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by Fossil
Mon May 18, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: SP250 Carpet Fitting
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: SP250 Carpet Fitting

Wayne I have also retrimmed my SP using a carpet set from Bryan Purves in addition to all the other upholstery, with the exception of the front seats which I obtained from Newton Commercial in Norfolk. Bryan is very obliging and will adjust pieces for you if required, for example I've fitted a Jagua...
by Fossil
Mon May 11, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Chat Forum & General News
Topic: UFOs & Aliens
Replies: 35
Views: 2249

Re: UFOs & Aliens

To be realistic for a moment, for a brief period of time twice recently I really hoped that I really might witness something really rare but interesting in the night sky: first, a supernova, if Betelgeuse the red giant in Orion actually was about to explode at the end of its life, because it had dim...
by Fossil
Mon May 11, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Century 1954 Exhaust branch
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Re: Century 1954 Exhaust branch

Hi Jiri I'm sorry but I'm not sure what you are referring to. Do you mean the two exhaust manifolds on the side of the engine, or another part of the exhaust system, perhaps the downpipes below the manifolds? What holes are you referring to? If you need to replace the manifolds i think the only poss...
by Fossil
Mon May 11, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Majestic Major fan
Replies: 8
Views: 498

Re: Majestic Major fan

All the MM engines I've owned have had a 6 blade fan. Really useful because it fits the fan pulley of other post war D saloons such as the Century, which usually has a 2 blade fan; so my Century also has a MM fan. This is partly because it has a lowered scuttle and radiator, being a Hooper coachbuil...
by Fossil
Mon May 11, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Calling all Conquest and Century owners, Carpet retaining rubber strips
Replies: 29
Views: 1870

Re: Calling all Conquest and Century owners, Carpet retaining rubber strips

Thanks Henry Add me to the list for the Dauphin. I'll need to check the length required, but it's not likely to be more than other DJ models. They don't need replacing now, but I like obtaining hard to find spares when they're being remanufactured and are affordable. I put my name forward to Barry T...
by Fossil
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Daimler for sale
Topic: 1935 Daimler 15 for sale ebay
Replies: 14
Views: 1524

Re: 1935 Daimler 15 for sale ebay

Good Afternoon All It is another glorious afternoon here, west of Glasgow near Loch Lomond, hard to think that there are so many hard issues to face everywhere when sitting in glorious self-isolation on such a day. But, for we old car enthusiasts, will there be a "long haul" any more? If so for how ...
by Fossil
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Dart vertical links
Replies: 16
Views: 1110

Re: Dart vertical links

Dave I'm sorry to have missed that. However I may be wrong but think that they used to be about £1000 each side? Their availability has been a problem for decades, so its handy to grab a spare pair whenever the opportunity arises, but can be expensive! Alternatively one can convert the car to TR6 fr...
by Fossil
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: DB18 Water Temperature capillary tube
Replies: 7
Views: 889

Re: DB18 Water Temperature capillary tube

A small safety matter. Ether is explosive in air. This is why operating theatre floors used to have to be anti-static. A build up of static electricity on any person or apparatus leaked to earth via the floor to avoid sparks igniting explosive mixtures of volatile anaesthetic agents such as ether; t...
by Fossil
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 13
Views: 1238

Re: Insurance

Hi Mark

I echo Chris's recommendation of Heritage, so much so that we have all the old uns and moderns on one 'Family Fleet' policy, just one renewal charge pa, and the cost has barely changed for several years. Worth a call.

Regards

Fossil
by Fossil
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Carb float level setting
Replies: 10
Views: 798

Re: Carb float level setting

Rob Indeed there is a recommendation in SU's HD6 information, including the booklet I received with repair kits. It says that a weaker needle is recommended at altitudes of 1800m, 6000ft, or above. Which may suggest that you would be safe to set the floats at the standard recommended height of 7/16 ...