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by Vortex O'Plinth
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Daimler for sale
Topic: '69 V8-250 for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 108

'69 V8-250 for sale

Here. Fact file states it is a brown, LHD, manual car - none which ties up with the photos! (This site is not noted for its accuracy though.)
by Vortex O'Plinth
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Cars & Parts Wanted
Topic: In line thermostat
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: In line thermostat

The Meziere fitting is available (quite expensively) from Amazon UK and from H-Tune, also in the UK.

There's a much cheaper Land Rover option available here, although it looks as if the actual 'stat is sealed in.
by Vortex O'Plinth
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Daimler for sale
Topic: SP250 100374
Replies: 12
Views: 398

Re: SP250 100374

....and if you look carefully, this picture...
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...shows outboard 'pontoons', so maybe a 'B' or 'C' spec, or possibly an upgraded 'A'?
by Vortex O'Plinth
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Cylinder head problems
Replies: 9
Views: 531

Re: Cylinder head problems

As far as I have understood there is also possible corrosion that can make the heads porous and coolant can leak into the inlet and exhaust runners in the head. If this is the cause the heads are scrap as it is almost impossible to get to the porous bits for welding repairs. Casting porosity does n...
by Vortex O'Plinth
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: handbrake lever won't release
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: handbrake lever won't release

I assume the spring arrowed in red below is present, unbroken and moving freely?
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by Vortex O'Plinth
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Cylinder head problems
Replies: 9
Views: 531

Re: Cylinder head problems

This is a refurbished head... https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1961/30707559297_648161cc78_b.jpg ...and this is why it needed doing.... https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1968/30707552757_d1e28226f8_b.jpg This enlarged view shows typical waterway corrosion.... https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1948/307075586...
by Vortex O'Plinth
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Daimler for sale
Topic: SP250 for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 117

SP250 for sale

Nice car....

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(Click on the pic)

....but I always find screwed on door cards let the car down. :(

[ 590 AXX ]
by Vortex O'Plinth
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Deceased estate - 1956 Daimler Conquest, advice please
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: Deceased estate - 1956 Daimler Conquest, advice please

Hagerty values Conquests at between £3.5k for 'Fair' examples to £10.7k for 'Concours'. Hagerty's values are usually a reasonable reflection of the state of the market'; however, that market for Conquests is relatively small.
by Vortex O'Plinth
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Cars & Parts Wanted
Topic: SP250 Wanted.
Replies: 15
Views: 883

Re: SP250 Wanted.

A very original car - and very nice. Fitted with the rare leather covered steering wheel too.....
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...and an original style battery.

I think the instrument fitted between the speedo and rev counter is a clock?
by Vortex O'Plinth
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: Electrically v hydrogen powered vehicles
Replies: 16
Views: 1449

Re: Electrically v hydrogen powered vehicles

I have to admit I have already gone over to a full hybrid estate car for my day to day drive. The emissions are low enough to qualify it for zero road tax and average fuel consumption (petrol) is 53 mpg. Hydrogen as a fuel is very attractive given its range capabilities but so far the only economic ...