Wanted: Autovac for Bristol K

As part of the maintenance work on newly-acquired Bristol K6A HLJ44, Crosville needs to replace part of the Autovac system.

HLJ44-autovac

More specifically, the pipes leading from the Autovac tank (marked in red in the photo) to the engine require replacement. Does anyone know where a set of these could be sourced or made? Answers on a postcard, cunningly disguised as a comment on this blog, to Busman John please.

In a nutshell, the Autovac sucks diesel fuel (in the case of this bus) from the main fuel tank and delivers it to the injectors of the engine via the auxilliary tank you can see mounted on the front bulkhead. Those who are interested in the inner workings of the system can follow this link which, appropriately for us, uses a photo of a double deck bus to illustrate the page.

This AEC-powered bus will be added to the Crosville heritage hire fleet next year and I for one am looking forward to driving it!