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Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 24-06-21, 11:07 AM
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Posted By PEU186F
This seems a good point to repeat my earlier...

This seems a good point to repeat my earlier advice, for the sake of others

"The V8 Bristols, even if they are actually in quite a bad state, have so much torque that they cannot help but impress...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 24-06-21, 10:53 AM
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Posted By PEU186F
No, SLJs swept exhausts do NOT involve any...

No, SLJs swept exhausts do NOT involve any modification to the chassis rails, but they MIGHT require a small aperture into the wheel arch. They improve the breathing beyond all measure and also...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 21-09-20, 09:28 AM
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Posted By PEU186F
Hidden foot vent - not that well hidden one...

Hidden foot vent - not that well hidden one hopes. There should be a lever underneath the centre of the dashboard that operates a vent to the footwell from the cold air input to the heater.A little...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 07-09-20, 09:54 AM
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Posted By PEU186F
I used white LEDs from...

I used white LEDs from https://www.bettercarlighting.co.uk in the binnacle, for both instrument lighting and the warning lights, and am happy with the result, although I slightly wonder whether...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 07-08-20, 11:01 AM
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Posted By PEU186F
My recollection is that the wheel, shaft and...

My recollection is that the wheel, shaft and splines are in one piece, fitting into a threaded tube which has one half of the clamping piece attached. The wheel and shaft are held in place by nothing...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 06-08-20, 07:17 PM
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Posted By PEU186F
What’s the problem with the existing box? As I...

What’s the problem with the existing box?
As I understand things the angle of wiper throw is determined by the size of the wiper box wheel
If only the wheel is a problem might it not be possible to...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 05-08-20, 06:25 AM
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Posted By PEU186F
There is an excellent article in the Bristol...

There is an excellent article in the Bristol Owners Club Bulletin Number 142, dated Autumn 2011 which describes a 411 heater. The heater box in a 411 is the same as in a 410 but is relocated to...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 29-07-20, 06:28 PM
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Posted By PEU186F
Rich at idle........... This might be your...

Rich at idle........... This might be your solution

The foot chamber valves wear significantly over time, the float chambers get overfilled at idle and no amount of screwing in of the two idle jet...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 12-04-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 71
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Posted By PEU186F
Having done three quarters of an alpine tour,...

Having done three quarters of an alpine tour, including the Stelvio, with a one broken manifold and the other blowing I am hardly qualified to judge the comparison. By the time we left her at SLJ the...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 12-04-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 71
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Posted By PEU186F
One generality to beware of is that when you are...

One generality to beware of is that when you are new to them the V8 Bristols, even if they are actually in quite a bad state, have so much torque that they cannot help but impress somebody who is...
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