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by Peter Grant
Thu May 09, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Idling speed
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: Idling speed

Hi Pekka,
No camera, but I did have a witness, Mark Bearman, visiting Sydney from Western Australia.
I just pulled the pedal up by hand and the revs returned to normal.
I then made sure that the carpet was clear of the pedal and no problem since.
All very exciting!
Cheers
Peter Grant
by Peter Grant
Wed May 08, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Idling speed
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: Idling speed

I accidentally revved the bejesus out of my DE 36 once because the accelerator pedal got fouked on the carpet around the pedal opening in the floor of the car.
Frightened the bejesus out of me too, I tell you. 5.4 litres at a high rev rate in a brick garage was quite a noise.
Peter Grant
by Peter Grant
Wed May 01, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Daimler for sale
Topic: 1948 Daimler DE36 reg DBL 682
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: 1948 Daimler DE36 reg DBL 682

The person who could best assist with details on converting a hearse to an All Weather would be Mark Bearman in Western Australia. Mark's late father had an extraordinary time with a car that had been badly damaged in a museum fire and he started the huge task of transforming it back to All Weather ...
by Peter Grant
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: Tyre recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 435

Re: Tyre recommendations

Hi Eric, We do quite high mileage here in Australia and some years ago Coker 600 x 16 inch vintage radials were recommended for my Special Sports. They are not cheap, but they have proven to be a fantastic compromise between the wobbly cross ply tyres that I had on the car for years and modern radia...
by Peter Grant
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Cars & Parts Wanted
Topic: db18 ss bonnet hinge etc
Replies: 8
Views: 561

Re: db18 ss bonnet hinge etc

Hi David,
I emailed you details for the bonnet hinges a while ago.Did you get the email? I haven't heard anything.
Did you find the quoted price too high? They have been blasted and painted and look like new.
Cheers
Peter Grant
by Peter Grant
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: ss woodwork
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: ss woodwork

Hi David, Getting a match would be the best course. I thought it was walnut with a walnut grained veneer. The other thing is the final finish. My car which I think is original is a soft shine, not a brilliant shine as you'd expect in a saloon. It makes sense driving on a sunny day with the hood down...
by Peter Grant
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: SS - leave well enough alone
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: SS - leave well enough alone

Hi Michael,
Look on the bright side, your flywheel doesn't leak significantly, you fixed the problem and you're back in the road again!
Cheers
Peter G
by Peter Grant
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: Salisbury Differential Specifications
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: Salisbury Differential Specifications

That is brilliant, thank you Stan.
I shall let him know and he can then decide if he wants to source one for his car.
Cheers
Peter Grant
by Peter Grant
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: Salisbury Differential Specifications
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Salisbury Differential Specifications

I just got a call from a gentleman in Launceston Tasmania Paul Coles. Paul has a 1956 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire 236 and is trying to ascertain whether any Daimlers ever used the Salisbury 3HA diffs and if so what ratio. He wants to increase the ratio in the diff in his car and is trying to get as ...
by Peter Grant
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Special Sports Door Seals
Replies: 14
Views: 812

Re: Special Sports Door Seals

Regarding the hood material, the late David Adcock thought the hood on my car was very good. Easy to open and close the hood and the only thing he noticed was that the padding that would be placed to even out the shape across the cross brace just above the side windows wasn't fitted and this actuall...