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Forum: Wanted - Cars, Parts & Automobilia 23-07-20, 07:56 PM
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Posted By dave dale
401 info

Hi Colin,

If nobody comes up with a better suggestion, you might like to look at the info on the BOC website. You can see:
Instruction manuals
Spares handbooks
Workshop manuals
Bulletin technical...
Forum: For Sale - Cars, Parts & Automobilia (Bristol related only) 06-06-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 625
Posted By dave dale
403 for sale

1953 Bristol 403 Owned by me since 1999 £47500
- 100A engine 1971cc rebuilt May 2001 with standard compression pistons and
hardened exhaust valve seats
- Overdrive fitted. Operates on 3rd and...
Forum: Bristol News & Other Bristol Discussion 10-10-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,176
Posted By dave dale
Hackett article

Some members will not have seen this...
Forum: Bristol News & Other Bristol Discussion 19-02-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,621
Posted By dave dale
Bristol Owners Heritage Trust event

The Bristol Owners Heritage Trust annual lecture day for this year will be on Saturday 6th April. The venue for this popular event for 2019 will be in Bristol at the Create Centre, Smeaton Road,...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 11-12-18, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,708
Posted By dave dale
403 sparking plugs

Geoff, you are correct. I got it the wrong way around. Apologies to all ( absolutely nothing to do with me getting old, of course! ). The hotter C6HSA are recommended for the touring engines. There...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 28-11-18, 12:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,708
Posted By dave dale
403 sparking plugs

If I may put in my ha'p'orth - in the early 2000's I used to run my 403 on the NGK C7HSA plugs which are recommended for ' touring ' engines, and suffered occasional plug fouling. I switched to the...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 16-11-18, 12:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,848
Posted By dave dale
exhaust manifolds / nuts

A few years ago I had the same problem with my 403. As Geoff K correctly observes, the threads in the manifolds were corroded and allowed the bronze nuts ( correctly called ' peg nuts ' with...
Forum: Bristol News & Other Bristol Discussion 04-05-18, 06:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,642
Posted By dave dale
Funeral

Newspaper report on Syd Lovesey's funeral

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/cortege-bristol-cars-gather-pay-1534215

Dave Dale
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 26-02-16, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,529
Posted By dave dale
Thanks Kevin. I get around the problem on cold...

Thanks Kevin. I get around the problem on cold days by running the engine at 1300 to 1400 rpm with the car stationary before setting off. With the radiator blinds in place the oil heats up and allows...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 24-02-16, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,529
Posted By dave dale
401 - Oil & water temperature gauges

My advice, for what it is worth, is that the oil temperature gauge is very important. Bristol experts, including those who make a living repairing engines, will tell you that more 2 - litre Bristol...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 23-02-16, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,486
Posted By dave dale
403 boot release cable

I had the same problem with my 403 about a year after I first acquired the car in 1999. Much, much worse was the fact that the boot lid was also jammed shut! We were almost resigned to having to open...
Forum: Bristol News & Other Bristol Discussion 17-01-16, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,652
Posted By dave dale
Bristol Car values The Oldie February 2016

Alan Judd has written an interesting piece about classic car values published in the latest issue of The Oldie (cover date February 2016). He talks about Bristol values and how he has watched them...
Forum: Bristol News & Other Bristol Discussion 17-01-16, 06:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 843
Posted By dave dale
Book signing at Retromobile

Michael Palmer, the author of Bristol Cars Model by Model will be attending Retromobile and he will be available of book-signing on the BODA stand at 2pm on Wednesday 3rd February

procurationem...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 14-12-15, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,729
Posted By dave dale
Hi Geoff, For what it might be worth, here is my...

Hi Geoff,
For what it might be worth, here is my contribution: When I first got my 403 in the late nineties, there was hardly any heat available in the cabin. I had the heat exchanger radiators in...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 23-06-15, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,697
Posted By dave dale
Top gear mph/1000rpm on a 403 etc.

Hi David. I have had my 403 since 1999 and I had an overdrive fitted in 2002. Can't help with a direct answer to your question until I next take the car out but, if it is any help, in overdrive the...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 11-06-15, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,025
Posted By dave dale
403 restoration

Hi Mikebro,

If you are based anywhere near London, you are very welcome to come and inspect my 403 for anything that could help you with your project. Good luck.

Dave Dale.
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 21-03-15, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,580
Posted By dave dale
supercharged 403

I saw a 403 that had been extensively modified at Spencer Lane-Jones a few years ago. If I remember correctly, it had been fitted with a supercharger which had wrecked the engine. Peter Campbell or...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 19-02-15, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,462
Posted By dave dale
403 restoration

Hi David,
I have some suggestions which you might like to consider.
1. Post your request on this forum again but into a more suitable place than New Test Forum. Perhaps in ' 6 cyl Bristol cars '...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 03-02-15, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,430
Posted By dave dale
Chrome plating

I assume that you are UK based. The dead hand of the EU is indeed hovering over the chrome plating industry. My information is that, eventually, the use of chromium trioxide is to be banned in...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 26-12-14, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,965
Posted By dave dale
Rear shocks

I replaced my original rears on my 403 in 2011 with Spax part No. K62EW0. They have been very good. They are adjustable. Spax also make an equivalent front version.
BTW, if you want to impress Spax (...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 30-07-13, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,227
Posted By dave dale
Help needed please

I have had a request from the author of a new book on Bristol cars, which will hopefully be published in the middle of next year. Many Bristol owners have supplied him with material so far. At the...
Forum: Bristol Ephemera 05-09-12, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,439
Posted By dave dale
Bristol Ephemera

You guys may find the answers to your questions by studying
Intellectual Property Office - Copyright (http://www.ipo.gov.uk/types/copy.htm)

Dave Dale.
Forum: Other Bristol engined cars 21-06-12, 02:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,677
Posted By dave dale
Frazer Nash archives

I have received the following from the Frazer Nash archives :

Dear Dave,

I wonder if you could do me a favour. We are having an ‘open day’ at the Frazer Nash Archives on Saturday 28th July and it...
Forum: Bristol News & Other Bristol Discussion 03-03-12, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,548
Posted By dave dale
membership details

Your details are available to anyone who looks in the BOC white book of members' details.
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 25-07-11, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,306
Posted By dave dale
Acceptable 4 series upgrades ( 401 ? )

Michael,

Greg was possibly referring to the chrome dash 401 that I saw in 2006 when it had just been imported from the Isle of Man. Had the lovely registration 401 MN, but has since been...
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