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by Simon Hyslop
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Daimler LQ3-20 Burovox communication system
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: Daimler LQ3-20 Burovox communication system

I was very interested to read about the carbon granules. I seem to remember, although my wife says she's never seen it, people in older films sometimes hitting or tapping the microphone end of a phone if the connection seemed poor. Presumably this continued in a similar way to the practice of tappin...
by Simon Hyslop
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: LA 10 Wiring and switch placement
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: LA 10 Wiring and switch placement

Dear Alan, I have been out and taken some pictures. Firstly, the starter switch and dip switch location: The one thing I would just say in passing is that I added a separate solenoid under the bonnet worked by the starter switch. I thought it better to have the main starter supply run to a more acce...
by Simon Hyslop
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: LA 10 Wiring and switch placement
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: LA 10 Wiring and switch placement

Hello Alan. Good to know you're getting on with your car. I haven't been at many shows in recent times so I haven't seen you for a while. I rewired my 10 with an Autosparks loom about 8 years ago and it does fit although it was about a foot over length at both the engine end and the back end for the...
by Simon Hyslop
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: LA 11 ENGINE SUPRISES!
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: LA 11 ENGINE SUPRISES!

I have been thinking about the pieces of wood in your cylinder head. My guess, and that's all it can be, is that they have been placed in the waterways to try and improve the circulation of the coolant. A problem with quite a number of pre war engine designs is how to make the water circulate round ...
by Simon Hyslop
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: LA 11 ENGINE SUPRISES!
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: LA 11 ENGINE SUPRISES!

The clips at the top of the valves are to stop the valve from falling into the engine if you want to replace a valve spring without removing the head. The clip stops it from falling down the guide when the collets are taken out using the original valve spring compressor supplied new with the car. I ...
by Simon Hyslop
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Daimler for sale
Topic: 1937 Daimler EL 24 Limousine CNY 442
Replies: 5
Views: 493

Re: 1937 Daimler EL 24 Limousine CNY 442

For better or worse, yes is probably the answer. I could do with reducing the collection somewhat but instead another few have arrived because there are so many "bargains" going around. Looking back at The Automobile from the 1990s, 20s and 30s cars which aren't perceived as sports models have about...
by Simon Hyslop
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Lanchester for sale
Topic: 1934 Lanchester 12/6 1934 for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: 1934 Lanchester 12/6 1934 for sale

I think it was down to the power train, or rather, the deficiencies therein. It does seem a bit odd because the 2 litre engine came first and then the 1600cc but the Herald gearbox and rear axle may have been rather underspecified for the 2 litre engine. A stronger gearbox and diff came with the 2 l...
by Simon Hyslop
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Lanchester for sale
Topic: 1934 Lanchester 12/6 1934 for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: 1934 Lanchester 12/6 1934 for sale

The 12/6 is the light six, 1378cc. There was a fad in the early 30s for small bore small capacity six cylinder engines. Because the road tax was based on the bore of the cylinder as opposed to the capacity of the cylinder, Britain suffered with long stroke small bore engines. Great for lasting long ...
by Simon Hyslop
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: Introduction - new owner
Replies: 16
Views: 1178

Re: Introduction - new owner

I thought at first this was a bit of a strange volte face by the new owner but then I realised it was the latest manifestation of a scam that has been going on for some time. I thought the owner might want to be aware of it in case anyone asks when they can come to see it, or worse, take it away ! h...
by Simon Hyslop
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: Reclaiming original registration and transferring replacement reg to other vehicle
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Reclaiming original registration and transferring replacement reg to other vehicle

I'm assuming you do mean that the original registration is available for sale or at least is available to acquire from another vehicle, currently MOTed and with no conditions on the V5C. If that is the case, I don't see why you can't transfer the number off your LD10 and put it onto something else o...