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Forum: Wanted - anything Bristol car related 21-05-20, 04:31 PM
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Posted By Peter.Kent
I have remembered : Coopercraft have all sorts of...

I have remembered : Coopercraft have all sorts of jag brakes. P
Forum: Wanted - anything Bristol car related 16-05-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 203
Posted By Peter.Kent
412 discs

I can,t recall the supplier some years ago but you will find that jag parts do the job. XJ6 sort of vintage.
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 03-05-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By Peter.Kent
Heat

Itís one thing at modest speed. The draft takes the heat away. Stationary, the Chrysler V8 has 2 caspt iron exhaust manifolds weighing c 50meach. The cast iron takes ages to cool. Then the cast inlet...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 02-05-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 364
Posted By Peter.Kent
Brigand

The Rotomaster turbo was a strange thing. See p268 in the Brooklands Bristol book.I have never driven one but as a V8 owner (412) I have heard stories. Ona hot day the undebonnet heat means it wonít...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 06-06-16, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,736
Posted By Peter.Kent
With the 410 I think you'll find a list of gears/...

With the 410 I think you'll find a list of gears/ RPM/ and speeds in the contemporary road tests which you'll find in "Bristol Cars - Brooklands portfolio " P
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 11-05-16, 03:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,129
Posted By Peter.Kent
412 rear hood

Has anybody had a good experience getting the rear hood recovered. £? P
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 11-05-16, 11:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,823
Posted By Peter.Kent
ss manifold

Martin Barnes at ACCS is the man to ask. But it can be a bit of a trial getting action!
If you get the right SS item you first see an enormous weight saving. Under bonnet cooking is reduced when you...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 11-04-16, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,769
Posted By Peter.Kent
I remember watching a mechanic commissioning a...

I remember watching a mechanic commissioning a new rebuild. He left it on idle with rad cap off and in due course there were various undersea eruptions and he stood by with a big can of water topping...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 21-03-16, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,179
Posted By Peter.Kent
I don't think so. And the headline power is not...

I don't think so. And the headline power is not that different and the performance even less different given the weight saving. Peter
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 28-02-16, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,258
Posted By Peter.Kent
The gearbox was fitted with a new rad with the...

The gearbox was fitted with a new rad with the oil pipe inlets etc in place. Guess it's a Mopar item? So, it's not furred up. I suppose the root of the problem may be that this gearbox is actually...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 17-02-16, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,258
Posted By Peter.Kent
Modern Chrysler gearbox

My 412 has been fitted with the modern torqueflite as found (e.g.) in the Blenheim. So, three speeds as before, plus lock up, plus overdrive. 2000rpm = 80mph.
But sustained vigourous running results...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 02-11-15, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,337
Posted By Peter.Kent
Towing hooks 412

There are 2" substantial steel brackets below the bumper. I assumed they were towing eyes. After a little incident I needed a pull up the driveway. The bracket and several sq inches of body tore out....
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 22-05-15, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,415
Posted By Peter.Kent
410 manifolds

The factory items are really heavy and inefficient. ACCS used to stock ss tubular items that address both. Peter
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 19-08-14, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,679
Posted By Peter.Kent
funny switches

Send us a piccy. Bet it`s much the same as my 412s2 and might be able to help. Peter
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 19-03-14, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,308
Posted By Peter.Kent
V8 knocking

1. Kevin is correct that the rocker covers are a cheap mild steel pressing as original with no engraving. But maybe there is an aftermarket upgrade available. Most quality cars have something alloy...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 20-09-13, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,244
Posted By Peter.Kent
412

I've had my s2 since 1990 and have done a huge selection of jobs on it. Please post some photos so we can see how big a mountain you have to climb! Happy to help. Peter
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 20-03-13, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,887
Posted By Peter.Kent
Excellent. So glad you`ve got there. Clyde (what...

Excellent. So glad you`ve got there. Clyde (what a loss) and I did this from scratch ... which was fun! I wonder if you can add your post to our artcle? P
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 19-03-13, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,887
Posted By Peter.Kent
A few years ago Clyde Lennon and myself posted an...

A few years ago Clyde Lennon and myself posted an article about the whole routine complete with pictures. No idea where it is on the forum. Subject to that I`m wondering if the fact that you have...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 13-12-10, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,963
Posted By Peter.Kent
Door adjustment

Claude, I tried to start a thread about door adjustment last month but didn't receive any response at all! My query was slightly different. However, the problem you describe is one I can help you...
Forum: Bristol News & Other Bristol Discussion 03-12-10, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,922
Posted By Peter.Kent
Replacing the cable gives temporary relief and...

Replacing the cable gives temporary relief and lasts until the lubrication fails. Grease is too thick and WD40 obviously too light. Mystery Marvel looks worth a try. Is it the recommended by factory...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 10-11-10, 11:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,364
Posted By Peter.Kent
Door adjustment

Have had driver`s door off (to enable welding to inner frame). It`s now back on and looks fine BUT it now whistles around the A post. How do I adjust the fit? Peter
Forum: Restoration and Repair - non specific 29-10-10, 05:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,532
Posted By Peter.Kent
Unhappy postings

Paul, the next thing is you being pursued for incorrect legal advice!
Nobody has been found liable for the sweeping snow nonsense. Second, your
analysis of the libel laws looks a bit dodgy....
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 05-07-10, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,613
Posted By Peter.Kent
406 sp1

I think I`ve missed the start of this thread. Clyde`s 406 is reg no 4545 WJ chassis 406/5259. P
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 28-05-10, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,598
Posted By Peter.Kent
cooling

No: those two fans blast air through the whole of the underbonnet area. As I say, just stand outside the car when they are running. One car I had, you popped the bonnet to let the heat out. Fans on a...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 28-05-10, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,598
Posted By Peter.Kent
V8 cooling fans

Can't think why your electrics have changed the way they operate. But, it surely makes perfect sense to circulate under bonnet air and keep that big mass of iron a little cooler. The heat generated...
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