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by Fossil
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Conquest Radiator Grille removal.
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: Conquest Radiator Grille removal.

If you do have a problem with engine temperature in summer another worthwhile action to consider while looking at the radiator and fan is to properly flush the engine block by removing the core plugs on the off-side of the block and rodding/flushing directly, especially if it hasn't been done before...
by Fossil
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale & List of Suppliers
Topic: SP250 EHAUST MANIFOLDS
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: SP250 EHAUST MANIFOLDS

Also try Stainless Exhaust Specialist, see the website, whom I think manufactures the manifolds sold by Robert Grinter, both the original style 4:1 and also 4:2:1, all tubular.

Regards

Fossil
by Fossil
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: SP250 exhaust manifolds
Replies: 9
Views: 619

Re: SP250 exhaust manifolds

Terry Stainless Exhaust Specialist of 9 Nunn Brook Rise, Huthwaite, Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17 2PD can supply stainless steel 4:2:1 exhaust manifolds and also stainless copies of the standard 4:1 manifold. They're not cheap but very good. I have had the former on my SP for over 10 years with no issues....
by Fossil
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Chat Forum & General News
Topic: Number plates
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: Number plates

Ahhh

Who doesn't remember "The League of Gentlemen", so many memorable British actors, and an Alvis?

Ta

Fossil
by Fossil
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:46 pm
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: 720

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

Larry et all Over a period of a few decades I've upgraded the braking system of my SP to include Kunifer pipework, a remote servo, braided hoses, stainless caliper pistons and silicone fluid. After the most recent stage, the s/steel pistons and braided hoses, all four calipers caused binding on road...
by Fossil
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: SP250 Modified seat hinge - help
Replies: 9
Views: 400

Re: SP250 Modified seat hinge - help

Clive et al A slightly more expensive route to a reclining SP seat is provided by a company called Newton Commercial in Norfolk, as quite a few owners already know. They make new seats which tilt forward and recline, and they have removable headrests for those concerned about whiplash, the standard ...
by Fossil
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: V8-250 Saloon: Pedal Box
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: V8-250 Saloon: Pedal Box

Hi Richard Yes, it is certainly of assistance, thank you. I am about to replace both master cylinders and I need to give some attention to the pedals themselves, so what you describe is extremely helpful. It will be much simpler with the pedal box out and on the bench, thanks. It actually involves t...
by Fossil
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Daimler Histories & Statistics (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Conquest and Century engine numbers
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Re: Conquest and Century engine numbers

Richard Having done this once, and only once, many moons ago I can give you a note about the fitting of a Century twin SU inlet manifold to a Conquest engine, and also the twin Century exhaust manifolds if those have also been fitted together with the 2 into 1 downpipe. This is not as simple a conve...
by Fossil
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Daimler Histories & Statistics (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Hooper Daimlers
Replies: 53
Views: 6104

Re: Hooper Daimlers

Barrie Some years ago the DM carried a series of articles from a gentleman who had converted his DJ254 inlet manifold to take triple SUs, but I don't recall that it improved the performance much. A simpler option would be to fit twin HD8 SUs, but I doubt that there would be much benefit from that ei...
by Fossil
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Daimler Histories & Statistics (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Hooper Daimlers
Replies: 53
Views: 6104

Re: Hooper Daimlers

Barrie Thanks for posting the Martin Buckley item originally published in Classic & Sports Car magazine last year. It retains his uninformed comments and the general feelking of condescention towards Hooper and Daimler, most of all in his reference to post-war Hooper designs being stuffy and pompous...