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PostSubject: 69 Bay + Speed Master =   Thu Sep 20 2007, 12:53

With a bit of advice from Tim and a few evenings work......my 69 went from this: :|



to this: Very Happy



The wheels look spot on! :king:

Great site! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: 69 Bay + Speed Master =   Thu Sep 20 2007, 16:07

that's a world of difference. a couple of evenings well spent
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PostSubject: Re: 69 Bay + Speed Master =   Thu Sep 20 2007, 16:14

That is one nice original looking Bay!

we need to get that Gearbox conversion kit here so you can get some smaller tyres on the rear to get it levelled up a bit...

is it a Cali Bus?
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PostSubject: Re: 69 Bay + Speed Master =   Fri Sep 21 2007, 00:37

Yep it was a Cali bus, imported for me by Simon Hall. The plate is stamped 2007 so I know it was used right up until it left the states. It is not the original paint but the interior is great and I'm just looking forward to driving it.

Yep the back end could do with a bit of levelling. :pirat:
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PostSubject: Re: 69 Bay + Speed Master =   Sat Sep 22 2007, 11:14

Here are a couple more pics:







The CSP shifter makes a big difference too!
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PostSubject: Re: 69 Bay + Speed Master =   Sat Sep 22 2007, 11:38

Absolutely perfect stance!

Good work.
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PostSubject: Re: 69 Bay + Speed Master =   Mon Sep 24 2007, 04:07

Is it a nice gearchange with that shifter, i find some of the aftermarket shifters notchy and harder to find gears than a standard shifter... a lot if it's down to worn bushes i guess too.
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PostSubject: Re: 69 Bay + Speed Master =   Mon Sep 24 2007, 10:52

Tim, first is a little hard to find at the moment when moving. I haven't tried to adjust it yet though. The rest of the gears are great and the position is so much better, just to the right of the wheel at the same height ish. I would recomend it.
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PostSubject: Re: 69 Bay + Speed Master =   Wed Sep 26 2007, 13:05

I had a little tinker with the rear and after a little technical advice from Tim (Cheers again) the back sits 15mm lower and the bump stops are cut down and refitted.

The Creative adjustable spring plates really do make life alot easier with initial fitting, fine adjustment and removing wheels. It took me 5 minutes to drop and level the rear, I didn't ven need to take a wheel off.
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And has anyone else got a Speed Aster sticker like this?

Wink Honest this is how it came.
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PostSubject: Re: 69 Bay + Speed Master =   Wed Sep 26 2007, 13:26

Dude that sticker is well rare! Laughing

give me your address again and i'll send another... that's the first problem i've had with the wheels as products so that's not bad going seeing as it's only a the sticker that comes with them Laughing

I must admit sometimes i'm very lazy when adjusting my split bus spring plates and don't even jack it up No
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PostSubject: Re: 69 Bay + Speed Master =   Wed Sep 26 2007, 13:54

I feel special now Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 69 Bay + Speed Master =   Mon Nov 05 2007, 14:15

Was out and about and took a couple of pics......man I love the wheels. Very Happy



(Same pics as early bay...sorry Embarassed )
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PostSubject: Re: 69 Bay + Speed Master =   Tue Nov 06 2007, 11:56

Did you change your bushes John when you put the CSP in ???
Did the wheels bolt straight on ????? :cheers:
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PostSubject: Re: 69 Bay + Speed Master =   Tue Nov 06 2007, 12:50

Grazy wrote:
Did you change your bushes John when you put the CSP in ???
Did the wheels bolt straight on ????? :cheers:

which bushes?
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PostSubject: Re: 69 Bay + Speed Master =   Thu Nov 08 2007, 10:48




I don`t know Embarassed ( I fit carpets Laughing )
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PostSubject: Re: 69 Bay + Speed Master =   Sat Nov 10 2007, 00:01

Hi

I'm not sure which bushes you mean.....?

But I did change the whole front suspension set up:

2" narrowed King and link pin beam
narrowed torsion leaves
narrowed track rods
trailing arms
King and Link Pin Dropped Spindles
Steering arm (technical name)
Steering damper and bracket
CSP Discs
(This will only bolt straight on to an original wide five set up, but I know Tim can modify to fit small 5 set up)

Buying this set up meant I could build it off the vehicle, then just drop the old beam (hub to hub) off and fit this one. I can put it back to stock easily. Not that I would ever want to.
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PostSubject: Re: 69 Bay + Speed Master =   Sat Nov 10 2007, 07:41

Sorry to interrupt....
September 24th, Tim referred to "worn bushes"
I think they are the things that are in yer gearbox that make changes smoother (?)

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PostSubject: Re: 69 Bay + Speed Master =   Sat Nov 10 2007, 08:38

hippychick wrote:
Sorry to interrupt....
September 24th, Tim referred to "worn bushes"
I think they are the things that are in yer gearbox that make changes smoother (?)

sleep

Hippychick you got it , I am no good with technical stuff . Yeah i mean the bushes to help a smoother gear change . I put a Csp shifter in and change got better but needs a bit more uprating .

Sorry to hijack Faux Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: 69 Bay + Speed Master =   Sat Nov 10 2007, 08:51

I only know about bushes because Tim had to replace them on our bus, so that we could find second gear without going into reverse......

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PostSubject: Re: 69 Bay + Speed Master =   Mon Nov 12 2007, 04:38

Grazy wrote:
Did you change your bushes John when you put the CSP in ???
Did the wheels bolt straight on ????? :cheers:

Sorry Fella Laughing

I got the wrong end of the stick. (No pun intended).

No I didn't change any bushes in the gear linkage, I will when i can get round to it. But it works great now it has had time to bed in. It is so much easier to use....far less reaching for the stick. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: 69 Bay + Speed Master =   Thu Nov 15 2007, 05:50

Cool bus
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PostSubject: Re: 69 Bay + Speed Master =   Mon Dec 03 2007, 04:31

Cheers Scotty,

Can't wait for the Spring.......

Here is a pick after a manic cleaning session, for the insurance Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: 69 Bay + Speed Master =   Mon Dec 03 2007, 09:41

looking good! out of interest what have you valued it at for the insurance?
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PostSubject: Re: 69 Bay + Speed Master =   Tue Dec 04 2007, 08:37

nice pic Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 69 Bay + Speed Master =   Tue Dec 04 2007, 13:38

looking mighty fine Jon Smile
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