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by qantasqf1
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: special sport gearbox.
Replies: 13
Views: 329

Re: special sport gearbox.

Certainly! Give it a go.
Steve
by qantasqf1
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: special sport gearbox.
Replies: 13
Views: 329

Re: special sport gearbox.

I can’t see why diesel shouldn’t be used- after all, diesel is a very thin oil. However, it may not be a particularly good solvent, but worth a go!
Steve
by qantasqf1
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: special sport gearbox.
Replies: 13
Views: 329

Re: special sport gearbox.

The top gear engagement mechanism is entirely different from all the other gears (I assume we’re actually talking about top gear and not overdrive - they’re often confused with each other). Top gear doesn’t use either an epicyclic or a brake band, it uses a multi plate clutch which locks the input a...
by qantasqf1
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: special sport gearbox.
Replies: 13
Views: 329

Re: special sport gearbox.

No, it hasn’t been ‘adulterated’! The tail pins are indeed welded to the cover.
Steve
by qantasqf1
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: DB18-1 Petrol Reserve Tap
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: DB18-1 Petrol Reserve Tap

Replacing the 2 cork seals of these fuel valves is pretty easy. Once the valve has been removed from the car you’ll find a small slot-headed stop screw threaded into the brass body of the valve. You can’t miss it! Undo this screw and the plunger complete with cork seals can now be withdrawn from the...
by qantasqf1
Sat May 25, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Daimler Conquest Drophead steering box
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: Daimler Conquest Drophead steering box

Part 1: If the leak is from the lower bearing retaining plate then it’s likely the 4 retaining bolts have worked loose or the gasket has failed. If the bolts are loose that would explain the free travel in the steering wheel. The illustration may assist. The gasket is item no. 28; the items no. 29 a...
by qantasqf1
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Conquest chassis oiling system bleeding
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: Conquest chassis oiling system bleeding

Andy, I don’t think the valves feature balls per se, they look more like a semi spherical affair and I doubt they could be displaced. The illustration is in the chassis section of the Conquest workshop manual:
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by qantasqf1
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Conquest chassis oiling system bleeding
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: Conquest chassis oiling system bleeding

Andy, the valves look very much like spring-loaded ball valves judging by the diagram. They’re certainly one-way valves and It looks like they can be unscrewed from the expansion chamber, but whether they can be repaired is another matter. The upper valve of the expansion chamber opens when the oil ...
by qantasqf1
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Conquest chassis oiling system bleeding
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: Conquest chassis oiling system bleeding

Andy, I looked at the schematic of the lubrication system and I have to say I can see no reason why it can’t be bled from the reservoir tank as you suggested. However, it would be a good idea first of all to ensure the two one-way valves in the expansion chamber are clean and operating properly. Per...
by qantasqf1
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: DB18-1 Headlights
Replies: 11
Views: 531

Re: DB18-1 Headlights

If the law is the same as here in Australia, then the car merely needs to conform to the original specification/configuration to pass the MoT test. Seat belts and 4 wheel brakes are good cases in point. As far as DB18 headlights are concerned, the original design was that the dipswitch operated both...