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by Gasman
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 212
Views: 72778

Re: A500KWK

I have done very little mileage in KWacKers since it came back from the NEC in November. I drove it out of the garage today. It took a while to get the petrol up to the carbs but then it started straight away. I let it run on quite a fast tickover for a while to warm things through as I can't take i...
by Gasman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Newbie Here
Replies: 4
Views: 35

Re: Newbie Here

Sam didn't mention it was a VP model. I'm presuming it's Nautilus blue?


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by Gasman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 87
Views: 4825

Re: Project KPK

Lol. Otter's the manufacturer. That's not the resistor but as Peter inferred, a thermal cutout. I didn't remember Maurice having one of those and despite the SD1 and TR7 heaters being the same as Princess & Ambo heaters but I couldn't see this part listed in the Princess/Ambo parts catalogue or any ...
by Gasman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Newbie Here
Replies: 4
Views: 35

Re: Newbie Here

Welcome Sam. Excellent you're saving another Ambo as there are only about 20 taxed on the road left. If you send a copy of the photo to forum_administration@Leylandprincess.co.uk I'll upload it for you. We'd all love to see a photo.
by Gasman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 87
Views: 4825

Re: Project KPK

'Otter switch sounds much better than boring old resistor. Perhaps it's Danish for resistor :lol: Maurice the Morris also had the old type in the plenum and the newer type on the heater. We didn't even bother testing the original one even though we had a NOS spare. The design was changed for a reason!
by Gasman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 87
Views: 4825

Re: Project KPK

Lol. Never heard it called an ‘otter switch before.
by Gasman
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 87
Views: 4825

Re: Project KPK

It's a funny thing personal taste. I hadn't noticed that the ministerial cars had a black dash and all Princess 2s with sorrel trim had black dashes (I think) so why do I think the black looks wrong. Answer - no idea. I do take Peter's very valid point about windscreen reflections but, despite that,...
by Gasman
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Hello There
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Hello There

Welcome Ian. I have no idea of your personal circumstances but my advice is do not let your son (if you've got one) drive the car... Which engine did you blow up? All the engines are pretty robust and it certainly takes some impressive skill to blow them up.
by Gasman
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: auto gearbox selector lamps
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: auto gearbox selector lamps

Both of them are 2W - GLB281
by Gasman
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Netherlands' wedge
Replies: 0
Views: 234

Netherlands' wedge

A chap in the Netherlands bought a Princess at the end of 2019. We were able to help him with a failed displacer and he's sent a picture of his lovely car:


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by Gasman
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Front suspension squeak
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: Front suspension squeak

Sorry you're in trouble again, Daver. I remember you had trouble back in 2018 and in the end went to Ian & Dawn Kennedy who sorted it out when they re-gassed the displacers. This does mean that all the joints have recently been undone which is a help. Back in 2018 Beiderbecke posted this brief tutor...
by Gasman
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Graham
Replies: 6
Views: 442

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: 6
Views: 442

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: 87
Views: 4825

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: 87
Views: 4825

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: 87
Views: 4825

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: 283

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: 87
Views: 4825

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: 171

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: 87
Views: 4825

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: 283

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: 248

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: 878
Views: 375685

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: 878
Views: 375685

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: 3235

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: 87
Views: 4825

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: 87
Views: 4825

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: 87
Views: 4825

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: 87
Views: 4825

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: 87
Views: 4825

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: 6451

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: 87
Views: 4825

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: 271

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: 878
Views: 375685

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: 87
Views: 4825

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: 878
Views: 375685

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: 878
Views: 375685

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: 87
Views: 4825

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: 878
Views: 375685

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: 87
Views: 4825

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: 87
Views: 4825

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: 87
Views: 4825

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: 255

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: 878
Views: 375685

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: 878
Views: 375685

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: 559

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: 755

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: 559

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: 568

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: 755

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...