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by DW1900
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Cars & Parts Wanted
Topic: Trafficator Switch
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Re: Trafficator Switch

Sorry Dennis its from a 1953 sports special.

Good luck

Dave W
by DW1900
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Cars & Parts Wanted
Topic: Trafficator Switch
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Re: Trafficator Switch

Hi Dennis,

I have just changed my trafficator switch today, you are welcome to the one I have taken off. The indicator lever has broken but the rest of the switch may be of use to rebuild yours. PM me your address and I will pop it in the post.

Regards Dave W
by DW1900
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Daimler 15 starting
Replies: 12
Views: 656

Re: Daimler 15 starting

Quick update. Stripped head off again and found three inlet valves were not seating properly, even though lapped in previously. Rebuilding it now will give it another go later in the week
by DW1900
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Daimler 15 starting
Replies: 12
Views: 656

Re: Daimler 15 starting

Hi Andy, there is no attempt to start at all.

Soundmike, I note your comments regarding the fluid flywheel, and that makes perfect sense. I do like the idea of a separate feed to the coil, I will give it a try this afternoon.

Regards

Dave W
by DW1900
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Daimler 15 starting
Replies: 12
Views: 656

Re: Daimler 15 starting

Thanks guys, that was my thought about the fluid flywheel. The engine turns over freely, the timing is set Ok, I have petrol to and through the carburitor. I have sparks, at the right time, at each plug. But it will not start. I have batteries link together and just purchased a booster yesterday, bu...
by DW1900
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Daimler 15 starting
Replies: 12
Views: 656

Daimler 15 starting

Can anybody confirm if I can bump start a Daimler 15. I have just rebuilt the engine and I can’t get enough grunt to get it started, so I was thinking about towing it? Any thoughts?

Regards Dave W
by DW1900
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Cars & Parts Wanted
Topic: Daimler 15
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: Daimler 15

Hi Claudio,

I have sent you a Private Message, but I am unsure if it has actually sent. Let e know if you have received it.

Regards
Dave W
by DW1900
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: Footman James insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Footman James insurance

Footman James offer a discount on my classic insurance because I am a member of the Jaguar Enthusiast Club. Can anybody tell me if it is the same with the DLOC?
by DW1900
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale & List of Suppliers
Topic: Special Sports - Oil Bath Air Cleaner
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: Special Sports - Oil Bath Air Cleaner

Hi all,

Just as a matter of interest, did you ever find an air filter housing either original or from another car? Would be good to know which other cars used that housing. Also if another car has the same inlet manifold as the sports special.

Regards

Dave W