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Old 02-23-2014, 12:15 AM   #1
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1984 thomas

Hello all....

Got me a bus
Its a nice bus, about 90% converted! Its a 1984 Ford Thomas with a Remanufactured Detroit Diesel 8.2 with 24,000 miles. Odometer reads 235,000.
I need to do some maintenance and make sure its road worthy. My first concern is the breaks. I've only driven it a couple miles around the block, it slows down but doesn't seem to have much breaking power, at all, I mean you have to pump the pedal and put it to the floor to stop. Is that normal? What should I do? I will include pictures soon.
Breaks housing says Girling, the pot/spring break thing is a Maxibreak H.
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:42 AM   #2
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http://s30.photobucket.com/user/84thoma ... t=2&page=1

heres the pictures. Any advice or opinions help!
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:16 PM   #3
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Please post the pics here individually using the "IMG" button above the text window, or put them in a public gallery so we can see them.
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:15 AM   #4
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I tried the img thing, it didn't work. are you able to access the photobucket pictures link I posted?

Anyway, how realistic is it to rebuild the brakes, should I just pay a professional to service them? Money is an issue so I'd rather wrench on it my self if I can, but I was hoping some of you geniuses could share a few words about brake maintenance, anything!
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:08 AM   #5
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I tried the img thing, it didn't work. are you able to access the photobucket pictures link I posted?
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No, you need to set the photobucket Album to public.

Just make them public, and I will post them for you till you get it figured out.

We need pics.

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Old 02-25-2014, 03:21 PM   #6
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oh I forgot it was private, its should be public now...http://s30.photobucket.com/user/84thoma ... t=2&page=1
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this is the leaky side


fluid coming out from behind the nut there.


the not leaky side.
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:49 PM   #8
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No help except those look to be lucas girling, Google it for ford truck forum links...kinda $$$ to fix, good luck
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:56 PM   #9
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Same as on my 92 ford B700.

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Old 03-13-2014, 12:52 AM   #10
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Hi,
thanks for the tips.
Now I am trying to identify the parts and numbers so I can know how to work on them or replace them...
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