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by thomas@prags.co.uk
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: spare tyre
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: spare tyre

Many thanks Peter - that's really helpful.
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by thomas@prags.co.uk
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: spare tyre
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: spare tyre

stan thanks - I get the logic - I did wonder if I might just ring langstone (who supplied the last set) and ask them for suggestions - it can even be a part worn tyre so long as it hasn't perished! I'll get it out of the compartment when its cooler - it has been like midsummer up here for weeks. tho...
by thomas@prags.co.uk
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: spare tyre
Replies: 7
Views: 491

spare tyre

1950 DB18 Barker 4 str tourer. I part solved the spare wheel compartment problem by deflating the tyre (as advised) - so it fits nicely. BUT the Avon tourist tyre clearly has a tread area profile that catches on the inside edge of the boot lid as it opens and closes. Someone suggested that a differe...
by thomas@prags.co.uk
Tue May 05, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: DB18 spare wheel compartment
Replies: 8
Views: 735

Re: DB18 spare wheel compartment

not till early next year - depends on all sorts of things like Oz school hols, flights and so on.

fingers crossed. this morning I will try the deflated tyre trick...

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by thomas@prags.co.uk
Sun May 03, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: DB18 spare wheel compartment
Replies: 8
Views: 735

Re: DB18 spare wheel compartment

It lives in the boot just now, but Im trying to get my boot back for the shopping and picnics!

but sounds like a smart idea with the box.

Where in Sydney? I'll be out again next year (if flights allow) to visit my son and family in Balmain.

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by thomas@prags.co.uk
Sat May 02, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: DB18 spare wheel compartment
Replies: 8
Views: 735

Re: DB18 spare wheel compartment

not a bad thought! I got a 12 v compressor for the constantly leaking alloys on a more modern car. cheap and effective. worth a try.
by thomas@prags.co.uk
Sat May 02, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: DB18 spare wheel compartment
Replies: 8
Views: 735

DB18 spare wheel compartment

I really have no excuse not to try and solve this wee problem that many other DB18 (Barker 4str conv) owners will have dealt with. The spare wheel with a 'modern' Avon touris radial tyre on it no longer fits into the compartment designed for it. I presume this is because the profile of the tyre is a...
by thomas@prags.co.uk
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: mystery hub cap
Replies: 13
Views: 1532

Re: mystery hub cap

I'll give it to a pal who does arty things with metal. I have a few other dead bits he could incorporate - perhaps not the engine with a crack in the block tho.
by thomas@prags.co.uk
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: mystery hub cap
Replies: 13
Views: 1532

Re: mystery hub cap

that's fine - I can use it to decorate the garage or convert into ... something!
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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: 13
Views: 1532

Re: mystery hub cap

thanks!
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