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by buckfield
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: Engine woes. ! !
Replies: 125
Views: 10996

Re: Engine woes. ! !

Well Done! and a very smart paint job on the engine, take the old girl out this summer? keep us up to date with anything else to do with the "running in" period. tony
by buckfield
Tue May 28, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: V8-250 Saloon: Expansion Bottle
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: V8-250 Saloon: Expansion Bottle

Hi, I did have an expansion bottle for a few years but removed it about 10 years ago and never really saw a need for it on my car, but I had a tall cylinder type 1 litre bottle which I put on the brake servo side of the engine bay clamped in place with heavy duty cable clips with the overflow pipe c...
by buckfield
Thu May 16, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: Rear wheel arch NS
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: Rear wheel arch NS

Hi, yep ash strip was 1/4 thickness and 2 1/2 wide all kiln dried which you can get of ebay, just make sure there are no defects and avoid any ash with knots or lumps etc. it was hard to begin with, steaming/bending and gluing didn't take long to do but most of the work was in making the lap joint a...
by buckfield
Tue May 14, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: Rear wheel arch NS
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: Rear wheel arch NS

Some pics of the jig I made. upper is the lower rear section and the smaller is the rear door area. and pics of completed arch but still needing sanding a bit. Tony
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by buckfield
Tue May 14, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Lanchester Forum
Topic: Rear wheel arch NS
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: Rear wheel arch NS

IMG_1655 (Medium).jpeg IMG_1654 (Medium).jpeg IMG_1333 (Medium).jpeg IMG_1318 (Medium).jpeg Hi, yours is better than mine for that part of the resto, I clamped my doors on with a sash cramp as my body was very weak and prone to distort! this is the jig/template I made for steaming and bending the s...
by buckfield
Tue May 07, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Water pump and pulley
Replies: 10
Views: 673

Re: Water pump and pulley

That's good news, the depth was another issue to get absolute right, as mine was the alternator type pulley it maybe was not as strong as the dynamo type pulley. and a measure before really is needed. still have the (new) pump on the V8 when it was fitted in 2003 so a job that is rare to do again? a...
by buckfield
Tue May 07, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: annoying misfire - advice sought
Replies: 17
Views: 893

Re: annoying misfire - advice sought

Hi, not wishing to add to a already comprehensive fault finding list, I have had a similar misfire on high revs before and have had 6 different reasons why, 1. engine earth strap had corrosion at the bulkhead end cleaned up and fine, 2. a very small current drain on the dizzy traced to a bad earth o...
by buckfield
Sun May 05, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Water pump and pulley
Replies: 10
Views: 673

Re: Water pump and pulley

Hi, if you need to change the flexible water hoses than either get a silicone set or the copper modded version. I have the silicone set and had no issues or leaks from them and have been fitted for some time. well many years ago. Tony
by buckfield
Sun May 05, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: V8-250 Saloon: Rear Shocks - SPAX
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: V8-250 Saloon: Rear Shocks - SPAX

Hi, fitted spax adjustable on my fathers mk2 3.4 man/od and had the front setting at 10 (max is 14) and the rear at 7 but I had just fitted all the suspension with polybushes all round so that will/might make a difference, jag mk2 is heavier at the front end so maybe go a bit softer with the V8 lump...
by buckfield
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Water pump and pulley
Replies: 10
Views: 673

Re: Water pump and pulley

Hi, sorry to come to this late, but the earlier pulley was different to the later alternator version which has a larger outer pulley, I did remove my pulley when changing my water pump, the old pulley cracked after using a 30ton press and luckily I had a spare one which is still on the car after 15 ...