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Old 03-07-2019, 04:37 PM   #1
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Do I still need my air compressor?

I have a 1999 Bluebird T-1000 and have a question regarding the air compressor and air system.
My bus has hydraulic brakes. Other than the air actuated door, is there anything else I need and air system for?
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Old 03-07-2019, 05:29 PM   #2
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I have a 1999 Bluebird T-1000 and have a question regarding the air compressor and air system.
My bus has hydraulic brakes. Other than the air actuated door, is there anything else I need and air system for?
an air compressor, if large enough, can be very handy for spray painting - if it's just a small compressor, it will still likely be large enough to spray with an internal mix spray gun if the viscosity of the paint is adjusted properly and with a bit of practice a reasonable finish can be achieved - it can be used for blowing up air mattresses, flotation devices, or tires should the need arise - if there is a compressor of any type on the bus I eventually pick, I'll save it for sure
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Old 03-07-2019, 06:39 PM   #3
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Do you have an air seat? or parking brake?
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Old 03-07-2019, 06:46 PM   #4
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I would think there would be more than just the door operated by air.
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Old 03-07-2019, 06:51 PM   #5
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Having a garage in my bus, the compressor relieves me of having a separate compressor for air tools.
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Does it have air bag suspension or air over load bags? Is the pump engine driven or electric? Take a look at the pump and let us know what the tag says. That info may help you decide if you want to keep or re-purpose the pump.
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Old 03-07-2019, 08:11 PM   #7
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Sometimes the master culinder is air over hydraulic instead of vacuum powered.

Better check that. You will want to keep power breaks.

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Old 03-08-2019, 06:22 AM   #8
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the air compressor in these busses is typically 11-14 CFM at 90 PSI.. thats better than a lot of shop compressors.. I wouldnt delete it.. esp if you have ever ridden in an air seat.. or may want to convert to air suspension.. or just be able to pump up the tires without finding 3 broken truck stop compressors before you finally get one that works..



truthfully ( doesnt mean they dont exist) ive never seen an air compressor on a hydraulic-brake bus that wasnt an air-ride rear.. so i would definitely check to see if you have air springs in the rear..
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Old 03-08-2019, 06:41 AM   #9
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keep it ,.. two words, Air Horn,.. and all the other great uses of an onboard air supply above,.. if you already have the compressor (and probably a good sized air tank) you are 90% of the way to great convenience of air on the road and the ease of maintaining your bus with air tools and air for tires.
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Old 03-09-2019, 06:21 AM   #10
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Thanks. I hadn't even though about putting it to work for other applications.
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