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Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 09-08-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By dwomby
Mark, my car is 1500 miles or so away but I...

Mark, my car is 1500 miles or so away but I promise you the seats are level!!!!!

David
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 25-06-22, 12:17 AM
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Views: 191
Posted By dwomby
408 - anybody found a way to fit a collapsible steering column?

Every time I look at that single piece steel rod I think about this.

David
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 30-05-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By dwomby
Mark IIRC, the backrest is screwed to the metal...

Mark

IIRC, the backrest is screwed to the metal at the bottom after the top is hooked on. The top has two tongues protruding that drop into slots in the metal at the top of the steel bulkhead...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 24-05-22, 11:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By dwomby
If it's a 408 or uses the same valve, I just...

If it's a 408 or uses the same valve, I just bought a Jaguar C16559 for their Mk2 from SNGBarratt that seems identical. You need to order a new donut washer too to fit between it and the...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 23-05-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,598
Posted By dwomby
Great to hear and looking good in those...

Great to hear and looking good in those photos!

David
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 18-05-22, 11:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By dwomby
I have one just like that and I'll bet we're not...

I have one just like that and I'll bet we're not the only two to have them :D

David
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 18-05-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 638
Posted By dwomby
Some. I bypassed the heater matrix and that...

Some.

I bypassed the heater matrix and that seems to have helped a little. I have a replacement water valve for the heater but haven't fitted it yet.

The car is now stored for the summer. Yes, I...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 10-05-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By dwomby
Thanks but what diameter are the wheels or tyres...

Thanks but what diameter are the wheels or tyres 215/55R???

the tray is a very simple sheet with two or threes slight parallel bends in it crossways and slight tilts at the edges.

David
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 09-05-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By dwomby
Mark, where is that car now? I am pretty sure it...

Mark, where is that car now? I am pretty sure it was for sale on ebay here in the US last summer!

The undertray rear edge is screwed into the front of the crossmember.

David
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 09-05-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By dwomby
Mark, Mine has no connecting piece between the...

Mark, Mine has no connecting piece between the two wings below the radiator opening. What it does have is a flat undertray. I am attaching a pic. ...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 07-05-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 638
Posted By dwomby
Thanks, Andrew. I thought it looked a skinny...

Thanks, Andrew. I thought it looked a skinny one!

Looking around the web, I think the heater valve is the same as the Jaguar MK2 C.16559. So that's what I ordered. Time will tell if I got it...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 06-05-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 638
Posted By dwomby
Does anybody happen to know the internal diameter...

Does anybody happen to know the internal diameter of the heater hose? I'd like to buy the fittings to bypass it temporarily before I drain the coolant and pull the hoses off the heater...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 06-05-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 638
Posted By dwomby
The 408 has a water valve to shut off the hot...

The 408 has a water valve to shut off the hot coolant going to the heater but, even though the valve is in the closed position, both the input and output hoses for the heater are the same temperature...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 04-05-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 638
Posted By dwomby
I think the idea is to get as much air as...

I think the idea is to get as much air as possible flowing through the radiator not around it. This is to benefit engine temperature, of course. As to what effect the gaps or lack of them has on...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 04-05-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 638
Posted By dwomby
Was just at the car (didn't check the heater...

Was just at the car (didn't check the heater controls yet) and noticed something glaring! It has a gorgeous, new aftermarket aluminium radiator and a big new single electric fan. However, I suspect...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 03-05-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 638
Posted By dwomby
Talking I will check the heater controls. David

I will check the heater controls.

David
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 03-05-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By dwomby
Don't know if mine on the bottom of door are...

Don't know if mine on the bottom of door are original but here you are.

David
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 03-05-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 638
Posted By dwomby
How bad? Well, I can live with it as I don't...

How bad? Well, I can live with it as I don't drive it in summers here in Florida (no AC installed) but it's very noticeably a source of heat in the cabin by your legs.

I wondered about maybe...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 02-05-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 638
Posted By dwomby
408: A lot of heat coming through the firewall.

I get a lot of heat from the firewall. The last owner added insulation inside the car but I am wondering what else I might do to cool the engine compartment. The car left the factory with no...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 26-04-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By dwomby
Mike, where did you put your rear seat belt...

Mike, where did you put your rear seat belt reels?

David
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 07-04-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By dwomby
Certainly. Give me a few...

Certainly. Give me a few minutes..........................

My mountings are a type I have not seen before.

David
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 07-04-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By dwomby
Nothing as far as I can see. My 408 has its...

Nothing as far as I can see. My 408 has its static front seat belts installed that way.

David
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 30-03-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By dwomby
Just wanted to thank you again, Sam. I was in UK...

Just wanted to thank you again, Sam. I was in UK for the last month and picked up a pair of these from the maker while I was there. They are beautiful and will look terrific on the car.

David
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 25-03-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By dwomby
Forbes, This thesis references Sevier's...

Forbes,

This thesis references Sevier's...
Forum: Wanted - anything Bristol car related 23-03-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By dwomby
Sorry, I can't help but I am curious about your...

Sorry, I can't help but I am curious about your instruments. They are in different positions than on my 408. Was that a change made when they went to V8s?

David
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