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Thread: Junkyard Find - Vanden Plas Princess

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    Re: Junkyard Find - Vanden Plas Princess

    Quote Originally Posted by piman
    Hello Ron,

    it is a Van Den Plas, but I think the Princess model was the front wheel drive 1100\13300 model?

    Alec
    The Princess name was used on various cars over the years.

    What's the 13300 model [img]/bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif[/img] - must go like stink - I want one!
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    Re: Junkyard Find - Vanden Plas Princess

    You are talking the difference between an Austin Cambridge (B series) and an Austin Westminster (C series). Nothing is going to be interchangeable except by luck.

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    Re: Junkyard Find - Vanden Plas Princess

    If the car you see is a 3litre automatic, then the diff is a very worthwhile thimg to have. Its the same ratio as a non overdrive Healey, and fitted to an overdrive healey, gives you nicer cruising revs. ( How do I Know ? )

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    Re: Junkyard Find - Vanden Plas Princess

    The car is an automatic, but with a Nissan engine, it is hard to tell what was originally in there.

    Hmm, I wonder if pulling the axle might be a good idea. Na, too much work getting under that thing.
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    Re: Junkyard Find - Vanden Plas Princess

    Quote Originally Posted by healeyneil
    If the car you see is a 3litre automatic, then the diff is a very worthwhile thimg to have. Its the same ratio as a non overdrive Healey, and fitted to an overdrive healey, gives you nicer cruising revs. ( How do I Know ? )
    Whatever it may be, it won't be a 3 litre as they never made a version with that engine.
    The VDP Princess used a 4 litre Rolls engine.
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    Re: Junkyard Find - Vanden Plas Princess

    There certainly was a version of the westmister 3litre with different sheet mertal work at the front. Also Vanden Plas made a coacbuilt hearse with the 3 litre engine, which said "Princess" on its Alloy rocker cover( I had one very briefly)

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    Re: Junkyard Find - Vanden Plas Princess

    Well, ya learn something new every day! Guess there's no reason for me to thnk about pulling that big old Austin I recently found out of the junkyard!
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    Re: Junkyard Find - Vanden Plas Princess

    Quote Originally Posted by healeyneil
    There certainly was a version of the westmister 3litre with different sheet mertal work at the front. Also Vanden Plas made a coacbuilt hearse with the 3 litre engine, which said "Princess" on its Alloy rocker cover( I had one very briefly)
    Yes, you are quite right - I had forgotten the 3 litre in the late 50s before they went 4 litre.
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