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Old 18-08-11, 05:43 PM
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Default back on the road and going to Greenwich

I drove the 411 home today - first journey in 14 years! I am rather chuffed!! It was quiet, smooth and majestic. My daughter loved it.

I have a squeak from one rear shock drivers side...it is wearing Spax but understand Koni are recommended - any one want to advise me on a replacement?

See you at Greenwich....just dont look closely at the bodywork as we have not even started on that yet...!
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Old 22-08-11, 09:02 AM
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Your car looked great and the woodwork you have just had done is outstanding. Please put the company name on the forum.

I was happy with the GAZ shocks from ACCS and they are easy to adjust on the car.

Be careful to check that the squeek isn't from the top shocker mount as it's very common for these to corrode away. I had one collapse on me ! Not dificult to fabricate a new mount.
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Old 22-08-11, 03:08 PM
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Great to meet you there - it was an excellent day indeed. The woodwork was done by Chapman and Cliff. Wooden Dashboard Restoration | Chapman and Cliff | Home An excellent company to work with and highly recommended - feel free to mention me!

Will look into the shocks...squeak has gone - a bit of use seems to have worked wonders on the old girl!
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Old 08-09-11, 03:14 PM
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great woodwork link - I'll take my 410 wood there. Does anyone have a similar recommendation for chrome plating? I've been told I can't decorate the ground floor of the house with car interiors any more, so it's time to ship parts out...
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Old 12-09-11, 12:29 PM
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Check my website out at Home - The Bristol 411 for mention of chroming company...they did an excellent job on mine. DO mention my name. They are a bit chaotic so make sure they know exactly what you want and when.
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Old 12-09-11, 05:45 PM
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Great. Thank you, Mr Phillips. I'll follow up on your lead.
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Check my website out for mention of chroming company...
You could just make it easy for us and provide the details here ....

Is this the company Letchworth Plating Company ?
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Old 15-09-11, 04:57 PM
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Yup - that is correct.

Just completed a round trip to Amsterdam. Excellent journey only marred by petrol at 1.72 euros a litre and me averaging 13mpg...! Lots of petrol stops.

I dealt with the excessive wind noise around the windows by applying good old-fashioned draught excluder tape from the local DIY shop - cost 5. Worked a treat and I could hear Radio 4 clearly and quietly at 85-90mph. Not sure how long it will last but a good quick fix. And we did have a LOT of rain so thank the lord I fixed the wipers the week before.

Anyone know if there is a fuse for the engine fan over-ride switch, fan-on light AND the headlamp main beam blue light on the instrument panel? They all seemed to stop working at the same time. Not had a chance to check the circuits yet.
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