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Old 26-10-10, 09:29 PM
Kevin H Kevin H is offline
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On the Bristol Cars web site it says:
"Bristol Cars have 98% of the original
machine parts drawings from the 1940's on.
If you require a part specially made
to original tolerances,
please ask and we will look into it."

I took this to mean that the parts would be accurate to the original drawings.

But after looking at that head gasket maybe it means if you require a part to original tolerances then it will need to be specially made

If a car manufacturer knowingly sold me a head gasket that had a cooling hole missing I would be pretty upset.

Bristol themselves could have punched the extra hole required before they sold the gasket - it should not be up to the customer to discover that there's a hole missing and punch it themselves!