Seventy years in one family

We had news from another distant relation last week, when the owner of a beautiful 1934 Humber Pullman got in touch after coming across this blog. Continue reading

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Last days in Museum Workshop

Since the body was lifted off the chassis on 18th November, the conservators have been busy. The engine and transmission have been removed and the engine dismantled. Conservators knew there was a problem with the crankshaft, but  have been delighted to find that most of the engine looks to be in good condition and can be reused.  At this stage we are hoping that there will be no need to dismantle the transmission.  The brakes and the chassis are also in good condition. 

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Uncle Elmer bought the Queen’s car

 I recieved this interesting story from a Project donor this week.  I wonder which of the Queen’s cars he sat in?  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.   Continue reading

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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 gallery.

Lots of photos and details at http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/museum_workshop/large_technology_lab/daimler_lift_and_tour

Enjoy!

Conservators at work with special guests looking on

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A long-lost relative

  

Last week, we were able to complete another small piece of the Daimler history puzzle… Continue reading

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Thank you

What a delightful way to finish the week with a $2,000 donation recieved, bringing our overall total to $11,036.50. Thank you so much to all of our supporters for helping make the Royal Daimler fit for a queen again.

Become a Royal Daimler Conservation Partner by donating $100 or more and receive exclusive updates and invitations.

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We began by looking at the inlet manifold

Nicki Smith spent Saturday 24th November working on the Daimler with Ian Stewart, in the Museum Workshop exhibition. Nicki is really enthusiastic about the work, reporting: 

“I’ve just spent a great day working with Ian Stewart on the Daimler. We began by looking at the inlet manifold, carburettors and throttle linkages, exhaust manifold, coolant thermostat and pipework and the thermostat housing.”

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The lift

Please see below, pictures taken by George Serras the Museum’s photographer of the body of the Royal Daimler being lifted off the chassis during Museum Workshop exhibition on Sunday 18th November 2012, during the Conservation Partner Tour.

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Conservation Partner Tour a success

We are so pleased to announce a very successful Royal Daimler Conservation Partner Tour of Museum Workshop exhibition featuring the body of the Royal Daimler being lifted from the chassis. Continue reading

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