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by Db n j
Mon May 06, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale & List of Suppliers
Topic: Piston Rings Suppliers
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: Piston Rings Suppliers

Graham,

Have you tried thorntons in wellington ? John chatfield is a daimler man and very helpful 😀
by Db n j
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Daimler for sale
Topic: 1948 Daimler DE36 reg DBL 682
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: 1948 Daimler DE36 reg DBL 682

Sure it's a hearse body with the roof chopped off. It really is difficult to remodel cars and get the proportions and lines correct.

I would have no idea what to do with it. !
by Db n j
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Special Sports head torque settings
Replies: 13
Views: 636

Re: Special Sports head torque settings

Tyres, I went for Avon tourist crossply, as original. The car arrived with taxi radials, which for me seemed to give heavy steering, and are considerably smaller diameter. The clincher was that the radial was also fatter, and would not fit in the Empress spare wheel compartment I am happy with the r...
by Db n j
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Special Sports record price?
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Special Sports record price?

Michael,

Thanks for the update.

I make that £56k Sterling, and no doubt a record for a ss.

I suspect it was the prototype label that helped make the high figure, which seems out of step with others on offer, but let's celebrate.

Is it staying down-under ??
by Db n j
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale & List of Suppliers
Topic: v8/250 dart pair carbs
Replies: 0
Views: 162

v8/250 dart pair carbs

In the DM in January there was a pair of carbs for sale which I believed were for the DB18 Special Sports engine. Today I saw them and the owner confirmed they are for the V8/250 engine (I think they are AUD180) They are complete, moving and have some linkages attached. If they can help you, check t...
by Db n j
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: ss woodwork
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Re: ss woodwork

Thanks Peter - yes nothing beats taking a piece of the original trim along to a wood stockist - just where that is will be my next challenge.

Since we did wood on the Empress, our local stockist of hardwood has closed, so I'll have to do a sweep for a new place.
by Db n j
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Empress colour code
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Empress colour code

Welcome to The Forum.

Which Empress do you have ? The first series was db18. ?

I am not sure if this helps much, as Hooper would do what the customer wanted.

If you need to paint, then getting a sample to mix new paint is possible.

Maybe you can post a picture. ?
by Db n j
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Cars & Parts Wanted
Topic: db18 ss bonnet hinge etc
Replies: 8
Views: 562

Re: db18 ss bonnet hinge etc

Peter, I've had a look and can't see any mails,,,can you try davidbarlow399@hotmail.com

Thanks

Db
by Db n j
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Cars & Parts Wanted
Topic: La10
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: La10

Tim, welcome to the forum. It's a good place for general daimler related matters, and great for restoration advice. On the other hand, there are not many la10 parts on offer, so you will need to dig deeper. Dloc membership would be a good start, then you can talk to the La10 registrar, who may help ...
by Db n j
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: ss woodwork
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Re: ss woodwork

Thanks terry, I'll work on that basis for now. I can take along the sour cappings to get a match.