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Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 23-11-22, 10:11 PM
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Posted By Oliver
Thanks for looking. I'm hoping this must be a...

Thanks for looking.
I'm hoping this must be a motor used on plenty of other cars in '70's, '80's.
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 23-11-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By Oliver
I've attached a couple of photos of motor -...

I've attached a couple of photos of motor - dissembled with loose magnet.
I was thinking maybe your one with numbers so close is passenger side whereas mines driver side.1738

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Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 23-11-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By Oliver
Car's a series 3. I thought knowing what other...

Car's a series 3. I thought knowing what other cars it was fitted to gives me more options to phone around. Most people wouldn't have any idea about Bristols.
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 22-11-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By Oliver
Following on from last post - the motors AC-Delco...

Following on from last post - the motors AC-Delco 9970276
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 22-11-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By Oliver
I finally got around to removing door card to get...

I finally got around to removing door card to get at window motor. It just took a firm yank and it came away from top section.
The motor shorts out. When I opened it up it looks and smells very burnt...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 02-09-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By Oliver
Thanks for reply, On mine, the armrest seems...

Thanks for reply,
On mine, the armrest seems attached to door card but has an Allen key bolt fixing door card to frame and door handle I think remains in situ.
Anyway I'll give another attempt, maybe...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 29-08-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By Oliver
electric window stuck 412

On my '87 Beaufighter the driver side electric window has recently stopped working. It's fortunately in the up position. but I do like driving with my arm out the window.
I tested the switch which...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 07-08-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 580
Posted By Oliver
Hello, When I posted first, I was trying to...

Hello,
When I posted first, I was trying to figure out any link between vacumn leaks and choke not working, I realised since they're separate issues
I've installed a new choke in the inlet manifold...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 17-07-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 580
Posted By Oliver
vacumn on 360

Hello,
I've got a '87 Beaufighter with 360 block & Carter carb. Problem is it's very hard to start from cold and when running engine can stall and there's no power to brakes or powered steering,...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 31-05-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 432
Posted By Oliver
412 roof lining interior

Hello,
On my '87 beaufighter 412, I'm trying to improve the interior. The roof lining was taken out from the central bar and hardtop by previous owner.
I've seen other 412's with round interior...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 16-01-22, 11:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 868
Posted By Oliver
Hello, I think I've finally found a reason for...

Hello,
I think I've finally found a reason for problems starting after scratching my head thinking of every possible fault.
The choke on starting opens completely - instead of slowly as temp....
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 02-10-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 868
Posted By Oliver
Thanks for replies, Turning distributer by hand...

Thanks for replies,
Turning distributer by hand and listening to tick-over is how I adjust timing and using timing light.
However, I reckon now that camshaft + chain are worn out. When cold ignition...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 23-09-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 868
Posted By Oliver
Starting a 412

Hello,
I've finally got my Beaufighter running and MOT'd. My main problem now is knowing if it will reliably fire up. It needs about 10 squirts of petrol on the throttle before it will fire up.
The...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 17-09-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By Oliver
I realised, after messing about trying to access...

I realised, after messing about trying to access headlight from the front, that there's a panel above on inner wing that pulls out giving loads of access to area around fan + lights.
If only there...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 03-09-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By Oliver
Headlights, and other

Yes, managed to replace bulb in "Cibie" headlight. However it falls back into wing. The bracket holding lights needs taking out to replace & screws holding it in place are locked solid. I'm trying to...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 20-08-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By Oliver
Hello, Thanks for reply. Just been to my local...

Hello,
Thanks for reply.
Just been to my local Halfords and bought the right bulb - H4.
So easy.
I'd read somewhere the headlights were hard to find, so was thinking everything would be difficult to...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 19-08-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By Oliver
headlight 412

Hello,
I've finally got my Beaufighter running, and am about to take it for an MOT.
One fault I found was a main beam headlight bulb has blown.
Anyone know a common replacement? I couldn't find it...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 17-01-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By Oliver
Thanks for the reply, I managed to jack car up...

Thanks for the reply,
I managed to jack car up sufficient to get my head underneath. I used area where wishbone joins the crossmember, seemed strong enough.
I'm new to Bristol cars, so I'm working...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 14-01-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By Oliver
412 beaufighter oil change

Hello,
I've recently bought an '87 Beaufighter.
The car hasn't run for awhile and I was wanting to give it an oil change, including cleaning out the oil pan.
Unfortunately the car's stuck in a...
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