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by Gasman
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Wolseley JLJ 879N
Replies: 37
Views: 6924

Re: Wolseley JLJ 879N

I agree I don’t think double skinning is a good idea albeit You could ensure the double skinned bit was full of waxoyl. I’d repair each corner one by one. When we started repairing the first quarter on Maurice, as we were cutting out the rust, we noticed the cuts closing up as the body flexed so had...
by Gasman
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Wolseley JLJ 879N
Replies: 37
Views: 6924

Re: Wolseley JLJ 879N

Golly. A bit of work there I'm afraid to say Andy but think of the satisfaction when you get to the end...
by Gasman
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Princess 2200hls
Replies: 79
Views: 19817

Re: Princess 2200hls

Forgot to add, I do urge you to ask your specialist what oil he put in. If he says it doesn't matter then I am afraid he doesn't understand B-W boxes and is likely to repeat his error.
by Gasman
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Princess 2200hls
Replies: 79
Views: 19817

Re: Princess 2200hls

There's no inspection chamber/hole on the top of the diff! However, to be fair, with the drive shafts out you can stick your finger in the hole so can see whether there's any oil. As you say, I suspect this was before they filled the box with oil which I do after it's in the car (to save weight on t...
by Gasman
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Princess 2200hls
Replies: 79
Views: 19817

Re: Princess 2200hls

Yes, oil flows from the autotx box. What makes you think it is empty of oi? Transaxle.jpg There is indeed adjustment on the selector cable. Maladjustment would mean you may not be able to get park, the starter inhibitor switch may not function as designed, you may not be able to select 1, possibly, ...
by Gasman
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Princess 2200hls
Replies: 79
Views: 19817

Re: Princess 2200hls

That's not what you expect or pay for from a so-called specialist. The oil in the diff casing is confluent with the auto transmission oil. The total amount of oil, including an empty torque converter, is 7.4 litres. However, when you drain the autogearbox oil 2.9 litres will remain in the TC, so you...
by Gasman
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Princess 2200hls
Replies: 79
Views: 19817

Re: Princess 2200hls

Further to the start of this thread, I presuppose the oil level is correct! I thought your original problem was that it would slip going forwards but no problem reversing. Now it seems to be both going forwards and backwards. What did the 'specialist' replace during his rebuild. Normal reverse but s...
by Gasman
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Wolseley JLJ 879N
Replies: 37
Views: 6924

Re: Wolseley JLJ 879N

Beiderbecke has asked me to post a photo although I know you have already seen it. You will notice it is only the front bit of the panel and not the bit that continues underneath.
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by Gasman
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Wolseley JLJ 879N
Replies: 37
Views: 6924

Re: Wolseley JLJ 879N

Are the previously-red wings rotten?
by Gasman
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: New Year
Replies: 3
Views: 1263

Re: New Year

It sounds as though you have started celebrating the New Year a little early Mr Beiderbecke...

A very Happy New Year to you and to everybody else.
by Gasman
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 1413

Re: introduction

The O series is fine without additives. I personally always use 97 Octane or above (usually Shell Vpower - 98 ) although plenty of people tell me I'm wasting my money. They may well be right but it makes me feel better.
by Gasman
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: xmas greetings
Replies: 2
Views: 1007

Re: xmas greetings

A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!
by Gasman
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 875
Views: 352057

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

I am a firm advocate of electronic ignition. All my cars have had it from my first car in 1969. Condensers are a bit of black magic to me. On my parents' cars (A35 and Fords), before I had my own, the condensers seemed to fail quite frequently with the symptoms being a failure to provide a spark whe...
by Gasman
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: Listing to port side ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

Re: Listing to port side ?

As Beiderbecke says! In addition, if the ride height is incorrect it will affect the tracking. If the height is different on each side it will almost certainly give a pull to one side or the other. If the displacers haven't been re-gassed, I personally recommend you consider that. It's quite expensi...
by Gasman
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: Fuse box layout.
Replies: 5
Views: 1372

Re: Fuse box layout.

Should be plastic trim clips according to the parts manual. Hopefully, shouldn't be difficult to drill out the pop rivets though. I'll check tomorrow on KWaKers.
by Gasman
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 875
Views: 352057

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

Good spot Beiderbecke. I accept it may be an optical illusion but it looks to me as though when you put the carb back on, the gasket may have been damaged at the bottom allowing the carb to be tightened nearer to the manifold, if you see what I mean. The gap between carburettor face and manifold fac...
by Gasman
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 875
Views: 352057

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

That's the join between the carb and the manifiold isn't it? In which case if any debris was sucked in through that leak, which is more than enough to cause your problems, it is distal to the carb and can't possibly block up any of the jets in the carb. It would be sucked into the engine.
by Gasman
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: Thermostat...
Replies: 5
Views: 1469

Re: Thermostat...

