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by Petelang
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: Buying a La 10
Replies: 25
Views: 1259

Re: Buying a La 10

I have had very recent experience of the same kind of Differential from my Daimler Fifteen. Quite by accident, I discovered a potential disaster just waiting to happen. After an oil change, quite a lot of discoloured oil drained out so I ventured to take the top cover off for a look inside. I then f...
by Petelang
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: Radiator refurbishment
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Radiator refurbishment

There must be a local Coolex Branch, formerly Serk Marston. They re-cored my V8-250 radiator and it was an excellent job. Never had any cooling problem since, even in traffic on very hot days and no need for additional fans.
Peter
by Petelang
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: 250 V8 steering box
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: 250 V8 steering box

I have used these guys and recommend their work.
https://www.power-steering.co.uk/power- ... cks-boxes/
Peter
by Petelang
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: Insurance Company Tactics
Replies: 10
Views: 896

Re: Insurance Company Tactics

In my opinion, all insurance companies are thieving rogues, and I dispute they are cost cutting. They only do what suits them making a profit, and costs you more. As an example: If you make a claim, the following year your premium will increase dramatically, and will gradually depreciate over a numb...
by Petelang
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: V8-250 Saloon: Alternator staked through bolts
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: V8-250 Saloon: Alternator staked through bolts

Use an old screwdriver (large blade one) and grind out a slot in the centre of the blade so you can engage the two tangs either side of the protruding bolt. Then you can undo it easily.
Peter
by Petelang
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Hard Start
Replies: 8
Views: 599

Re: Hard Start

From what you describe I think it suggests a battery fault. If you have cell caps, remove each and examine if any look blackened like soot, any loss of electrolyte in any particular cell. Any smell of eggs around it when it's being charged. If you have a hydrometer, draw off a sample of the electrol...
by Petelang
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Daimler 15 piston rings
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: Daimler 15 piston rings

I got mine from David Beales.
Peter
by Petelang
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: The preselector (Wilson) gearbox
Replies: 15
Views: 1353

Re: The preselector (Wilson) gearbox

If you have the fluid coupling then yes, providing the idle speed is low. You must remember to set the hand throttle back to low speed setting.
Peter
by Petelang
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: The preselector (Wilson) gearbox
Replies: 15
Views: 1353

Re: The preselector (Wilson) gerabox

Hi Stefan. I have a pre select Daimler Fifteen with fluid flywheel, and an Armstrong Siddeley Fifteen (1933) also with pre select transmission but no fluid flywheel. On the Armstrong Siddeley you have to employ the gear change pedal as a clutch on starting away in first or reverse much as in a manua...
by Petelang
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: V8-250 Saloon: Hazard Warning Lights
Replies: 14
Views: 943

Re: V8-250 Saloon: Hazard Warning Lights

Lucas made a kit, which you can still get, that fits neatly under the dash and is compact, with the wiring all made up. All you need is to interconnect to the existing system under the dash at the indicator switch connections. There's loads on eBay. Example: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=h...