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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: 337

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: 475

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: 228

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...
by tjt77
Fri May 17, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: NZ Classic Driver magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: NZ Classic Driver magazine

My observation has been that the classic car magazines in NZ are generally very high quality with superb articles.. the vintage car club is also very well organized with branches in every province..
by tjt77
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: v8 2.5 high oil pressure
Replies: 14
Views: 680

Re: v8 2.5 high oil pressure

Buckfield :- the standard electrical gauges are notoriously innacurate.. they commonly read low with the passing of time .the issue is almost always the sender unit which is sensitive to heat exposure. Mechanical guages are known to be more reliable .. but obviously qualities vary.. the smith/britis...
by tjt77
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: V8-250 Saloon: Front Seats - Manual & Automatic
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: V8-250 Saloon: Front Seats - Manual & Automatic

as stated by buckfield :- on the manual cars, the inner edges at front of cushion are cut out to accommodate the gear lever.. the radius is approx 4 1/2" at very front (aligns with 3rd pleat on seat base) and follows a steady curve with ends with the cross beading to the central pleats... the cover ...
by tjt77
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: V8-250 Saloon: Key Numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: V8-250 Saloon: Key Numbers

ignition and door locks were same key ..boot and glove box same key.( but sometimes locks get replaced) IF you dont have the key number(s).. ignition lock barrel is easy to remove.. remove the thumbscrews holding the dash panel and swing it down..undo the bezel and remove ign switch.. look at the al...
by tjt77
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: v8 2.5 high oil pressure
Replies: 14
Views: 680

Re: v8 2.5 high oil pressure

test the pressure with a mechanical gauge.. this is relatively simple to do .. the fitting is 1/8 NPT male to temporarily replace electrical sender for duration of test.. if it reads above 60 PSI you likely have a stuck relief value.. high oil pressures ( above 60 PSI) will add load and hence put ex...
by tjt77
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Head Gaskets killer !!
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: Head Gaskets killer !!

Advice posted above all good ...could be several factors and possibly 'combined' issues.. some possible issues :- warped head face ( checked and corrected .. ) blocked passages in heads due to welding.. blocked or partially blocked cooling passage in cylinder block due to crud build up . :-have you ...
by tjt77
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Brake backing plate rusted to bits
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Brake backing plate rusted to bits

backing plates were not fitted to early cars ( as john wager states ) but they were fitted to all post '63 cars under the reasoning that they extend pad and disc life by reducing the amount and particle size of road grit to contact the brake disc. Some matching backplate or something close that can ...