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Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 24-12-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By douglas j
exhaust

I think the reason for the gases leaving the tailpipe were to thwart the MOT man from putting the emission probe up the pipe, thus letting the car pass the MOT.
I hope you all have a merry Christmas.
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 03-12-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By douglas j
I think Roger is right, it's most probably a...

I think Roger is right, it's most probably a faulty earth connection. It would be a idea to put an earth straight from the alternator to the attachment bracket . The output from the alternator does...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 24-09-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By douglas j
This may be of no help but if you can I suggest...

This may be of no help but if you can I suggest that you use a timing light on the engine, you may find that the timing wanders about a fair bit on tickover, if so then the timing chain is worn and...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 23-03-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By douglas j
valve

I think the valve is actually on the drivers side just above the dip and water jet foot switches, which are virtually impossible to operate as they are too hidden away. The valve is not like the...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 20-02-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By douglas j
fuel

I emptied the fuel from my 603 last year, the fuel is gravity fed from the tank to the pump, so if you disconnect the fuel line from near the fuel pump, it's mechanical, the fuel will self drain. It...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 15-08-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By douglas j
Yes passenger side, and yes steel, or rather...

Yes passenger side, and yes steel, or rather rust. The idea of making it from steel is rather daft as you are right brass would be a better bet. What had not occurred to me, being a bit thick, was...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 14-08-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By douglas j
over heating

This is just a thought, probably everyone knows already but, I have noticed that my car does get rather hot rather quickly. The overflow container looked ok but when I took it off found quite a few...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 06-07-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 944
Posted By douglas j
Kevin, I have just removed the rear seat, it was...

Kevin,
I have just removed the rear seat, it was held by two self tapping bolts either side of the seat, there are two squabs either side of the seat, remove them and there are the bolts. easy when...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 05-07-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 944
Posted By douglas j
Well not much luck so far, I think I need a...

Well not much luck so far, I think I need a bigger hammer.
The more I try and make sense of the assembly of these cars the more I realise they were made as a test, like some sort of puzzle, and I...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 03-07-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 944
Posted By douglas j
rear seat 603

Does anyone know how to remove the rear seat back from my 603, it seems loose at the bottom but fixed at the top.
Many thanks
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