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by Fossil
Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale & List of Suppliers
Topic: Conquest and century breaking
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Conquest and century breaking

David,

I'm currently looking for a Century Mk II rear axle, or even a Mark I; any possibility of one of those being available?

Geoff
by Fossil
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Daimler for sale
Topic: Quentin Willson's Dart for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 1504

Re: Quentin Willson's Dart for sale

I wonder if the history is as well known as some claim. I knew this car in the early 70s before QW bought it. It belonged to a GP in Forfar, a small town south of Aberdeen fairly close to Glamis Castle where the first owner the Countess of Strathmore lived. I was a junior hospital doctor in Aberdeen...
by Fossil
Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Cars & Parts Wanted
Topic: SP250 Exhaust Manifold
Replies: 16
Views: 1734

Re: SP250 Exhaust Manifold

Julian Look up Stainless Exhaust Specialist via Google. They make two types of stainless steel manifolds for the SP. Both a 4:2:1 style, and a copy of the original 4:1 manifold. I've had a pair of the 4:2:1 type on my SP for over 10 years and about 20,000 miles. They're beautifully made with a perfe...
by Fossil
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Chat Forum & General News
Topic: UFOs & Aliens
Replies: 143
Views: 14878

Re: UFOs & Aliens

John, Brian, Found It!!! This is how I think of it: human civilisation is not very old, just a few thousand years, and so stories of Gods have come down to us from the relatively recent past, whether from the Greeks and Romans or from tribal peoples in more remote parts of the current world. These I...
by Fossil
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Chat Forum & General News
Topic: UFOs & Aliens
Replies: 143
Views: 14878

Re: UFOs & Aliens

Brian, John Oh dear. I've just spent some time writing a further draft post, which I had to leave temporarily so I saved it; but alas, when I opened my user control panel to return to it I found the message 'no saved drafts'. I cannot recall exactly what I'd written, and I can't spend any more time ...
by Fossil
Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Chat Forum & General News
Topic: UFOs & Aliens
Replies: 143
Views: 14878

Re: UFOs & Aliens

Brian and John I think that we three are the main, perhaps only, contributors to this thread now, so I'll just address this to you both. I've no wish to offend, and I agree that the question of Aliens visiting this world is almost certainly irrelevant, but I would classify those who believe in it as...
by Fossil
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: SP Heater issue
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: SP Heater issue

I'm not sure whether this is worth mentioning, but how many original SP heater matrices are still going to be in a pristine state in 2020/21? Mine hadn't delivered heat for years leading up to 2010, so when the engine came out in 2011 a new matrix was among the other things to do. The original had n...
by Fossil
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: SP 250 vertical links
Replies: 24
Views: 1874

Re: SP 250 vertical links

Roger Sorry, thanks for putting me right, I missed it. £1200 represents good value relative to what Barry quoted long ago, which I think was around £1500/pr. What would that be now ~£5k perhaps? I think I'll pass for now however, as I do have a little used pair tucked away, somewhere!. Regards Geoff
by Fossil
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: SP 250 vertical links
Replies: 24
Views: 1874

Re: SP 250 vertical links

For all you metallurgists out there, is the strength of a drop forged item likely to alter over time? And how old before the risk of breakage becomes a concern? Or is that not an issue? We're not talking about extraordinary alloys made for highly stressed WWII era piston engines after all, although ...
by Fossil
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: SP 250 vertical links
Replies: 24
Views: 1874

Re: SP 250 vertical links

Hi everyone I'd not heard of John Giddings remanufactured vertical links. Does anyone know how/when/ how many/£how much? Was this though the SP250 Owners' Club website, or did I miss it here? How strong are they compared to the original? They can shear off at the top of the threaded portion. When Ba...