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Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 03-01-11, 10:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,102
Posted By Rubbond
Re: Closed "Water Ingress", and new leather...

'Fraid I had to resort to Wikipedia once again....
Man-made fabric 68% polyester/32% urethane made by Alcantara SpA in Nera
Montoro, Italy.
Looks very tacky in a Ford Mondeo, but who wouldn't?
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 03-01-11, 08:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,102
Posted By Rubbond
Re: Closed "Water Ingress", and new leather...

Ah, I believe we have that stuff on parts of the door panels of our
Discovery. Is it in fact suede (animal skin) or a synthetic material?
Forum: Other topics of interest 27-12-10, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,956
Posted By Rubbond
Car hire Geneva?

I usually book the cheapest car. These are the first to sell out so you
usually get a free upgrade. They never have the car you want anyway.
Last time I did get the cheapest one, a Peugeot 107. It...
Forum: Other topics of interest 27-12-10, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,956
Posted By Rubbond
Car hire Geneva?

If you like Hertz, try booking through Ryanair www.ryanair.com. They do
great deals on hotels too.
You don't have to fly Ryanair (at least to book) car rentals, but I got a
mouthful on Malta last...
Forum: Other Cars 05-12-10, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,424
Posted By Rubbond
Series 1 Discovery overheating problem

Kevin,
Thermostats either work, or the wax has leaked out. Pan of hot water will
clean it too!
The fans will cut in long after the thermostat should have opened, so
leaving it out will not change...
Forum: Other Cars 05-12-10, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,424
Posted By Rubbond
Series 1 Discovery overheating problem

Is this a Sunday morning quiz Kevin?
You didnt say which Disco and which engine.
My Disco II TD5 did this last year. Annoyingly it also has an idiot-proof
electronic cut-out device that leaves you...
Forum: Bristol News & Other Bristol Discussion 01-12-10, 12:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,905
Posted By Rubbond
Free Speedo check

Aha! I will try this on my old Land Rover when the weather improves -
hadn't thought of the cable being the culprit.
Mine waived around but then stopped close to it's top speed of about 40 mph....
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 21-11-10, 09:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,517
Posted By Rubbond
6 cyl Gaskets (head)

You shouldn't complain.
Just send them back.
Having to credit you (in a small company) is probably punishment enough.
Andrew.
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 21-11-10, 08:52 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,517
Posted By Rubbond
6 cyl Gaskets (head)

Geoff,
Please be kind enough to let me know the web address - we have 3 Landy's so
can contribute statistical proof as well!
I was told I had their first leaky sunroof, twice!
Speaking of Land...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 20-11-10, 07:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,517
Posted By Rubbond
6 cyl Gaskets (head)

Well spotted that man! Of course it was written in German, not german. But
then Ian wrote that.
But we still don't know what Bristol said Eric?
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 20-11-10, 03:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,517
Posted By Rubbond
6 cyl Gaskets (head)

Now Eric for once I do agree with you.
It might even have been me that mentioned the BMW 328 but simply as a guess,
and because the packaging was written in german, wasn't it?
Doesn't someone know...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 19-11-10, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,818
Posted By Rubbond
Crate engine

I was joking Paul!
One would need a huge amount of data to calculate something like this, even
if the vehicle remained in 1st gear and no wheel spin.
Easiest just to try it, but as someone remarked,...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 19-11-10, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,818
Posted By Rubbond
Crate engine

According to my calculations Paul, on a slightly steeper incline with some
crosswind, but a skinny driver, that would put it at just about 700 HP
wouldn't it?.
Oh, I forgot, what does the car weigh?
Forum: Other Bristol engined cars 19-11-10, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,695
Posted By Rubbond
Supercharged Bristol Special

I see Greg. Or do I?
Doesn't a car (the chassis at least) have to have been a Bristol at one time
in order to call it a Bristol Special?
I see the article does later refer to it as a Michell...
Forum: Other Bristol engined cars 19-11-10, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,695
Posted By Rubbond
Supercharged Bristol Special

I think the term is "kit car"?
Forum: Bristol News & Other Bristol Discussion 15-11-10, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,393
Posted By Rubbond
Bristol in Baja

Isn't it something to do with the fact that modern engines won't run
anyway if the battery is flat?
Plus the fact the crankshaft usually faces one of the front wheels....
Forum: Other Cars 10-11-10, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,579
Posted By Rubbond
Jaguar XJR

Thanks very much for these very useful tips!
Andy.
Forum: Other Cars 07-11-10, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,579
Posted By Rubbond
Jaguar XJR

Does anyone know about the Jaguar XJR (Supercharged) cars, around the year
2000?
Seems like an amazingly cheap car. Are there big pitfalls to watch out for?
Thanks!
Andy.
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 07-11-10, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,722
Posted By Rubbond
Brigand head lights

Off topic, but don't know how to start a new one.
Does anyone know about the Jaguar XJR (Supercharged) cars, around the year
2000?
Seems like an amazingly cheap car. Are there big pitfalls to watch...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 31-10-10, 08:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,677
Posted By Rubbond
400 carbs heating

I guess this then is because Ethanol is hygroscopic?
I'm going to look fairly stupid now having mentioned afterburners.....
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 31-10-10, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,677
Posted By Rubbond
400 carbs heating

Dear Bellerophon,

Manifold, duct, tract, all the same idea I guess? One way or another, if you
have 6 cylinders and 3 carbs, you will have to split the flow somehow.
I don't think using the exhaust...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 31-10-10, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,677
Posted By Rubbond
400 carbs heating

I can't follow this reasoning at all, Bellerophon.
Massive heat sinks? Glowing manifolds? (Do you mean inlet?).
If the engine is running well normally, and the car has a manual advance and
retard, I...
Forum: Restoration and Repair - non specific 30-10-10, 11:23 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 28,502
Posted By Rubbond
Unhappy postings

All this chopping and changing from topic to topic will be causing Eric's
head to spin like Professor ....?.. on the cover of Les Boules D'or.
ABBA did win the Eurovision song contest with Waterloo,...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 26-10-10, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,364
Posted By Rubbond
403 Barn Find!

Aren't these just standard knock-ons? Bolt-on wires sound very tacky,
American even.
The ones in the photo require an octagonal spanner. Often you see the
illegal winged type which give you...
Forum: 6 cyl Bristol cars 26-10-10, 05:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,756
Posted By Rubbond
WARNING Faulty 2 Litre engine cylinder head gaskets

Eric,
This gasket looks well made and its age (unused) is irrelevant.
It presumably fits other engines, where that one hole is not required.
This is no longer amusing.
In my opinion you are a...
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