Author Archives: Vicki Humphrey

Ticking Over

We recently had conservator and horologist, Peter Bucke, come in to work on the instruments on the Daimler dashboards – there is one in each of the front and rear compartments. Its great to see the Daimler clock now back … Continue reading

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Fanfare needed! The Daimler is running … and it purrs

We have been wanting to tell you about this for a while … but even better … you can now see it for yourselves.

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Still here and wishing you all the best for the Christmas and New Year holidays

The Daimler project has been a bit silent recently. I would like to say we have been working on being mysterious but that would be only part of the story. As you know we work on a lot of different … Continue reading

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Mixed Feelings and a Very Big Engine

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.

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New Year, New Conservator, Forward Planning

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

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Testing, testing

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

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A bit like Christmas

There was much excitement amongst the Daimler team when a large package arrived from Crankshaft Rebuilders – a bit like kids on Christmas morning.

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A little bit of bling and some very fine work!

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

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Crankshaft – the story so far

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

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Riding in Style

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

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