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by John-B
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Petrol reserve
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: Petrol reserve

Vortex O'Plinth wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:21 pm
It's a Lucas push/pull switch with a white translucent window that illuminates when the switch is pulled out.
... and presumably the petrol pump has to have two pipes of different lengths and two electrical connections, or are they all like this?
by John-B
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: Introduction - new owner
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Introduction - new owner

Welcome, please let JT7196 know about your car. He also owns a LA11 and keeps the LA11 statistics.
by John-B
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: SP 252
Replies: 12
Views: 658

Re: SP 252

The six figure sum doesn’t bother you John? Of course not :D I would love a trip to Arizona every week to admire it. Seriously, as the only one, it should be carefully protected and available to view either in a museum and/or at shows. Bottom left corner, buy the January edition before it gets remo...
by John-B
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Battery SP
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Battery SP

I got a 70A battery with the positive terminal on the left viewed from the nearside of the car as it's positioned in the engine, with the stub terminals for clamps. I can't remember the make, but it came from KwikFit. It's five years old and copes well with the current freezing weather even though I...
by John-B
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: SP 252
Replies: 12
Views: 658

Re: SP 252

It's such a rare car that I would like to see a DLOC member buy it, to keep it in the family, as it were. I don't imagine that the Jaguar Heritage Trust has the money available. I would buy it if I could find somewhere else locally to store it in dry conditions. I only have one garage and a small dr...
by John-B
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Headlight bulbs
Replies: 13
Views: 654

Re: Headlight bulbs

GrahamH wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:05 pm
Bu**er now I’ve lost the spring that goes behind the top screw 😱 any ideas where to get a replacement from?
I know the feeling, my garage and drive had a gravel surface, ideal for losing something small.
My advice is always have a magnet nearby.
by John-B
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: SP 252
Replies: 12
Views: 658

Re: SP 252

Big Col wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:56 pm
I read in Classic Car Weekly this week that the SP 252 is up for sale. No asking price just a contact name and number. I mentioned it to the wife and just got a very stern look.
Sell everything and buy it. :D
by John-B
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Daimler for sale
Topic: Daimler DB18 Barker Special Sports
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Daimler DB18 Barker Special Sports

This is the photo Andrew has asked me to put up, but it's the probably taken on the same day as the one above!
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by John-B
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Bumper rechroming
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: Bumper rechroming

What's the state of play concerning quality of chrome? I heard that the EU had banned a type of chrome that was harmful and that European companies have to use an inferior grade of material which has a shorter life. Should items be sent to China for the best quality chrome (assuming good workmanship...
by John-B
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Chat Forum & General News
Topic: USE EMAIL NOT PM, to communicate with another member
Replies: 1
Views: 264

USE EMAIL NOT PM, to communicate with another member

A lot of members use the PM system and then find that the PM stays in their Outbox and they think it hasn't been sent. However, it is on the server waiting for the other person to read it. A PM is always recorded in the Outbox until the other person has read it, then it shows in the sender's Sent bo...