A proper introduction...

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YNG700S
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A proper introduction...

Post by YNG700S » Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:38 pm

I thought it was high time I introduced my beloved! I cannot take any glory for her condition; she was restored approx 12 years ago and it still looking fantastic. After standing for 3 years, she’s getting a good recommission with all fluids, brakes, cambelt etc. The opinions on her wheels are somewhat mixed.. some like them, others (including me) do not - a set of the correct steels have been secured thanks to a member of the Facebook group and these will be fitted with the correct wheeltrims which I’ve spent 2 weekends refurbing! I’m a little OCD for details so the correct font number plates, and a set of original British Leyland mudflaps are on their way! I’d like a correct set of Princess floor mats (or even Ambassador ones) so if anyone knows of any let me know! Lastly (because I love them) a set of Lucas LR8 front fogs. Hope you all like her as much as I do, I’m enjoying tinkering with the old girl and speaking to some great people along the way!
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Gasman
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Re: A proper introduction...

Post by Gasman » Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:37 pm

That's lovely Simon.

You are correct that wheels stir different emotions. Personally, I also prefer standard wheels, which includes the optional wedge alloys especially on later models. Another pet hate of mine is tow bars. They may be practical but I think they look utterly hideous but, even with that, it looks stunning in its Oyster paint. Enjoy it.
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Last Ambassador down the line in November 1983, Austin Ambassador VDP

YNG700S
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Re: A proper introduction...

Post by YNG700S » Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:41 pm

Ha ha! The towbar has to stay... her first owner worked at a shipbuilding plant in Scotland and made it from scratch! I’m not horrifically keen on them but as it’s part of her history it has to stay!

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Re: A proper introduction...

Post by Gasman » Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:14 pm

Even with my prejudices I concur with that decision!
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Last Ambassador down the line in November 1983, Austin Ambassador VDP

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Re: A proper introduction...

Post by Montegoman » Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:46 pm

That looks very nice. I don't like the wheels either! Tow bars on the Princess aren't great as they interfere with the number plate positioning but as you say it is part of the history of the car.

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Re: A proper introduction...

Post by YNG700S » Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:10 pm

Thank you all! Recommissioning is slow but sure! I seem to be addicted to buying spares at the moment!

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Re: A proper introduction...

Post by Finchyman » Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:39 pm

Hi, looking really good, I do like the colour. Although I am not keen on the alloys I have fitted none standard wheels to mine which have received some favorable comments and add some period flare.
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