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by John Steed
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 147
Views: 12004

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: 147
Views: 12004

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: 147
Views: 12004

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: 147
Views: 12004

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: 147
Views: 12004

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: 147
Views: 12004

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: 147
Views: 12004

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: 147
Views: 12004

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: 147
Views: 12004

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: 147
Views: 12004

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: 147
Views: 12004

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: 147
Views: 12004

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: 147
Views: 12004

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: 147
Views: 12004

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: 147
Views: 12004

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: 375

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: 375

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: 375

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: 375

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: 375

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: 375

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: 375

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: 375

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: 375

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: 375

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: 375

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: 375

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: 375

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: 375

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: 288

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: 288

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: 288

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: 147
Views: 12004

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: 147
Views: 12004

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: 147
Views: 12004

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: 147
Views: 12004

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: 185

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: 185

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
by John Steed
Tue May 12, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 147
Views: 12004

Re: Project KPK

Been continuing to add parts over the last few days. Wiper linkage and motor all cleaned up and reinstalled and also repainted the wiper arms :D

Little front end shot also, ignore the Scruffy looking chap haha :lol:
by John Steed
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 147
Views: 12004

Re: Project KPK

I still haven't got a heritage certificate for the Blue Wolseley although I'm guessing it having the 1974 dated glass/trim and the early style rear lights would point to it being an early build. The White Wolseley I do have a certificate for, It was built on 1st July 1975, despatched on the 11th Jul...
by John Steed
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 147
Views: 12004

Re: Project KPK

Thanks Kev. Love to know all these little pieces of information :D
by John Steed
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 147
Views: 12004

Re: Project KPK

Haha It can't be too much of a mess then. Just some cardboard boxes to dispose of and bits of packaging etc :) The rear number plate i'm just about to remake, I've already remade the front plate as I have a box of nos unipart metal plate blanks. So i used the old front as a template for drilling the...
by John Steed
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 147
Views: 12004

Re: Project KPK

Took the Bumper off again today and gave the centre brackets a little persuasion with the grips. Much better fit now :D Also, what's the 3 cables out the back for. One singe orange/red or maybe even plain red cable into a single connector. And two cables red/black into a single connector. I know one...
by John Steed
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 147
Views: 12004

Re: Project KPK

Oh damn, I had feared this as the original bumper looks like it had been ground alittle. I've fettled it the best that I can and it is still tight on the drivers side, though it's not touching the body I can slip a thin piece of card in between. So aslong as it's not touching the body I'll try and l...
by John Steed
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 147
Views: 12004

Re: Project KPK

I really hope the front trims go in much easier haha :lol: Indeed I had noticed that there is already holes for 2 normal speakers or a larger oval speaker in the centre of the rear shelf so I thought I would make use of them :D Today I decided I would fit the new rear bumper as it has the rubber fit...
by John Steed
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 147
Views: 12004

Re: Project KPK

Managed to get the top stainless trim in today. The sides are much harder as you can't slide them up like the top and bottom. I've got them most of the way there, just a couple of areas slipped out. I'm waiting on some curved pick/pry tools to hopefully flick the rubber back over fingers crossed. Ho...
by John Steed
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 147
Views: 12004

Re: Project KPK

If no one's noticed your etching I don't think they'll notice my glass then haha :lol: I pay too much attention to little details as you may have guessed :lol: I haven't checked the harness on the blue one but the backs of the blue ones door cards have a 1974 date stamped on them aswell so I guess t...
by John Steed
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 147
Views: 12004

Re: Project KPK

No Problem at all, I shall probably try that first on the front screen :) I was having a close look at the rear screen today as I had to resolder the connection on as it had broke off in storage. But whilst looking at it, it must be a replacement heated screen as going by the triplex date code it is...
by John Steed
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 147
Views: 12004

Re: Project KPK

From the little I've managed to get on so far, it is extremely difficult. I'll have to raid the rest of the fairy liquid tomorrow :lol: I'm assuming i'm going the right way about it though slotting in from one end and pushing? When it comes to the front screen though I've been advised by a couple of...
by John Steed
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Project KPK
Replies: 147
Views: 12004

Re: Project KPK

Afternoon all, so I've managed after a few hours of struggling to re-install the rear screen. I hope the neighbours weren't in their gardens at the time haha :lol: I've came to the dreaded job of doing the stainless trims, how on earth do these go on? I've managed to slide the bottom one across star...