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by John Steed
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 150
Views: 16647

Re: Project KPK

Got the engine re-installed yesterday, didn't take very long at all which was surprising given the trolley had to be pushed from down the side of the garage across the wet sodden grass, and also the hoists back wheels digging into the grass :lol: I'm aware the front of the block hasn't been painted,...
by John Steed
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Engine mounts
Replies: 22
Views: 872

Re: Engine mounts

Hahaha :lol: :lol: :oops: Final question, I'm aware the engine rubber mountings when new would have had brown and blue marks, brown rear and blue front is it? Mine no longer have the markings and I cannot remember. I've had a very good look and I honestly cannot see any difference between the 4 rubb...
by John Steed
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Engine mounts
Replies: 22
Views: 872

Re: Engine mounts

So, this is the engine mount on my engine, having re checked the blue one I can confirm it is the same also, looking at this new FAM6940 bracket for sale on ebay it would appear my brackets are the same, so this would suggest both my Wolseley's have had the modification?
by John Steed
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Engine mounts
Replies: 22
Views: 872

Re: Engine mounts

Martin, I think I may have to eat humble pie, the crankshaft pulley has been removed and I've taken a picture :oops:
by John Steed
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Engine mounts
Replies: 22
Views: 872

Re: Engine mounts

I'll get the measuring tape out later and measure the gear change rod, I've got the one from the princess 2 parts car aswell so I'll sit them side by side and see if there's a difference :) I've found the single bracket FAM 6940 that you mentioned, would it only have been that bracket that was chang...
by John Steed
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Engine mounts
Replies: 22
Views: 872

Re: Engine mounts

My Engine doesn't have one long single mounting plate anywhere, looks to be 4 individual plates, one at each corner of the engine block, larger plates at the front and smaller plates at the rear. The blue Wolseley is the same. I just can't see them having not been sorted as one has done 92000 miles ...
by John Steed
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Engine mounts
Replies: 22
Views: 872

Re: Engine mounts

I would make the same assumption too. The only reason I doubt is that I know of a friend who still maintains his dads Morris 2200HL was never done, seemingly he was fed up of getting replacements and got rid of the car, however that could have just been a tale to create conversation :? Do you know w...
by John Steed
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Engine mounts
Replies: 22
Views: 872

Re: Engine mounts

Thanks for that Peter, I've no way of knowing what mounts are on my car but I'm going to assume the modification was done due to the high mileage.

Thanks again
by John Steed
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Engine mounts
Replies: 22
Views: 872

Re: Engine mounts

No problem Peter, I have a spare set from a later vehicle. Do you know what that part number is on the mountings you are using now ? Mine are part number 11H5738 and have an S in a circle after the number
by John Steed
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Engine mounts
Replies: 22
Views: 872

Re: Engine mounts

Thanks everyone for the help so far. Have you since changed your mountings Peter?
by John Steed
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Engine mounts
Replies: 22
Views: 872

Engine mounts

I have a question regarding engine mounts. What was the fix for the early 2200 manuals that had the driveshaft issues, was it modified engine mountings? And how would one tell if the change was carried out on my car, is there a revised number on the mounting ?
by John Steed
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Block Colour
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Block Colour

What colour would the block have been on an early 2200? Pressure washed the engine down today and upon inspection it's got both the mowog green paint and black paint, it's all flaked off so hard to tell what's original, the black paint looks like it was applied later as there loads of runs in it and...
by John Steed
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 150
Views: 16647

Re: Project KPK

Thankyou very much indeed :D It's certainly getting there now :) Haha, I know your not much of a fan of the wheel. The original brown wheel is perfect underneath but I just don't have the heart to pull the cover off, it's been on since the late 70s, early 80s, that being said it would look better if...
by John Steed
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 150
Views: 16647

Re: Project KPK

Just a couple of Pictures

Radio still needs properly secured from behind :D
by John Steed
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 150
Views: 16647

Re: Project KPK

I'll get everything laid out and organised :D I've spent today fitting the replacement alarm and getting it to work along with the central locking :D Alarm was relatively easy as it used the same connections as the previous one, someone must have spent abit of money on this car back in the late 70s,...
by John Steed
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 150
Views: 16647

Re: Project KPK

Thank you

So it would be worth changing that aswell ?

I've never done a clutch before, can you tell :oops:
by John Steed
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 150
Views: 16647

Re: Project KPK

I'm sure the Kit consists of the Clutch Plate, Clutch Cover, and what looks like a bearing ?

I shall install a new clutch flexi hose aswell, I think there's a couple of new ones in the boot of the blue one, It's like aladdins cave :lol: :D
by John Steed
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 150
Views: 16647

Re: Project KPK

Sounds nice and easy, I've found AHU1082 online, only £5 a pair

Thankyou, I shall try and find out

I've got a 3 piece clutch kit on the shelf somewhere, and i've just fitted a nos master cylinder and also got a couple nos slave cylinders :D
by John Steed
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 150
Views: 16647

Re: Project KPK

Thankyou, I'll have a browse online and see what I can find :)

I shall probably replace the clutch then so atleast it's one less thing to worry about.

