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by Soundmike
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Hello from new owner
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Hello from new owner

The battery cover is 1/2 inch plywood. The underside is scolloped out by 1/4 inch in the centre leaving a 1" border around the outside. The top has 2 scolloped out semicircles, 1/4", for the locking toggles. There is also a leather tab on the front to pull it out. Some new batteries are a problem, t...
by Soundmike
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: SP250: points versus electronic ignition
Replies: 16
Views: 600

Re: SP250: points versus electronic ignition

All my cars, 3 with V8's, Conquest & Consort, are converted to -ve earth (easy & reversable change). I use an ignition amplifier made up from a Jaycar kit, fitting a pull-up resistor to provide a cleaning current through the points. This is simple and reliable and very easy to revert to original as ...
by Soundmike
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Daimler 15 starting
Replies: 12
Views: 650

Re: Daimler 15 starting

Also, how fresh is the petrol!!!
by Soundmike
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Daimler 15 starting
Replies: 12
Views: 650

Re: Daimler 15 starting

The fluid flywheel WILL work both ways, but requires moderately high speeds (I guess about 20 mph in top gear) to couple. It works in the same way as it provides engine breaking under normal driving conditions. The driving & driven members are basically the same construction and there is no oil pump...
by Soundmike
Sun May 26, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Daimler Conquest Drophead steering box
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: Daimler Conquest Drophead steering box

The rocker shaft and/or bushes are probably worn. The bushes can be replaced with the steering box in situ, the shaft may need machining as well. You can pull the bushes into the steering box with a piece of threaded rod and appropriate spacers. Get bushes smaller ID than the machined shaft and ream...
by Soundmike
Fri May 24, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: SP250 Starter motor fixings
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: SP250 Starter motor fixings

This is from a V8 saloon, makes assembly a whole lot easier!! Spacer is not usual, probably there to correct an error with pinion mesh (perhaps a non standard starter??).
by Soundmike
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Wiring harness routing SP250 B type LHD
Replies: 12
Views: 1001

Re: Wiring harness routing SP250 B type LHD

It is mounted on the LH inner guard just above the starter motor, same as RHD cars. The battery position is reversed as is steering column wiring.
by Soundmike
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Lopsided saloon with new rear springs
Replies: 13
Views: 908

Re: Lopsided saloon with new rear springs

Perhaps swaping the springs left for right may tell you where the problem lies. I THINK they are interchangable??
by Soundmike
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Engine dying after short distance
Replies: 28
Views: 2422

Re: Engine dying after short distance

The most likely components are the coil and/or condenser failure when hot.
by Soundmike
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Wiring harness routing SP250 B type LHD
Replies: 12
Views: 1001

Re: Wiring harness routing SP250 B type LHD

With the benefit of having both a right & left hook in my shed, they both apear to be the same except: Steering column wires (indicator & horn) have longer wires routed behind grill. High/ Low beam switch wiring on left instead of centre right. Battery on Right HS but solenoid on left as per RHD. Wi...