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« Reply #30 on: November 21, 2015, 13:38:52 »
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   Jeff
   
   The dark Ace on the left in the picture above is Your BEX279 driven by H Anderson aka... Bud.  [;)]
   
   Picture was taken in 1959 /1960,  race circuit and exACt date unknown at present.....  Any ideas [?].
   
   Hopefully  Tim Isles the official ACOC Ace Bristol Registrar has furnished you with more details and possibly additional photos.
   When and How long did Bud ... H Anderson own /race BEX279..[?]
   
   Please post new material as and when received to keep this thread alive.
   
   Good Luck with the restoration project and your Quest for more History of BEX279..
   
   Keith..[:)]
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« Reply #31 on: November 21, 2015, 17:54:12 »
Jeff,
   
   I have Bud Anderson competing in 3 race meetings with his Ace according to Racing Sports Cars.
   All are SCCA Regional events.
   
   Wilmot August 9, 1959
   Milwaukee August 16, 1959
   Wilmot August 28, 1959
   
   Bud also raced a Lotus Eleven and a Ferrari Mondial.
   
   Good luck with the restoration.
   Bert

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« Reply #32 on: November 21, 2015, 21:19:43 »
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Originally posted by nikbj68
   
Here`s a shot from Keith`s archive, from 1959/60:  Bud Anderson keeps ahead of Fred Rediske.
   
   
   

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   Found the following write up of race 1 to complement the photo of Bud Anderson being pursued by Fred Rediske both in Ace Bristols.
   
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   Sunday's Race # 1.
   
   The first 20 lap Race was scheduled to start at 13.00hrs Sunday.  The rain came at 12.45 hrs and by the time things got underway at 13.00 we were having a nice comfortable downpour.
   Infact, it was more like a monsoon!. Bob Spooner repeated his performance of Saturday and had the lead before the pack got to the
   first turn, with Jim Jeffords close behind in the purple corvette.
   By the time Jeffords got his car through trcky north turn, Spooner was going away heading for the wiggle.
   
   Bruce Schattschneider came up fast after an excellent start and on the second lap passed Jeffords who was having troubles keeping the car going in the right direction in the rain.
   
   Ralph Durbin , who had been going like gangbusters in the team Arnolt Bristol brought his car in on the fourth lap with mechanical difficulties,  Jeffords too, retired on the fourth lap with a combination of overheating and wrong tyres.
   
   Bob Gates got off to a bad start, but on the fifth lap he was right behind Mack Yates in a similar Corvette.  Bud Anderson ( # 8 )passed both of them in his Ace Bristol, but on the eigth lap Gates found the groove and got into third place where he remained for the rest of the race.
   
   Whilst this was going on, Fred Rediske ( # 54 ) was steadily working his way through the heavy traffic, and on the thirteenth lap caught up with Bud Anderson.  For two laps they went round like they were tied together until the fifteenth go round Rediske found an opening and took over fourth place.
   
   At the finish, ( 20 laps ) it was still Spooner ( #33 ) way in front with Schattschneider second, Gates third ( #28 ), Rediske fourth  and Bud Anderson fifth. ( Grid of 37 cars )
   
   Not sure who scribed the report but it related to the  publish photo.
   A little   Race History of  BEX279..[;)]
   
   Keith.

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« Reply #33 on: November 23, 2015, 14:34:48 »
Thank you guys so much for the information! This really helps define the history of BEX279. Is Bud Anderson still with us? Does anyone have any additional information on him?
   
   Thanks,
   
   Jeff

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« Reply #34 on: November 24, 2015, 17:59:15 »
Where are good sources for parts? Mechanical, electrical, Interior, exterior, etc....

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« Reply #35 on: November 24, 2015, 22:38:32 »
Jeff,  Please drop me an email as I may be able to help with your project. Are you in NYS?
   
   Al Isselhard
   Wolcott, NY

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« Reply #36 on: November 24, 2015, 22:50:02 »
Jeff - my email address is:    speedway2742@gmail.com
   
   Al Isselhard
   Wolcott, NY

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« Reply #37 on: November 24, 2015, 23:52:14 »
Al. Email sent. Yes I am in New York. About 2 hours from Wolcott.

