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by Gasman
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Dutch newbie
Replies: 5
Views: 76

Re: Dutch newbie

Unfortunately your friend's Facebook page has restricted viewing access so we can't see it.
by Gasman
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 147
Views: 11387

Re: Project KPK

What a fantastic job you are doing Andy. KPK is looking gorgeous albeit with a personal rider that I'm really not a fan of that steering wheel.... I get lots of criticism when I show SMG with a Motolita wheel which is much more comfortable (IMO) to hold than the thin standard thing such that I usual...
by Gasman
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Dutch newbie
Replies: 5
Views: 76

Re: Dutch newbie

The car was never sold in a metallic red colour. Any chance of a picture of it, particularly under the bonnet where it is not faded, to help us identify. If you have any difficulty loading pictures which a lot of people do, then if you email them to us I can upload them for you: leylandprincess@aol....
by Gasman
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Door skins
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Door skins

Can anyone tell me how an Ambassador and a Princess rear door skin differ. They are different part numbers...
by Gasman
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 147
Views: 11387

Re: Project KPK

The bearing is the thrust race.
by Gasman
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 147
Views: 11387

Re: Project KPK

What’s the 3rd bit; ? Thrust race ? As you’ve got a NOS slave cylinder might as well change that. That only leaves the flexie hose which is also worth changing as these can also fail. It’s only money...
by Gasman
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 147
Views: 11387

Re: Project KPK

No special tools for the seals. Used a screwdriver I seem to remember to get the old seal out and just pressing in the new one. WRT clutch I've not done a 6 cylinder. You need a centraliser tool on reassembly for the 4 cylinder but not sure it's necessary for the 6 cylinder. Someone else will know!
by Gasman
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 147
Views: 11387

Re: Project KPK

The diff oil seals were originally Part No. 13H4691 but changed during production to, on the Ambassador AHU1082. I'm almost certain they're the same as on a Mini cooper (ADO16) or possibly Cooper S. They do seem to be available for the Mini... When we did Maurice we changed the clutch as a matter of...
by Gasman
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 918
Views: 423157

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

New torque wrench is worth what I paid and not a penny more, it does the job but it's hardly a high quality thing, typical Draper really. Would Mr President care to comment? I've always been pretty happy with Draper stuff. Better than Clarks stuff from Machinemart! Maybe that's not saying much. As ...
by Gasman
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: XWD164X 2.0 HL Ambassador 2
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: XWD164X 2.0 HL Ambassador 2

We can all see the extra photos! I was going to delete them for you when you posted but there was a risk I would lose all the photos if I interfered as admin so I left them!
by Gasman
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 147
Views: 11387

Re: Project KPK

The suspension pipes are OK presumably. The only other thing to suggest is to prophylactically change the diff driveshaft seals whilst the engine is still out.

I can't remember whether the engine/gearbox is all tried and tested. The clutch is easier to replace with the engine out...
by Gasman
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 147
Views: 11387

Re: Project KPK

I only changed the pipes on SMG because they were, quite correctly, MoT advisories. I haven't changed them on KWacKers and if yours don't need changing then personally I wouldn't bother unless you want a concours look. I would however change all the flexie pipes as a matter of course.
by Gasman
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 918
Views: 423157

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

I saw this advertised too but I wasn't tempted. After all, it would never do on a Wolseley, old chap. That said, it looks quite good on yours, which btw is meant as a compliment, and I agree with you about the badges :lol: :lol: As for the Autoplas louvres. On second thoughts, if I can't find someth...
by Gasman
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Brochure for sale...
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Brochure for sale...

Golly. And you can't even sell the displacers to get a bit of money back but at least it's in average condition:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1978-AUSTIN- ... Swt2parqil
by Gasman
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: NOS Parts Availability Anywhere?
Replies: 11
Views: 211

Re: NOS Parts Availability Anywhere?

