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by Sydsmith
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Neoprene tappet cover gaskets
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Neoprene tappet cover gaskets

Dick I assume you mean the rocker cover gaskets? If that is the case it depends on the type of cover you have, if you are fortunate enough to have those with grooves around the under edge, you need two meters of 3 mm "O" ring material, which can be bought from most motor factors, plus a tube of supe...
by Sydsmith
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DRIVING IN THE EU IF THERE'S A NO DEAL BREXIT
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DRIVING IN THE EU IF THERE'S A NO DEAL BREXIT

We have been going to Ireland for the past 25 years we have been tripping back and forth three or four times a year and have never needed anything extra not even a passport, only some form of photo identity. (I have great fun in showing my Welsh language readers card for the National Library of Wale...
by Sydsmith
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: V8-250 Saloon - Auto to Manual
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: V8-250 Saloon - Auto to Manual

Richard. When I was looking for a Daimler Jaguar back some seven or eight years ago the one thing that became clear was that manual models commanded a better price than automatics, I was lucky to find one at a good price and have enjoyed the V8 250 manual that I bought ever since, but conversions we...
by Sydsmith
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: LA11 engine problems
Replies: 16
Views: 727

Re: LA11 engine problems

If it is any consolation Al, Father in law (93) has a 1983 Mazda 323, last year he took it for it's MOT, having spent £800 last year to get it though, the Mazda agent quoted £1,200 this year major brake overhaul and some welding. He got his MOT and it was just 600 mile since the last one, the car ha...
by Sydsmith
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Strip and Paint
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: Strip and Paint

Hi John. Pity you cannot get into the old forum it was loaded with advice on painting an SP250. Several successful ways have been used to strip the paint off the body, pressure blast it with hot water, soda blast, paint stripper and of course there is good old hard work with wet and dry paper. Fibre...
by Sydsmith
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Daimler for sale
Topic: 15 on e-bay
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: 15 on e-bay

Mmmm Nice one and it seems to be good value considering the condition. Syd
by Sydsmith
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: DB18 Petrol Tank Sender
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: DB18 Petrol Tank Sender

Hedgie, before you rush off and buy a new sender are you certain it is duff. Fuel gauges are a strange animal,they work back to front to what we logically would think. 12 volts is applied to the fuel gauge on the panel and wire from the gauge runs to the sender. That wire carries 12 volts and you sh...
by Sydsmith
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Lopsided saloon with new rear springs
Replies: 13
Views: 517

Re: Lopsided saloon with new rear springs

Too late for you Mark and you have my sympathy. Your situation highlights how important it is to look after the spring mounting points and rear floors on all V8's, regularly inspect them for rust and keep them protected. (I have used liberal quantities of Waxoil) The repair is not easy and requires ...
by Sydsmith
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Daimler Majestic 3.8 Power Steering
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Daimler Majestic 3.8 Power Steering

Hi Phil I have a V8 250 with manual gearbox and no power steering, the steering is only heavy when the car is stationery or moving very slowly as in parking, but as I have driven cars since 1956 and almost none had power steering up to 1980 when I bought a Mercedes E class, I have no problem with no...
by Sydsmith
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Chat Forum & General News
Topic: Any suggestions....?
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Any suggestions....?

I recon this one has been for a swim in the sea, probably out of a boat ?