Are any special tools required, a friend of mine has several mini's and has various pulling tools etc
by John Steed
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 150
Views: 16647

Re: Project KPK

Suspension Pipes all good. It sat quite happily until the n/s rear displacer popped, so that will have to be rectified before it goes on the road, ofcourse the pivot shafts are seized. Im thinking of sending the front spheres off to be gassed so that the front end can all be re-assembled in one go. ...
by John Steed
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 150
Views: 16647

Re: Project KPK

Thanks all for the advice :) I'm going to leave the rear brake lines as these are in very good condition. The pipes going to the front calipers I will remake as the n/s front both pipes are twisted, so I will replace all the front pipes. Flexi hoses will be all new, I've got a box full of nos flexi ...
by John Steed
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 150
Views: 16647

Re: Project KPK

So, after much bragging about brake pipes, and how brilliant this chap is supposed to be at making them to oe spec, they are not fit for purpose, I should have known and done them myself in the first place. Though as surprising as it sounds all of the original brake pipes are perfect apart from one ...
by John Steed
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 150
Views: 16647

Re: Project KPK

Ventured back down today but only got a couple of jobs done before I started feeling unwell again so had to cut the days work short :( Cleaned and fitted the passenger headrest which was filthy before, came up immaculate :D The stickers/decals on the seatbelt stalks were bubbling and irritating me s...
by John Steed
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 150
Views: 16647

Re: Project KPK

Thankyou :D

Apologies for the lack of updates over the past week, I've unfortunately been bed ridden for almost a week with the joys of Gastroenteritis.

Thankfully I'm feeling much better and will hopefully have enough energy to venture down to the garage for a couple of hours tomorrow :)
by John Steed
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 150
Views: 16647

Re: Project KPK

It is hard to make out the brown on the sides of the seats, might be easier to make out in these pictures? Though I have noticed the vinyl down the side of the drivers seat is darker than the passenger side. It looks like the drivers seat has been getting the sun or something as it's turned a pink t...
by John Steed
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 150
Views: 16647

Re: Project KPK

More Pictures..... Fitted a nos gear lever gaiter aswell. Just need to repaint the Wolseley steering wheel pad, it was badly cracked so I've repaired it using a flexible filler. I've also misplaced one of my leyland branded 18-22 rubber mats so substituted a Princess branded one for now. I'm rather ...
by John Steed
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 150
Views: 16647

Re: Project KPK

Been working hard on the interior over the last week Had the little bissel carpet cleaner out and cleaned up the whole interior, it didn't look too bad atall but the water that came out of the carpets and seats was almost jet black :oops: As you can see I've reinstated the brown, everything is genui...
by John Steed
Sat May 30, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Lower Wishbone
Replies: 28
Views: 1202

Re: Lower Wishbone

Thankyou both, really appreciate all the help :D I'll give all 4 existing ones a good going over and see if they are okay or not, if usable I'll just replace the rubbers on them :) Fingers crossed once it's all back together it shouldn't need disturbed again for some time. What was supposed to be a ...
by John Steed
Sat May 30, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Lower Wishbone
Replies: 28
Views: 1202

Re: Lower Wishbone

No problem at all. Thank you for looking, really appreciate that :D Hopefully once the new bush is pressed in and the replacement arm is in place, it shouldn't need removing again for a very long time I'll fit the matching arm to the opposite side aswell and keep the worn/ground ones as backups Soun...
by John Steed
Sat May 30, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Lower Wishbone
Replies: 28
Views: 1202

Re: Lower Wishbone

I suspect the original arms possibly have been ground away, as the opposite side is also ground away exactly the same, both where the ball joints sit into the arm. I've managed to clean up the thread on the spare arm enough to get the nut on, running it back and forth afew times with some lubricant ...
by John Steed
Sat May 30, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Lower Wishbone
Replies: 28
Views: 1202

Re: Lower Wishbone

I have just double checked and you are ofcourse correct the taper is different so they cant be turned over. Unfortunately the original cant have the thread re done as it's too badly damaged And the spare also looks like it's been wacked as the ends of the threads are bent over So it appears I dont a...
by John Steed
Sat May 30, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Lower Wishbone
Replies: 28
Views: 1202

Re: Lower Wishbone

They are certainly very stiff by hand. Sounds silly but I didn't look whilst it was all still attached. I do have two nos ones but I would have to try and get another two to change the other side aswell. I've taken some pictures of the arms. As it appears the two originals do have a noticable differ...
by John Steed
Sat May 30, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Lower Wishbone
Replies: 28
Views: 1202

