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AEC parts, manuals, services and secondhand buses


This page provides links to sources of spares, manuals, complete buses and services such as insurance and repairs, for owners of AEC buses.  Please let me know of any which aren't listed here.

Adroit Engineering (Hitchin) Ltd.
Being Bus Preservationist's ourselves (RF442) We can machine/manufacture vintage Bus parts to order including aluminiun castings,either machined or supplied as cast.
Examples of work done:
RF/RT rear light boxes,and associated equipment, RF/T/TD roof ventilator units,decorative internal ventilation grills- T/TD , RT drivers front window hinges in brass, Bulls-eyes as applied to Green-line RT Upper deck.
RF seat mounting bolts with polished aluminium cups, etc,etc.
Anything considered.
E-mail adroitenginnering@btinternet.com , website www.adroitengineering.co.uk, phone 01462 450009
The AEC Society At least one AEC Society member has advertised spare parts via their site, so it's worth checking there.
A.E. Part piston rings I have available many FULL Engine Sets of Piston Rings to fit the AEC 11.3Ltr Engines. A220, AH690, AV690, A691, AV691. Cylinder Bore Size 130-00 / 5-115 5 ring per piston kit. The kits are made by A.E. AUTOPARTS (UK) and boxed A.E. In 6 Cylinder Sets. The A.E. number is 18014/STD and are made to fit the Original Pistons and the A.E. Pistons, A080019/ 080022/ A247704/ A567303. Please Call (UK) 01754-899099 of e-mail me tjimmyjet@aol.com with any questions
Bonville Panel Craft Here at Bonville Panel Craft we are remanufacturing double curved body panels, window pans, frame work brackets, interior light fittings for RF's RT's RM's etc. We can supply a lot of these hard to find panels and brackets as we remanufactuer from existing panels or drawings. Contact Buster on 01702 543473 or 07977887512, or email info@bonvillepanelcraft.co.uk
D & T Radiators Maybe you are experiencing problems with your radiators. We are here to repair any leaks you may have, supply you direct with a complete radiator or maybe you would like your client’s radiator to be reconditioned. We also provide a fitting service available on request. Whatever the problem we will provide a quick, reliable service, and welcome any business put our way. Please do not hesitate to contact Steven Bates, D & T Radiators, on 0151-255-1672 or email swb001t2428@blueyonder.co.uk
Deanfield Commercials Stock a large selection of AEC engines which include AV505, AV690, AV691, AV760, A220(11.3). Also have a large selection of AEC spares which include bearing sets, pistons and liners, valve gear, gasket sets, injector pump and injector services and much more. For more details ring DEANFIELD COMMERCIALS on 01200 429448 or 07946 325575.
   
