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by tjt77
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: V8 saloon Idle speed
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: V8 saloon Idle speed

800 rpm @ idle is about right.. if it changes when you blip the throttle , the most likely issue is worn throttle shafts ... this will cause inconsistencies as to where the butterfly(s) close.. and always gives an unpredictable idle... easy too check.. grab the end of one of the throttle shafts firm...
by tjt77
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Jaguar 340 Engine/Gearbox removal
Replies: 7
Views: 431

Re: Jaguar 340 Engine/Gearbox removal

Reply to Christopher Story:- its true that the film clearly shows a 2.4 litre version with its downdraft solex carbs in place in the lowering of body to drivetrain..(at a point close to 15 mins in in the sequence of placing the drivetrain on tressles ..you will observe a 3.4 engine and overdrive box...
by tjt77
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Jaguar 340 Engine/Gearbox removal
Replies: 7
Views: 431

Re: Jaguar 340 Engine/Gearbox removal

if you watch videos of the factory building the cars.. ( Available to view on you tube there is 'Tour of jaguar factory 1961' which shows all stages of production of the Mk2) you will see that the engine and box was placed on top of front subframe ( along with driveline and rear axle) and the cars b...
by tjt77
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Splined Hub Maintainance & Wear
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: Splined Hub Maintainance & Wear

wear in splined hubs is a common and often overlooked issue .. fortunately the threads are 'handed' so the likelihood of losing a wheel under braking is mitigate somewhat. there is information on several sites that sell and service spoke wheels as to what to look for to determine if there is wear :-...
by tjt77
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: V8 Saloon Front Springs
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: V8 Saloon Front Springs

Martin Robey is a knowledgable supplier.. so worth contacting.. I dont have any 1st hand info, but faintly recall that the springs for the 2.4 Mk2 Jaguar are same as those used on our Daimler versions.. Today spring design has improved as have sources for metal alloys.. also try the company 'Supplex...
by tjt77
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: SP250 spares prices?
Replies: 8
Views: 493

Re: SP250 spares prices?

one approach is to ask :- What would I want to pay for it ? I suspect there are more SP250 engines than V8 2 1/2 litre saloon engines in USA..(saloons were never officially imported) the former have more value due to the cars being rare and parts hard to come by.. I paid $ 2,000 for 2 dismantled sal...
by tjt77
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: V8 250 Brake pads
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: V8 250 Brake pads

When compared to modern cars, the pioneering but now ancient Dunlop brakes on the daimler SP and V8 saloons have very small pad area, and hence the pads have to work very hard to slow the cars weight and bulk .. modern pads tend to be very soft ( which gives them more 'bite' per amount of pedal pres...
by tjt77
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: V8 Saloon Poly or metalastic bushes?
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: V8 Saloon Poly or metalastic bushes?

Be aware that 'Poly bushes' come in various grades of hardness and quality .. the original metalastic bushes as used on rear suspension arms have a very long life ( minimally 150k miles) and require no lubrication .. there are specific places that are better served by poly bushes on our cars .. one ...
by tjt77
Wed May 29, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Gearbox disaster
Replies: 5
Views: 521

Re: Gearbox disaster

fluid dripping between engine and box when engine is running in the manner you describe is most likely a sign that the front seal that wraps around torque converter has failed.. I have the self same issue with a Mk2 jaguar that was standing unused for many years ( with the same DG box as used in SP ...
by tjt77
Wed May 29, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: California State ID
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: California State ID

these I.D tags were most commonly used from mid 70s through early 90s and were issued by highway patrol. ( and still available today for cars with no existing vin plate ) reasons a little ambiguous, but generally it was down to the local DMV department requesting a 'new' id in order to register a ca...