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Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 11-01-21, 04:31 PM
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Posted By AndrewA
Presumed by your "handle" that your other car was...

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!
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 11-01-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By AndrewA
Don't hold your breath - or perhaps do! I've got...

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...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 05-01-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By AndrewA
Thanks...good luck!

Thanks...good luck!
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 04-01-21, 04:54 PM
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Views: 121
Posted By AndrewA
Hi there - I tried all different combinations and...

Hi there - I tried all different combinations and ended up with the 10" ones - it sounds soppy but I couldn't find a longer one that would cope happily with the curve of the screen. Agreed, the...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 12-12-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,146
Posted By AndrewA
For those that are interested, thought I'd post a...

For those that are interested, thought I'd post a brief update. Heater box now properly in and working as it should. No more heat soak btw! Spent some time tracking down water ingress in torrential...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 12-12-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By AndrewA
Welcome and good luck! I'm relatively new to...

Welcome and good luck! I'm relatively new to Bristol ownership as well and thoroughly enjoying it in the main!
Cheers
Andrew
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 30-11-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By AndrewA
Thanks for that - appreciated. Replacing the...

Thanks for that - appreciated. Replacing the bushes on the other bits looks reasonably straightforward just hard work ...or am I missing something? I won't be doing it myself but I'm trying to gauge...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 24-11-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By AndrewA
Have sent you a message!

Have sent you a message!
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 24-11-20, 05:33 PM
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Views: 257
Posted By AndrewA
Bushes 410

Having a thorough look at front end of car today with the chap I use to help maintain it. The only things of note are that none of the bushes are in their first flush of youth and he suggested I...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 19-11-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By AndrewA
Thanks for the reply - appreciated.

Thanks for the reply - appreciated.
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 16-11-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By AndrewA
Engine Number

My cars had an engine change at some point. The engine number that's on the V5 is C318-03-15AJ.
Found this on the internet "The US-built 1967 LA 318 has engine number prefix C318, while the Canadian...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 01-10-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,146
Posted By AndrewA
Haven't sorted the heater box yet, but had her on...

Haven't sorted the heater box yet, but had her on rolling road yesterday mainly because I wanted to get carb and timing set up spot on.
These guys plumbed in a lambda sensor rather than just the pipe...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 21-09-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,146
Posted By AndrewA
Excellent - thanks for that - yes I know the...

Excellent - thanks for that - yes I know the control!
But thanks to you I now know what I've not done as it were. Refurb'd heater box now back in car but as doing it single handed, took a guess at...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 21-09-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,146
Posted By AndrewA
Secret bulb found and working! Went out on car...

Secret bulb found and working!
Went out on car rally/charity run yesterday - hot day - car ran great, but fair bit of what I'd call heat soak in the footwells. I guess not particularly surprising as...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 07-09-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,146
Posted By AndrewA
Great article about your tour in the Bulletin...

Great article about your tour in the Bulletin recently - particularly enjoyed the wine episode - looking fwd to Part 2.
Petrol in the boot was the round cork gasket in the fuel pump which must have...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 07-09-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,146
Posted By AndrewA
Night time driving has shown up a few...

Night time driving has shown up a few shortcomings in the wiring/lighting dept so will be renewing connections this week. Also dashboard lights need some attention - they're about half a candle power...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 22-08-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,146
Posted By AndrewA
Wipers fixed - second hand wiper box from SLJ did...

Wipers fixed - second hand wiper box from SLJ did the trick. Also treated her to some new wiper arms - which are not too bad and some stainless wiper baldes (it had black ones on it) which look the...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 08-08-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,146
Posted By AndrewA
Certainly on the four (!) I've got in front of me...

Certainly on the four (!) I've got in front of me it's a machined/pressed fit...on the one that's the worst, it's proving impossible to separate the front plate and the wheel and spindle from each...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 07-08-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,146
Posted By AndrewA
Morning The teeth are worn on the wheel and the...

Morning
The teeth are worn on the wheel and the splines on the bit the wipers go on aren't great.
The actual rack appears ok.
SLJ have turned up two second hand ones that are the same size as the...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 05-08-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,146
Posted By AndrewA
On the wiper box front, managed to get at it by...

On the wiper box front, managed to get at it by removing the inside of glove box. Lucas part number which is stamped on it is 72729A - but seems to be unobtainable. There are other parts which fit in...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 29-07-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,146
Posted By AndrewA
Thanks for the tip about removing runners! Will...

Thanks for the tip about removing runners! Will have a go. Unfortunately went out to dinner tonight and came back to a boot with a significant amount of fuel in it! Appears to be from SU electric...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 29-07-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,146
Posted By AndrewA
Having sought advice, I thought the least I could...

Having sought advice, I thought the least I could do was let you know what happened and how we're getting on. Well, have now had the car for about a month and have put around 1000 miles on her. We're...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 13-05-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By AndrewA
Thanks to Nick for reminding me to check the...

Thanks to Nick for reminding me to check the basics first before rushing off for a bolt on solution and to Kevin for explaining gently (thank you) what precisely I have under the bonnet. At least my...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 12-05-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By AndrewA
Exhaust Manifolds 410

On soon to be my 410, the exhaust manifolds need some work as both blowing a bit. I like what I've heard and read about SLJ's stainless freeflow alternatives but has anyone had any success with other...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 28-04-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,146
Posted By AndrewA
Can't help but agree! The other classic comment...

Can't help but agree! The other classic comment from the guy at SLJ was along the lines of whatever you do keep it away from salt...I then explained I lived 400 yards from the sea! So I imagine a...
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