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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. The greatly anticipated new crankshaft had arrived. Ian Stewart and Ainslie Greiner had made a couple … Continue reading

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Thank you

In 2012, we set out to raise $60,000 by July 2014 for the Royal Daimler Project. It might have looked like a blue-sky target back then, but I am happy to say that due to the overwhelming support we have … Continue reading

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Donations are growing

Thanks to many generous Museum visitors making a contribution to donations boxes in the hall of the National Museum, the Royal Daimler Project fundraising total has now reached $41,078.80! With less than $19,000 to raise we are feeling very confident … Continue reading

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Rolling out the royal cars

The dust covers came off, the conservation team were on hand and the engines came to life at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra. It was one of those rare moments when the spark of history is tangible. Where … Continue reading

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the ‘olden Holden

Footballs, Meat pies, Kangaroos and Holden Cars. A salute to the early years of Holden construction in Australia.

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Visiting the Royal Daimler

There were some very beautiful Daimlers parked at Mitchell recently when members of the Daimler & Lanchester Owners Car Club of Australia, DLOCCA, were in Canberra to visit the National Museum’s grand dame, the Royal Daimler. See more pictures below.

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Royal Automobile Club of Australia Gala Dinner

We are very excited about our collaboration with the Royal Automobile Club of Australia, (RACA), in Sydney, who held a motoring gala dinner on 3 July to celebrate Australian motoring history. This red carpet event had it all; fine dining, … Continue reading

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Wiring diagrams

The Victorian Daimler Owners Club kindly sent some wiring diagrams for the DE 36 landaulette. These will help our conservators immensely when they start  work on the electrics of the vehicle.  

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Another milestone for the Royal Daimler Project

Our web team have added some wonderful photos of the Royal Daimler “lift” to the Museum Workshop exhibition website. On the 18th November the conservation team seperated the body of the vehicle from its chassis in front of a packed … Continue reading

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