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by Gasman
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Towing an automatic
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Towing an automatic

Lol. If she's anything like Mrs Gasman, good luck with that....
by Gasman
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Towing an automatic
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Towing an automatic

I am sure you will have read the handbook which gives you the same advice as that from beiderbecke. However, I think that is advice without the engine running. I suspect it will be fine in N with the engine running because the g/b lubrication pump will be powered by the torque convertor with the eng...
by Gasman
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Newbie says hi!
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Newbie says hi!

Hello YNG700S. Welcome back to membership & the forum. You have already discovered one of the software problems with this forum that I am afraid I have not been able to cure so far. That is, it looks as though you haven't posted and it comes up with an error message. Lots of people repeat the proces...
by Gasman
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Gaydon in Sept
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: Gaydon in Sept

by Gasman
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Wheel arch finishers
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Wheel arch finishers

Originally the part number was as Bresco's state, DZB5181. It was a different part number on P2 (can't read my microfiche for that number GHF**56) but I'm sure they still fit. Originally there were nylon blocks for the nuts which were relatively easy to fit. The silly little nuts with the Bresco's o...
by Gasman
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Speedo Cables
Replies: 10
Views: 2827

Re: Speedo Cables

The one on eBay for sale by the Southampton company is: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Austin-Morris-Princess-2200-RHD-Manual-1978-onwards-Speedometer-Speedo-Cable/152558429969?hash=item238530e711:g:KU8AAOSwPh5ZJAkp GSD342.jpg Firstly this is expensive and secondly the picture shows this is a GSD342 i.e...
by Gasman
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Speedo Cables
Replies: 10
Views: 2827

Re: Speedo Cables

The one I have seen on eBay is a GSD322. As per my previous post in February, according to my parts catalogue, this is for a P2 2200 auto. The manual one is GSD342.
by Gasman
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1981 2000 HLS Princess 2 - 22/08/2016 Picture Update
Replies: 108
Views: 76562

Re: 1981 2000 HLS Princess 2 - 22/08/2016 Picture Update

Not strictly true Angyl. OKK was never anything to do with the club.
by Gasman
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Centre exhaust bracket
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Centre exhaust bracket

Do you need the arch-shaped metal bit as well as the rubber mounts? WRT the rubber mounts if none are available, perhaps you could try as you suggest a universal mounting bobbin and attach that to the exhaust pipe U bracket with an L-shaped bit of metal.


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by Gasman
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: DVG 15Y
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: DVG 15Y

The software doesn’t allow any bigger than 800 pixels. If you email to leylandprincess@aol.com I can upload them for you
by Gasman
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: PMR528Y Ambassador
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: PMR528Y Ambassador

How utterly dreadful. Our heartfelt condolences to you and particularly your daughter and their children for your loss. Remember the good times.
by Gasman
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 939
Views: 454863

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

Oh dear. We've obviously failed as a group not to spot your deliberate mistake. I certainly didn't...
by Gasman
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Photo shoot
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Photo shoot

Well it was a lovely day for a photoshoot and although fun I had forgotten how it does gets a bit repetitive shuffling the cars backwards & forwards to suit the (very nice) photographer's needs for 3 1/2 hours. Every cm of both cars was photographed except underneath. Top views were taken with a dro...
by Gasman
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 939
Views: 454863

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

I hadn't spotted!
by Gasman
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Engine mounts
Replies: 22
Views: 982

Re: Engine mounts

Short answer is No. Slightly longer answer: we had exactly the same problem when we did Maurice. When we took the engine out I had no idea they were different front to rear and they all went in the same pot for cleaning.... Like you we could find no discernible difference between them so we just re-...
by Gasman
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Engine mounts
Replies: 22
Views: 982

Re: Engine mounts

In my opinion, yes it does. Enjoy your humble pie. Might be less bitter with a bit of maple syrup.... :lol: :lol:
by Gasman
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 939
Views: 454863

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

Good job.

Can someone please tell me why the clutch hydraulics need that damper thing between the master cylinder and the slave cylinder. What exactly does it dampen!
by Gasman
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Engine mounts
Replies: 22
Views: 982

Re: Engine mounts

As you say the RH mounts are different post 1977 as well

RH Front was originally 11H5700 and post 77 was FAM7054
RH Rear was originally 11H5703 and post 77 FAM 6808
by Gasman
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 218
Views: 87609

Re: A500KWK

I have a photoshoot tomorrow so finally thought I'd better sort out the fuel leak from the carburettors. It's a straightforward job albeit two of the 8 nuts attaching the carbs to the manifold are awkward to get out (the lower inner nuts). It's easier if you jam the throttles on full chat as the lin...
by Gasman
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Engine mounts
Replies: 22
Views: 982

