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by Big Col
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: Concrete
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Concrete

Pour a strong spirit into the stain, the stronger the better, the sort of thing that you can’t get anymore because it rots your lungs. Then before it evaporates cover it with cat litter. The spirit breaks down the stain then the litter lifts it out.
by Big Col
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Headlining and seats cleaning
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Headlining and seats cleaning

I’ve always used autoglym products for cleaning and am happy with them.
Don’t prod and poke the headlining too much.
by Big Col
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Chat Forum & General News
Topic: Daimler Roadster Overdrive
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Daimler Roadster Overdrive

It’s funny how our opinions have changed with modern motoring comparisons. When the car was new, the chances are that it hardly saw the need for an overdrive. Modern driving tends to see loads of motorway type roads which seem endless if cars rev highly. And yet we all moan that it is impossible to ...
by Big Col
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: How to clean up black plastic trim?
Replies: 16
Views: 1001

Re: How to clean up black plastic trim?

Don’t do that orgianic muckment it is full of palm oil.
by Big Col
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Saw this on another site
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Saw this on another site

And your point is?
by Big Col
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Events: Calendar and Reports
Topic: Newby Hall Car Show
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: Newby Hall Car Show

The rumours revolved around the fact that Harry Fletcher is ill. Harry has been the ‘Main Man for years in the running of the show. The club (NECPWA) advertised in their magazine for someone to take on the running of the show a few months ago but I have not kept up to date as to anyone taking up the...
by Big Col
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Gearbox Conversion Dart
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: Gearbox Conversion Dart

If memory serves me well the backplate centre clearance hole is flame cut or similar so cannot be used for reference. Small amount of misalignment of the gearbox will cause component wear and problems in no time at all.
by Big Col
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Gearbox Conversion Dart
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: Gearbox Conversion Dart

Ideally a drawing would be used and all the machining done on something like a vertical milling machine or radial drill used. It would then all be relevant to the centre line of the input shaft to both backplate and gearbox. Without drawings then the measurements could be picked up using a plain pie...
by Big Col
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Parts for Sale & List of Suppliers
Topic: SP250 project for sale in Canada
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: SP250 project for sale in Canada

Looks to be a little less than a complete car. The biggest aspect of the car may be getting all the bits.
by Big Col
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Steering
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Steering

On the Triumph racks there is a large hexagon cap which contains a spring and plunger arrangement if memory serves me correctly. It reduces play in the rack ,I think, and if it is set too tight it will restrict the steering to the extent you describe.