Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Re Visit Of A Daimler Sleeve Valve Blog Post

Having lost many old blog photos from a technical fault, here is a re visit of this popular post.

 The engine is mid 20's. It required a strip and inspection and "do what we could" within a limited budget and even more limited parts supply ...within that budget.

1/16 " Sleeves each has a white metal outer coating!

Manufactured Rings

Mini Crank (cam) to operate sleeve conrods. 1 for inner and 1 for outer sleeve.
Each rod has a white metal bearing!

Oil pump, one plunger per dip tray and one for timing chest.

Drip tray hinges away from big end when throttle is released giving a very small "lick " at low revs.... not so good for coasting perhaps?
The main bearings are totally splash feed, something to bear in mind when starting after a long period of sitting dormant.

Long overhang of the flywheel and the drive train loads make the rear main bearing work hard. However, It is unfortunate that this overhang and a flexible flywheel (when not fitted with the heavy pressure plate), are easily lifted with a long lever during impromptu inspection or engine manoeuvring and this gives the wrong impression that the rear main bearing has worn badly even though it may have minimal wear.

Small "Wills" type rings collapse into groove. The second sleeve valve engine in the blog, used small individual head gaskets, it also had an oil pump and pressure fed crank.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Aston Martin Pre Delivery Check At Avenue Garage Swanage.

Prior to the 200 mile delivery, the Aston Martin was able to have a complete last check with the very kind help of Avenue Garage Ltd.
Avenue Garage building was first built in 1917 as an undertakers stable, it gradually evolved into a motor garage and continues today as a busy, picture post card, traditional seaside garage, complete with attendant pump service,
More will follow on this historic, long running business.

The delivery was a 240 mile trouble free drive (although stressed, naturally).

Oliver..Future Generation

Comes around, goes around. Oliver, my little grandson..

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Emission Prediction!

As if Harry Mundy knew, listen to his comment and look at his face at about 10:20 min through.

Friday, 9 October 2015

A Glimpse Into The Future And A Glance Back


                                                               Turner 950 1959

Aston Martin 15/98