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by Gasman
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 27
Views: 1650

Re: Project KPK

What brackets are you using for the fog lamps? I have been considering putting square eights on SMG. It had them before I owned it.
by Gasman
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Two Ambassadors
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Two Ambassadors

Welcome to the forum Jon. From the tone of your post it would seem you had no trouble removing the rear displacers. If so, you are lucky because the displacers can often be seized onto the pivot shaft which cans be very problematic. I hope you are as lucky with the other car! The windscreen rubbers ...
by Gasman
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 868
Views: 329510

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

Impossible question! Depends on the dynamic between how much you want it and how keen he is to get rid of it. Nearly new ones are, of course, rare but equally it'll be 35+ years old and its condition will depend on how it's been stored etc. etc.
by Gasman
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 27
Views: 1650

Re: Project KPK

That's not what I call a mess. A suggestion, (not a criticism!) use black screws to hold the grille on. From experience, chrome ones, at least for me, stand out like a sore thumb against the black horizontal slats.
by Gasman
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 868
Views: 329510

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

You're a hard man, Derek. There but for the grace of God and all that!

Angyl, at least you know what caused it. I hadn't picked up you'd already had the engine running.
by Gasman
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 868
Views: 329510

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

Oh dearie dearie me. Firstly, thank you for the helicoil tutorial. The thread you make for the coil insert, is that a standard clockwise thread or an anti-clockwise one? Whatever, seems straightforward enough. Buggered threads I've had have all been drilled out, re-threaded and a bigger bolt put in!...
by Gasman
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 27
Views: 1650

Re: Project KPK

Eddie, I use Peanut oil but, like tyre finishers, it does need repeat applications say every 3 months. Andy, another great sneak view. It's going to be fantastic when finished! Funny things photographs; engine bay front to back looks shorter than a mini... More to the point, surprisingly, the bolts ...
by Gasman
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 868
Views: 329510

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

Oh bugger is all I can think to say...

I've never helicoiled anything. Some photos of what you do would be very interesting to me albeit I'm very sorry it's necessary!
by Gasman
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 27
Views: 1650

Re: Project KPK

On further memory searching I think I got them from Bresco's although I can't find them after a quick look on their website I'm afraid.
by Gasman
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 27
Views: 1650

Re: Project KPK

I had SMG's bumpers re-chromed so had to take the rubbers off. The retaining bolts. as you affirmed, mostly turned to dust. IMG_8274_800.jpg I managed to find some spade shaped replacements albeit the bolt size was only 3mm instead of 5 - if my very poor memory serves me correctly - and they have be...
by Gasman
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 27
Views: 1650

Re: Project KPK

It's progressing nicely even if there is still lots to do.
by Gasman
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Wolseley LGU698P
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Wolseley LGU698P

Someone has posted on Facebook a picture of this Wolseley which is still around although in need of quite a bit of attention. Not sure of the year but he says Back in the old days 75572067_2463900313880133_415737733147787264_n.jpg 77020011_2463900287213469_727732605729898496_n.jpg As it is today. Sc...
by Gasman
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 868
Views: 329510

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

The part number for the temperature sender on the O series is GTR128. Here's one a found on Flea Bay:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Unipart-GTR128/2126050624
by Gasman
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 868
Views: 329510

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

dogging each one up in turn Well I've never heard it called that before. Good job. I've not dismantled a camshaft on an O series but the parts catalogue doesn't mention an O ring at the distal end of the camshaft or indeed anywhere on the camshaft. Obviously the front oil seal is just that, not an ...
by Gasman
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Engine/crankshaft breather filter 2200 auto
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: Engine/crankshaft breather filter 2200 auto

Other gasket sealants are available. Hylomar is just my personal favourite.
by Gasman
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Finally got my Princess 2 2200 HLS home...
Replies: 8
Views: 458

Re: Finally got my Princess 2 2200 HLS home...

As far as I am aware the 2200 automatic was mounted the same throughout its life through P1 & P2. Certainly, part numbers did not change. Notoriously, they changed the mounting of the 2200 manual to reduce the angle of the drive shafts. Manual production was stopped and the Special Six announced to ...
by Gasman
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Engine/crankshaft breather filter 2200 auto
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: Engine/crankshaft breather filter 2200 auto

We've had the rain easy down south compared with the poor people in Yorkshire! I've never heard that one before about the breather filter but then, what do I know. The breather part number is CHM36 and they are not difficult to get hold of. I don't understand why changing this should make any differ...
by Gasman
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Stag alloy test
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: Stag alloy test

That would be handy as your daily driver is the train
by Gasman
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Finally got my Princess 2 2200 HLS home...
Replies: 8
Views: 458

Re: Finally got my Princess 2 2200 HLS home...

