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Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 14-03-22, 09:24 PM
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Posted By John Keighley
I recall reading an interview with Tony Crook...

I recall reading an interview with Tony Crook published somewhere and in this, he mentioned that although the Chrysler people had expectations of an engine life of around 100,000 miles, Bristol were...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 13-09-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,237
Posted By John Keighley
David, I just checked with Sebastian Gross who is...

David,
I just checked with Sebastian Gross who is going to do the rebuild. It's either going to be the Holley or Edelbrock. Not sure about the linkages or if the inlet manifold will be retained yet....
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 12-09-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,237
Posted By John Keighley
My 410 currently uses around 20-22 mpg but... all...

My 410 currently uses around 20-22 mpg but... all that may shortly change - the engine is about to undergo a rebuild and the Carter carb will be ditched, replaced by a Holley - ultimately with a few...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 12-09-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By John Keighley
Andrew, Mine doesn't but the engine is very...

Andrew,

Mine doesn't but the engine is very quiet anyway so I would most probably not bother.

John K.
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 10-02-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,321
Posted By John Keighley
411 Audio Systems

Richard,
I concur with Peter Dowdle. I still have the original unit out of my 410 stored in a caboard box. To replace it, I looked for something that fitted nicely in with the area where it mounts...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 30-01-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By John Keighley
How do I remove gauges/instruments in 408 and ammeter v voltmeter?

David,

It's best to remove the steering wheel first. The binnacle has two screws on top and lower down. Once the binnacle is off, the instrument panel can be moved forward. Each instrument must have...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 26-07-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By John Keighley
Push the knob in and turn it anti-clockwise to...

Push the knob in and turn it anti-clockwise to advance, clockwise to retard. It's not altogether easy and the knob is almost too small to get a secure grip on.
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 22-05-20, 03:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 893
Posted By John Keighley
I found this for what it's...

I found this for what it's worth.

https://www.classicbritishspares.com/products/lucas-type-headlight-toggle-switch-3-position-31788t
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 25-02-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 814
Posted By John Keighley
Yes you assume correctly Larry, there is a pin in...

Yes you assume correctly Larry, there is a pin in each of the holes that has to be removed first.
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 27-11-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 991
Posted By John Keighley
Chrome or Stainless Steel Bumpers 411

I prefer chrome - if it's done properly, it should last. Stainless requires lots of cleaning.
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 17-05-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 972
Posted By John Keighley
One very handsome 603. Understand why you like it.

One very handsome 603. Understand why you like it.
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 02-04-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 895
Posted By John Keighley
Oil temperature and pressure gauge

I am exploring the idea of upgrading the oil pressure gauge in the 410 with an oil temp/pressure twin-pointer unit. Only problem is that I haven't any idea of what the normal operating temperature...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 29-11-18, 03:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,611
Posted By John Keighley
Peter, l will have a look at the 410 and see if...

Peter, l will have a look at the 410 and see if the setup is similar.
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 29-11-17, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,108
Posted By John Keighley
My service guy is a RR/Bentley specialist and...

My service guy is a RR/Bentley specialist and also is familiar with Bristols. He recently installed a Fitech single-point fuel injection system - mounts as per the carb. I looked at a circa 80s Rolls...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 14-11-17, 01:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,968
Posted By John Keighley
I have a 410 - not sure about the 411 but 410...

I have a 410 - not sure about the 411 but 410 engine bay and wheel arch inner areas all painted black.
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 08-10-17, 04:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,748
Posted By John Keighley
My new custom wheels for 410

Wheels look terrific. Your 410 looks very similar as mine - is it Solent Blue from Jaguar?
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 17-08-17, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,209
Posted By John Keighley
Many thanks Geoff. I was suspecting it may be a...

Many thanks Geoff. I was suspecting it may be a reasonably major issue so I will get this attended to. Information is gratefully appreciated!

John K.
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 17-08-17, 02:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,209
Posted By John Keighley
Oil Leak - 410 R L/H Axle

Hello all,

My 410 has begun to leak what I suspect to be diff oil out from the rear, left-hand wheel of the axle housing (photo attached). I am wondering if this is possibly a wheel bearing/oil seal...
Forum: Bristol News & Other Bristol Discussion 24-05-17, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,559
Posted By John Keighley
Hi Jeff, Sorry, I thought you were referring to...

Hi Jeff, Sorry, I thought you were referring to Australia for the mentioned visit. I am not located near Melbourne but in southern NSW. Not sure about the bottom radiator mountsbut you may be able to...
Forum: Bristol News & Other Bristol Discussion 23-05-17, 11:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,559
Posted By John Keighley
Hi, We are organising a combined state run to...

Hi,
We are organising a combined state run to Young Temora and Coolamon in southern NSW on the last weekend of October. Don't know if that might fit in with your plans but you will be welcome if you...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 30-10-16, 10:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,677
Posted By John Keighley
V8 Service Manual

Thank you all, I will contact the BOC and see if a reprint is available - that will be a start!

Kevin, my posts don't seem to be coming through on my email for some reason - not sure if the problem...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 21-10-16, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,677
Posted By John Keighley
excellent idea - There hopefully be other V8...

excellent idea - There hopefully be other V8 owners who may be able to contribute information. I know there are servicing manuals for the Bristol sixes. I know that the engines have quite a lot of...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 21-10-16, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,677
Posted By John Keighley
Kevin, what I need is some general servicing of...

Kevin, what I need is some general servicing of the general vehicle which extends to engine, transmission and running gear, including the suspension. I had a suspicion there was not much information...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 20-10-16, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,677
Posted By John Keighley
V8 Service Manual

Does anyone have any information as to if there are any service manuals for the V8 series - 410 in particular? Does anyone have a copy of servicing information for this car. I do have the Spare Parts...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 31-07-13, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,205
Posted By John Keighley
V8 Series Windscreens

My 410 is approaching the stage where the windscreen - almost certainly original - is becoming difficult to see through when driving into the sun in the early or late part of the day due to pitting....
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