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by Gasman
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Stag alloy test
Replies: 4
Views: 119

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: 6
Views: 137

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: 119

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: 262

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: 846
Views: 302746

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: 846
Views: 302746

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: 210
Views: 64460

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: 210
Views: 64460

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: 210
Views: 64460

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: 284

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: 284

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: 284

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: 210
Views: 64460

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...
by Gasman
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Part number help...
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: Part number help...

No Jeff you are incorrect with the rear one. You are quoting an oil seal for a manual (14 on the picture in the catalogue). The automatic one is as I stated in my post below(18 in the catalogue picture).


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by Gasman
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Part number help...
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: Part number help...

The front crankshaft seal is 88G 562 (same for both transmissions) and is I believe available from :_ Part Details 88G562 (OIL SEAL) Price: Price on application 15 available Distributor Address A E Wilcox Wickwar Garage High Street Wickwar Gloucestershire GL12 8NG www.aewilcox.co.uk Contact: John Wi...
by Gasman
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 10
Views: 862

Re: Project KPK

SMG has got a rear aerial & I didn’t spot that! I agree with Princess1800s, it’s no big deal to drill post painting. A bit of tape first to stop the drill slipping (as he says) and Bob’s your uncle. Repaint the edges and some Waxoyl will prevent rusting.
by Gasman
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 10
Views: 862

Re: Project KPK

Well, I presume I have insider knowledge what this is so won't mention it but, TBH, I wouldn't have spotted it!
by Gasman
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: New to Wedge ownership with a rare restoration project.
Replies: 47
Views: 21630

Re: New to Wedge ownership with a rare restoration project.

They're difficult to find. Part Number CZH614. They're also used on some Minis but, despite that, still unavailable.
by Gasman
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: New to Wedge ownership with a rare restoration project.
Replies: 47
Views: 21630

Re: New to Wedge ownership with a rare restoration project.

Wow. Brilliant. That's the business. Now the fun bit starts. SMG also had wing repeater flashers fitted and I came to the same conclusion that they are a useful safety feature, much like the rear safety belts also fitted, although I suppose purists won't like them.
by Gasman
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Anybody fancy a new Wedge for the 2020s?!
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: Anybody fancy a new Wedge for the 2020s?!

Rear 3/4 probably shows it best.


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by Gasman
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Denovo size
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Denovo size

Denovos are 195/65 x 350
by Gasman
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 846
Views: 302746

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

Tony C says it all. Keep it up & well done.
by Gasman
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Heat Shield
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Heat Shield

Absolutely!
by Gasman
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Heat Shield
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Heat Shield

No Tony. On the 2200 the heat shield is a silvery fibrous material that protects the alternator from the heat of the exhaust manifold which it bolts onto. Nothing to do with intake ventilation pipes on the e series.
by Gasman
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Heat Shield
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Heat Shield

IMG_1744_800.jpg No 10. The part number is CAM2301 and one is apparently available at:- Part Details CAM2301 (HETSHELD ALT) Price: Price on application 1 available Distributor Address A E Wilcox Wickwar Garage High Street Wickwar Gloucestershire GL12 8NG www.aewilcox.co.uk Contact: John Wilcox Tel:...
by Gasman
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Power Steering belt
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Re: Power Steering belt

The part number is 13H8310. Ebay has this which it says is equivalent to that part number. Up to you whether you take a punt! You have to remember there are often springs and shock absorbers for sale that say "fits Austin Princess"! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ROVER-MGB-P6-PRINCESS-TR7-TRIUMPH-2500-D...
by Gasman
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Dispose of the displacers?
Replies: 36
Views: 19917

Re: Dispose of the displacers?

It varies dependent on the engine & transmission. Which model are you interested in?
by Gasman
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Wheel Nuts
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: Wheel Nuts

Keep us informed. Hope the wheel balancers can think of a solution. Torque figure is 45 lbs ft or 63 Nm
by Gasman
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Wheel Nuts
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: Wheel Nuts

How peculiar, John. Never heard of that before. Is this a new phenomenon or has it always been there since you bought the car? is it all the nuts on that wheel? My first thought was that the nuts might not have the correct taper on them so they can't seat properly (or even an incorrect wheel) but th...
by Gasman
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: New wedge owner
Replies: 9
Views: 793

Re: New wedge owner

Well, to say the least, it's a bit of a bummer if you can't even drive the car away from the point of purchase. Not fit for purpose springs to mind. I hope the sale price reflected the problem. Can auction houses really get away with that? Not least I thought they had to drive them under their own s...
by Gasman
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: New wedge owner
Replies: 9
Views: 793

Re: New wedge owner

Oh. I remember that thread well and did wonder what car it all referred to. TBH I had it in my mind that he had an Ambassador completely overlooking it was all headed Princess 2200HLS! My conclusion (which may have been completely incorrect) was that the former owner's 'automatic specialist' did not...
by Gasman
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: New wedge owner
Replies: 9
Views: 793

Re: New wedge owner

I found a previous thread about this car dated Dec 2014:-

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by Gasman
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: New wedge owner
Replies: 9
Views: 793