Afraid I've been neglecting the forum whilst I've been at the NEC so only just catching up. Apologies for that. I used Woolies door seals on my Wolseley but you've already sorted that with Peter's help. Like 100club, I don't quite understand the confusion with fuel pumps. There are 3 mechanical pump...
by Gasman
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Stag alloy test
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: Stag alloy test

Not keen on the low profile tyres but the car looks fabulous.
by Gasman
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Competition
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: Competition

Ah that's good. You've forgotten my, and another former Wolseley owner's comments ...…
by Gasman
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 868
Views: 329510

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

Oh! That's good to know, Beiderbecke, that I have a friend with the requisite tools!
by Gasman
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 868
Views: 329510

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

Well, first things first, I hope you recover your mojo soon! Secondly, I have not shimmed an O series so it had never occurred to me that you can't shim it without the camshaft being held in place which requires the cam cover to be in place.... Seems a barmy design to me along with the non-replaceab...
by Gasman
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 211
Views: 67895

Re: A500KWK

I have been assessing what's wrong with the running on KWacKers. I need to get it sorted as it's on the Vanden Plas Owners' Club stand at the NEC next week and that's 125 miles away with a stranger to the car driving it there! Cold start was OK and running reasonably OK until warm. Then, when warm, ...
by Gasman
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 211
Views: 67895

Re: A500KWK

Yep. I am assuming this was the problem.
by Gasman
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 211
Views: 67895

Re: A500KWK

I have been investigating KWacKers and came to the conclusion it had to be the ASU. All plugs were running equally very, very rich. Ign & valve timing correct. Compressions all good and equal (albeit I couldn't measure cylinder 2 unless I removed the distributor which I couldn't be bothered to do. W...
by Gasman
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Another part number enquiry
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: Another part number enquiry

Ah! You didn't say in your original post that it was aluminium! The steel drive plate is not on that diagram. If you look at this picture from the workshop manual: IMG_1841_800.jpg The drive plate is obvious from my previous photo, It is one of the items labelled 4. The aluminium adapter plate is no...
by Gasman
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Another part number enquiry
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: Another part number enquiry

The garage described it as the plate at the back of the crankshaft that the torque converter connects to...
The used steel plate we have fits exactly that description and is prone to cracking. The aluminium bit neither connects to the crankshaft nor the torque converter!
by Gasman
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Another part number enquiry
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: Another part number enquiry

If I can be so bold, I don't think you are after the plate assembly adapter which is the aluminium moulding that fits between the torque converter housing and the engine block. It is not a moving part. I am presuming you want the plate-drive-converter. This is a round flat piece of steel that attach...
by Gasman
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 211
Views: 67895

Re: A500KWK

KWacKers has blotted her copy book. I am sure some of you will have seen Hubnut's test of SMG on YouTube (There have been 90,000 viewings so far!), being part one of a comparison with KWacKers - the oldest surviving against the youngest wedge. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWZWukWzO6A&t=77s ). U...
by Gasman
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Part number help...
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: Part number help...

No Jeff you are incorrect with the rear one. You are quoting an oil seal for a manual (14 on the picture in the catalogue). The automatic one is as I stated in my post below(18 in the catalogue picture).


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by Gasman
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Part number help...
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: Part number help...

The front crankshaft seal is 88G 562 (same for both transmissions) and is I believe available from :_ Part Details 88G562 (OIL SEAL) Price: Price on application 15 available Distributor Address A E Wilcox Wickwar Garage High Street Wickwar Gloucestershire GL12 8NG www.aewilcox.co.uk Contact: John Wi...
by Gasman
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 27
Views: 1650

Re: Project KPK

SMG has got a rear aerial & I didn’t spot that! I agree with Princess1800s, it’s no big deal to drill post painting. A bit of tape first to stop the drill slipping (as he says) and Bob’s your uncle. Repaint the edges and some Waxoyl will prevent rusting.
by Gasman
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 27
Views: 1650

Re: Project KPK

Well, I presume I have insider knowledge what this is so won't mention it but, TBH, I wouldn't have spotted it!
by Gasman
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: New to Wedge ownership with a rare restoration project.
Replies: 47
Views: 22303

Re: New to Wedge ownership with a rare restoration project.

