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  1. Yes Doug the initials definitely look like JAC there’s also the remnants of WD paint under the black paint of what paint is left.
  2. The bonus of this being our second Daimler is we now know how it is put together and have already made the necessary special tools. This weekend we stripped the wheels ready for the new tyres ,the brake drums proved just stubborn as before with the need to drill out a more than a couple of bolts as they were well and truly seized solid. We have made our mind up to use the odd wheels as they came with the chassis .They are both the same except the spoke pattern so have come to the conclusion the open spoked wheel is Daimler but I could be wrong as there’s a chance it could be AEC as equally I haven’t seen any Daimler with this wheel .There’s some casting numbers but nothing else unlike the original Daimler wheel which has brass plates.
  3. When we rebuilt the lorry the diff was to prove illusive so we had to fabricate the top diff casting and used the gears from a Daimler CC axle we were lucky to purchase. With this project we were lucky in that there was a Daimler CK axle with a top casting but sadly not gears .As lovely as the CK wheels (circular holes )are they are the wrong spoke pattern for the bus The CB axle which came with the chassis came with odd wheels so at this stage we will use odd wheels as I quite like the open spoke style of the odd wheel . To check the dimensions were the same between the two axles I turned up a couple of discs and pulled a length of mig wire between the centres to use as a datum. We have applied the first top coat of paint which is pleasing to the lower panels.
  4. Thanks Cel 2018 we didn’t quite manage to get the injector sorted and tested in time but was ready for last year which we treated her gently as we had a lot of new bearings and gears bedding in and on the last day towed some logs IMG_2610.MOV IMG_2610.MOV
  5. Meant to say the lower internal panels on the front bulkhead are still wearing original paint which I intend to leave. Started to sort out wheels ready for new tyres which I have decided to go down the plastic route .The rear axle will be a combination of the one which we had shipped as it has the top casting for the diff with the possibility of using the whole axle minus the wheels as it is from a later CK model ,shame the diff isn’t in any of them but I have a plan 🤓.Initially thought we were fine for wheels and axle s but we have just about scrapped parts off every axle we have to make a complete set inc the brass tags as the newness was gone for some reason!
  6. A few updated photos of my willing helpers never say “your bored “during lockdown .Amazing how much rubbing down you can get done 😁
  7. Looking for 7 more catches like this one for the windows if anyone has seen anything close would be great 36mm overall length .
  8. Finally got to the end of the seats with mounting brackets let into the floor and a taste of top coat for the inside .Caught Dave testing each seat and they are unbelievably comfortable for a wooden seat.
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    Both projects have parts from the Chatham Daimler you asked about with majority being used on the lorry..
  10. Really pleased with the seats but a huge amount of work in each one.I for one really glad we’ve had Dave onboard but between us I think he’s enjoying himself as I caught him smiling.
  11. Engine gearbox and part of the chassis survived as it had been modified for powering a saw bench on a farm.The gearbox was needed by another guy restoring a Leyland and didn’t need the engine plus it was with a pile of Daimler parts which initially were offered to me to help my bus project along which I’m grateful for. It was always the intention to fit an engine temporarily in the bus before starting on the Daimler Knight engine due to the amount of work it requires and also the need for a period engine for the Palladium to which ends we have seemed to of now got all options covered.
  12. Thanks for the info spot on, so working off the Haydon lorry possibly 1925 - 26 as long as it’s the original engine. My thoughts are starting to steer towards using it in the Palladium as dimension wise fits quite nicely, my only concern is if it has enough torque to power it and dies on the slightest hill as the bore is pretty much the same at 41/2 “ but the stroke on the Leyland is 5” 126mm compared with the Continental engines 140mm rated at 40hp equally the Palladium will never get fully laden and how comparable are the difference in how ratings between the manufacturer’s? Open to input,and thanks again for digging out the info as I have nothing on Leyland and it’s all very much appreciated. Duncan
  13. Not 100% what year this engine is so all comments gratefully received my thoughts are 2 ton lorry as the chassis remains had the typical Leyland holey front cross member. At this stage not sure we are going to use this in the bus as it is a touch too long
  14. Sorry guys just realised the first guess came through as a private message. As far as I know no 32.2 go Leyland so here’s another set of pics to help you on your way.
  15. Leyland good, carry on 😁 one guess 3 possible answers …… feeling lucky
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