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by Gasman
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Hydragas element change
Replies: 16
Views: 773

Re: Hydragas element change

I used the same method as Beiderbecke successfully when I changed the front body bushes but there's more give in those than in the cast iron...
by Gasman
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Hydragas element change
Replies: 16
Views: 773

Re: Hydragas element change

I've not done this job myself but the new bushes press in although they are by necessity a tight fit. Here's an excerpt from the BL workshop manual:


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by Gasman
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Thermostat worries....
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Re: Thermostat worries....

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by Gasman
Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 162
Views: 20752

Re: Project KPK

Others can speak for themselves but I tighten to 150 LbFt and then tighten further to the next available position to get a cotter pin in as per the 18-22/Princess official workshop manual. The P2 manual says 200 and then tighten to next cotter position.
Take your choice!
by Gasman
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Thermostat worries....
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Re: Thermostat worries....

Sorry to be slow getting back. Happy for you to have the one in the picture. I've PM'd you.
by Gasman
Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Thermostat worries....
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Re: Thermostat worries....

Well as is common I was talking rubbish. O series up to engine number 30357 only had one outlet. Someone'll tell me where the heater goes to on those models, no doubt.
by Gasman
Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Thermostat worries....
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Re: Thermostat worries....

Well I thought all Princesses and Ambassadors with the O series had the big outlet to the radiator and a smaller outlet to go to the heater. Where does the pipe from the heater go to on yours? If yours hasn't got the 2nd pipe I am presuming it has already been replaced before and the heater pipe att...
by Gasman
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 162
Views: 20752

Re: Project KPK

Well, I don't know Andy. I would have expected a slightly fuller explanation about the engine painting... Publications do sometimes annoy me. Why shouldn't you post pictures of your car. I'll bet they are not paying a fee or any expenses to you so why shouldn't you post pictures of your own car if y...
by Gasman
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Thermostat worries....
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Re: Thermostat worries....

Gosh. An O series that purrs. That must be rare... An E series purrs and an O series rumbles! Whatever, well done! The caps to the thermostat housings and expansion tank are different. The thermostat housing is a sealed flat cap with no pressure release. Thermostat cap_mod.jpg The expansion tank cap...
by Gasman
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: A proper introduction...
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: A proper introduction...

Even with my prejudices I concur with that decision!
by Gasman
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: A proper introduction...
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: A proper introduction...

That's lovely Simon. You are correct that wheels stir different emotions. Personally, I also prefer standard wheels, which includes the optional wedge alloys especially on later models. Another pet hate of mine is tow bars. They may be practical but I think they look utterly hideous but, even with t...
by Gasman
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Hydragas element change
Replies: 16
Views: 773

Re: Hydragas element change

Well that's good. Is the taper the same? When I put my Wolseley back on the road to save time I exchanged the rear offside radius arm for a later version but used the original bearings & drum. No way would the wheel turn nor could I get it seated properly. I reverted to the original and it was fine....
by Gasman
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Front wheel bearings
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: Front wheel bearings

Good Evening.

I reckon the front bearings were the same from 18-22 to Ambassador. Same part number GHB193 for P1, P2 and Ambo.
by Gasman
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Hydragas element change
Replies: 16
Views: 773

Re: Hydragas element change

I am sorry to issue another warning note! I see that the website you mention has 2 new old stock displacers for sale (what you call rear elements) Although these units won't have been used they will be around 40 years old. The nitrogen pressure in the dome will not be the 275psi that it should be wh...
by Gasman
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Hydragas element change
Replies: 16
Views: 773

Re: Hydragas element change

The chap in the UK uses at least up to 20 tons pressure according to his Facebook posts:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Hydrosu ... 158858244/
We do have some used pivot shafts available if they should bend....
by Gasman
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Hydragas element change
Replies: 16
Views: 773

Re: Hydragas element change

Seized pivot shafts is a common problem when trying to remove rear displacers. As has been said, lots of wd40 and extreme pressure plus judicious heat. There's a chap in the UK who could almost certainly sort it for you but that's not a lot of help to you! Beware with the NOS radius arm that was on ...
by Gasman
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: SMG413M
Replies: 303
Views: 182006

Re: SMG413M

After almost 4" of rain over the weekend it's been sunny this morning so I thought I would fit the fog lamps onto the car. Straightforward enough but my brackets are definitely under-engineered! The other problem is I hadn't noticed the fog lamp covers were different! IMG_4438_800.jpg I might get ro...
by Gasman
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: SMG413M
Replies: 303
Views: 182006

