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by rovamota
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Gremlins
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: Gremilns

Probably the battery earth lead. Take it off and clean all the bodywork attachment points under the battery tray and the clutch housing.
by rovamota
Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Thermostat worries....
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Re: Thermostat worries....

The pipe ran from the thermostat housing to the heater inlet at the bulkhead. This pipe originally ran from the back of the cylinder head to the heater inlet.
by rovamota
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 162
Views: 20752

Re: Project KPK

I agree with Martin. You haven't signed a contract with PC so you can post your photos wherever you like so don't pander to them. How did PC know about your resto? When we restored the Morris 5 years ago we should have won PC's Restorer of the Year but editorial bitching between PC and CCW meant we ...
by rovamota
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Check your drains
Replies: 3
Views: 735

Re: Check your drains

The screen rubber will still need replacing. It's still over 35+ years old!
by rovamota
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Gogglebox
Topic: Holiday of my Lifetime with Len Goodman
Replies: 1
Views: 6763

Re: Holiday of my Lifetime with Len Goodman

This programme was repeated at the weekend and is now available to watch on BBC iplayer for the next month.
by rovamota
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Suspension re-gas
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: Suspension re-gas

Nice work. I hope you're bringing the car to Gaydon on 6th September.
by rovamota
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Door skins
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: Door skins

They both rust equally.
by rovamota
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Coach stripes/decals
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: Coach stripes/decals

It's quite easy to make the two parts of the stripe into a point with careful cutting.
by rovamota
Sat May 23, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Anyone know what this is?
Replies: 7
Views: 898

Re: Anyone know what this is?

Yes and it's a fiddly bastard to fit on your own, as you may find out...
by rovamota
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 162
Views: 20752

Re: Project KPK

The extra lamp was removed for cost reasons as it was deemed unnecessary. Harris Mann told me that.
by rovamota
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Hi everyone!
Replies: 15
Views: 1999

Re: Hi everyone!

Hi Mike and welcome. That's a fine example of an Ambassador you have and we look forward to reading details of the work being carried out on it. Where was the leak?
by rovamota
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 162
Views: 20752

Re: Project KPK

Those bumpers never do fit properly and on some you can see that the inner corners have be grinded out before chroming so they just fit. This was particularly evident on early cars.
by rovamota
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Newbie Here
Replies: 15
Views: 1940

Re: Newbie Here

It could be a 2.0 HLS as it doesn't have the front driving lights of the VP.
by rovamota
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Windscreen Fitting
Replies: 1
Views: 512

Re: Windscreen Fitting

It will be easier with the dash out but it's fairly easy anyway.
by rovamota
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 162
Views: 20752

Re: Project KPK

That Ministerial Wolseley has a black dash because the owner at the time fitted it as the brown one had cracked badly! I'd go with brown.
by rovamota
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 162
Views: 20752

Re: Project KPK

What adhesive did you use?
by rovamota
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 162
Views: 20752

Re: Project KPK

I wouldn't be too bothered about having a join which should be roughly where the A pillar meets the roof seam. Few people will notice and it'll be a more economical way of doing the job.

Kev.
by rovamota
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 162
Views: 20752

Re: Project KPK

I took a rubber insert from a front bumper and fitted it to a rear with no problems at all.
by rovamota
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 162
Views: 20752

Re: Project KPK

The front and rear bumper inserts are the same.
by rovamota
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: ICE
Replies: 1
Views: 1070

Re: ICE

Crikey, I bet I'd smack my knee on that every time I got in lol.
by rovamota
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Denovo size
Replies: 5
Views: 1656

Re: Denovo size

You can't fit Denovo tyres onto standard rims as the beading profile is very different.
by rovamota
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 218
Views: 94667

Re: A500KWK

Good to see the cars getting exposure elsewhere.
by rovamota
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 218
Views: 94667

Re: A500KWK

That's all looking very neat and smart Martin, a very good job you've done there.
by rovamota
Mon May 20, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 218
Views: 94667

Re: A500KWK

Good work. It's times like these when we all wish we had a nice post lift instead of scrabbling on the floor with the car just about far enough off the ground to work under. A coat of paint hides a multitude of sins, and your Hammerite looks thick enough. I didn't know you had a welder.
by rovamota
Sat May 11, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 218
Views: 94667

Re: A500KWK

You do know we never do concourse competitions? A shiny upper arm will not win.
by rovamota
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Greetings from Hampshire
Replies: 4
Views: 2177

Re: Greetings from Hampshire

It's nice to see the car coming back out of hibernation, Ian. I was very fond of that car when John Capon owned it but it must be 13 years ago I last saw it.