I know that because you got the 88 thermostat from an extremely high quality supplier of BL parts but I think it was more to do that your original 82 was duff/opening far too soon rather than the temp difference that cured your problem.
by Gasman
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 875
Views: 352057

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

Oh! That's not what I was expecting. If it's running very weak because the main jet is blocked I would have thought pulling the choke out would improve the situation not worsen it. Shows how little I know..
by Gasman
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: Thermostat...
Replies: 5
Views: 1469

Re: Thermostat...

That's not a BL part number but FTS123 looks correct. I worry that running an 88 thermostat will be a problem in hot weather
by Gasman
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 875
Views: 352057

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

Clever - I haven't heard of that top tip before. I was going to ask whether pulling the choke out again once you started having the problems made any difference but this tip has cured things. Wonder why the jet was blocking when you had a functioning fuel filter in place.
by Gasman
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Suspension problems
Replies: 9
Views: 1836

Re: Suspension problems

Now I remember, I think the previous owner had the cross tube mountings changed (I sold him the mountings!). They were NOS so I think it unlikely those have failed but it could be the pre-tensioning was not done correctly but again, it was done by a competent mechanic so that seems a bit unlikely. A...
by Gasman
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Suspension problems
Replies: 9
Views: 1836

Re: Suspension problems

I've sent you a PM.
by Gasman
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Suspension problems
Replies: 9
Views: 1836

Re: Suspension problems

Any noises from the suspension? When the cross tube mounting bearings fail, it is usually accompanied by bonking noises as you go over bumps. so doesn't really seem to fit your symptoms. Have your displacer units been re-gassed? If not and the nitrogen has all gone from the gas chamber, continued us...
by Gasman
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 875
Views: 352057

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

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.
by Gasman
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: Fuse box layout.
Replies: 5
Views: 1372

Re: Fuse box layout.

I haven't done the job but my experience is that even 5 minute jobs sometimes take 50 minutes if not 5 hours! The rear motor can be accessed by taking off the trim panel on the tailgate and you should then be able to access the electrical connection so you can test the wiring/motor in situ. Let us k...
by Gasman
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: Fuse box layout.
Replies: 5
Views: 1372

Re: Fuse box layout.

I can't remember off hand but yours is an HL, I think, so guess there are a couple of fuses you don't need - central locking, electric windows and the like. Looking at the fuse numbers which ones are you missing?
by Gasman
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Light bulb for auto gear selector
Replies: 4
Views: 1170

Re: Light bulb for auto gear selector

1 The escutcheon is attached with 4 clips that you cannot see. You have to prise it up vertically using a flat bladed screwdriver moving around the escutcheon. 2 The Borg Warner 35 was designed for use with Type F Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF). I Use Castrol but it is expensive. Whichever make ...
by Gasman
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Austin Ambassador
Topic: Wiper Switch 2.0 HL
Replies: 3
Views: 1254

Re: Wiper Switch 2.0 HL

KWacKers (my VDP Ambo) hasn't got intermittent wipers fitted, only a single stroke or the normal 2 speeds. Neither does it have a low fuel warning light which it's supposed to have...
by Gasman
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: front wheel arch liners
Replies: 2
Views: 908

Re: front wheel arch liners

I'm not sure I'm the person to tell you how to do this because I always find it a pig of job (perhaps because I'm not doing it correctly!) Take off the wheel & support the car with a suitable axle stand. There should be 4 self-tapping screws holding the liner in place that need to be removed. They m...
by Gasman
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL
Replies: 875
Views: 352057

Re: 1980 Princess 2 1.7 HL

It’s interesting about using semisynthetic oil. I’d always been told it was a No-no and never really questioned it. Fully synthetic is not a good idea as it stops working if it gets fuel admixed into it which is highly likely on a BL engine! SMG doesn’t use any oil since it’s rebuild so will stick w...
by Gasman
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Displacers and towbar
Replies: 3
Views: 1206

Re: Displacers and towbar

Thanks for the update. Clever you re-gassing your own displacers. It's certainly a worthwhile exercise. Interesting that the MoT is every 8 years in Denmark. A lot can go wrong in 8 years! UK is now MoT completely exempt for cars older than 40 years. Bonkers in my view!
by Gasman
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: FBHVC Survey
Replies: 0
Views: 1204

FBHVC Survey

As some of you will be aware, the club became a member of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs earlier this year. From time to time they conduct surveys their latest has just been launched on National Historic Vehicle Ownership Costs. The more numbers they have the better so please take ...
by Gasman
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Hi - finally bought a wedge :-)
Replies: 2
Views: 1098

Re: Hi - finally bought a wedge :-)

Welcome to the forum and, indeed, to the club. There's lots of friendly help available here for the 'little mishaps' that occur from time to time with BL cars. Have you any details of the 1974 demonstrator your dad owned? Even better if there are any pictures. You certainly have an eclectic taste in...
by Gasman
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Wrong shortcut
Replies: 1
Views: 905

Re: Wrong shortcut

Apologies. I have been trying to repair some bugs in the system - unsuccessfully I might add - so I am sorry the board was down for a lot of Saturday and some of Sunday. You should have had a message saying admin was working on the board but I have no confidence that that was working. If your link s...
by Gasman
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Forum error message????
Replies: 4
Views: 1447

Re: Forum error message????

