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by beiderbecke
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Towing an automatic
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Towing an automatic

It can be owed but an additional 1.7 litres of automatic transmission fluid must be added and speed below 30mph, and distance a maximum of 40 miles. And don't forget to switch the ignition to position 1 and gear selector to N. Personally I would use a trailer...
by beiderbecke
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Petrol filler cap
Replies: 0
Views: 81

Petrol filler cap

:?: Someone on the forum asked for a locking petrol cap recently and if they are still searching for it I have one complete with key and the small flap that covers the keyhole.
by beiderbecke
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:46 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

I have a rear view mirror (no cover) - strangely enough it is finished in black...
by beiderbecke
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Photo shoot
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Photo shoot

Both cars radiant in the sunshine...
by beiderbecke
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Coach stripes/decals
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Coach stripes/decals

I had my vermillion wedge completely repainted a while ago and and got the gold body stripes from a local motor factor although these days they seem to be a bit thin on the ground. A selection of boot stripes are available from the club - the body gold stripes are a twin of 5 and 2 millimetre width ...
by beiderbecke
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: NOS Parts Availability Anywhere?
Replies: 13
Views: 818

Re: NOS Parts Availability Anywhere?

Earlpart Ltd supplied them but I think they have been taken over by others - :?: think it might be Longbridge Motor Spares (longbridgeltd@btinternet.com or 07495 443549. They were available in mild steel but also in stainless steel but 60% extra. My list is from 2009 and the 2-box back section was £...
by beiderbecke
Sat May 30, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Lower Wishbone
Replies: 28
Views: 1307

Re: Lower Wishbone

I'll eat humble pie about the wishbones. As regards the balljoints, check to see if there any shims under the balljoint as they have to be pre-loaded with the shims. You should just about be able to move it from side to side. To preload, fit the balljoint less lockwasher and shims and tighten the jo...
by beiderbecke
Fri May 29, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Lower Wishbone
Replies: 28
Views: 1307

Re: Lower Wishbone

I don't think they are handed. As regards the outer ring of the bush still in the housing in the past I have used a hacksaw to cut a slot in the ring to relieve the pressure and knocked it out.
by beiderbecke
Thu May 28, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Lower Wishbone
Replies: 28
Views: 1307

Re: Lower Wishbone

No. Sounds like the wishbone front spigot is seized in the bush. Should pull out leaving the bush intact but if it seized then the spigot might come out with a good dose of WD40 or similar and put the nut back on level with the end of the thread and - in the words of Gasman - give it a good bonk or ...
by beiderbecke
Mon May 25, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Anyone know what this is?
Replies: 7
Views: 621

Re: Anyone know what this is?

Might be good idea - belt and braces and all that...
by beiderbecke
Thu May 21, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Anyone know what this is?
Replies: 7
Views: 621

Re: Anyone know what this is?

As you surmised, I seem to remember the plate is situated on the inside of the footwell as a strengthening piece as the studs bolt the clutch master on to the body...
by beiderbecke
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Hello There
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: Hello There

Welcome to the club - and we are here to help you...
by beiderbecke
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Front suspension squeak
Replies: 5
Views: 1047

Re: Front suspension squeak

Unfortunately the top suspension arm has to come off. It's a relatively easy job to do - a front displacer can be removed and replaced well within an hour but rear ones are a different kettle of fish! Suspension fluid evaporates over time and so a leak might not be visible - have the pipes been chec...
by beiderbecke
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: New Year
Replies: 0
Views: 1051

New Year

:D HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL and may 2020 be prosperous and comforting for us all in these turbulent times...
by beiderbecke
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 3
Views: 903

Re: Merry Christmas

Yuletide greetings to you all and may the Twenties be good for us all. :))
by beiderbecke
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 939
Views: 454863

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

Hullo,

I'd be much obliged to receive one, please.

