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by migray
Thu May 16, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: Vehicle lifts / inspection pits
Replies: 11
Views: 482

Re: Vehicle lifts / inspection pits

I have the SP241 - 2.4m long. The depth is quite convenient, it has a sliding seat and a sliding tool tray.

Mike
by migray
Thu May 16, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: Vehicle lifts / inspection pits
Replies: 11
Views: 482

Re: Vehicle lifts / inspection pits

I installed a mech-mate pit when I built my garage 14 years ago https://www.mech-mate.co.uk/ It has the advantage of being sealed against water as it is a GRP moulding you set in the ground so stays dry, it also has installed lighting and power. I have found it very useful though the version I have ...
by migray
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Daimler Roadster Overdrive
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: Daimler Roadster Overdrive

Ivar I was talking to Graham Butler recently and he said he had intended to fit overdrive to his Daimler 15. He recently sold the car without carrying out the work but he had acquired all the parts needed to do this. He used to work for Laycocks in Sheffield who made overdrive units. He says you nee...
by migray
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: DJ 254 NDHC Carpets
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: DJ 254 NDHC Carpets

A few photos of my carpets but I don't know how they compare to the originals.

Mike
by migray
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: DJ 254 NDHC Carpets
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: DJ 254 NDHC Carpets

The rubber to retain the carpet edge is sold by C O H Baines as IRS 0883EP. 2 Metre should be enough. I suspect other suppliers have the same section. As far as the carpet arrangement is concerned I am not sure what the fit was originally. Mine fits above and around the pedals but has some turnbuckl...
by migray
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Distributor for SP250
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: Distributor for SP250

if you have the speedo take off drive from your distributor you can move it to a Daimler V8 250 or Rolls Royce 20D8 distributor body. May give you some more options.
by migray
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Daimler for sale
Topic: DJ254 Roadster for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 147

DJ254 Roadster for sale

Ebay advert https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1955-Daimler ... SwJihcZcBp
Shows nice looking roadster in ivory with blue interior. Registration and chassis number aren't given.
by migray
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Draining Engine Oil
Replies: 37
Views: 3077

Re: Draining Engine Oil

I guess you are right, the water ways are just behind that area. I have tried to clean up the areas where the "holes" appear and they don't seem to clear out. They seem to be in a circular core plug which is fitted into the sides of the cam chamber, maybe it is just an indentation pattern but I cann...
by migray
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Draining Engine Oil
Replies: 37
Views: 3077

Re: Draining Engine Oil

Are these the holes you are talking about? Rather fine and getting clogged up on my SP250 engine, though I think it is a saloon block (?)
Areas of holes are on both sides of the tappet chest, and still high enough up to retain quite a bit of oil.

Mike