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by qantasqf1
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: Oil level in fluid flywheel.
Replies: 18
Views: 722

Re: Oil level in fluid flywheel.

Dipstick? There isn’t one for the FF. To fill the FF rotate the engine until one of the filler plugs is at the12 o’clock position. Fill the FF until oil overflows.
If you mean the gearbox oil level (which has a dipstick) it should be marked on the dipstick.
Steve
by qantasqf1
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Worm wheel.
Replies: 14
Views: 1412

Re: Worm wheel.

It was standard practice to stamp the ratio of the rear axle on the worm wheel for many types of cars - f’rinstance I’ve got a Renault (if memory serves) worm wheel with the ratio stamped on it (makes an excellent bell). So - are you certain this wheel is ex-Daimler? It may not be, although I admit ...
by qantasqf1
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: DB18 Torque Values
Replies: 20
Views: 719

Re: DB18 Torque Values

Er...quite. If Daimler thought 80 ft lbs (which is pretty damn tight) was the torque required for the wheel nuts then surely they would have supplied a wheel brace about twice the size of the one they actually supplied.
Steve
by qantasqf1
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: DB18 Torque Values
Replies: 20
Views: 719

Re: DB18 Torque Values

Absolutely right, Syd. The wheel brace supplied with the DB18 has an effective radius of around 8”, maybe less. That’s pretty much the same with all UK cars so the message is wheel nuts don’t need to be very tight and I wince every time I see a mechanic on the end of a rattle gun torquing the hell o...
by qantasqf1
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: DB18 Consort gearbox removal
Replies: 36
Views: 1832

Re: DB18 Consort gearbox removal

OK, Brian, point taken; well done for spotting my deliberate mistake! Seeing the driving and driven members must be fitted as an assembly I gave both an honourable mention to avoid jealousy. That’s my excuse and I’m going to stick to it
Steve
by qantasqf1
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: Backfiring and Popping
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: Backfiring and Popping

Check the HT leads are connected to the right plugs.
by qantasqf1
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: DB18 Consort gearbox removal
Replies: 36
Views: 1832

Re: DB18 Consort gearbox removal

FWIW each of the bolts securing the driving member to the flywheel proper must have a shake proof washer or a spring washer fitted. If they were all loose then there are 2 explanations: 1) there was no washer fitted when the driven member was fitted to the flywheel thus allowing them to work loose, ...
by qantasqf1
Fri May 29, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: Daimler Carburetors
Replies: 12
Views: 545

Re: Daimler Carburetors

Stan, there’s not much on the engine. It describes how to set valve and ignition timing, there’s a cross section of the engine, details of bore and stroke, how the sleeves operate, wiring diagram, vibration damper service, water valve service. Basic stuff, but if you need any of this don’t hesitate ...
by qantasqf1
Fri May 29, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: Daimler Carburetors
Replies: 12
Views: 545

Re: Daimler Carburetors

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by qantasqf1
Fri May 29, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: Daimler Carburetors
Replies: 12
Views: 545

Re: Daimler Carburetors

Stan, volume 3 of H. Thornton Rutter’s Motors of Today (beautiful series of books BTW) deals with these beasts. I can only download 4 of 7 attachments at a time (bloody nuisance) so I’ll have to do it in 2 replies.
Cheers
Steve