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Wanted Need Door Seals, Vent Window Seals and Trunk Seal for Daimler ds420 Limo

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This is a 1971 Daimler but of course built by Jag. I need a supplier or possibly a link to a repro manufacturer. Thanks.
 

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Is this the same body as an XJ6 or 12? If so, Moss, SNG, Welsh, Engles, and RockAuto have them.
 

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This is a huge vehicle - possibly same as Jag 420? Parts not rare due to being Daimler - but rather from being so old, and mundane. I need confirmation of cross-overs, interchangeability, super-cedes etc. thanks.IMG_2551.JPG
 
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Try Martin Robey, they have seals. Real nice people, have used extensively.
 

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Thanks for info. I know of this place but difficult to connect with. I sent email describing items and awaiting response. P.S. do you or anyone else happen to know where brake light switch is located (on '71 Daimler Limo (RHD)?
 

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If you don't have international calling, it costs .15 a minute to call. I never spent more than a $1 as they understand costs. Wait on email, they are 8 hrs different than east coast and there weekends are before ours. Good people. May be back logged as they serve the world. Their place is between the Jag and Rover factory.
 

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Well they did get back to me. Good news is that a rear suspension bush is available, and, the trunk seal - but no luck with the vent windows and door seals. Prices apparently good but I expect high shipping costs plus (CDN) import taxes and very high exchange rate. ie: 20 British pounds = 35 CDN $. But, glad to have available. Now some more searching for door seals - but likely looking to take a 'hit' when limo goes up for sale. thanks.
 

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I bought 300 lbs of body repair panels for my MK1 at Martin Robey. $400 UPS, $100 import fee, no tax. Came to door in a week. They should mail what you need, but probably UPS. If you have an import fee, UPS calls you. I also deal ebay.uk and they let you know shipping and fee ahead of time. I have bought a lot of seals thru ebay.uk. just watch for the 100% sellers or near 100%.
 

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Thanks for info. It's much worse to order stuff into Canada and UPS worst shipper as they like to double dip once parcels cross the U.S. border. I will shop around as I await yet another reply from M.R. Good thing I don't need any engine or fuel system parts. Now, how to remove the right/rear saddle tank and await warmer weather to get to the wooden dash pieces, etc. etc. :greedy_dollars:
 

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You might have to take bumper on right off. Remove lower fender panel and unbolt tank from inside boot. I am assuming same as the XJ6 series cars with independent suspension. Tank may have drain and fuel lines go thru inner boot to tank.
 

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Getting used to new format. Thanks for all info. Seller (jumpinjag) on ebay.uk offered all the door and window seals, plus the felts, for 825 (U.K.) including shipping. No trunk seal. Cost to me would be converted to about $1500. cdn. so not sure what to do. At least stuff still available but leaning towards letting next owner take care of it. Will get trunk seal and soft bushing from M.R. - estimate $60. to $65. so not too bad.
Fuel tank has bracket which also secures jack and spare tire. Tank will 'wiggle' but not slide up and inward I suspect due to layer of black protective material. At least both tanks / pumps / sending units functioning as they should - after hours and hours of TLC. Still need to find brake light switch or whatever triggers. thanks for all interest.
 

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Well, I got the parts delivered March 11, so took full week (door to door). This is what it cost me. The two items were a combined 21 UK pounds - - which converted to $36. (CDN) which is pretty good. Then, with taxes, shipping and handling - culminated with handing FedEx driver $15. cash on delivery, my total (out of pocket) came to $115.(CDN). The car is only worth (optimistically) about $16K. so hopefully will end up back in its' 'birth-country'. Oh, bushing and boot-lid seal look super, so Martin Robey (thanks to Kevin) did their part very well.
Now - - someone please tell me where to look for brake light switch? :unsure:
 

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Either on brake pedal arm or behind master cylinder or on master cylinder.
 

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Browsed thru British Parts Northwest (Oregon) and noticed the fuel tank seals and locking rings (that attach gauge sender unit) - at a very fair price. Two of each totaled less than $5. Then I check out other costs, with shipping being $43. I added extra taxes and duties (to Canada) then converted to CDN $. The final (door to door) out of my pocket will be in the $80. range - or even higher. I contacted the dealer for possible alternatives and suggested putting all four tiny, non-fragile items in small bubble-pack envelope and (snail) mail with whatever postage. With the extra charges as above, total would/should be closer to $20. I haven't received a reply yet after 24 hours. (NOW - as of May 01, still no reply.) :unsure:
Also, still haven't located the brake switch as everything between pedal arm and MC is trapped in upper compartment. I will try to find a schematic and trace thru wiring, but these old jalopies were famous for one -color wiring. Oh, and any ideas for re-coating wooden dash panel pieces? Stain with varnish mix, or separate? Brand? Name? Best or easiest way to apply? etc. thanks.
 
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They are not one color wiring, might have to scrap to see color. Is there a two prong switch screwed in master cylinder? Might have to be a contortionist to get under dash. Never been in the Daimler, but might be near a late 420.
 

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No switch or wires to M.C. I am very slow to gain any progress as too many issues, projects and routines in the way. I did get the locking rings and seals from U.K. cheap and fast. Will make up a 'tool' to turn the rings but, alas, when and how (sigh). New issue is the left side SU fuel pump leaking at diaphragm flange area - no matter how well sealed and tightened. The parts appear to be (dare I say) original so flex part quite stiff. I see other (new and used) pumps for sale - but what about interchangeability? Visually the same (MGB, etc.) and I am not sure about PSI. There is a New Zealand made pump (no.15LM12) on Ebay (U.K.), for about $150. total - my cost - that seems to have same in and out banjo connections and is rated at 3 to 4 psi. Any ideas or tips? What should I be looking for (again, 1971 Daimler DS420 with common Jag 6-cyl. ) Also a diaphragm/stem with common 6-holes in Houston for about half the other price. I will remove old pump, yet again, to see if easy enough to access diaphragm. thanks. Update: (May 03). I did remove diaphragm as it simply unscrews. Found a couple on Ebay - one with 3-inch stem and other with 2-3/8" (same as mine). Now awaiting confirmation that this one has threads on tip of shaft - which I suspect it will as ad photo was inconclusive.
 
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