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Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 09-08-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 91
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Hi Mark Have a look at the interior shots in this...

Hi Mark
Have a look at the interior shots in this link, you will see that there are spacers under the front seats between the runners and the floor, from memory and its a while ago now so I may be...
Forum: Wanted - anything Bristol car related 01-08-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Dave, Try Graeme Payne at CBCPC, tel number is...

Dave,

Try Graeme Payne at CBCPC, tel number is 07597 576747 or graeme.payne@cbcpc.co.uk. Its a Salisbury axle so covers from other cars may fit as well.

Geoff
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 25-07-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Mike, I think you have got it right the gasket...

Mike,
I think you have got it right the gasket insulates the shell from the body. I have some very thin dust seal gaskets as well that went behind the outer rim and the headlamp, If I remember...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 24-05-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Peter, With the 411/3 I had it had a blue...

Peter,
With the 411/3 I had it had a blue embossed card cover and was similar in size and format to the earlier handbooks. I have a very similar copy for a later series 4 or 5 where the specification...
Forum: For Sale - Cars, Parts & Automobilia (Bristol related only) 22-05-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 352
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Books, manuals and cars.

Original 400/401 workshop manual £1450.
Original 400/401/403 workshop manual £1750.
Original 401 hard cover handbook £275.
Original 401 hard cover parts book £275.
Original 401 soft cover handbook...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 21-03-22, 12:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Tommy, If it was mine and I could afford it I...

Tommy,
If it was mine and I could afford it I would not go down the electric route, very expensive even compared to putting a decent second hand unit into the car or a new engine from IN Racing. The...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 20-03-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Evening Tommy, Its always difficult to put a...

Evening Tommy,
Its always difficult to put a value on drop head conversions of any car as it depends on so many factors, how well they have been done, are they an accurate copy or are they in the...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 20-03-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Hi Tommy, From the chassis number you have found...

Hi Tommy,
From the chassis number you have found your car is recorded as being the first production 405 and you are correct it started life as a saloon. If you are a member of the Bristol Owners Club...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 20-03-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 972
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Roger, I got a similar impression when he was...

Roger,
I got a similar impression when he was talking about the 603E and S though in that case he was talking the 318 engine down saying that production of the E was stopped because customers...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 20-03-22, 01:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 972
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Kevin, I did not personally dismantle my 408's...

Kevin,
I did not personally dismantle my 408's 313 engine but when John got it all apart and accessed the extent of the damage I had to find the parts.
Competition Cars were a wonderful company run...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 19-03-22, 12:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 924
Posted By Geoff Kingston
I seem to recall that what they did was to...

I seem to recall that what they did was to disable the part throttle kick down option on the gearbox and If I remember correctly this was all down to how the linkage was set up, certainly my 603 will...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 16-03-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 972
Posted By Geoff Kingston
This link on the Canadian engines I think throws...

This link on the Canadian engines I think throws up a lot of interesting information which supports the points Guy put forward, somewhere I have and at the moment can't find a lot of information on...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 15-03-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By Geoff Kingston
David, New door pull rings are available from one...

David,
New door pull rings are available from one to one trimers according to the website.
Geoff.

https://www.one-to-onetrimmers.co.uk/additional-services
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 15-03-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 972
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Guy Drummond wrote a very interesting article in...

Guy Drummond wrote a very interesting article in the Boc bulletin number 37 headed "How special are our Chryslers? (or Plymouths?), the bracketed question related to the fact that in Canada and the...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 18-01-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By Geoff Kingston
I think its down to personal preference with a...

I think its down to personal preference with a few practical advantages. I like the look of the car without the side strips, remember the Zagato 406 didn't have any extra side adornment and neither...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 31-12-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
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 31-12-21, 12:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
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, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
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, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,098
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 21-12-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,098
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 29-11-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,894
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, 11:49 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,894
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, 11:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
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, 11:25 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,894
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, 02:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,908
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...
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