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by beiderbecke
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 2200 HLS auto oil filter housing gasket
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: 2200 HLS auto oil filter housing gasket

For the 2200 the part number is 32H 1245. I have gasket sets so will have a look tomorrow.
by beiderbecke
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Wheel Nuts
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: Wheel Nuts

:!: Your problem is quite unique in my experience - this question has been discussed in another monthly publication where right-handed nuts could become loose on the offside of the vehicle but surely both wheels would be affected? BTWDIK... I'm assuming these are steel wheels? I might have a set of ...
by beiderbecke
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: New wedge owner
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: New wedge owner

Further to my recent missive, I have just found a company by the name of Auto Gearbox Specialists of Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 2EY. 01323 846666 or gearboxes@autogearboxes.co.uk or www.autogearboxes.co.uk

Might be worth a call to see if they have any experience of BW35 wedge auto boxes...
by beiderbecke
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: New wedge owner
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: New wedge owner

Yes, I agree with Gasman. At the auction did they say it was a non-runner? If not I hope the price reflected a pushmobile. Years ago I dealt with a garage in Titchfields, Hants, who could fix autos but I am not sure if they are still operational. Will make enquiries...IMO I would get the car home fi...
by beiderbecke
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: New wedge owner
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: New wedge owner

Ah I remember that car well. When we had finished it I thought I'd buy it as a stablemate but after feminine pressure I thought better of it. The other wedge in the picture is my 1978 2200HLS auto in the same colour of vermillion. Look forward to seeing yours in the future.
by beiderbecke
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Interior light cover
Replies: 17
Views: 572

Re: Interior light cover

I could sell you one of my originals to have printed...they're a bit off-colour (don't forget, they're over 40+ years old) but your printerman should come up with a clearer material.
by beiderbecke
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Interior light cover
Replies: 17
Views: 572

Re: Interior light cover

No not free - that's why it's being sorted at the NEC. Yes I did have two printed, I have one in my wedge and the other I sold to a club member at Gaydon
by beiderbecke
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Cooling fan sender seal
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: Cooling fan sender seal

There's dozens of new complete switches and seals on ebay from £13 upwards under Austin Princess thermo switch and seal
by beiderbecke
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Cooling fan sender seal
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: Cooling fan sender seal

Strange as it may seem - I have a used one...when I scrap a car I keep all the little things like brake drum springs and heater control knobs and suchlike...all the bits that get left on the car and scrapped but are essential to keep the car on the road...but then I must be a hoarder...
by beiderbecke
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Interior light cover
Replies: 17
Views: 572

Re: Interior light cover

Sorry I misunderstood your question. No price yet, going to sort it at the NEC. I have two reasonable used ones.
by beiderbecke
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: Ambassador for breaking
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Ambassador for breaking

Hullo,

I have a good used pair of rear mountimgs. I am near Southampton.
by beiderbecke
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Interior light cover
Replies: 17
Views: 572

Re: Interior light cover

Jeez!!! How much?? How do they justify that? I have a couple of used ones if you want one of them?
by beiderbecke
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Interior light cover
Replies: 17
Views: 572

Re: Interior light cover

Expect they would after the trouble I might have caused them!! But they were very accommodating though.
by beiderbecke
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: unleaded or not
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: unleaded or not

I run mine most of the time on Shell V-Power (even thought it's more expensive) but unleaded is fine and you can put in a dose of lead additive every tankful if you so desire. There a risk of the valves becoming pocketed but I haven't seen any evidence of this...
by beiderbecke
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Interior light cover
Replies: 17
Views: 572

Re: Interior light cover

Yes they will - you could mention my name, Jeff Davis of the Austin Princess club...
by beiderbecke
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Interior light cover
Replies: 17
Views: 572

Re: Interior light cover

Yes - they are at

hello@the3dprintshop.co.uk

0345 548 3080
by beiderbecke
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 204
Views: 57361

Re: A500KWK

Thank you, Gasman, for your kind words about the banner I made for you (other corners and paint colours are available...)
by beiderbecke
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Interior light cover
Replies: 17
Views: 572

Re: Interior light cover

I have had two covers 3D printed by a firm that I talked to at the NEC last year. I gave them an original cover and internal lamp body to tune their effort to ensure they fitted well - which they did. They also printed the headlamp adjuster fittings for trapezoidal head lamps for me which turned out...
by beiderbecke
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Bleeding the clutch
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Bleeding the clutch

I presume you are closing the bleed nipple on every down stroke of the pedal?
by beiderbecke
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 204
Views: 57361

Re: A500KWK

:lol: See? I said it'll be alright...

What's the name of the exhaust system?
by beiderbecke
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: Power steering fluid question
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Power steering fluid question

Probably not but empty it all and flush it out well and top up with engine oil. Not sure if the auto fluid would affect the seals but be prepared for leaks.

Mind you, you could leave it...
by beiderbecke
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: Power steering fluid question
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Power steering fluid question

It's all a question of VIN numbers.

