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Old 01-01-2013, 07:53 PM   #1
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removing stop sign assembly

I am new to this forum and hoping to use it often for questions throughout my vandura/ward bus fixing. I recently purcharsed an 85 gmc vandura/ward short bus and have been cleaning it up removing most of the school bus things since it wont be used for that. I removed the stop sign assembly and noticed that when I manually pulled out the stop sign I could hear air, once removed from the side I disconnected the hose and capped it off. My question is should I have left the hose open to pull air in or is capping it off okay? The reason I ask is when the bus is parked and off and I apply the brake the pedal shutters and a squeal comes from under the hood. I havent taken it for a spin yet since removing the sign to make sure the bus stops okay, thought I would check here first. Thanks for reading, hope to get some feedback soon!!
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:01 PM   #2
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Re: removing stop sign assembly

Do you have air brakes? I've had one stop sign that was electric and one that was powered by air.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:07 PM   #3
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Yes I am pretty certain they are air brakes there is a hose that went from the stop sign bracket to a tank underneath and a hose coming from that tank to the master cylinder. Assuming I followed the correct hose. I will check again to make sure, first timing owning a bus so I am learning as I go, bare with me!
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After doing some research on air brakes there is no way that I have them considering I have mater cylinder and brake fluid correct? I think what I need to do is take it out for a spin and see if anything feels different than when the sign was hooked up. I will repost once that is done. I just dont see how anything could have changed, all i did was disconnect the hose that looked to be attached to a bladder behind the stop sign assembly and capped it off. May be nothing just wanted to see if anyone has experienced this before.
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Re: removing stop sign assembly

if its an air operated sign, like mine, just capping it off will be fine.
course could also be vacuum if in hydraulic master cy, which capping off would also be fine.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:48 PM   #6
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Yep seems to stop just fine, doesn't seem like I have anything to worry about. Thanks for your help!
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Are you going to post pics in a build thread?we like pics like some kids like windows ooops I apoligize to all the starving kids in Etheopia.......
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