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Daimler DB18 rod end greaser

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Culbu
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Daimler DB18 rod end greaser

Post by Culbu » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:17 pm

Hello my dear friends,

I just replaced all the 6 rod ends on a Daimler DB18. The new rod ends set was sold without any greaser.

The old greasers (1/4"), removed from the old rod ends, are too large for the new rod ends, so I ordered some 1/8" greasers to MOSS, but they are too small !!

Any suggestions... ?

Thanks,

Julian

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Re: Daimler DB18 rod end greaser

Post by Db n j » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:17 pm

Julian, have you asked the supplier of the track rod ends ? Who knows what size or thread has been used.

If all else fails, drill and tap to match the old grease nipples (if they are serviceable).

Culbu
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Re: Daimler DB18 rod end greaser

Post by Culbu » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:27 pm

Of course I tried to contact the supplier but no news for the moment.

And to be honest with you, the car is ready to go after a very long journey into my workshop and I'm happy to see it go !!

I will try to measure by myself the thread size and let you know.

NickDeAth
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Re: Daimler DB18 rod end greaser

Post by NickDeAth » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:49 pm

If your replacement rod ends are modern manufacture the grease nipple holes may well be metric.

Nick
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Culbu
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Re: Daimler DB18 rod end greaser

Post by Culbu » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:03 pm

The new ones look like vintage ones but you're maybe right...

Marcel Renshaw
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Re: Daimler DB18 rod end greaser

Post by Marcel Renshaw » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:41 pm

You might find that the threads are bsf or bsp. It depends on if they were made for Daimler or Austin.
It’s something I wasn’t aware of until Sunday.

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Re: Daimler DB18 rod end greaser

Post by Stan Thomas » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:05 am

I think Nick might well be right - as you are in France and its more likely your track-rod ends were made on the continent, they could be metric.

The solution therefore is to trot off to your local "nut and bolt" stockist and see what screws into them - that will identify the thread form and you can order your grease nipples accordingly. (or just try whatever bolts you can find etc.).

Stan Thomas.

P.S.
I don't advocate drill and tapping another size - firstly because the swarf will go inside - and secondly, there is probably too little depth of material for the starter (taper) tap to get a purchase.

Culbu
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Re: Daimler DB18 rod end greaser

Post by Culbu » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:11 am

Drilling and tapping the new rod ends is not in my intention, for the same reasons you gave.

The new rod ends come from UK so not sure they're metric...

Julian

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Re: Daimler DB18 rod end greaser

Post by Culbu » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:40 pm

The nipples (or greasers as I say !!) should be 5/16 UNF 24.

If anyone has any idea to purchase them...

Julian

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Re: Daimler DB18 rod end greaser

Post by Culbu » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:43 pm

Found on Ebay. Too easy !!

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