Re: SMG413M

That's very kind. I'll stick with my kit for the time being and when that goes pear shaped I might take you up!
by Gasman
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: SMG413M
Replies: 303
Views: 182006

Re: SMG413M

The Unipart ones were made by Wipac and are identical except for the name on the lens (Wipac is indented on the rear of one of them). I do wonder if my brackets are under-engineered. Yours are clearly over-engineered! It's interesting that the overall positioning of the lamps is exactly the same. Ma...
by Gasman
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: SMG413M
Replies: 303
Views: 182006

Re: SMG413M

For a long time I have been considering fitting fog lights to SMG. “Why?” you might ask. In the first place they are useless and secondly I am hardly likely to be out in SMG in the fog. Aesthetically, however, I have always admired the Ministerial Wolseleys with their Lucas square eights and I know ...
by Gasman
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: PMR528Y Ambassador
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: PMR528Y Ambassador

As Jon McD knows replacements are in transit!
by Gasman
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Towing an automatic
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: Towing an automatic

Lol. If she's anything like Mrs Gasman, good luck with that....
by Gasman
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Towing an automatic
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: Towing an automatic

I am sure you will have read the handbook which gives you the same advice as that from beiderbecke. However, I think that is advice without the engine running. I suspect it will be fine in N with the engine running because the g/b lubrication pump will be powered by the torque convertor with the eng...
by Gasman
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Newbie says hi!
Replies: 1
Views: 382

Re: Newbie says hi!

Hello YNG700S. Welcome back to membership & the forum. You have already discovered one of the software problems with this forum that I am afraid I have not been able to cure so far. That is, it looks as though you haven't posted and it comes up with an error message. Lots of people repeat the proces...
by Gasman
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Gaydon in Sept
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Re: Gaydon in Sept

by Gasman
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Wheel arch finishers
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: Wheel arch finishers

Originally the part number was as Bresco's state, DZB5181. It was a different part number on P2 (can't read my microfiche for that number GHF**56) but I'm sure they still fit. Originally there were nylon blocks for the nuts which were relatively easy to fit. The silly little nuts with the Bresco's o...
by Gasman
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Speedo Cables
Replies: 10
Views: 3229

Re: Speedo Cables

The one on eBay for sale by the Southampton company is: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Austin-Morris-Princess-2200-RHD-Manual-1978-onwards-Speedometer-Speedo-Cable/152558429969?hash=item238530e711:g:KU8AAOSwPh5ZJAkp GSD342.jpg Firstly this is expensive and secondly the picture shows this is a GSD342 i.e...
by Gasman
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Speedo Cables
Replies: 10
Views: 3229

Re: Speedo Cables

The one I have seen on eBay is a GSD322. As per my previous post in February, according to my parts catalogue, this is for a P2 2200 auto. The manual one is GSD342.
by Gasman
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1981 2000 HLS Princess 2 - 22/08/2016 Picture Update
Replies: 108
Views: 79215

Re: 1981 2000 HLS Princess 2 - 22/08/2016 Picture Update

Not strictly true Angyl. OKK was never anything to do with the club.
by Gasman
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Centre exhaust bracket
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: Centre exhaust bracket

Do you need the arch-shaped metal bit as well as the rubber mounts? WRT the rubber mounts if none are available, perhaps you could try as you suggest a universal mounting bobbin and attach that to the exhaust pipe U bracket with an L-shaped bit of metal.


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by Gasman
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: DVG 15Y
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Re: DVG 15Y

The software doesn’t allow any bigger than 800 pixels. If you email to leylandprincess@aol.com I can upload them for you
by Gasman
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: PMR528Y Ambassador
Replies: 5
Views: 716

Re: PMR528Y Ambassador

How utterly dreadful. Our heartfelt condolences to you and particularly your daughter and their children for your loss. Remember the good times.
by Gasman
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 939
Views: 477516

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

Oh dear. We've obviously failed as a group not to spot your deliberate mistake. I certainly didn't...
by Gasman
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Photo shoot
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Photo shoot

