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February 5, 2017 at 7:44 pm #3618
As I have just ordered some 2 inch fuel filler pipe from the above company I thought it may be worth a mention as being primarily a supplier to the kit and custom car sector of the market they not be an obvious choice for someone working on a Bristol.
They carry a very wide range of products which are also of use to the home restorer and have a good website and catalogue with useful tips on how to get the best out of some of their products.
Geoff,February 6, 2017 at 10:43 pm #3619
Thanks for link making a few bits myself for the 401 head light fixing plates back shells and restoring lamps pf770 overrides head light rims 461 fog lights all parts KeithFebruary 8, 2017 at 7:34 pm #3621
Keith if you need the early back shells for the headlights they are often advertised on eBay, other car part/ classic car parts and search Bristol. They seem very good quality.
The back shells for the outer lamps are available from Holden Vintage in Bromyard, they are reasonable quality, the pressings are not as thick as the main lamps but might be the originals were like that as well as they always seem badly rusted on the 401’s.
Geoff.February 11, 2017 at 8:11 pm #3622
Thanks for that but the back shells I sell on eBay and Holden’s bye them from me along with other 401 lamp parts (I can supply at a better price than Holden’s) I make them along with other parts for the Bristol se older forum listing 1 month 2 weeks ago 400/401/402/403/head lights KeithFebruary 12, 2017 at 6:36 pm #3623
Thanks for pointing out the earlier post, I have purchased a set of your back shells for the main lights off ebay last year, the shells for the outer lamps I got from Holdens some years ago for another car and if there are other parts I need when we get to the fit up I shall certainly be in touch, am not sure but I suspect I will need at least one main lamp re silvering as well.
Geoff.February 13, 2017 at 8:09 pm #3627
That’s ok Geoff glad to be of help now in the process of making override’s for the 401 and outer head light rims along with a electric window lift kit for my 401
not a lot of posts on the forum is there ? could do with a few others posting on hear KeithFebruary 18, 2017 at 5:18 pm #3633
There sadly does not seem to be much activity on any of the forums, everything is happening so slowly on the new car front and there only seem to be a few of us active in renovations/restorations at the moment and asking for help advice or ideas.
The other thing that I have noticed that despite there being a lot of features on Bristol cars in the classic car magazines over the last 18 months very few people comment on that any more or give casual buyers of these publications the heads up that there is something interesting available.
Its a pity because there is a lot going especially with this club where members are working quite hard on sourcing parts to help keep us on the road.
Geoff.February 20, 2017 at 11:02 am #3635
You two sound as though you know what you are talking about when it comes to headlamps! What bulbs do you recommend for improving the rather poor (by today’s standards) output of the 401 headlights? – and other lights while I’m at it.
DavidFebruary 21, 2017 at 7:39 pm #3636
Hi David nice to hear from you I take it you have PF770 lamps ?if so first are the reflectors still bright nice and silver if not you are just flogging a dead horse if ok then contact my friend in Australia Antony Pearson vintage and classic bulbs and speak to him he suffers from verbal direr when it comes to bulb’s but he makes the best Q H BPF bulbs there is for the PF770 SORY TO SAY I have run out at the moment of stock but should have sum soon Antony will post mail order if you are in a hurry there the best you can get Keith email firstname.lastname@example.org mention my name by all means
February 22, 2017 at 7:56 pm #3638
- This reply was modified 2 months ago by Keith Ardley.
Thanks Keith. I will follow up with Antony Pearson.
DavidFebruary 27, 2017 at 3:24 pm #3641
As I am not in a hurry, please contact me when you have stock.
DavidFebruary 27, 2017 at 7:29 pm #3642
Thank you David will do KeithMarch 1, 2017 at 10:59 pm #3644
Hi David B P F Q H Bulbs back in stock 55-65 W £10 EACH +P&PApril 13, 2017 at 8:01 pm #3691
I’d like to go ahead with these now please and also have a chat to you about upgrades to the other lights on my 401.
Could you give me a call or let me have your tel no.
DavidApril 17, 2017 at 7:21 pm #3692
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