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  • in reply to: Crankshaft oil seal #1744
    lauriej1s
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    p959,

    How many rings do you have – as also need a set.

    Laurence

    in reply to: Petrol Reserve #1727
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    The main problem with the tank unit is that the two pipes in the tank are ‘rolled’ instead of ‘drawn’ which open up along the soldered seam and air gets drawn into the system . Result no fuel at the carburetors. These pipes will unscrew once the fine mesh filter has been un-soldered. Take a picture of the unit so that you replace the pipes in the correct position.

    We in the club have a one man facility for re-building, which includes re-winding the electrical solenoid and replacing with drawn pipes etc.

    We do need the old unit to overhaul.

    Laurence

    in reply to: Petrol Reserve #1725
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    My Error in that it was standard on the C spec as was the trickle charger

    Laurence

    in reply to: SP250 sump refit #1687
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    Alistair,

    The sump I assume is an SP sump and not a saloon sump you are trying to fit to the block?

    Laurence

    in reply to: A spec Chassis up-grade #1688
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    Clive,

    The easy option is to buy the parts required from Robert Grinter https://www.robertgrinter.co.uk/styled-2/styled-26/

    To successfully do this you will need to take the body off the chassis as work is required both ends and it makes life a whole lot easy.

    By the way what is it’s chassis no: 10xxxx or the body no: 737 – xxxx

    Laurence

    in reply to: Shopping! #1660
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    Jim,

    ………………. so how many trips until you have enough to cook a meal? Do like the return journey – one hell of a one way system!

    Laurence

    in reply to: Bushes Advice #1609
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    Tim,

    Polyurethane bushes in the front suspension are a very sensible upgrade, as they last longer that normal rubber bushes and keep tracking in alignment.

    One such supplier is Super Flex and remember the set you need is the same as that for the TR range, so a cost saving benefit.

    If doing shot blasting the front suspension parts get your blaster when powder coating to ‘plas’ coat the parts for a longer life.

    We use a firm called Maldon Shotblasting and Powder Coating for the complete chassis and all ancillaries – look at their site to see the benefit of ‘plas’ coating.

    Laurence

    in reply to: Unknown knowns – Historical #1479
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    Need to update this thread with a number of unknown knows surfacing;_

    1672 = 100500 again to appear in pasSPort

    1673 = 100674 just to note fire and dismantled

    1674 = 100019 awaiting pasSport form

    1675 = 103868 same owner since 1969

    1676 = 100011 – wow a very early car awaiting form noted in Sweden

    1677 = 100029 as above ownership

    1678 = 101106 noted as in Michigan, USA

    1679 = 100097 – ex the USA now in France will be in 2020 pasSPort

    1680 = 100603 via this website

    1681= 101422 via this website noted in NZ

    Laurence

    in reply to: Sp250 coming up at auction in France #1438
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    Clive,

    I do believe this is chassis no: 100266 as I have a note of this as registered DT 327 EZ . It was listed on the French SP owners’ web site a years years ago. ( Have since lost the link)

    Laurence

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    John,

    Brian did make a number of errors, such as in Volume 1 page 115 – last paragraph.. In September 1962 Leo and Ian Geoghegan won the Bathurst Six- hour Classic in New Zealand……… now there are many Australians who would take exception to that statement , this being subsequently corrected in the 2008 second edition.

    Also, whilst on that page we see Duncan Black ? in 1962 racing an SP…..look at the modern saloon chasing the SP. Ask yourself, what period is that saloon car? certainly no where near 1962. Which is why I ? is it Duncan racing..

    I am not sure if you are aware that Brian Long was commissioned to write a book on the SP as he has on many other makes and models. Tt was his business and livelihood and therefore errors crop up. I do know how long it takes to painstakingly research a model.

    Chassis no: 100000 WDU 653 was dismantled following its accident

    Chassis No 100002 was retained as a press car until its sale to the Dorking Motor Company in 1960 . Jack Brabham Motors sold it to its first private buyer (Jack Brabaham and Dorking Motors were in a similar location no doubt sharing stock as the trade did and still does.).

    Laurence

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    XHP 438 was I think registered as a DART . It would be helpful if we/JDHT were able to locate that first log book as the XHP 438 was registered in March 1959.

    Press coverage on the 1st April announced Daimler’s New DART, . The model only changing its nomenclature to SP250 following objections in April 1959 from the Dodge Corporation. at the New York Motor Show.

    If you refer to THE AUTOCAR dated 2nd October 1959 you will see in various photographs the SP250 as JDHT has acquired from its long term hibernation in Canada.all bear the XHP number plate

    Please note also in Brian Long’s book page 44 (second edition) XHP outside William Winter’s house with his daughter looking on. This in September 1959 – front nose modified and wire wheels. We are now in touch with this lady some 60 years later. And hope to gain further information..

    I will add further information to this important acquisition by JDHT as we built its unique path.

    The chassis plate 100002 and XHP plate corespondents to all records within the Gaydon site with its log book. ( and mine to that effect)

    I do congratulate the JDHT team for having shipped over the car and prepared in short time for the NEC Show,

    in reply to: SP250 for sale #1319
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    This is a very early SP note the chassis no: 100019 and the body number 737 – 0010. Until it appeared for sale it was an unknown known making it the 1674th.

    Please also note the vinyl covering to the rear of the front seats. Most by now have been carpeted, therefore, to see one with what is an excellent original feature.

    I don’t know at what chassis number the vinyl covering was deleted in favour of carpet.

    I have been in touch to obtain a series of photographs which hopefully we can use as guidance for those who wish to keep their ‘A’ spec car very original.

    Laurence

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    in reply to: Water and Fuel Gauge #1218
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    Beat,

    I can help out if you cannot source locally. These are second hand and would need refurbishing .

    Also the oil gauge on the early SP is 0 – 60lbs whereas on a later SP 0 – 100 lbs

    Laurence

    in reply to: New owner in Germany #1201
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    Welcome back to SP ownership Beat.

    Laurence

    in reply to: Unknown knowns – Historical #1194
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    No hiding place for SPs?

    The 1670th has been wakened from its slumbers on the Isle of Man – it’s chassis no: 100663 a two owner from new car. The first for about 7 months and the second to date – this might come up for sale.

    The 1671st is Chassis number 100676 registered 53 AXA and will appear in pasSPort next edition.
    there are a number of SPs with the distinctive AXA series could start a register in their own right?

    Laurence

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