Entries by Richard

Bristol Owners Heritage Trust News

The Bristol Owners Heritage Trust now has a YouTube Channel with lots of interviews with former Bristol Cars employees and other people connected with Bristol Cars. You can spend a happy hour or so browsing throught these videos.

Cylinder Head Gaskets for 6 Cylinder Engines

Your first port of call for these is of course Pegasus Parts Other suppliers are: Bristol Cars Services Ltd – contact Graham Payne – services@bristolcars.co.uk – +44 (0)208 5603300 ext 2 Oliver Penney Engineering Ltd – contact Oliver Penney – info@oliverpenney.com – +44 (0)7867 635993 Spencer Lane Jones Ltd – contact Peter Campbell – office@spencer-lj.com […]

401/403 Wooden support frame for rear window

These are now available made to order from Dave Ralls who is based in West Wales. They are being made on a jig produced from an original frame purchased from Bristol cars many years ago. The original frames were made oversize on their external and internal faces, more so on the latter where there can […]

Dashboards

There are some wonderfully glossy dashboards around on some early Bristol’s but probably few if any came out of the factory like that, the same being true for a lot on other quality cars of that period but they do look rather nice so if that is what you fancy go for it. If you […]

Alfin Brake drums

If you wish to improve the brakes on your 400, 401 or 403 by fitting Alfin drums then this company can supply Typecast Engineering LtdUnit 9 LeesideMerrylees Industrial EstateMerryleesLeicestershireLE9 9FS T: +44 (0) 1455 822440F: +44 (0) 1455 822191E: admin@brakedrum.co.uk (Adapted from a post in the Old Forum)

Wiper upgrade on 2-litre cars

The problem with existing systems is often the poor state of the rack and wheel boxes as well as a tired motor.  Modern wiper systems for kit cars are readily available and transform the original system on the 2-litre cars.  Stick with the existing wipers or, if you are serious, fit a modern system.  Such […]