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by Gasman
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Graham
Replies: 3
Views: 25

Re: Graham

Some photos of Graham's car:


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by Gasman
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Graham
Replies: 3
Views: 25

Re: Graham

Welcome. Graham. Good luck with your new venture. It looks lovely and will ride much better after Ian K's work. When I can get my photoshop program to work so I can reduce their size I'll post the photos you sent me. I hope that's OK. Everybody likes a photo!
by Gasman
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 58
Views: 2511

Re: Project KPK

Yet another thing I haven't tried to do but if you cut the material at the top of the windscreen towards but say 1" from the A post then cut down at right angles to the bottom edge of the material. Then, angle a cut to end at the top corner of the windscreen you will be left with a trouser leg and s...
by Gasman
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 58
Views: 2511

Re: Project KPK

I think that's right. Earth is through the body. I'll look tomorrow.
by Gasman
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 58
Views: 2511

Re: Project KPK

And you, the man who likes to keep things standard! I don't know from experience whether Ambo electric regulators will fit but I don't see any reason why not. All the runners etc are the same on manual or electric regulators and the Ambo manual regulator is the same as the Princess one so I reckon i...
by Gasman
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: New old plates
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: New old plates

My understanding is that when the "new" regulations came in with the new font in 2001 anything before that it's ok to fit them
That is also my understanding but it is all rather complicated when you look at the regulations!
by Gasman
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 58
Views: 2511

Re: Project KPK

The Ambassador tank is a direct fit for a Princess one. It's just got more sound deadening on it. The tank may be half decent but the indecent bit will be rusty! I would treat the inside of the tank with a three stage treatment such as POR 15. It's expensive - around £80 if I remember correctly from...
by Gasman
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Clutch slave cylinder
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Clutch slave cylinder

Someone will correct me if I'm wrong but I don't remember a spring on the 1800. You may have been looking at a photo of the O series (1.7 or 2.0) which does indeed have a spring.
by Gasman
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 58
Views: 2511

Re: Project KPK

Well done. Looks great. There's more than one way to skin a cat....
by Gasman
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: New old plates
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: New old plates

Don't think it is a problem for any wedge,
by Gasman
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Merry Christmas

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Late 1981 - The SD1 wasn't much good in snow...
by Gasman
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 873
Views: 346491

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

I hope it all goes well for you
by Gasman
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 873
Views: 346491

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

Where are you moving to or is this the long-awaited move to Kent?
by Gasman
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Vehicle Excise Duty
Replies: 6
Views: 2928

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 tax...
by Gasman
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 58
Views: 2511

Re: Project KPK

The Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989: Schedule 4 Part II Requirements relating to optional dipped-beam headlamps 1. In the case of a vehicle with three or more wheels having a maximum speed exceeding 25 mph first used on or after 1st April 1991, two and not more than two may be fitted and the...
by Gasman
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 58
Views: 2511

Re: Project KPK

I had a very early production D reg XJ40 which certainly did not have 4 dipped lights (only the outer 2) with 4 on full. It may of course be that the later 4 headlamp models changed to have 4 dipped lights. Anyway, if it's got a dipping bulb and you do what you say it will work. We used XJ40 lights ...
by Gasman
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 58
Views: 2511

Re: Project KPK

or. then again Rovamota, maybe I don't but you do! They are different part numbers … Eyeballing them the wrap around doesn't look the same (which I guess might fit with what Andy is saying) but I'm far to idle to be bothered to get the car out of the garage to measure them. To try and answer Andy's ...
by Gasman
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 58
Views: 2511

Re: Project KPK

Well there you go. You learn something new every day!
by Gasman
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 58
Views: 2511

Re: Project KPK

I can't really remember how I got the clips into the slot as It's too long ago! That said, I have a vague recollection of making a window in the slot away from any fixation site (determined of course by the holes in the bumper) such that I could insert all the clips into the slot at that point and t...
by Gasman
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Tahiti Blue Wolseley JLN 748N
Replies: 26
Views: 6059

Re: Tahiti Blue Wolseley JLN 748N

a propos my PM:



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by Gasman
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 58
Views: 2511

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: 3
Views: 144

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: 873
Views: 346491

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: 58
Views: 2511

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: 873
Views: 346491

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: 873
Views: 346491

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: 58
Views: 2511

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: 873
Views: 346491

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: 58
Views: 2511

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: 58
Views: 2511

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: 58
Views: 2511

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: 107

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: 873
Views: 346491

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: 873
Views: 346491

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: 409

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: 524

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: 409

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: 411

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: 524

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: 411

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: 741

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: 873
Views: 346491

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: 873
Views: 346491

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: 69611

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: 69611

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: 69611

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: 643

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: 643

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: 643

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: 69611

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...