Thanks,

Beiderbecke
by beiderbecke
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Finally got my Princess 2 2200 HLS home...
Replies: 8
Views: 1711

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

:!: Depends...if it's bolted on and the pipes are 90 degrees to the engine It's AUF 817; if it's 45 degrees bolted it's AUF 818 and if they are held by nuts and parallel it's AUF 810. I think that's right...BTWDIK...
by beiderbecke
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Competition
Replies: 4
Views: 1683

Re: Competition

On the Vermillion wedge the font on the aluminium boot lid badge bar was changed...and after a host of perusers (anoraks?) gazed at it over the weekend nobody noticed or commented...or did they just keep quiet?
by beiderbecke
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Competition
Replies: 4
Views: 1683

Competition

;) As a further competition at the NEC this weekend to the one on Facebook, there is another one: One of the wedges on display at the NEC has a fitment that is not to the manufacturer's original specification; if it is spotted there is again a wonderful prize...of another car sticker!! Wowee...form ...
by beiderbecke
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 939
Views: 454863

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

:) They are available for your perusal at any time.
by beiderbecke
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 939
Views: 454863

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

:( 'Tis indeed unfortunate you are a bit Moby Dick at this time. But it's all looking good.

I have a set of the O series camshaft clamps purchased with a job lot of wedge parts years ago - might come in handy at a later date as both Kev and Martin have both got the 4 cylinder engines...
by beiderbecke
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 218
Views: 87609

Re: A500KWK

The bottom picture of a diaphragm looks like it is perished with cracks plus a blister? BTWDIK...
by beiderbecke
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Another part number enquiry
Replies: 8
Views: 1753

Re: Another part number enquiry

If it is the aluminium part that is cracked how the devil did it get so?
by beiderbecke
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Another part number enquiry
Replies: 8
Views: 1753

Re: Another part number enquiry

;) Yes that seems to be the right number but Gasman caught me out last time...
by beiderbecke
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Part number help...
Replies: 6
Views: 1670

Re: Part number help...

:oops: I stand corrected...my 'umble apologies
by beiderbecke
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Part number help...
Replies: 6
Views: 1670

Re: Part number help...

There's a rear one on ebay from obsoletespares for £3
by beiderbecke
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Part number help...
Replies: 6
Views: 1670

Re: Part number help...

Front appears to be 88G 562 and rear 42H 118...BTWDIK...
by beiderbecke
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 150
Views: 17326

Re: Project KPK

Aerial hole...?
by beiderbecke
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 2200 HLS auto oil filter housing gasket
Replies: 2
Views: 1014

Re: 2200 HLS auto oil filter housing gasket

For the 2200 the part number is 32H 1245. I have gasket sets so will have a look tomorrow.
by beiderbecke
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Wheel Nuts
Replies: 5
Views: 1338

Re: Wheel Nuts

:!: Your problem is quite unique in my experience - this question has been discussed in another monthly publication where right-handed nuts could become loose on the offside of the vehicle but surely both wheels would be affected? BTWDIK... I'm assuming these are steel wheels? I might have a set of ...
by beiderbecke
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: New wedge owner
Replies: 9
Views: 2422

Re: New wedge owner

Further to my recent missive, I have just found a company by the name of Auto Gearbox Specialists of Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 2EY. 01323 846666 or gearboxes@autogearboxes.co.uk or www.autogearboxes.co.uk

Might be worth a call to see if they have any experience of BW35 wedge auto boxes...
by beiderbecke
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: New wedge owner
Replies: 9
Views: 2422

Re: New wedge owner

Yes, I agree with Gasman. At the auction did they say it was a non-runner? If not I hope the price reflected a pushmobile. Years ago I dealt with a garage in Titchfields, Hants, who could fix autos but I am not sure if they are still operational. Will make enquiries...IMO I would get the car home fi...
by beiderbecke
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: New wedge owner
Replies: 9
Views: 2422

Re: New wedge owner

Ah I remember that car well. When we had finished it I thought I'd buy it as a stablemate but after feminine pressure I thought better of it. The other wedge in the picture is my 1978 2200HLS auto in the same colour of vermillion. Look forward to seeing yours in the future.
by beiderbecke
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Interior light cover
Replies: 17
Views: 3633

