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Forum: For Sale - Cars, Parts & Automobilia (Bristol related only) 16-07-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Claude
In 1995 I was North American registrar for the...

In 1995 I was North American registrar for the BOC and recorded the following:

Date: 3-95
Owner: Armin Zahn
Tel: 208-667-1728
Address: 1215 Lacross, Coeur D'Alene Idaho 83814
Notes: Zahn bought...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 19-06-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 736
Posted By Claude
In Bristol an Illustrated History (1990 First...

In Bristol an Illustrated History (1990 First Edition) Oxley quotes on page 232 a range of 13-17 UK MPG (21.7 to 16.6 l/100)

and on page 282:
12 UK MPG (23 l/100) for full performance driving,
16...
Forum: Bristol News & Other Bristol Discussion 30-05-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 757
Posted By Claude
Bristol Cars Resurrected, Will Offer Limited Run Of Continuation Models Before Becoming EV-Only

https://www.carscoops.com/2021/05/bristol-cars-resurrected-will-offer-limited-run-of-continuation-models-before-becoming-ev-only/

10 May 2021

An iconic British automaker, Bristol Cars, is about to...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 04-05-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Claude
Do you mean the body? It is aluminium, not steel.

Do you mean the body? It is aluminium, not steel.
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 27-04-21, 01:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By Claude
I belong to several forums and find the...

I belong to several forums and find the architecture of the medium to be inadequate for the need. What is needed is a Wikipedia for the marque. Forums will have very important field knowledge...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 25-04-21, 03:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By Claude
LHD Market Value

Having owned both a LH 405 and 410 (as well as RHD 405, 405DH, 409 & 411), I can say Bristols are very hard to buy and very hard to sell. If a buyer has their heart set on a particular car in a...
Forum: Bristol News & Other Bristol Discussion 29-03-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By Claude
Hi Thomas, I sold my 411 earlier this year, but...

Hi Thomas,

I sold my 411 earlier this year, but I may be able to offer specific help with the suspension. I had both a 409 and 411 and recall reading somewhere (Setright, Oxley? can't recall) that...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 13-02-21, 12:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By Claude
Drain tank

Presuming it is the same as the 411, find the electric fuel pump. Hook a battery charger to the battery in case the battery is low. Next day, once fully charged, remove the outlet hose from the fuel...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 24-11-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By Claude
I have two full sets

When I owned a 409 and a 411S1 I purchased a full set of front end components new from Bristol Cars since I read that it transforms the handling of the car.

However, I never got around to...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 21-10-20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By Claude
https://vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/VehicleFound...

https://vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/VehicleFound?locale=en
Vehicle Details EVG500
Vehicle make BRISTOL
Date of first registration January 1952
Year of manufacture 1952
Cylinder capacity 1971...
Forum: For Sale - Cars, Parts & Automobilia (Bristol related only) 25-10-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,046
Posted By Claude
Interesting to do a Google search on Kelly. Seems...

Interesting to do a Google search on Kelly. Seems be quite an active international...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 03-04-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 870
Posted By Claude
End of an era

25 years ago I bought my first Bristol, a 405 drophead that was the ultimate barn find with a patina of bird droppings in a Connecticut tobacco barn. That restoration was finished by Steve Sparkes,...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 11-02-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,476
Posted By Claude
Hi Peter, My 411-S1 has the connecting stainless...

Hi Peter, My 411-S1 has the connecting stainless steel tube as well. I would think it is original. Claude
Forum: For Sale - Cars, Parts & Automobilia (Bristol related only) 11-02-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,611
Posted By Claude
Update 411-S1 for sale

I am beginning to prepare the 411 for shipment to the UK for consignment. Anyone interested, please enquire soon, as when consigned, the price will be higher.
Forum: Other Bristol engined cars 11-02-19, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,980
Posted By Claude
A quick google search finds everything. Try...

A quick google search finds everything. Try https://www.classiccarratings.com/auction-results/arnolt-bristol-bolide-roadster-carrozzeria-bertone-1954-404x3065-the-bond-street-sale-9735
See photo...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 28-10-18, 10:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,038
Posted By Claude
Photo of master cylinder and servos1133

Photo of master cylinder and servos1133
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 28-10-18, 07:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,038
Posted By Claude
411 S1 brake problems - revived thread

I have read through the postings on the 411 Master Cylinder, but I would appreciate some clarification and assistance.

Initial symptoms: 411-S1 has stiff rear brakes.
Problem One: The flex hose to...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 26-10-18, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,373
Posted By Claude
Door handles and more

Hi Nick,

Here are the door handles and quite a bit more. All is in New Zealand. Claude

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Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 26-10-18, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,373
Posted By Claude
Nick, I may have some 405 handles in the bin....

Nick, I may have some 405 handles in the bin. I'll take a look. Claude
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 23-10-18, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,547
Posted By Claude
Yes, I agree, and did that first. When it did not...

Yes, I agree, and did that first. When it did not produce the desired outcome (nothing came out of the bleeder screw), it suggested blockage somewhere. Of course, the fear is that the blockage is in...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 22-10-18, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,547
Posted By Claude
Update and progress documentation

On the Bristol Owners Club forum, Roger and Ken both correctly identified the problem, or I should say, nailed at least one problem, there may be more after I address this one. I will repeat my...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 18-10-18, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,547
Posted By Claude
Unsticking brakes 411-S1

Rebuilt 2 miles and 18 years ago, the 411-S1 rear brakes have become sticky from inactivity. Now that I have sorted the overheating (rebuilt the radiator), it's time to move the car. But moving tends...
Forum: For Sale - Cars, Parts & Automobilia (Bristol related only) 14-10-18, 02:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,611
Posted By Claude
Update on 411 for sale.

Several people in NZ have told me they want the 411-S1, but no one has bought it yet. Need the garage space as my wife's car is parked outside in the rain.

Therefore, I will begin to prepare the 411...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 28-08-18, 12:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,382
Posted By Claude
The normal answer will be any number of other...

The normal answer will be any number of other brands like Nissan or even BMW. However, before you go very far, consider giving Kamal Siddiqi a call at KamKorp, the parent of Bristol Cars and ask if...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 24-07-18, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,848
Posted By Claude
Ask Brian Morelli at Bristol Cars. If you can...

Ask Brian Morelli at Bristol Cars. If you can prove it is your car, they should be able to assist. Also, there may be a small plate on the chassis rail below the engine. On my 411, it looks like...
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