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Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 15-11-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Stefan
406 deterioration

My main troubles were boot floor, rear chassis extensions( which are very light) and the outriggers supporting the coach work and front bulkhead which was about to drop.
In my case far beyond any...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 26-09-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By Stefan
PS Syd Lovesy told me that he liked to tune...

PS Syd Lovesy told me that he liked to tune engines by warming up then running them at indicated 3000 rpm. Then he slackened off the distributor clamp, and simply turned the distributor slightly by...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 24-09-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By Stefan
Smile Beaufighter slow to fire up

I suggest you get hold of the relevant Chrysler educational college handbook for your engine. All the troubleshooting tips a v8 owner will ever need explained in plain (US) English - even has...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 14-09-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By Stefan
406 hubcaps

406 hubcaps have a central Medallion which rotates, Undoing a screw which locates into an aluminium detail in the wheel centre.
So the hubcap is screwed down onto the rubber buffers. The earlier 2...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 18-08-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By Stefan
411 Rby 423k History

Sounds jolly nice! The Heritage Trust will have the advice notes for all the 411s and can provide an impressive Heritage copy of the original. This will confIrm original numbers, spec and where it...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 12-07-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 344
Posted By Stefan
405 DHC dimensions??

Ive had this query from Len Huff, registrar of the Abbott coachbuilders group, who is writing a history. Can anyone assist him?

I wonder if you would be very, very kind and help me, please.

Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 04-07-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By Stefan

What number is it? I have a few odd ones.
all the best, Stefan Cembrowicz
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 17-06-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By Stefan
Breather on 403

Have I seen one such on a racing engine / FN spec perhaps? somewhere? Or even a BMW 328?
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 10-06-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By Stefan
85c head and OD mods?

Stefan Cembrowicz wrote:
Good mods- the 85c with Solex carbs is a better bet than the original For breathing.But check both heads carefully to see which has the most meat left on it and which is in...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 04-05-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Stefan
stripped back 409

This would make a lovely Speedster- just saying!
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 27-04-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By Stefan
Wiki resource for Bristol owners

I liked this idea and we discussed setting something up a while back. Ive tried to put as much into the BOHT website as possible - especially the videos of old Bristol heroes- but it needs much more...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 18-04-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By Stefan
Disc braked 405

Yes, discs were fitted to some later 403 models and later ones, with a vacuum tank and brake booster inside the wing space.
There is a supplement to the Workshop manual about them.
And its simple...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 13-04-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 254
Posted By Stefan
603 Bucks in use?

Has anyone come across pictures of the 603 being constructed?
Photos were rare as hens teeth in the latter days of Crooks proprietorship, but it would be great to link our buck to any images of it...
Forum: Bristol News & Other Bristol Discussion 22-03-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 592
Posted By Stefan
Videos of Bristol personnel on Bristol Owners Heritage Trust website.

While we endure the tedium of our latest (and let us hope final?) lockdown, Bristol enthusiasts might like to have a look at the 20 or so videos Matt Wenner and I made of various Bristol - related...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 22-03-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By Stefan
Engineless 406

Alas the number of engineless Bristol 6s will only grow as they are plundered by the 50s racers and by the ravages of time. Part or whole New engines are available from Inracing, though , as one...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 01-03-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By Stefan
403 brake fluid reservoir

Alas- car sold many years ago. Ill see if I can find anything, but maybe others have this version themselves.
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 28-02-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By Stefan
Brake fluid reservoir

My late model 1955 403 Was fitted from new
with a reservoir low on the bulkhead next to the steering column.
Connected By a metal brake pipe to the master cylinder filler nut. The reservoir is a...
Forum: Bristol News & Other Bristol Discussion 05-02-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By Stefan
Over boring the 2.25 litre, or using a larger BMW unit?

Weve never found any evidence in the archives about Bristol considering buying in a larger BMW unit back in the day. ( the 2 litre was developed under the prewar licence agreement with AFN).
Forum: Bristol News & Other Bristol Discussion 21-01-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By Stefan
The Bristol 160/220 engine and project

The Heritage Trust does have quite a large amount of material on the development of this engine, glean from kind donations from the estates of Tony Crook, Dudley Hobbs, Dennis Sevier as well as our...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 12-01-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,471
Posted By Stefan
411 rear ends

Dear Richard

If photos of the 411 coachbuilders' Bucks rear ends are of any help to you I can send you ours - the bucks are currently stashed in the mighty Brabazon hangar near their birthplace. We...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 01-11-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By Stefan
removal of 401 skin

This is a really big job. Admittedly, It is the only way you can thoroughly reach all the superLeggera tubes which the skin is swaged over in 2 pieces (see the neat joins in the windscreen pillars)...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 01-11-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 722
Posted By Stefan
your 403

]Nice - very nice. a late model Type 403 with the little sidelights and short gear lever. That means the c/r gearbox. Antiroll bar, and Maybe discs on the front too?
Most advanced car made in the UK...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 13-08-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 508
Posted By Stefan
Bristol-Lucas Parts catalogue for 412

The Bristol Owners Heritage Trust does have a thick handbook covering the electrical parts numbers and equivalents for the 412. We also have original wiring blueprints for 411-412.
At present they...
Forum: Bristol Ephemera 07-08-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,301
Posted By Stefan
Urgent - rescue mission for Bristol Cars Archives

A group of us from the Bristol Owners Heritage Trust went to Bristol Cars at Windlesham last week for a socially distanced viewing of the sad remains of Bristol Cars Ltd., now in liquidation.

Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 01-05-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By Stefan
Chrysler gearboxes

Very interesting...and not surprising that a small carmaker might not use up its gearbox/engine stock for a year or 2, especially if it had to buy in batches. Or they might not have been first in...
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