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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.

Abbey Engineering UK
Abbey Engineering uk is an independent engineering repairer for the London Routemaster Bus, who specialise in the overhaul and repair of the brake slack adjusters and are also the supplier of the units associated operating connecting rod and base brackets.. Tel (Chelmsford) 01245 321634, email, or find us on Facebook.

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, 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 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 547500 or mobile 07977 887512, or email

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

Ensignbus Dealer in second-hand buses, including supply of spare parts.

Footman James Specialists in insurance of classic and vintage vehicles.

Roy Gould 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.

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,

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 Lee Saunders.

Historic Vehicle Restoration Provide parts and expertices for restoration of all makes of vehicles. In 2012 acquired a large stock of AEC spares from the former Deanfield Commercials.

Holmes Industrial Mt, Maunganui, New Zealand Stock drive shaft yokes, bearings etc.

Hydrajaws Hydrajaws Ltd can offer authentic reproductions of AEC badges, wheel trims and headlamp rims for all makes of AEC from the 1930s through to 1979. A full list can be found at  Hydrajaws are at 73 Kettlebrook Road, Tamworth B77 1AG, tel 01675 430370, email  Founder Royston Morgan is a longstanding member of the AEC Society.

Imperial Engineering Specialist remanufacturer and supplier of components for the world renowned Routemaster bus. Email

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 -

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.

Multiparts Stocks new parts and remanufactured engines at good prices. Email or tel 0161 737 4666. Based in Manchester.

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 or their website

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 for details and order form, or email your order details to (No technical questions, please.)

Squirrel Preservation

Suppliers of past and present London Transport vehicle spares. We specialise in transfers, bellcord, budgetkeys and other items for Routemasters, RFs, RTs. We have helped bus preservationists, and the general public from Cornwall to Scotland to Sweden, Australia, Canada and many more country’s, also a variety of museums.

Contact Simon or Kevin Austin at, phone +44 (0)7949 516399. Website:

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 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: Website:

This list of available parts was provided some years ago and may be out of date: AEC Parts - Customer List. Please confirm with the supplier.

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.

Western Australia Omnibus Group Any enquires about AEC spare parts in Western Australia can be directed to editor Ric Francis ( The Group is mainly bus owners of vintage Buses, and will help to locate parts for owners.

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