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Brian Mc Cullough
Forest Lake, Minnesota, USA
(379 posts)

10/30/2007 02:27AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB '95 3.4L 'L32' SFI V6, GM V6T5 & 3.42 Limi

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Daimler V8 powered Racing Midget in Australia (NOT MG)
Posted by: BMC
Date: November 19, 2013 10:59PM

While searching through the Daimler forums, I found this and thought this might be interesting to the BritishV8 group!



Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2926 posts)

04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Daimler V8 powered Racing Midget in Australia (NOT MG)
Posted by: roverman
Date: December 05, 2013 07:38PM

Long ago, in Gardena, Ca.,(Ascot), raced Daimler V8 powered midget. I read of this in Hot Rod mag. Story made more interesting by the owner/designer, who developed a very early version of CAD and FEA(?), to design the chassis/suspension. According to the article, the car was very competitive, with little tweaking required. Onward, roverman.

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Dave Craddock
(357 posts)

12/20/2008 05:46PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB V6 3.4

Re: Daimler V8 powered Racing Midget in Australia (NOT MG)
Posted by: Preform Resources
Date: December 06, 2013 05:24AM

Kinda looks like a copy of an old Kurtis Kraft chassis,,, but is that a DeDION rear? interesting.

Guess I shoulda clicked on the link....................................

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Fred Nitschke

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12/15/2013 05:22AM

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Re: Daimler V8 powered Racing Midget in Australia (NOT MG)
Posted by: fredeuce
Date: December 15, 2013 08:15PM

Hi folks I have just joined this forum and one of the posters referred to this post in my intro.

Yes this is my car and yes there is a more extensive post over on the Daimler forum.

One of the reasons for posting is to tap into the collective knowledge on here about things automotive and British.

Presently I am trying to calibrate my Smiths RVI1000/00 tacho to 8 cylinder functioning. This particular tacho as best i understand it was originally for a 4 cyl engine. It does have a potentiometer in the back of it to adjust it however it does not have sufficient adjustment.the max resistance was approx 8K Ohms.
I fitted a 100k Ohm pot . On testing it was apparent that I had to wind it back to 0 Ohms to get best readings even though it was still out. It read 25-30% too fast.
Something that has occurred now is that when simply turning on the ignition to power up everything but before cranking to start the tacho immediately produces a full scaled deflection.

What is going on here? I am thinking the 100k pot was incorrectly connected and cause some other damage . Any one with any clues on this? I am tempted to convert it to RVC with one of those rebuild kits that some folk now produce for these old tachos.

Any clues or tips most appreciated.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/06/2014 07:04PM by fredeuce.

david zavetsky
(18 posts)

02/25/2013 03:06PM

Main British Car:
1961 Daimler SP-250 Daimler HEMI 2.5L race motor

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Re: Daimler V8 powered Racing Midget in Australia (NOT MG)
Posted by: dz8190
Date: May 04, 2014 09:51AM

Wow, very cool. I race a Daimler SP with the same motor, but really built to race by Huffaker.
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