Series 100 Engines for Sale

Hi members

I have meet an owner of a engine re-build specialist, and he has 3 Series 100 engines for sale. The first one is fully race prepared, with a modified head, high compression pistons, balanced crank, etc, etc This engine is ready to go and is in a “new” condition.

The other 2 engines have been removed from Bristols and there is no or little information regarding their internal condition, etc. The business owner has indicated that they are fit for re-build. This is something that he is willing to do at the right price.

If anyone is interested in these engines and would like more information please contact

Mike Murray on 07814821039, or e mail at

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 Ltd
Unit 9 Leeside
Merrylees Industrial Estate

T: +44 (0) 1455 822440
F: +44 (0) 1455 822191

(Adapted from a post in the Old Forum)

Sid Lovesy – a sad loss

V8 front wing keys

All front wing keys have now been allocated to Bristol V8 owners in need of one. Thanks to everyone who requested one.

Dave Dale.

Bill Boddy article

I have acquired an article for the Bristol Owners Heritage Trust, by the renowned Bill Boddy, that is from a seemingly undated soft porn magazine but which I believe to be from the late 80’s. 

It is a general article over 7 sides ( well padded out with photographs – presumably to cater for the specific readership ) on Bristol cars from the 400 to the 412 and is written in Boddy’s inimitable style. 

I would like to share the article with any forum member who might be interested. To receive the scanned items as one .pdf attachment please email a request to me at bristol@… / bristol at davedale dot co dot uk. On previous occasions I have had many requests to see items that I have scanned.  Please be be patient and be prepared to wait for a reply as it is easier for me to do nothing until all requests have been received and then I can send out the scan to all, as one mass mailing.

Please don’t post your request to this forum.  Many thanks.

Dave Dale.

V8 front wing keys

Whilst rummaging around in the endless boxes of bits and pieces at the recent Bieulieu Autojumble looking for nothing special, I came across 5 keys which fit the opening front wings of the Bristol V8’s. Not having a V8 I have no use for them but bought them anyway ( as one does! ). I should like to offer them with my compliments firstly to any V8 owner who does not have one ( I have seen owners using a large screwdriver as a substitute ) and, if any remain, to anyone who would like a spare. If you do not have a key for your car but would like one please email me at: Thanks.     Dave Dale.


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