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Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 05-04-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Julian Caples
The correct seals for the suspension units (Both...

The correct seals for the suspension units (Both front and rear) are available through the Bristol Owners Club of Australia (BOCA) and the Bristol Owners and Drivers Assocaition (BODA) to financial...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 24-11-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By Julian Caples
The hardened thin wall sleeve is called a...

The hardened thin wall sleeve is called a "speedie sleeve" and is a standard off the shelf part (no special commissioning required). They are available to suit every standard oil seal (usually in a...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 16-11-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By Julian Caples
Mike Yes it is possible to fit the "A" frame...

Mike

Yes it is possible to fit the "A" frame ball joint seal without removing the diff. With care, lots of patience and lots of rubber grease, it is possible to stretch the seal over the top. Go...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 10-11-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By Julian Caples
Mike Talk to Bill Lawson (BODA Spares...

Mike

Talk to Bill Lawson (BODA Spares co-ordinator) he can get the correct items

Regards

Julian Caples
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 01-10-18, 05:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,258
Posted By Julian Caples
Try Lucas 13H7779 That's the one with the plug...

Try Lucas 13H7779
That's the one with the plug rather than bullet connectors - but I'd have a look at one before committing if I were you

Regards

Julian
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 16-05-18, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,958
Posted By Julian Caples
Why don't you get the reserve unit...

Why don't you get the reserve unit repaired/reconditioned? That would restore the function properly and give you reserve function as originally designed.

Four Ashes Garage do a terrific job with...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 03-04-15, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,529
Posted By Julian Caples
The Australian Club (Bristol Owners Club of...

The Australian Club (Bristol Owners Club of Australia) have all the rubbers for 400s 401s 402s and 403s, including tie rod end rubbers.
E-mail the BOCA spares co-ordinator, I'm sure he wil be able to...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 15-03-15, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,949
Posted By Julian Caples
Vincent the easy solution, is as Geoff suggests,...

Vincent

the easy solution, is as Geoff suggests, revert to positive earth - there are few real issues with this.
remember that the generator is polarised, and you will need to repolarise the...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 26-02-15, 05:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,582
Posted By Julian Caples
I agree that the best way to find the best curve...

I agree that the best way to find the best curve for any given engine is a dyno

My suggested curve was a starting point and "safe" - you won't burn piston crowns at partial load

a curve that...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 25-02-15, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,582
Posted By Julian Caples
Hi John Here's a starting point Static timing...

Hi John

Here's a starting point
Static timing set to 8 degrees BTDC (Crank)
Initial advance starts at 1000 RPM
16 degrees at 2000 RPM (Crank)
26 degrees at 3000 RPM (Crank)

aim for a total advance...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 18-01-15, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,114
Posted By Julian Caples
The 407 does have a relay you must have either a...

The 407 does have a relay

you must have either a relay or a diode in the feed from the starter solenoid or you will have power fed (at about 8-9v) from the coil feed back to the starter after the...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 11-01-15, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,114
Posted By Julian Caples
Barrie The two issues with the coil may not be...

Barrie

The two issues with the coil may not be directly related (except in that they both involve the coil)

for all of the below, I assume that you are still running the original points system...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 26-12-14, 12:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,914
Posted By Julian Caples
Front: Koni 80.1149 Rear: Koni 80.1080 (Koni...

Front: Koni 80.1149
Rear: Koni 80.1080 (Koni 80.1087 are stiffer and used on 403)

Cheers

Julian
Forum: Commercial Service Offerings 26-10-14, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,739
Posted By Julian Caples
Bristol Cars Parts email

Peter

parts@bristolcars.co.uk

works for me

regards

Julian Caples
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 14-07-14, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,744
Posted By Julian Caples
Bob Anthony Pearson at Classic and Vintage Bulbs...

Bob

Anthony Pearson at Classic and Vintage Bulbs (in Adelaide, Australia) Home Page (http://www.classicandvintagebulbs.com/page2.html) has a Q/H bulb for the prefocus base (the one in the PF770)....
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 14-04-14, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,562
Posted By Julian Caples
As Geoff said in an earlier post, we have the...

As Geoff said in an earlier post, we have the correct item here in Australia. No need to "make and do" or otherwise adapt something from somewhere else.

PM me for details

regards

Julian
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 06-01-14, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,472
Posted By Julian Caples
Hi Marcus If you are not concerned about the...

Hi Marcus

If you are not concerned about the self cancelling (timer) the switch can be replaced with a simple manual indicator

Holden Vintage have such a switch (part number 020.071 - manual...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 29-08-12, 12:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,966
Posted By Julian Caples
a correction for the BWCR5 box the service...

a correction

for the BWCR5 box the service manual (and handbook) gives the ratio as 3.16:1 (which i put in the table below), if you actually calculate the ratio using gear teeth ratios it is...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 28-08-12, 11:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,966
Posted By Julian Caples
Found the actual ratios for you 400 gearbox (for...

Found the actual ratios for you

400 gearbox (for 85A engine)
1st 4.3:1
2nd 2.172:1
3rd 1.295:1 (box for 85C has lower third gear 1.41:1)
4th 1.0:1

CR3 (also BWCR 6, 9 & 12)
1st 2.92:1
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 28-08-12, 10:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,966
Posted By Julian Caples
Lewis Bristol made a number of close ratio boxes...

Lewis

Bristol made a number of close ratio boxes (all with higher first gear) for racing. Early Frazer Nash boxes (to go with FNS engnes, contemporary with the 85/85A/85B/85C engines) were CR3...
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