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by tjt77
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Crankcase breathers?
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: Crankcase breathers?

Oil loss is rarely due to ONE issue such as leaking rear main seal..think 'cause and effect' and ask WHY it is leaking from rear main seal.. commonly the actual problem is wear in the engine.. the symptom of that wear is oil loss.. rear main seal usually leaks for 2 reasons:- main bearing wear and w...
by tjt77
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Re building an engine
Replies: 24
Views: 2319

Re: Re building an engine

Incidentally.. I purchased a late V8250 engine from fellow in the west country a couple of years back ..described as having 'been fully rebuilt by a technical college' it came from a manual overdrive car ( hence no set up for the auto box kick down) and I also purchased all the manual conversion bit...
by tjt77
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Re building an engine
Replies: 24
Views: 2319

Re: Re building an engine

whilst you can drop the sump (after removing radiator and engine mounts to get the lower part of engine high enough to be accessible to move the sump) and do a thorough inspection, the likelihood of a scored/oval crankshaft is strong.. your low oil pressure is likely the result of worn main bearings...
by tjt77
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: V8 250 Tie rod removal
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: V8 250 Tie rod removal

Adding to Ian's post :- my preferred method is to use a suitable long pipe or bar as lever to put pressure on the rod .. remove the tie rod nut...use the lever to apply pressure.. and whack the HOUSING the tapered part of joint goes through HARD with a big hammer.. the combination of leverage and sh...
by tjt77
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: painting wire wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: painting wire wheels

Powder coating is a practical solution for re-finishing scruffy wire wheels.. just be sure they are in excellent condition before starting the process.. check for loose spokes, trueness and wear on splines. if in any doubt.. replace with new wheels.. commonly the usual situation I come across is 2 c...
by tjt77
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Daimler for sale
Topic: Empress 2 for Sale
Replies: 19
Views: 3226

Re: Empress 2 for Sale

'Engine swaps' can and usually do detract from a vehicles value.. but not always.. some countries want allow you to register 'modified' cars . BTW..the 'easier to drive' hydramatic as fitted to the vauxhall 'cresta' is a 2 speed unit.. NOT 3 speed as the ad states.. Id suggest the car would not loos...
by tjt77
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Hi TORQUE STARTER MOTOR
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: Hi TORQUE STARTER MOTOR

the 'high torque' starts that is supplied for the Austin healey 100/6 and 3000 fits the Daimler V8 saloon... Im unsure about number and pitch of ring get teeth on the SP 250 so cant say if same starter will fit .. there are several suppliers of these...the company I recommend is 'Gustavson Machine'..
by tjt77
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Dart Valve stem seal
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Dart Valve stem seal

the later B.L. 'A' plus engines used a valve stem seal which will fit the 2 1/2 litre turner V8 ( I beIieve you quoted to correct part number) when fitted with the modified valve guides that are machined for a seal and are currently supplied by most jaguar/daimler parts specialists ..they can also b...
by tjt77
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: SP250 oil pressure gauge line fittings.
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: SP250 oil pressure gauge line fittings.

You should be able to find a 90o pipe fitting at your local hardware store.. threads are std 1/8" pipe thread and usually made of brass .. common part for the water line hook up on US made 'swamp coolers'
by tjt77
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: V8-250: Crankshaft difference
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: V8-250: Crankshaft difference

All the Turner V8s have the crankshafts threaded at the front (nose) end as far as my knowledge goes.... the front pulley has to be secured.. period .. I have never seen one with internal threads.. every one I have personally observed has an external thread up front that the pulley nut threads on to...