Bedford petrol exhaust manifold leaking

Submitted: Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 16:56
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Hi all,
I have some freinds with an old bedford bus and it is a petrol, 300 i think, it has a 3 peice exhaust manifold and i am assuming it is supposed to have what i call "fire rings" to seal the manifold joints .........
Anybody else out there had this problem and if so where did you buy the "fire rings" that is assuming that they had them ????
Or if they did NOT use them how do you seal it up given it is supposed to "move"....
It is about 2" dia and sleeves in about 1" ......
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Reply By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 17:12

Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 17:12
Hi Joe. Wonder if these people could help. Found it by asking google "Bedford Petrol Engine" Cheers,Bob.
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Follow Up By: Member - Joe n Mel n kids (FNQ - Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 17:17

Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 17:17
hey i did look at that one but never realised they were an aussie company ....
Thanks for that
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Reply By: Ron N - Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 19:25

Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 19:25
There's lots of Bedford parts on eBay U.K., and most of those sellers will send stuff to Australia. Vauxhall Motors were building 60,000 Bedfords a year, by the early 1950's - and most are still running! - so you can be guaranteed of parts for years to come.

Cheers - Ron.
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Reply By: TrishP - Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 19:31

Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 19:31
Don Kyatt Isuzu and Bedford Parts Brisbane should have them.
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 22:20

Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 22:20
Trish - Don Kyatt sold his last new Bedford parts around the year 2000. I have a 1980 "E" series Bedford (the last version of the "TK" series forward control model), and I got some of the last new parts available from Holden, for my Bedford, off Don Kyatt about that time.

The parts blokes were throwing all the Bedford parts books out, as Holdens had declared all Australian Bedford parts "NLA" ex-factory (No Longer Available).
20 years after the last vehicle of that model is produced, is the general manufacturers time limit for all parts to become NLA.

Fortunately, there's aftermarkets parts suppliers and a huge amount of NOS (New, Old Stock) parts all over the world. Engine, transmission and drivetrain parts are usually available fairly readily, from aftermarket suppliers.

Not surprisingly, there's still a vast number of old Bedfords still working in places such as Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Middle East and many African countries. There are parts manufacturers in places such as Turkey, manufacturing new parts for the old Bedfords as far back as the late 1940's models.

Cheers - Ron.
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