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Daimler V8 Performance tuning - knowledge hub

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Daimler V8 Performance tuning - knowledge hub

Post by Sonus » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:25 am

Hi all

There are a few of us that are building highly tuned Daimler V8 engines. Knowledge about what is possible with these engines are spread across many threads on this forum and other sites. To ease the search and knowledge sharing about tuning these engines I suggest we gather links, tips and tricks in this thread for easy access.

I will try to update this thread regularly. Please post links to any relevant info about tuning the Edward Turner designed Daimler 2.5 and 4.5 V8 engines below. I suggest we keep this thread as a look up only and not a discussion thread as such(?)

Here are a couple of interesting threads;

Capacity increase

Uprated oil pumps

Oil filter conversions

Gearbox alternatives
Borg Warner T5 conversion viewtopic.php?f=34&t=3953
Dellow Automotive - http://www.dellowconversions.com.au/ima ... motive.pdf
Conversion Components in New Zealand - http://www.conversioncomp.co.nz/index.php - choose Daimler in the drop down bar.

Camshaft upgrades
Wilf Stephens technical notes on camshafts - forum.dloc.co.uk/WilfStephens/SP-Technical-Articles/Camshafts%20forum%20notes%20etc.doc
OzzSP250s Oil spray bar for camshaft pictured - viewtopic.php?f=34&t=4122&start=10

Crank shaft Damper upgrade
ATI Super damper - viewtopic.php?f=34&t=4001

Modified intake manifolds
Niels Blegvad has had bespoke intake runners for IDF carburetors made.
Larry Ligas has modified VW air cooled manifolds to fit his 44IDF carburetors
Andrew Carpenter is experimenting with converting the original intake manifold to electronic fuel injection - https://www.facebook.com/64544496561912 ... 672930586/
Daimlersteve has made a boxer/crossram manifold for horizontal weber carbs.
Hilborn made a few (5?) sets of mechanical fuel injection intakes in the 60s(?). Only one set is known to have survived. - https://bringatrailer.com/2016/09/12/hi ... art-racer/

Forum users that are building or has had tuned Daimlers built

Please post other threads below and I will edit this post to include them :)
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Re: Daimler V8 Tuning - knowledge hub

Post by Sonus » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:17 am

Here are a few links to Daimler Sp250 racers that has modified engines

Larry Ligas - http://www.britishracecar.com/LarryLiga ... -SP250.htm
Joe Dockman - http://www.britishracecar.com/JosephDoc ... -SP250.htm
David Zavetsky - http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?9,37170
John Abel - http://www.racing-sp250.co.uk/

Drag racers
Russell Carpenter - https://www.facebook.com/russcarpenterracing/
Robin Read - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1917658098524744/

Open wheel racers
Felday-Daimler hill climb special
Cooper Daimler T78

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Re: Daimler V8 Performance tuning - knowledge hub

Post by Sonus » Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:06 pm

Andrew Carpenter has shared some interesting articles here - http://www.ukdrn.co.uk/forum/viewtopic. ... 7&start=60

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