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by silverdart
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: insurance renewal
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: insurance renewal

HI Dave, I have spoken to a lot of owners of classics and no one I have met gives Hagerty a bad name. Apparently, if you are unfortunate enough to have to make a claim, they settle very quickly with minimum fuss. They only require photos every 3 yrs. for agreed value. I increased the value on both m...
by silverdart
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Head Gasket fitting
Replies: 13
Views: 976

Re: Head Gasket fitting

Hi Colin, I have just rebuilt the top end of my engine. As the waterways on my cylinder heads were not perfect, I used Hylomar 2000 gasket sealer on the head side and a smear of grease on the block side. I am happy to report that, having run the engine it seems that everything is o.k. I hope you hav...
by silverdart
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Engine rebuild
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: Engine rebuild

Hi, I have purchased rings from B. Thorne in the past. The problem I had was that the bore of the ring was too small for the crank to rotate. I filed them utilizing a micrometer to achieve uniformity. I found the shimsteel method described in the workshop manual very effective in the removal of the ...
by silverdart
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Dart with hood fitted
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: Dart with hood fitted

Thanks Nick.

Dave.
by silverdart
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Dart with hood fitted
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Dart with hood fitted

Hi All, I am having my hood re-fitted professionally, as the rear window area is not taut.
To this end, can someone please post a good clear pic. of the rear window area hopefully showing well fitted, taut,windows without ripples etc., that I can pass on to the fitter.

Thanks Dave.
by silverdart
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Oil on cam cover?
Replies: 15
Views: 1318

Re: Oil on cam cover?

Hi Jim, Sorry I missed you. Lawrence reckoned that the leak comes from under the ignition lever, ie. the plate that clamps the dizzi. to the dizzi. bracket. To that end I have made an "o" ring from soft rubber cord and fitted this between the plate and the bracket. It will be some time before I will...
by silverdart
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Oil on cam cover?
Replies: 15
Views: 1318

Re: Oil on cam cover?

Talking to Lawrence Jones yesterday at the NEC show. He was adamant that the oil was coming from the base of the distributor. I shall look again to see if I can utilize some form of seal.

Dave.
by silverdart
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Oil on cam cover?
Replies: 15
Views: 1318

Re: Oil on cam cover?

I have owned four Darts over the years and all of them eventually tend to get some oil in the tappet chest cover. I do not believe this has come from topping up the oil, but I do not know where it comes from. In my case I think it is unlikely that it is from the distributor, as I get oil in both of ...
by silverdart
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Swopping from solid to wire wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Re: Swopping from solid to wire wheels

Hi, You cannot remove the halfshaft before the hub is removed.

Here is my home made puller, which works quite well.
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Dave.
by silverdart
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Transmission cover
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: Transmission cover

Hi, There is only an "O" ring seal no circlip. Have you tried gripping the body with mole grips and rotating slightly? there may be a slight burr where the locating pin fitted.

Dave.