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by classiclife
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: Overheating

Hello Richard, There are some basic checks you should perform before throwing money about, that may not solve the issue. 1- what is the condition of the car radiator and have you had re-cored in the past and do you flush it through every year with a proper cleaner ?? In addition you will need to rev...
by classiclife
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Borg Warner 35 - Auto Gearbox Weight
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Borg Warner 35 - Auto Gearbox Weight

No. It is just the weight of the boxes as described.

The thread title is giving notice of the BW35 weight, not as a comparison - I just added the W58 as an additional point of interest.

Regards.

Richard.
by classiclife
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Borg Warner 35 - Auto Gearbox Weight
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Borg Warner 35 - Auto Gearbox Weight

Hello, Now and again some Forum users / DLOC members ask for weights on various vehicle components. I thought it may be useful to flag the weight of the Borg Warner 35 auto box which has been removed form my 1968 Daimler V8-250 saloon. The unit has been weighed dry - i.e. without ATF. Total weight i...
by classiclife
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Daimler 2 1/2 Litre - 6 CYLINDER - MAIN BEARINGS
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Daimler 2 1/2 Litre - 6 CYLINDER - MAIN BEARINGS

Hello Marcel,

I spoke with FW Thornton and it was they who flagged the engine size, cylinder arrangement and crankshaft spec. I did not press further, although I would expect the information would be forthcoming if contacted.

All the best.

Richard.
by classiclife
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Re building an engine
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: Re building an engine

Hello Nick,

Phew !!!

Thought I had a SP engine in the saloon at one stage :o

Have to say although RG's article makes good reading, its layout can be confusing if not read over a couple of times to ensure clarity.

All the best.

Richard.
by classiclife
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Re building an engine
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: Re building an engine

Hello Nick, Can I just check the information you have provided please. My understanding is that saloons have either a 7A or 7K engine prefix - the 2.5 V8 was 7A whereas the later V8-250 having the prefix of 7K. The S shaped oil filler was used when the saloon was equipped with a single air filter el...
by classiclife
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: number punch set
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: number punch set

Probably a stupid idea, but can you punch the plate from the back to make the digits proud front facing ??

Regards.

Richard.
by classiclife
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Daimler 2 1/2 Litre - 6 CYLINDER - MAIN BEARINGS
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Daimler 2 1/2 Litre - 6 CYLINDER - MAIN BEARINGS

Hello, The following may be of interest to someone. Spotted on eBay a set of Vandervell Main Bearings in original packing & boxes for a 2 1/2 Litre Daimler 6 CYLINDER , which I think had a 4x bearing crankshaft ?? Vandervell reference is VP 289 and the bearings are STD size. 3x sets for £30 or offer...
by classiclife
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: V8-250 Saloon: Colour of Engine Block
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: V8-250 Saloon: Colour of Engine Block

Thanks for your reply Syd and that sounds pretty conclusive !!

All the best.

Richard.
by classiclife
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: V8-250 Saloon: Colour of Engine Block
Replies: 2
Views: 122

V8-250 Saloon: Colour of Engine Block

Hello,

Can anyone tell me what colour the engine block should be on the V8-250 saloon, please ??

Checked previous threads with nothing on the saloon, but threads re the SP is shown as black. As such I am presuming the saloon was the same ??

Many thanks.

Richard.