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by Db n j
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Daimler DB18 rod end greaser
Replies: 9
Views: 184

Re: Daimler DB18 rod end greaser

Julian, have you asked the supplier of the track rod ends ? Who knows what size or thread has been used.

If all else fails, drill and tap to match the old grease nipples (if they are serviceable).
by Db n j
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Special Sports water in the oil ! Again...
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Special Sports water in the oil ! Again...

Just a couple of additional thoughts,, 1) Did you re-torque the head (cold) after you initial runs ? Im sure this is necessary 2) If you get the head checked and skimmed - get a pressure-test done to make sure its good as well as flat (corrosion round the water points) etc 2) Since you are still get...
by Db n j
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Special Sports fuel sender
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: Special Sports fuel sender

Eric,

Thanks for the update - looks like a good solution - be good if you could clarify the seller / details.

thanks

db
by Db n j
Wed May 29, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Cars & Parts Wanted
Topic: Regency MKII DF304
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: Regency MKII DF304

David, I have just had a set of over-riders prepared for chroming for our Special Sports. This is a panel-beating task, involving removing the attachment plate at the back, panel beating to shape, then welding the plates back in. Cost was very modest, and after chroming, all good. So, if they are no...
by Db n j
Sun May 26, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: special sport steering.
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: special sport steering.

So just to confirm, the steering wheel should be positioned like an inverted y. If the steering is central, then turning left or right should be the same degree of turn (from memory its 2 2/3 end to end) If this is good then job done. If not get the steering in the middle, then move the steering whe...
by Db n j
Sun May 26, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Cars & Parts Wanted
Topic: Regency MKII DF304
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: Regency MKII DF304

David, I am not an expert on these cars, but wanted to help anyway. Firstly, are the over-riders missing or in a poor state ? If missing then you need replacements. To me they would be for a fluted bumper, so I'd widen my search by carefully comparing to the 104 and Majestic/Major items - and then w...
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: 290

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: 336

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: 690

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: 238

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 ??