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Forum: Wanted - Cars, Parts & Automobilia 03-06-20, 04:17 AM
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Posted By peter dowdle
Nick Can You Point Me To Where I Might Get My...

Nick Can You Point Me To Where I Might Get My Hands On A Spare Parts Book For A 412
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 24-05-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By peter dowdle
yes your right unfortunately

yes your right unfortunately
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 22-05-20, 12:22 PM
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Posted By peter dowdle
Thats the one I mentioned in my last post....

Thats the one I mentioned in my last post. Defeats me how you use that page to order one. There is a shopping cart in the top right hand corner but I cant work out to fill the cart
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 22-05-20, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By peter dowdle
BOWLEY I searched high and wide for a headlight...

BOWLEY

I searched high and wide for a headlight switch for my 411 mk2. No luck with the factory at the time. People told me Jag, Jensen MG but nothing fitted the dash hole.I finally found on Ebay a...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 22-05-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 675
Posted By peter dowdle
Continue. With that installation and the...

Continue. With that installation and the vintage air 4 knob switches I will have hot and cold air to my feet , the dash and the windscreen. The only thing missing is fresh air from out side. The...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 21-05-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 675
Posted By peter dowdle
Kevin I will organize some photos shortly. The...

Kevin I will organize some photos shortly. The brackets are very simple just 2 flat plates that utilize the long bolt that the power steering pump pivots on. I do not understand what the problem is...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 14-05-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 675
Posted By peter dowdle
Kevin I have had brackets made up to install...

Kevin

I have had brackets made up to install the vintage air compressor to our motors.They bolt slightly to the right of the thermostat housing in the valley.I can have extra sets made quite easily...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 14-05-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By peter dowdle
kevin I use the original switch mounted in the...

kevin

I use the original switch mounted in the top of the radiator. Its common to early series E Type Jags and works well
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 06-05-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By peter dowdle
Philip I couldnt agree more. My 411 started with...

Philip I couldnt agree more. My 411 started with factory fans and in the australian summer the car got so hot you couldnt use it. These fans were replaced with 2 larger fans at the front of the...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 01-05-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By peter dowdle
kick down

I recently had my 411 gear box rebuilt and demanded that the kick down be added. They simply replaced the throttle body for a later model. This has transformed my cars performance. Interesting I read...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 01-04-20, 02:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 675
Posted By peter dowdle
Spoke to my radiator man who I have a lot of time...

Spoke to my radiator man who I have a lot of time for. He suggests I fit the air conditioner radiator hard up against the front of the cars radiator and have it sealed at the edges, this will cause...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 31-03-20, 01:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 675
Posted By peter dowdle
Kevin thank you for all of that. I am now on top...

Kevin thank you for all of that.

I am now on top of how to set up the alternator , tension pulley and compressor. I am trying to source a new water pump pulley from Elco.

Your radiator , condenser...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 29-03-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 675
Posted By peter dowdle
Thank you all for your efforts unfortunately no...

Thank you all for your efforts unfortunately no one in the UK seem to worry about air conditioning . The 603 installation of course is with the next generation motor (completely different). Then...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 28-03-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 675
Posted By peter dowdle
Geoff if your compressor was mounted where the...

Geoff if your compressor was mounted where the alternator is shown where was your alternator moved too?
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 28-03-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 675
Posted By peter dowdle
Thank you Xseries unfortunately the photo to the...

Thank you Xseries unfortunately the photo to the right is a 411 but is fitted
with a later smaller block motor. The middle photo I am not sure what motor it is, note the dip stick is not in the...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 26-03-20, 01:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 675
Posted By peter dowdle
411 air conditioning

Need advice please on where and how to install an air conditioning compressor on my 411. The normal place for Chrysler products is the centre of the V at the top of the engine. Adapter kits are...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 17-03-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 236
Posted By peter dowdle
Hides needed for 411 interior

Can anyone advise how many hides are needed to re trim a 411. First hand experience would be good.
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 14-03-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By peter dowdle
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ASTON-MARTIN-DB4-DB5-D...

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ASTON-MARTIN-DB4-DB5-DB6-LUCAS-CONTROL-CABLE-KNOB-WIPER-SWITCH-TYPE-316163/293471117348?hash=item44543de024:g:zM0AAOSwpDdU24Vd

Check this site out
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 27-02-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By peter dowdle
Kevin I spoke to the local brake specialist who...

Kevin I spoke to the local brake specialist who confirmed what you said, it should be stamped on the disc. He made the point that being thinner than the minimum does not create a danger. Years ago a...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 26-02-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By peter dowdle
Thanks Roger Spencer Lane Jones have an article...

Thanks Roger

Spencer Lane Jones have an article out on how to do this conversion which involves a fair bit of machining and the use of Renault discs and calipers.

A 408 in Australia has used Audi...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 19-02-20, 02:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By peter dowdle
411 Front Disc Brakes

The front discs on my car are well worn but still usable. Rather than recondition them does anyone have any experience or knowledge of vented discs and upgraded calipers for 411s. I understand the...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 14-12-19, 02:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By peter dowdle
Will the answer be under our Christmas tree...

Will the answer be under our Christmas tree Christmas Day ?
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 09-09-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By peter dowdle
clock

Kevin did you notice why the clock had been moved?

To fit the LPG gauge in the main dash.

There is the answer to the fuel issue
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 07-09-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By peter dowdle
Hexagon Classics 411

Hexagon Classics Have A 411 For Sale Apparently With A Gm Turbo Hydromatic 4 Speed Auto Box. The Car Also Has An Unusual Fuel System Which Might Be Gas Or Injection. Does Anyone Know The History Of...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 09-08-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,861
Posted By peter dowdle
I can finally report that I have plenty of hot...

I can finally report that I have plenty of hot air finding its way into the cabin of the 411. I followed the instructions as set out in the excellent article mentioned earlier. The heater box was...
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