto the above. Real chore to do. Its contact cement, so needs a heat gun to soften it and use plastic scrapers to remove it as it softens. Then turps and lots of elbow grease.

Dirk
by kelvin12
Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: No brakes at pedal
Replies: 6
Views: 3136

Re: No brakes at pedal

Very good advice. To scary if you get it wrong plus the ramifications to others if you do get wrong.


Dirk
by kelvin12
Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Bus to motorhome discussions
Topic: Got ripped off twice, for along time!
Replies: 2
Views: 2847

Re: Got ripped off twice, for along time!

Isn't this a common story these days. Unless you know something about your bus then you really are at the mercy of crooks and there are plenty of the bastards out there that's for sure. Shame there isn't an area or section in some of these forums that repairers, good and bad could be listed. Guess i...
by kelvin12
Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: Bus to motorhome discussions
Topic: Motorhome 40ft, which chassis best
Replies: 3
Views: 3724

Re: Motorhome 40ft, which chassis best

Whatever one you choose is going to be a money pit. Speaking from experience here....Lol. I enjoyed the build but it certainly isn't something I would recommend if you weren't handy with a welder and can do you own wood work and painting etc. Building up a motor home is a real chore to say the least...
by kelvin12
Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: Sliding windows
Replies: 4
Views: 1792

Re: Sliding windows

G'Day,

Convex hopper windows allow you to leave then open on rainy days, flat sliders don't.

Dirk
by kelvin12
Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: Bus to motorhome discussions
Topic: Silver Eagle 05 bus air assist power steering
Replies: 8
Views: 4212

Re: Silver Eagle 05 bus air assist power steering

Exactly as Busman says about Grease Monkey. Some of the nicest blokes you will ever come across. You will learn more about your bus than you want to know.

Dirk
by kelvin12
Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: Motorhome wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 2123

Re: Motorhome wanted

Ebay is a pretty good starting point or "Google" buses for sale or Coaster buses for sale. Converting is very popular nowadays. Good luck with you search.

Dirk
by kelvin12
Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Bus to motorhome discussions
Topic: 87 Austral steering column switch
Replies: 8
Views: 3815

Re: 87 Austral steering column switch

Just following on with the Austral blinker and steering column wiring. Bit of a nightmare here with lots of colour changes between the column harness and the bus harness. On the bus side harness, the plain red wire changes at the cannon plug to white which goes to the column harness. This is a const...
by kelvin12
Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Bus to motorhome discussions
Topic: 87 Austral steering column switch
Replies: 8
Views: 3815

Re: 87 Austral steering column switch

G'Day Glen, All good, sorted the thing today. Not sure if it was a bad connection or dirty contacts. I gave it a hard workout !!!! and it came good. I will post some wiring details or a diagram in case some other poor bugger has the same problem. There is a real mix of cross over of coloured wires g...
by kelvin12
Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Bus to motorhome discussions
Topic: 87 Austral steering column switch
Replies: 8
Views: 3815

Re: 87 Austral steering column switch

Brand is SWF, German made with a model number 201.246. Apparently common on European stuff. At least making some progress. Have an inquiry away to the UK so hopefully will get a reply.

Dirk
by kelvin12
Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: Bus to motorhome discussions
Topic: 87 Austral steering column switch
Replies: 8
Views: 3815

Re: 87 Austral steering column switch

Thanks, CCCC. I can't see if the function was there it wouldn't be wired in. Making inquiries of the UK supplier to see if they have the wiring diagram. Will post here if its available for someone else in the future if needed.

Dirk
by kelvin12
Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: Bus to motorhome discussions
Topic: 87 Austral steering column switch
Replies: 8
Views: 3815

Re: 87 Austral steering column switch

This is the type of switch or very similar, probably a later version than mine but similar. Tried contacting Kirg for a diagram but can't get a reply.

Dirk

http://www.kirg.com.au/imageWindow.php? ... .jpg&cat=0
by kelvin12
Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: Bus to motorhome discussions
Topic: 87 Austral steering column switch
Replies: 8
Views: 3815

87 Austral steering column switch

G'Day All, Would anyone know if an 87 Austral tourmaster had a, FLASH TO PASS type steering column headlight switch position. When I lift the switch arm it has that option but I can't find any wiring in the switch itself for that function. I have two spare wires that I can't find a home for but neit...
by kelvin12
Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Detroit 6V92 Kysor Fast Idle control system
Replies: 9
Views: 3275

Re: Detroit 6V92 Kysor Fast Idle control system

I know this is a very old discussion, but did you ever get to the bottom of the use for the Kysor Cadillac pressure switch. Been trying to think what this switch was actually used for myself.

Dirk
by kelvin12
Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: spedo
Replies: 3
Views: 1573

Re: spedo

Helpful people. I rang them myself after Boronia mentioned them above. No connection just satisfied customer. Thanks Boronia for the tip.

Dirk
by kelvin12
Sun May 31, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: Bus to motorhome discussions
Topic: Leyland Terrier V8 to Kenworth Motorhome
Replies: 3
Views: 2982

Re: Leyland Terrier V8 to Kenworth Motorhome

TRaction,

Great looking bus when its done. I would love to see you progress.

Dirk
by kelvin12
Tue May 26, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: spedo
Replies: 3
Views: 1573

Re: spedo

Don't know anything about your motor and gearbox but I have a VDO sender, but not sure of the voltage 12v or 24v from a Spicer box but getting the shaft is the problem. I chased around for ages trying to get the shaft for an Allison auto but couldn't find one for love nor money. I gave up eventually...
by kelvin12
Sat May 16, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Bus to motorhome discussions
Topic: Bus GPS
Replies: 0
Views: 2163

Bus GPS

Any recommendations on a good brand of bus GPS. Would be good with the usual features of height, dead end streets, load limits etc.

Dirk

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