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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: 4
Views: 68

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: 11
Views: 563

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: 11
Views: 563

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: 604

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...
by Petelang
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: SP250 wiper motor
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: SP250 wiper motor

Take one of the screws out from the body of the motor and sniff it. If there is an acrid burnt smell, chances are the armature has overheated and is shorted in which case obtain a spare motor. If it smells OK, it might just need brushes and a clean up of the commutator. They are quite common and man...
by Petelang
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: A warning for all pre war owners.....
Replies: 12
Views: 732

Re: A warning for all pre war owners.....

The change to Negative earth more recently (60's) was due to the advent of electronics in components such as transistor radios, regulators and electronic ignition as it was grossly more expensive to make components for positive earth. Nowadays, all electronics are pretty much cheap as chips, but the...
by Petelang
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Photo & Video Album
Topic: Billy Joel Gets the Car of His Dreams
Replies: 2
Views: 1127

Re: Billy Joel Gets the Car of His Dreams

That's kind of reverse "Badge engineering" if ever you saw.
The old boss of Jaguar would be most alarmed.
Peter
by Petelang
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Advance Weight Springs
Replies: 16
Views: 1026

Re: Advance Weight Springs

Would it be right to say, that with modern ethanol fuels, the greater advance would suit better?
Peter
by Petelang
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Head Lamp Help Please
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: Head Lamp Help Please

Try this chap. Did a great job for me.

On the list, Keith Ardley. But there are several other contacts for you to try.

https://oldcarservices.co.uk/chrome-sil ... l-plating/

Peter
by Petelang
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Steering column noise
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: Steering column noise

I have just, finally, resolved this problem on a DS420 which has a very similar column. It was nothing to do with the bushes, but a simple case of incorrect assembly of the lower yoke to the splined shaft. There is a machined recess in the very bottom of the column for the pinch bolt that clamps the...