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Old 12-08-2014, 02:58 PM   #11
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Re: Bought a bus - info wanted!

There is a sticker that says if you don't hear the motor running when ignition is off and brakes are applied do not drive. On the other international I test drove it was really obvious when the motor was on, the pedal would buck. We tried applying voltage directly to the motor and nothing happened.
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Old 12-08-2014, 04:01 PM   #12
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Re: Bought a bus - info wanted!

Yes, there is a flow switch in the system that will provide power to the electric motor when flow from the powersteering pump isn't present. I don't think I've ever worked on or have even seen one, most are usually air brakes. I didn't know about the sticker and was curious as to how you tested for operation.
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Old 12-08-2014, 11:10 PM   #13
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So we tightened the adjustment at the clevis on the drum end of the cable to it's fullest, and found the tightening knob on the parking brake lever and maxxed it out. The lever feels a little tighter now, and the bus actually holds on somewhat level ground now, but it's FAR from proper holding torque. Anyone know how thick the shoes should be? It's either they're too worn down or my cable stretched I assume...
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Old 12-09-2014, 10:02 AM   #14
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Re: Bought a bus - info wanted!

I'd say your cable is stretched. There should be enough adjustment there in order to make worn out lining hold. The only thing I found regarding thickness was this. "if linings are worn too near rivet heads, or are otherwise damaged, punch out old rivets and remove linings from brake shoes." In all honesty, linings should never wear out because they shouldn't be used to stop the bus, just to hold it. So if they are wore out it's because someone moved it with it still engaged.
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Old 03-13-2015, 11:35 AM   #15
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Hello again! Booyah thanks for those part#'s on the booster pump and booster, it's made locating parts much easier!

Does anyone just happen to have any diagrams or info on disassembling the parking brake so I can check the shoes/hardware? Also any info that makes identifying which calipers my bus has is appreciated!
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Old 03-15-2015, 09:26 PM   #16
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Yeah I'll look it up tomorrow for you. I have about the same exact bus as you('84 1753) with the service manuals to go with it. You have the desirable engine and trans but I for the life of me cant understand why you don't have air brakes. I thought it would have been standard on the heavier bus.
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Some districts don't even allow air brakes and spec only hydraulic.
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Some districts don't even allow air brakes and spec only hydraulic.
Due to lack of qualified drivers. Same with the auto transmissions.

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Old 03-17-2015, 09:24 PM   #19
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Here are the pages you asked for. I'm going to link them versus embed because they are huge. http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/z...psteudagjs.jpg
You wouldn't happen to have a tach on your bus would you?



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Due to lack of qualified drivers. Same with the auto transmissions.

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I was told that my 96 Amtran was spec'ed for hydraulic brakes because the state/county that ordered it is in the cold northern states. They didn't like dealing with the issues of water build up in the air lines freezing the systems up, so they only use hydraulic systems.
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