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by Fossil
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Chat Forum & General News
Topic: Number plates
Replies: 3
Views: 260

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: 547

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: 291

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: 292

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: 171

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: 5681

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: 5681

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...
by Fossil
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Daimler Histories & Statistics (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Hooper Daimlers
Replies: 53
Views: 5681

Re: Hooper Daimlers

Thanks Darren, I have a copy of it.

G
by Fossil
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: SP Front wheel bearings
Replies: 7
Views: 448

Re: SP Front wheel bearings

Hi Colin

Steel or wire wheels?

If wires I suggest new splined front hubs plus new bearings. If those on your car have done many miles new unworn splines and bearings won't go amiss.

Glad you got home safe.

Cheers

Geoff
by Fossil
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Daimler Histories & Statistics (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Hooper Daimlers
Replies: 53
Views: 5681

Re: Hooper Daimlers

More photos inc Doune in 1994. Douine 1994 Hooper Centuries rear.jpg Dauphin.03.15 022.JPG The boot has no floor, just a cover for the spare wheel, so I've made a floor that rests on the wheel but can be removed easily; the carpet hides the wheel neatly. Dauphin.03.15 007.JPG The door checks are hin...