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by silverdart
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Backfiring and loss of power at hgher revs
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Backfiring and loss of power at hgher revs

If you have a conventional distributor, I would first replace the condenser. I had similar symptoms to yours and changing this, cured the problem.

Dave.
by silverdart
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: SP250 residual brake pressure valve and remote servo - brakes binding?
Replies: 15
Views: 581

Re: SP250 residual brake pressure valve and remote servo - brakes binding?

Hi, I had exactly the same problem but, I do not have a servo fitted.
In my case it was a rear brake problem and the issue was solved by replacing the flexi hoses which were restricting the flow of brake fluid.

Dave.
by silverdart
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: A cautionary tale
Replies: 0
Views: 219

A cautionary tale

I recently experienced clutch failure on my Dart. At first I thought it was hydraulic, but it turned out to be the failure of the cross pin that secures the forked carrier that carries the carbon thrust bearing in the bell housing. Once I had dismantled the offending item, I reamed out the hole in t...
by silverdart
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: handbrake lever won't release
Replies: 11
Views: 1335

Re: handbrake lever won't release

Sounds like you need to adjust the handbrake, which on the Dart is a very easy job to do.
I have never heard of anyone else ever wanting to alter the mechanism to the standard method of operation. I think the racing handbrake fitted to the Dart is great and very efficient.

Dave.
by silverdart
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: V8-250 Saloon: Spark Plug Tubes - Thread Size
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Re: V8-250 Saloon: Spark Plug Tubes - Thread Size

Laurence showed me a tool for removing the plug tubes last year at the NEC, but, as has already been said, you should be able to remove them with 2 locknuts.

Dave.
by silverdart
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Dart fuel tank fittings
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: Dart fuel tank fittings

Would copper tubing also be acceptable as an alternative?

Dave.
by silverdart
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Dart sticky speedometer
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: Dart sticky speedometer

Very doubtful but, removal is very simple. Just disconnect the cable, pull out the ign. and h/light bulb holders and then by undoing the 2 thumb nuts the speedo can be removed. Carefully prise off the chrome rim and then remove the screws holding the back on to get to the mechanism. I would think a ...
by silverdart
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Inlet manifold bolts torque value
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: Inlet manifold bolts torque value

If you have not changed your condenser, I would do this. For about £14 it recently transformed the running of my engine.

Dave.
by silverdart
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Removal of float arm from SP250 petrol tank sender.
Replies: 10
Views: 666

Re: Removal of float arm from SP250 petrol tank sender.

Hi, Any chance of a pic. its hard to imagine what you describe.

Dave.
by silverdart
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Events: Calendar and Reports
Topic: Dart 60th anniversary
Replies: 0
Views: 162

Dart 60th anniversary

What a great show yesterday. Managed to take both Darts [with the help of my son]. Great to see some old friends and meet some new ones. Many splendid cars from quite a few parts of the world. The weather was kind, with only one short downpour of rain and the tonneau coped very well. A big thank you...