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by John Chatfield
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Dart fuel tank fittings
Replies: 10
Views: 650

Re: Dart fuel tank fittings

Hi Marcus, Bryan Purves has a none reserve pick-up try him on bryanpurves1@gmail.co
Regards John
by John Chatfield
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: How to clean up black plastic trim?
Replies: 17
Views: 1555

Re: How to clean up black plastic trim?

I can vouch for the boot polish trick, I had the pleasure of chatting to an old school chauffeur who whilst regaling various stories, told of his down time waiting for his passenger to return from their appointments etc. he had to clean or polish the car and he used black boot polish on the bumpers ...
by John Chatfield
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: Austin 10 exhaust manifold
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: Austin 10 exhaust manifold

Try Mark at F H Greening Tewkesbury Gloucestershire. 01242 620220
by John Chatfield
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale & List of Suppliers
Topic: SP250 overdrive conversion
Replies: 1
Views: 259

Re: SP250 overdrive conversion

Hi Peter, I have an auto dart and was thinking of converting to a 5 speed box prior to seeing your ad. by a complete conversion what parts have you and what extra parts would i need to find please? I have a flywheel, dart and saloon auto back plate,are they different between auto and manual? Oh and ...
by John Chatfield
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Embarassing question about gear selection
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Re: Embarassing question about gear selection

Gee I'm glad someone else replied, I thought it would have been the same as a modern auto box where you put it in D and the auto box starts in D1 then D2 and then D3 by selecting D2 it would start in D1 then shift to D2 and hold it there and not go up to D3 for pulling up steep hills , Then D1 would...
by John Chatfield
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Water pump and pulley
Replies: 10
Views: 877

Re: Water pump and pulley

Hi Keith, I don't have an answer to your problem but I may know a company who can, EP Services Cable Street,Wolverhampton. WV2 2RJ
01902 452914 they re manufacture water pumps and managed to remove my pulley which I would without doubt have broken the whole thing.
by John Chatfield
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Tappet block cover removal
Replies: 7
Views: 592

Re: Tappet block cover removal

oh I can't find the 'changing engine oil' feed hence asking on this one :?
by John Chatfield
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Tappet block cover removal
Replies: 7
Views: 592

Re: Tappet block cover removal

Whilst no wanting to hi-jack this feed I have two questions, first what are the two small bolts for in the center of some tappet covers and are they model specific? Second why such an amount of oil retained in the cam chest of the dart block, as they have a trough to collect the oil , would a drain ...
by John Chatfield
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: 250 v8 rear hub removal (i hope)
Replies: 31
Views: 1701

Re: 250 v8 rear hub removal (i hope)

Hi , I had to remove my axle and take to an engineering company and they had two blokes working on it who took three hours and it finally released the hubs a 40 yes 40 tons pressure on the one side and slightly less on the other, I had the axle rebuilt by Central Axles of Birmingham and they recon I...
by John Chatfield
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale & List of Suppliers
Topic: SP hardtop for restoration
Replies: 1
Views: 461

SP hardtop for restoration

Greetings to all, may I wish you all a happy new year, Would anyone be looking for a hard top for an SP? if so I have one in need of restoration, comes with a glass rear screen, open to offers regards John {prefer collection, as it won't fit in my estate car nor an astra type van needs transit conne...