Re: Interior light cover

I could sell you one of my originals to have printed...they're a bit off-colour (don't forget, they're over 40+ years old) but your printerman should come up with a clearer material.
by beiderbecke
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Interior light cover
Replies: 17
Views: 3633

Re: Interior light cover

No not free - that's why it's being sorted at the NEC. Yes I did have two printed, I have one in my wedge and the other I sold to a club member at Gaydon
by beiderbecke
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Cooling fan sender seal
Replies: 7
Views: 1637

Re: Cooling fan sender seal

There's dozens of new complete switches and seals on ebay from £13 upwards under Austin Princess thermo switch and seal
by beiderbecke
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Cooling fan sender seal
Replies: 7
Views: 1637

Re: Cooling fan sender seal

Strange as it may seem - I have a used one...when I scrap a car I keep all the little things like brake drum springs and heater control knobs and suchlike...all the bits that get left on the car and scrapped but are essential to keep the car on the road...but then I must be a hoarder...
by beiderbecke
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Interior light cover
Replies: 17
Views: 3633

Re: Interior light cover

Sorry I misunderstood your question. No price yet, going to sort it at the NEC. I have two reasonable used ones.
by beiderbecke
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: Ambassador for breaking
Replies: 5
Views: 1751

Re: Ambassador for breaking

Hullo,

I have a good used pair of rear mountimgs. I am near Southampton.
by beiderbecke
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Interior light cover
Replies: 17
Views: 3633

Re: Interior light cover

Jeez!!! How much?? How do they justify that? I have a couple of used ones if you want one of them?
by beiderbecke
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Interior light cover
Replies: 17
Views: 3633

Re: Interior light cover

Expect they would after the trouble I might have caused them!! But they were very accommodating though.
by beiderbecke
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: unleaded or not
Replies: 2
Views: 1061

Re: unleaded or not

I run mine most of the time on Shell V-Power (even thought it's more expensive) but unleaded is fine and you can put in a dose of lead additive every tankful if you so desire. There a risk of the valves becoming pocketed but I haven't seen any evidence of this...
by beiderbecke
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Interior light cover
Replies: 17
Views: 3633

Re: Interior light cover

Yes they will - you could mention my name, Jeff Davis of the Austin Princess club...
by beiderbecke
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Interior light cover
Replies: 17
Views: 3633

Re: Interior light cover

Yes - they are at

hello@the3dprintshop.co.uk

0345 548 3080
by beiderbecke
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 218
Views: 87609

Re: A500KWK

Thank you, Gasman, for your kind words about the banner I made for you (other corners and paint colours are available...)
by beiderbecke
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Interior light cover
Replies: 17
Views: 3633

Re: Interior light cover

I have had two covers 3D printed by a firm that I talked to at the NEC last year. I gave them an original cover and internal lamp body to tune their effort to ensure they fitted well - which they did. They also printed the headlamp adjuster fittings for trapezoidal head lamps for me which turned out...
by beiderbecke
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Bleeding the clutch
Replies: 7
Views: 1611

Re: Bleeding the clutch

I presume you are closing the bleed nipple on every down stroke of the pedal?
by beiderbecke
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 218
Views: 87609

Re: A500KWK

:lol: See? I said it'll be alright...

What's the name of the exhaust system?
by beiderbecke
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: Power steering fluid question
Replies: 4
Views: 1524

Re: Power steering fluid question

Probably not but empty it all and flush it out well and top up with engine oil. Not sure if the auto fluid would affect the seals but be prepared for leaks.

Mind you, you could leave it...
by beiderbecke
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: Power steering fluid question
Replies: 4
Views: 1524

Re: Power steering fluid question

It's all a question of VIN numbers.

Up to VIN 122690 is engine oil and from VIN 122691 is automatic transmission fluid (Specification ATF M2C 33G or M2C 33F.