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Old 22-07-18, 05:09 PM
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Hello I do have a Bristol cylinder head with the following numbers on it. Part number N320883 and serial number 1543. Can anyone identify the year of manufacture and the Bristol engine/car it would belong to? what would the valve sizes be?


Tony
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Old 23-07-18, 01:01 AM
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This Cylinder Head was originally fitted to 401 chassis 260 .
The casting is the same as a standard 400 head with the balance tube/port between the three inlet ports .
For use with 3 Solex carbs on the 85C / 401 engine the centre inlet port is sleeved to block the balance tube/tube.

It looks to be in good condition . What are you planning to do with it ?
Use , keep or sell it ??

Geoff
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Old 23-07-18, 03:09 PM
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I am going to use it on my 1938 FNBMW 320 the head works fine with the BMW engine, still having some issues with the intake valves. Attached before and after pictures.

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Old 23-07-18, 04:27 PM
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Hi Geoff.
I did change the pistons from the flat top bmw pistons to the domed Harley Davidson motorcycle pistons see pics. Hope that it will work out.
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Old 23-07-18, 04:30 PM
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Hi Geoff
I am planning on using the head on my FNBMW 320 convertible. I did have it installed on the bmw block and it worked fine except for some leaking intake valves. Still looking for an airfilter.
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