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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Weber 34ICH carbs on Bristol engine
« on: April 22, 2020, 07:53:06 »
Does anyone have any jetting/general info on Weber 34 ICH carbs used with a bristol engine instead of the ususal Solex set-up?
Any info gratefully received.
G.

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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Trying to trace....
« on: February 24, 2020, 07:55:17 »
Hi all, I'm trying to trace the current owner of Aceca AE512 WPG7
Any help greatfully received.
PLEASE DON'T REPLY TO THIS FORUM - PLEASE EMAIL glenn_burnage@tiscali.co.uk

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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: Aceca
« on: April 16, 2019, 13:20:36 »
Hi, how easy they are to live with depends on certain things. Being handy with the spanners is, I would say, essential. It also depends on what you intend to use it for.
Having said that, they are wonderful cars and the one that I recently sold was in the family for 30 years and was used across many countries in Europe. It proved to be a superb touring car with enough space for camping gear! Lock it up and walk away, not like an open car. If it starts chucking it down, turn on the wiper and on you go.
With Messers Woolmer and Briggs out there, the spares/advice/help should be no problem, and the club holds a wealth of knowledge.
They are sometimes difficult to work on. The rear 'axle' area is very confined and they are a coach-build car so measurable, but not perceivable difference can be found from car to car.
Glenn.


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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: Solex carb spindle re-bushing
« on: January 31, 2019, 20:27:34 »
Robin, there's a coincidence! I tried Will Nuthall at IN Racing yesterday and all is now underway with a quick turnaround promised.
Thanks to all responders
Glenn Burnage
ACOC member
Former AC Aceca owner

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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: Solex carb spindle re-bushing
« on: January 30, 2019, 21:31:50 »
Robin, Burlen, for some reason, don't do Solex .They were my first port of call. They recommended Classic Fuel Systems who have my parts at the moment but can't complete the job due to serious illness of the chap who does them, hence this post to find an alternative.

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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: Solex carb spindle re-bushing
« on: January 30, 2019, 16:05:08 »
RJE, many thanks for the recommendation for using Gower & Lee regarding the re-bushing of the carbs. I rang them and they only do 'Refurbishments' and made it perfectly clear that they were not interested in a simple re-bushing job for me. When I asked them if they might recommend anyone who might take on such work, the answer was a one word reply - "no"

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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: Solex carb spindle re-bushing
« on: January 29, 2019, 07:17:38 »
Thanks Keith, I'll give them a ring to see if they can sneak a re-bushing in on a shorter timescale as I only want the spindle/butterfly block bushes done, not a full rebuild.

ANY OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS WOULD BE MOST WELCOME

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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Solex carb spindle re-bushing
« on: January 28, 2019, 10:35:13 »
Hi all, does anyone out there have any recommendations for a company that has the experience, parts and equipment to to re-bush the butterfly spindles for Bristol Solex carbs?
All info most welcome.

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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: Aceca registrar
« on: January 04, 2019, 10:31:34 »
I've got my new year's ranting head on!
Thanks Keith, the following rant is not aimed at your good self.

I am now an ex-owner, and my reason for wishing to contact him was to let him, as Aceca registrar, know! After 3 emails to 2 different email addresses, I'll not bother.
As the Aceca register currently on the website is the one I updated immediately before I gave up the post 4 or so years ago, I can't see that letting him know will make much difference. I am aware of his intention to relinquish the post of registrar and whoever takes over will have to undertake 4 years of updates for the register on the website to reflect to current status.
The role of a registrar is to keep an updated register, for the benefit of ACOC members, owners and others. If that only exists as his/her's hard-copy then the website is out of date until someone with even the most basic computer skills takes over.
I think the club should ensure that whoever takes over has the capability to progress the role in the modern world, not just entrusting the role to a person who states that they 'don't like emails' - it's called "Due diligence"
Preferring verbal contact is not very considerate for overseas members, not answering emails in this day and age is, well.....
End of rant
Glenn Burnage
ACOC member
Former Aceca registrar (for 8+yrs)
and former Aceca owner

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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Aceca registrar
« on: January 04, 2019, 06:47:18 »
I have been trying to contact the Aceca registrar by email. I have had no response.
Are you out there????

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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: Bristol Cranked spanner wanted
« on: December 31, 2018, 21:39:04 »
Barrie, when you put it like that - it all makes sense. Thanks for taking the time to clarify

bbrown - many thanks for the diagram
Thank you and a happy new year to you all
Glenn

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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: Bristol Cranked spanner wanted
« on: December 23, 2018, 10:26:05 »
Keith, firstly thanks for the copy of ACtion.
With a solid copper gasket there is minimal, if any compressability and I haven't a clue if the studs are HT, I'd assume they would be (why wouldn't you?), but as he mentioned the torque figure of 35ft/lbs, maybe not - I'll ask him and see what he says.
I suppose I'll now have to carry a spare head gasket, now I'm all worried, and hopefully it'll come under the heading of 'Whatever spares one carries will not get used, and whatever one omits will be the first thing to pack-up or break'!!!
Glenn

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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: Bristol Cranked spanner wanted
« on: December 23, 2018, 07:26:44 »
 With regards the sketch by TTM, am I correct in thinking that if the lengths (at centres) of the converted ring spanner and the torque wrench are the same, and right angles are maintained, the torque figure is the same as using a torque wrench straight on a bolt/nut, and the only thing that alters the torque imparted is the flex in the extension and anything else that flexes.
If this supposition holds up, (if it doesn't, please enlighten me) how does one make allowances for any lost toque due to flex?

Also, what if (as in my case) the torque wrench is, say, for instance 153% the length of the converted spanner? A really simple formula would be appreciated (I didn't do maths at school, I did rolling fags in the bike shed)
Glenn

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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: Bristol Cranked spanner wanted
« on: December 22, 2018, 09:38:11 »
With regards to the question of re-torquing a head after a heat cycle, I have a BMW 328 engine with a Bristol head.
The specialist who built the engine recommended that it be re-torqued as soon as the engine had had a few gentle running-in miles on it. It has, what looks like, a solid copper gasket and it did, indeed need a bit of 'nipping down' after said period.
I seem to remember that the figure he quoted was 35ft/lbs.
Glenn.

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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: Bristol Cranked spanner wanted
« on: December 19, 2018, 06:28:46 »
Barrie, Spot on! Exactly what I hoped my post might come up with. I've got both parts in the shed and enjoy making specialist tools (I've even got a dedicated drawer for them amongst the tool chests!)
Topic closed.

I thought some chancer might offer me a genuine Bristol  example which would then force me to re-mortgage my house!!!

Thanks again for taking the time to snap said tool and reply.
Glenn.

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