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by rovamota
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: ICE
Replies: 1
Views: 386

Re: ICE

Crikey, I bet I'd smack my knee on that every time I got in lol.
by rovamota
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Denovo size
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Re: Denovo size

You can't fit Denovo tyres onto standard rims as the beading profile is very different.
by rovamota
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 211
Views: 67895

Re: A500KWK

Good to see the cars getting exposure elsewhere.
by rovamota
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 211
Views: 67895

Re: A500KWK

That's all looking very neat and smart Martin, a very good job you've done there.
by rovamota
Mon May 20, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 211
Views: 67895

Re: A500KWK

Good work. It's times like these when we all wish we had a nice post lift instead of scrabbling on the floor with the car just about far enough off the ground to work under. A coat of paint hides a multitude of sins, and your Hammerite looks thick enough. I didn't know you had a welder.
by rovamota
Sat May 11, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 211
Views: 67895

Re: A500KWK

You do know we never do concourse competitions? A shiny upper arm will not win.
by rovamota
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Greetings from Hampshire
Replies: 4
Views: 994

Re: Greetings from Hampshire

It's nice to see the car coming back out of hibernation, Ian. I was very fond of that car when John Capon owned it but it must be 13 years ago I last saw it.

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We are also based in Hampshire so not far away for help.
by rovamota
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: Washer bottle needed
Replies: 8
Views: 1262

Re: Washer bottle needed

Actually we have loads of them!
by rovamota
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: New Exhaust
Replies: 4
Views: 869

Re: New Exhaust

That sounds a good job well done and as long as you are happy with what you got for the money that's all that matters.
by rovamota
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Badge engineering
Replies: 3
Views: 1116

Badge engineering

Beiderbecke was in possession of a new old stock rear badge bar for a Princess which didn't have the name badges on it as they are a separate part. I've never been a fan of the frumpy and slightly fussy font originally used for the Mk1 Princess cars so we decided to try a more modern looking font fo...
by rovamota
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: 1:43 Heller Princess - completed kit
Replies: 7
Views: 1615

Re: 1:43 Heller Princess - completed kit

Yes, very fiddly model to build without making a mess. Although there can be a sense of satisfaction completing one of these buying one of the Corgi Princess models is easier.
by rovamota
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Princess 2200hls
Replies: 79
Views: 19068

Re: Princess 2200hls

I agree with Gasman. You need them to show you exactly what fluid they poured into the transmission.
by rovamota
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Hi everybody. my dads old princess
Replies: 17
Views: 2908

Re: Hi everybody. my dads old princess

HL and above models had bright trim around the door frames, a vinyl applique at the top of the boot lid to match the vinyl D pillars and bright wheel rim embellishers. That is a basic Princess 1800 which originally would have plain vinyl seats. http://www.leylandprincess.co.uk/Princess18002200new.htm
by rovamota
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Hi everybody. my dads old princess
Replies: 17
Views: 2908

Re: Hi everybody. my dads old princess

It looks like Tahiti blue. I see it's a basic 1800 that's been given an HLS interior, as you probably know, and a vinyl roof has been fitted. Inner sills will have to be fabricated; panels are very hard to come by.
by rovamota
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: EJO141V Princess 2. 2000 HLS
Replies: 19
Views: 5860

Re: EJO141V Princess 2. 2000 HLS

Looking great. How exciting!
by rovamota
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Suspension problems
Replies: 9
Views: 1731

Re: Suspension problems

Excellent news. Maybe it'll make the NEC after all?
by rovamota
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 211
Views: 67895

Re: A500KWK

Nothing wrong with vinyl stickers...
by rovamota
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Hello from Sweden
Replies: 6
Views: 1288

Re: Hello from Sweden

Welcome and please do make use of this friendly and knowledgeable forum.
by rovamota
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Hello from Rossendale
Replies: 13
Views: 5115

Re: Hello from Rossendale

How would you feel about displaying your lovely 1800HL on our stand at the NEC at the end of March?
by rovamota
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Hello from Rossendale
Replies: 13
Views: 5115

