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Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 01-05-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Geoff Kingston
I was going through my printed copy of the old...

I was going through my printed copy of the old BOC WIKI and came across some notes I had added that the original engine paint was Speedcote 2 French Grey BS 3630, searching this on google brought me...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 27-04-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By Geoff Kingston
It is a great shame that for many years the...

It is a great shame that for many years the Bristol Owners Club operated a WIKI section of their website, sadly access to that was lost a few years ago in the process of 'upgrading' the website as...
Forum: For Sale - Cars, Parts & Automobilia (Bristol related only) 25-04-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 138
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Two 401's for sale.

The first car had extensive work undertaken over the 2015-2018 period, this included structural repairs in the usual problem areas, fitting a factory rebuilt engine purchased from Bristol Cars,...
Forum: Other topics of interest 12-04-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By Geoff Kingston
What the hell is an Atelia.

I have recently seen a new phrase or description creeping into the the old car world, Atelia, a definition of which is "a workshop or studio, especially one used by an artist or designer" so what the...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 20-02-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 507
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Peter, When we were working on my 401 I bought...

Peter,
When we were working on my 401 I bought an electrical circuit tester/fault finder that had a battery in it to send a small charge down a wire which you could pick up at the other end, I...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 17-02-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 507
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Peter, I seem to remember when I had my 603 we...

Peter,
I seem to remember when I had my 603 we had to establish which fuse did what ourselves as the wiring was partly dismantled, it was a long while ago though, I should have made a note but...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 17-02-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 507
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Peter, I have sold my 411 but still have a 603...

Peter,
I have sold my 411 but still have a 603 which probably has a similar fuse box arrangement if you could post or send me a picture of the fuse boxes affected on your car I can check the layout...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 16-02-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 507
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Peter, If this link does not work I am sure Kevin...

Peter,
If this link does not work I am sure Kevin will be able to help.
Geoff.
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Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 23-01-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Peter, If the link works these are the vehicles...

Peter,
If the link works these are the vehicles they are normally fitted to.
Geoff.

https://www.moog-suspension-parts.com/moog-315g#fitment
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 11-01-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Peter, Some years since I did this so a bit hazy...

Peter,
Some years since I did this so a bit hazy but the staring point is to remove the arm rest, it memory serves me right this is screwed into the door, to remove it I cant remember if the screws...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 10-12-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By Geoff Kingston
I had it on my watch list but was out when the...

I had it on my watch list but was out when the bidding finished, so not tempted to add to my work load, if the main chassis is fairly sound and not bent it should be a fairly straight forward project...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 27-10-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Barrie, It was a resting work in progress at the...

Barrie,
It was a resting work in progress at the time this photo was taken, I saw it some years later and Brian was continuing with the restoration though I don't know if he completed it before he...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 24-10-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By Geoff Kingston
George, The photograph shows that the lock is in...

George,
The photograph shows that the lock is in the unlocked position, when the button is pushed in the arm on this should engage with the alloy lever in the lock mechanism shown to the right of it...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 23-10-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By Geoff Kingston
George, The one with the swivel mount on one end...

George,
The one with the swivel mount on one end and the fork at the other is the centre stay for the bonnet, mount goes on bulkhead bolt goes through the other end to attach it to the slide in the...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 09-10-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By Geoff Kingston
George, Have you reconnected the lock to the...

George,
Have you reconnected the lock to the cable to the internal release button as it is the adjustment of this cable that controls operation of the lock pulling a lever in the mechanism into...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 29-09-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By Geoff Kingston
If you can get hold of a copy of the September...

If you can get hold of a copy of the September edition of a UK magazine The Automobile there is a feature on the restoration of a 403 where the body panels had been removed totally I think you would...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 06-09-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Mike, On the recommendation of my local car body...

Mike,
On the recommendation of my local car body repair garage I used 3M 08509 Windscreen Sealer, this is a mastic sealer that remains flexible, seems to stick to anything and makes an awful mess!,...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 31-08-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By Geoff Kingston
An update, used a flexible sealer not a bonding...

An update, used a flexible sealer not a bonding adhesive. Glass was a tight fit,car came with three rear screens and I assumed correctly as it turned out that the one in the middle which had been...
Forum: For Sale - Cars, Parts & Automobilia (Bristol related only) 31-08-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,244
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Sorry Peter, Its been sold. Geoff.

Sorry Peter,
Its been sold.
Geoff.
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 13-08-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By Geoff Kingston
eBay item number on the CD Manual is 184262501893.

eBay item number on the CD Manual is 184262501893.
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 13-08-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By Geoff Kingston
John, There is in fact a full reproduction of the...

John,
There is in fact a full reproduction of the original 401/403 workshop manual in CD form regularly available on ebay from a supplier in the US.
This is the full monty, reproduction is excellent...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 12-08-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Colin, The September edition of The Automobile...

Colin,
The September edition of The Automobile magazine is going to have a feature about Andy Gibbs restoration of his 403 which will be worth you getting.
Geoff.
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 22-07-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By Geoff Kingston
I think perhaps using a bonding type material...

I think perhaps using a bonding type material rather than a sealer may not be a good idea especially as the original mix was flexible.
I was very lucky to have an original wooden frame made by...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 21-07-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Bonding in a 401/403 Rear Screen.

I am not that far off needing to refit the rear screen in one of my 401, I phoned my local car painters and as luck would have it a local mobile windscreen specialist was due in and he popped round...
Forum: For Sale - Cars, Parts & Automobilia (Bristol related only) 20-06-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,452
Posted By Geoff Kingston
Best advice I can give you if you buy this is to...

Best advice I can give you if you buy this is to purchase another complete 401 with a terminally rotted chassis for spares even if it has been robbed of its engine and gearbox, it will save you a...
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