Bristol AVW engine wanted

Before anyone comments, I know they’re about as rare as hen’s teeth. In terms of surviving half cab buses, those retaining their Bristol AVW engines are comparatively few.

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This sad looking Bristol KSW joined the Crosville heritage fleet in 2012, fitted with its original Bristol AVW engine. Sadly, it would not turn over and after stripping it down, the restorers decided that the damaged block could not be economically repaired.

If you know of the whereabouts of a redundant Bristol AVW engine, or indeed have one yourself, please let me know. It doesn’t have to be a runner or even be complete just as long as it can sacrifice a few components to allow this fine ex-Crosville bus to return to action powered by an AVW. It would be so sad (and would ironically reflect the situation in the 1960s/70s) if a Gardner 6LW unit had to be fitted just to get the bus on the road. The folks at Crosville are determined to make this restoration as thorough and authentic as possible so that means retaining the Bristol AVW if at all possible. A sensible price will be paid for a suitable item.

Please contact Crosville on 01934 635259, email them at contact@crosvillemotorservices.co.uk or just leave a comment here. Thank you!

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3 comments on “Bristol AVW engine wanted

  1. Stephen says:

    Good luck in your quest John.

  2. Nigel Bridge-Wilkinson says:

    Good Afternoon, we are an engine Remanufacturer who have been asked to complete and test run a AVW rebuild. We are surprised at just how many bits are missing and are in need of quite a few ancillary bits and bobs. Rubber seals for injector and leak off pipe sealing.
    Would appreciate your assistance if you think you can help.
    regards

    Nigel Wilkinson

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