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by Simon Hyslop
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Parts for Sale & List of Suppliers
Topic: Another bargain?
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Another bargain?

About 10 years ago now, I had been stocking up on new pattern pre war style fuses from Tim Hodgekiss as they did genuinely fit that age of fuse box better than the newer types. An auction listing on ebay was for a packet of original Lucas ones and they made decent money, far far more than the new on...
by Simon Hyslop
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Worm wheel.
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: Worm wheel.

The ratio would appear to be 7:38, at least, that's what's stamped on it..
by Simon Hyslop
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Lanchester for sale
Topic: Good news, An LD10 that hasn't died.
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Good news, An LD10 that hasn't died.

OUB 724 has turned up on ebay for sale in Helensburgh. Fortunately, it looks far from deceased : https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lanchester-LD10/174069544948?hash=item28875a77f4:g:z~UAAOSwHSddqgV8 That makes three of the last 20 cars within 100 miles of one another in the West of Scotland, for the time b...
by Simon Hyslop
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: Lanchester Pistons.
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Lanchester Pistons.

I've read through a Hepolite catalogue and been unable to find 8827 as a reference no. they used at all. However, two thoughts, neither of which may be on the right track. First, the pistons for an E18 are ref T7827. This is a very close fit with 8827, if the reference is handwritten rather than pri...
by Simon Hyslop
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Lanchester for sale
Topic: That time of year again...
Replies: 0
Views: 408

That time of year again...

It's the time of year for elderly vehicles to be kicked out of their warm homes and suffer the indignity of being put up for sale before the winter. For anyone looking for a Lanchester, it looks like a fairly good crop of vehicles for sale just now with rather an attractive looking 11 for sale at £7...
by Simon Hyslop
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: Engine woes. ! !
Replies: 155
Views: 16784

Re: Engine woes. ! !

The modern gauge doesn't waver as much because there's a voltage stabiliser in the circuit. That is why the gauge on an older car jumps to a reading when the ignition is switched on compared to newer gauges which take maybe 20/30 seconds to give an accurate reading. The stabiliser damps out the move...
by Simon Hyslop
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: conquest chassis lubrication
Replies: 8
Views: 593

Re: conquest chassis lubrication

Personally I have no problem with using a lighter oil in the lubrication system. EP80/90 for example. It may drip a bit more but knowing oil is reaching the places it should reach is what it's about. Properly fed with oil, most of the components fed off the system would have a near indefinite life.
by Simon Hyslop
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: Brake Drums
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: Brake Drums

Girling or Lockheed brakes ? I'm assuming Lockheed hydraulic. If so my guess is the pistons in the cylinder have crept out and are stuck . They are aluminium and corrode against the steel cylinder. Should the pistons be free then possibly the fluid is not returning to the master cylinder due to a co...
by Simon Hyslop
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: conquest chassis lubrication
Replies: 8
Views: 593

Re: conquest chassis lubrication

The chassis lubrication system is designed to continually maintain an oil supply to the various points as opposed to having static grease as the lubricant. If your pump isn't working but the metering units and pipework are present, a better solution is to find where the system has a priming nipple, ...
by Simon Hyslop
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Brakes - Adjustment of
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: Brakes - Adjustment of

Starting with all the components you have, i.e. shoes, springs, cylinders and hoses, the only thing really is to jack up the front and , a wheel at a time,turn each adjuster up until the wheel locks solid. Now turn that adjuster back until the wheel just has a slight "ruff-ruff" sort of sound as eac...