This must be the best thing to hit Shetland for decades. The link doesn’t work ( for me at least ) but can be copied and pasted into the browser address bar.

Dave Dale.

401 for sale in USA

Members might not have seen this 401 for sale in USA, as advertised on a Swedish website. As usual, I have not checked if the car is advertised for sale elsewhere. The advertisement is a little ambiguous – but interesting ?

Dave Dale.

411 S3 in USA

Some members who follow the offerings of Bristols for sale might not have seen this one. It appears on a site not usually noted for the sale of Bristols. A 1972 411 Series 3  in the USA is for sale. The comments below the advertisement might be interesting to some.

Dave Dale.

401 article

I have aquired a rare article from the early 1950′s. The publication is primarily a price guide for current cars and secondhand cars, together with a road test every month and also general articles. The 401 test and review is accompanied by 4 photographs in B/W, one cutaway drawing and one data sheet. It has small pages at 6″ x 4 ” and is in poor condition, though still readable.
I would like to share the article with any forum member who may be interested. To receive the scanned items as one .pdf attachment please email a request to me at 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.

6 Cylinder Cam Followers/Tappets

Six Cylinder Cam Followers/Tappets are available from:-

Arrow Precision Ltd
12 Barleyfield Services
Hinckley Fields Industrial Estate
Leicestershire LE10 1YE

Tel: 0044 1455 234200

Available on-line under Part No. CF124. However the prices have risen sharply but if sets [only availble in sets of 12] are ordered through Pegasus, we can supply at a better price.

Also available are racing cam followers which have a special diamond coating but see comment above.

By the way, the tappets for the 406 are a larger diameter. Bristol cars used to supply but it is not known if they still do. Arrow do not make them.

Door boot seals & draught excluder

Please find contact details of the Furflex/draught excluder supplier:-

William Marston Ltd
70 Fazeley Street
B5 5RD

Tel: 0044 121 643 0852 or 0044 121 643 0372


The boot seals can possibly be obtained from:-

Phoenix Supplies
Unit c1a Langlands Business Park
Devon EX15 3D4
Contacts: Nigel or Kaye Coles

Tel: 0044 1884 849294


or –

Woolies (I & C Woolstenholmes Ltd)
Whitley Way
Northfields Industrial Estate
Market Deeping

Tel: 01778 347347


Both of these companies carry a large range of extruded sections and just may be able to help with boot and door sections.