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« Reply #38 on: November 30, 2015, 18:28:00 »
I just wanted to give everyone a quick update. The car is getting naked! Lol [:D]
   

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« Reply #39 on: November 30, 2015, 18:31:50 »
This is definitely a tedious job. But will be well worth it in the end. The car has been painted at least 3 times.
   As you can see the original Svecia Red is still there.

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« Reply #40 on: November 30, 2015, 18:33:15 »
I have met so many nice people thanks to this forum. I also got in contact with the original owner Herb Jones and he is going to gather some information about "our" car! [:D]

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« Reply #41 on: November 30, 2015, 18:36:20 »
What do you think this was on the trunk? If you look back at the picture where the car was racing at Reims you will see it on the trunk? Some type of racing modification? I am going to ask Herb when I talk with him next.
   
   

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« Reply #42 on: December 01, 2015, 21:15:49 »
Jeff, Competition Number light for night racing. Probably the small Lucas dome shaped number plate light L534/53705 or sometimes they used the same light as the number plate light on an Ace L467/56790. However there were also other variants, sometimes handmade. Get the magnifying glass on those old pictures.

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« Reply #43 on: December 02, 2015, 14:51:29 »
quote:
Originally posted by B.P.Bird
   
Jeff, Competition Number light for night racing. Probably the small Lucas dome shaped number plate light L534/53705 or sometimes they used the same light as the number plate light on an Ace L467/56790. However there were also other variants, sometimes handmade. Get the magnifying glass on those old pictures.
   

   
   Wow, I would have never guessed that! Thank you for the information. It makes sense to me now.

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« Reply #44 on: December 08, 2015, 14:18:48 »
Hello All,
   
   I made an (extensive) partial list of the items I need. If you can help me locate them or tell me where to purchase them I would greatly appreciate it. Please use the each item reference number below as a guide. If there are other cars that use some of these parts that would help me as well as others in the future, please list them. Thanks, Jeff
   
   Let's begin [:D]:
   
   1. Front and back emblems with Bristol banner
   
   2. Front headlight trim rings
   
   3. Chrome hood key hole covers and key
   
   4. Trunk handle
   
   5. License plate light and lens
   
   6. Rear tail lights
   
   7. Inside trunk clips for jack, etc
   
   8. Trunk prop rod or telescoping rod
   
   9. Chrome Gas cap
   
   10. Inside door handles and strikers
   
   11. Side window wing chrome inserts I think there are 8?
   
   12. Do you sell a screw and bolt kit for the car? Just misc. BSF and BSW as well as the flat head machine ones?
   
   13. Complete wiring harness from front to rear
   
   14. Horn and turn signal components and horn cap
   
   15. All of the dash switches and lights
   
   16. Brake master cylinder
   
   17. All of the brake lines and hoses and clips, I do have the 2 junction blocks
   
   18. Clutch slave and hydraulic master cylinder including the lines
   
   19. Do you sell all of the u joints? I want to replace them
   
   20. Front rotors, pads and calipers. Do you sell caliper rebuild kits?
   
   21. Rear shoes, spring kits, and wheel cylinders
   
   22. Emergency brake cables
   
   23. Suspension bushings (16)
   
   24. King pin kits
   
   25. Steering wheel (wood)
   
   26. Interior kit, Black leather
   
   27. Tonneau cover snaps
   
   28. Read end gaskets, side and 3rd member one
   
   29. Steering box rebuild kit
   
   30. Shocks
   
   31. Possible spring bushings front and rear springs
   
   32. Steering shaft gasket that goes on the footbox
   
   33. Rod ends for front suspension
   
   34. Door, hood and trunk weather stripping
   
   35. 4 - AC knock off spinners
   
   36. Over riders
   
   37. Front Turn signal lens's and bases
   
   38. Front Grill and surround
   
   40. Fuel Filler hose to gas tank
   
   41. Smiths heater box and two defrost vent hoses
   
   42. Did some cars come with windshield squirters?
   
   43. Speedometer with clock Ace or 2 litre Saloon
   
   44. All of the other instruments except the rev counter
   
   Whew.... That is a list... [:D]