Belgian Wedge

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Herve
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Belgian Wedge

Post by Herve » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:13 pm

Hello everyone,

My name is Hervé living in Belgium. thanks for accepting me on this forum
Since last week I'm the happy owner of a 1979 Princess 2.0 HL automatic with 95.000 km.
The car is in good condition but the front and rear windscreens must be replaced.
The car was originally green but the first owner's wife hated this color and they resprayed in grey.
Does someone know where to find new rubbers and the reference of the original color.

Thanks for your answer

Hervé

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Re: Belgian Wedge

Post by Gasman » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:03 pm

The Leyland Princess Enthusiasts' Club have some remanufactured front Windscreen rubbers for sale to members of the club. It's only £10 to join ;

http://www.leylandprincess.co.uk/Membership.htm

They may have a second hand rear screen rubber as well.

Which colour do you need a reference number for, the original green or the grey which could be any shade of grey. The VIN plate on the slam panel should have the colour code on it of the original colour. If you tell us the three letter code we can tell you the colour
Martin
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Oldest known surviving wedge, hand-built 15th Pre-Production Wolseley in June 1974
Last Ambassador down the line in November 1983, Austin Ambassador VDP

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Re: Belgian Wedge

Post by Herve » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:17 am

Hello Martin,

Thanks for the answer. I'll surely become member of the club.

Have a nice day
Hervé

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Re: Belgian Wedge

Post by Vulgalour » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:41 pm

Welcome along and good luck with your Princess.

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Re: Belgian Wedge

Post by Herve » Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:36 am

Hello,

The car is now with the mecanician. I hope to have it next week and take it for a ride. I’ll post photos soon.
Have a Nice weekend
Hervé

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Re: Belgian Wedge

Post by Herve » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:31 pm

Hello,
Is now one month and the car is still with the mecanician. There were no major problems but the front wheels hydragas and a problem with the battery. I hope to sent some pictures of the car before Christmas ;-)

Hervé

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Re: Belgian Wedge

Post by Herve » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:32 pm

Hello,
Is now one month and the car is still with the mecanician. There were no major problems but the front wheels hydragas and a problem with the battery. I hope to sent some pictures of the car before Christmas ;-)

Hervé

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Re: Belgian Wedge

Post by Herve » Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:45 pm

Hello,
Best wiches to all members.
Finally the car is ready for the MOT and should be on the road next month. The hydragas wer sent to Ian KENNEDY in Uk (very good work) the battery problem is now solved (some bad clutch with the rearscreen defroster). the break assistance works normally. So the MOT could be an easy formality
Hervé

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Re: Belgian Wedge

Post by Vulgalour » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:04 pm

Good luck!

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Re: Belgian Wedge

Post by Herve » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:44 pm

Hello
MOT is almost done just a front light and the brake pipe to see again and then on the rad again

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Re: Belgian Wedge

Post by Herve » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:50 pm

Hello,
MOT is ok, insurance is OK, so ready for a ride this weekend, finally!

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Re: Belgian Wedge

Post by Gasman » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:19 pm

Fantastic. Happy motoring.
Martin
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Oldest known surviving wedge, hand-built 15th Pre-Production Wolseley in June 1974
Last Ambassador down the line in November 1983, Austin Ambassador VDP

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Re: Belgian Wedge

Post by Vulgalour » Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:57 pm

Great news! Hopefully that first drive was an enjoyable and uneventful one.

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Re: Belgian Wedge

Post by Herve » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:29 pm

Hello

Incredible! All i've read about this car is true! confortable, easy to drive, good breakingsystem assistance. Highway is a real option.
Now is the most difficult part to come: the painting must be changed. Originally it was green. But the first owner didnt like and she let it painted in grey. the painter seemed having used un brush in one coat of paint. So inside it's green and good quality (dinitrolised). But the cost for make it back green is unaffordable. So I was asking my self about black colour.
What do you think about?

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Re: Belgian Wedge

Post by beiderbecke » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:12 pm

There are new rear windscreens available but they are in Spain and cost £256 plus £86 p&p! The seller also has new rear windscreen rubbers but I didn't keep details...could find them if wanted (I hope)

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Re: Belgian Wedge

Post by 100 Club » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:50 pm

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 order colour on the Princess, usually with gold coachlines and it always looked good 8-)
Princess 2 2000HL, Reynard metallic
Princess 100 Club Special

Daily drive: Rover 25 GTi VVC

Weekend rave: Honda Civic Type R GT

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Re: Belgian Wedge

Post by Gasman » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:50 pm

Hello Hervé

Black looks fantastic on the Princess (& Ambassador) but it does need to be a good job as 100club says and surely that will be just as expensive as painting it green?
Martin
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Oldest known surviving wedge, hand-built 15th Pre-Production Wolseley in June 1974
Last Ambassador down the line in November 1983, Austin Ambassador VDP

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Re: Belgian Wedge

Post by beiderbecke » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:55 pm

Don't forget the black Special Six with the silver coachlines and full length sunroof...very nice cars those.

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