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Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 14-01-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By David C
Still at the planning stage. I think a steel...

Still at the planning stage. I think a steel frame will need to be fabricated to transfer the load to the wooden sides. I believe Giles had the work done by a trimmer in Cornwall. I contacted him...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 14-01-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 263
Posted By David C
I quite like the idea of an auxiliary low volume...

I quite like the idea of an auxiliary low volume electric pump to prime a system with main mechanical pump. It would be easy to control with brief timer as used with diesel injectors. That said it...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 09-01-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 263
Posted By David C
That's an interesting idea but needs some...

That's an interesting idea but needs some refinement. If you just use a pressure switch then you will get no fuel until you crank long enough to build oil pressure. A less ideal solution than a...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 05-01-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 263
Posted By David C
On further reflection it isn't just after long...

On further reflection it isn't just after long periods of standing. It gets fairly hot under the hood and fuel evaporates when the engine is shut down. An electric pump will also help with hot...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 05-01-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 263
Posted By David C
The main advantage of an electric fuel pump is...

The main advantage of an electric fuel pump is that you don't need to churn the engine over to fill the carb when the car hasn't been used for a while.
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 23-11-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By David C
I just had a look in my spares for 405 and 406...

I just had a look in my spares for 405 and 406 emulsion tubes.
I have what look like L29 with 3 holes and DL with 4 holes and a bit shorter than the L29

Neither of these seem to go with the...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 20-11-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,713
Posted By David C
It's an itch I really wanted to scratch. I had...

It's an itch I really wanted to scratch. I had the offer of the engine and 4 speed 'box from a friend who updated to 3.3 litres and 5 speed. I was offered my late father's 405 minus drivetrain for...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 20-11-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,713
Posted By David C
With twin carbs it shouldn't take too much work...

With twin carbs it shouldn't take too much work to fit and wouldn't have silly power.
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 20-11-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,713
Posted By David C
That's exactly why I thought it would be a good...

That's exactly why I thought it would be a good choice. In basic form it should be very dependable with plenty of torque. Pretty much the performance Bristol were chasing with the 160 engine...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 20-11-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,713
Posted By David C
I didn't get the tape measure out but the BMW E9...

I didn't get the tape measure out but the BMW E9 engine idea came about when I was helping a friend restore a 3 litre CS. It looked to me as though it would be a reasonably easy fit, but I stand to...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 17-11-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By David C
SLJ had a batch made in stainless some years...

SLJ had a batch made in stainless some years back. It was a very decent job. I bought a set complete with fittings and turned ends. Hard to believe, but with house move and long winded restoration...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 15-11-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,713
Posted By David C
BMW 6 cylinder engine from the 1970s Twin carb. ...

BMW 6 cylinder engine from the 1970s Twin carb. 2.8 litres
One on Ebay that may be recoverable for about 500. Item 265406626599
These were canted over in the BMW but should work upright with a...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 10-11-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,007
Posted By David C
I managed to rebuild one of these locks some...

I managed to rebuild one of these locks some years ago and still have the tool that I made to do it. Happy to offer advice if needed. The locks are not horribly complicated as they only have one...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 09-11-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,713
Posted By David C
I always thought a BMW CS engine would be ideal,...

I always thought a BMW CS engine would be ideal, keeping it in the family. They used to be cheap and readily available in the '80s when I was seriously considering such a project.
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 07-11-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By David C
I went for bust on that engine and fitted new...

I went for bust on that engine and fitted new liners and Mahle pistons. By no means the cheapest option but I sorted it in the early eighties and it's still going strong now.

Oversize liners can be...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 07-11-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By David C
I need to qualify that there is a fair chance you...

I need to qualify that there is a fair chance you could do a reasonably priced rebuild but you never know what you might find.
One of my engines had a broken rocker shaft, badly worn pistons and...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 06-11-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By David C
Raymond - the easiest answer to your question...

Raymond - the easiest answer to your question about the cost of rebuilding a Bristol engine is economy of scale. It costs disproportionally more to produce small numbers of parts.

It is possible to...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 06-11-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By David C
I recently bought some new old stock Trico arms...

I recently bought some new old stock Trico arms on ebay. The seller has more.
Item number 143653645047
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 29-10-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By David C
Someone who knows more than me may confirm but I...

Someone who knows more than me may confirm but I would expect a fixed first gear to be straight cut and therefore make the same noise as reverse - a fair bit noisier than second, third and fourth.
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 25-10-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By David C
I was waiting for someone better qualified to...

I was waiting for someone better qualified to help. I have rebuilt one of these gear boxes but I'm no expert. I would expect that if the freewheel had burst you would have no first gear. It could...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 22-10-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By David C
Quite nice when crawling in traffic and coasting...

Quite nice when crawling in traffic and coasting rather than being slowed down by the engine when the car overruns.

They are fairly fragile units. There used to be a Clumsy Oaf Club in the BOC for...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 10-10-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By David C
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Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 02-10-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By David C
Confirmation, should we need it comes from Andy...

Confirmation, should we need it comes from Andy Gibbs in the latest BODA newsletter. He reports that manufacturers instruction (presumably 123) had him start with a setup that gave about 60 degrees...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 02-10-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By David C
Thank you, Geoff. That should get me to the...

Thank you, Geoff. That should get me to the rolling road without too much incident.

I will be fascinated to discover how similar the curves are between different engines. Even with the same...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 02-10-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By David C
Hello Geoff. The car is still positive earth. ...

Hello Geoff.

The car is still positive earth. The same unit will do either simply by swapping over the red and black leads.

The car was indeed still on the original Lucas distributor with worn...
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