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by Phillmore
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Is it sacrilege?
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Re: Is it sacrilege?

I'm not sure it would make parking easier. I think you would get better leverage with hands at quarter to three (or quarter past nine). Either way as Graham says parking will always be a serious work out! You might of course find it easier now you've got some oil in your steering box :D
by Phillmore
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Daimler for sale
Topic: MkII Conquest Century
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: MkII Conquest Century

Not available as in being re-manufactured no. I would think you will be lucky to find many these days but if you Google it something might crop up.
by Phillmore
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Daimler 15 starting
Replies: 12
Views: 733

Re: Daimler 15 starting

Does the engine spin over at a good speed on the starter? Does it try to fire at all?
by Phillmore
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Near Death Experience
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: Near Death Experience

Or you could try the flashing trafficator bulbs?
by Phillmore
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: Engine woes. ! !
Replies: 155
Views: 15496

Re: Engine woes. ! !

You say you think it's running rich Al, why not check the plugs after a good run and check the electrode colour?
by Phillmore
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: backfire
Replies: 16
Views: 907

Re: backfire

There are certainly some duff rotor arms on the market. Get a decent one from the Distributor Doctor and rule that out.
by Phillmore
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Daimler for sale
Topic: 1953 Daimler Empress MkII Four-Door Hooper Saloon 987 UYS
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: 1953 Daimler Empress MkII Four-Door Hooper Saloon 987 UYS

The Consort looks appealing at the same auction.
by Phillmore
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: special sport carbs
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: special sport carbs

Agreed Colin the Gunson Carbalancer is excellent for balancing the air flow but it won't help with balancing the mixture strength. The Gunson Colour tune might help but I never really got on with that. I find it really is a matter of listening carefully for changing engine revs and cross checking wi...
by Phillmore
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: backfire
Replies: 16
Views: 907

Re: backfire

It could be down to many things. Backfires usually occur due to the fuel/air mixture igniting in the exhaust manifold. Causes could be insufficient spark allowing incomplete combustion in the combustion chamber - check all ignition components. Or a sticking valve allowing mixture out - Do a compress...
by Phillmore
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: special sport carbs
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: special sport carbs

Did you check the plugs after a good run at normal engine temperature to ensure that the sooty plugs are not down to the last cold start with choke? I think it's a case of fine tuning your ears as well as your carbs. I'm no expert but roughly speaking each carb will be supplying three cylinders. The...