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by 100 Club
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Re: Insurance

My wife has a Footman James policy with three cars on it (all agreed value) although the price has been climbing significantly at renewal in recent years. Another car club I am involved in has been approached by 'ERS' with a view to offering a club affiliation scheme: https://www.ers.com/insurance/e...
by 100 Club
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Wheel arch finishers
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: Wheel arch finishers

Most of the clips are:
https://www.bresco.com/cgi-bin/sh000001 ... ml#SID=133

although I believe the ones right at the bottom of the trims are different.
by 100 Club
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: DVG 15Y
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Re: DVG 15Y

Before you spend any money having the microfiche converted to pdf, I am sure another member did that a while ago and shared it with the rest of us. I will see if I can find it (or perhaps another member will have it to hand). There was never a leather option for the Ambassador, so you would need to ...
by 100 Club
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Dutch 1800 project
Replies: 14
Views: 1156

Re: Dutch 1800 project

That's what I like to see, a group of friends all working together! :D

I look forward to reading more updates from you.
by 100 Club
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Dutch 1800 project
Replies: 14
Views: 1156

Re: Dutch 1800 project

It sounds as if a Heritage Certificate would be a good investment! That should give you the build date, colour and trim, key numbers, etc https://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/archive/heritage-certificates And you would be supporting a worthy cause, too :) There is a possibility that European markets...
by 100 Club
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Engine mounts
Replies: 22
Views: 1661

Re: Engine mounts

As far as I can remember, later cars (Princess 2 onwards) had the engine/transmission mounted an inch or so further forward in the engine bay. What I cannot remember is whether there was ever a recall or in-service modification for earlier cars, with the potential for a knock-on effect on the exhaus...
by 100 Club
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Door skins
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: Door skins

I suspect you will be the one giving us the definitive answer to this question, Martin, as you have examples of both (albeit fitted to cars) in your garage! :lol: However, if I was to have a semi-educated guess, I would say the difference relates to the slightly different shape of the upper door/win...
by 100 Club
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: NOS Parts Availability Anywhere?
Replies: 13
Views: 1254

Re: NOS Parts Availability Anywhere?

Hi Mike, and welcome: it's good to see yet another new Ambassador owner (there has been a recent surge in new Ambassador owners on here!) Exhaust systems turn up occasionally on eBay, so you could be waiting a while. Many owners seem to be getting stainless systems made for their cars now: if you se...
by 100 Club
Thu May 21, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: XWD164X 2.0 HL Ambassador 2
Replies: 8
Views: 1042

Re: XWD164X 2.0 HL Ambassador 2

To be fair, the cosmetics can be sorted out much further down the line and not every car necessarily needs a full restoration. Sometimes you can have more enjoyment from a car that is a good, solid and honest example with some patina, although reliability is always a desirable factor! (A friend of m...
by 100 Club
Wed May 13, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 939
Views: 477515

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

Well, that is more or less the negative or reverse of the 100 Club interior! It features Spanish Rose velour seat facings and carpets, with all of the vinyl done in black. The colour you have used (notwithstanding wonky phone camera) is very close to Spanish Rose, which was a staple of Mini, Maxi, A...
by 100 Club
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Hi everyone!
Replies: 15
Views: 1999

Re: Hi everyone!

Welcome Mike! You have one of the best colours (I am also partial to Cashmere Gold with black interior) and in my opinion the best engine too. I would agree that rotten footwells and bulkhead are not at all common in Wedges, but any car can succumb to that if water ingress occurs. And there is an aw...
by 100 Club
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Wiring Choke Warning Lamp
Replies: 1
Views: 658

Re: Wiring Choke Warning Lamp

Assuming the relevant part of the printed circuit is present, it is almost as simple as you have described it. You may find that the lamp actually takes the existing 12V supply from the gauges, ignition and oil lamps etc and then receives an earth via the switch on the cable. The most difficult bit ...
by 100 Club
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 162
Views: 20752

Re: Project KPK

I have to say that your shiny brown looks more Vauxhall Viva than Wolseley, but then again I've seen worse results from misguided applications of 'Cockpit Shine' at car shows :lol:

Can you source some satin finish clear lacquer and give that a try? :idea:
by 100 Club
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: seat colour
Replies: 3
Views: 1022

Re: seat colour

PM sent :)
by 100 Club
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: seat colour
Replies: 3
Views: 1022

Re: seat colour

The colour is 'Navy' and you will be pleased to know that it was a very common fitment across the Austin/Morris range from 1970 to 1975! I think I have got a Navy Austin 1300 rear seat that could be used as a material donor, although it may be a few weeks before I can dig it out: it is not stored at...
by 100 Club
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 162
Views: 20752

Re: Project KPK

It could be worth trying to get hold of screws for a Mini Clubman front side/indicator lamp: the lens is approximately the same depth as that on a Princess and I would have thought that Mini specialists would stock them.
by 100 Club
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 162
Views: 20752

Re: Project KPK

Please let us know the result :)
by 100 Club
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Competition
Replies: 4
Views: 1878

Re: Competition

And the result was :?:
by 100 Club
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Finally got my Princess 2 2200 HLS home...
Replies: 8
Views: 1991

Re: Finally got my Princess 2 2200 HLS home...

