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Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 18-09-22, 01:53 PM
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Posted By David C
The Vintage Air "Builder Series" aftermarket...

The Vintage Air "Builder Series" aftermarket aircon is on my shopping list for the 410. Does anyone have any first hand experience?
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 13-02-22, 08:48 PM
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Posted By David C
Excellent! Any other jobs planned or can you...

Excellent! Any other jobs planned or can you just enjoy it for a while?
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 25-06-21, 01:41 PM
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Posted By David C
A little more thought and I think I see where you...

A little more thought and I think I see where you are coming from. Sorry if I'm a bit slow. Yes, the exhaust gas going through the inlet manifold would warm up the original auto choke faster but I...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 25-06-21, 01:33 PM
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Posted By David C
I think you are referring to the bi metallic...

I think you are referring to the bi metallic spring that sits in the inlet manifold and operates the choke on the Carter. This is indeed redundant if you go for the Edelbrock with electric choke or...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 25-06-21, 01:26 PM
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Posted By David C
Neither. The bi-metallic strip wound round the...

Neither. The bi-metallic strip wound round the end of the butterfly spindle in the valve that shuts off the exhaust.

The type of carburettor really isn't relevant.
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 25-06-21, 12:09 PM
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Posted By David C
My understanding is that the flap in the offside...

My understanding is that the flap in the offside exhaust is totally unrelated to the type of choke you have. The choke on the carburettor provides richer fuel to get the engine started. The flap in...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 21-06-21, 08:52 PM
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Posted By David C
I'm pretty certain all the 318s in 409 and 410...

I'm pretty certain all the 318s in 409 and 410 originally had red inlet manifolds.

The Weiand manifold is aluminium and I thought that looked better. To stop it corroding I etch primed it and...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 20-06-21, 07:40 AM
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Posted By David C
Regarding heads etc, I think there is a good...

Regarding heads etc, I think there is a good chance that you already have a slightly hotter cam than standard as I think the parts for the rebuild would have come from the American Car Care Centre...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 19-06-21, 11:17 PM
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Posted By David C
Did the power steering improve noticeably with...

Did the power steering improve noticeably with the newly fettled rack? I always thought your car was under assisted and wasn't sure if it was wear or adjustment.
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