It's always sad when someone has been ripped off and it certainly leaves a nasty taste. We got a NOS outer sill for Maurice from Macs Factor during the restoration. It was not an unreasonable price for a difficult-to-find part. We paid cash on collection. I had a bit of difficulty finding his house ...
by Gasman
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 147
Views: 11387

Re: Project KPK

It's funny how time plays tricks on one's memory. My brother had Sorrel Wolseley 18-22 front seats in his Austin 2200 Landcrab mule with Hydragas. I never realised the brown of the vinyl on the seats was that dark (unless you are using a wonky camera like Vulgalour has!).Both seats and carpets have ...
by Gasman
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: PMR528Y Ambassador
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: PMR528Y Ambassador

All of these parts should not be difficult to source. The part number for the track rod ends for Ambassador is GSJ185. They were used on lots of things including TR7 and are easily available on eBay and elsewhere: e.g. Rimmers do them for £10.56 each incl VAT. As you probably know the inner and oute...
by Gasman
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Vehicle Excise Duty
Replies: 11
Views: 3790

Re: Vehicle Excise Duty

OK, I misunderstood your post so my apologies. WRT ...so I can't get the info I need, so if I want to use it now, i will need to tax and test . Yes & no respectively. It'll need the VED to be paid but it should already be MoT exempt being more than 40 years registered (on 7/3/2020). This is a Q&A fr...
by Gasman
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: A Princess for the sporty gent
Replies: 8
Views: 643

Re: A Princess for the sporty gent

Thank you Adrian. A number of people have put Stag wheels on their Princess. I’ve never been very keen on them personally preferring the Ambo alloys but, as Ian says, they go extremely well with the black and chrome of his stunning car.
by Gasman
Sun May 31, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Vehicle Excise Duty
Replies: 11
Views: 3790

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 ta...
by Gasman
Sat May 30, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Lower Wishbone
Replies: 28
Views: 280

Re: Lower Wishbone

I've not changed the ball joints but Beiderbecke has and I'm sure he can talk you through it. Not sure whether you've got a BL service manual but here's the procedure from that in case you haven't:


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by Gasman
Sat May 30, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Bonnet Bulb
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Bonnet Bulb

You'll have to forgive my facetiousness but if you had all the wiring, assuming there's a bulb in, it would be working :lol: :lol: There is no engine compartment light on the P2 wiring diagram (below). Can anyone else confirm whether any P2s had an underbonnet lamp? P2_Wiring.jpg IMG_3756_800.jpg On...
by Gasman
Sat May 30, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Lower Wishbone
Replies: 28
Views: 280

Re: Lower Wishbone

Bad news I'm afraid. I went back to look at the one we've got and it is definitely a N/S one. Sorry we can't help with that but at least you have got one to put on. It's your call whether you change the ball joints of course but if it were me I would risk leaving the old ones one. If the worst came ...
by Gasman
Sat May 30, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: 1982 Colour codes
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: 1982 Colour codes

Oporto red is CMP. It'll be on your VIN plate on the slam panel.
by Gasman
Sat May 30, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Lower Wishbone
Replies: 28
Views: 280

Re: Lower Wishbone

Oh dear. This is stretching my little grey cells. It's odd they're different. Arm A looks to me as though it has been ground down a little. Arm B has the rounded edges after casting on both sides whereas arm A's look sharper to me on the left side as though, as I say, it has been ground down. My nex...
by Gasman
Sat May 30, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Lower Wishbone
Replies: 28
Views: 280

Re: Lower Wishbone

My experience is they're quite stiff to move by hand but moveable but then, maybe the ones on mine are worn! Can you move it with the wishbone/drop arm attached?
by Gasman
Sat May 30, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Lower Wishbone
Replies: 28
Views: 280

Re: Lower Wishbone

I am afraid our spare is a N/S one. I don't see any reason why you shouldn't re-die the thread assuming it's not too damaged.
by Gasman
Sat May 30, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Lower Wishbone
Replies: 28
Views: 280

Re: Lower Wishbone

As usual, I was wrong about the forging which appear identical top & bottom. However, I have been thinking about it and they are definitely handed, the reason being the taper on the lower wishbone/hub fixation hole. If you just flipped one the taper would be the wrong way! We have a spare but I thin...
by Gasman
Fri May 29, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Lower Wishbone
Replies: 28
Views: 280

Re: Lower Wishbone

Good question. I'm not sure. From their construction you would think they could be just turned over to use the other side however, I seem to remember that the forgings are different on the top to the bottom of the arm but I may be wrong. What I do know is that they have different part numbers R to L...
by Gasman
Fri May 29, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Lower Wishbone
Replies: 28
Views: 280

Re: Lower Wishbone

Well I suppose I've got to say ideally yes. In theory, all suspension and braking items should be changed in pairs to maintain balance. However, when I changed one on SMG I just changed the one side (N/S) and haven't noticed anything untoward. So, all of that said, I would just change the one you ha...
by Gasman
Fri May 29, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Lower Wishbone
Replies: 28
Views: 280

