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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: Bristol engine core plug hex size
« on: December 13, 2023, 20:51:14 »
Hi James,
                Sorry I have not replied but I was waiting to be notified by privete message.
       Send a mail to and we can sortout a transaction. No panic it is still here

Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: Bristol engine core plug hex size
« on: November 28, 2023, 19:26:34 »
Hi james,
                The plugs are weak and none repairable. I have a new one as spare for years but it can be yours for £20.
       If you require it let me know and I will list on Ebay
   Regards Tony

Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: SU Carb tuning
« on: May 28, 2023, 01:06:37 »
             Are the carbs from a saloon 1 1/8 diameter or fron an ace/aceca with 1 1/4 diameter. You definately need at least 1 1/4 chokes and even 1 1/2 dia for racers.
      I remember having your problem with the third carb lagging opening compared to the first and so used a piece of 5/16 inch solid brass rod instead of the spring. Later i realised that the spring needed reversing because the coil was wanting to unwind itself and creating lag.
     The weller engine is not about power but smooth torque which makes it a great engine and 9 to 1 compression should increase the torque unless the modified head has destroyed it !

Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: Aceca window channel
« on: December 21, 2022, 21:12:17 »
Hi Nick,
            Most Acecas have felt channel lining but because Terrys car was a late one it was possibly fitted with 7/16 inch channel or by Terry himself. I also own a Gilbern GT which takes 7/16" U channel.  A few years ago I purchased from Yorkshire Windscreens some 10mm flock lined rubber channel. This fitted perfectly. I have just checked Ebay and they still list it and other sizes .Plenty people use it because they have sold 755 metres,
     Let me know when you finnish the car
            Tony Jackson   10kph

  The gearbox in the car has a shift extension but when undone will be like the one on the floor. The gearstick on the floor is correct shape so weld and bend the bristol one . The overdrive will fit ,note the vertical solenoid, but the rear support is different but again have seen this fitted using a different rubber block rather than a round tube.
    Go ahead and buy !

  Further to my reply.  If the gearbox has overdrive then it will fit if the centre crosstube is moved back. If no overdrive and you want one then let me know because a friend makes the adaptor for the box to take the modern shorter overdrive and gives extra clearance.
     make sure you check the manifold side of the block to see if it is cracked.......but no real problem!

     The engine is just the same. Same crank, rods,bores, head. The difference is with the cams ,the d2 has "sports" cams and different jets in the carbs. Modern pistons will give 9 to 1 compression with no head machining. Inside the engine is the same polished detail of a Bristol engine. The B2 is a better engine for road use because of the extra torque lower down and does not need to be revved. The gearbox is much the same but some might have had a freewheel 1st gear which can be replaced. The rear end is totally different so of no use for an AC

Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: Aceca Furflex / door seals
« on: December 05, 2021, 14:47:26 »
Hi Nick
          I have tried to post some photos but the file is too large
    I helped Terry to remove the engine and parts some 10 years ago
     If you pm your email I have photos of 1bmj plus photos of mine

Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: Ford six gearbox
« on: December 05, 2021, 13:12:12 »
Photo of 2.6 bellhousing ,moss box,overdrive and ac gearstick housing.
   Hope this helps

Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: Weber carbs
« on: December 03, 2021, 17:41:22 »
         do a Google search for Don Pither. He has a couple of books about Reliant Scimitars and Sabres.
    He produces some rapid 2.6 Sabres and gave me useful information about the 2.6 tuning. He also supplied correct Mays headgaskets. Your starting point is a mk3  block with the best crank, steel maincaps, Mays head with Ford Essex valves etc  with 45 deg seats and can be enlarged. 260 deg cam and it will rev safely to 7000.
        The steel caps are simple to make and cheap.I still have one which was a spare. It consists of a piece of steel 1" x 1!/4" section x 4 1/4" long with the cente 2 1/2" machined down approx 3/8" with holes for the main bolts either side. The maincaps have their bolt faces levelled and the raised centre section skimmed down to give a flat section approx 1" wide so that when the new steel cap sits on top there is 1-2 thou clearance. The clearance is essential to prevent loading on the bearing but the maincap still has some ' give'. Maincap studs need to be 1" longer and I think they came from the  Essex or 2.6 headbolts.
   Years ago a club member produced some webber inlets.

Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: Ford six gearbox
« on: December 02, 2021, 11:07:23 »
    The Ford Aceca I owned in the 80s had alloy head with tripple sus and moss box with overdrive.
  The bellhousing wos original Ford Zephyr manual, the gearbox was the same as Jag mk2 2.4 and to mate the two together required the gearbox front seal/release bearing macining to resize or remake.
 A special clutchplate using Jag centre and Zodiac outer friction part. The bellhousing/gearbox bolted together with two or three standard holes and the fourth redrilled . The gearlever top was the same as fitted to AC engined ace and aceca but the Jag one will do and give a gearstick further back.
   The car was used for hillclimbs and I uprated the overdrive with a Jag 3.8 pressure spring and ran the gearbox?overdrive with auto transmission gearoil with no problems ,good gearchange and on overdrive that just slammed in.

Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: Gearbox help
« on: August 28, 2021, 12:51:40 »
     I assume that you are using a moss gearbox with overdrive. Oil is shared between box and overdrive and I would say that EP90 was probably for a gearbox only. Years ago I used a moss box and overdrive in a 2.6 for road an hillclimbs. I obtained quickes shifts in using a thinner oil, infact auto transmission oil and no problems within 10 years and the car is still going 20 years further on. Give it a try or buy a more modern thin gearbox oil.

Hello, I am an Aceca man and have restored all variants over the past 40 years. The original gutter trim with rubber/plastic insert was used on caravans in the 50s. I remember obtaining a similar alloy section from a vintage car restorer supplier but the curved rubber was replaced with an alloy piece on the same extrusion that was bent over to cover the screws.. I would try to make good the wide gap with one pack bonding sealer such as sikaflex whick will key well to metal and wood but will flex to allow for heat expansion. the same product will also form a watertight seal for the moulding and can be overpainted. Flexible mastic was originally used. Check the finish shape of the gutter at the rear I think it was angled longer at the bottom and that they stopped in late 66

Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: Bristol pushrod problems
« on: December 27, 2019, 17:06:42 »
Hi Ron,
           You have given a few clues. Rebuilt head, pushrod dropping out, occurs when engine hot, c/r ok, Leads me to think that the valve stem clearance is not large enough for an exhaust valve in bronze guides or stem seals have been used .both will lead to a temporary sticking valve. Do not wait until it is hit by a piston.
  Hope this helps
      Tony ( bristol Aceca )

Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: Bristol up-rated clutches
« on: April 22, 2019, 12:14:03 »
If you are using the car as a road car then why upset its characteristics by ending up with a heavy clutch pedal.  I have used borg and beck lotus twincam pressure plates for years and they are a straight fit with no sign of slipping. MGB pressure plates are also a direct fit.

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