Bristol 2CV - anyone contacted them recently?

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Bristol 2CV - anyone contacted them recently?

Post by BackinaBX » Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:04 pm

Hello forum,

I'm trying to get hold of Bristol 2CV, the Citroen specialists in Redland... the phone number on the main site under BX Specialists rings itself to death and the Yellow Pages doesn't list them

I'm trying to get a quote for my rear arm bearings (utterly shot, wonky, squeaky, shopping trolley handling) and I've had a quote of (deep breath) £249 to fit them locally.

I'm sure I can do better than that!

Just wondering if anyone knows if Bristol 2CV are still in business? I took my BX to my local spanner monkey and he's never worked on a BX, and I don't want mine to be the first...
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Post by Stinkwheel » Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:44 pm

Im not totally sure but i've not heard anyone mention them for a good while, so maybe not.
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Post by BackinaBX » Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:56 pm

Well... I'm heading over that way at the weekend, so I'll go and peer through their letter box, see if anyone's home.

I'll let you know.
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Post by Geoffrey Gould » Fri Jun 16, 2006 2:36 am

Hi They were still in bisness yesterday, they are very very busy. The number I have for them is 0117 9073330. If you have problems give me a call and I'le have a chat with Mannie (the boss).
My number 0117 3737346.
Cheers.
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Post by BackinaBX » Fri Jun 16, 2006 9:23 am

Thanks Geoff, that's great of you... if I can't get through this morning, I'll give you a ring.

Cheers,
Phil
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Post by docchevron » Sun Jul 09, 2006 3:05 pm

They most definetly are still in business, I hang out with them most days. the 0117 9073330 number is the fax number, several phone book listings record this as their main number hence it can be difficult to get through on it since the fax is in the office and you cant hear it ring in the workshop. The correct number is 0117 9743947.
Mannie, Martin and Darren are great guys and if you tell them you know "Maddog" they may fit you in quicker and do it a bit cheaper, especially if your paying cash (or they'll tell you to b**ger off!!). :lol:
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Post by Geoffrey Gould » Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:25 pm

OOPS that will teach me to open my big mouth. Sorry. Number now deleted from my phone. Just waiting for Chris (my son) to take the p*ss.
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Post by docchevron » Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:56 pm

I'd never take the p*ss mate.
It's a mistake at least a third of all Mannies customers make!
Since every phone book in the northern hemisphere got his number wrong its not all that surprising!
Of course when anybody turns up there after cheap or un-obtainable bx bits he usually sends them to me anyway! I have too much cr*p maybe!
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...