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Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 31-12-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Geoff Kingston
A friend of mine recently donated a better set of...

A friend of mine recently donated a better set of Kent alloys for my 603, they were spares off his XJ12 series 3, same as used on the XJS, when he had looked at the car previously he confirmed that...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 30-12-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Peter, something in the back of my mind is...

Peter, something in the back of my mind is telling me that the thread on the studs on Bristol hubs is the same as the Land Rover, certainly up to series 3 but if it goes into the later variants as...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 30-12-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By Geoff Kingston
My 603 is fitted with Jaguar Kent Alloy wheels,...

My 603 is fitted with Jaguar Kent Alloy wheels, these must have had a smaller diameter stud than the Bristol as I remember the previous owner telling me they drilled and re tapped the existing Jaguar...
Forum: Wanted - Cars, Parts & Automobilia 22-12-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Hi Colin, I have sent you a private message, you...

Hi Colin,
I have sent you a private message, you might actually have got two, the first was not showing in my sent items but that may simply be because I forgot to put a title on it.
Any questions...
Forum: Wanted - Cars, Parts & Automobilia 20-12-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Colin, I have an axle case no diff, just sold,...

Colin,
I have an axle case no diff, just sold, and no half shafts as I am keeping for my 401's. Alternatively I have a complete 405 rear axle which may be available also I am prepared to sell a...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 28-11-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,713
Posted By Geoff Kingston
It probably was but driving then was about car...

It probably was but driving then was about car control, before covid restrictions put us into lockdown I took my 401 LRU on its three brief road test runs, the first one or two I thought it was...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 28-11-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,713
Posted By Geoff Kingston
They might make those prices if someone has an...

They might make those prices if someone has an engineless AC Ace, Cooper or Frazer Nash but recently I was approached by a Frazer Nash owner who specifically wanted an 85c engine a few minor parts...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 27-11-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By Geoff Kingston
If you want a far better investment I will sell...

If you want a far better investment I will sell my 51 401 ex Craven & Hedrick New York, originally LHD now RHD but parts to convert back, its original gearbox and the 85C engine I removed from it...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 15-11-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,713
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Hesketh, I do mean any 2 Litre Bristol engine and...

Hesketh,
I do mean any 2 Litre Bristol engine and the 2.2 litre 406 unit, the changes in mountings on the engines and gearbox ( both Bristol ) came about when the overdrive units were introduce so if...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 14-11-21, 01:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,383
Posted By Geoff Kingston
George, I didn't realise that my apologies, so...

George,
I didn't realise that my apologies, so many names so many registrations, trademarks are too expensive to maintain thankfully Ltd Companies are not as I own Frazer-Nash Cars Ltd and...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 13-11-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,383
Posted By Geoff Kingston
George, Not quite how I read it, Bristol Cars...

George,
Not quite how I read it, Bristol Cars remains a registered trademark of KA as does Bristol .
Geoff.
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 11-11-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,713
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Hesketh, There are original engines about and any...

Hesketh,
There are original engines about and any 2 litre unit will fit a 405, the limitation to performance of the 85 series engines is reckoned to be the diameter of the crankshaft bearings but the...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 11-11-21, 12:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,713
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Raymond, You did not get off to a bad start at...

Raymond,
You did not get off to a bad start at all on the forum, your comments about the paint on LRU and better interiors shots made me laugh but I hate adding LOL after a comment far too new a...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 10-11-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,713
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Raymond, Thanks for giving me some more work to...

Raymond,
Thanks for giving me some more work to do! I started stripping the paint down in the late 70's must not rush these things! the red and blue, wings straight out of a rattle can as I was...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 09-11-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,713
Posted By Geoff Kingston
The XK will fit but not easy and not the best...

The XK will fit but not easy and not the best option, Triumph 2000/2500 not a bad conversion also Rover V8 but the one that has always struck me as a nice option was the Daimler V8 250 especially if...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 09-11-21, 12:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By Geoff Kingston
I can remember reading about a supercharger...

I can remember reading about a supercharger installation I think on a 403 it had some good points but not enough it seemed to get any repeat orders, not sure if anyone has tried this in Australia,...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 08-11-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Raymond, You have a dilemma, the instruments and...

Raymond,
You have a dilemma, the instruments and switches you prefer are the preserve of the early 401's , the later 401's and 403's all had black dials and switches with white lettering. It was not...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 08-11-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,713
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Results are on line now and given at £16308 inc...

Results are on line now and given at £16308 inc premium so a similar figure to a 401 sold on ebay earlier in the year except on that one the paint was not good, as the link I sent on the rebuild cost...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 07-11-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,713
Posted By Geoff Kingston
When/If you get round to restoring this car do...

When/If you get round to restoring this car do yourself a favour and take as much of the interior trim out as you can very carefully then the dash panels, I suspect you will find the wood frame is...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 06-11-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Tex have a search facility and recommendations...

Tex have a search facility and recommendations for several Bristol cars but I have to confess my first stop for items like this is also eBay, Tex I have always found to be good quality but some of...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 06-11-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By Geoff Kingston
David, Tex list an arm for the 408 its...

David,
Tex list an arm for the 408 its SKU:W70350.
Geoff.
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 06-11-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Talking Hi Raymond, I think you might find this link...

Hi Raymond,
I think you might find this link interesting as it covers most of the structural problems you may encounter on a 401 or 403, not all and some can be a lot worse. There is one shot there...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 06-11-21, 01:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Thumbs down Raymond, Time was I would have stayed up all...

Raymond,
Time was I would have stayed up all night, logged it to bid and tried to get the 403 if I get up in time I may still have a go but from what I can see in the photographs there could be some...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 29-10-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Glenn As the car was assembled around the...

Glenn
As the car was assembled around the early/mid 80's this was a period were a few of the specialists were offering fixed first gear conversions, the late Paul Burd in Bristol being one person I...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 28-10-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 205
Posted By Geoff Kingston
401 / 405 Differential

I have been speaking with the owner of a pre war BMW fitted with what is believed to be a 405 axle, what is certain is that it has the 4.2 ratio crown wheel and pinion. He is interested in a good...
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