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Coindenser and Drain Valve

Dear Friends: we own a 1979 Bristol VRT Double Decker and are in desperate need to find the condenser and drain valve of the braking system, the Series is R52878, we are looking to buy the part new or used.

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__. Have you spoken to Vic Rabb at US Bus Co.? They have operated several VR's. If he doesn't have the part in stock, he can get it quickly.

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Thank you so much for your reply, we prefer to deal direclty with Englad, our experience so far with "knowledgeable" people and people finding parts in the USA has been negative.

As a matter of fact, this bus that we have is the first double decker that we buy (form a fleet that we are planning on forming)and after an incredible ordeal, we are going to be buying the next buses directly from England, including the parts. We ended up paying a very high price for a unit that needed much work, also people that sold themselves as the doubgle decker bus experts are not at all what they state. On the other hand we have found incredible people, always trying to help, that directed us to the right individuals in England. After our experience, we are even thinking about establishing a facilitating company for people in need in the USA, where they can find parts, tips, manuals, etc.

Thank you so much Bruce.

Rev. Oscar Ernand

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__. Have you spoken to Vic Rabb at US Bus Co.? They have operated several VR's. If he doesn't have the part in stock, he can get it quickly.

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"Thank you so much for your reply, we prefer to deal direclty with Englad, our experience so far with "knowledgeable" people and people finding parts in the USA has been negative"


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I don't mean to be negative on your statement but what do you think we are trying to do with the British Bus Club?

I have been at this a heck of a lot longer than you have and not finding parts for my Bristol was the main reason I started this club. to form a network of Bus owners and bus part dealers. I thought we had a good working base for getting most anything you needed for your bus, you have to understand we all have fallen back to finding parts in the UK and other countries just to keep our buses going , but each time I look there are different model buses entering the country your bus happens to be very modern compared to my bus or Tim Hart's '48 Leyland and just imagine trying to find parts for that one. or even manuals.

I thought we were doing a good job on suppling our members with manuals for their bus. You found what you needed right there on line thanks to our network.

There are a lot of folks out there that keep their buses running with just the manuals we have provided. If you check the going rate on a manual for your bus if you can find one, is around $150.00 plus shipping from the UK which can be up to $50.00 just for the shipping but yet it's on line for our members.

But if you can find more information than I can I hope you consider sharing it with the club.
I think you found that rebuilt part through our club going to us not so "knowledgeable" folks. Sure your getting the part from the UK but you came to us to find those folks in the UK that are helping you with your part. I myself even offered to try and rebuild what you have or find you something that will work for now.
You have to understand one thing these buses were used till they didn't serve the company in the UK any more with thousands of miles on them then they were shipped around the world and used for more miles then shipped to us here in the US, We are fixing buses that probably should have been retired a long time ago. Granted I would never scrap my bus even though it's 46 years old, but I have done a lot more to it than I thought I would when I first got it. like rebuild the engine myself and repaint it myself and do brake work and a lot of other things I finally after 4 years got it to the point I'm not worried about driving it anywhere.

You can deal straight with the folks in the UK but as I have always been told "Buyer Beware", I have heard of some real nightmares of folks buying a bus sight unseen , they go to pick it up and it's not what you saw in the pictures.
Unless your going to go over and see each and every bus you buy your going by what the seller is telling you.
I'm getting off my soap box now.
Mark G

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Dear Mark: I am so glad that I enter to read the message section of the web page. I never intended to offend anyone and specially you, that are running such a fine club. I expressed my frustrations based on a personal experience with a USA company that sold us a truly piece of ..... and then after that everything else where just comments that at the end were not true. It is upsetting that someone will just state that they are experts, just because they have a few non-working buses in their yard, employees that do not even know what they are doing and also make reference to people in London as partners of theirs, when in reality the relationship is the same as the one anyone of us could establish, I send a part order, I pay and I get it.

Please do not take my comments in any negative way for your club, at all. You do a great job and my wife and I thank you for it, if it was not for your club, we would be lost, still counting on the professional advice of the individual that I previously mentioned (what a nightmare)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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"Thank you so much for your reply, we prefer to deal direclty with Englad, our experience so far with "knowledgeable" people and people finding parts in the USA has been negative"


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I don't mean to be negative on your statement but what do you think we are trying to do with the British Bus Club?

I have been at this a heck of a lot longer than you have and not finding parts for my Bristol was the main reason I started this club. to form a network of Bus owners and bus part dealers. I thought we had a good working base for getting most anything you needed for your bus, you have to understand we all have fallen back to finding parts in the UK and other countries just to keep our buses going , but each time I look there are different model buses entering the country your bus happens to be very modern compared to my bus or Tim Hart's '48 Leyland and just imagine trying to find parts for that one. or even manuals.

I thought we were doing a good job on suppling our members with manuals for their bus. You found what you needed right there on line thanks to our network.

There are a lot of folks out there that keep their buses running with just the manuals we have provided. If you check the going rate on a manual for your bus if you can find one, is around $150.00 plus shipping from the UK which can be up to $50.00 just for the shipping but yet it's on line for our members.

But if you can find more information than I can I hope you consider sharing it with the club.
I think you found that rebuilt part through our club going to us not so "knowledgeable" folks. Sure your getting the part from the UK but you came to us to find those folks in the UK that are helping you with your part. I myself even offered to try and rebuild what you have or find you something that will work for now.
You have to understand one thing these buses were used till they didn't serve the company in the UK any more with thousands of miles on them then they were shipped around the world and used for more miles then shipped to us here in the US, We are fixing buses that probably should have been retired a long time ago. Granted I would never scrap my bus even though it's 46 years old, but I have done a lot more to it than I thought I would when I first got it. like rebuild the engine myself and repaint it myself and do brake work and a lot of other things I finally after 4 years got it to the point I'm not worried about driving it anywhere.

You can deal straight with the folks in the UK but as I have always been told "Buyer Beware", I have heard of some real nightmares of folks buying a bus sight unseen , they go to pick it up and it's not what you saw in the pictures.
Unless your going to go over and see each and every bus you buy your going by what the seller is telling you.
I'm getting off my soap box now.
Mark G

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I know who your talking about and I have the same problems with them. Getting them to do things is like talking to the wall ,
Did you ever get your part you needed?
I am still offering to rebuild th eold one even if you got a replacement never know when you might need a replacement part.

Mark

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I will check if I still have it, I belive I do, if I do how much will it be and where would I have to send it, thanks.

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