Well it was a lovely day for a photoshoot and although fun I had forgotten how it does gets a bit repetitive shuffling the cars backwards & forwards to suit the (very nice) photographer's needs for 3 1/2 hours. Every cm of both cars was photographed except underneath. Top views were taken with a dro...
by Gasman
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 939
Views: 477516

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

I hadn't spotted!
by Gasman
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Engine mounts
Replies: 22
Views: 1661

Re: Engine mounts

Short answer is No. Slightly longer answer: we had exactly the same problem when we did Maurice. When we took the engine out I had no idea they were different front to rear and they all went in the same pot for cleaning.... Like you we could find no discernible difference between them so we just re-...
by Gasman
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Engine mounts
Replies: 22
Views: 1661

Re: Engine mounts

In my opinion, yes it does. Enjoy your humble pie. Might be less bitter with a bit of maple syrup.... :lol: :lol:
by Gasman
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 939
Views: 477516

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

Good job.

Can someone please tell me why the clutch hydraulics need that damper thing between the master cylinder and the slave cylinder. What exactly does it dampen!
by Gasman
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Engine mounts
Replies: 22
Views: 1661

Re: Engine mounts

As you say the RH mounts are different post 1977 as well

RH Front was originally 11H5700 and post 77 was FAM7054
RH Rear was originally 11H5703 and post 77 FAM 6808
by Gasman
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 218
Views: 94667

Re: A500KWK

I have a photoshoot tomorrow so finally thought I'd better sort out the fuel leak from the carburettors. It's a straightforward job albeit two of the 8 nuts attaching the carbs to the manifold are awkward to get out (the lower inner nuts). It's easier if you jam the throttles on full chat as the lin...
by Gasman
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Engine mounts
Replies: 22
Views: 1661

Re: Engine mounts

Peter, is your LH engine mounting plate a single unit or one at the front and one at the back? Here's a screenshot of my P2 microfiche P2_EngineMountings.jpg Andy, it seems the adage never assume etc shows its worth! I agree with you, if the car's done 92,00miles I'd use what you've got. The mileage...
by Gasman
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Engine mounts
Replies: 22
Views: 1661

Re: Engine mounts

Trouble is, you know what they say, never assume anything. BL didn't tackle the problem until they stopped manual production and brought out the auto only Special Six in March 1977 so that is 2 years production of manual cars. I'm not sure what the chassis numbers were when that happened. As usual l...
by Gasman
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Engine mounts
Replies: 22
Views: 1661

Re: Engine mounts

Surely it's a safe assumption, even with a BL product, that all manual cars were modified with the new engine position...
by Gasman
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Dutch 1800 project
Replies: 14
Views: 1156

Re: Dutch 1800 project

It is strange that for such a good respray they didn't remove/mask up the chassis number plate and just resprayed over it. (I tried to copy that picture so it was on this forum but couldn't!) That's why I was convinced that it had been resprayed. Next question has to be; what colour are you going to...
by Gasman
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Dutch 1800 project
Replies: 14
Views: 1156

Re: Dutch 1800 project

I must say it all sounds/looks like it has had an extensive engine out respray in the past albeit they surely wouldn't have resprayed the D post & roof. However, I can't make out the colour on the roof where you've peeled back the vinyl either! As usual, I am no help whatsoever. With regard to one o...
by Gasman
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 939
Views: 477516

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

As you say there's no connection of clutch hydraulic fluid with the engine so I think, depending on where the fair cloud of something was coming from, that is not related. If there's no fluid at the end of the slave cylinder (it usually dribbles down the rear of the bellhousing) or the hose & connec...
by Gasman
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Block Colour
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: Block Colour

My engine was black with a yellow splodge on the rear surface. No idea what that signifies & I didn't replicate it when I painted the block when the engine had its rebuild. Original block BTW.


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by Gasman
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Dutch 1800 project
Replies: 14
Views: 1156

Re: Dutch 1800 project

I'm not very good at identifying colours from photos but surely that colour is Reynard Metallic. The slam panel does looks much redder but that has obviously been resprayed.
by Gasman
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 939
Views: 477516

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

Oh the joys of classic motoring. There's always something and usually something else besides... You say the fluid level is OK and I therefore assume there are no leaks from either the Master or Slave cylinders. Surely this implies the seals should be OK? So why isn't the slave cylinder piston moving...
by Gasman
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Dutch newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 852

Re: Dutch newbie

Unfortunately your friend's Facebook page has restricted viewing access so we can't see it.