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by Patersoncm
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: SP250 Exhaust Balance Pipe fitting
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Re: SP250 Exhaust Balance Pipe fitting

Nick
Spot on. The balance pipes will not pass through the slots in the chassis and will probably need to be modified.
by Patersoncm
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: SP250 Exhaust Balance Pipe fitting
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Re: SP250 Exhaust Balance Pipe fitting

Peter Thanks for the message. I can with some force push the balance pipe past the chassis cross bracing but it then fouls the short sections of chassis immediately before the silencers. An increase of circa 15mm would enable the balance pipe to pass cleanly though the chassis and align with the sil...
by Patersoncm
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: SP250 Exhaust Balance Pipe fitting
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Re: SP250 Exhaust Balance Pipe fitting

Nick

Many thanks for positing the photograph (and useful link). It does look like you had the same problem with the balance pipes being some 15mm too close (hence the need for the short insert). DM are pursung with their suppliers.

Chris
by Patersoncm
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: SP250 Exhaust Balance Pipe fitting
Replies: 8
Views: 513

SP250 Exhaust Balance Pipe fitting

I am having difficulty fitting a new exhaust balance pipe from David Manners on my 1960 A Series SP250. The pipe should run through the chassis cross bracing and meet up with the silencers. However it will not pass through the cross bracing (or line up with the silencers). The new balance pipe measu...
by Patersoncm
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Dart vertical links
Replies: 16
Views: 1110

Re: Dart vertical links

Nick and Syd

Many thanks for your comments. No doubt the play in my links will reduce significantly when thoroughly greased up.

Chris
by Patersoncm
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Dart vertical links
Replies: 16
Views: 1110

Re: Dart vertical links

Coincidentally I have just got round to rebuilding my A Series front suspension today. Can anyone advise how much play there should be between on the threaded connection between the vertical link and the trunnion? I have attached a short video of mine (without any grease). Is this acceptable? If not...
by Patersoncm
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: SP engine removal
Replies: 13
Views: 2176

Re: SP engine removal

I found that using two 2m long 1Tonne rated lifting straps were very useful. I tied a rope around to minimise any risk of the straps slipping as you will need to tilt the engine significantly.
by Patersoncm
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: SP250 windscreen rebuild
Replies: 20
Views: 2095

Re: SP250 windscreen rebuild

Hello Hans Not sure I can help much re your windscreen however I note that you live in Basel. My son moved to Basel about a year ago ( Reinach) and I have owned my SP250 since 1972. It may be good to meet up? Over the years I have tackled most things including rebuilding the windscreen and am now in...
by Patersoncm
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale & List of Suppliers
Topic: V250 spares
Replies: 0
Views: 1041

V250 spares

I have a few surplus spare parts available including exhaust manifolds (pair), water pump manifold complete with belt tensioner, starter ring, engine back plate, oil filter housing, dip stick etc. Garage clearance. Hopefully a DLOC member will take the lot. I am not looking for any money however a s...
by Patersoncm
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Wikipedia SP250 engine photograph
Replies: 3
Views: 800

Wikipedia SP250 engine photograph

There is a Wikipedia page for Daimler V8 engines that includes a photograph on a "1963 Daimler SP250 engine": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daimler_V8_engines May just be me but the engine is not the best example and includes a number of non-standard fittings not to mention things like the mixture o...