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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: 164

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: 515

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: 351

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: 838

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: 516

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: 250

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...
by Petelang
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Special Sports water in the oil ! Again...
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: Special Sports water in the oil ! Again...

Whoa! Hold on, don't get carried away stripping it yet. On my Fifteen, after an engine rebuild I had the horror of a sump full of grey oil but I was certain it could not be the head gasket. I refilled the coolant, took the rocker cover off and patiently waited, engine still cold, and lo and behold, ...
by Petelang
Fri May 31, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Exasperated by stuttering SP250... all suggestions welcome!
Replies: 37
Views: 2420

Re: Exasperated by stuttering SP250... all suggestions welcome!

One possibility occurred to me. Check engine to chassis earth is good, clean tight connection.
Peter
by Petelang
Tue May 14, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Parts for Sale & List of Suppliers
Topic: LA 10 1933 list of parts for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: LA 10 1933 list of parts for sale

What size are the wheels and tyres? I take it they are spoked wires and that they're in good order?
Photo of the Different and rear axle would be good.
Email me Peter @ Cloud Nine Classic Weddings dot Co dot uk
Peter
by Petelang
Sun May 12, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: daimler brakes
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Re: daimler brakes

Sounds like a sticking calliper piston that doesn't return after release. Look out for one wheel hub that gets warmer than the others on the fronts, any pull on steering? Difficult to assess rears though as inboard but disc may look a bit blued? Otherwise, could be a servo piston sticking. I'm no ex...