Re: Engine mounts

Peter, is your LH engine mounting plate a single unit or one at the front and one at the back? Here's a screenshot of my P2 microfiche P2_EngineMountings.jpg Andy, it seems the adage never assume etc shows its worth! I agree with you, if the car's done 92,00miles I'd use what you've got. The mileage...
by Gasman
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Engine mounts
Replies: 22
Views: 982

Re: Engine mounts

Trouble is, you know what they say, never assume anything. BL didn't tackle the problem until they stopped manual production and brought out the auto only Special Six in March 1977 so that is 2 years production of manual cars. I'm not sure what the chassis numbers were when that happened. As usual l...
by Gasman
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Engine mounts
Replies: 22
Views: 982

Re: Engine mounts

Surely it's a safe assumption, even with a BL product, that all manual cars were modified with the new engine position...
by Gasman
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Dutch 1800 project
Replies: 14
Views: 681

Re: Dutch 1800 project

It is strange that for such a good respray they didn't remove/mask up the chassis number plate and just resprayed over it. (I tried to copy that picture so it was on this forum but couldn't!) That's why I was convinced that it had been resprayed. Next question has to be; what colour are you going to...
by Gasman
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Dutch 1800 project
Replies: 14
Views: 681

Re: Dutch 1800 project

I must say it all sounds/looks like it has had an extensive engine out respray in the past albeit they surely wouldn't have resprayed the D post & roof. However, I can't make out the colour on the roof where you've peeled back the vinyl either! As usual, I am no help whatsoever. With regard to one o...
by Gasman
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 939
Views: 454863

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

As you say there's no connection of clutch hydraulic fluid with the engine so I think, depending on where the fair cloud of something was coming from, that is not related. If there's no fluid at the end of the slave cylinder (it usually dribbles down the rear of the bellhousing) or the hose & connec...
by Gasman
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Block Colour
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Block Colour

My engine was black with a yellow splodge on the rear surface. No idea what that signifies & I didn't replicate it when I painted the block when the engine had its rebuild. Original block BTW.


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by Gasman
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Dutch 1800 project
Replies: 14
Views: 681

Re: Dutch 1800 project

I'm not very good at identifying colours from photos but surely that colour is Reynard Metallic. The slam panel does looks much redder but that has obviously been resprayed.
by Gasman
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 939
Views: 454863

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

Oh the joys of classic motoring. There's always something and usually something else besides... You say the fluid level is OK and I therefore assume there are no leaks from either the Master or Slave cylinders. Surely this implies the seals should be OK? So why isn't the slave cylinder piston moving...
by Gasman
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Dutch newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Dutch newbie

Unfortunately your friend's Facebook page has restricted viewing access so we can't see it.
by Gasman
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 150
Views: 17326

Re: Project KPK

What a fantastic job you are doing Andy. KPK is looking gorgeous albeit with a personal rider that I'm really not a fan of that steering wheel.... I get lots of criticism when I show SMG with a Motolita wheel which is much more comfortable (IMO) to hold than the thin standard thing such that I usual...
by Gasman
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Dutch newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Dutch newbie

The car was never sold in a metallic red colour. Any chance of a picture of it, particularly under the bonnet where it is not faded, to help us identify. If you have any difficulty loading pictures which a lot of people do, then if you email them to us I can upload them for you: leylandprincess@aol....
by Gasman
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Door skins
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Door skins

Can anyone tell me how an Ambassador and a Princess rear door skin differ. They are different part numbers...
by Gasman
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 150
Views: 17326

Re: Project KPK

The bearing is the thrust race.
by Gasman
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 150
Views: 17326

Re: Project KPK

What’s the 3rd bit; ? Thrust race ? As you’ve got a NOS slave cylinder might as well change that. That only leaves the flexie hose which is also worth changing as these can also fail. It’s only money...
by Gasman
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 150
Views: 17326

Re: Project KPK

No special tools for the seals. Used a screwdriver I seem to remember to get the old seal out and just pressing in the new one. WRT clutch I've not done a 6 cylinder. You need a centraliser tool on reassembly for the 4 cylinder but not sure it's necessary for the 6 cylinder. Someone else will know!
by Gasman
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 150
Views: 17326

Re: Project KPK

The diff oil seals were originally Part No. 13H4691 but changed during production to, on the Ambassador AHU1082. I'm almost certain they're the same as on a Mini cooper (ADO16) or possibly Cooper S. They do seem to be available for the Mini... When we did Maurice we changed the clutch as a matter of...
by Gasman
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 939
Views: 454863