The club had some front windscreen rubbers remanufactured a couple of years ago, maybe there will be a spare one or two remaining? Regarding fuel pumps, ideally find a genuine old stock BL/Unipart, SU, AP or QH pump. I am not sure why there are multiple variants listed for the 2200, although I would...
by 100 Club
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Denovo size
Replies: 5
Views: 1656

Re: Denovo size

If you have the original driver's handbook for your Princess, you will probably find the tyre sizes listed in there. I have a feeling it is 195/65, because I was thinking of doing a similar thing with my 2000HL a couple of years ago and looked for the tyre size then (I already have Denovo wheel trim...
by 100 Club
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1979 Princess 2000HL out and about
Replies: 4
Views: 1540

Re: 1979 Princess 2000HL out and about

Thanks for the compliments, Vulgalour :) I have put her back on SORN now and will wait to qualify for 'free' tax next April. In the meantime, I intend to obtain and fit a proper replacement in-tank electric fuel pump (these seem to be readily available, although I am not sure if all are of good qual...
by 100 Club
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1979 Princess 2000HL out and about
Replies: 4
Views: 1540

Re: 1979 Princess 2000HL out and about

I have thought of selling this one a few times in recent years as she doesn't get much use and would free up cash and space to indulge in something else (specifically Rover 620ti or 820) but I only have to have a quick drive in her to remind me why I bought her in the first place :D
by 100 Club
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1979 Princess 2000HL out and about
Replies: 4
Views: 1540

1979 Princess 2000HL out and about

After spending around 4 years in storage while I got on with a few other things, CPL was got out, dusted off and MoT'd last November ready for display at the NEC. During the time in storage, the electric fuel pump inside the tank gave up the ghost, so I have fitted a temporary inline electric pump i...
by 100 Club
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Hi From Gareth1959
Replies: 4
Views: 1763

Re: Hi From Gareth1959

Welcome to the forum!

You are definitely in the right place if you are looking to buy a Wedge.........most cars that come up for sale have links posted on here :D
by 100 Club
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Fallen Wedge
Replies: 3
Views: 1926

Re: Fallen Wedge

:lol:

And R.I.P. Jeremy Beadle.............definitely taken too soon!
by 100 Club
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Practical Classics Car show
Replies: 3
Views: 1717

Re: Practical Classics Car show

You had an excellent display...............unfortunately I ran out of time and didn't get a chance to stop for a chat and have a good look at Stephen's HLS.
by 100 Club
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Belgian Wedge
Replies: 22
Views: 6578

Re: Belgian Wedge

A very good choice! 8-)

My father's first Wedge was a black 1800HL, which he had from new in August 1976.
Our family business also supplied several black ones to a private hire company in Bath, Somerset.
by 100 Club
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: New Member
Replies: 6
Views: 2212

Re: New Member

Welcome :)

Do you already own a Wedge? (If so, please tell us all about it)
by 100 Club
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Belgian Wedge
Replies: 22
Views: 6578

Re: Belgian Wedge

Regarding colour, I would guess that the original was Tara Green metallic, which was the only green I recall being available on Princess 2 from 1978-80. If you are thinking of changing to black, that would definitely look good if it is painted to a good quality. Black was available as a special orde...
by 100 Club
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Error message
Replies: 4
Views: 2006

Re: Error message

There is another thread about this, Tony (I am assuming it is the same error)

Martin has tried to fix it but it still happens from time to time.
by 100 Club
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: A500KWK
Replies: 218
Views: 94667

Re: A500KWK

You could have tried Coca Cola or pickling vinegar on the VIN plate.

I am fairly sure that one of the Mini specialists can do exact replicas of the original VIN plates, even down to the correct reverse-embossed numbers.
by 100 Club
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: New Year
Replies: 3
Views: 1763

Re: New Year

A very Happy New Year from me to one and all.

And special thanks to all at Leyland Princess 'HQ' for encouraging me to get both of my Princesses out of hibernation this year and put them on display at the NEC ( not both at the same time! ) :D
by 100 Club
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 939
Views: 477515

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

Gasman wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:34 pm
Good work. I wish I could weld. I have done a bit in the past but I'm not very good. It would be much more satisfying than getting in a man who can.
My thoughts too. Finding a good yet affordable welder is getting harder nowadays.
by 100 Club
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Inner CV joint
Replies: 1
Views: 1015

Re: Inner CV joint

Hello and welcome, Tony.

If you are anywhere near Shepton Mallet in Somerset, this breakers yard had two 1981 Princesses (one 2.0, one 2.2) a few months ago: could be worth giving them a call to find out if the cars are still there:

http://www.pyllemotors.co.uk/
by 100 Club
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Forum error message????
Replies: 4
Views: 1994

Forum error message????

