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by qantasqf1
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Special Sports fuel issue
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: Special Sports fuel issue

That’s a good point, Peter. The symptoms suggest it may well be the coil and not fuel related at all. Replacement coils are pretty cheap so I would definitely replace it if only for elimination reasons.
Steve
by qantasqf1
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Consort front wheel bearing
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Consort front wheel bearing

Ans: yes, they’re adjustable, and yes, it’s a DIY job. However, if one or both are making a noise and there’s more than minor free play in the road wheel then one or both are probably U/S. (There are 2 taper roller bearings plus an oil seal.) They’re dead easy to inspect once the hub has been remove...
by qantasqf1
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Conquest steering box leak and no first gear
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Conquest steering box leak and no first gear

If reverse and top gear are OK then it’s fair to say adjustment of the external selector linkage is OK. As the pedal is travelling all the way up - I assume with some force - then it may be that the 1st gear strut spring has failed, preventing it from engaging the busbar. Not common, but it happens;...
by qantasqf1
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Not charging
Replies: 20
Views: 615

Re: Not charging

Agreed, Stan, but a caveat here regarding dynamo output. Connecting the dynamo’s D and F terminals and measuring the voltage between the jumper lead and earth is measuring unregulated dynamo output. It’s a convenient and simple check, but running the engine at high speeds for too long can cause prob...
by qantasqf1
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Not charging
Replies: 20
Views: 615

Re: Not charging

As long as it’s definitely the control box it’s almost certain that the problem lies with one of 4 things. There are 2 sets of points on these beasts, one pair for the cutout and one pair for the regulator. The cutout points are always open at rest while the regulator points are closed at rest. Thes...
by qantasqf1
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Dynamo - water pump interface
Replies: 7
Views: 597

Re: Dynamo - water pump interface

I agree with Stan and although I may be missing something here this seems to be an axial flow type cooling fan for the dynamo. God knows why it was fitted because the dynamo pulley piggybacks its own centrifugal type cooling fan which operates by drawing air from the rear of the dynamo through the o...
by qantasqf1
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Fierce take up (gear box)
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: Fierce take up (gear box)

Phone hookup is impractical because I’m in Australia! After you’ve adjusted the pull nuts select and engage reverse. Unscrew the horizontal screw until it just touches the actuating plate and tighten the locknut. Repeat for first gear. In fact you can leave these screws threaded all the way in if yo...
by qantasqf1
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Fierce take up (gear box)
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: Fierce take up (gear box)

Confirmed! Your method was definitely the wrong procedure.
Cheers
Steve
by qantasqf1
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Fierce take up (gear box)
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: Fierce take up (gear box)

Bryan, as I read this you altered the setting of the horizontal adjusting bolts that screw into the reverse and first gear brake bands. Is that correct? If so then by screwing them out the toggle action would be reduced because the bolts would reduce the travel. This is an entirely novel way of alte...
by qantasqf1
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Driven Nuts !
Replies: 9
Views: 974

Re: Driven Nuts !

This website below explains all. The only commonality with BSF and Whitworth threads is the thread angle, being 55 degrees. Naturally the thread pitches are different. The story of the evolution of these thread forms is interesting. The genesis of the Whitworth thread goes right back to the early da...