Bristol J type Bus
Bristol Commercial Vehicles
|Production||1933 to 1936|
|Body and chassis|
|Layout||forward-control single-deck chassis|
|Engine||4-cylinder 7.25 litres|
The Bristol J type bus chassis was first introduced in 1933, being a forward-control single-deck chassis with a wheelbase of 17ft 6in. The original power unit fitted was a Bristol JW type 6-cylinder petrol engine of 7.25 litres capacity, whilst transmission was via a 4-speed sliding mesh gearbox.
In 1934, a Gardner 5LW oil engine was offered as an alternative to the original petrol unit, and a new 5-speed sliding mesh overdrive gearbox introduced as standard. Braking was of the triple servo vacuum type. When the oil engine was offered in 1934, chassis fitted with this were classified J05G, whilst the original petrol engined J became the JJW. Later in 1934 a further power unit became available, this being a Bristol 4-cylinder petrol engine. Chassis thus fitted were classified JNW. This , however, only remained listed for 2 1/2 years, being withdrawn in 1936.