Re: Lower Wishbone

Yep. That sounds familiar!
by Gasman
Fri May 29, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Lower Wishbone
Replies: 28
Views: 280

Re: Lower Wishbone

Anyone else got any good ideas? It seems to me you'll have to sacrifice the bush. Have you got a spare one, CZG1098? You could drill out the rubber to get the lower arm off but you'd still have the task of separating the remains of the bush from the spigot not to mention getting the rest of the bush...
by Gasman
Fri May 29, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Lower Wishbone
Replies: 28
Views: 280

Re: Lower Wishbone

Gosh. Does that mean you've tried heat as well?
by Gasman
Fri May 29, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Lower Wishbone
Replies: 28
Views: 280

Re: Lower Wishbone

Agree totally with Beiderbecke. You may need a good heavy hammer...
by Gasman
Fri May 29, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: A Princess for the sporty gent
Replies: 8
Views: 643

Re: A Princess for the sporty gent

I’m intrigued why Adrian thought it might be a Photoshop!
by Gasman
Sun May 24, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Posting Photos
Replies: 0
Views: 83

Posting Photos

We know it can be a real pain to upload photos. This is due to the software I am afraid. If anyone wants any pictures posted and can't do it yourselves I am more than happy to do it for you. Just email them to leylandprincess@aol.com and leave the aggro to me.
by Gasman
Sun May 24, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Bonnet Bulb
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Bonnet Bulb

I didn't think Princess 2's had underbonnet lamps! Can you confirm you have a switch on the off side of the bonnet opening?:-


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and that that is wired,
by Gasman
Thu May 21, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 918
Views: 423157

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

There's no problem in reducing the thickness of shims but ideally they should be engineered to ensure they are evenly thick
by Gasman
Thu May 21, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: XWD164X 2.0 HL Ambassador 2
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: XWD164X 2.0 HL Ambassador 2

It is great that there are several Ambassadors being restored at present. Although I personally prefer to drive my Wolseley IMO my Ambassador is the better car. It’ll be worth it when it’s done!
by Gasman
Wed May 20, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Anyone know what this is?
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Anyone know what this is?

I am afraid I have no idea. Can't get my head round why one side is clean and the other is rusty. If the bolts go through the bulkhead to mount the clutch master cylinder why is one side rusty,,,
by Gasman
Sun May 17, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Hi everyone!
Replies: 15
Views: 926

Re: Hi everyone!

Thanks for looking. It was worth a try! I’ll try and fabricate it myself, get the welder to weld it in and get Mr isopon to try & make it look invisible! Not too difficult in the scheme of things!
by Gasman
Wed May 13, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 918
Views: 423157

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

Whatever, let's pass on your wonky camera, it's really smart.
by Gasman
Wed May 13, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 918
Views: 423157

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

Lol. If you say so.
by Gasman
Wed May 13, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 918
Views: 423157

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

It's not been marooned.
by Gasman
Wed May 13, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 918
Views: 423157

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

That looks really smart (except for the passenger head rest!). Well done.
by Gasman
Tue May 12, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 918
Views: 423157

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

I agree the seats look much more complete with the sides of the headrests maroon.
by Gasman
Tue May 12, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Gutter Trims
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: Gutter Trims

Rather than getting a larger sized trim why not trim off the XS on the gutters. It's not serving any purpose.
by Gasman
Sat May 09, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Dispose of the displacers?
Replies: 38
Views: 22362

Re: Dispose of the displacers?

Ian & Dawn Kennedy will now replace the outer membranes on leaking units and then rebuild them as well as re-gassing them. They weren't doing this in 2018 when this was originally posted. IMO this is a great service and helps future-proof our cars and disposing of the displacers is therefore not now...
by Gasman
Sat May 09, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Hi everyone!
Replies: 15
Views: 926

Re: Hi everyone!

There's only one grotty area on KwacKers which needs repair at some time and that is behind the rear off side wheel arch. The welder I use isn't any good with fabrication but the chances of this not being rotten on your shell are not good but thought I'd ask!


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by Gasman
Sat May 02, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 918
Views: 423157

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

You've done a great job on the door cards. Even though it's not really my colour they look very smart and match the carpet wonderfully. I presume it's a trick of the light that the seat looks a much milkier colour.