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Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 28-09-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 805
Posted By Des
Well I would be very interested, but have no idea...

Well I would be very interested, but have no idea of value, will keep an eye on this.
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 12-04-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By Des
I've fixed similar on a motorcycle exhaust that...

I've fixed similar on a motorcycle exhaust that had been previously bodged by squashing the nut oval, some thin copper sheet, almost tinfoil thickness from an old radiogram or something used like...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 05-04-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,055
Posted By Des
There's a gloopy slop available for Landrover...

There's a gloopy slop available for Landrover front swivels, addresses, kind of, the oils tendency to dribble out.
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 19-09-17, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,712
Posted By Des
The bonnet release cables each follow a direct...

The bonnet release cables each follow a direct daisychain route through two catches, cable passes through the rear catch, that bit you push to release, then is secured against this with a drilled...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 16-09-17, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,789
Posted By Des
Aerodyne value?

My old 403 has just lost its garage for the second time in recent years, I'm just North of London and property developers have been on the rampage for some time now thus finding another shelter is...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 10-09-17, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,580
Posted By Des
There's no such fasteners on my floor panels...

There's no such fasteners on my floor panels either, perhaps they were mountings for a centre console.
A good alternative to felt is the closed cell foam sheet, like mouse mat material, I've picked...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 06-02-15, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,912
Posted By Des
You mean the small metal pins on the side of the...

You mean the small metal pins on the side of the knobs? they're spring loaded and are pushed in to release the knobs, if they don't move easily try penetrating oil, but be careful of oiling the...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 21-01-13, 01:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,863
Posted By Des
Time for another installment. On the 30th...

Time for another installment. On the 30th September 2012 the car passed it's first MOT, the run from Harrow to the station in Watford was its first drive on the public highway in 50-ish years, on 50...
Forum: Bristol Ephemera 20-01-13, 11:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,157
Posted By Des
Another triangular one, looks like they're a bit...

Another triangular one, looks like they're a bit common, this one belongs to a 403 and I assume has done for some time.
Forum: For Sale - Cars, Parts & Automobilia (Bristol related only) 10-10-12, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,453
Posted By Des
That will be the guy I sold it to, although...

That will be the guy I sold it to, although Bristol values seem on the increase, his price seems a little ambitious.
Forum: For Sale - Cars, Parts & Automobilia (Bristol related only) 24-09-12, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,453
Posted By Des
The car has sold.

The car has sold.
Forum: For Sale - Cars, Parts & Automobilia (Bristol related only) 20-09-12, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,453
Posted By Des
403 shell for sale

I've been messed around by an ebay buyer (big surprise) and have 'walked away' thus a 1953 rolling 403 shell is offered at 1500 for a quick and painless sale. Car in Harrow, has glass, rough...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 13-07-12, 11:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,863
Posted By Des
I'm feeling more frustration than pain, I'm...

I'm feeling more frustration than pain, I'm working on the car almost every day but time just flies past. It all looks straightforward, I've been gathering parts for many years so there's nothing I...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 03-07-12, 01:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,863
Posted By Des
10 months on and things are looking good, the...

10 months on and things are looking good, the underside anyway. Workshop is to go imminently and I'm now well into borrowed time.
I've spent the last 3 weeks telling my clients that I'm fully booked...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 14-09-11, 11:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,863
Posted By Des
Thanks all for the comments, Bristol values have...

Thanks all for the comments, Bristol values have been steadily rising of late, still good value though. hopefully less so to engine raping kitcar fanciers. It took a decade-ish for me to find just...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 11-09-11, 08:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,863
Posted By Des
Just not getting anywhere.

I've been rebuilding my car for the best part of a decade, or rather I haven't. Progress has been painfully slow. In about 2000-ish I sold my 401, it was in regular use but a shed, getting it nice...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 22-07-11, 11:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,648
Posted By Des
I'm at the thinking stage of similar uprades, I...

I'm at the thinking stage of similar uprades, I have yet to buy a servo, did get one for another car a while back which was a Lockheed copy, it looked well made and worked ok but within 6 months the...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 05-02-11, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,598
Posted By Des
I assume you've found the switch under the...

I assume you've found the switch under the bonnet, the grub screw you've removed goes into an extender shaft, other female end is fixed to the switch shaft by a normal screw rather than grub, slotted...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 02-02-11, 01:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,641
Posted By Des
I've seen riveted wheels work with tubeless, put...

I've seen riveted wheels work with tubeless, put a couple on an old Rover a year ago and have been fine, may have been down to luck or perhaps a good sign of the wheels sound condition, but the...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 27-10-10, 07:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,875
Posted By Des
I bought a car from a friend some years ago, with...

I bought a car from a friend some years ago, with identical symptoms to yours, my friend accepted that he had to open the bonnet for a while, waft it even, before starting from hot. I assumed this...
Forum: Wanted - Cars, Parts & Automobilia 27-10-10, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,747
Posted By Des
There are 2 types I know of, early, with a...

There are 2 types I know of, early, with a seperate pin which passes through 'ears' on the chassis and a drilling in the jack body.Late, the pin is fixed to the ears and the jack drilling opened up...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 09-10-10, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,777
Posted By Des
I've come across tyres branded Austone, in 175 /...

I've come across tyres branded Austone, in 175 / 80 / 16, seem to be intended for taxi use, interestingly rated at 99 MPH, and seem to be around 60 - 70 pounds, could be worth looking into, I've...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 07-10-10, 12:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,372
Posted By Des
If your brass stub is anything like the ones I've...

If your brass stub is anything like the ones I've come across, then you can reuse it on your new hose, the stub has a flange inside the radiator hose, and a shaped spacer retained by a slender nut on...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 22-07-10, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,002
Posted By Des
411 (1969/1970) cooling fans

This could be a relay at fault, power to fans via ignition controlled
relay, relay contacts have stuck together so now fans are powered always, not a
bad thing really, engine will get some heat...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 19-06-10, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,926
Posted By Des
Bronze over riders! I imagine they would be...

Bronze over riders! I imagine they would be expensive. I mentioned copper to the plater guy and he didn't seem keen, would leave hollows when polished, I think maybe he's quite a perfectionist,...
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