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Just bought.......

Sydsmith
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Re: Just bought.......

Post by Sydsmith » Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:57 pm

Unless by chance you have such a thing in hand I should have made the point that a usable V8 engine and gearbox, in particular one with a manual gearbox, will be expensive. Typically I would think a couple of thousand pounds minimum. If you buy one that needs work, hold on to your wallet, it could cost £5,000 to overhaul the engine alone.

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Re: Just bought.......

Post by grahamemmett » Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:23 pm

And could you find a Daimler V8 engine that somebody would part with? They aren't commonly found for sale and if they are, they'll be knackered.
A nice GM V8 and box maybe?
Graham Emmett
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Re: Just bought.......

Post by grahamemmett » Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:25 pm

Syd, I see you agree, sorry I didn't see your post before offering my two pennyworth.
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Colc
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Re: Just bought.......

Post by Colc » Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:48 pm

Have been offered a healthy Omega with a 3.2 V6 and auto box............may be worth pursuing, as Daimler V8 seems to pretty much unobtainable for reasonable money..........

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Re: Just bought.......

Post by classiclife » Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:53 pm

grahamemmett wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:23 pm
They aren't commonly found for sale and if they are, they'll be knackered.
How true, Graham !!

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Richard.
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Re: Just bought.......

Post by grahamemmett » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:47 pm

Colc wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:48 pm
Have been offered a healthy Omega with a 3.2 V6 and auto box............may be worth pursuing, as Daimler V8 seems to pretty much unobtainable for reasonable money..........
Seems like an option
Graham Emmett
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DB18 1949 LCV522 (Yes that one with the P100s)
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Marcel Renshaw
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Re: Just bought.......

Post by Marcel Renshaw » Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:31 pm

There are a couple of Daimler V8 engines on eBay.

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Re: Just bought.......

Post by Peter Grant » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:13 pm

Don’t forget that the Daimler factory fitted a Century Auto with a V8 engine as a test bed for the V8.
John Box wrote about it in an article that appeared in your UK magazine some years ago.
He said that the car startled other road users as the rather upright dated saloon steadily gained on then overtook more modern cars on the road.
It sounded as if there was no great problem with the performance of the car with the replacement engine, so if a good V8 was available you may be able to recreate the factory test car from 1957/58.
Cheers
Peter G

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