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by Crossley Stephenson
Thu May 16, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Correct water temperature
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: Correct water temperature

Colin, My V8 generally sits around the N but can rise to O or R on hot days - 30°c+ - or if climbing hills. I would be very concerned if the temp started to get up to L. If you are concerned about overheating always suspect the radiator first. When was it last flushed or better thoroughly cleaned. C...
by Crossley Stephenson
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: DB18 sports special- engine number
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: DB18 sports special- engine number

David,

Off side front of engine block just above the generator bracket. Don't confuse the small brass plaque nearby, this is a list number. The engine number is stamped in the block.

Cheers
Michael
by Crossley Stephenson
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Conquest Century core plugs
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Conquest Century core plugs

David, I had a look this am and it looks like it is possible to replace the core plugs with the engine in situ but it will be fiddly and require a mirror and some dexterity. Easier with the manifolds off, in fact a couple of the core plugs probably can't be replaced without removal of the manifolds....
by Crossley Stephenson
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Special Sports record price?
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: Special Sports record price?

Hi David,

Not sure where it is going yet? Will try and keep track.

Prototype, yes. Good condition, uhm? Not much done mechanically for years.

Cheers
Michael
by Crossley Stephenson
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Special Sports record price?
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Special Sports record price?

The protype SS sold at auction on Saturday for AUD$97000 but with buyers premium AUD$104,000. Amazing!

Maybe people are begining to appreciate the Daimler Special Sports, a rising tide liftsa ll ships - hopefully.

Cheers
Michael
by Crossley Stephenson
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: Tyre recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 592

Re: Tyre recommendations

Agree with Peter, Cokers have been vg for me. 35 psi all-round.

Cheers
Michael
by Crossley Stephenson
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Special Sports head torque settings
Replies: 13
Views: 690

Re: Special Sports head torque settings

What tyre pressures Graham? I use 35 psi all- round on my Special Sports which you have driven. I have never driven a SS with crossplies but enjoy my SS with radials and have no issues with directional stability, rather the contrary.

Cheers
Michael

PS see you at Peebles.
by Crossley Stephenson
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Sunvisor screws
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: Sunvisor screws

Probably 2 BA.

Cheers
Michael
by Crossley Stephenson
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: ss woodwork
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: ss woodwork

DnJ

I think th e wood was English Ash but when I restored my SS it wasn't available and I used American Ash that was readily available.

R U going to Peebles? Would love to catch up.
Cheers
Michael
by Crossley Stephenson
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: SS - leave well enough alone
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: SS - leave well enough alone

You are such an optimist PG, glass half full😉 Taking Lilly for a run tomorrow to buy some Flinders mussels for PP😁 Marcus amd Amanda called in a couple of days ago and we had a coffee and a couple of hours together. If they had of let is know they could have stayed but we only got home from Wiplpena...