Re: Lower Wishbone

Thankyou for looking :D I've just been and rummaged through my second garage of spares this morning :lol: and found a spare pair. I remember when we bought the blue Wolseley and sandglow car we got two boot loads of spares plus filled our own cars full of spares, so they must have came from this bat...
by John Steed
Fri May 29, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Lower Wishbone
Replies: 28
Views: 1202

Re: Lower Wishbone

I shall lay the two side by side tomorrow and see If I can see any difference. If they are different I'm hoping the spare is for the drivers side as I think even with the nut being on the thread, the bonking with the various implements seems to have damaged the threads slightly. Though judging how h...
by John Steed
Fri May 29, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Lower Wishbone
Replies: 28
Views: 1202

Re: Lower Wishbone

Thanks Martin If it comes out easy enough I'll do the other side aswell. Final question I've found a spare lower arm in the boot of the blue one however I cant tell which side its for as Both lower arms looks identical so are they sided or can they just be turned over for the opposite side? Probably...
by John Steed
Fri May 29, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Lower Wishbone
Replies: 28
Views: 1202

Re: Lower Wishbone

The bush on the other side seems fine, so would you just change the one bush and leave the other? Or would you recommend to change both?

Andy
by John Steed
Fri May 29, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Lower Wishbone
Replies: 28
Views: 1202

Re: Lower Wishbone

I've finally got it out after the drilling

All that's left now is the outer metal edge of the bush, I've got some threaded bar on the way and fingers crossed I can press that out with some sockets :shock:
by John Steed
Fri May 29, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Lower Wishbone
Replies: 28
Views: 1202

Re: Lower Wishbone

I have fortunately got two spare ones

I've now resorted to drilling through the rubber to get it out 😭 The closer I'm getting to having it road worthy the more its fighting me 🙈
by John Steed
Fri May 29, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Lower Wishbone
Replies: 28
Views: 1202

Re: Lower Wishbone

Tried heat aswell to the point its burning the Bush

Passenger side slid right out
This one is trying to take the bush with it 😭
by John Steed
Fri May 29, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Lower Wishbone
Replies: 28
Views: 1202

Re: Lower Wishbone

I'm afraid no amount or degree of force or hammering has freed it. Is there another way of getting it out?
by John Steed
Thu May 28, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Lower Wishbone
Replies: 28
Views: 1202

Lower Wishbone

Hi all Spent the whole day trying to remove the lower wishbone so that I can replace the steering rack After a whole day I still cant remove it Can I ask how it has to be done, I've removed the four bolts that go into the floor and removed that bush I've removed it from the lower ball joint It is no...
by John Steed
Sun May 24, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Anyone know what this is?
Replies: 7
Views: 592

Re: Anyone know what this is?

Ofcourse with this in mind, I've discovered the Blue one doesn't have this and just has two normal bolts. Would you advise removing them and fitting the spare plate?
by John Steed
Fri May 22, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Anyone know what this is?
Replies: 7
Views: 592

Re: Anyone know what this is?

Thankyou everyone, that solves the mystery, I'll get it all cleaned back up and bolt the new clutch master in place :)

Thanks Again
by John Steed
Wed May 20, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Anyone know what this is?
Replies: 7
Views: 592

Anyone know what this is?

Does anyone know where this goes? I've got two of them, one came off the White Wolseley when stripping it and one came off the spares car, however i'm not sure where it went, its nice and shiny on one side and rusty on the opposite side so I'm assuming it went through the bulkhead into the engine ba...
by John Steed
Fri May 15, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 150
Views: 16647

Re: Project KPK

Haha finger's crossed your car outlives the guarantee by many years :D

Fitted some fresh sound deadening today as the majority of the old stuff was ruined with damp.

Also started refitting parts of the Dash starting with the Glovebox :D
by John Steed
Fri May 15, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 150
Views: 16647

Re: Project KPK

I've used these LED's, Still has the warm white look aswell :D
by John Steed
Thu May 14, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 150
Views: 16647

Re: Project KPK

Cleaned up the visors and fitted those along with a spare white mirror I've uncovered among some boxes :lol: Nice LED bulb to keep heat off the interior light plastics as I know these can go brittle. Wasted half the afternoon today searching for the washer jets, which I finally found in the Blue Wol...
by John Steed
Tue May 12, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 150
Views: 16647

Re: Project KPK

Fitted the windscreen today Fitted the rubber to the glass first, then the stainless trim to the rubber, which fitted perfect to my surprise :D :lol: Fitted to the car and almost perfect however it's not pulled in 100% perfect at the bottom passenger corner, though I suspect this is because this cor...
by John Steed
Tue May 12, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Gutter Trims
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: Gutter Trims

Good point, I shall do that :D
by John Steed
Tue May 12, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Gutter Trims
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Gutter Trims

Good day all

Does anyone have any suggestions what to use for replacement gutter trims?

I did purchase lengths of gutter trim suited for FX taxi's but it won't fit now the vinyl roof is on, I need something with a slightly wider profile, has anyone used a substitute with success?

Regards, Andy