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by Gasman
Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 875
Views: 352034

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL - 06/02 Update

The other thing I thought about after posting is how you were going to 'seal' the light against the rear window. If it is just on the rear parcel shelf the lighting up inside the car every time you brake I would suggest will drive you mad very quickly.
by Gasman
Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 875
Views: 352034

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL - 06/02 Update

Good parking place you found at your old home. Wonder why no one else is parked there..... Speaking from a position of ignorance & other people I am sure will be more knowledgeable, I should check up about using a rear fog light as a high level brake light in the rear window from an MOT point of vie...
by Gasman
Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Aircon in a wedge
Replies: 8
Views: 5752

Re: Aircon in a wedge

I agree it wasn't competing with the Escort but Cortina, lower Granada range. My father had a Granada 3000GLX Estate auto when I got wedgie in '77. He changed that for a Cortina 2.3V6 Ghia Saloon auto in '78. They were an interesting comparison leaving out the Granada was quite a bit more expensive....
by Gasman
Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Aircon in a wedge
Replies: 8
Views: 5752

Re: Aircon in a wedge

Yes, but the SD1, admittedly more expensive, had remote mirror controls and that was announced in 76 and they were always a pain on the near side. I do appreciate they partly got round the problem by not fitting the passenger mirror to all models!
by Gasman
Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1981 2000 HLS Princess 2 - 22/08/2016 Picture Update
Replies: 103
Views: 72446

Re: 1981 2000 HLS Princess 2 - 04/02 Update

I had terrible trouble stopping the overflow from the carbs. New floats, new needle valves and seats, and they still leaked. I had changed the fuel pump and wondered if it was a bit too strong so fitted an in-line fuel pressure reducing valve (£6 or £7 off ebay) which cured the symptoms although adm...
by Gasman
Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Aircon in a wedge
Replies: 8
Views: 5752

Re: Aircon in a wedge

It's a bit harsh for 1975 although I agree, as one who likes toys, they would have been nice. The SD1 managed inside remote controls for the mirrors and electric windows. I had an SD1 in 1979 and it used to drive me mad getting back into the wedge and not being able to adjust the mirrors from inside...
by Gasman
Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Aircon in a wedge
Replies: 8
Views: 5752

Aircon in a wedge

I've been looking through the timeline photos on the Facebook page and was interested in a picture from March 2012: Aircon_Princess.jpg Is this a serious picture or was it a joke? One can see a heat exchanger in front of the radiator and the cooling fan turned so it's in after the radiator rather th...
by Gasman
Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: new member
Replies: 8
Views: 7504

Re: new member

Well there you go! I've been in that car even if I didn't recognise the name of the new member! I agree it's a great car and it gave me the motivation to put mine back on the road. Beiderbecke will have to explain the nom de plume sometime.
by Gasman
Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Bridport Motorhomes Prince Conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 12980

Re: Bridport Motorhomes Prince Conversion

Well I've spent an interesting time looking up what a peep is. Living a sheltered existence I had never heard the term in this context. Well apparently it means people and is an acronym but I can't find out what the p e e p stands for. Can someone enlighten me or is it too rude?! Please note also th...
by Gasman
Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: new member
Replies: 8
Views: 7504

Re: new member

A very warm welcome to you. If you could post a picture of your wedge we would all appreciate seeing it. My wedge is non-standard Blaze but certainly in photos it looks very similar to Vermillion. I love it!
by Gasman
Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Bridport Motorhomes Prince Conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 12980

Re: Bridport Motorhomes Prince Conversion

Oops!

Apologies. Not sure why the plan of the van posted twice. Must be finger trouble.
by Gasman
Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Bridport Motorhomes Prince Conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 12980

Re: Bridport Motorhomes Prince Conversion

Well I spent the worst £9.99 I have ever spent to get this tatty bit of paper! Bridport_2.jpg If you look at the B post the superstructure will stop the door opening. The rear wheel is the same as the maxi and doesn't match the front. More difficult to tell from this reproduction, the perspective of...
by Gasman
Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Bridport Motorhomes Prince Conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 12980

Re: Bridport Motorhomes Prince Conversion

I'm not so sure. The caravan bit of the monstrosities has EXACTLY the same background in each picture. Looks like a Photoshop job to me but I might, of course, be wrong
by Gasman
Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: New Member
Replies: 3
Views: 3466

Re: New Member

I should, of course, have also said keep an eye on eBay. You'd be surprised what comes up from time to time.
by Gasman
Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: New Member
Replies: 3
Views: 3466

Re: New Member

A very warm welcome to a new wedger. We always keen to see a picture of your new acquisition! I have copied from a previous post a list of people to call if you desperately need a part to keep your Wedge on the road: Terry Miller: 01775 767999 . He has many new and used Wedge parts available, includ...
by Gasman
Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Merry Christmas.
Replies: 7
Views: 4925

Re: Merry Christmas.

and to you and beautiful Ireland.
by Gasman
Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Merry Christmas.
Replies: 7
Views: 4925

Re: Merry Christmas.

I didn't know Paul Daniels had a Princess.......
by Gasman
Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Merry Christmas.
Replies: 7
Views: 4925

Re: Merry Christmas.

