1989 Daimler Double Six

Competition Prep

Jonn has continued his work on our 1989 Daimler Double Six. His notes are below: Continue to replace spark plugs. Remove throttle tower and cruise

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Daimler Repairs

Classic car technician Jonn has been making some repairs on our 1989 Daimler Double Six. Here are his notes: Investigate viscous fan rubbing cowling. Slacken

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Daimler Repairs

Classic car technician Jonn has been completing some repairs on our 1989 Daimler Double Six. Here are his notes: Finish inspection and start repairs. Top

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Double Six Progress

As our 1989 Daimler Double Six is being prepared to be won through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions, Jon has been completing some repairs. Here is

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Another New Arrival

Our 1989 Daimler Double Six has arrived at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop. It will now be inspected and assessed before we decide its future.

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Competition Prep

Jonn has continued his work on our 1989 Daimler Double Six. His notes are below:

Continue to replace spark plugs. Remove throttle tower and cruise control diaphragm to gain access to fit new plugs. Refit all components removed. Charge battery. Put 10lts fuel in and run up. Better now, running on all 12 cylinders. But AAV temperamental and can make idle speed drop and hunt. Recalled tie injector multi plugs. Top up coolant. Fit breather pipe to distributor cap.

Unblock washer jet and set aim. Disconnect Aux air valve pipe and blank off. Run and idle perfect. Reconnect have pipe and now idling fine but have may require replacing in future.

Continue light repairs. Fit new fuse for front sidelights and test. Investigate main beam not working offside replace blown bulb and test. Still not working. Check fuse and clean connections but still not working. Check power and earth supplies and found no earth. Rewire earth connector with new terminals and test, ok now. Investigate indicator issues. Remove offside front indicator and for d no earth also to bulbbholder.strip and resolver earth connector and refit and test, ok. Use contact spray on rear electric window switches and test, all ok. Start to remove spark plugs.

Daimler Repairs

Classic car technician Jonn has been making some repairs on our 1989 Daimler Double Six. Here are his notes:

Investigate viscous fan rubbing cowling. Slacken and reposition cowling so as not to foul fan blades.nearside rearcexhaust mount loose but will not tighten. Apply sealer to stop rattle. Remove nearside rear tailpipe mount and fit correctly to silencer and refit. Remove wheels ready for new tyres.

Investigate viscous fan rubbing cowling. Slacken and reposition cowling so as not to foul fan blades.nearside rearcexhaust mount loose but will not tighten. Apply sealer to stop rattle. Remove nearside rear tailpipe mount and fit correctly to silencer and refit. Remove wheels ready for new tyres.

Tidy area around where coolant had been spilt. Remove offside thermostat housing and thermostat. Clean all,components and make new gasket for housing. Fit both thermostats and housings and secure. Refit hoses and tighten all hoses. Remove clean and reseal fan sensor. Refit both air filters and housings and secure.

Refill cooling system with new anti freeze. Run up but still think nearside bank misfiring slightly. Remove plug leads and run up and remove a lead in turn to check. Remove spark plugs but unable to access cyl 1 a and 1 b. Cut old socket down and eventually manage to remove plugs. Order new set of 12. Investigate light issues. Remove both headlights and replace both side light bulbs but neither working. Check power supply nine.

Daimler Repairs

Classic car technician Jonn has been completing some repairs on our 1989 Daimler Double Six. Here are his notes:

Finish inspection and start repairs. Top up rear axle oil.strio front brakes. Remove pads and clean all,parts. With assistance from Julian. Work each caliper piston in out to free off. All freed off reasonably well. Refit pads and repeat process for other side. Strip front upper ball joints and fit new rubbers. Use lockwire to secure. Refit front wheels.

Remove exhaust downpipes section and heatshiels. Clean flanges and nuts. Fit new sealing rings to manifold flanges and refit. Work into position along with heatshiels. Secure at manifold and downpipe to front section with new nuts and bolts.

Strip and fit new front shock absorber bushes. Repair vacuum solenoid on nearside engine bank. Uut small,pieces of brake pipe and stickminto place. Refit vac pipe. Run and test for exhaust blow. Nearside ok now but offside blowing also. Strip and fit new gearbox mount bush. Strip offside exhaust downpipe and remove for cleaning and resealing.

Clean exhaust flanges and fit new sealing rings. Refit downpipe and heatshield. Strip offside front subframe bush and remove. Clean and fit new bush and secure.

Double Six Progress

As our 1989 Daimler Double Six is being prepared to be won through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions, Jon has been completing some repairs. Here is what he has been up to:

Reassemble after paint job. Refit boot trims and panels. Remove battery and charge. Reassemble removed parts from paint job. Clean battery tray and paint black. Fit modified battery hold down brackets and fit battery and secure. Help Lydia refit sunroof. Particularly awkward to get aligned. Lubricate and keep adjusting until satisfied with operation. Leave in the shut position to settle new seal in place. Refit wiper arms and wipers and test.

Investigate horn not working when refitting steering wheel centre push. Trace to earth fault but leave for now. Carry out full inspection and report. Grease all points. Reposition nearside driveshaft covers to gain access to grease nipples.

Another New Arrival

Our 1989 Daimler Double Six has arrived at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.

It will now be inspected and assessed before we decide its future.

From Storage To The Workshop

Our 1989 Daimler Double Six has been transported from our secure storage facility to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.