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Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 17-01-22, 12:37 AM
Replies: 8
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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, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
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, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
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, 11:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
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, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
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, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
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, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
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, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
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, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
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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