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by Sydsmith
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Petrol Smell
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: Petrol Smell

I agree with everything that has been said so far. My SP has always had that irritating smell of petrol when the boot is opened even though I leave it propped when in the garage. I have tried all the usual tricks and tips but that smell is still there. I also agree with Roger, the old SU has a bit o...
by Sydsmith
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: SP 250
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: SP 250

Welcome to the forum Jim, loads of information and help here but do join the DLOC if you have not already done so the discount you can get on insurance pays your fees and the magazine is as good as it gets. With regard to your window problem, it sounds like you have either a door alignment problem o...
by Sydsmith
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: 250 v8 rear hub removal (i hope)
Replies: 27
Views: 824

Re: 250 v8 rear hub removal (i hope)

Brian, Thanks for the response but I was wondering if any of the old Sages amongst us had found a magic way when reassembling to help in removing them at a later date, for example does a liberal application of something like copper slip help? When I did my SP250, I did just that, slapped copper slip...
by Sydsmith
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: 250 v8 rear hub removal (i hope)
Replies: 27
Views: 824

Re: 250 v8 rear hub removal (i hope)

Well done, it was never going to be an easy task. Whilst on the subject is there a crafty way of making them come off easier next time. Syd
by Sydsmith
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Daimler for sale
Topic: SP 250 Chassis No. 100997
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: SP 250 Chassis No. 100997

Yes Beat the details of the car and it's owner Marcel Zoss are listed in the current edition of PasSPort. Syd
by Sydsmith
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: V8-250 Saloon: Front Seats - Manual & Automatic
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: V8-250 Saloon: Front Seats - Manual & Automatic

Hi Richard. When I bought my V8 240 manual the driver seat squab was badly worn with some rips. I bought a complete set of seats from an auto version, which matched both the colour and the patina, now I can't say for sure that there was any difference in the two sets but if there is it is difficult ...
by Sydsmith
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: V8-250 Saloon: Key Numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: V8-250 Saloon: Key Numbers

Richard, They usually are indented on the barrel and mine are. As you say you have to dismantle the whole lock and remove the barrel to get the number, in my case the ignition has one number, like yours indented on the face of the barrel for the information of a thief, the boot and drivers door are ...
by Sydsmith
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: SP250 Brakes Double Pump
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: SP250 Brakes Double Pump

Ah Ha! the ubiquitous SP250 double pump. Norm this was discussed in depth several times on the old forum with several theories and solutions suggested over the years. Sadly it is a feature of the system and it is sirprising how quickly you get used to a double pump when on the road. There are soluti...
by Sydsmith
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale & List of Suppliers
Topic: Tic-Toc watchman is fishing again
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: Tic-Toc watchman is fishing again

I think this is the listing Bud is quoting Chris. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DAIMLER-SP250-V8-DAIMLER-DART-ANTIQUE-WRISTWATCH-1959-1962/293035502350?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 He has been peddling these "unique" "Historic" watches for some time, seems to have found a ...
by Sydsmith
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: Tyre recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 352

Re: Tyre recommendations

Google Coker tyres UK and you will find them, heck of a price, well over £1,000 for four, but they are available. Syd