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Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars Today, 05:57 AM
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Posted By AndrewA
Am taking my 410 there in a few weeks for both...

Am taking my 410 there in a few weeks for both gearbox and axle work - they came highly recommended by both trade and public. Took the car there a while back for them to diagnose and was impressed by...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 21-10-21, 05:26 PM
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Posted By AndrewA
Can't assist you on the cross reference but...

Can't assist you on the cross reference but welcome and can't help but be curious about the 2000 TC - is your "handle" a clue as to what you've done to it - hope so!
Cheers
Andrew
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 19-10-21, 02:19 PM
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Posted By AndrewA
Rear Axle Bushes - Bristol 410

Car is going in to have rear axle looked at and at the same time I thought I'd take the opportunity to renew all the bushes - which are looking a bit tired.
Iíve sourced new bushes for all the watts...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 06-10-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,523
Posted By AndrewA
Yes I'm using the pickup from the top of the...

Yes I'm using the pickup from the top of the tank. The flexible pipe had all been renewed last year (from tank to pump and pump to hard pipe going forward) in an effort to ward off E10 issues and...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 05-10-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,523
Posted By AndrewA
Fitted the pump this evening - went for a Facet...

Fitted the pump this evening - went for a Facet Silver top. I used the same location in the boot but spent a bit of time making sure that it was unable to vibrate against anything and used the...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 04-10-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,523
Posted By AndrewA
Thanks Geoff - effective isolation seems to be...

Thanks Geoff - effective isolation seems to be the key!
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 04-10-21, 09:24 AM
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Views: 4,523
Posted By AndrewA
Am back on the road - or I was briefly - but more...

Am back on the road - or I was briefly - but more of that later.
As per below have now been through front suspension in its entirety and then turned attention to the engine. Decided to renew anything...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 09-09-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By AndrewA
Good luck Ö hope not too many surprises await !

Good luck Ö hope not too many surprises await !
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 24-08-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By AndrewA
No but found this post - so you are not alone in...

No but found this post - so you are not alone in your search.
http://www.bristolcars.info/forums/6-cyl-bristol-cars/1496-cambridge-gray-paint-print.html
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 17-08-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By AndrewA
Thanks for the replies gents which confirm my...

Thanks for the replies gents which confirm my thoughts - I was just wondering!
I can see how it would add to/create higher temperatures so that's not a great idea and the car isn't noisy so there...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 15-08-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By AndrewA
Under Bonnet / Hood Insulation

Have looked at a few 410's now and some of them have insulation on the engine side of the bonnet and some don't!
Mine has none.
What should it have and what have others done/what product have they...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 25-07-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By AndrewA
Great article and I really like the T1 - I was...

Great article and I really like the T1 - I was humming and ha-ing about a T2 before I decided on a Bristol. And an excellent (and brave) colour choice.
I'm particularly envious of you having such a...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 24-07-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By AndrewA
I think you have more than just a bug!! Good luck...

I think you have more than just a bug!!
Good luck - is that a Caddy in the background of one of the pics - and is that your as well?
Andrew
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 08-07-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By AndrewA
Thanks for your update - really helpful .After...

Thanks for your update - really helpful .After another look at the bushes, whilst they're OK as far as one can tell I've decided it's a false economy not to change them. I want no surprises from the...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 07-07-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By AndrewA
Thanks for that - really helpful. I'll try and...

Thanks for that - really helpful.
I'll try and adjust it at the fixing points to the framework.
If that's not satisfactory, as everything forward of the engine block is out of the way at the moment...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 07-07-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By AndrewA
Not sure I'm brave enough to run bumper less...

Not sure I'm brave enough to run bumper less although agree it would look great at the front. I'll get the spirit level out and see how good I can get what's already there (for the time being anyway).
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 06-07-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By AndrewA
Bristol 410 Bumpers

Am trying to work out what the correct fitment is for the bumpers on the 410 particularly the front. can anyone advise please?
A quick google search on Bristol 410 images appears to show a variety of...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 26-06-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,523
Posted By AndrewA
Whilst in limbo, have not been idle. With a lot...

Whilst in limbo, have not been idle. With a lot of stuff out of the way gave engine bay and block a good clean and it came up quite well. Renewed all the bushes on front anti roll bar as they were...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 25-06-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,523
Posted By AndrewA
Thanks Brian I'm at the southern end of the New...

Thanks Brian
I'm at the southern end of the New Forest so too far to pop round (lucky for you!) but I won't hesitate to take you up on your kind offer if needs be.
Andrew
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 25-06-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,523
Posted By AndrewA
Thank you Brian - that's really helpful info and...

Thank you Brian - that's really helpful info and advice.
I'm going to be doing a complete top end rebuild as well - looking through the history it was last apart 20+ years ago and while it's all...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 25-06-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,523
Posted By AndrewA
Morning - if you mean pressure testing to check...

Morning - if you mean pressure testing to check the internal structure of the head for cracks and other leaks then yes. If you mean something else please enlighten me!
Thanks
Andrew
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 24-06-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,523
Posted By AndrewA
Thanks...I think! To be fair - head gasket apart...

Thanks...I think! To be fair - head gasket apart - nothing major has come up that wasn't noted in the pre-purchase inspection report as something to be dealt with. The head gasket I put down to very...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 24-06-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,523
Posted By AndrewA
Thanks for that Roger - they do look brilliant...

Thanks for that Roger - they do look brilliant and work even better!
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 21-06-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,523
Posted By AndrewA
Heads now off - not great to be honest a couple...

Heads now off - not great to be honest a couple of valve guides non existent, two bent pushrods, the cam is pretty badly scored and the timing chain is US. On plus side no scoring in bores. Have...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 21-06-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By AndrewA
Thanks for all the help and suggestions on this...

Thanks for all the help and suggestions on this one - I've got myself sorted now - many thanks.
Andrew
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