Re: Hello from Rossendale

Any photos of NGT?
by rovamota
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Wolseley JLJ 879N
Replies: 37
Views: 6137

Re: Wolseley JLJ 879N

In all fairness at least there's not massive holes where metal is supposed to be and the surrounding areas are good.
by rovamota
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Website update
Replies: 3
Views: 1250

Website update

You may have noticed that I've given the website a new look which has mostly involved replacing the club logo, reducing the font size and changing the background colour to white. It's not perfect but it still conveys information that visitors will find useful, which is most important. I hope this me...
by rovamota
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: Thermostat...
Replies: 5
Views: 1352

Re: Thermostat...

I did have several 82 degree thermostats and all of them gave the same symptoms when fitted.
by rovamota
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 868
Views: 329510

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

If the large sealing ring on the bowl has lost any of its flexibility it will easily fail and fuel will, as you say, pour out of everywhere! It will also cause poor running and won't idle, even if it's leaking slightly. A good seal is paramount.
by rovamota
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: Thermostat...
Replies: 5
Views: 1352

Re: Thermostat...

I had an 82 degree thermostat in mine and even on the hottest days the needle only just moved off the blue part of the gauge. Since putting an 88 degree thermostat the needle moves to the centre (normal) temp of the gauge in all conditions. I think an 82 degree thermostat is much too cool and opens ...
by rovamota
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: Thermostat...
Replies: 5
Views: 1352

Re: Thermostat...

It depends who supplies it. Unipart, Quinton Hazel and a few others made them.

If it has 88 degree on it it will be right - as long as it looks the same.
by rovamota
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: New club car stickers now available.
Replies: 0
Views: 1011

New club car stickers now available.

Our fantastic new club car stickers are now available from the club, available as either a Princess or Ambassador. There is an option to order both in one package.Treat your Wedge this Christmas! http://www.leylandprincess.co.uk/clubwindowstickers.htm New members and renewing members will also get t...
by rovamota
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 868
Views: 329510

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

I find it hard to believe that a business would turn away work because it's a BL product. I would think it says more about their lack of skills rather than them fobbing it off as unworthy of their attention.
by rovamota
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Hello from the East Midlands
Replies: 2
Views: 985

Re: Hello from the East Midlands

Hello and welcome to the forum. It's good to see new enthusiasts becoming involved with the cars and we hope to hear more about your ownership experiences over the coming months.
by rovamota
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: Wiper Switch 2.0 HL
Replies: 3
Views: 1184

Re: Wiper Switch 2.0 HL

If a replacement wiper switch has been fitted and it still won't wipe intermittently then it means either your car doesn't have that feature or the timer unit is faulty. We do have column stalk unit wipers/indicators available.

http://www.leylandprincess.co.uk/interi ... trical.htm
by rovamota
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Light bulb for auto gear selector
Replies: 4
Views: 1125

Re: Light bulb for auto gear selector

The blanking plate can just be prized off of the centre console (you should be able to pull it upwards) which will then reveal two screws in a recess at the front of the console and two more screws at rear of the console close to where the seat belt buckles bolt to the floor. These screws are very l...
by rovamota
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Thought I should introduce myself
Replies: 6
Views: 1576

Re: Thought I should introduce myself

Thank you for the purchase.

The vinyl roof material can be bought here https://www.martrim.co.uk/car-trimming- ... /black.php and go to vinyl topping black Leyland £18.00 metre, about half way down the page.
by rovamota
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Thought I should introduce myself
Replies: 6
Views: 1576

Re: Thought I should introduce myself

I have one available and I made a mistake on the price. It's actually £122 as it's in the UK. To order it log in to your Paypal account and then make your payment to leylandprincess@aol.com, and quote windscreen rubber as reference.

