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Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 22-11-21, 08:53 AM
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Posted By AndrewA
Brief update - using car daily until recently -...

Brief update - using car daily until recently - and getting more impressed with it day by day! Handling is lovely and all is quiet within apart from what used to be slight whirring from the rear...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 06-10-21, 05:06 AM
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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
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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
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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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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 26-06-21, 09:03 AM
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 20-06-21, 05:02 AM
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Posted By AndrewA
Difficult to describe precisely - bit like...

Difficult to describe precisely - bit like Goldilocks and the 3 Bears it now seems "just right"!
Head gasket(s) now given up ghost(s) so expect questions/request for
suggestions as to improvements...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 26-05-21, 02:05 PM
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Posted By AndrewA
For eagle eyed readers / those that are...

For eagle eyed readers / those that are interested..Kiley Clinton seem so far to have done an excellent job and I am now leak free on the steering front. Putting it all back together was a lot...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 09-03-21, 07:19 AM
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Posted By AndrewA
Well things haven't gone precisely to plan! After...

Well things haven't gone precisely to plan! After the last post I started poking around at the cills - last done 20 years ago. Once uncovered properly they definitely needed attention - not...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 12-12-20, 03:33 PM
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Posted By AndrewA
For those that are interested, thought I'd post a...

For those that are interested, thought I'd post a brief update. Heater box now properly in and working as it should. No more heat soak btw! Spent some time tracking down water ingress in torrential...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 01-10-20, 10:49 AM
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Posted By AndrewA
Haven't sorted the heater box yet, but had her on...

Haven't sorted the heater box yet, but had her on rolling road yesterday mainly because I wanted to get carb and timing set up spot on.
These guys plumbed in a lambda sensor rather than just the pipe...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 21-09-20, 10:01 AM
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Posted By AndrewA
Excellent - thanks for that - yes I know the...

Excellent - thanks for that - yes I know the control!
But thanks to you I now know what I've not done as it were. Refurb'd heater box now back in car but as doing it single handed, took a guess at...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 21-09-20, 08:05 AM
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Posted By AndrewA
Secret bulb found and working! Went out on car...

Secret bulb found and working!
Went out on car rally/charity run yesterday - hot day - car ran great, but fair bit of what I'd call heat soak in the footwells. I guess not particularly surprising as...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 07-09-20, 10:36 AM
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Posted By AndrewA
Great article about your tour in the Bulletin...

Great article about your tour in the Bulletin recently - particularly enjoyed the wine episode - looking fwd to Part 2.
Petrol in the boot was the round cork gasket in the fuel pump which must have...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 07-09-20, 05:32 AM
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Posted By AndrewA
Night time driving has shown up a few...

Night time driving has shown up a few shortcomings in the wiring/lighting dept so will be renewing connections this week. Also dashboard lights need some attention - they're about half a candle power...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 22-08-20, 10:51 AM
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Posted By AndrewA
Wipers fixed - second hand wiper box from SLJ did...

Wipers fixed - second hand wiper box from SLJ did the trick. Also treated her to some new wiper arms - which are not too bad and some stainless wiper baldes (it had black ones on it) which look the...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 08-08-20, 04:49 AM
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Posted By AndrewA
Certainly on the four (!) I've got in front of me...

Certainly on the four (!) I've got in front of me it's a machined/pressed fit...on the one that's the worst, it's proving impossible to separate the front plate and the wheel and spindle from each...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 07-08-20, 09:39 AM
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Posted By AndrewA
Morning The teeth are worn on the wheel and the...

Morning
The teeth are worn on the wheel and the splines on the bit the wipers go on aren't great.
The actual rack appears ok.
SLJ have turned up two second hand ones that are the same size as the...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 05-08-20, 02:08 PM
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Posted By AndrewA
On the wiper box front, managed to get at it by...

On the wiper box front, managed to get at it by removing the inside of glove box. Lucas part number which is stamped on it is 72729A - but seems to be unobtainable. There are other parts which fit in...
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