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Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 18-04-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By Geoff Dowdle
Stefan, The records I have show BCL fitted...

Stefan,
The records I have show BCL fitted front disc (in the period 1958 - 1961) to

401 10 cars
403 21 cars
404 10 cars
405 89 cars
405 DH 12...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 17-04-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By Geoff Dowdle
Dangerous Rob , I have records of 89 ,of the...

Dangerous Rob ,

I have records of 89 ,of the approx. 265 Type 405s produced, being retro fitted with Dunlop disc brakes to the front axle between Feb 1958 and April 1961 .

Most 405 were supplied...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 21-03-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By Geoff Dowdle
Kurt , I don't own a 406 but have found a photo...

Kurt ,
I don't own a 406 but have found a photo of a 406 engine bay that might help .

Is your car LHD or RHD ?
What is it's chassis number and original engine number
Can you post a few photos of...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 04-01-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By Geoff Dowdle
AlanD, From the information I can gather there...

AlanD,

From the information I can gather there seems to be only four 411 6 Series produced . One from S3 , one from S4 and two from S5 , but there could have been more.

What about a Britannia...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 29-12-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By Geoff Dowdle
Alan , The 411 Series 5 you saw was one of...

Alan ,
The 411 Series 5 you saw was one of just a few cars upgraded to Series 6 .
It was imported into Sydney about 4 years ago with UK registered number "SXI 411".
The owner George lives in the...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 18-12-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By Geoff Dowdle
X Series , I'm not an Auto electrician but I...

X Series ,
I'm not an Auto electrician but I know the regulator is usually adjusted to cut in at about 1200rpm , or the charge generated at 1200 rpm.
This is NORMAL function of a...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 10-11-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By Geoff Dowdle
zbigmak, It surprises me you have not had a reply...

zbigmak,
It surprises me you have not had a reply to your post.

When my 400 goes on the hoist next (probably later this week)I'll take some photos for you.
I think the difference between LH & RH...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 31-10-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By Geoff Dowdle
403er, Welcome to the world of Bristols . Your...

403er,
Welcome to the world of Bristols . Your 403 looks in nice condition and hopefully will drive nicely .

I agree some of the auction bidders must have deep pockets .
Lot 2075 Ferrari gearbox...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 10-09-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By Geoff Dowdle
Mike , Try some feeler gauges to measure the...

Mike ,
Try some feeler gauges to measure the gap front & rear .
I would not recommend to fit thin shims , Say .020 thick as they will probably break up over time .
I suggest the safety link is...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 08-09-20, 03:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By Geoff Dowdle
John, This is probably one of the best sources...

John,
This is probably one of the best sources for Distributor caps

https://www.holden.co.uk/p/lucas_dvx6_dx6_and_dz6_top_entry_distributor_cap

If you want an new original Lucas cap rather than...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 19-08-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By Geoff Dowdle
Antony , "Heather Grey" is a relatively Dark...

Antony ,
"Heather Grey" is a relatively Dark Grey .

This colour BCL used from late 400's to at least the 408's but possibly later .
Most had a Metallic finish ,except the 403 & 404 could be...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 16-08-20, 03:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By Geoff Dowdle
Colin , "GNJ640" was 401 chassis 838 ....

Colin ,

"GNJ640" was 401 chassis 838 . Original engine 85C/1704 but later fitted 85C/1687 ex 401/875.
I understand 401/838 has been parted out and is extinct.

Geoff
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 15-08-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By Geoff Dowdle
Colin, The registered number GNJ640 or GNS640...

Colin,
The registered number GNJ640 or GNS640
Geoff
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 09-08-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By Geoff Dowdle
Colin, "OHT526" in 1973 was owned by P.S...

Colin,

"OHT526" in 1973 was owned by P.S Griffith of Farnborough, Hants. and at the BOC Concourse came third in Class 2 (Aerodynes) . But no photos .

Geoff
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 08-08-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By Geoff Dowdle
Colin, I have very limited info about this 401...

Colin,
I have very limited info about this 401 .

Chassis 401/959
Original engine 85C/1865
Original Colour Bristol Red
Despatched ex BAC to Cruickshank Motors Ltd/Bristol 27/7/51 . I assume...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 04-08-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,746
Posted By Geoff Dowdle
Mike , Thanks for posting the photos . What a...

Mike ,
Thanks for posting the photos .
What a massive job that seems to be expertly done .
It has certainly saved this block .
If it is not a rude question what was the cost ?

Geoff
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 25-07-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By Geoff Dowdle
Bob, I can supply a Zeni Key blank but have no...

Bob,
I can supply a Zeni Key blank but have no way of cutting it to #22 without a key to copy.

Geoff
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 30-06-20, 12:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By Geoff Dowdle
Ron, There have been a number of Aerodynes...

Ron,
There have been a number of Aerodynes converted to drophead or roadster configuration .

The ones I know of are
401 chassis 917 Roadster style
403 chassis 1324 with 405 DH style body and...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 27-05-20, 03:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By Geoff Dowdle
Mike , I'm a little surprised that someone has...

Mike ,
I'm a little surprised that someone has not replied earlier to your post.
My thoughts and experience on the one shot system are ..

1.
The overall design is floored as the oil will leak...
Forum: Other Bristol engined cars 26-05-20, 02:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By Geoff Dowdle
A few before and after photos that I have...

A few before and after photos that I have collected over the years of 3029
Geoff
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 05-05-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By Geoff Dowdle
Don Daniel's post refers to the 400 suspension...

Don
Daniel's post refers to the 400 suspension units that have shock absorbers incorporated in them . They just need to be filled to the correct level with Shock oil and check regularly as the...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 28-04-20, 12:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By Geoff Dowdle
Geoff K I found this one on Ebay a bit...

Geoff K

I found this one on Ebay a bit cheaper...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 18-04-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 913
Posted By Geoff Dowdle
400 Information needed.

I found this photo of a 400 on Picfur/Instragram last year.
Does anyone recognise this car or can give me details about this car .

Talk about a "Barn Find " , imagine what the barn looked like...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 12-04-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By Geoff Dowdle
Ralph , many years ago I had a large hexagon die...

Ralph ,
many years ago I had a large hexagon die nut made to clean/recut the threads before fitting a new brass exhaust rings (see attached photo)

I have found that the problem with most of these...
Forum: Wanted - Cars, Parts & Automobilia 12-04-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 774
Posted By Geoff Dowdle
Wanted 406 Front Spring

Would anyone out there have a spare 406 front suspension spring
Part number 406-1-23064
or
just a good main leaf .
or
Any suggestions where I might purchase one .

Thanks
Geoff
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