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by qantasqf1
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: List numbers
Replies: 3
Views: 132

List numbers

Part 1) A mate of mine has a Daimler (or Lanchester) pre selector gearbox and he tells me externally it’s identical to the DB18 gearbox. However, its List Number is 25470, and since the two types of DB18 gearboxes are 27509 and 28509 it’s not from a DB18, unless either very early cars had different ...
by qantasqf1
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: 1951 LD10 KKV 222
Replies: 131
Views: 8232

Re: 1951 LD10 KKV 222

Horns: you really don’t need multimeters or anything to set these up. Assuming the coil is OK and you haven’t messed around with the armature locknut securing it to the diaphragm (set by the manufacturer and shouldn’t be interfered with) then the problem almost certainty lies with the contact points...
by qantasqf1
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: Reserve fuel tank valve
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: Reserve fuel tank valve

Don’t give up! It’s unlikely petrol will free it up. Soak it in paraffin, or better still penetrating oil for a few days. After that try to cycle the lever, but not too enthusiastically. Repeat as often as you like.Eventually it’ll almost certainly free up because it’s brass.
Steve
by qantasqf1
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: Head Light Reflectors
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Head Light Reflectors

If it’s only the silver plating that’s damaged the reflectors of your, er, bowels can be resilvered.
Steve
by qantasqf1
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Timing mark on Conquest Century DJ252
Replies: 15
Views: 715

Re: Timing mark on Conquest Century DJ252

I cast a wide net, Peter. A wide net.
Steve
by qantasqf1
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Timing mark on Conquest Century DJ252
Replies: 15
Views: 715

Re: Timing mark on Conquest Century DJ252

Stan, the crank throws are 120 degrees apart, but the 6 potential positions of the flywheel are 60 degrees apart so there’s no guarantee!
Steve
by qantasqf1
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Timing mark on Conquest Century DJ252
Replies: 15
Views: 715

Re: Timing mark on Conquest Century DJ252

Bryan, my diagnosis is that you may well be going mad, but not because of this! The flywheel is fastened to the crankshaft with 6 equally spaced bolts and nuts and since there are no dowels the damnable thing can be fitted in 6 different positions. I hope you now feel a whole lot better. I shall now...
by qantasqf1
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: Oil level in fluid flywheel.
Replies: 18
Views: 1216

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: 1866

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: 1283

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