Ensignbus Dealer in second-hand buses, including supply of spare parts.
Footman James Specialists in insurance of classic and vintage vehicles.
Roy Gould
(Vintage Bus Hire)
Supplies spare parts and undertakes restoration work for AEC buses, including Routemaster and Regal IV. Specialises in mobile restorations throughout Europe. Can supply RM accumulators, plessey pumps, steering rams, brake cylinders, brake foot valves, relined brake shoes, king pin kits, engine mount rubbers, fluid flywheels and much more. roy.gould@btconnect.com. www.vintagebushire.co.uk
GBH Spares We are stockists and suppliers of engine parts covering most vehicles including AEC. As I have found it increasingly difficult to obtain main bearings shells for the AEC models A590 A690 A760 AV 691 AH 691 AV 760 L12 TL12, I am producing new sets at 010 020 030 040. At approx £140 per set (price to be finalised) these should be available in approx 12 weeks from date 11 nov 08. Regards GBH Spares, spares@gbhspares.co.uk
Hertage Bus Engineering Hello to all you private vehicle owners! I can offer mechanical/technical support at LOW rates! With over 10years experience specialising in- AEC, Gardner, Leyland, Cummins, Iveco and Scania Engines. All mechanical work, Non-Runners, Body work, Re-Builds - please contact me for more infomation at heritagebusengineering@hotmail.co.uk. Lee Saunders.
Holmes Industrial Mt, Maunganui, New Zealand Stock drive shaft yokes, bearings etc.
Hydrajaws Hydrajaws Ltd can offer the following from stock: AEC front nut guard rings chrome plated Rear wheel discs(dustbins) for RT, RF, RM, others. Dust bins in spun aluminium are available with 2 polished rings as originally fitted to RT/RF/RM. Routemaster headlamp rims chrome. AEC radiator triangle badge, vitreous enamel 3 hole mount. AEC hub badges 3 hole mounting. AEC badge set vinyl --1Triangle 2 Hub badges. Fleetline front nut covers. We have recently made Rear Wheel Disc (Dustbins) brackets for the RT/RF and any AEC with the same type of axle with AEC badge fitted. A version for the RM is also available.
Hydrajaws are at 1 The Courtyard, Roman Way Coleshill, West Midlands, B46 1HQ. Tel 01675 430370, E-Mail tester@hydrajaws.co.uk. (From Royston Morgan, AEC Society member No4)
Imperial Engineering Specialist remanufacturer and supplier of components for the world renowned Routemaster bus. Email sales@imperialengineering
Leemark Commercials We supply gearbox and axle parts for Leyland, Bristol A.E.C and Daimler buses. We are also stockists for bearings and Voith parts. If you have any interest in any of the above, contact us at your earliest convenience, and we will respond promptly. Regards S. Gardner- M.Director. Phone- 01977 617513. Fax - 01977 610195. Email - leemarkcommercials@hotmail.co.uk
Lionel Moss Offers a full parts and technical assistance service for all London buses, especially AECs. lionel.moss@virgin.net
London Transport Taraniki Ltd Parts available for AEC, Leyland, etc. in Asia. See attached parts list for new/old stock parts available. Contact Joe Goodin, New Zealand. info@bigredbus.co.nz
Mayswood Garage
(Class V MOT testing)
I thought your members might like to know about Mayswood Garage, Henley in Arden (Warwickshire) where buses, including double deckers, can be Class 5 tested. Mayswood Garage is located north of Stratford on Avon, where a small team of knowledgeable mechanics/testers test vehicles from 3 wheelers to double decker buses and where a preserved bus would feel at home! The telephone no. to book an appointment is 01564 792546. If I can be of further help please contact me, I wish you continued success with your AEC Bus Site. Nigel Woodward-Sheath Proprietor. mail@mayswoodgarage.co.uk
Multiparts Stocks new parts and remanufactured engines at good prices. Email eepottsltd@aol.com or tel 0161 737 4666. Based in Manchester. www.eepottsltd.com/index.html
R.C.V. A small family business established in 1990 with 30 years experience in the auto electric trade and specialise in the reconditioning of Commercial Starter Motors, Alternators & Dynamo's. We also supply new and reconditioned diesel pumps & injectors. Contact details: John or Irene, R.C.V., Unit 21 West Cannock Way, Cannock Chase Enterprise Centre, Walkers Rise, Hednesford, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS12 0QW. Phone 01543 422227, Mobile 07950 412510, Email John.Rcv@Btopenworld.Com
Rigton Insurance Services Exclusively the only broker able to transact new and renewal Preserved Bus and Classic Bygone Bus cover with Chaucer Insurance. Cover can include, for example, attending rallies, giving free rides, for wedding use, private hire, use on stage services and training. Rigton are themselves enthusiasts who regularly attend bus rallies and enjoy meeting their clients there. They also have a special knowledge of insurance issues with double deckers. Their clients are located throughout the UK. You can contact them by Telephone 01943 879539, Fax 01943 875529, email enquiries@rigtoninsurance.co.uk or their website www.rigtoninsurance.co.uk.
Routemaster Owners Club Have parts for sale from members and third parties, and can also provide assistance in sourcing those elusive parts.
Routemaster Manual We publish a Maintenance Manual and a Wiring Diagram, both prepared from original London Transport materials and brought up to date by myself (Graham Walker) , former Mechanical Engineer - Development at Chiswick Works. We also have some interesting pictures of AEC and other buses. Please visit our website at www.TheRMmanual.com for details and order form, or email your order details to TheRMmanual@yahoo.com. (No technical questions, please.)
Scribbles and Doodles Traditional Signwriter and Coach Painter. Have worked for the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum.
Squirrel Preservation Suppliers of past and present London Transport vehicle spares. We specialise in transfers, bellcord, budgetkeys and other items for Routemasters, RFs, RTs. Contact Simon or Kevin Austin at busybuses-1@hotmail.com, phone +44 (0)7956 107636.
F.W. Thornton

We distribute engine parts (Gaskets/Pistons/Engine Bearings/Engine Valves etc) for a wide range of vintage vehicles including commercial vehicles such as AEC. Please check out our company profile. F W Thornton – the automotive the parts specialists, Part of the NBC Group Ltd, 57 Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1XJ, England. Phone: +44 (0)1743 357081 Fax: +44 (0)1743 367549. General e-mail: enquiries@fwthornton.co.uk. Web: www.fwthornton.co.uk

See the list of available parts: AEC Parts - Customer List

Tower Bridge Diesels Undertake specialist repairs. Recently repaired a lifter pump for a reader by supplying new spring and valve, cost just £2. 12 Verny Road London SE16 3DH Phone +44 (0)20 7231 1488.
Used buses Second-hand buses for sale around the world.
Western Australia Omnibus Group Any enquires about AEC spare parts in Western Australia can be directed to editor Ric Francis (tram1@dodo.com.au). The Group is mainly bus owners of vintage Buses, and will help to locate parts for owners.

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