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Bristol 408 front suspension lower ball joints.

 Bristol Motors advise me there are two types: 1)  Secured to lower wishbone by 2 bolts and 2) screwed into the upright - this type can be shimmed for adjustment.  Mine is the former and has a little play on the near side, Bristol Motors do not stock them. Can anyone suggest an alternative source?

Peter

Might be worth trying these two,

http://www.amsteer.co.uk  or  http://www.forwardautomotive.co.uk

Geoff.

Hi Peter sorry can not help with this one, I have always found with most  Bristol parts is find out what other cars the part fitted ? and its then usury half  the price  and a lot easier to get can you post a pic of it ? I have a few contacts will enquire Keith 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/kNnVuUZHjzSiprzJ6

Hello Peter. 

I cannot help with the bolt on version.

However, for anyone reading this thread that has the later screw and shim lower ball joint I can confirm this is a Bently item. 

Maybe investigate if bolt on items are Bentley/ RR?

5 years ago these were available from Flying Spares for £115 a corner.

be aware you need a huge, very thin wall socket to remove and fit these securely.  Turning a socket on a lath or finding the right box wrench works.

Stuart 

 

 

Many thanks for all inputs.  I have tried all suggested sources but only Flying Spares have responded. They enclosed drawings which show the RR/Bentley moved from the king pin arrangement to the ball type screwed into the upright which may be the one later Bristols used. Regretfully I am still looking.

Peter Hoskin