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Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 01-07-21, 11:23 AM
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Posted By PEU186F
17mpg sounds about right for a 410 on the...

17mpg sounds about right for a 410 on the standard transmission. My experience being that it doesn’t vary much whatever the circumstances.. Be aware that the needle valves on the standard carb do...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 29-06-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By PEU186F
Be very cautious of modern "standard issue"...

Be very cautious of modern "standard issue" handbrake pads, they tend to be the wrong material, in that they are far too hard, and the wrong shape. Personally I’d recommend getting pads refaced,...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 24-06-21, 12:07 PM
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Posted By PEU186F
This seems a good point to repeat my earlier...

This seems a good point to repeat my earlier advice, for the sake of others

"The V8 Bristols, even if they are actually in quite a bad state, have so much torque that they cannot help but impress...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 24-06-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,567
Posted By PEU186F
No, SLJs swept exhausts do NOT involve any...

No, SLJs swept exhausts do NOT involve any modification to the chassis rails, but they MIGHT require a small aperture into the wheel arch. They improve the breathing beyond all measure and also...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 04-05-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,325
Posted By PEU186F
I very much endorse the other recommendations to...

I very much endorse the other recommendations to look at the front end before adjusting the back, particularly as your front sounds to be lower than it should be.

Having got the front ride height...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 11-04-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By PEU186F
Looks very possible judging by the number of...

Looks very possible judging by the number of connectors on the back. I believe the original switch bore the Lucas number 31847 or, on the 410, 31847A which added the electrical push to wash facility....
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 22-03-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By PEU186F
David Herewith a .pdf of a drawing I put...

David

Herewith a .pdf of a drawing I put together some years ago showing the diagrammatic wiring and the electrical elements which I hope will be of some help. I recommend that you run off several...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 22-03-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By PEU186F
Yes, they should, given the original motor and...

Yes, they should, given the original motor and switch. The system was dreamt up by a brilliantly contorted mind and relies on a certain amount of slack in the armature that drives the crank which in...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 05-03-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 778
Posted By PEU186F
Peter While thinking things over you might also...

Peter

While thinking things over you might also like to contemplate the total current that is being carried from the ignition switch on the white “in” wire. Think steady current but remember the...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 28-02-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By PEU186F
Conventional uk practise amongst better class...

Conventional uk practise amongst better class cars of the period, including Bristols, was to use a ballast resistor in series with the primary circuit of the coil. So the coil was normally running at...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 22-02-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 778
Posted By PEU186F
Peter, My apologies in advance, you are probably...

Peter,

My apologies in advance, you are probably going to steam gently when you read this, but by far the easiest and surest way of knowing which fuse feeds what is by removing the fuses one by one...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 10-02-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By PEU186F
David No, you’re not seeing that correctly, the...

David

No, you’re not seeing that correctly, the “A” frame, not that the A is closed at the top, is mounted on the rear of the gearbox, not the chassis, so the exhaust system up to that point is...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 10-02-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By PEU186F
David, Sorry, you're quite right, I started...

David, Sorry, you're quite right, I started from the viewpoint of a 410, the 408s didn't have the front mounting, which were added, one presumes for good reason, on the 409s and then carried...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 09-02-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By PEU186F
Take a look at the resources on this same site...

Take a look at the resources on this same site and you will see that the 408, 409 and 410 shared the same system with three mounting points each side, the front being suspended from the chassis cross...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 04-02-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By PEU186F
The short answer is no, the cars, up to and...

The short answer is no, the cars, up to and including the 410, (I can’t speak for the 411) were not built with mounting points for either lap or three point seat belts in the rear.

I discussed the...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 02-02-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,873
Posted By PEU186F
In considering everything relating to the V8 cars...

In considering everything relating to the V8 cars it is as well to bear in mind Tony Crooks eccentricities which were coupled with a great deal of common sense and remarkable marketing skills. It is...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 02-02-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By PEU186F
Peter, et al The 411 wiring diagrams on this...

Peter, et al

The 411 wiring diagrams on this site show that there was a step change in wiring and fusing practises after the 410, fusing in particular was vastly improved. They also show that the...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 30-01-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By PEU186F
You definitely have to remove the steering wheel...

You definitely have to remove the steering wheel in order to remove the binnacle, but before you do anything disconnect the battery and make sure that the steering wheel is in the straight ahead...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 21-01-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By PEU186F
The answer is no, non locking front seats were on...

The answer is no, non locking front seats were on all cars up to and including the 410, locking were introduced on the 411.
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 21-09-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,567
Posted By PEU186F
Hidden foot vent - not that well hidden one...

Hidden foot vent - not that well hidden one hopes. There should be a lever underneath the centre of the dashboard that operates a vent to the footwell from the cold air input to the heater.A little...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 07-09-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,567
Posted By PEU186F
I used white LEDs from...

I used white LEDs from https://www.bettercarlighting.co.uk in the binnacle, for both instrument lighting and the warning lights, and am happy with the result, although I slightly wonder whether...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 07-08-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,567
Posted By PEU186F
My recollection is that the wheel, shaft and...

My recollection is that the wheel, shaft and splines are in one piece, fitting into a threaded tube which has one half of the clamping piece attached. The wheel and shaft are held in place by nothing...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 06-08-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,567
Posted By PEU186F
What’s the problem with the existing box? As I...

What’s the problem with the existing box?
As I understand things the angle of wiper throw is determined by the size of the wiper box wheel
If only the wheel is a problem might it not be possible to...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 05-08-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,567
Posted By PEU186F
There is an excellent article in the Bristol...

There is an excellent article in the Bristol Owners Club Bulletin Number 142, dated Autumn 2011 which describes a 411 heater. The heater box in a 411 is the same as in a 410 but is relocated to...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 29-07-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,567
Posted By PEU186F
Rich at idle........... This might be your...

Rich at idle........... This might be your solution

The foot chamber valves wear significantly over time, the float chambers get overfilled at idle and no amount of screwing in of the two idle jet...
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