Likewise a very Merry Christmas to all other Wedge enthusiasts.
by Gasman
Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 875
Views: 352034

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL - 30/11 - Update

I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not so sure.
by Gasman
Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 875
Views: 352034

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL - 30/11 - Update

Fantastic you got the Special seats for a nominal sum! The contrasting piping is a great touch.
Your posts liven up my evenings!
Keep them coming
by Gasman
Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: New Princesses
Replies: 13
Views: 8057

Re: New Princesses

I'm new to facebook, only registering to post on Kev's page. Providing you don't make friends with every one facebook wants you to what's the down side? Great pictures there and somewhere else to have a bit of banter.
by Gasman
Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Harris Mann at the NEC.
Replies: 2
Views: 4478

Re: Harris Mann at the NEC.

Great pictures Kev especially of your Dad's 5 O'clock shadow (P2)
by Gasman
Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: HLS wheel trim colour
Replies: 7
Views: 10590

Re: HLS wheel trim colour

Thank you for that. You are absolutely right; it is deeper and more toned down after lacquering. Still not sure I'm fully happy but will look in the daylight. Thanks for the tip

Martin
by Gasman
Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: HLS wheel trim colour
Replies: 7
Views: 10590

HLS wheel trim colour

Has anyone an idea of a reasonable colour match for the finned plastic wheel trims on an HLS. I've resprayed mine best Halfords wheel silver which is far too bling! Trouble is, being the plonker that I am, I've undercoated them all so don't now have anything to go and match with..... SMG_WheelTrim.j...
by Gasman
Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: SMG413M
Replies: 296
Views: 149454

Re: SMG413M

I thought I had to have new font to pass the Mot! The ones on it when I bought the car off BL were indeed silver-rimmed reflective aluminium reflective plates with raised black plastic letters/digits (which I never liked and immediately changed for plastic). These can be seen to be the ones on siste...
by Gasman
Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: SMG413M
Replies: 296
Views: 149454

Re: SMG413M

Sure is. I note one of the blogs commenting about the wrong style number plates which you also commented on. Even though I always had plastic plates think I'd better get some ally ones!
by Gasman
Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1981 2000 HLS Princess 2 - 22/08/2016 Picture Update
Replies: 103
Views: 72446

Re: 1981 2000 HLS Princess 2 - 29/09 Dash Resto

I'd be surprised if your HL dash was different to this. My prepro (with prototype walnut dash) comes out like your HLS . Is the HL younger than your HLS. Even if it is if BL had changed the dashboard fixation I would have thought they might have done something to get rid of the reflections at the sa...
by Gasman
Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: SMG413M
Replies: 296
Views: 149454

Re: SMG413M

It only happened because of your nuts Kev (if I'm allowed to say that on line)

Martin
by Gasman
Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: SMG413M
Replies: 296
Views: 149454

Re: SMG413M

Picked up wedgie today after the successful MOT. Unfortunately ran out of petrol on the way to get petrol! Worse I'd forgotten to pick up my mobile on the way out so couldn't call for help from the missus. Anyway, it's been a nice day and the walk did me good. I'd put 11 litres into the completely e...
by Gasman
Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: SMG413M
Replies: 296
Views: 149454

Re: SMG413M

Really chuffed SMG passed her MOT. Makes all the effort seem worth while! I'm not picking it up until tomorrow so haven't seen the brake test results but as Dave predicted no comment on the lack of bite. I also think the front discs are probably glazed so a bit of use should help. The fuel leak from...
by Gasman
Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: SMG413M
Replies: 296
Views: 149454

Re: SMG413M

The brakes don't feel spongy so I am assuming the bleeding process was OK they just have no bite. By the way Dave my callipers each have three bleed nipples. Was 2 a slip of the finger or are mine unusual. The rear drums were OK but I put in new linings purely because I had them and changed both cyl...
by Gasman
Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: SMG413M
Replies: 296
Views: 149454

SMG413M

Crunch time on Thursday as SMG goes in for its first MOT for 30 years. I've tried to sort out all the problems but am not holding my breath. Despite changing 80% of the braking system the brakes don't seem to have any bite so we'll see!
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by Gasman
Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1981 2000 HLS Princess 2 - 22/08/2016 Picture Update
Replies: 103
Views: 72446

Re: 1981 2000 HLS Princess 2 - It Has Arrived

Not much to do then!
Makes me realise the re-commissioning I'm doing is a breeze in the park by comparison.
Good luck

Martin
by Gasman
Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: PRINCESS WANTED FOR MAGAZINE PHOTO SHOOT.
Replies: 6
Views: 4332

Re: PRINCESS WANTED FOR MAGAZINE PHOTO SHOOT.

Sorry, can't do this yet, Kev. Not MOT'd yet albeit hope to have it done by then but don't want to commit to something I can't guarantee.......

Martin
by Gasman
Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: New Member
Replies: 5
Views: 5264

Re: New Member

Chassis number is a Morris. Not sure of original trim or bonnet shape but the car was upgraded to Wolseley spec before the launch in March'75. Strangely it was converted at that stage to trapezoidal headlights and I suspect it may have had a front similar to the enclosed photo albeit it apparently h...
by Gasman
Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: New Member
Replies: 5
Views: 5264

Re: New Member

I know it looks a bit like vermillion but the colour is actually Blaze which of course was never a standard Princess colour.

Martin
by Gasman
Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: New Member
Replies: 5
Views: 5264

New Member

Hi all I'm Martin and I am just introducing myself as a new member of this forum - very long overdue! I have owned the same wedge since 1977 although it has been off the road for 30+ years after an accident. It was first registered July 1974 as a Wolseley although rebadged to a Princess HLS before I...