Occasionally when posting, I get the following message after hitting the 'submit' button: [ phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/functions_messenger.php on line 506: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable [phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/incl...
by 100 Club
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: New Club Logo
Replies: 16
Views: 5128

Re: New Club Logo

Red car in my opinion (says the owner of one in Reynard and one in Pewter over purple, so no bias there!)

Coronet would look good, how about taking a photo of one on somebody's bonnet, then Photoshopping the background away?
by 100 Club
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: 5 speed gearbox
Replies: 3
Views: 2018

Re: 5 speed gearbox

I have heard that the 5-speed E-series gearbox was not deemed strong enough to handle the combined load of torque and weight in the Landcrab and Princess ranges. Not to mention the cost of the necessary engineering changes to mate it to a different engine block and primary drive train at a time when...
by 100 Club
Wed May 16, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: New Owner
Replies: 26
Views: 10467

Re: New Owner

You should name and shame him on every available platform (but remember. just stick to the facts ;) )
by 100 Club
Thu May 10, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: EJO141V Princess 2. 2000 HLS
Replies: 19
Views: 7752

Re: EJO141V Princess 2. 2000 HLS

Astral Blue is quite a rarity on Princess 2: the changeover to Denim took place at the end of 1978. I am surprised that Denim is not on Kev's colour chart, as Oyster (which was introduced at approximately the same time as Denim) appears on it.
by 100 Club
Tue May 08, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: EJO141V Princess 2. 2000 HLS
Replies: 19
Views: 7752

Re: EJO141V Princess 2. 2000 HLS

Congratulations on your purchase, Stephen. £2800 seems ok to me :) One of the two Princesses in the Somerset scrapyard mentioned elsewhere on this forum (both HLS spec) may provide some useful parts for you, such as the dashboard. (Does yours have round warning lamps or square?) Make sure that the p...
by 100 Club
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: Ambassador brewing up
Replies: 42
Views: 20716

Re: Ambassador brewing up

It could be early onset of head gasket failure. Run it up to temperature to the point where it over-pressurises or the fan cuts in. Switch off, leave it overnight and then take the expansion tank off the next day. If you get the 'hiss' of pressure escaping as you take the cap off, you have a head ga...
by 100 Club
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Wedge Colours
Replies: 7
Views: 3850

Re: Wedge Colours

Gasman wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:01 pm
Paul, if you looked on my list you will see that I already had Clove Brown there! I've got all the colours listed in the parts' catalogues (which strangely doesn't include Black).
And there was me thinking that I am not old enough to have 'senior moments' yet! :lol:
by 100 Club
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Wedge Colours
Replies: 7
Views: 3850

Re: Wedge Colours

And I've just thought of another one! :D

Clove Brown (Ambassador)
by 100 Club
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Wedge Colours
Replies: 7
Views: 3850

Re: Wedge Colours

Additions and amendments: Zircon Blue Rattan Beige Vermilion (not Vermillion) Monza Red (not Targa) Leyland White Arum White Bronze Metallic Limeflower not used AND:I also saw a Moonraker blue Ambassador in a scrapyard many years ago: on a W registration, it was most likely a preproduction car. This...
by 100 Club
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: 1700 Correct clutch components?
Replies: 6
Views: 3122

Re: 1700 Correct clutch components?

It might be worth contacting Past Parts to enquire about refurbishment: http://www.pastparts.co.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=108_135 The Allegro club had some clutch slave cylinders done by them a few years ago: the refurb included a stainless steel sleeve to reduce the likelihood of fut...
by 100 Club
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: PC,British Leyland guide
Replies: 1
Views: 1771

Re: PC,British Leyland guide

We have just received ours and have now ordered a spare, as one is sure to get well-thumbed!

The 'Collectors Edition' includes a reversible poster: Allegro Equipe and Marina LE Coupe in action on one side, a cutaway view of the O-series engine on the other. 8-)
by 100 Club
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Finally own a Princess!
Replies: 11
Views: 6965

Re: Finally own a Princess!

ANYWAY. William's car looks very smart there. I don't recognise the colour, it looks too red to be Clove and too brown to be Damask. Looks well in it with the pale interior. It will be either Carmine or Emberglow. I think Emberglow started at the end of 1980 with the 1981 model year updates (grille...
by 100 Club
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: x2 Princess 2 in Shepton Mallet for spares
Replies: 6
Views: 3539

Re: x2 Princess 2 in Shepton Mallet for spares

I braved the cold wind and mud on Saturday afternoon tho check the two Wedges out. I would agree that the silver 2000HLS (manual), WVC234X, could have been saved by somebody with reasonable welding skills and some commitment. 'Tis a shame, as it is one of the very rare late Princess 2s in a clearcoa...
by 100 Club
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: x2 Princess 2 in Shepton Mallet for spares
Replies: 6
Views: 3539

Re: x2 Princess 2 in Shepton Mallet for spares

The Retro Rides thread has now been updated with photos. One of the cars is the silver 2000HLS WVC234X that was rescued from the Isle of Wight last year but has been through a couple of owners since. There are a couple of threads on this forum regarding this car. The other one is a Nautilus blue HLS...