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by rovamota
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Door skins
Replies: 2
Views: 104

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: 113

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: 288

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: 147
Views: 12005

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: 989

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: 147
Views: 12005

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: 943

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: 294

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: 147
Views: 12005

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: 147
Views: 12005

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: 147
Views: 12005

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: 147
Views: 12005

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: 147
Views: 12005

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: 864

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: 1185

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: 217
Views: 80390

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: 217
Views: 80390

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: 217
Views: 80390

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: 217
Views: 80390

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: 1711

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: 1986

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: 1161

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: 1663

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: 2490

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: 22309

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: 4011

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: 4011

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: 6669

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: 2100

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: 217
Views: 80390

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: 1919

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: 6281

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: 6281

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: 8482

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: 1725

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: 2048

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: 921
Views: 425928

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: 2048

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: 2048

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: 1852

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: 921
Views: 425928

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: 1535

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: 1705

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
by rovamota
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Light bulb for auto gear selector
Replies: 4
Views: 1369

Re: Light bulb for auto gear selector

The blanking plate can just be prized off of the centre console (you should be able to pull it upwards) which will then reveal two screws in a recess at the front of the console and two more screws at rear of the console close to where the seat belt buckles bolt to the floor. These screws are very l...
by rovamota
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Thought I should introduce myself
Replies: 6
Views: 2098

Re: Thought I should introduce myself

Thank you for the purchase.

The vinyl roof material can be bought here https://www.martrim.co.uk/car-trimming- ... /black.php and go to vinyl topping black Leyland £18.00 metre, about half way down the page.
by rovamota
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Thought I should introduce myself
Replies: 6
Views: 2098

Re: Thought I should introduce myself

I have one available and I made a mistake on the price. It's actually £122 as it's in the UK. To order it log in to your Paypal account and then make your payment to leylandprincess@aol.com, and quote windscreen rubber as reference.

Thank you.
by rovamota
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Thought I should introduce myself
Replies: 6
Views: 2098

Re: Thought I should introduce myself

Hi Bob and welcome to the forum. Well, it's good to see that after all these years this car is finally getting some attention. The floor pan will have to be fabricated as it's just not available as a panel and a rear door should crop up sooner or later. I think we have a petrol tank available. New i...
by rovamota
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Hi - finally bought a wedge :-)
Replies: 2
Views: 1252

Re: Hi - finally bought a wedge :-)

Hi David and welcome to the forum and the Club. It seems that Hampshire probably has the highest concentration of Wedges in one area than the rest of the country! Hopefully we can arrange a local meet sometime soon.
by rovamota
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: SMG413M
Replies: 296
Views: 159506

Re: SMG413M

Snappy failed its MoT on four stupid ball joint dust covers, an outer CV boot and emissions to high. I'm discounting the rear fog light not working as the tester failed to waggle the switch correctly, and the headlight main beam failure was due to a slightly corroded connection on the multi plug.