Category Archives: Conservation

Working on the Hooper body

In the last six months we have been working on the body and interior of the Daimler – involving a lot of dismantling, a lot of close inspection and a whole range of decision-making. The Royal Daimler is a coach … Continue reading

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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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Testing Testing

Shortly after the installation of the engines crankshaft, the team here at the National Museum got busy bolting on the auxiliary engine components with the aim of reuniting the vehicle’s engine to the newly treated chassis. 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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The Queen is in town

It was 1954, post depression, post World War II and the visit of the young and beautiful Queen Elizabeth transfixed the nation.

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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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More love for the Royal Daimler

The Royal Daimler Project might be over but the work and interest in car continues. It was great to see so many members of the Daimler SP250 group at the Museum on Saturday. Travelling to Canberra from various parts of … Continue reading

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Farewell to the Royal Daimler

The Royal Daimler has left the building! After a short sojourn in the Museum’s Hall, today the Royal Daimler returned to the offsite conservation lab for ongoing work.

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