Archive for category: V8 cars
Jensen C-V8 Alternative Parts list/in 407, 408, 409, 410, 411, 412, 603, Beaufighter, Beaufort, Blenheim, Brigand, Britannia, News, V8 cars/by Richard
I just came across it and although it is for the Jensen CV8 some parts common to Bristol are mentioned and the other alternatives are interesting as they are listed in the groups that mention Bristol.
However do not assume that all parts in the list fit our Bristol cars!
Jensen Service Bulletins by Richard Calver/in Books, Engine, Gearbox, V8 cars/by Richard
Geoff Kingston provide the following information
This morning the postman delivered another new book produced and edited by Richard Calver. It is an edited reproduction of the original factory service bulletins mainly for the home market and non-USA market V8 cars covering the period 1963 to 1976 , so CV8, Interceptor and FF with the 383 cu in engine and larger and the 727 automatic gearbox. So on the mechanical side especially relevant to anyone with a 411 but also to some of the other cars before and after with the 727 gearbox and to a certain extent the other engine sizes where similar components were used. There are obviously bulletins covering issues relating to coachwork problems, mechanical issues specific to the FF but an awful lot of information relevant to some of our cars, I can see hours being spent over the coming days picking and choosing topics within the books lavish covers.
An example, bulletin 6/71/6 Subject Failure of Gearbox Kickdown Band or Clutch, only a few short paragraphs but clear and easy to understand and giving the mechanic all the pointers needed to confirm and rectify the problem, on the following page 6/71/8 covers oil pump failure, 6/71/7 Standard Torque Tightening of Bolts. So not a book if you wanted to know the history of Jensen cars but essential if you want to know how they were maintained and repaired in period including recommendations of alternative and upgraded parts.
As these cars shared a lot in common with the Bristol V8’s of this period, for anyone doing their own work or who works very closely with their mechanic this book could be a very useful addition to the motoring library. Available directly from the Author, just search the title of this topic, or from some alterative suppliers he recommends at a typical price of around £100/£120, not cheap perhaps but worth every penny in my mind for the information contained therein.
603 Wiring Diagrams/in 603, Wiring/by Richard
Bristol Handbooks & Manuals/in 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408, 409, 410, 411, 412, 450, 6 cylinder cars, 603, Beaufighter, Beaufort, Blenheim, Brigand, Britannia, Fighter, General News, Instruction Manuals, Other Bristols, Spares Handbooks, Speedster, V10 Cars, V8 cars, Workshop Manuals/by Richard
In order to improve accessibility we have now put all the manuals (Instruction Manuals, Spares Handbooks and Workshop Manuals) into a password-protected dedicated area in the Archive under Bristol Manuals.
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408-411 reverse lamps/in 408, 409, 410, 411, Electrical, V8 cars/by BristolODA
This is Lucas part L595.
The reverse lamp is shared with the Jaguar e type series 1.
Can be purchased from Jaguar specialists and eBay. Gaskets, lenses and surrounds can be purchased on their own.
One source to consider is SNG Barratt where new units cost about £45 each.
408-411 front side light/ indicators/in 408, 409, 410, 411, Electrical/by BristolODA
The front indicator/ side light units are Lucas model L584. There are separate left and right handed units.
These can presently be purchased from Holden’s for about £50 a unit or Ebay used for a little less.
Engine Mounts for 407,408, 409, 410/in 407, 408, 409, 410, Engine/by Richard
The engine mounts for the 318 poly fitted to the 407-410 appear to be a rare and expensive parts kit. This seems odd given the likely demand in the US. The Brackets fitted were the Mopar “Floating Power” engine mounts for B body cars. We were only able to find one US vendor selling new parts along with a number posts from US Plymouth owners grumbling about the price. $484 plus carriage, taxes and duty!
- Atlas Obsolete Chrysler Parts
- Item link
For later 408’s, 409, 410 & 411
- Bristol Cars Services Ltd should be able to help
Tel: +44 208 5603300 (Graeme Payne)
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