They're difficult to find. Part Number CZH614. They're also used on some Minis but, despite that, still unavailable.
by Gasman
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: New to Wedge ownership with a rare restoration project.
Replies: 47
Views: 22303

Re: New to Wedge ownership with a rare restoration project.

Wow. Brilliant. That's the business. Now the fun bit starts. SMG also had wing repeater flashers fitted and I came to the same conclusion that they are a useful safety feature, much like the rear safety belts also fitted, although I suppose purists won't like them.
by Gasman
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Anybody fancy a new Wedge for the 2020s?!
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: Anybody fancy a new Wedge for the 2020s?!

Rear 3/4 probably shows it best.


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by Gasman
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Denovo size
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Re: Denovo size

Denovos are 195/65 x 350
by Gasman
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 868
Views: 329510

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

Tony C says it all. Keep it up & well done.
by Gasman
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Heat Shield
Replies: 6
Views: 643

Re: Heat Shield

Absolutely!
by Gasman
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Heat Shield
Replies: 6
Views: 643

Re: Heat Shield

No Tony. On the 2200 the heat shield is a silvery fibrous material that protects the alternator from the heat of the exhaust manifold which it bolts onto. Nothing to do with intake ventilation pipes on the e series.
by Gasman
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Heat Shield
Replies: 6
Views: 643

Re: Heat Shield

IMG_1744_800.jpg No 10. The part number is CAM2301 and one is apparently available at:- Part Details CAM2301 (HETSHELD ALT) Price: Price on application 1 available Distributor Address A E Wilcox Wickwar Garage High Street Wickwar Gloucestershire GL12 8NG www.aewilcox.co.uk Contact: John Wilcox Tel:...
by Gasman
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Power Steering belt
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Re: Power Steering belt

The part number is 13H8310. Ebay has this which it says is equivalent to that part number. Up to you whether you take a punt! You have to remember there are often springs and shock absorbers for sale that say "fits Austin Princess"! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ROVER-MGB-P6-PRINCESS-TR7-TRIUMPH-2500-D...
by Gasman
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Dispose of the displacers?
Replies: 36
Views: 20408

Re: Dispose of the displacers?

It varies dependent on the engine & transmission. Which model are you interested in?
by Gasman
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Wheel Nuts
Replies: 5
Views: 605

Re: Wheel Nuts

Keep us informed. Hope the wheel balancers can think of a solution. Torque figure is 45 lbs ft or 63 Nm
by Gasman
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Wheel Nuts
Replies: 5
Views: 605

Re: Wheel Nuts

How peculiar, John. Never heard of that before. Is this a new phenomenon or has it always been there since you bought the car? is it all the nuts on that wheel? My first thought was that the nuts might not have the correct taper on them so they can't seat properly (or even an incorrect wheel) but th...
by Gasman
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: New wedge owner
Replies: 9
Views: 1088

Re: New wedge owner

Well, to say the least, it's a bit of a bummer if you can't even drive the car away from the point of purchase. Not fit for purpose springs to mind. I hope the sale price reflected the problem. Can auction houses really get away with that? Not least I thought they had to drive them under their own s...
by Gasman
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: New wedge owner
Replies: 9
Views: 1088

Re: New wedge owner

Oh. I remember that thread well and did wonder what car it all referred to. TBH I had it in my mind that he had an Ambassador completely overlooking it was all headed Princess 2200HLS! My conclusion (which may have been completely incorrect) was that the former owner's 'automatic specialist' did not...
by Gasman
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: New wedge owner
Replies: 9
Views: 1088

Re: New wedge owner

I found a previous thread about this car dated Dec 2014:-

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by Gasman
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: New wedge owner
Replies: 9
Views: 1088

Re: New wedge owner

Welcome to the wonderful world of the wedge! This car was restored by Rovamota and Beiderbecke some years ago down south (Hampshire). I am happy to post pictures for you if you email them to us at leylandprincess@aol.com. In the meantime, this is what it looked like after that work: XEM805W.jpg XEM8...