blocked water drain plug 2 litre engine

when i drain the radiator i only get about half the water out. i have removed the drain tap on the block and nothing comes out. what can i do to try and flush out the system .

401 gearbox problems

My 401 is jumping out of third gear.  The mechanic is having trouble fixing it.  Any advice? (…apart from a different mechanic…)

Google

Source: Google

HRG Bristol

Members who have not already seen this auction listing may perhaps be mildly interested to see this.car:

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C854991

In my opinion, the car is absolutely gorgeous and is a Bristol engined garage partner for my 403 that I would love to own. Further photographs and some more information are at:

http://www.mossgreen.com.au/view-auctions/catalog/id/280/lot/114306/1948-HRG-BRISTOL-PROTOTYPE

Dave Dale.

Bristol stolen ….

Stolen-407

 

We have heard the sad news that Peter Derby’s immaculate 407 has been stolen.  Please find below details of the car from Peter.

Bristol 407
Reg No GSU 556
Colour Silver (Mercedes Brilliant Silver 744)
Light Blue leather
Rear end of the car replaced with a 408 rear end
Salvage Squad TV programme car.
Modern sound system installed driven from a period Blaupunkt Bremen radio.

As a warning to others, the car was taken on Saturday morning from a locked garage while I was walking my 2 year old granddaughter down to Folkestone beach. This seems to indicate that someone was watching my movements. This is a really low crime area. No car keys were taken. The rods holding a substantial wooden door were broken out of their mounts leaving the lock on but the door open. Do not think it will not happen to you!

Any news to  pdfdth@aol.com please.

407 STOLEN

Stolen-407

 

 

 

SS

NEC Classic 2016

NEC Birm 2016 no 1 WP_20161113_09_56_08_Pro WP_20161113_09_56_21_Pro WP_20161113_09_56_43_Pro

411 wiring diagram.

I have thought that there was no specific wiring diagram for the 411 in club circulation and have had to make do with the 410 version.

However, by accident I came across the 411 wiring diagram which is appended to the 411 owners manual that can be found here.  Alternately you can find the 411 owners manual via the menu system of the website under “literature”.  Of course you do need to be a BODA member to see this otherwise hidden content.

I hope other members find this useful.

Stuart

London Evening Standard

Nice article in the London Evening Standard today.

http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/motors/the-secret-world-of-bristol-cars-a3448726.html

Dave Dale