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by Peter Grant
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: spare tyre
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: spare tyre

Hi Thomas, Here a number of Special Sports owners have used Coker Vintage radial 600 x 16 inch tyres and they will not only fit in that model's spare wheel compartment but transforms the road handling of the car. Maybe someone has a used tyre like that you could use as a get me home spare, otherwise...
by Peter Grant
Sun May 31, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Basics engine help!
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: Basics engine help!

Hi Eric, THis sounds like it could be a long process. Whenever my Special Sports has behaved like yours it has been a fuel issue. I have an inline fuel filter between the fuel pump and the fuel line. Whenever that has been blocked the engine will turn over but not fire. So initially make sure there ...
by Peter Grant
Tue May 26, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Lanchester for sale
Topic: Lanchester 11 Special
Replies: 20
Views: 580

Re: Lanchester 11 Special

I LOVE it: A Carbuncle 11 :lol: :lol: :lol: .
by Peter Grant
Thu May 14, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Daimler for sale
Topic: 1951 DAIMLER DB18 EMPRESS 2.5-LITRE Registration no. RFR 86 Chassis no. 53900
Replies: 12
Views: 750

Re: 1951 DAIMLER DB18 EMPRESS 2.5-LITRE Registration no. RFR 86 Chassis no. 53900

Hi,
When I look at the opening Hohhot on the Bonhams site for the car the front wheel view looks odd. It is as if there is an inner guard missing because you can see right through the wheel arch to the body panel done in cream duco.
Is there a problem or is it my imagination?
Peter Grant
by Peter Grant
Thu May 14, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Calling all Conquest and Century owners, Carpet retaining rubber strips
Replies: 21
Views: 1160

Re: Calling all Conquest and Century owners, Carpet retaining rubber strips

Hi, If you look at the photos on the link to the Majestic major advertised for sale in Australia on the forum it appears that the fitting is different in that the rubber strip is rounded rater than a straight edge cut into an angle. Sorry tried to copy and paste the photo but it didn't work Cheers P...
by Peter Grant
Tue May 05, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: Oil type for steering box
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: Oil type for steering box

Hi Colin, I have had some success using a soft plastic squeeze sauce dispensing bottle. I patiently fill the wide neck using a spatula and then screw the top on and gently squeeze away. The angle of the filler in the SB is easily reached by the bottle outlet. It is still relatively hard work and ver...
by Peter Grant
Tue May 05, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: Oil type for steering box
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: Oil type for steering box

Hi, Yes we here in Oz use a Pennrite product which is basically a liquid grease: steering box lube. It has been really good in my cars but it does take a lot of patience to fill a steering box as the lube really is very thick and pours very, very slowly. I have tried heating it in a hot water bath o...
by Peter Grant
Tue May 05, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: DB18 spare wheel compartment
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: DB18 spare wheel compartment

Hi Thomas, You would be most welcome. I live in the Eastern Suburbs near good old Bondi Beach so not far at all. As coincidence would have it (I am a solicitor) I am just helping clients sell a beautiful bungalow they own in Balmain: great suburb of Sydney!!! Give me some notice and we will organise...
by Peter Grant
Sun May 03, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: DB18 spare wheel compartment
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: DB18 spare wheel compartment

Hi, I think you will find that the DB18 Special Sports has exactly the same problem. During the lifecycle of one set of tyres i had bought a plastic cover for the tyre and kept the whole spare wheel in the boot, and bought a large flat plastic box with wheels (under bed storage box) for the all the ...