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by tjt77
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: V8 250 rear axle front pinion seal
Replies: 1
Views: 461

Re: V8 250 rear axle front pinion seal

Iv personally never come accross any paper gasket related to pinion seal on a salisbury 4 HA or Dana 44 rear axle.. there ARE paper gaskets on the axle shaft bearing housings however.. these are assembled thus :- replace seal in housing.. then fit gasket after applying a suitable sealant on both sid...
by tjt77
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Bumper rechroming
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Re: Bumper rechroming

There are number of 'issues' which determine quality and cost .. first is the amount of work required to prep the parts for plating..removing dents, filling holes, and polishing out the imperfections ready for plating, all take time and skill..which adds to the price.. the 'other' factor is type of ...
by tjt77
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: V8-250 Saloon: Fan Belt - Solid or Tooth
Replies: 7
Views: 836

Re: V8-250 Saloon: Fan Belt - Solid or Tooth

Can't advise on belt ID number or sizes.. the alternator equipped cars have a shorter belt due to smaller pulley. (alternators spin faster to make the extra wattage) The important thing about belts is their quality.. some do come with 'teeth'..which theoretically should grip better, but would also w...
by tjt77
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: 250 V8 steering box
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Re: 250 V8 steering box

You can always consider an upgrade to rack and pinion conversion .. several established jaguar/daimler specialists can supply this.
If you stay with the power box, the post '67 'adwest' variable ratio is the more durable of the 2 types originally supplied.
by tjt77
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Engine colour
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: Engine colour

inside of block :- bare castings were painted with a common industrial paint used to prevent corrosion.. commonly known as 'red lead' .. machining removed it from the pertinent surfaces leaving the larger unmachined areas still covered.. any decent modern 'etch primer' will replace it after the old ...
by tjt77
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Re building an engine
Replies: 30
Views: 4259

Re: Re building an engine

On bearings (caveat..I have not read the full extent of comments on this thread) the original Vandervell VP2 had load bearing capacity of 12,000 psi.. furthermore the lead indium outer layer is soft and as a consequence, easy on journals ( if replaced when less than .0015" wear present in bearing sh...
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: 1204

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: 30
Views: 4259

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: 30
Views: 4259

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: 771

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...