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Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 28-11-21, 11:50 PM
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Posted By Raymond
Sounds like fun, Geoff. I hope my MG TC will be...

Sounds like fun, Geoff. I hope my MG TC will be like that. I have uprated everything including fitting a supercharger. I just hope the darn thing can stop!

(I have a totally new braking system...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 28-11-21, 11:05 PM
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Posted By Raymond
Funny you should mention Frazer Nash. I was...

Funny you should mention Frazer Nash. I was looking at one only the other day.

Longstone Tyres at Bawtry own one and I was thinking how scary it must be doing over 100 mph with chain drive!
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 28-11-21, 01:55 PM
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Posted By Raymond
At those prices ?

At those prices ?
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 27-11-21, 08:55 PM
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Posted By Raymond
I meant would your 403 be the first one? There...

I meant would your 403 be the first one?

There is nothing new about electric cars. They have been around for over 100 years.

A TV programme about converting classic cars to electric.
...not...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 27-11-21, 08:05 PM
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Posted By Raymond
Has anyone else done an electric motor...

Has anyone else done an electric motor conversion?
...or would yours be unique?
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 25-11-21, 08:17 PM
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Posted By Raymond
The weather is not looking good for the weekend...

The weather is not looking good for the weekend but I expect I will do some more. I managed to fix the heater and with the help of a hair dryer created a suitable environment for epoxy...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 22-11-21, 10:13 PM
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Posted By Raymond
Good evening Hesketh. I am using a combination...

Good evening Hesketh. I am using a combination of a random orbital sander and hand rubbing down with 120 grit. I have treated any rusty areas with phosphoric acid and rubbed them down again.

I am...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 21-11-21, 10:11 PM
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Posted By Raymond
That should keep you busy for a...

That should keep you busy for a while!!

Incidentally, should you need to weld any splits I recently discovered 'Lumiweld' a low temperature welding process.

There are also aluminium body fillers...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 20-11-21, 11:54 PM
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Posted By Raymond
I am talking about the paint. Right now I am in...

I am talking about the paint. Right now I am in the process of sanding down the steel bonnet of my TC project car and treating any rust (that had been painted over by the p/o) with phosphoric acid. ...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 20-11-21, 08:49 PM
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Posted By Raymond
Yes, I watched the video recording of an...

Yes, I watched the video recording of an interview with Syd Lovesy in which he talks about the 160 project. The intended engine for the 220 prototype being designed by Denis Sevier apparently came...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 20-11-21, 08:40 PM
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Posted By Raymond
Talking David, you do realise how powerful that lump can...

David, you do realise how powerful that lump can be; especially in 3 litre guise?

I was able to keep up with a CSi up to about 90 MPH in my Triumph GT6 but then it just left me behind as it...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 19-11-21, 10:51 PM
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Posted By Raymond
I have an Austin Swallow which has aluminium...

I have an Austin Swallow which has aluminium body. When I did the body I took it all down to the bare metal and used an etching primer before applying any filler or paint.

The problem we have at...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 19-11-21, 08:14 PM
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Posted By Raymond
Despite what I said ... if you find an absolute...

Despite what I said ... if you find an absolute bargain PI from a rotten saloon please don't limit your options on my say so. If you need it I have a set of genuine BL main dealer service sheets...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 19-11-21, 07:48 PM
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Posted By Raymond
It all depends on what you consider to be...

It all depends on what you consider to be "difficult". It has been done before (as you know) so could be done again. I would expect there will be a certain amount of "fettling". Whether this...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 11-11-21, 11:58 PM
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Posted By Raymond
Hesketh. If I might just add to what Geoff has...

Hesketh. If I might just add to what Geoff has said about cracked blocks. You might find someone who thinks their engine is good only for spares but I have had impressive results with cast iron...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 10-11-21, 10:47 PM
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Posted By Raymond
I don't know for sure but I think it highly...

I don't know for sure but I think it highly likely these poor old cars have been savaged by people who go racing.

as for converting to electric; the idea scares me. My wife has a Lexus hybrid......
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 10-11-21, 08:29 PM
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Posted By Raymond
Oh dear. Sorry Geoff...didn't mean to get off to...

Oh dear. Sorry Geoff...didn't mean to get off to a bad start with the forum!

By coincidence, today I have been sanding down the bonnet of my TC project. I have been struggling with the louvres...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 10-11-21, 08:47 AM
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Posted By Raymond
There seem to be quite a few cars around missing...

There seem to be quite a few cars around missing their engine.
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 09-11-21, 10:01 PM
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Views: 1,713
Posted By Raymond
Geoff. I expect you will find a buyer before too...

Geoff. I expect you will find a buyer before too long. If you don't mind me saying, I think some interior shots might help and maybe, if possible, a correct type steering wheel fitted. If it were...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 09-11-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,713
Posted By Raymond
I don't suppose an XK engine would fit would it.?...

I don't suppose an XK engine would fit would it.? My guess is it won't. The only easy fit I have heard of is the Volvo red block. There are doubtless others??

Personally, I would try and find the...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 09-11-21, 12:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By Raymond
Delightful cabin: (Steering wheel upside...

Delightful cabin: (Steering wheel upside down!)

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Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 09-11-21, 12:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By Raymond
Thank you so much for that reply Geoff. I am now...

Thank you so much for that reply Geoff. I am now even more keen to get my present project finished and get looking for an early 401. There was one advertised on Car and Classic not long ago which...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 08-11-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By Raymond
401/2/3 Dashboard question.

I have noticed that while most cars have black faced dials and black knobs/switches there are some cars with white faced dials and matching controls. I imagine these are the more desirable; I...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 08-11-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,713
Posted By Raymond
I think there is something to be said for buying...

I think there is something to be said for buying the best you can afford. My last two classic cars have both come in from Australia and have been beautifully rust free.
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 08-11-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,713
Posted By Raymond
Thanks for that. I thought it would probably go...

Thanks for that. I thought it would probably go over the estimate. I think the rot can be hidden from view.

I have been bitten like that before. The MG TC I bought a couple of years ago looked...
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