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We are also based in Hampshire so not far away for help.
by rovamota
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: Washer bottle needed
Replies: 8
Views: 2587

Re: Washer bottle needed

Actually we have loads of them!
by rovamota
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: New Exhaust
Replies: 4
Views: 1549

Re: New Exhaust

That sounds a good job well done and as long as you are happy with what you got for the money that's all that matters.
by rovamota
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Badge engineering
Replies: 3
Views: 1996

Badge engineering

Beiderbecke was in possession of a new old stock rear badge bar for a Princess which didn't have the name badges on it as they are a separate part. I've never been a fan of the frumpy and slightly fussy font originally used for the Mk1 Princess cars so we decided to try a more modern looking font fo...
by rovamota
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: 1:43 Heller Princess - completed kit
Replies: 7
Views: 3095

Re: 1:43 Heller Princess - completed kit

Yes, very fiddly model to build without making a mess. Although there can be a sense of satisfaction completing one of these buying one of the Corgi Princess models is easier.
by rovamota
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Princess 2200hls
Replies: 79
Views: 30670

Re: Princess 2200hls

I agree with Gasman. You need them to show you exactly what fluid they poured into the transmission.
by rovamota
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Hi everybody. my dads old princess
Replies: 17
Views: 5251

Re: Hi everybody. my dads old princess

HL and above models had bright trim around the door frames, a vinyl applique at the top of the boot lid to match the vinyl D pillars and bright wheel rim embellishers. That is a basic Princess 1800 which originally would have plain vinyl seats. http://www.leylandprincess.co.uk/Princess18002200new.htm
by rovamota
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Hi everybody. my dads old princess
Replies: 17
Views: 5251

Re: Hi everybody. my dads old princess

It looks like Tahiti blue. I see it's a basic 1800 that's been given an HLS interior, as you probably know, and a vinyl roof has been fitted. Inner sills will have to be fabricated; panels are very hard to come by.
by rovamota
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: EJO141V Princess 2. 2000 HLS
Replies: 19
Views: 7752

Re: EJO141V Princess 2. 2000 HLS

Looking great. How exciting!
by rovamota
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Suspension problems
Replies: 9
Views: 2707

Re: Suspension problems

Excellent news. Maybe it'll make the NEC after all?
by rovamota
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 218
Views: 94667

Re: A500KWK

Nothing wrong with vinyl stickers...
by rovamota
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Hello from Sweden
Replies: 6
Views: 2425

Re: Hello from Sweden

Welcome and please do make use of this friendly and knowledgeable forum.
by rovamota
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Hello from Rossendale
Replies: 13
Views: 7291

Re: Hello from Rossendale

How would you feel about displaying your lovely 1800HL on our stand at the NEC at the end of March?
by rovamota
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Hello from Rossendale
Replies: 13
Views: 7291

Re: Hello from Rossendale

Any photos of NGT?
by rovamota
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Wolseley JLJ 879N
Replies: 37
Views: 10780

Re: Wolseley JLJ 879N

In all fairness at least there's not massive holes where metal is supposed to be and the surrounding areas are good.
by rovamota
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Website update
Replies: 3
Views: 2009

Website update

You may have noticed that I've given the website a new look which has mostly involved replacing the club logo, reducing the font size and changing the background colour to white. It's not perfect but it still conveys information that visitors will find useful, which is most important. I hope this me...
by rovamota
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: Thermostat...
Replies: 5
Views: 2523

Re: Thermostat...

I did have several 82 degree thermostats and all of them gave the same symptoms when fitted.
by rovamota
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 939
Views: 477516

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

If the large sealing ring on the bowl has lost any of its flexibility it will easily fail and fuel will, as you say, pour out of everywhere! It will also cause poor running and won't idle, even if it's leaking slightly. A good seal is paramount.
by rovamota
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: Thermostat...
Replies: 5
Views: 2523

Re: Thermostat...

I had an 82 degree thermostat in mine and even on the hottest days the needle only just moved off the blue part of the gauge. Since putting an 88 degree thermostat the needle moves to the centre (normal) temp of the gauge in all conditions. I think an 82 degree thermostat is much too cool and opens ...
by rovamota
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: Thermostat...
Replies: 5
Views: 2523

Re: Thermostat...

It depends who supplies it. Unipart, Quinton Hazel and a few others made them.

If it has 88 degree on it it will be right - as long as it looks the same.
by rovamota
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: New club car stickers now available.
Replies: 0
Views: 2188

New club car stickers now available.

Our fantastic new club car stickers are now available from the club, available as either a Princess or Ambassador. There is an option to order both in one package.Treat your Wedge this Christmas! http://www.leylandprincess.co.uk/clubwindowstickers.htm New members and renewing members will also get t...
by rovamota
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 939
Views: 477516

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

I find it hard to believe that a business would turn away work because it's a BL product. I would think it says more about their lack of skills rather than them fobbing it off as unworthy of their attention.
by rovamota
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Hello from the East Midlands
Replies: 2
Views: 1847

Re: Hello from the East Midlands

Hello and welcome to the forum. It's good to see new enthusiasts becoming involved with the cars and we hope to hear more about your ownership experiences over the coming months.
by rovamota
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: Wiper Switch 2.0 HL
Replies: 3
Views: 2062

Re: Wiper Switch 2.0 HL

If a replacement wiper switch has been fitted and it still won't wipe intermittently then it means either your car doesn't have that feature or the timer unit is faulty. We do have column stalk unit wipers/indicators available.

http://www.leylandprincess.co.uk/interi ... trical.htm