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Forum: Wanted - anything Bristol car related 02-08-22, 06:25 AM
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Posted By Kevin H
Dave, You are probably aware that these...

Dave,
You are probably aware that these differentials were used on many cars. The challenge will be to find one with the same fittings on the rear cover that Bristol use. The Aston DB5 and 6 are very...
Forum: Wanted - Cars, Parts & Automobilia 26-07-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 138
Posted By Kevin H
Dave, my latter post that begins "Here's...

Dave, my latter post that begins "Here's something else from Clyde" was actually the first of the two emails - I have edited it and added the date.
Forum: Wanted - Cars, Parts & Automobilia 26-07-22, 04:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 138
Posted By Kevin H
Here's something else from Clyde dated 19 May...

Here's something else from Clyde dated 19 May 2008 - actually these were emails to the old BEEF mail list that I used to run.

--- begin email ---
I have got an engineering issue with my 406 project...
Forum: Wanted - Cars, Parts & Automobilia 26-07-22, 04:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 138
Posted By Kevin H
Dave, I found something that might be of...

Dave,
I found something that might be of interest. I was in regular contact with Clyde at the time and I just found this in an email from him on 21 May 2008.


--- begin email ---
Subject: 406 hubs...
Forum: Wanted - Cars, Parts & Automobilia 26-07-22, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 138
Posted By Kevin H
I bought the gaskets and seals for the rear axle...

I bought the gaskets and seals for the rear axle on my 411 S5 from Brian Marelli at Bristol Cars Services. I just checked the part numbers on the invoice and they are the same as the parts numbers...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 23-07-22, 12:21 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,814
Posted By Kevin H
My apologies Raymond. I only know nitrocellulose...

My apologies Raymond. I only know nitrocellulose as an explosive. I didn't realise that it was also a component of cellulose paint, albeit with a lower percentage of nitrogen than the explosive...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 23-07-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By Kevin H
I recommend using proper coil spring compressors,...

I recommend using proper coil spring compressors, like one of these https://www.eurocarparts.com/coil-spring-compressors

Great care and caution should be taken when compressing auto suspension...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 21-07-22, 12:48 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,814
Posted By Kevin H
Nitrocellulose? I hope not!

Nitrocellulose? I hope not!
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 17-07-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 338
Posted By Kevin H
very nice work Jeff. Looks like you have a great...

very nice work Jeff.
Looks like you have a great workshop!


Kevin
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 17-07-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 338
Posted By Kevin H
Brian, I also thought the fulcrum brackets...

Brian,
I also thought the fulcrum brackets appeared to be flimsy considering their purpose when the holes in the crossmember are elongated. However, my knowledge of the forces at work in a suspension...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 17-07-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 338
Posted By Kevin H
jeff02740 When you did the work on your front...

jeff02740

When you did the work on your front suspension was the sloping distance piece on top of the spring still there and the rubber spring seat?

On later cars there is also a steel washer...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 17-07-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 338
Posted By Kevin H
I found some photos from when my 411 S5 front...

I found some photos from when my 411 S5 front suspension was restored in 2001. You can see in one of the images that the holes in the crossmember subframe which the upper wishbone bolts go through to...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 16-07-22, 04:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 338
Posted By Kevin H
jeff02740, I didn't mean to suggest that you had...

jeff02740, I didn't mean to suggest that you had made a mistake - I didn't realise that you had completely disassembled the front suspension - but at some time in the car's history it might have been...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 15-07-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 338
Posted By Kevin H
Yes, of course! These are hand built cars so...

Yes, of course!

These are hand built cars so every one is set up individually. When we were dismantling the front suspension on my 411, the service manager at Bristol suggested we take great care to...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 15-07-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 338
Posted By Kevin H
jeff02740, another thing that just came to mind...

jeff02740, another thing that just came to mind is that the flexible part of wishbone bushes could be badly deteriorated. That would affect the camber.
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 15-07-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 338
Posted By Kevin H
jeff02740, I believe the "inner mounting plates"...

jeff02740, I believe the "inner mounting plates" you refer to are what Bristol call the "fulcrum brackets" which you can see numbered 2&3 in this diagram...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 15-07-22, 12:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 338
Posted By Kevin H
The 408 was originally set up with: Toe-in 1/8...

The 408 was originally set up with:
Toe-in 1/8 inch
Camber angle 0 degrees
Castor angle 1 degree nominal

Ten years ago I wrote the following in another discussion thread - I'm pretty sure the...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 26-05-22, 03:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By Kevin H
Chris, yes that will be fine. There one thing...

Chris, yes that will be fine.

There one thing about your original post that is niggling me - that's the description of steam and lots of coolant being expelled. I was going to suggest you check...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 25-05-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By Kevin H
Good find David. It's the same as the one on my...

Good find David. It's the same as the one on my 411 S5 (see photo), before I fitted air con. It seems the price can vary quite a bit, so it's worth shopping around.

Chris, make sure you don't undo...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 24-05-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By Kevin H
Chris, There is no harm in bypassing the heater...

Chris,
There is no harm in bypassing the heater valve.

What car do you have?
Regards,
Kevin
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 29-03-22, 02:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By Kevin H
400 photo required

I have been contacted by a fiction novel author who is looking for a photo of a Bristol 400 that she can use on a book cover. She says the perfect shot would be of a car by a medieval or older small...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 25-03-22, 01:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By Kevin H
I have part of a something called "The Sevier...

I have part of a something called "The Sevier Lecture". It comprises ten pages of the BOC newsletter/magazine #41 (Summer 1976) . It says "to be continued" so I assume there is more to it but...
Forum: Wanted - anything Bristol car related 24-03-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By Kevin H
From photos it appears that the 404 and 405 had...

From photos it appears that the 404 and 405 had the chrome centre. On the 407 it was black. In a poor photo of a 406 it appears to be black, except the Zagatos in which case it was cream/pale yellow...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 23-03-22, 03:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 920
Posted By Kevin H
Roger, What was the Chrysler literature you...

Roger,
What was the Chrysler literature you refer to?

Kevin
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 21-03-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 920
Posted By Kevin H
Trans Go made one as well.

Trans Go made one as well.
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