2 litre engine oil

Castrol Oil

Which engine oil is recommended the straight six Bristol engines?

Dave Dale and John Lawley both place great faith in Castrol Classic XL 20/50.

John Lawley, BODA technical officer, has more recently been using another oil also developed especially for classic cars. If you go to http://www.commaoil.co.uk/productsguide you will see 3 versions: a combined winter/summer oil, a dedicated winter oil and a dedicated summer oil. I use the combined version and have been very satisfied with it.

The only reason for the change is that my current motor factor does not stock the Castrol oil only obtaining it to order. However, they stock the Comma oil so I thought I would give it a try.

Classic Car Keys

This company can supply any of the Bristol key patterns, either as a duplicate or to a code.  The code can be found on the barrel of the lock.  This does entail removing the barrel from the lock.

Wilco Direct

Unit D1/D2, Pinetrees Road, Pinetrees Business Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR7 9BB


Classic car key page at time of writing

Email address

Bristol 405

Car companies of GB

British Bristol Classics

Bristol Cars Ltd

Brabazon Motors

Welcome to the new BODA website

m and churchill at Felixstowe

Welcome to the new club website.  You will notice that I have changed the style and layout of the website considerably.  I hope you like the changes we have made and that the new site will prove a valuable tool for its members.

Please note you MUST log in as a member to see the majority of the content we currently hold for our membership.

The main aim of the website is to be able to bring you the latest news and information from within the club.  The latest articles and news will appear in the centre section of the home page.  You can access the information through the tabs at the top of the page (Hover over a tabs to bring down the sub-menu).  You can also type a word into the search box to find articles on a specific topic.  Finally content teasers and links can be found on the left and right side bars.

All the technical archives from the old site have been imported and can be found under the maintenance tab.  Note that the sub-menu now allows you to choose all articles for a particular area of a car or a particular car model.

We now have a Facebook page and this can be visited by clicking the Facebook icon the the right.  This page is in its infancy.  Expect news to be added throughout 2013.

Finally, there is no doubt that there will be a few bugs or errors to be corrected over the next couple of weeks.  Please do email me with any suggested corrections or fixes.

Stuart Risebrow, Webmaster