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Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 18-09-22, 06:33 AM
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Posted By AndrewA
Not doing much on the car front as tied up with...

Not doing much on the car front as tied up with house building and moving. That said, a recent highlight was when Sam Frost popped down to pick up rear screen I was selling. He brought his 410 and we...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 23-05-22, 05:39 AM
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Posted By AndrewA
Did car run around New Forest yesterday (treasure...

Did car run around New Forest yesterday (treasure hunt/tulip diagram type thing). Great test of cooling system as covered 80 miles in six hours driving!
It was a warm day (by UK standards) but no...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 15-05-22, 08:21 AM
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Posted By AndrewA
Senior moment at this end - had forgotten most...

Senior moment at this end - had forgotten most important bit - the quality the product (TRE) is excellent so worth persevering IMHO.
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 14-05-22, 06:04 AM
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Posted By AndrewA
When I dealt with them it was great when you...

When I dealt with them it was great when you spoke to them but they were very busy and understaffed.
It may be easier just to get the track rod ends from them or someone else and have the threaded...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 14-02-22, 08:43 AM
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Posted By AndrewA
Just like to put some miles on the car really and...

Just like to put some miles on the car really and the aforementioned tinkering..rebuilt top end only has a few hundred miles on it so will let all that bed in and then probably a rolling road session...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 12-02-22, 02:25 PM
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Posted By AndrewA
Well I picked car up yesterday and all is silent...

Well I picked car up yesterday and all is silent from the rear and leak free.
To celebrate, dashboard clock sprang into life and has been keeping good time ever since!
Drive home was spirited and...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 22-11-21, 08:53 AM
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Posted By AndrewA
Brief update - using car daily until recently -...

Brief update - using car daily until recently - and getting more impressed with it day by day! Handling is lovely and all is quiet within apart from what used to be slight whirring from the rear...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 06-10-21, 05:06 AM
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Posted By AndrewA
Yes I'm using the pickup from the top of the...

Yes I'm using the pickup from the top of the tank. The flexible pipe had all been renewed last year (from tank to pump and pump to hard pipe going forward) in an effort to ward off E10 issues and...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 05-10-21, 08:35 PM
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Posted By AndrewA
Fitted the pump this evening - went for a Facet...

Fitted the pump this evening - went for a Facet Silver top. I used the same location in the boot but spent a bit of time making sure that it was unable to vibrate against anything and used the...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 04-10-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 92
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Posted By AndrewA
Thanks Geoff - effective isolation seems to be...

Thanks Geoff - effective isolation seems to be the key!
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 04-10-21, 09:24 AM
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Posted By AndrewA
Am back on the road - or I was briefly - but more...

Am back on the road - or I was briefly - but more of that later.
As per below have now been through front suspension in its entirety and then turned attention to the engine. Decided to renew anything...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 26-06-21, 09:03 AM
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Posted By AndrewA
Whilst in limbo, have not been idle. With a lot...

Whilst in limbo, have not been idle. With a lot of stuff out of the way gave engine bay and block a good clean and it came up quite well. Renewed all the bushes on front anti roll bar as they were...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 25-06-21, 12:03 PM
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Posted By AndrewA
Thanks Brian I'm at the southern end of the New...

Thanks Brian
I'm at the southern end of the New Forest so too far to pop round (lucky for you!) but I won't hesitate to take you up on your kind offer if needs be.
Andrew
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 25-06-21, 10:40 AM
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Posted By AndrewA
Thank you Brian - that's really helpful info and...

Thank you Brian - that's really helpful info and advice.
I'm going to be doing a complete top end rebuild as well - looking through the history it was last apart 20+ years ago and while it's all...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 25-06-21, 07:55 AM
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Posted By AndrewA
Morning - if you mean pressure testing to check...

Morning - if you mean pressure testing to check the internal structure of the head for cracks and other leaks then yes. If you mean something else please enlighten me!
Thanks
Andrew
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 24-06-21, 06:07 PM
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Posted By AndrewA
Thanks...I think! To be fair - head gasket apart...

Thanks...I think! To be fair - head gasket apart - nothing major has come up that wasn't noted in the pre-purchase inspection report as something to be dealt with. The head gasket I put down to very...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 24-06-21, 10:58 AM
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Posted By AndrewA
Thanks for that Roger - they do look brilliant...

Thanks for that Roger - they do look brilliant and work even better!
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 21-06-21, 03:08 PM
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Posted By AndrewA
Heads now off - not great to be honest a couple...

Heads now off - not great to be honest a couple of valve guides non existent, two bent pushrods, the cam is pretty badly scored and the timing chain is US. On plus side no scoring in bores. Have...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 20-06-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 92
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Posted By AndrewA
Difficult to describe precisely - bit like...

Difficult to describe precisely - bit like Goldilocks and the 3 Bears it now seems "just right"!
Head gasket(s) now given up ghost(s) so expect questions/request for
suggestions as to improvements...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 26-05-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,933
Posted By AndrewA
For eagle eyed readers / those that are...

For eagle eyed readers / those that are interested..Kiley Clinton seem so far to have done an excellent job and I am now leak free on the steering front. Putting it all back together was a lot...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 09-03-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,933
Posted By AndrewA
Well things haven't gone precisely to plan! After...

Well things haven't gone precisely to plan! After the last post I started poking around at the cills - last done 20 years ago. Once uncovered properly they definitely needed attention - not...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 12-12-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,933
Posted By AndrewA
For those that are interested, thought I'd post a...

For those that are interested, thought I'd post a brief update. Heater box now properly in and working as it should. No more heat soak btw! Spent some time tracking down water ingress in torrential...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 01-10-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 92
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Posted By AndrewA
Haven't sorted the heater box yet, but had her on...

Haven't sorted the heater box yet, but had her on rolling road yesterday mainly because I wanted to get carb and timing set up spot on.
These guys plumbed in a lambda sensor rather than just the pipe...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 21-09-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 92
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Posted By AndrewA
Excellent - thanks for that - yes I know the...

Excellent - thanks for that - yes I know the control!
But thanks to you I now know what I've not done as it were. Refurb'd heater box now back in car but as doing it single handed, took a guess at...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 21-09-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,933
Posted By AndrewA
Secret bulb found and working! Went out on car...

Secret bulb found and working!
Went out on car rally/charity run yesterday - hot day - car ran great, but fair bit of what I'd call heat soak in the footwells. I guess not particularly surprising as...
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