Bristol Cars - Owners and Enthusiasts Forum  

Go Back   Bristol Cars - Owners and Enthusiasts Forum > Bristol Forums > 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars

8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars Type 407 onwards - restoration, repair, maintenance etc

Heater Controls - Bristol 410

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-01-21, 02:34 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Erdenheim, PA USA
Posts: 5
Default Heater Controls - Bristol 410

Greetings fellow Bristol Enthusiasts! I have a relatively rookie question to ask regarding the Heater Controls in my 410. On the left knob where lists demist and defrost - what exactly does that do? Here in the US, I figure defrost means heated air blowing against the windshield, but what does demist do? I appreciate any assistance. Thank you!!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Heater Controls.JPG (19.5 KB, 14 views)
File Type: jpg 1968 Bristol 410 - 01.jpg (207.5 KB, 13 views)
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-01-21, 02:57 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 10
Default

I think that demist will blow cold air up to the windscreen and maintain hot air into the car. defrost will blow hot air up onto the windscreen
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-01-21, 03:29 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Erdenheim, PA USA
Posts: 5
Default

Thank you - I will give it a try next time out.....
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 11-01-21, 03:42 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 39
Default

Don't hold your breath - or perhaps do!
I've got a 410 as well and the demist appears to go to the windscreen and the defrost warms the occupants. Have rebuilt the heater box and fan etc and it's reasonably effective.....
Good luck!

PS Great looking car btw
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 11-01-21, 04:15 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Erdenheim, PA USA
Posts: 5
Default

Thank you Andrew!!!! I have the previous owners to thank for the wonderful shape the car is in. My responsibility is to keep it that way!!
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 11-01-21, 04:31 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 39
Default

Presumed by your "handle" that your other car was an old Mazda Miata! Looked up your profile and see other car is a GT 350 - now very jealous!
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 11-01-21, 05:17 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Erdenheim, PA USA
Posts: 5
Default

Andrew - haha - you are correct!! My first "fun car" was a 1992 Miata that I purchased in 1995 when I was about 26 years old. I loved that car!! It was so much fun. It was in the family until about 2012 - I passed it to my uncle in 1999 and then reacquired it after he died in 2008. He had a 1967 Bristol 409 which is the reason why I now have a Bristol. Such a neat car. We just did not have the space to keep all the cars it at the time so we sold his Bristol and the 1992 Miata. And for full disclosure, my 1966 GT350 is not a real one - just a clone but a fun car nonetheless. I attached a few pictures in case you are interested. I apologize in advance for fouling the Bristol Forum with some Non-Bristol images!!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 06) 1992 Mazda Miata.jpg (932.8 KB, 9 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_6246.JPG (266.0 KB, 9 views)
File Type: jpg 1967 Bristol 06.JPG (101.2 KB, 11 views)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
defrost, demist, heater

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT. The time now is 07:55 AM.


This is the live site

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2