I had a cluster issue on my International. Half the gauges didn't work. It turned out to be a ground wire under the dash. I found the issue by having my wife watch the gauges while i lightly moved and pulled on the wiring until there was movement. That's how I figured out my issue but check your speedometer cluster to see if you have an electronic or cable style speedometer. If it's electronic it could be a ground or it could be a sensor. If she has a cable I'm out of suggestions. I bet since yours is a pusher (motor in rear) its a sensor style.
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Nice bus sir, we too are planning some steampunk elements into our bus with like a gypsy wagon, forest (and ships's )cabin, hearse thing going on as well. Are you going to be full timing it or vacationing? Really excited to see what you get up to, good luck!
On your instrument cluster... Is it a one piece electronic unit that has speedo on left, RPM on right and you can push a button to see all the functions? (oil, fuel etc..) Or are you gauges all seperate units on the dash?
Could you post a pic of your dash? Blue Bird had an electronic dash that had all sorts of problems and I could tell you if you have that particular cluster or not.
@madpsalmer - I'll find out if its electronic or cable style this weekend. It isn't a pusher though.
@timbuk - I noticed you're on Vancouver Island... so are we. You mid island?
@seeria - The blue was professionally done by the ski hill that owned it before me. I don't know if we will be leaving it blue... it tends to stand out a bit in weird ways. On the drive up from the US I got questioned by cops 3 times although a steampunk bus might stand out as well...
@cheezypsnookle - Your bus is really similar to ours. Its gotta be almost the exact model. We're at almost the same stages too. You're a little further, but I am pretty confident I can catch up ;)
@BUSBOZO - It is not an electronic instrument. There are no buttons. I will grab a pic when I can. My camera is away for repair.
Hey, I took apart the dash today and the speedometer is electronic. Testing it is difficult since I do not know the frequency or information on what the sending unit is supposed to be sending up to the speedo.
Does anyone here have any of the wiring information for these Blue Bird buses? I have a call in with the local dealer but haven't heard back whether or not they can get them.