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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: 429

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: 673

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: 399

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: 399

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: 1243

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: 413

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...
by John Chatfield
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: tax free ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1256

tax free ?

Greetings Ladys and Gentlemen, Just a thought that some may like to toy with, I am just about to re tax my 1978 motorcycle which I thought would automaticlly become tax free at the end of the year as it is now eligable for the rolling 40 year relief. Hum, not so without me making an 'historic vehicl...
by John Chatfield
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Cars & Parts Wanted
Topic: Conquest or Century Piston Ring
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Re: Conquest or Century Piston Ring

Ha Ha Henry, a big thanks to Marcel for recommending my employer, yes John Chat, from Thorntons (01952 252892) is a really nice bloke who would love to help,,,, joking apart I can help but if you can confirm your bore size, ring width and if possable radial depth (how deep your ring groove goes into...
by John Chatfield
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: BSA Forum
Topic: Help required. BSA 4 light Peerless Coupé pistons.
Replies: 12
Views: 2762

Re: Help required. BSA 4 light Peerless Coupé pistons.

Hi Al, is the restoration show on this year, if so when and are you in attendance?
Regards,
John
by John Chatfield
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: SP250 having the cylinder heads skimmed
Replies: 3
Views: 1213

Re: SP250 having the cylinder heads skimmed

Hi G. This depends on how much you have skimmed off your heads, I am skimming 0.004" off mine and have had the block re-engineered to be bang on front to back and both banks the same height, so taking a few tho. off the block too, takes a very good engineer and a very reliable flat bed. I will be fi...