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by thomas@prags.co.uk
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: mystery hub cap
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: mystery hub cap

thanks!
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by thomas@prags.co.uk
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: mystery hub cap
Replies: 4
Views: 170

mystery hub cap

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A mystery hub cap I was given some years ago which is cluttering up the place. 275mm diameter not perfect but useable.
Any ideas which model it might belong to? Anyone need it?

thomas
by thomas@prags.co.uk
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Ravages of time
Replies: 9
Views: 630

Re: Ravages of time

Dont take your daughter with you again?
by thomas@prags.co.uk
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: David Beales Engineering
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: David Beales Engineering

He did a great job on my DB18 gearbox earlier in the year, but went silent on me - nothing wrong with the job but I was after some paperwork to put on file. Thomas p
by thomas@prags.co.uk
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: DB18-1 big backfire, now sounds like a tractor!
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: DB18-1 big backfire, now sounds like a tractor!

Had a similar issue - and got some good advice on checking every bit of ignition etc, carb and air intake... It looks as if in my case it was a fuel feed problem caused by (and thanks to Derek Sleigh who suggested checking this) ... the fuel reserve 'tap' which rarely gets used - so the corks can dr...
by thomas@prags.co.uk
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: DB18-1 Petrol Reserve Tap
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: DB18-1 Petrol Reserve Tap

thanks - the key bit of info is to remove the whole thing and not try and do it in situ! I had a vague recollection of doing the latter 40 years ago.
thomas p
by thomas@prags.co.uk
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: DB18-1 Petrol Reserve Tap
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: DB18-1 Petrol Reserve Tap

me too please - assuming its the same as on my 49/50 DB18? I remember replacing the cork about 40 years ago but can I remember what I did ..?! Derek Sleigh thought a sticky seal might be causing a fuel feed issue - leading to my backfire issue - and I think he may be right - pulled out the reserve k...
by thomas@prags.co.uk
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: backfire
Replies: 16
Views: 1163

Re: backfire

some improvement. fitted new plugs, I have changed one of the plug leads which was dodgy and checked the contact gap. I think it improves if I turn the advance retard to the left (just to underline my ignorance since the markings are no longer legible I dont know which that is!) . My next step will ...
by thomas@prags.co.uk
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: backfire
Replies: 16
Views: 1163

Re: backfire

Geoff
thought I had sent you an email to let you know the car simply wasn't running well enough to risk driving down. Still backfiring - another suggestion may be to fit a new set of plug leads... anyone do them made up with caps etc?
by thomas@prags.co.uk
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: backfire
Replies: 16
Views: 1163

Re: backfire

Graham
I like the idea of the electronic conversion. Mine is a practical used vehicle - it should look and feel 'right' - but it doesn't always have to be original in every way!

I will investigate. New plugs are on order - I forget they simply don't last as long.

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