402 in Oz

I have aquired an article from the late 80’s. It describes a very nice looking 402 that lived in Australia at the time.I would like to share the article with any 402 owner ( Teb ?! ) or any forum member who may be interested. To receive the scanned items as one .pdf attachment please email a request to me at bristol@davedale.co.uk ( 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. Many thanks.

Dave Dale.

Bristol 401 closeup

A New Year Dinner with Speaker

Venue for the 2014 New Year dinner

Venue for the 2014 New Year dinner

A new venture and in response to various suggestions from members, we have organised this Saturday evening meal, with guest speaker Bruce Lawson who has recently written an excellent book on Charles Rolls, at The Stratford Hotel, Arden Street, Stratford on Saturday 1st February 2014, 7pm. Some accommodation is available for members wishing to stay over.

Therefore, members can take their pick: join us for an evening meal with speaker, or choose to stay over and enjoy Stratford over a weekend.

We have chosen a Q Hotel, in a central location in order that members can enjoy all that Stratford has to offer. A small downside is that the hotel charge a £5 per 24 hour parking fee, whether you are an overnight guest or not. (You can always park elsewhere if you wish!)

This is what you have to do to join us, and it is a 2 Part process if you are staying over:-


This is priced at £35 per head:-  £35 for the meal (wine & drinks are extra)


Starters – Choice of:        French Onion Soup & Cheese Crouton (v)  OR Chilled Poached Salmon & Smoked Mackerel Salad with gazpacho dressing

Main – Choice of:             Butternut Squash Risotto (v)  OR  Slow cooked Shin Beef, potato puree, Carrots, Shallots & red wine jus

Desserts – Choice of:       Sticky Treacle Pudding & Orange ice-cream  OR  3 cheese selection, chutney, grapes, celery, wafer biscuits

Please send your cheque, made payable to Mrs G. S. Barton, together with number and names of people attending and their choices from menu above, to:-

Ladycroft, Quernmore, Lancaster LA2 9EF    BY THE 10th JANUARY 2014. 


The accommodation prices we have obtained are as follows:-

Double, with breakfast,                 £125 per room, per night

Single, with breakfast                     £115 per room, per night


Accommodation should be booked directly with the hotel (The Stratford, Arden Street, Stratford)

tel: 0845 074 0060 and quote ‘BODA Ist Feb 2014’. Rooms available on a 1st come, 1st served basis.


Any queries, please contact Gale on 01524-33476 or email galebarton@yahoo.co.uk

408 Reversing lights

The reversing lights of the 408/ 409 are Lucas Model L595 and were fitted to Jaguar Mk 1 and E-types.

408/ 409 Indicator Lights

The indicator lights on the 408 are Lucas Model L58A and were originally fitted to MG Midgets and Triumph Heralds.


400 type facia ashtrays

These ashtrays are 1 1/4 diameter with a knob all moulded in a “Bakerlite” material.

It has been suggested that these can also be found on Riley 1.5 and 2.5 RME saloons.  If you are able to verify this then please contact the web master.

BODA stand at 2013 NEC

BODA are once again present at the NEC classic car motor show.

The stand looks amazing and is generating a great deal of interest.


Classic Motor Show, NEC 2013 – Members only offer

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BODA have negotiated a discounted rate for members who book in advance for either Friday or Saturday.  Details and the discount code can be found by reading the attached flyer.  Just click on the image for a better view.

406 rebuild help


i am restoring a 1959 406 and need the following, some of them urgently to help progress
front bumper bolts x 2
drivers side front bumper dumb iron
boot handle
horn push
hub caps with mounting boss and caps

windscreen chrome surrounds for both front and back
let me know what else you may have

Forum enhanced

The club forum has now been enhanced.

You can now see which topics you have read and can mark favourite topics as “liked”.  The forum also shows most recent topics and replies, has a search facility and even some forum statistics.

I hope you find the additions useful.