Thank you.
by rovamota
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Thought I should introduce myself
Replies: 6
Views: 1576

Re: Thought I should introduce myself

Hi Bob and welcome to the forum. Well, it's good to see that after all these years this car is finally getting some attention. The floor pan will have to be fabricated as it's just not available as a panel and a rear door should crop up sooner or later. I think we have a petrol tank available. New i...
by rovamota
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Hi - finally bought a wedge :-)
Replies: 2
Views: 1041

Re: Hi - finally bought a wedge :-)

Hi David and welcome to the forum and the Club. It seems that Hampshire probably has the highest concentration of Wedges in one area than the rest of the country! Hopefully we can arrange a local meet sometime soon.
by rovamota
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: SMG413M
Replies: 296
Views: 146549

Re: SMG413M

Snappy failed its MoT on four stupid ball joint dust covers, an outer CV boot and emissions to high. I'm discounting the rear fog light not working as the tester failed to waggle the switch correctly, and the headlight main beam failure was due to a slightly corroded connection on the multi plug.
by rovamota
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: New Club Logo
Replies: 16
Views: 3465

Re: New Club Logo

I suppose a Princess coronet could be added at the bottom. However, trying to find a decent sized image to reproduce is difficult as it didn't appear on any promotional material other than the owners handbook, and it's tiny on that.
by rovamota
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: New Club Logo
Replies: 16
Views: 3465

New Club Logo

I've been working on a new logo for the club over several weeks and after lots of proposals with various colours and styles I've decided that keeping it simple is best. I've settled on one design which I hope represents who we are with either a red or a blue car. Which colour car do you think looks ...
by rovamota
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Princess wanted for Harris Mann's 80th Birthday celebrations
Replies: 7
Views: 1861

Re: Princess wanted for Harris Mann's 80th Birthday celebrations

I'd like to know how your car can be in two places at once?
beiderbecke wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:52 pm
Mine's up for it...
by rovamota
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Princess wanted for Harris Mann's 80th Birthday celebrations
Replies: 7
Views: 1861

Princess wanted for Harris Mann's 80th Birthday celebrations

A Smart Princess is required to display on the TR Register stand at the Classic Motor Show at the NEC in November to celebrate Harris Mann's 80th Birthday. Your car will be on the stand for 3 days but you will get free tickets for the show. Is anyone interested or will there be a gap there? We are a...
by rovamota
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: SMG413M
Replies: 296
Views: 146549

Re: SMG413M

Although the new steering rack seems to look 'tinnier' it does so as the original one is probably an over-engineered prototype. The newer one has been costed down.
by rovamota
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Car heater
Replies: 1
Views: 736

Re: Car heater

There was a heater matrix for sale on ebay recently but the pipes are a separate part. You may have to get them fabricated. Take care with the seals where the pipes enter the matrix. They are hard to get!
by rovamota
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Princess 2200hls
Replies: 79
Views: 19068

Re: Princess 2200hls

You need this part, then?
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by rovamota
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Princess 2200hls
Replies: 79
Views: 19068

Re: Princess 2200hls

This is the cam part.
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by rovamota
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Princess 2200hls
Replies: 79
Views: 19068

Re: Princess 2200hls

It transfers the cable operation.
by rovamota
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Princess 2200hls
Replies: 79
Views: 19068

Re: Princess 2200hls

Is this the part?
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by rovamota
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Tahiti Blue Wolseley JLN 748N
Replies: 23
Views: 5818

Re: Tahiti Blue Wolseley JLN 748N

Yes, only three colour options for the trim. Finding replacements will be very difficult but if you can find a set of blue seats or a complete set of mink trim it would be a bonus.
by rovamota
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Princess 2200hls
Replies: 79
Views: 19068

Re: Princess 2200hls

I may have this part. I will look.
by rovamota
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Odd piece of memorabilia!
Replies: 1
Views: 818

Re: Odd piece of memorabilia!

It looks very unauthentic, and the photo of the car is mine but the copyright for it is held by either Kelsey or Bauer Media as it was taken on a photo shoot in 2005.

I will send them an message.