condition, Conservation, treatment

Testing Testing

by Nathan Pharaoh on 27 March, 2015

Ken Houlahan and Ian Stewart securing the starter motor to the engine.

Shortly after the installation of the engine’s 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.

But before the engine is installed, we need to carry out a few leak tests and pressure tests. Continue reading “Testing Testing”

condition, Conservation, History, treatment

The Queen is in town

by Catrina Vignando on 12 November, 2014

When the Queen Came to Town, poster

It was 1954, post depression, post World War II and the visit of the young and beautiful Queen Elizabeth transfixed the nation. Continue reading “The Queen is in town”

condition, Conservation, treatment

Testing, testing

by Vicki Humphrey on 16 October, 2014

Lowering the crankshaft into place

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 line bored to suit these specifications. Continue reading “Testing, testing”

Conservation, Fundraising campaign

More love for the Royal Daimler

by Catrina Vignando on 25 September, 2014

Donation from DLOCCA 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 the east coast of NSW, all arrived to the Museums’ offsite campus in Mitchell to see the Museum’s Royal Daimler car. Continue reading “More love for the Royal Daimler”

Conservation, Fundraising campaign

Farewell to the Royal Daimler

The Royal Daimler has left the building!

by Catrina Vignando on 29 July, 2014

A close up of the Royal Daimler chassis

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

Continue reading “Farewell to the Royal Daimler”
condition, Conservation, Fundraising campaign, treatment, Uncategorized

Thank you

by Catrina Vignando on 24 July, 2014

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 had from our Royal Daimler Conservation Partners, and all the Royal Daimler Project followers, we have not only reached our target, but we have exceeded our goal and have raised $61,863.80. Continue reading “Thank you”