
6 cyl Bristol cars Type 400 to 406  restoration, repair, maintenance etc 

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401/403
Setright gives:
length 191.5 in, 486cm width 67in, 170cm height 60in, 153cm. That agrees with what the Bristol workshop manual says (though, oddly, the manual doesn't give length)  except that Bristol says that 60in is equivalent to 152.4cm. I haven't worked out the conversion to check, but perhaps this is another example of Setright's inaccuracy. 


401/403
Just to be fair to Setright, because I thought my joke was a bit mean in retrospect  conventionally, mathematically, it's customary to round down below 0.5, so 152.4 becomes 152, but practically, rounding down is dangerous: a 403 won't go through a 152cm gap, however mathematically conventional the measure is. So LJKS made the right decision in rounding up, I think. Typically unconventional and perspicacious; just what I've always enjoyed in his writing.



Thank you Hugh Miller. You perhaps don't realise how significent your observation was. However it is the Length and height that are critical and I mean critical as the space I have available is exactly 16' long and the space under a four post lift is 5'2". Tight, isn't it?
Regards 
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