Author Archives: Vicki Humphrey
It was with both a sense of regret and considerable excitement, that the Large Technology team completed the assembly of the motor for the Daimler. Regret – because our beautiful crankshaft, with rods and pistons, installed was going to be … Continue reading
Happy New Year. Work is continuing on the Royal Daimler and we are hoping to provide more updates in the coming weeks. We have made progress with the engine and more detailed planning for work on the body is gearing … Continue reading
The much-awaited test fit of the crankshaft has happened. Ian Stewart has fitted it, checked and blueprinted the bearing oil clearances and the thrust clearance. All clearances have been set to standard Daimler specifications. The new main bearing has been … Continue reading
There was much excitement amongst the Daimler team when a large package arrived from Crankshaft Rebuilders – a bit like kids on Christmas morning.
The excitement is building as we prepare the Daimler chassis for a public viewing for the Queen’s birthday weekend. And the Daimler is getting its bling on! We decided to keep as much of the original chrome work as possible … Continue reading
On the 7-8th April, Ainslie Greiner and Ian Stewart travelled to Melbourne to visit Crankshaft Rebuilders. They took the original block from the Royal Daimler with them. The idea was to get the block line-bored and the new crankshaft test … Continue reading
On the 13th February, I had the good fortune to visit the Coventry Transport Museum to see the Daimler de36 Landaulette in their collection. Many thanks to Stuart Wilkinson, the Chairman of the Transport for organising the visit, driving me … Continue reading
Risk Management was alive and well in 1948 during the manufacture of the Daimler….. it was just expressed a bit differently as can be seen from this charming memo from Hooper & Co (Coachbuilders) Ltd.
This strange looking object is just one part of the Daimler that represents the balance of pure conservation and minor restoration that will be characteristic of the work we are doing. In many discussions with visitors and on our blog … Continue reading