Re: New wedge owner

Welcome to the wonderful world of the wedge! This car was restored by Rovamota and Beiderbecke some years ago down south (Hampshire). I am happy to post pictures for you if you email them to us at leylandprincess@aol.com. In the meantime, this is what it looked like after that work: XEM805W.jpg XEM8...
by Gasman
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 210
Views: 64460

Re: A500KWK

belleprincesse: The fuel sender part number is FAM3348 and the fuel pump is DRC195.
by Gasman
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Cooling fan sender seal
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: Cooling fan sender seal

I thought of that too, Peter, but I do not think that comes with the seal that the switch pushes into which is what I thought steveb needs.
by Gasman
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: Ambassador for breaking
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Re: Ambassador for breaking

Flywheelbolt: These are not usually too difficult to find. I don't think re-bonding is a solution but others may disagree. The part number is FAM8101. These are available new from a company in The Netherlands but their prices are usually fiendishly high. Part Details FAM8101 (MTG RUBBER) Price: Pri...
by Gasman
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Cooling fan sender seal
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: Cooling fan sender seal

Part number is BRO9329. A.E.Wilcox have them but they will be expensive from them. Part Details BRO9329 (SWTCH GASKET) Price: Price on application 17 available Distributor Address A E Wilcox Wickwar Garage High Street Wickwar Gloucestershire GL12 8NG www.aewilcox.co.uk Contact: John Wilcox Tel: 0145...
by Gasman
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Error message
Replies: 4
Views: 819

Re: Error message

This is a software issue. Although it looks from the message not to have uploaded it has done so and everything will work OK once you clear the error message. Lots of people send the post twice and I delete the 2nd one. The record by someone who shall remain nameless is 5 posts. As 100Club says I ha...
by Gasman
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 210
Views: 64460

Re: A500KWK

Job completed with everything back in the car and fully functional. So, in summary, the fuel tank has been cleaned out and sealed. A new genuine BL NOS sender unit with new genuine BL pump has been fitted. All rubber piping up to the carburettors has been renewed although steel piping remains. Yet a...
by Gasman
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 210
Views: 64460

Re: A500KWK

I cleaned off the rust from the outside of the tank and painted with Hammerite. Would you believe on the hottest day of the year, I'd just got the first coat on and out of the blue it rained great big drops of rain quite heavily for about 3 minutes. Long enough to adversely affect the result! Whatev...
by Gasman
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 210
Views: 64460

Re: A500KWK

The inside of the tank has now been sealed with POR15 tank sealant. It's funny stuff. I spilt a bit on the gravel pouring it into the filler. When it set it really was like concrete so it should be good. The pictures I took inside the tank are not very good I am afraid but it looks to have had a fai...
by Gasman
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 210
Views: 64460

Re: A500KWK

So today I've been treating the inside of the fuel tank with zinc phosphate metal preservative and carefully washing it out ready for drying thoroughly tomorrow so I can put in the definitive tank sealer in to line the inside of the tank. So that job is progressing. I've put in a new oil pressure se...
by Gasman
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Interior light cover
Replies: 17
Views: 1192

Re: Interior light cover

Can you help Beiderbecke?
by Gasman
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Windscreens
Replies: 12
Views: 959

Re: Windscreens

I haven't had to re-black the bottom of the windscreen so have no personal experience. I know of some who have done this by spraying in situ although not sure what sort of primer they used and others have used vinyl which sounds near impossible in situ to me!
by Gasman
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Windscreens
Replies: 12
Views: 959

Re: Windscreens

Green. They don't say whether they are laminated or toughened that I can see. I was not aware they did such a range of 'screens! Green with a green top means there is a darker green 'strip' across the top of the screen, a bit like the black across the bottom. It's useful for blocking the sun, (I had...
by Gasman
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 210
Views: 64460

Re: A500KWK

Thanks for the input Derek. That's why I'm changing the oil pressure sender just in case. The wiring relies on oil pressure (except when the starter is turning) otherwise it turns off the fuel pump to save the engine. A bit too clever for it's own good IMO! It's why I've changed the relay as well. I...
by Gasman
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 210
Views: 64460

Re: A500KWK

Coming back from Gaydon KWaKers konked out 3 times. Engine just spluttered a bit and then cut out completely. It has done this before several times but I thought I had cured it. It only happens after about 1 to 1 1/2 hrs fast road motoring 65-70 mph. On stopping the fuel filter is empty. No vacuum i...
by Gasman
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Windscreens
Replies: 12
Views: 959

Re: Windscreens

It my be an urban myth but I understand Triplex (or is it Pilkington!) have all their old templates and can make up authentic replacements to order. No idea how much they charge though. It doesn't sound a cheap process.
by Gasman
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Windscreens
Replies: 12
Views: 959

Re: Windscreens

Toughened screens are heat tempered which makes the glass stronger and more resistant to damage but if subjected to stone hits etc of sufficient force they will craze over completely (not just where the stone has hit) reducing vision to near zero which is sub-optimal. They did produce zone toughened...
by Gasman
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 846
Views: 302746

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

Oh dear. Well spotted but what is it on O series engines that gives problems with the head gasket? Hopefully the head won't need skimming. There's always something...