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Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 25-07-22, 10:28 AM
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Posted By mikebro
OK - so answers came there none! I've tried...

OK - so answers came there none! I've tried fitting the gasket both ways, and have come to the conclusion that the gasket is meant to go between the back-shell and the bodywork. The outer chrome ring...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 22-07-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By mikebro
PF770 headlights on 403

I've at last got the 403 back from rhe paintshop and I'm starting to fit it out. It has early style Lucas PF 770 headlights. These are the ones where the backshell fits behind the bodywork. The...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 08-04-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,161
Posted By mikebro
Geoff Everything I've read, including your post...

Geoff

Everything I've read, including your post above, seems to reference later cars. Are you saying that a 1953 403 would also have been M6021?

Mike
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 06-04-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,161
Posted By mikebro
Bristol Red 1953

Apologies for resurrecting an old thread, but I wanted to prove I had serched the forum before posting!

403-1402 is in the paint shop. The bodywork has been taken down to the aluminium (and steel,...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 06-03-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By mikebro
Job done! Thanks to info from both responses I...

Job done! Thanks to info from both responses I have just finished installing the seal with the help of a blunt screwdriver. The rubber was robust enough to withstand the treatment. I joined the two...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 06-03-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By mikebro
That's both helpful and encouraging - thanks. Not...

That's both helpful and encouraging - thanks. Not sure where to look for the plastic insertion tool you describe - perhaps you could advise. Is it the type sold for opening up phone and tablet cases?...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 05-03-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By mikebro
403 Windscreen outer seal

I've just rebuilt my 403 windscreen. I'm now struggling to get the main outer seal installed. I've tried sliding it in before bolting the two frames together but after a few inches it gets too...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 13-12-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By mikebro
Peter, that's good to know. 403- 1402 has the...

Peter, that's good to know. 403- 1402 has the Dunlop brakes, fitted at the factory in 1958. I've restored three of the calipers, had to buy one new one, and I've rebuilt all the tubing in kunifer,...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 13-12-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By mikebro
To close out this thread, Graeme Payne was able...

To close out this thread, Graeme Payne was able to supply the boot lid seal from the ex Bristol Cars stock.
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 19-11-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By mikebro
Yes - thanks for asking, but Bill has been my...

Yes - thanks for asking, but Bill has been my source of some of the other rubber seals and he was not able to help with the boot seal.
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 19-11-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By mikebro
403 Boot Lid seal

Does anyone have a source for the rubber extrusion used for the seal on the boot lid of a 403? I'm guessing the 401 seal would be the same as well. I have managed to find supplies of all the other...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 13-09-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By mikebro
I should have said that a small piece of the rear...

I should have said that a small piece of the rear seat skirt needs removing to clear the retractor. This only really OK if like me you are getting the seats redone anyway.

Mike
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 13-09-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By mikebro
I've just fitted inertia reel belts in my 403....

I've just fitted inertia reel belts in my 403. I've also written up the detail with photos in the Bristol Owners and Drivers Association newsletter. Unfortunately I'm away from home in a campervan...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 17-06-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By mikebro
Nice job, and no need to move the nameplate like...

Nice job, and no need to move the nameplate like on mine.

Mike
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 30-04-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By mikebro
This isn't any help, but out of interest I...

This isn't any help, but out of interest I decided that Austin-Healey engine green looks really nice so that's what I've used. The original Bristol colour was similar, but rather more towards a light...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 30-04-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By mikebro
Couldn't agree more Geoff. I have been trying to...

Couldn't agree more Geoff. I have been trying to persuade the person concerned to re-activate the wiki, but apparently the technology on which it is based is incompatible with the current website...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 21-04-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By mikebro
Stefan - I have a 1953 403 which was converted by...

Stefan - I have a 1953 403 which was converted by BCL in 1958 with Dunlop disc brakes. I would be extremely interested in getting sight of the supplement you mention.

Thanks in...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 21-04-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By mikebro
My 403 switch had a broken spring. I made a new...

My 403 switch had a broken spring. I made a new one from scratch out of a length of spring steel. Works perfectly now. The safety pin style spring is left hand wound - I had not been able to find...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 04-03-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By mikebro
That is "RHS sitting in the driver's seat", not...

That is "RHS sitting in the driver's seat", not "RHS looking at the front of the car". Maybe we're at cross purposes?

Mike
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 04-03-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By mikebro
Not quite. Blow up the picture that shows both...

Not quite. Blow up the picture that shows both the reservoir and the master cylinder. The servo (booster) is there in the bottom LH corner, with the neck end with its outlet banjo pointing right....
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 03-03-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 518
Posted By mikebro
403 removeable floor sections

Are people still using felt strip for sealing these panels? Or is there a better modern alternative? Whatever the answer, it would also be useful to get recommendations for where to purchase...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 03-03-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By mikebro
Please find attached two photographs of my...

Please find attached two photographs of my installation. As you can see, the engine etc. is out of the car, and the floors are out. But as I've only recently rebuilt the entire brake system, it's a...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 03-11-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By mikebro
It doesn't matter if the key goes through 360...

It doesn't matter if the key goes through 360 degrees. The important thing is that the key can be removed at each 180 degree position (one is unlocked and one is locked). The big striker on the back...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 24-10-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By mikebro
George, this may be obvious, in which case I...

George, this may be obvious, in which case I apologise in advance. Turning the key in the drivers side door lock to the "locked" position provides the situation you have ie. pressing the button, it...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 10-09-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 665
Posted By mikebro
Thanks Geoff Great advice - much appreciated....

Thanks Geoff

Great advice - much appreciated. As you say, more work but worth it.

Mike
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