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

New torque wrench is worth what I paid and not a penny more, it does the job but it's hardly a high quality thing, typical Draper really. Would Mr President care to comment? I've always been pretty happy with Draper stuff. Better than Clarks stuff from Machinemart! Maybe that's not saying much. As ...
by Gasman
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: XWD164X 2.0 HL Ambassador 2
Replies: 8
Views: 708

Re: XWD164X 2.0 HL Ambassador 2

We can all see the extra photos! I was going to delete them for you when you posted but there was a risk I would lose all the photos if I interfered as admin so I left them!
by Gasman
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 150
Views: 17326

Re: Project KPK

The suspension pipes are OK presumably. The only other thing to suggest is to prophylactically change the diff driveshaft seals whilst the engine is still out.

I can't remember whether the engine/gearbox is all tried and tested. The clutch is easier to replace with the engine out...
by Gasman
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 150
Views: 17326

Re: Project KPK

I only changed the pipes on SMG because they were, quite correctly, MoT advisories. I haven't changed them on KWacKers and if yours don't need changing then personally I wouldn't bother unless you want a concours look. I would however change all the flexie pipes as a matter of course.
by Gasman
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 939
Views: 454863

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

I saw this advertised too but I wasn't tempted. After all, it would never do on a Wolseley, old chap. That said, it looks quite good on yours, which btw is meant as a compliment, and I agree with you about the badges :lol: :lol: As for the Autoplas louvres. On second thoughts, if I can't find someth...
by Gasman
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Brochure for sale...
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Brochure for sale...

Golly. And you can't even sell the displacers to get a bit of money back but at least it's in average condition:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1978-AUSTIN- ... Swt2parqil
by Gasman
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: NOS Parts Availability Anywhere?
Replies: 13
Views: 818

Re: NOS Parts Availability Anywhere?

It's always sad when someone has been ripped off and it certainly leaves a nasty taste. We got a NOS outer sill for Maurice from Macs Factor during the restoration. It was not an unreasonable price for a difficult-to-find part. We paid cash on collection. I had a bit of difficulty finding his house ...
by Gasman
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 150
Views: 17326

Re: Project KPK

It's funny how time plays tricks on one's memory. My brother had Sorrel Wolseley 18-22 front seats in his Austin 2200 Landcrab mule with Hydragas. I never realised the brown of the vinyl on the seats was that dark (unless you are using a wonky camera like Vulgalour has!).Both seats and carpets have ...
by Gasman
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: PMR528Y Ambassador
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: PMR528Y Ambassador

All of these parts should not be difficult to source. The part number for the track rod ends for Ambassador is GSJ185. They were used on lots of things including TR7 and are easily available on eBay and elsewhere: e.g. Rimmers do them for £10.56 each incl VAT. As you probably know the inner and oute...
by Gasman
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Vehicle Excise Duty
Replies: 11
Views: 4263

Re: Vehicle Excise Duty

OK, I misunderstood your post so my apologies. WRT ...so I can't get the info I need, so if I want to use it now, i will need to tax and test . Yes & no respectively. It'll need the VED to be paid but it should already be MoT exempt being more than 40 years registered (on 7/3/2020). This is a Q&A fr...
by Gasman
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: A Princess for the sporty gent
Replies: 8
Views: 1026

Re: A Princess for the sporty gent

Thank you Adrian. A number of people have put Stag wheels on their Princess. I’ve never been very keen on them personally preferring the Ambo alloys but, as Ian says, they go extremely well with the black and chrome of his stunning car.
by Gasman
Sun May 31, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Vehicle Excise Duty
Replies: 11
Views: 4263

Re: Vehicle Excise Duty

That is not correct. Have you misread 1969 for 1979?! After April 1st 2019: You do not need to pay vehicle tax if your vehicle was built before 1 January 1979. If you do not know when your vehicle was built, but it was first registered between 1 and 7 January 1979, you do not have to pay vehicle ta...
by Gasman
Sat May 30, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Lower Wishbone
Replies: 28
Views: 1307

Re: Lower Wishbone

I've not changed the ball joints but Beiderbecke has and I'm sure he can talk you through it. Not sure whether you've got a BL service manual but here's the procedure from that in case you haven't:


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by Gasman
Sat May 30, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Bonnet Bulb
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: Bonnet Bulb

You'll have to forgive my facetiousness but if you had all the wiring, assuming there's a bulb in, it would be working :lol: :lol: There is no engine compartment light on the P2 wiring diagram (below). Can anyone else confirm whether any P2s had an underbonnet lamp? P2_Wiring.jpg IMG_3756_800.jpg On...