Apologies that the forum wasn't working last night as I was trying to fix this and other problems. I thought I had but unfortunately, so far I have been unsuccessful. I will try again at a later date. If you get a message like 100club reported when you submit a post if you go back to board index wit...
by Gasman
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Forum error message????
Replies: 4
Views: 1447

Re: Forum error message????

No I can't explain why it happens at all nor why it is also intermittent. In my experience, you do not need to submit twice otherwise you'll get 2 posts. If you go to Board Index after receiving the error you will find the post is there. All very annoying. I have tried to investigate this error not ...
by Gasman
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Wedge Welcomes!
Topic: Hello from Shammers
Replies: 3
Views: 1220

Re: Hello from Shammers

Welcome! You'll find us in Hall 3, stand 500 at the NEC which is behind the Silverstone Auction area.
by Gasman
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: New Zealand Cutaway Princess
Replies: 2
Views: 1052

New Zealand Cutaway Princess

Cutaway_5_800.jpg Someone, on a Facebook page, suggested that this cutaway Princess in New Zealand "Looks as though it has some kind of air conditioning system fitted". He is, of course, incorrect in that this is the Exhaust Emission Control System which was fitted as standard to cars exported to S...
by Gasman
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: SMG413M
Replies: 296
Views: 149455

Re: SMG413M

Even though SMG doesn't have to have an MoT now I put it in today and am pleased it passed. The tester was quite kind because apparently when I re-assembled the front suspension a couple of the ball joint seals hadn't been replaced properly which he put down as a minor defect so that's tomorrow's jo...
by Gasman
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: Tahiti Blue Wolseley JLN 748N
Replies: 26
Views: 6211

Re: Tahiti Blue Wolseley JLN 748N

I've got a bit confused Stephen: JLN, the Tahiti one has a Blue interior. What colour is the interior currently on the Red one? I was assuming Blue also. Although of course it is perfectly feasible that someone may have changed the interior colour it just seems a little odd to me. It's a moderate am...
by Gasman
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: SMG413M
Replies: 296
Views: 149455

Re: SMG413M

Waiting to have the tracking done. At least it was a nice warm sunny day.


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by Gasman
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: SMG413M
Replies: 296
Views: 149455

Re: SMG413M

I investigated the reversing light failure. It was not a disconnected wire on the reverse light/inhibitor switch (as I had hoped). When I rebuilt the engine I replaced the end part of the wiring to the switch which had become very brittle. One of the bullet connectors where the new wire joined up wi...
by Gasman
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: SMG413M
Replies: 296
Views: 149455

Re: SMG413M

At last I've got SMG back on the road. I made a bit of a Horlicks of bleeding the PAS (I didn't read the instructions yet again) so the oil all got a bit aerated but have sorted that now. So took her for a test drive. I was just going to go round our estate but then decided I'd go a little bit furth...
by Gasman
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Princess 1975-1982
Topic: Princess 2200hls
Replies: 79
Views: 19817

Re: Princess 2200hls

If it won't start it obviously will not tick over! We need a little more detail: 1) To start with the absolute basics I think you would have said if the engine won't turn over with the starter key. However, if that is the case, (& assuming the battery is OK!) there may be something wrong with your i...
by Gasman
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: Princess wanted for Harris Mann's 80th Birthday celebrations
Replies: 7
Views: 1969

Re: Princess wanted for Harris Mann's 80th Birthday celebrations

My apologies to our valued overseas members. The mailmerge letter I sent to all current members about this subject (although I did remember to exclude Harris Mann) should have ben edited to exclude those abroad. I thought of it a millisecond after pressing send... The President has a phrase to cover...
by Gasman
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: The 18-22 Series
Topic: SMG413M
Replies: 296
Views: 149455

Re: SMG413M

The suspension's all back together and all torqued up, the PAS lines re-connected, which just leaves the tracking to be done following fitting the new rack. The steering wheel has been refitted with the rack centralised and I've even remembered to tighten up the column-to-rack pinch bolt which can e...
by Gasman
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: New Club Logo
Replies: 16
Views: 3658

Re: New Club Logo

Do you wear it often, Lord Beiderbeck?
by Gasman
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: The thin end of the Wedge
Topic: New Club Logo
Replies: 16
Views: 3658

Re: New Club Logo

I don't think so. Less is more...