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Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 25-09-21, 02:41 AM
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Posted By peter dowdle
Back on the 21/05/2014 Member GOFFJASON started a...

Back on the 21/05/2014 Member GOFFJASON started a thread about fitting a 4 speed box to a 412. Jason, last I contacted him, was well on the way to doing the conversion. I have not been able to...
Forum: Wanted - anything Bristol car related 14-09-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By peter dowdle
Thanks for the thoughts. The problem with my...

Thanks for the thoughts.

The problem with my speedo cable was that the outer had been rubbing on the bell housing and had worn through to the inner cable. As I attempted to pull it through the...
Forum: Wanted - anything Bristol car related 11-09-21, 02:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By peter dowdle
403 outer speedo cable tubing

Does any one know of a supply of original style outer speedo cable ?

Or a good second hand cable

Regards Peter Dowdle
Forum: About this site - BristolCars.Info 03-09-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By peter dowdle
A couple of Thougts about this Forum

1/ I would love to have a spell checker because as I get older my spelling isnt what it used to be

2/ I wish members would in their profile list at the least what Bristol or Bristols they...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 03-09-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By peter dowdle
Vincents comments are interesting and they...

Vincents comments are interesting and they reminded me of trouble I had on two seperate occasions with my 365 GT4. The brakes would lock on and my mechanic at great cost had the cylinders...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 28-08-21, 04:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By peter dowdle
403 Front Seat Belts

Hi has anyone fitted front lap sash retractable seat belts to either a 403 or a 401. My 403 has lap sash belts fitted fairly poorly by drilling two holes in the floor under the seats and fitting...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 21-08-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By peter dowdle
Oliver the early 412 headlights are very hard to...

Oliver the early 412 headlights are very hard to come by , off a German Opel. The few that seem to be available seem to be left hand drive lenses. They are made by Bosch therefore globes are easily...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 21-08-21, 04:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By peter dowdle
David is it your 410 , it always pays to tell...

David is it your 410 , it always pays to tell people what car you are talking of ?
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 15-08-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 976
Posted By peter dowdle
What is a 410 Series 6

What is a 410 Series 6
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 25-07-21, 02:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 976
Posted By peter dowdle
Geoff sorry to correct you but the 400 ci motor...

Geoff sorry to correct you but the 400 ci motor was used in the early 412 cars.
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 19-06-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 736
Posted By peter dowdle
Kevin the 400 motors do have different heads and...

Kevin the 400 motors do have different heads and you are right this motor with aluminium head different pistons and cam are very popular with the Hot Rod Boys. The biggest difference between the...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 17-06-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 736
Posted By peter dowdle
I have a 411 series 2 383 and a 412 series 1...

I have a 411 series 2 383 and a 412 series 1 400. The 411 had a 750 Holley and was giving 8 mpg on an interstate trip, I swapped it for a 650 edelbrock (carter) and immediately got 13.5mpg. Nothing...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 16-06-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 812
Posted By peter dowdle
This is a photo of my remote tank. I didnt have...

This is a photo of my remote tank. I didnt have to drill holes in the firewall rather I removed one of the bolts that holds the floor boards in and replaced it with a longer bolt of the same style...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 16-06-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By peter dowdle
sorry forgot the picture

sorry forgot the picture
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 16-06-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By peter dowdle
403 Breather

This breather was fitted to my recently aquired 403. Has anyone seen one of these? What might it be off? It is beautifully made, Chromed Brass. Brother Geoffrey has made original style cover plates...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 27-05-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By peter dowdle
Just a warning in selecting a suitable wheel tyre...

Just a warning in selecting a suitable wheel tyre combination be sure it will fit in the storage area in the front guard. I have 215/70/15 tyres on 6 inch rims on my 411 mk 2 and it is very difficult...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 06-05-21, 03:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 585
Posted By peter dowdle
WE BOTH FITTED THE AMERICAN UNIT "VINTAGE AIR". ...

WE BOTH FITTED THE AMERICAN UNIT "VINTAGE AIR". Kevin had his fitted professionally I did mine myself. It is fitted under the bonet where the original heater and blower was fitted. It is a major...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 27-04-21, 03:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 585
Posted By peter dowdle
Beats me I am working on my computer I cant see...

Beats me I am working on my computer I cant see any option other than 1 Drive. These Big companies when you register are always trying to sell you something . I prefere a simple PDF file .
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 26-04-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By peter dowdle
Resources Area of the Forum

Just a general comment on the lack of use of the Resources Section of the forum. There are currently only two posts in the entire 6 cylinder section yet the forum is full of interesting infomation....
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 26-04-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 585
Posted By peter dowdle
Well done who ever loaded this article its great...

Well done who ever loaded this article its great to have this sort of infomation in the Resources area. To view the file I had to load some Micro Soft product . Not sure why ?
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 26-04-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By peter dowdle
Owner Of Early 412

Does any one know who owns this 412. Its an early car of which very few were made. I would like to contact the owner to swap notes.

Regards Peter Dowdle
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 05-04-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By peter dowdle
One word only NIGHTMARE

One word only NIGHTMARE
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 05-04-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By peter dowdle
Thomas as best I understand the cap on the...

Thomas as best I understand the cap on the radiator should be blanking cap only and the cap on the expansion tank should be around 15 lb. That is what I have on my car and it works well.
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 05-04-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 585
Posted By peter dowdle
Thomas thats a very neat job ,certainly the best...

Thomas thats a very neat job ,certainly the best under dash I have seen. The beauty of what kevin and I have done is that you get the air coming out of the dash vents rather than the underdash set...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 01-04-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 585
Posted By peter dowdle
Thomas I am very interested in your air...

Thomas I am very interested in your air conditioner. The factory as I understand discouraged clients from ordering air but if you insisted they provided an under dash unit below the radio.

Could...
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