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by Big Col
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Saloon viscous coupling
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: Saloon viscous coupling

The only thing to be aware of with the longer unit is clearance to the radiator if your engine mounts are not up to scratch. If they are as soft as bogies then under sharp breaking the engine will tilt forward and cause contact between the fan blades and radiator.
by Big Col
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Events: Calendar and Reports
Topic: Italian Road Trip
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Re: Italian Road Trip

I got the impression John that the main question was about routes. That said however, I would only carry ignition bits and bobs, and bulbs. The car should be in tip top condition anyway before such a journey is considered. No alterations should be needed as things like lighting is not really bright ...
by Big Col
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Events: Calendar and Reports
Topic: Italian Road Trip
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Re: Italian Road Trip

Personal choice considering I live in Leeds. I like to do the overnight ferry from Hull to Rotterdam. Then generally follow the Rhine to Switzerland and or Lichtenstein and into Italy. The Stelvio Pass and Mont Blanc tunnel are nice to tick off the “been there done that” list. If you go the French w...
by Big Col
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Just bought.......
Replies: 17
Views: 523

Re: Just bought.......

Fitting a V8 250 with auto box could work out expensive. The cooling system would have to be in tip top condition and the engine it’s self in reasonable order. If not overheating and related fuel and oil consumption would be a cause for concern. I can understand the authenticity aspect but if the un...
by Big Col
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: SP New wiring loom problems
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Re: SP New wiring loom problems

I had problems at the rear end when I fitted a new Autosparks loom. In my case I found that swapping the positive black cables in the boot area work to cure the issues. I don’t understand the black art of electrics but it seamed as though the fuel gauge, pump and reserve solenoid mattered as to whic...
by Big Col
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Dart spitting out dirt from exhaust
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Dart spitting out dirt from exhaust

I’m glad your not my neighbour, I wouldn’t appreciate you revving up early on a Sunday morning. That said I wouldn’t be worried about the crud. Infrequent running and relatively low mileage tends to cause that sort of thing to happen. Heating up and cooling down causes the debris to stick then loose...
by Big Col
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: On Top
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Re: On Top

I think PVC is more susceptible to shrinkage and stiffening due to winter temperatures, which can be a torment trying to erect a cold hood on a cold day. Double Duck is very good with wet conditions and Mohair has a curtain air of quality. I chose Double Duck and was happy with it’s all round effici...
by Big Col
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: SP250: points versus electronic ignition
Replies: 16
Views: 702

Re: SP250: points versus electronic ignition

I tried two different types of electronic ignition systems in my Darts and was disappointed with both. I can’t recall which I tried but they weren’t the cheapest available. I also fitted electric power steering and found that the electronic control units packed up after short periods . I concluded t...
by Big Col
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: Brake Drums
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Brake Drums

Are the shoes concentric? I don’t know yours specifically but as you put the drums on try hitting the drum up, down and side to side in order to position the shoes central to the drum.