Up to VIN 122690 is engine oil and from VIN 122691 is automatic transmission fluid (Specification ATF M2C 33G or M2C 33F.
by beiderbecke
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: rear view mirror
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Re: rear view mirror

Hullo,

I have a NOS interior mirror finished in black complete with a new cover.
by beiderbecke
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 204
Views: 57361

Re: A500KWK

My set goes up to M12x1.75. Any good?
by beiderbecke
Thu May 23, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Nothing much
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Nothing much

Thanks bigd - but we thought we hadn't lost our dazzle...
by beiderbecke
Tue May 21, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 204
Views: 57361

Re: A500KWK

:P That's a good result then. What a wizzo little tool. Got a compression joint?
by beiderbecke
Mon May 20, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 204
Views: 57361

Re: A500KWK

Oh my apologies...
by beiderbecke
Mon May 20, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 204
Views: 57361

Re: A500KWK

Put a wooden block between the left-hand spanner and the wooden plank underneath and hit the right-hand spanner smartly?

And 8 out of ten for the welding attempt...mind you I can't weld either...and I have some appropriate compression joints too...
by beiderbecke
Fri May 17, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 204
Views: 57361

Re: A500KWK

:lol: No...I don't suppose you do, really...
by beiderbecke
Fri May 17, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 204
Views: 57361

Re: A500KWK

:D A large slice of luck with the pivot shaft then...
by beiderbecke
Mon May 13, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 837
Views: 287951

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

:) Good show Vulgalour. I admire your tenaciousness in overcoming all the problems that your wedge threw at you. I don't think I would use my wedge as a daily driver - although it has been reliable (I've had it 12 years now) it has failed to proceed just a few times (lack of fuel, electronic ignitio...
by beiderbecke
Sun May 12, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 204
Views: 57361

Re: A500KWK

;) I opined my view of this problem to you this morning...
by beiderbecke
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Greetings from Hampshire
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: Greetings from Hampshire

Welcome indeed. I look forward to seeing your tidy wedge at some time as I, too, am a Hampshire Hog...
by beiderbecke
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: Washer bottle needed
Replies: 8
Views: 746

Re: Washer bottle needed

The club has some washer bottles - contact Gasman for details
by beiderbecke
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: New Wedge owner here!
Replies: 10
Views: 928

Re: New Wedge owner here!

...I seem to remember that the locating pins on the Ambo cylinders might be on the opposite side to Princess ones...BTWDIK...
by beiderbecke
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: New Wedge owner here!
Replies: 10
Views: 928

Re: New Wedge owner here!

Upon perusing the appropriate manuals, both the Ambo and Princess rear wheel cylinder bores are 14.3mm in diameter...but it may be wrong...
by beiderbecke
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 837
Views: 287951

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

I have some anti-rattle clips...and the balljoint socket is a deep 45mm
by beiderbecke
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 837
Views: 287951

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

;) Thanks for your kind remarks and to say the balljoints fit either top or bottom arms.

Never known the pins in the gear selector housing to break. Might be a good idea to use roll pins instead? Just a passing thought...
by beiderbecke
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Beautiful Brooklands Green 2200HLS German restoration
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Re: Beautiful Brooklands Green 2200HLS German restoration

:D Each to their own. Perhaps it would look a wee bit better with chrome silver alloy wheels on...
by beiderbecke
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Beautiful Brooklands Green 2200HLS German restoration
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Re: Beautiful Brooklands Green 2200HLS German restoration

Very nice but not sure about the rear badges...
by beiderbecke
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Indicator relay.
Replies: 12
Views: 1033

Re: Indicator relay.

I, too, suffered from not hearing the nearside indicator going and had one or two near misses with drivers assuming I am going left so I fitted a buzzer that goes off when left-hand turns are being made (buzzers are available from Maplins - other suppliers are available). Might need tape round it as...
by beiderbecke
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Indicator relay.
Replies: 12
Views: 1033

Re: Indicator relay.

I thought they were under the dash to one side of the steering column...think there are three.
by beiderbecke
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Tax free
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Tax free

Well, at last it has come to pass.

My dear old Princess is now historically tax and MoT free, although I will have it tested every year for peace of mind...
by beiderbecke
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 837
Views: 287951

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

Good news the brakes are fixed - dodgy disc that. Any parts you might need for the brake overhaul we might possibly be able to supply. We're here to help.
by beiderbecke
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: New Member
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Re: New Member

And the car is a credit to its former owner and will give the current owner many miles of waftability...drive and enjoy...
by beiderbecke
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Practical Classics Car show
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Practical Classics Car show

:D A bit of fame at last! In this week's Classic Car Weekly on page 19 we are in the background of the Maxi Owners' Club stand at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show...but you might need a magnifying glass...
by beiderbecke
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Hello from Sweden
Replies: 6
Views: 828

Re: Hello from Sweden

Good news that. And don't forget the article you might write for the magazine...
by beiderbecke
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Belgian Wedge
Replies: 22
Views: 3105

Re: Belgian Wedge

Don't forget the black Special Six with the silver coachlines and full length sunroof...very nice cars those.
by beiderbecke
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Belgian Wedge
Replies: 22
Views: 3105

Re: Belgian Wedge

There are new rear windscreens available but they are in Spain and cost £256 plus £86 p&p! The seller also has new rear windscreen rubbers but I didn't keep details...could find them if wanted (I hope)
by beiderbecke
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Oil change
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Re: Oil change

Manual transmission - with filter 5.8 litres, without filter 5.2 litres.