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by Sydsmith
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: V8 250 Restoration Next Steps
Replies: 9
Views: 143

Re: V8 250 Restoration Next Steps

Is it me or are other irritated by the term "barn find" these days it just about applies to anything with a bit of dust on it and sort of implies it is worth that bit more because it is dusty and therefore unmolested, but who knows what the car has been through before it was dumped in a shed, barn, ...
by Sydsmith
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Daimler for sale
Topic: Daimler ES24 for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Daimler ES24 for sale

You can buy it now on fleabay for £24k
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1939-Daimler ... Swo~1ejaDu
by Sydsmith
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Parts for Sale & List of Suppliers
Topic: V8 engine on e-bay
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: V8 engine on e-bay

The daft thing about fleabay is things you think worth very little sell for silly money, things that are more desirable get little attention, I bet this goes for £500 plus. I once bought two SP250's, OK they were in boxes, but both were complete and there was a boot full of brand new spares in one o...
by Sydsmith
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: Driving About
Replies: 10
Views: 599

Re: Driving About

Thankfully Stan the deluge has ceased and the area is now quiet, but it is surprising how many folks are driving about still. I laid our front drive almost 20 years ago. Where the new sewerage and utility trenches were dug, over the years the brick pavers have sunk, producing an irritating puddle at...
by Sydsmith
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Battery Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: Battery Replacement

Richard, my SP was fitted with a Bosch battery when I bought the car over 10 years ago, it started the car first turn of the key after the winter layup again this spring. I should say my car has a dynamo so it is just good quality that has sustained the battery, plus an occasional top up trickle cha...
by Sydsmith
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Carb float level setting
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: Carb float level setting

Rob I thing this is a case where "if it aint broke don't try to fix it" applies, mine are likewise not as per the book, but they have never let me down. As has been made clear here, there has always been a difference of opinion as to how to set them, but as I say if you don't have a problem with the...
by Sydsmith
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Isolation Work
Replies: 14
Views: 463

Re: Coronavirus Isolation Work

I have managed to complete half a dozen once started never finished jobs on the house and around the garden in the past week or so. Satisfaction of seeing the long awaited finished result does spur you on. About to start wood preservative and repairs on the bordering fences and paint the ship lap on...
by Sydsmith
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Daimler for sale
Topic: V8 250 for auction
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: V8 250 for auction

Why do some auction website owners make it so difficult to navigate, I gave up in the end, pity looks a great car, would have liked to see a bit more than the preview. Syd
by Sydsmith
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: The Rocket Eight... V8 motorbike
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: The Rocket Eight... V8 motorbike

What a remarkable man and what a fantastic feat of building and fabrication, can't get me head round the extent of his imagination, determination and ability.

I am sure this has been on before or perhaps on the old forum, but what ever, well worth looking at again. Syd
by Sydsmith
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Chat Forum & General News
Topic: Pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Pictures

Thanks for the comments John and yes when the sorting is completed, I am moving everything into folders whilst I am at it I will investigate how to send pictures here (I have a fair idea). With so many photos all mixed, family and many projects other than cars will need some time, something I think ...